The Comprehensive Wedding Photography Equipment List
Wedding photography is not only an art form, but it also makes for a viable career in photography. Wedding photographers are able to do what they love while their work is also greatly appreciated. A good wedding photo serves as a memento and a tangible representation of a very special day, for years to come. In order to best serve your client however, it is essential that you are equipped to meet their needs while giving them the impression that you are 100% confident in your skill set (despite how difficult the church may be to light). That’s exactly why we put together an...
Looking for a new hobby? Digital photography for beginners is easy and instantly rewarding. All you need is a camera and the entire world becomes your muse. Outdoorphoto has a wide range of cameras for sale. Here are 3 great tips to help create awesome photos from the get-go.
1. Go Back To The Simple Things
In digital photography for beginners, it’s important to keep things simple if you want instant results. The simpler the background is, the easier it is to create a focused shot that gives the main subject the most importance.
You don’t have to worry about colours, because the background is plain! You don’t have to...
A hands-on field review – Part 2
In part 1 of this review I dealt with the general specifications, a comparison table with a similar lens from a main competitor, and the performance of the lens in a birding and wildlife environment.
In this Part 2 I will discuss my findings when using this lens ina sports environment, and more specifically cricket and motorsport, as well as my final conclusions. Reference to the results from the tests on birds and wildlife are made regularly in this review, please refer to Part 1 if required.
As a fully accredited media photographer with Cricket South Africa, I...
…in the Kruger National Park
In two of our previous posts we shared with you our top five roads to drive to see wild dogs and cheetah in the Kruger National Park. You can read them here: https://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/blog/spot-a-pack-of-wild-dogs.html and here: https://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/blog/spot-a-cheetah-in-the-kruger-national-park.
A leopard looks right at the camera from the safety of a marula tree on the S14 Fayi Loop.
But where should you drive if you’re looking for leopards?
Although leopards are shy, solitary creatures, they are actually much easier to find than wild dogs and cheetahs in the...
A hands-on field review – Part 1
The range of 150-500mm zoom lenses or its close derivatives have always been very popular amongst photographers and especially those who are on a tighter budget and cannot justify the expense for a 500mm or 600mm f4 prime lens. Offering slower maximum apertures typically at f6.3, these lenses gave the enthusiast the perfect alternative to expensive fast prime or super tele zoom lenses. Now this range has been expanded with at least two manufacturers adding a 150-600, f5-6.3 lens in their line-up which adds an extra 100mm of reach and offering them at a very reasonable price too, around...
Not to be confused with bourgeois, the term boudoir refers to a woman’s bedroom. It is the personal space which one may only enter if, and only if, permission is granted. When it comes to things of a more private nature; such as the boudoir, discretion is a must. For this very reason we thought it best to guide you through the process of selecting the ideal boudoir photographer. Ahead of the month traditionally dedicated to the appreciation of those you hold most dear (Valentines Day), boudoir photographs find their place as a unique and deeply personal gift.
If you imagine the ideal photographer to capture your...
The Canon Speedlite 430EX II flash is a midrange compact shoe-mount flash, although to be honest, the term midrange doesn’t do it any justice. This flash has some great features and it would serve most photographers well, (amateurs and professionals) primarily due to its versatility. Where the 270 EX stumbles, the 430EX II provides users with increased power and functionality.
The Canon 430EX II is compatible with all of the Canon EOS SLR cameras, analogue and digital, giving you the added option of controlling and adapting the flash via the camera’s menu system.
Legend has it, the 430EX II is...
An interesting lens, this latest addition to the Canon general purpose zoom lens line-up. In this class, the buyer used to have the option of getting the EF 24-70 f2.8 Mark 2 lens, or the EF 24-105 f4 L IS USM, a firm favourite for many Canon users, including me. Now there is also this EF 24-70 f4 L IS USM lens, and what makes the situation interesting is the pricing, it slots in between the 24-70 f2.8 and the 24-105 f4 L lens.
Which is slightly confusing; why pay more for a shorter focal length lens, offering the same maximum f4 aperture throughout the zoom range, similar build quality as can be had with the rival...