Photography: A Guide on the Basics

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Photography Defined

When trying to capture what photography is, it’s important to first start with a definition. In layman terms, this process can be described as the act of capturing light in order to create an image. This was done for the very first time back in 1826 when Joseph Nicéphore Niépce captured images through his window and entitled one View from The Window at Le Gras (shown above).

The light captured by the camera is processed in a unique way to create an image. The process of photography has been around since Niépce developed it, who used heliography as his invention for processing photos on surfaces like glass and metal plates.

The Heliography process is one of the earliest ways that photography was developed.

To create his images, Niépce would have to expose an image by using light from a sun-filled window for eight hours or more before he could develop it with chemicals in order to make the picture permanent and viewable at any time without fading away.

The process of taking a photograph was not always so easy, even when it had been invented. The first ever photo took weeks and required complicated equipment to capture the image that would eventually be seen in museums today.

Long before cameras were available for consumer use, people have found ways to create images on paper or metal by using substances such as bitumen dissolved lavender oil which created an engraving effect where light could pass through onto sensitive surface like lithograph plate glass panes etc., but these photos tended to fade quickly over time due their many layers with only one being exposed at any given moment. However this all changed thanks to Louis Daguerre who came up with his own photographic technique called daguerrotypes back 1837

Joseph Nicéphore Niépce is just one person who contributed in the history of photography. There were many other photographic achievements along the way that deserved recognition too; for example: Louis Daguerre who created daguerrrotypes or Ambroise Tardieu and his bitumen painting technique!

A Brief Timeline of Photography

Long-Exposure-Photography.

After Joseph Nicéphore Niépce’s first invention, photography became a more popular and enduring art. With many new inventions to come in its wake like film rolls for cameras that can take multiple pictures without having to reload or digital photos with infinite storage capacity on devices we carry around all day long, it’s no surprise that this hobby has managed to make so much progress over time.

Louis Daguerre

In 1839, in France, a new invention was born that would change the way humans document their lives. Called “The Daguerreotype” after its inventor Louis-Jacques Mandé Daguerré (let’s not forget about his partner Nicésphore Nièpce!), this process of capturing light on sheets of metal with mercury vapor made it possible to capture and preserve moments for generations. The first daguerresotypes are thought to have been created by testing different metals like silver and gold before settling on copper as the ideal material because it didn’t corrode or tarnish under exposure to air
But what does all this mean? It means we can now keep images from our past alive.

The first time you see a daguerreotype in person, it may be surprising just how sharp the images are. Images were fixed directly onto polished sheets of silver-plated copper and this made them into something more than simple curiosity for many people – even if they still weren’t quite cheap yet.

Alfred Stieglitz

Alfred Stieglitz changed the way we perceive photography today when he discovered that photographers were artists too. His radical and groundbreaking approaches to photographic art helped us see photographs in a new light, as works of creativity with their own narrative power on par with paintings or music.

Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange, a photographer known for her iconic Depression-era photos and one of the most well regarded documentary photographers in history. Her work has been universally acclaimed by critics as powerful pieces that helped form an important era in U.S History with some of her more famous works including “Migrant Mother”. She will be remembered not only because she was able to capture these moments but also because she managed to stay true to herself while producing them under great pressure from society during those years.”

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams is a creative photographer with many original and groundbreaking ideas. He’s best known for his landscape photography, which often depicted the natural beauty of American landmarks such as Yosemite National Park or Grand Canyon in an era when most photographers tended to focus on people rather than nature. In addition, he helped usher in realism into landcape artistry and was one of early proponents for environmentalism movements

What You Need to Take Photos

Infrared-Photography

You’re not a professional photographer unless you have the latest and greatest in camera gear. But it’s more than just having an expensive lens or high-quality filters to capture that perfect photo; there are so many other things, too!

From lenses designed for specific situations like close up photography shots of small objects, wide angle photos from far away places such as mountainsides, low light environments where bright subjects shine brightly against dark backdrops (think: moonlit nights), and macro which is often used for photographing flowers–to tripods with specialized heads made specifically to be mounted on moving vehicles while traveling at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour down racetracks without ruining your precious images!–

Cameras

Do you like taking pictures? You might be thinking it is just a hobby that’s not worth investing in. But as much as photography has changed with the rise of smartphones, there are still some camera options out there for those who want to break away from their phone and take photos professionally or on a semi-professional level. Stand alone cameras can range in price all over the place but if you’re looking for something more than your average smartphone images these days then this may be an option to consider.

Lenses

The best way to take a good picture is with the right tools. A camera and lens are important, but so too is knowing how to hold your hands when you’re taking pictures- it’s easy for people who don’t do this much photography work all day every day forget that they need their grip on the phone in order not have shaky shots!

Kinetic Photography

Here are the basic types of lenses:

Prime Lenses–  Prime lens cameras offer many benefits including greater control over your photo composition by having less distortion caused by zooming during capture as well as creating images with very shallow depth of fields that create beautiful portraits unlike any other camera type on the market today

Zoom Lenses- The right lens for the job, Zoom is a versatile option with many benefits that are hard to find in other types of camera equipment and can be used when taking both outdoor portraits or daytime shots as well as indoor images where flash photography isn’t allowed. While known primarily for its use on professional photo shoots, zoom cameras have also been adopted by amateur photographers who may not always want their work up close – meaning you save yourself some time waiting around while your subject gets closer!

