Friday, February 4, 2011

Photo Tip of the Day - Do not shoot always at Eye Level

When creating images shoot from different angles and levels. Shooting from down under the subjects show strength, superiority, authority or seems to be taller. Shooting from a higher point shows inferiority and subjects seem to be shorter. This applies to buildings, people, objects, etc., shoot from different angles, move around, different heights and put extra though into creating perspective.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Photo Tip of the Day - Sunsets

Exposure is the key to capturing an amazing sunset. All Sunsets are unique. Adjusting your exposure setting by one or two stops will work. Under exposing will result in more saturated colors. Shoot in aperture mode and try different exposures Use different lenses, wide angles can help you capture great landscape shots and a zoom will help you feature the sun.

Pine Glades Lake

There are many interesting places in the Everglades National Park for Photography.  But one of the best-kept secrets in the entire park is probably Pine Glades Lake.  There are no signs indicating where to turn.  Pine Glades Lake is located between Pinelands Trail and Pa-Hay-Okee.  It’s the third road to the left after the entrance to the park.  The dirt road to Pine Glades Lake winds for about half a mile to the lake. 

As soon as you arrive you can park your car and set your camera to start shooting.  Pine Glades Lake is a great place to photograph the sunset.  You can literally set up your tripod at the edge of the lake and start shooting.  You can do close ups, panoramas, landscapes and portraits.  Take out your zoom, your wide angle and a fish eye, you can do them all.  The colors are amazing and you can continue shooting up to 35 minutes after sunset, so do not leave, you might just be missing the best shots.  Oh, one more thing, do not forget the mosquito repellent or you will be eaten alive.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Photo Tip of the Day - Be Always Ready

Have your camera always ready and take lots of pictures, be sure the camera is ON and the lens cover is in your pocket. If you see a good picture, take it, but also wait, an even better one may come in a few seconds. Be sure to have your exposure, focus and framing ready while you wait for the perfect image. Hold you camera at eye level, better than loosing the shot.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Photo Tip of the Day - Color

Color affects the way images look, use it in a creative way. Red will create a warm feel. Create images where color contrasts, like red & green or yellow & blue, contrasting colors add tension or drama. Using different shades of the same color create a sense of harmony. Bright sunlight gives colors a saturated feel. Noon light has bluer qualities while dawn and dusk light produce warmer tones.