KeepSnap Blog KeepSnap Blog https://keepsnap.com/blog Tue, 28 Jun 2016 02:55:45 +0200 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 02:55:45 +0200 What Is the Oldest Photo of the Moon in the World? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/oldest-photo-of-the-moon oldest-photo-of-the-moon Tue, 28 Jun 2016 02:55:45 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5771cafccb074.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5771cafccb074.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p>It may seem that moon and cosmos photography is a pretty new thing that came around during the previous 50 or 70 years. However, photographs of the Moon existed even in the 19th century. Find out about the oldest photograph of the Moon, when it was taken and by whom. Keep reading!</p> <p>&hellip; KeepSnap A Paradox of Ultra Wide Angle Lenses: How to Use Them to Make Extraordinary Pictures https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/how-to-use-ultra-wide-angle-lenses how-to-use-ultra-wide-angle-lenses Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:17:15 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5770531188283.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5770531188283.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">If you are a lucky owner of an ultra wide angle lens, you know that the world is so different when you look at it through a lens like this. Further still, it&rsquo;s a lot different from what you imagined it to look like.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Many photographers who are planning to buy an ultra wide angle glass think that their photos&mdash;irrespective of the subject and composition&mdash;will come out looking really awesome just because of the fact that they are using an ultra wide angle. Click click and that&rsquo;s it, right?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This is exactly where the paradox of ultra wide angle lenses pops up, making photographers realize that it&rsquo;s not as easy as they thought. Let&rsquo;s talk about it and find out all do&rsquo;s and dont&rsquo;s when it comes to how to use ultra wide angle lenses.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap How to Make Tack Sharp Photos https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/how-to-take-sharp-photos how-to-take-sharp-photos Thu, 23 Jun 2016 02:00:27 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/576b2660b2fa1.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/576b2660b2fa1.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Perfect image sharpness is the ultimate thing that all photographers long for. Some day you get to understand that&mdash;even when you have mastered all composition, light and color, and post-processing techniques&mdash;it all comes down to how sharp your photos are.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Soft photographs aren&rsquo;t exactly what clients are looking for these days and this is why you should try to achieve extreme sharpness in all of your shots. These 10 tips that we are sharing with you below will help you understand what&rsquo;s wrong with your pictures and learn how to take tack sharp photos.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap Photos of Hasselblad X1D Leaked:The First Mirrorless Medium Format Camera in the World https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/hasselblad-x1d-photos-tech-specs hasselblad-x1d-photos-tech-specs Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:35:28 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5769e9f0b1eb2.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5769e9f0b1eb2.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <div class="text-img-wr">A few hours ago guys from <a href="http://photorumors.com/2016/06/21/the-new-hasselblad-x1d-medium-format-mirrorless-camera-leaked-online/">Photorumors</a>&nbsp;received a message from one of their users with&nbsp;leaked photos of Hasselblad X1D camera&mdash;the world's first mirrorless medium format camera&mdash;as well as some technical specifications and info on lenses. The official release of the camera is scheduled for tomorrow but you can have a peek into how this monster looks like and its features right now.</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap Can You Use Nikon Lenses on Canons and Canon Lenses on Nikons? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/canon-nikon-lenses-on-cameras canon-nikon-lenses-on-cameras Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:27:57 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/576760e7a6112.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/576760e7a6112.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Currently&nbsp;we see a trend where so many people who were used to shooting with either Nikons or Canons would like to change their camera brand. However, if you are a professional photographer and have a lot of gear, it would be difficult to change all your lenses at once. This is why so many Nikon and Canon users&nbsp;are wondering whether they can use their lenses on&nbsp;a camera made by the other brand.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The short answer to this question is yes, you can use an adapter and shoot with Nikon lenses on a Canon DSLRs but not the other way around. Why is that?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap Color Contrast in Photography https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/color-contrast-in-photography color-contrast-in-photography Sun, 19 Jun 2016 04:11:33 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"> <div class="text-img-wr"> <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5766004331873.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5766004331873.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Every photographer who strives after perfection understands the importance of practicing daily and constantly improving their photography. But if you take it really seriously, in about a year or so the time that I like to call a slow-down phase comes. This is the moment when your photos just remain on the same level of quality irrespective of how much you practice or do to improve.