Telephoto lenses are great for capturing fast-moving subjects in sports or just to capture a moment that would otherwise pass too quickly. With a telephoto lens, you can get up close to the action without getting in the way of things like an audience or other people that might affect what’s happening on camera.

Professional Macro Lenses
You may be wondering what macro lenses are and how they differ from other types of lens. Most people know that a camera’s lens allows the photographer to capture an image by transfer light through it onto film or digital sensor, but no one knows this better than professional photographers who use specialized gear like macro lenses on their cameras in order to photograph small subjects at close range such as insects features for scientific publications. These high-quality optics allow you to take clear images with sharp detail all around them so nothing gets left out because sometimes even the tiniest details can make your photo interesting!

Photo editing software

In photography, there are a few pieces of software that you need to know about. One is Adobe Lightroom which allows for minimal editing but great organization and cataloging functionality. Another option is Photoshop, an industry-standard program with all the bells and whistles such as HDR (High Dynamic Range) processing or cropping tools – even if it’s just $10/month from Adobe on their Creative Cloud subscription plan! Whatever your choice may be, make sure you learn how to use them thoroughly before moving onto another one because they’re so helpful in mastering the art form faster than anything else out there!

You can also need these optional things:

  1. With a tripod, you can put your camera at any height to get the perfect shot of that beautiful sunset.
  2. You’ll need a variety of bags for different types of photography. Choose your favorite shoulder bag, rolling bag or technical hiking backpack to take with you on adventures!
  3. Memory cards are used to store our precious memories. They should be a priority in your shopping list, but also remember the type of card (SD or CF) and make sure it has enough space for all of those photos! Normally I would recommend an SD card with 16GB-128 GB range since most people don’t tend to take that many pictures at once. But if you’re someone who takes lots of bursts then go ahead and get something even faster like 64 MB/seconds so they can clear out quickly before taking more shots.
  4. It’s a good idea to have at least one spare battery on hand. Sometimes, they can be hard to find when you need them most!Extra batteries are always handy but sometimes finding the right ones is tricky. Get an extra battery for your camera as well and another if possible so that you’re never caught without power in the worst of times or places.
  5. The best way to improve your image quality is by using a polarizing filter. It’s important not to use one that will harm the final product, so make sure you get it from reputable company and be willing to spend more money on something worth having!
  6. It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or an expert, the importance of owning and using your own flashes cannot be overstated. From portraits to macro photography, they are essential pieces in any photographer’s toolkit.
  7. You need to have the best monitor possible for your editing needs. This means going with an IPS display, as this is a better choice than TN panels. A color calibrator will also come in handy so you know that what you’re seeing on screen matches up correctly with reality and isn’t off by too much of an error margin.
  8. Cleaning kit. Your camera lens is a delicate thing that needs to be taken care of as much as you do! The first-step in doing so, is cleaning your front and back surfaces with the included microfiber cloths. Easily remove dust from the sensor using one of these rocket blowers
  9. Other photography accessories. There are so many other gear you can invest in for your favorite hobby, some of which include remote shutter releases and GPS attachments – just to name a few!
    A lot of people don’t realize it at first but these pieces will come in handy over time as well when needed.

Seascape-Photography

Photography is a way to capture memories and freeze moments in time. It has been used by humans for decades as an art form, but it’s only recently that cameras have been able to do the same thing on their own. Photos are now considered digital art with many different types of effects available at your fingertips thanks to photo editing software like Photoshop or GIMP. The end result can be printed out into physical prints (like those found in galleries) or shared online through social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook so others can enjoy them too!

 

Understanding the Types of Photography

Photography can be a fun and exciting hobby to take up, but it is also an art form that has many types. There are so many different types of photography out there, all with their own specialties. In this blog post, we will go over the most popular types of photography and what distinguishes them from one another: portrait photography, landscape photography, street photography, wedding photography,…

Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Abstract photography is a type of art where the artist captures their vision and feelings through color, light, shadow etc. It can be difficult to define what it actually means for an abstract photograph but one thing that people do agree on is that they don’t always use representational images in these types of photographs.

 Advertising Photography

Advertising Photography

Advertising Photography

Advertising photography is used for all sorts of objects from posters to billboards. With the internet being such a huge platform, advertising has also become digital as well with everything going online now days. Product and product images are similar in that they’re both trying to sell something but it’s still about what you can show off through whatever type advertisement you use.

Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography Architecture Photography

Architectural photography is when a building’s exterior or interior are the main subject matter of the photograph. These shots often accurately represent construction and they aim to be aesthetically pleasing as well!

Exterior shots are usually taken during the day to capture the building and any nearby landscaping features. These can also be shot at night, using ambient lighting from street lights or other sources of light like moonlight.

