Capital Photography Center Blog
March 23, 2016
At long last, spring has sprung! We like to use the cherry blossoms as our indicator. It’s just not spring until the blossoms open and with today as the beginning of peak bloom, spring is here.
We asked some of our instructors to share their favorite tips for photographing in springtime. We think you’ll get some great ideas and some sure fired inspiration. Read on and enjoy these tidbits from Karen Messick, E. David Luria, Corey Hilz, Emily Carter Mitchell, Donna Vance and more…Read More
January 19, 2016
WIth today's DSLR’s, you not only have the ability to shoot better still images but you also have the capability of shooting HD video too.
The idea of shooting video can be a bit daunting at first because you are adding in the whole idea of motion. Your subject can move, you can move… it’s a whole new world. To get started with DSLR video and develop your movie-shooting skills, here are some important settings and techniques to consider using.Read More
November 18, 2015
Each year at the same time, everyone in your household gets a little anxious knowing the dreaded holiday photo is coming up. You say, “Cheese!” and they stare at you blank faced from their spot on the sofa. But why not change it up this year and turn it into something fun?
As a professional photographer, I have taken countless pictures specifically for people’s holiday cards and with a few tips, you too can take photos that are picture perfect while at the same time making it an anticipated tradition.Read More
October 28, 2015
We’re often asked if mirrorless cameras (sometimes referred to as ILC- Interchangeable Lens Cameras) are as good as DSLR cameras. The answer of course depends on which mirrorless and which DSLR. A better question might be which is best for you and the answer to that depends on what you photograph and how you need your camera to perform for you.
Lets take a closer look at some important considerations when deciding between a mirrorless or DSLR camera.Read More
September 30, 2015
You find yourself on a beautiful day at a wedding for your favorite niece and one of the first things you notice when you arrive is the team of wedding photographers covering in the event. Dressed all in black and handling some expensive gear, you think to yourself, “maybe this is a job I can do.” It seems like an easy enough gig- one day of work, everyone is happy and smiling and you are making good money. So why not give it a try?
Like any profession, there are pros and cons. It’s a rewarding yet difficult job and not everyone is cut out for it so before you jump in, consider what it takes.Read More
September 9, 2015
Photographing your own children can be a daunting task. They are seldom cooperative at any age and learning which camera settings to use offers even more of a challenge. How does one navigate these waters and arrive on the other side with images that capture their personality and those every day moments that will be gone before you know it?
Here are 10 tips to help any parent take better images of your children regardless of their age or the type of camera.Read More
July 28, 2015
Your camera and lens(es) are a foreign country and speak a language all their own. Until you are willing to learn the language your lenses speak, fluently I might add, your attempts at picture making will require constant translation. The road to speaking and seeing fluently is made much shorter when you put the language of your lenses to work, week in and week out. Here's how...Read More
July 8, 2015
Sometimes as photographers we loose momentum or find ourselves in a rut lacking creativity or motivation, or worse, both.
Other times, we need to commit to practice a particular skill but lack the discipline to do so letting other things in our lives take precedent.
These are the best times to start a personal project. You’ll find it will improve your photography, and might help you move past your comfort zone or broaden your skills so why not plan yours now and get started.Read More
June 18, 2015
Today’s photographers have access to an incredible amount of information by way of Apps making it easier to be in the right place at the right time to capture the best light.
There’s a world of apps out there but here are some of our favorites that help us plan. Give them a look and see which work for what and how you like to shoot.Read More
May 27, 2015
Panning is a fun way to imply speed and movement and give a totally different look to an otherwise plain and ordinary scene. As your subject moves across an area, you follow it with your camera using a slow, steady, sweeping motion and fire a shot (or several) to capture them against a blurred background.
Enjoy these 10 tips to perfect your panning.Read More
May 6, 2015
Researching an article on Street Photography I came across this article by Eric Kim. It's an enjoyable read and brings up some interesting points about the topic.
Since Eric shares this as an "Open Source" and encourages sharing as a way to educate, I decided to share it with you and hope you find his take on the matter insightful.Read More