Tips & Tricks

Photography is all about capturing a moment in time. But sometimes your subject is moving faster than others. Welcome to my world, where everything is moving at break neck speed. With racing it’s all about showing that the car or bike is actually moving. The general rule of thumb is that if you can see the sidewall of the tire, or what brand of tire the car has, there should be some...
If you are lucky enough to be going on a safari sometime in the near future, and want to take great photos, you might be wondering how best to capture this once-in-a-lifetime type of vacation.   I recently returned from my first African safari and want to share my best photography tips with you.   1.     Bring the right gear.  One of the most-asked questions...
Right before leaving on my trip to Africa, I decided to try out the new Lexar JumpDrive C20i flash drive. Little did I know at the time, this pocket-sized tool would be an amazing travel companion for me during my two weeks in Tanzania. My iPhone and iPad are always right at the brink of their memory capacity, but I wanted to bring a lot of movies to watch on the plane. Since JumpDrive C20i lets...
As a fashion photographer, my ultimate passion is bringing out the beauty and soul of every subject I photograph, while also making the clothes stand out! If you’re looking to create iconic fashion portraits, you might try some of these simple techniques to make your images sing:   1. Find Inspiration: It is important to start out with a vision for your shoot. What story...
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Looking for a little (photography) love this month? We asked several world-renowned Lexar Elite Photographers how and why they fell in love with what they do. See what they have to share… and get inspired 1. “More than anything, I love the creative aspect of photography, from seeing the image in my mind, to capture, and finally, processing the finished...
“For me a photograph is most successful when it doesn’t answer all the questions, but leaves something to the imagination.” - Greg Gorman     Whenever I’m asked to share my photography insights, I feel what I best have to offer is my approach to creating a connected portrait; not only from a lighting perspective, but through the entire process. So here goes:...
A young Maasai warrior near Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzani. I wanted to convey a sense of this man’s world, a rather solo figure in this stunning landscape near the Serengeti.  Technical Information: Olympus E-M5, 12mm f2 lens, 20 seconds f2, 800 ISO,  Lexar Professional 600x SD card Leading workshops gives you an interesting insight into the hopes and aspirations of photographers...
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Selecting a memory card might seem like a complicated process, but knowing some key pieces of information can help make selecting the right memory card easy. In addition to understanding the different memory card formats and related terminology, photographers and videographers must also consider their use case and workflow to ensure they choose the right technology to meet their needs. Common...
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  The other day I was watching a movie in 3D. Quite an experience and one that I know many of you have experienced yourself. But it begs the question: How do we get a 3D look when working in a 2D medium like photography? Let’s take a look at five ways we can accomplish this.   1. Think about adding as many layers to your scene as possible. Perhaps the easiest and most...
1. Make sure your camera and lenses are acclimated to the outdoor temperature. What this means is that if you’re coming from a warm hotel and walk out into very cold or freezing weather, your equipment is going to fog up. If this happens you have a great chance messing up all the images. What we try to do is keep our equipment near an open window to keep it from getting too warm. Another...