Astrophotography

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Astrophotography reveals a universe beyond what the naked eye can see. Photographers capture images of space-related phenomena, which are then used for research purposes in fields such as astronomy and astrophysics. The first major breakthrough was achieved by using long exposure times to record stars that would otherwise be invisible to human eyesight coupled with an optical telescope functioning like a giant camera lens created specifically for this purpose.

Black and White Photography

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What if you could see the world in black and white? Sounds kind of like an old-school movie, or something your grandparents might watch. But what would it look like to be able to experience life without color–to remove all traces of reds, greens, blues from our lives?

In a B&W photograph with no coloring whatsoever (which is possible through camera settings), portraits have one less dimension than their counterparts; for instance they lose that natural blush on cheeks which just come so naturally when viewing them in full color. It’s also harder to make out features such as eye colors because there are not enough variations within each face: rather than shades of blue eyes we simply get two tonal values between light gray and dark brown

Boudoir Photography

Boudoir Photography

Boudoir photography is a type of portrait in which the subjects are dressed and posed as if they were about to enter into some sort of sexual experience, romantic moment or seductive situation. They take place on an expensive looking bed with clean sheets and swathes of silk around them that can be used for various effects like draping over their body parts (like breasts) so it looks enticing enough to make you want more!

Business Photography

Business Photography Business Photography

Photographs have been around for a long time, but there has never been an industry like the one of business photography. Businesses use photos as tools to grow and develop their own company through marketing or promotional purposes by capturing images that showcase what they offer – usually people, products, services- in order to tell a story about them using visuals.

Candid Photography

Candid Photography Candid Photography

Candid photography is a type of photography that captures people in the moment, without having to pose or direct them. Capturing genuine moments and reactions by surprise should be your goal as a candid photographer.

Commercial Photography

Commercial Photography Commercial Photography

Commercial photography is used to promote or sell a product. The choice of lighting and the angle that you stand at are carefully selected for each shot, whether they’re in-store advertising posters, brochure photos or advertisements online like on social media pages

As commercial photographers we always have to keep our camera handy because there’s never a downtime from shooting!

A lot of people think that photographers only do weddings and family portraits. The truth is, commercial photography falls under the same umbrella as other types like food, fashion or product shots. Headshots have become a popular part of this genre too due to its professional quality which helps with any acting careers someone might want in their future.

The example shows how there are different kinds of photographic work out there just waiting for you!

Crystal Ball Photography

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Crystal ball photography is a new and innovative way of capturing the world in all its glory. The photographer can place it close to their camera for some really cool effects or put them around the edges where they will appear upside down due to how light travels through these crystals!

Documentary Photography

Documentary Photography

In this section, we will explore the differences between documentary photography and photojournalism.

Photojournalists capture images of breaking news in a short-term basis while documentarians tend to chronicle events for an extended period time adding context by capturing everyday moments with their lens. Documentary photographers often allow subjects to speak freely without much direction from them as they want the subject’s own voice heard through photographs and videography whereas photo journalists need more instruction on what shots are needed even if it is just one picture out of hundreds taken during that day because every moment counts when each frame can make or break your story!

Drone Photography

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Drone photography is a relatively new phenomenon, and has taken the world by storm with its ability to capture scenes from high in the sky. The aerial shots have been a favorite of many photographers because it’s more cost effective than renting aircrafts or helicopters for long intervals.

Aerial photos are being used increasingly as an important tool in assessing ecological health via detecting changes over time; they allow us to see what we might not even know was there when standing on ground level (like pollution).

Editorial Photography

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Editorial photography should illustrate the story of events, fashion trends and sports. It is meant to be used in newspapers and magazines as an informative tool for readers who are following a newsworthy event or trend within their industry.

One type of editorial photo is illustrative: it captures images that help convey information on new developments related to recent current affairs such as wars, natural disasters or major social changes like women gaining equality with men by having jobs outside home-making roles

Event Photography

Event Photography

Event photography captures the guests, activities, and ambiance of all events. Weddings are a favorite for event photographers because they capture people in their happiest state as well as capturing an entire day’s worth of memories that will eventually be looked back on fondly. Event photographing includes birthdays which most children actually enjoy being photographed at least up until about 12 years old when it becomes more awkward to have your picture taken by strangers you don’t know who might post them online or take unflattering shots without permission., Corporate parties also fall under this category with large companies hiring professional photographer teams to document their company outing so those involved can look back through pictures from previous gatherings while vividly remembering what occurred during each one – especially if there was food!

Fashion Photography

Fashion Photography

Fashion photography goes back as far as the 1800s. Modern-day fashion photographers capture models in clothing and other accessories for editorial or advertising purposes, typically shooting them against a white backdrop so that they can be edited later. Fashion shots may also take place on location with an exotic background to complement the clothes being worn by the model, while others are taken live during a fashion show using high speed shutterspeed technology to capture movement better than ever before!

