Lyndsey Goddard’s top 8 wedding photography tips

Lyndsey Goddard describes herself as a documentary wedding photographer – that might not sound very different to simply being a wedding photographer, but her approach is fresh and candid.

Find your identity; Read the situation, and always accept tea; Hide in plain sight; Be spontaneous; Wait for the small moments; Plan key shots in advance; Work with the available light; Use a second body for speed
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Lyndsey Goddard’s top 8 wedding photography tips
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6 Black and White Photography Tips to Take to the Streets

Long before YouTube and Instagram, photojournalists spearheaded the street photography movement. With only black and white film at their disposal, they leveraged colorless elements to help others understand their subjects through light, contrast, texture, and composition.

Like these early journalists, modern-day street photographers aim to accurately capture their surroundings in the context of whatever time and place they’re shooting. Great street photography captures both the significant and the simple, and can be taken anywhere people are found going about their lives.

Here are a few tips to up your own black and white street photography game.
Train Your Eye — Find Depth In Shadows — Focus On The Details — Change Your Perspective — Play With Light — Leverage Low Light

by Louisette Pamerleau | Shot on an Olympus OM-D
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by Jair Hernandez Villarreal | Shot with an Olympus OM-D Camera | M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 Lens
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by Gerard D. Santiago | Shot with an Olympus OM-D Camera | M.Zuiko 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 Lens
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by Francesca Maso | Shot with an Olympus OM-D Camera | M.Zuiko 12-40mm F2.8 PRO Lens
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by Kristen America Berry | Shot with an Olympus OM-D Camera | M.Zuiko 12-40mm F2.8 PRO Lens
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6 Black and White Photography Tips to Take to the Streets
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Technical Solutions | D500 TIPS

Technical Solutions | D500 TIPS
Introducing shooting tips for D500 users

D500Tips05aUseful Features
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Sports AF Edition
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Movie Edition
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D500Tips05bTechnical Solutions | D500 TIPS



How to look great in photos

How to look great in photos: from personal snaps to street style
Written by Nicoleta Parascan.

” There’s no point in denying it, we’re currently living in such a visual world that the simple act of taking pictures is no longer just about capturing a specific moment. Today we all want our very best versions to represent us in front of the camera and looking good – great even – in photographs became somewhat of an one and only goal. After all, a photo is what stands between us and the rest of the digital world. …”

pose001Doina Ciobanu of The Golden Diamonds striking a pose

” … Aside from a good camera, looking good in photos is mostly influenced by your ability to pose and that’s exactly why you should feel comfortable with yourself and keep an open mind whenever facing the camera lens. Relaxing and posing naturally is a great first step in achieving the best results, the rest is a matter of practice. …”

pose002Photo: Doina Ciobanu shot by Lightaholic.

” … In photography light is almost like magic. It can make or break a photograph, it’s unpredictable yet so unique and it can be used to your advantage. But to find the perfect light, you must permanently seek it outdoors and forget about the indoors for as much as possible. … “

pose003” … Finding a great background weights just as much in the overall aspect your photograph gains, so make sure to choose one that complements both your outfit and your concept for the entire shoot. You can seek a background that effortlessly enriches the colors, prints or patterns of your outfit, or one that fits the specific style you are portraying at the time. Think old, vintage buildings as a way of enhancing the charm of a retro look for example. … “

” … The angle of the camera shouldn’t give you too much trouble, but at the same time it shouldn’t be treated with less importance than any of the aspects already mentioned above. You should constantly be aware of where the camera is in order to make the best out of the shooting experience. A chest height is ideal as it helps avoid deformation, while at the same time prevents you from loosing important inches. …”

pose004Making use of props: blogger Nicole Warne.

” … Some people have turned the use of props into a real art and as long as you can benefit from their presence there’s absolutely nothing wrong in sharing the frame with a statement bag, a nice bouquet of flowers, a set of colorful balloons or a lovely bicycle. It’s all about fitting the right elements in your story and making the most of them. Get creative, have fun and the rest will just follow. …”

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Other helpful Tips & Tricks at fashionising

Infrared Photography Inspirations and Tips

irphoto01 irphoto02 irphoto03 irphoto04“… The cheap solution for infrared photography is to use processed E-6 film strip as filter. The filter you want to use completely depends on your desire for getting results. There are many filters available in the market but B+W 77nm 093 F-PRO is quite good in removing the visible spectrum.
The Best way to do infrared photography is to convert your camera into an IR one. This gives more space for doing your photography. DSLR’s have low-pass filter which block the infrared light, so by replacing this filter with infrared sensitive one. By doing this, the camera becomes highly sensitive to IR light, as it is to Normal light. …”

by Mohamed Rias at

Street Style Photography Tips | by Tommy Ton

Quick & Composed: Even though this was snapped very quickly, everything about this image is well composed—the hands in his pockets with a bracelet showing, tattoo sleeves playing off the Hawaiian print, and the vest and chain in between to keep contrast.

Lighting: The pink tint on her garment is caused by a nearby balloon, which acts as a makeshift color gel in the sunlight. It is a nice surprise that gives this image an extra touch.

Background: Colored backgrounds can either make an image more interesting or make it look too crowded. In this case, the red goes very well with her blue. No colored seamless needed.

Be the director: Duo shots where two people are synchronized and their outfits play off each other can give the singular image a little backstory.

The subject is usually the one that is moving—but in this case, it is the traffic in the background that is in motion. By continuous capturing, you are able to have different background options as your subject stays still.

Sometimes one accessory can be in the way of another, or physical gestures can look rather awkward. By closely following one subject, you ensure that you capture them in the most perfectly composed way.

Background: When a subject wears strong and vibrant colors, it is good to create negative space by capturing the image against a neutral backdrop. This allows viewers to focus on the garments’ details.

Depth of field: Shooting this image at f/5.6 assures that the background is blurry but maintains its overall texture. It plays on the green bush in the background that invokes the sea and shark print on her shirt.

Background: I just love how she stands out among the people in the background, who are wearing monochrome or solid colored outfits. It definitely makes her get noticed more than she already does.

Speed: A high shutter speed allows me to capture the movement of silky, flowing garments like this one.

Focus & Depth of Field: The details on her belt and necklace stand out—and shot at f/5.6, the background does not compete for attention.

Lighting: Bright garments look outstanding in daylight—I like how all of the colors just pop in this image, whether they are in the foreground or background.

Background/Speed: Finding a solid background with no distractions is one of the keys to capturing the look you want. It’s important to keep snapping as your subject walks in order to secure him or her with a solid background in at least one of the frames.

Be the director: Each accessory combined with the outfit makes the image more interesting. I always wait for them to play off of each other—it compiles the perfect capture.

Zoom: A 18-200mm lens allows the flexibility to focus on details or capture the whole look.

Lighting: The shadows in this image make the subjects more dramatic and engrossing.

When accessories come together they make the image engaging. Each piece drives the viewer’s eye from one to the other.

Background: I like to play with the objects in the background to coordinate with the details on each subject’s outfit.

Speed: The continuous shooting feature means I can capture subjects who are walking quickly, so I always grab the perfect moment.

Angles: I try to photograph my subjects from many different angles to find the best way to showcase their accessories.


Brenizer Method

” So, there was this crazy technique I came up with and streamlined a few years ago to use the effects of a multi-layer panorama, combined with fast lenses shot wide-open, to achieve depth-of-field impossible with current lenses. Ever wanted to shoot with a 24mm f/0.4? This technique gives you the opportunity. ”