Free Tutorials & Techniques
Photography-Tutorials.net is a free resource set up to provide digital photography tutorials. The website is mainly tailored towards the beginner or intermediate photographer, but enthusiasts of any level may find a few tips here! Although the website is for digital users a lot of the tutorials will still apply to film photography.
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How to photograph lightningLightning and thunderstorms are spectacular events but very difficult to photograph correctly. In this tutorial I'm going to offer a few tips to get some good shots of this unique natural phenomenon. Problems with lightning photography Getting the right shot often involves a lot of luck as each bolt of lightning can differ in brightness and intensity, so getting the proper exposure can be tough. You may get few chances at photographing lightning, you have no control over where the lightning will appear. Depending on the shot you want to frame up you may be in some danger in a storm (or your expensive camera could be!). Capturing lightning requires a high quality camera and lens. Equipment needed Digital camera with bulb mode. Shutter release cable Lenses with a range between 24mm and 150mm. Fixed focal prime lenses are than a zoom for this. Tripod with the ability to attach and detach the camera quickly. Storms can dissipate quickly so every minute counts when trying to take your shot. Tips Make sure your lens is clean and have no scratches - lightning is very bright and will show up any imperfections ...Read More
Gig / Music / Event Photography
Last year I was asked to photograph Speyfest, an amazing music event in Scotland. I relished the chance to photograph some great bands on a big stage, but it was quite challenging considering the low light available in the Speyfest tent!Here are some of the things I found that helped me get some good shots! See the photos opposite. Don't use a ...Read More
How to photograph the Moon
Photographing the moon can be tricky. Last year I had a go at it and it was a complete disaster with the moon looking like a big bright blurry mass in the sky. After a bit of trial and error I discovered how to take nice shots of the moon. Please see the two examples to the right. The right lens The first thing you need is a powerful zoom ...Read More
How to take sharp photographs
A few friends who bought DSLR's recently asked me for some tips on how to get sharp images. Here are the tips I gave them. A tripod is a must! If you're going for absolute sharpness always use a tripod! The tripod will hold the camera much more steadily than you can eliminating camera shake when the photo is taken. You can even use a shutter ...Read More