One of oldest types of photography is called “fashion.” It has been around since 1850 when it was first seen in magazines such as La Mode Illustree which showcased drawings from artist like Raphael Morghen who sketched women wearing European styles at this time period. This type of art continues today capturing

Fine Art Photography

Fine Art Photography

So, what is fine art photography? Fine art photography captures the creative vision of an artist by using images to convey a specific feeling. Often framed and displayed as art on walls in the same way that paintings are; these photos can show people’s emotions or messages through their thoughts with just one frame.

Fine art photography can be breathtaking. The photographer is the artist, and capturing a subject isn’t their primary purpose. Fine art images have a stronger concept than traditional photographs of the same subject would because they’re more artistic statements that are trying to say something about life in general rather than just one person’s point-of-view.

Food Photography

Food Photography

Food photography is a niche area of still life and commercial or editorial photography. The images become advertisements in magazines, but we focus on foodstuffs: ingredients, styling, scenes related to the cuisine itself.

Forced Perspective

Forced Perspective

Forced perspective photography is not only fun to make, but it’s also easy and quick. With a forced perspective, the viewer sees something different from what you’re seeing in reality.

This technique can be applied with any kind of photo as long as we have control over how many people see our scene around us.

Glamour photography

 Glamour-Photography

Glamour photography is an art form that has been around for quite some time. It features women, usually in erotic poses and outfits which can range from clothing to nude shots. The tone of voice should be professional with this type of work because the subject matter often comes across as borderline sleazy or seedy; but if done well, they produce beautiful images!

Golden Hour Photography

 Golden-Hour-Photography

Golden hour photography refers to the pre-dusk and post-sunrise hours. These are times when the sun is at its lowest point in sky, making it easier for photographers capture soft light that’s not as harsh during other periods of day. The warm tones given off by this time are perfect for portraits or landscape shots where natural hues make a big difference.

High Dynamic Range Photography

High Dynamic Range Photography

High Dynamic Range or HDR photography has been a new trend in the last decade. It was something that many film photographers used to create their images and then print them out on different types of paper with varying levels of contrast for effect.

With digital photography, you take 3/5/7 (or even 9) photos across an extreme range of exposures so your image contains everything from bright highlights to deep shadows without any detail being lost in either area due to lack of exposure time during capture. This can be done by stitching together these images later using Photoshop or Lightroom as needed depending on what editing program is available and preferred at the time- usually this will look better than trying make adjustments after taking only one photo because all areas are illuminated evenly now.

Indoor Photography

 Indoor-Photography

The world of indoor photography is a very exciting one, with limitless possibilities. Photographers must use special techniques and often times minimal flash photography to capture the best shots due to limited ambient lighting. ISO, focus, and shot composition are all important aspects in this daring type of art form that may not be for everyone!

Infrared Photography

Infrared-Photography

When practicing infrared photography, film or image sensors sensitive to infrared light are needed to capture images. Filters are used for in-camera effects such as false-color or black-and-white, delivering images with a dreamlike or unreal quality to them. They often feature dark skies and atmospheric haze, with clouds being more prominent as well. Post-processing software can also help photographers achieve this aesthetic.

Kinetic Photography

Kinetic Photography

When it comes to photography, kinetic shots are quite the catch. Not for what they capture but how you record them. The founding principle of ICM is simple: move your camera while shooting a scene! This technique can produce an interesting and creative effect in images by creating lines that look like fireworks or stringing out lights into one long exposure shot; perfect for multiple exposures.

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Landscape photography is a challenging and artistic medium. It focuses on trees, deserts, beaches mountain ranges lakes rivers as well as all other aspects of the natural world that are often forgotten in urban settings. Landforms weather changing seasons ambient light- these elements make landscape photography such an interesting genre because it captures something different every time you take a photo

Lifestyle Photography

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Lifestyle photography is a genre of art that captures people in everyday situations. It tells stories about their lives through the lens, while still being artistic and candid. Most often scenes are posed or directed by the photographer themselves to appear natural but some times lifestyle photographers capture moments naturally as they happen without any prompting from an outside source

Long Exposure Photography

Long-Exposure-Photography.

Long exposure photography is a technique that can be used to capture stationary elements of an image while blurring or obscuring moving ones during the day (or night).

Macro Photography

Macro-Photography.

Imagine walking through the woods and noticing a tiny flower. You can see every detail of this little plant, down to its delicately petal leaves. This is macro photography at work!

That’s what we’re talking about when people mention macro-photography or photomacrography; it captures extreme closeups of small subjects such as insects, plants/flowers, food etcetera like your everyday fabrics or feathers. Macro imagery also includes shots from upclose that show you all sorts of details in an object – skin cells on our face for example – which otherwise would be too fine for us to notice with just regular sight alone without any magnification lenses (like microscopes).

Milky Way Photography

Milky-Way-Photography

The Milky Way galaxy is one of the most spectacular celestial objects to be seen in our night sky. But, it can often prove difficult for photographers who try and capture an image that does justice to this beautiful object. Challenging lowlight conditions mean taking a little extra time setting up wide-angle camera lenses which will collect as much light during exposure as possible; tripods are also useful when making use of long exposures with remote shutters helping us achieve them successfully.

