Capital Photography Center Blog
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
April 14, 2015
As with most forms of photography, macro imagery benefits from having a strong main subject; a subject that stands out and keeps the attention of the viewer. One approach to strengthening your main subject is by ensuring that you background does not compete with it. A few techniques can help you better control and subdue your backgrounds.Read More
March 25, 2015
This winter was cold and snowy and lasted far too long but it’s Spring now and we have months of warm weather and colorful flowers ahead of us. We can hardly wait for the first tulip to bloom or the rose bushes to hang heavy with flowers. The season is just beginning, so here are some tips to help you enjoy many months filled with beautiful flower and garden photographs!Read More
February 11, 2015
We can’t wait for spring but with a few more weeks of winter to get through why not look at ways to improve our photos now so when the season is here we’ll have those tools to work with. Think of the areas that could use some improvement and whether it’s Lighting, Post Processing, Composition or Shooting, we’ve got you covered with classes that will help.Read More
January 21, 2015
We’re often asked about memory cards; what’s a good brand, what does the Class rating mean, what is a good read/write speed for your camera, best practices for card handling and more. We hope this article will help clarify things.
If you’ve shopped for a memory card recently, the options can be overwhelming but with a little information, you can make a better decision and choose the card that’s best for you.Read More
December 26, 2014
Now is the perfect time to review your collection of photos from last year and ask yourself what you can do to take your photography to the next level. Look at what you did well and what you can improve on, and with that information, make a few goals.Read More
December 17, 2014
Holiday decorations give us some of the best opportunities to capture festive, colorful and creative photos, so grab your camera and find some holiday magic to fill your frame. A few tips will help you tap in to the creative side of your brain for more exciting shots.Read More
October 16, 2014
As the most colorful season, it’s no surprise that fall is a favorite for photographing. Whether you’re planning family photos or an engagement session, a day trip to Skyline Drive or a hike to a waterfall, fall offers something for everyone. Enjoy these tips for more colorful captures.Read More
October 1, 2014
Although Lightroom’s Develop Module is extremely powerful there are plenty of reasons that we would need to take our images into Photoshop. First and foremost is the ability to very accurately enhance local areas of an image. While Lightroom’s Graduated Filter, Radial Filter, and Adjustment Brush are quite robust, they pale in comparison to the capabilities of Photoshop.
Adobe has made exporting images from Lightroom to Photoshop and back a snap! Here's how.Read More
September 15, 2014
Composing strong, compelling photos takes practice and although some people have a better eye naturally, we all have the ability to improve our skills and “see” stronger images.
Regardless of what you like to shoot, keeping a few basic things in mind when composing can help you improve your eye and capture better photographs.Read More
September 4, 2014
You’re out at an event enjoying the celebration and casually taking photos of the happenings. Later, you realize you can use a few of the images in your online portfolio and a few you can present to a client. Problem is, you don’t have the people in the photographs permission. You wonder if you can you use the images without it or if you need a signed model release.
Just exactly what is a model release and when do you need to use one?Read More