Fill flash — Photography podcast # 4

This pod­cast is ded­i­cated to fill flash in por­trai­ture. When do you want to use fill flash? You want to use fill flash when­ever your subject’s face can use a bit of extra light. If you don’t see the player below, click here to learn how to use fill flash in pho­tog­ra­phy. Pic­tures accom­pa­ny­ing this pod­cast will be uploaded shortly.

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast tran­script #4 podcast #3 — Traditional photography versus digital photography

This is an opin­ion pod­cast ded­i­cated to a ques­tion that gets asked over and over again; which is bet­ter tra­di­tional pho­tog­ra­phy or dig­i­tal pho­tog­ra­phy? I try not to hedge and give straight up answers. Is tra­di­tional pho­tog­ra­phy bet­ter than dig­i­tal pho­tog­ra­phy? Click to listen.

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast tran­script # 3

Focus on the eyes

Today’s small tip to bet­ter your pho­tog­ra­phy is a sim­ple yet cru­cial one and the title of this post really explains it all. Por­traits are the most com­mon type of pho­to­graph that peo­ple take. Peo­ple con­tstantly ask me to eval­u­ate their pho­tos that they think are amaz­ing. 50% of the time when there is a per­son in the pho­to­graph their eyes are not sharp. This DESTROYS the shot. When tak­ing a por­trait, focus on the eyes. Don’t focus on their nose or their hair, focus on their eyes. If their head is turned toward the cam­era, focus on the eye that is clos­est to the camera.

That said, I’m sure to get “but Marko what if I want to try some­thing funky and keep the sub­ject blurry to get an effect”. In that case you can do what­ever you want to do, because that is your inten­tion. You gotta know the rules before you can break the rules.

Depth of field — Photography podcast # 2 —

Our sec­ond pod­cast is ded­i­cated to depth of field. We dis­cuss in pretty good depth how to become more cre­ative with depth of field. These 2 pho­tographs below illus­trate the dif­fer­ences between smaller and larger depths of field. Remem­ber: A smaller aper­ture like F 16 results in both the back­ground and the fore­ground being pretty sharp. A larger aper­ture like F 2.0 results in a sharp fore­ground and unsharp back­ground. If you’d rather read the dif­fer­ences instead of lis­ten­ing to the pod­cast below, a good depth of field expla­na­tion is located here.

F-16 — Large depth of field. Image sharp throughout.

F-2.0 — Shal­low depth of field. Only the fore­ground is sharp

If you see the player, use the player below to lis­ten to the pod­cast — it’s faster. If you don’t see the player click the link below.

You can down­load our sec­ond pod­cast here.

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast tran­script #2

Welcome to the first podcast!

I’m Marko the Admin of and in this our first pod­cast I’ll tell you a lit­tle bit about myself as well as pro­vide a pho­tog­ra­phy tip. This week’s tip is about con­trol­ling the background.‚

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