Minimalist Photography

 Minimalist-Photography

Minimalist photography is an art form that captures a scene using limited, or minimal, elements. Color lines patterns shapes textures can all play big parts in these types of photos and there are countless artists out there who exemplify this style- just to name one: Spencer Tunick

Multiple Exposure

Multiple-Exposure

The multiple exposures of the last decade have made a come back by being creative and using different photography methods. The photographer layers images in-camera or through editing software to create this theme that has become so popular today with its detail that is full on every inch of film.

Newborn Photography

Newborn-Photography.

A new type of photography is making its way into the world, and it’s capturing some precious moments for parents. Newborn photographs focus specifically on photographing babies within their first month or so after being born. This means that these images will include a lot more innocence than you might be used to from other types of family portraits like weddings and reunions because they are less likely to capture any cynicism in people around them at such an early age; instead focusing solely on the bundle of joy before them during this special time in life when everything seems possible!

A newborn photograph can either capture just one person–the baby themselves-or two if both parents want included as well.

Night Photography

Night-Photography

Night photography is one of the most challenging disciplines in all of art. It requires a special skill set, and mastery often takes years to develop.

Night photographers must know how their camera works best when it comes to capturing images at night time conditions—sometimes they will have settings that are more specialized than daytime photos, such as shutter speeds or aperture adjustments. Night photographers also use different techniques like long exposure shots which take many seconds for an image to be captured on film due to low light levels being present during nighttime hours

Photo Manipulation Photography

Photo Manipulation Photography

Photo manipulation is a hobby that many photographers enjoy. Photographers can take pictures and manipulate them in Adobe Photoshop to create an image of their own design or vision.

Some people may use photo editing software such as Photoshop for professional purposes, but it’s not necessary with today’s digital cameras if you don’t want to make your subjects look too perfect! Photo manipulators often spend hours adjusting the brightness levels and color saturation so that parts of the scene stand out against one another while still keeping up with all aspects of composition- including lines, shapes, tone/color schemes (lighting), etc…

Photojournalism

 Photojournalism

Photojournalism is a dream job for many because it provides an opportunity to tell stories through images. These visual storytellers must complete rigorous training and ethical obligations in order to work as photojournalists, but the payoff can be stellar; think of all the impactful photos you personally have seen on your social media feed over time!

Photo journalist are image makers that share their unique perspective with world. They hold strict journalistic ethics like honesty, impartiality and they need to make sure there narrative meets standards of journalism.

Portrait Photography

Portrait-Photography

Portrait photography isn’t just about capturing someone’s likeness, it also captures their personality. This is what sets portrait photographers apart from other types of artists; they have mastered the difficult task of carefully framing a single shot to capture not only how an individual looks but who that person really is and conveys this through lighting, backdrop, posing etc…

Portraits are challenging because you need to be able use all these elements in one frame which takes time and skillful planning. Often times self-portraits or silhouettes fall under portraiture as well since they convey more than just appearance alone.

Prism Photography

Prism-Photography

Prism photography is much like crystal ball photography. You capture through a prism-shaped glass element that creates texture at the sides of your image, distorting areas that would otherwise be boring. This branch of commercial photography captures objects for advertisement uses as you may find product shots in catalogues and brochures, or online just to name a few! Products such as jewellery and food images are included too among many other things!

Real Estate Photography

Real-Estate-Photography

The goal of real estate photography is to capture a property for commercial or editorial reasons. Lighting techniques and the use of camera gear are very important when taking these photos, as there may be many different angles that need to be captured in order to showcase all aspects of this location!

A picture is worth a thousand words, and real estate images are no exception. Whether you’re trying to sell your home or showcase the design of an office space in an editorial piece, these photographs can help convey just what it’s like inside a building that may be unfamiliar to those viewing it from outside.

It’s important for businesses to show off their best side with professional photography for all sorts of reasons: Home listings need picturesque shots so potential buyers get some sense about how life might look on the other side; offices want high-quality work photos taken by trained professionals because they make everyone involved seem more attractive when pitching out services; hotels rely heavily on exterior shots as first impressions matter most.

Scientific Photography

 Scientific-Photography

Scientific photography is a means of documenting new discoveries. This type of work can show the human body in abstract ways, while also capturing portraits and macro images that are more technical than creative. It’s an all-encompassing genre for those with specialised knowledge or skills who enjoy record keeping as well as working creatively to document their findings through photographs

Seascape Photography 

Seascape-Photography

Coastal photography is a very niche and specific genre of landscape. You’ll find photos that show the beauty in rock formations, boats, cliffs or even islands on these beaches.

In this type of photo people often focus on capturing what it looks like when waves are crashing against a cliff face at sunset for example.

Social Media Photography

Social Media Photography

Social Media Photography

Social media photography is a form of art that can be enjoyed through social media. It includes, but isn’t limited to Instagram and Facebook. These images can vary from editorial or still-life photographs to fashion shots–even commercial campaigns are included in this category!

Sports Photography

Sports-Photography

The act of sports photography is a thrill-seeking activity that captures all types of fast, action oriented sporting events while also capturing more relaxed and meditative practices such as yoga. A variety in the type of gear and settings are needed to capture these different activities with optimal level detail depending on what needs to be captured for each sport.

