How to Capture the Perfect Moment

Taking photos is an art. It takes a lot of skill and experience to capture photos that are worth 1,000 words. This doesn’t just come naturally. Many people have spent years perfecting their craft of photography to build a portfolio that is actually worth spending money on.

Capturing the moment is a lot harder than one might think. If you’re new to photography, then you might be struggling to create the perfect photo that drops everyones jaw.

Here is a quick guide on how to capture the perfect moment, not matter where you are or who you’re with.

Stand Ready

A photographer must always have their camera ready because you never know when the moment will strike. In most cases, these moments happen spontaneously, which means you can’t stumble through your bag to find your camera buried at the bottom underneath your smelly clothes and that week old banana you forgot about.

Stand ready for when those spontaneous moments happen by having your camera in hand and your eyes open wide looking out for the big picture (no pun intended).

Don’t Stop Until You Get Enough

When you’re capturing a special moment, don’t stop capturing it until it’s all said and done! You should continue snapping that shot right until the very end when you know the moment has died down and passed.

Many noob photographers will take one picture and want to look at it to evaluate their skills. Meanwhile, a dolphin just jumped out of the water behind the beautiful couple kissing on the beach at sunset.

See what you just missed!?

Your index finger should be on fire after holding down on that button to capture the moment(s) to catch every millisecond. Don’t make the rookie mistake of judging one photo while missing out on possible the best moment of your life.

Lights, Camera, ACTION!

Lighting is everything if you want to capture the perfect photo. Find a place that has natural lighting, or get creative and position yourself near light structures to put your perfect shot in the spotlight.

Once the lighting is right, it’s time to adjust the camera and start snapping photos. If you don’t have a steady hand, then think about purchasing a tripod to get the still shot that you’ve always been looking for.

If you’re out of natural light, and you have no structured lights to brighten up your spot (where the hell are you…?) then your camera should give off a flash to create the light that is needed right before capturing the photo. Most cameras have strong enough flashes to brighten up your spot, but double check your camera by doing a quick google search and seeing if a flash is sufficient.

Like we said, this is a quick guide on how to capture the perfect photo. If you were expecting something to blow your mind, then we’re sorry to disappoint. If you’ve found this at all helpful, then show kindness by sharing with other photographers around the globe.

Best Cameras for Photographers

So you’re excited to start snapping photos and capturing moments to last a lifetime. The only problem is you don’t know what camera will help you get started as a photographer. There’s no need to hit the panic button! We’ve compiled a short list of cameras that are perfect for the amateur photographers who are seeking to begin their new journey.

Here are three of the top cameras that every photographer must have

Nikon Z6

The Nikon Z6 is a full frame mirrorless camera that will capture stunning photos with its High resolution EVF and it’s limited buffer depth. Nikon Z6 is highly regarded the top camera of 2019 with a price that is very affordable for the quality of product.

This camera has 12fps burst shooting which means you’ll never have to miss another moment again.

Fujifilm X-T30

The X-T30 camera is a slight upgrade from the Fujifilm X-T3 by improving on the previous models strengths while still offering a low price for the camera. This camera takes excellent photos along with videos, however there is only one card slot and the small body can make it a little difficult to handle at times.

Ultimately, this camera is above others because it’s jammed packed with value for the price that you’re going to get it at. No mirror-less camera can currently compete with the Fujifilm X-T30 right now.

Nikon D850

Of the other two cameras, the Nikon D850 is the most expensive one on the market, but if you’re looking for the best DSLR on the market right now, then the Nikon D850 pretty much checks all of the boxes.

This is an extremely versatile camera with its sophisticated 153-point AF system and 9fps burst shooting speed, which means even the utmost beginning photographer is guaranteed stunning images.

Whether you use it at home, with wildlife, or in action, the Nikon D850 is a camera that you wouldn’t regret purchasing as you head into your new journey as a photographer.

Like we said, this is a short list, and for good reason. We could argue until the cows come home on which cameras are better and why, but we believe these cameras are the must haves for photographers moving into the middle of 2019.

Tips For Capturing Great Photos Of Your Pets

One of the cutest yet difficult photography subjects are animals. Almost all people love animals. They are the cutest thing on earth. We want to capture them at their best. However, truth be told, animals are a difficult subject. They tend to move a lot. They tend to shy away from the camera. This made capturing great photos quite challenging. As a matter of fact, even professional photographers have a hard time taking great photos of animals.

To increase your chances of capturing great photos of your pets, take a look at the following tips:

·         Take photos of your pets when they are in a good mood – The best time to take photos of your pet is during their active play. Do not wake your pet from a deep sleep. Do not force your pet to post in front of the camera. Know your pets, especially their behavior. Remember that when it comes to taking photos of your pets, timing is everything.

·         Turn the flash off when taking photos in broad daylight – Many pets don’t like the flash of the camera. So, know what works best for your pet. If your pet happens to not like the flash, then make sure there is sufficient lighting when capturing photos of your pets.

·         Don’t force your pet to look into the camera – Some pets love the camera, but believe me, most of them don’t. If they don’t like the camera, then do not force them. Have someone play with your pet while you capture the perfect shot. You can just crop out the person and add some professional touches.

·         Use the right equipment – One of the keys to capturing an exceptional photo of your pet is to make sure you have the right equipment. Many professional photographers use a DSLR cameras. If you don’t have budget for a DSLR camera, then you can go with a mirrorless camera. It is more affordable and more compact. It is almost as powerful as the DSLR camera.

·         Have at least five-minute of a play session with your pets – Dogs, in particular, tend to show you their big grin if they are playing. Always remember that an active dog is a happy dog. Taking them to a quick run or play tug on their favorite toy are great steps to keeping your dog active.

·         Edit like a pro – Once you have captured the perfect photo, the next step is to edit like a pro. Play with colors but keep it more natural. See to it that there is a balance between the light and dark areas of the photo to achieve a more natural look. If you want to highlight the fur of your pet, then all you need to do is to sharpen the photo. Everything should be in balance. Use your best judgment when it comes to editing stuff.

Taking a perfect photo of your pet can be extremely challenging but with the tips mentioned above, you will surely be on your way to capturing spectacular photos of your fur babies.