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Photography 101

thinking about going manual? Intrigued by shooting in raw? Puzzled what to do in low light situations? Frustrated by blurry photos? Here’s where you’ll find the answers to your burning questions.

The Ultimate Guide To Mastering Natural Light Photography

The Ultimate Guide To Mastering Natural Light Photography

Light is one of the key ingredients in a photograph. In this natural light photography tutorial, you’re going to learn how to make the most of the natural light that is so abundantly available to you. And to discover natural lighting is all about embracing the light. Using natural light is exciting because you cannot control it. It is what it is. Yet another aspect you need to adapt to.

4 Essential Principles of Composition in Photography

4 Essential Principles of Composition in Photography

Why learning a few rules of composition won’t make your pics any better and what to do instead. Composition is how you arrange all the elements in the outside world in your frame to make an interesting and appealing photograph. Photo composition is a very powerful tool. And the good news is you can improve your composition without even understanding anything about your camera.

9 Tips on How to Get a Grip on Capturing Motion in Photography

9 Tips on How to Get a Grip on Capturing Motion in Photography

Capturing motion in photography can be quite a challenge. When things are in motion you need to act quickly and go with the flow at the same time. But photographing movement can also be very fulfilling and exciting because it shows us aspects of life that are otherwise not seen by the human eye. There are basically 2 ways to go about capturing motion in photography. You can decide to …………..

10 Tips for Wonderful Low Light Photography Without Flash or Tripod

10 Tips for Wonderful Low Light Photography Without Flash or Tripod

Don’t you just love a dark and moody scene out in the street or a low light landscape during sunset or a face illuminated by the warm light from a candle? It makes you wanna know how to photograph in the dark, doesn’t it? But shooting in low light without a flash comes with its own set of challenges. Like what are the best camera settings for low light? What’s the best camera ……….

People Photography Tips & Tutorials

Photographing people is often considered as one of the more challenging subjects. you’re in luck…photographing people is my specialty! so I’ve got you covered with these articles full of people photography wisdom.

7 Key Tips for Photographing Children Documentary Style

7 Key Tips for Photographing Children Documentary Style

The defining element in kids photography in a documentary style is your mindset as the one who is photographing children. Sure a nice camera helps but it’s you that makes it fun for them or not. It’s you who is documenting life as it unfolds. And how you approach that is what makes the difference between lifeless photos and the ones you’ll treasure 20 years from now. 

Travel Photography Tips & Tutorials

Be sure to read these articles before your next trip! It’s all there…the most common travel photography mistakes, stunning sunset photography, wildlife photography, how to keep everything safe, etc.

8 Essential Apps for the Best Travel Photos

8 Essential Apps for the Best Travel Photos

For me, photography apps are my friendly little helpers and you can never have enough of those. Whether I’m traveling with my DSLR or I rely on my iPhone for my travel pics travel photography apps will help me to create the best images possible. I’ve put together a list of travel photography apps I’ve come to rely on when I’m traveling to help you do the same.

7 Wildlife Photography Tips: How to Take the Best Safari Pictures

7 Wildlife Photography Tips: How to Take the Best Safari Pictures

Let me start off by saying that I’m by no means experienced in wildlife photography. I’m a people photographer. Yet, I have to admit that while doing the research my ambitious photography heart wanted to become a wildlife photographer. You know, no matter what field of photography I get into I want to be my best self. I was tempted to spend a fortune on the longest lens available.

Editing & Organizing Tips & Tutorials

From organizing to editing. we will leave no stone unturned with in-depth lightroom & snapseed tutorials, organizing on your phone and laptop and how to make a photo album.

 

How to Create the Best Travel Photo Album in 8 Easy Steps

How to Create the Best Travel Photo Album in 8 Easy Steps

Why would you go through the trouble of creating a travel photo album when you have all the files safely stowed away on your computer? Well, for one thing, computers crash and phones get stolen. When you do not have a watertight backup system and most people don’t, you might lose your precious memories.
But that’s not the most important reason……….

Phone Photography Tips & Tutorials

Need help making the best out of your phone camera? That always by your side camera can do much more then you think! Discover here how to make great photos with your smartphone.

Photography Quotes

The words from our greatest photographers inspire me to write more in-depth about a certain photography topic resulting in articles about quotes by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ansel Adams, Alfred Eisenstaedt and others.

Do You Think We See The Same?

Do You Think We See The Same?

Photography Quotes to Inspire and Delight, a monthly series on the Photography Playground. This months photography quote is by the American landscape photographer Ansel Adams. “A Good Photograph is Knowing Where to Stand.” There are many moving parts when you’re making a photograph. And one of them is your point of view, the place where you stand.

Shoot What You Love, Love What You Shoot

Shoot What You Love, Love What You Shoot

Photography Quotes to Inspire and Delight, a monthly series on the Photography Playground. This months photography quote is by Burk Uzzle: “Photography is a Love Affair with Life.” There’s no other medium that’s so intricate and detailed in showing us the wonder of being human and alive on this planet. At its best, photography touches and connects us on a deeply human level.

Photography Projects

Need a little inspiration? Don’t know what to shoot next? Reading these interviews will spark your motivation & imagination! come along while we discover the intriguing worlds of photographers just like you.

Nature Encourages Me To Click

Nature Encourages Me To Click

This month’s blog takes us into the wonderful world of India. More specifically, to a little village next to the Mahanadi River, called Athmallik. This magical village is the source of inspiration and encouragement for Arpita to document the mesmerizing world around her. Arpita´s home town is surrounded by hills, deep forests, and water. “I have been surrounded and inspired by this since my childhood.”……

Photography Fulfills Me

Photography Fulfills Me

In our monthly blog about Obsessions & Fascinations Philine Bernard shares her fascination for nature, traveling and the outdoors. When she grabs her camera she can just shoot for hours. Photographing never bores her and she can lose herself in the moment completely. This creates calmness for her and she gets in a different headspace altogether.

Photography Is My Life

Photography Is My Life

This month’s interview is especially beautiful for me since the person being interviewed is not only an amazing, unique photographer, she is also my number one example in life. The person sharing her story today with you is Karin van Mierlo, an artist, a teacher but above all, my mom. She always had the feeling that she didn’t choose photography, photography chose her.