Still-life photography

Still-life-photography

Still-life photography is an art form which uses the inanimate to create beautiful compositions. Photos of food, flowers or products are all examples of still life photos taken by photographers who have mastered this skill set.

Stock Photography

Stock-Photography

There are many different types of photography that can be profitable, but stock photography is one of the fastest-growing business ideas out there. Photographers capture images for websites to sell on their behalf and companies buy these pictures to use them as they see fit. Stock photographers usually specialize in a certain type so this genre includes portraits, weddings, advertising shots or landscapes among other things depending on what sells most often – anything from jewelry pieces to exotic destinations.

Street Photography

 Street-Photography

Street photography, or urban photography as it is also known, refers to images taken on the street. The everyday lives of people in public places are generally focused upon and these photographs can be found all over the world.

Time-lapse photography

Time-lapse-photography.

Time-lapse photography is a succession of images that show the same scene in various states. They can be taken during different times or intensities, and they’re used to create videos which showcase all changes happening within a given location over time. One thing you must remember when shooting this type of photo is that it should not change much between frames so as not to distract from what needs to be seen most clearly on film: your subject matter!

Time lapse video production involves taking many pictures for every second (or frame) of footage being produced; therefore there are usually 2 – 3 seconds worth of still photos per minute’s worth (or 24 pics/second).

Travel Photography

Travel-Photography

Travel photography is a documentation of an area or location through the application of photography. It incorporates portraiture, landscapes, street and nighttime photos. National Geographic has been in this field for decades because they know how to take them well as professionals like Steve McCurry can make it famous with his amazing skills!

Urban Exploration Photography

Urban-Exploration-Photography

Urban-Exploration-Photography

Urbex photography is a form of documentary and photojournalism where the photographer explores abandoned sites. This type of photography involves dangerous, ambiguous legal grounds so it’s important to do research first before taking photos. The resulting images can be used for editorial purposes as this genre tells stories about places that have been left behind or forgotten by society.

Wedding Photography

Wedding-Photography

Wedding photography is a fast growing industry that can consist of engagement photos, pre-wedding shots, and even wedding day photographs. You may also find other types of commercial work like honeymoon or “trash the dress” shoots in this category as well. Wedding photography has become one of the larger subgroups within commercial shooting and many professional photographers have specialized in its practice for years now!

Wildlife photography

Wildlife Photography

Wildlife photography is one of the most interesting and creative hobbies out there. With so many different environments to capture a glimpse into, wildlife photographers are constantly on their toes! From taking photos with telephoto lenses that can see through layers of vegetation or capturing an animal at close range without scaring them away (which may not even be possible in some cases), it’s no wonder this hobby has been around for as long as we’ve known about nature itself.

We hope you’ve found the information in this blog post helpful. If you have any questions about photography, please feel free to reach out and we will be happy to help!

 

How to Switch between Single Mode and Batch Mode

The single mode is designed to watermark each photo separately. And the batch mode is used to help you watermark multiple photos at once.

To switch between two mentioned modes is very simple. First, when you want to edit in the batch mode, remember to choose “Select All” or tick to choose the photos you want to watermark in bulk.

Select All the Photos
Select All the Photos
Mark the checkbox to choose
Mark the checkbox to choose

All the selected photos will be added the same watermark or logo. That is to help you watermark in bulk easier and quicker.

The photos, which are not selected, will not be affected or added like other photos you selected. It also means that if you don’t select them, you can’t add watermark to them at the same time.

To switch to the single mode, you simply uncheck the box of the photo you want to watermark separately.

The photo will be affected or linked with other photos. The purpose of this functionality is to help you watermark more flexible. For example, you want to place your watermark at the right bottom of the photo for 20 images, but you want to put the watermark in the middle of a specific photo. You simply uncheck the box of the photo you want, and move the watermark to the place you wish.

uncheck the box
uncheck the box

The First Thing to Do to Watermark Multiple Photos at Once

After you upload your photos to the watermark application, you need to select all the photos to watermark them. Otherwise, you will not watermark all the photos at once.

First, you need to select all the photos by marking the checkbox.

Select All the Photos
Select All the Photos

After that, when you click to choose watermarking photos by adding text or logo, the same text or logo will be applied to all the photos you selected.

How To Resize Watermark, Text, and Logo with Watermarkup

When using Watermarkup, currently we are creating a font-size picker, but you can still resize the watermark, text, and logo easily with a few simple steps.

Step 1: First you need to click on the watermark, text, or logo you want to edit and resize.

small squares around the watermark.
small squares around the watermark.

Step 2: You will see that there are several small squares around the watermark. You move your computer mouse into the corners or the small squares. Your mouse will change its symbol. And now you can use your mouse to change the size by holding left click and moving the pointer.

logo's small squares
logo’s small squares
use these squares to resize
use these squares to resize

The List of Tutorials to Get Started with Watermarkup

Hi friends,

We have compiled tutorials from other posts into a list of guides for you to make it easier for you to use our software. If you cannot find the guide you need, simply contact us via [email protected]  or our social media accounts. We will respond to your questions as soon as possible. Thank you.

Our Public Roadmap for Watermarkup

watermarkup roadmap
Watermarkup Roadmap

Hi friends,

We constantly update and improve Watermarkup. We hope that you enjoy the software. Here is the list of new features we will create in the next months. If you want any features, simply email us via [email protected] or our social media accounts. You can find them here  https://watermarkup.com/contact.html

Our Public Roadmap:

  1. More watermark templates
  2. Create your own custom watermarks and Save them
  3. Text alignment within text box. Also, object alignment relatively to the canvas;
  4. Add a toolbar of symbols: Copyright, trademark, rights glyphs;
  5. Font size picker;
  6. Add text strikethrough, bullet list, and number list.
  7. Add text strokes
  8. Add newsfeed
  9. Object Alignment

We attached several new screens related to upcoming features.

Editing Text:

Add Text to Photos
Edit Text Watemark

Object Alignment:

watermarkup roadmap
Object Alignment

Text Templates:

Text templates
Text templates

Create Templates:

Create Templates
Create Templates

Thank you and we hope that Watermarkup is useful for you.

Watermarkup Team.

How To Price Stock Photography

Photographers and stock photography
Photographers and stock photography

The demand in stock photography

A stock photo is a photograph licensed by an artist to be bought and distributed for commercial purposes. Becoming a successful stock photographer is an art. We have compiled a guide on how to price stock photography, with tips and tricks for stock photographers and stock photographers.

There are typically two types of stock photos, which are now called “stock photos.” There is microstock photography, which is now satisfying the demand for cheaper stock images, and there is a great interest in macrostock photography.

Macro-equity agencies rely on exclusivity to get a higher price for images, while midstock and micro-equity agencies rely on the sheer number of options. The fee for a single image instead of a large number of different images also allows you to sell the same image to multiple customers, which is great for stock photographers but may not be preferred by customers who want to create unique campaigns and marketing materials.

With the increasing popularity of digital media platforms, the demand for beautiful stock photos is growing. As the market becomes more accessible, camera phones produce high-quality footage, and more and more people use Internet technologies, an endless stream of images seems to be pouring into stock exchange agencies.

Bloggers, authors and online entrepreneurs want beautiful images, but cannot afford the cost of traditional stock photos. The photographers who are able to break into the traditional stock photo market are able to satisfy their needs. When you refer to stock photography, you usually speak of microstock photography. Before we dive any further, we have to dive a little deeper.

If you submit your photos to a stock photo website or a microstock agency, you retain the copyright to the photos. As a photographer, the copyright remains with you, but you are licensed and sold on the market, which means that you can continue to produce and process on that basis.

Types of licenses and how to price

There are various types of licenses that websites and photo agencies can use, which you should consider when selling your photos. Normally, most stock photo sites have a flat fee that buyers simply pay to use their images. This fee is considered similar to a one-time user agreement, but does not allow the buyer to resell the photos or claim ownership of them.

Consider that this aspect of the business is no longer as lucrative as it used to be, and many stock exchange agencies now offer millions of images online. Instead, you may consider sharing your images on other sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media sites. The price of stock photos on these sites has fallen significantly in recent years, and many of them now offer more than half a million images online.

Not all companies can afford to hire photographers to take pictures exclusively for them. With an initial payout of less than a dollar per image from stock photo agencies, many photographers find the opportunity attractive because they can make money from the photos they have already taken, whether they are marketing or selling their own stock photos.

As a result, online stock photo sales have become popular in recent years, allowing companies to access generic stock images at a fraction of the cost.

As a photographer, you need to sell your stock photos to earn a decent passive income. As stock photos have become popular on websites, more and more professional photographers are asking themselves the question “How do I sell my stock photos?” and what do I pay for them?

Successful British photographer Cathy Yeulet says she receives a basic subscription for her photos: “I get a monthly fee of about $1,000 to $2,500 for a stock photo and $1,200 to $2,300 for the photos.

Note: It is possible to get more money if your photos exceed a certain download threshold or if you sign up to be part of an exclusive program. At iStock, contributors receive an entry fee of $1,000 to $2,500 for a stock photo and an exclusive contribution rate of $45, which increases with the number of images uploaded.

Archive photography is an integral part of the photo industry, but it also costs buyers much more than taking their own photo shoots, which cost between $1,000 and $2,500 to organize and shoot. Although competitive, the field of stock photography has been a boon for technically oriented photographers, as taking portraits and weddings is a great opportunity to invest in creating and marketing a quality product to unknown potential customers.

Note: when you submit your photos to sell on various platforms or you plan to sell on your website, you should consider watermarking your photos and only give your clients the original versions of your photos after they pay for them. You can use Watermarkup to watermark multiple photos at a time before uploading. It’s an easy to use watermarking application.

Should I Sell Digitals with a Watermark?

sell photos online
sell photos online

In the 21st century, technology is more and more advanced and plays an important part in our lives. Thanks to the Internet, now we can connect with friends around the world via social media platforms. We can read news and watch videos for free. We can also have opportunities to create online stores to sell your products to other people that are far from your place.

If you are selling online, the initial things, that you need to have, are products and photos of your products. But in this digital era, other people can easily steal your photos and use them for their stores. 

To protect your hard work and not let other people use your photos without your consent, sometimes you wonder whether you should watermark your digitals or not.

Should I sell digitals with a watermark?

The answer is Yes. Many online stores and sellers around the world often face the same problem that their photos or their digital assets are stolen and used for other purposes. 

If you go online and visit many forums related to eCommerce, online selling platforms, and social media places, you will see a lot of complaints from many sellers. If you sell your products on Etsy, you can see that many product photos of Etsy sellers are stolen. It is not a new thing.

To prevent the situation, you should watermark all your product photos before posting on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Watermarking your digital assets is not only a good way to protect your assets but also a powerful marketing tool for your company and brand. 

Many shops and online sellers often add watermarks to their product images to make customers remember their brands easier.

When users and customers share the images, other people will know who created the images and know more about the brands. That is a powerful marketing way and the cost to make the watermarks is really cheap.

You can watermark your product photos or prints or designs and upload them to your online store/platforms. But remember that you shouldn’t upload the original photos or digitals. You should watermark and upload lower resolution versions and keep the high quality and original versions private.

When customers purchase your digital products or photos, at that time you should show and give them the original version you created.

A few things to consider

  1. When you plan to sell digitals on the web, you should always have your own licenses. You can create your own licenses or read other licenses for reference. When you sell photos, designs, arts, and graphics online, licenses are important. They will tell your buyers about what they can do with your products and what they cannot do. The licenses are also your best friends when it comes to copyright protection. Several eCommerce platforms also have their own licenses and before you sell your digital products on the platforms, you should read them carefully.
  2. You should often check whether your digitals or photos are stolen or used without your permission or not. There are many ways to check this. You can use Google Image Search or often visit other stores to check. This habit will help you protect your digital products better.

 

How to Prevent Your Website from Image Theft

product photos
 a product photo

In this digital era, nowadays everyone can copy and download images, videos, software from the Internet to their computers. And it is easy to duplicate or replicate the files from one version to many clones. Users can simply copy and paste to achieve the task.

People can steal your images from your website and social media accounts very easily. Some will use them for personal purposes, but unfortunately, many others will use the photos for commercial purposes. Many online stores are complaining that their product images were stolen and used by other shops. You have invested your time and money in the photos and now they are being used by others without your permission.

How people steal images from the web

  1. It is very easy for people to download or save images from the web to their computers and drives. They can simply right-click on the image they want, and they can choose “Save images as…” and the image will be downloaded to their computers. 
  2. Some people will use the web browser to download all the web page. And in the downloaded folders, there will be your photos. They can choose “Save page as…” to do so. 
  3. Many stock photos are now shared on illegal websites and hosting. Users can go there and download them. 
image theft
image theft

How you will be affected if someone steals the assets

  1. First, you will be very angry about that. You invested time and money to take the pictures and bring them to the world. 
  2. If you are selling your products online, your competitors and other online stores will use them for their websites. Customers will be confused because of the same product photos in many stores. Your brand and business will be affected a lot. 
  3. If they are scamming people to get the money, customers will lose their trust and no longer believe in the stores that have the same product photos. 

How to prevent your website from image theft

  1. Disable right-click option on your website. The Right-click option is the simplest way to download and save images from computers and drives. So if you disable this feature, users will find it hard to save your photos. Many CMS platforms are providing their users with many useful tools to disable the option. If you are using WordPress, Shopify, or BigCommerce, many plugins help you do that. You can search in the WordPress plugin store and find some good ones. If you are running custom made websites, you can hire developers to help you do that. 
  2. Adding a copyright notice and the usage permission related to your images. Add an announcement about the permission of your photos will be a good thing to notify your users. If you specify the rights and the limitations of your image usage, they will not dare to steal your images and use them for their purposes.
  3. Watermark your photos. This is a useful way to protect your photos. When they see your watermark and brands, if they save and download, they cannot use them for their websites. Moreover, watermarks are good ways to promote your website and products. There is much software that helps you watermark your photos. Several applications help you add watermark to each photo separately. Other applications help you watermark batches of photos at the same time. 
  4. Never share high-resolution quality images. It is a useful way to protect your photos. Users can only download your compressed versions of your images. And of course, the qualities are not good enough as the original versions. When you own your originals, you still have the right to control what you have.
  5. Add a DMCA notification to your website. This is another way to show your visitors that your website, content, and photos are protected by DMCA. This will discourage thieves from trying to steal your images. 
  6. If you are a photographer and planning to submit your photos to photography websites, you should read carefully the instructions, licenses and what they would do with your images. Do the websites allow users to download your photos for free or low-resolution photos?

In general, it is easier and easier for people to download and save images from the Internet nowadays. But to ensure that your photos will be protected and not be downloaded illegally, you should combine all the above-mentioned ways we suggested in the article.