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This is a pretty common phenomenon and usually it&rsquo;s about making a leap from amateur to professional photography. And as a matter of course, professional photography requires you to know many advanced techniques that you can&rsquo;t really learn through trial and error and may need some guiding to understand.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">One of these techniques is color contrast and it&rsquo;s about grasping the relationships between colors as well as learning to combine them and make them stand out in order to make your photos more powerful.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap KeepSnap June 2016 Event List https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/event-list-keepsnap-8 event-list-keepsnap-8 Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:39:19 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"> <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5762482cabd0f.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5762482cabd0f.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;">KeepSnap was made for independent photographers who like taking photos of people and would like to turn their passion into earnings. You only need to sign up, print off your business cards, go out to take photos of people and give them your cards, and then upload the photos to KeepSnap. Customers will enter your gallery and purchase the shots they like priced at $0.99 to $19.99 for a picture.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Previously we mentioned that the best and easiest way to earn with KeepSnap is by covering events. That's why we are going to publish monthly infographics with event lists in the most popular cities for KeepSnap photographers. This month we'll tell you about events in New York, London, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Just pick out the event you like, get your camera, and set out on a photohunt.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap What is 35mm Focal Length Equivalent of an iPhone Camera? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/iphone-focal-length-equivalent-35mm iphone-focal-length-equivalent-35mm Sun, 12 Jun 2016 22:42:43 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/575dc8e9398e1.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/575dc8e9398e1.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the world of mobile photography, iPhone cameras tend to lead the way in terms of image quality, sharpness, and colors for almost a decade since iPhone 1 was released in 2007. And though we make photos using our mobile phones almost daily&mdash;and most often we shoot using an iPhone&mdash;we don't really have the slightest notion about the focal length (or its 35mm equivalent) of the iPhone's lens and&nbsp;the size of the phone camera's sensor. Let's find it out.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap Interviewing Jaime Pavon: Mesmerizing Balance between Good and Bad https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/jaime-pavon-photographer-interview jaime-pavon-photographer-interview Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:51:01 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/575a44cd2340a.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/575a44cd2340a.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jaime Pavon Aviles is a 31-year-old Ecuadorian fashion and editorial photographer. He has worked with a great many acknowledged Ecuador&rsquo;s companies and his photos were published by various brands and magazines from Mexico, Costa Rica, Spain, Argentina, and Colombia. Among his clients are Ford, Nestea, Halls, Movistar, Axe, Ecuador&rsquo;s government, and so on.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Jaime has been taking photos for life for over 11 years, but in future he&rsquo;d like to devote himself only to giving photography workshops and performing photography exhibitions of his work. Be sure to check out his&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/jaimepavonaviles/">Instagram account</a>&nbsp;with daily new updates.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">&hellip; KeepSnap KeepSnap and Reflex Mania: Conquering Europe https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/keepsnap-and-reflex-mania-affiliation keepsnap-and-reflex-mania-affiliation Tue, 07 Jun 2016 04:53:52 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/575636aa6653e.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/575636aa6653e.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are growing daily and so is the number of our friends all around the world. Although we provide services worldwide, at first we wanted to gain presence in the English speaking world and then move to the other countries. This moment has come and the first country is Italy.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We teamed up with awesome guys from <a href="http://www.reflex-mania.com/">Reflex Mania</a>&mdash;an Italian website with loads of helpful photography content and an equipment store&mdash;in order to reach thousands of skilled photographers based in Italy. Let&rsquo;s see what Reflex Mania is about.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><strong>&hellip; KeepSnap What Does Leica Mean? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/what-leica-means what-leica-means Mon, 06 Jun 2016 06:10:32 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5754f6b57421e.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5754f6b57421e.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Everybody knows&mdash;and someone is even dreaming of getting one&mdash;legendary Leica cameras which were the world's first compact cameras, but there aren't many people who know the meaning of the company's name. Let's find it out.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap KeepSnap Directory May Monthly Digest https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/keepsnap-directory-best-photos-digest-11 keepsnap-directory-best-photos-digest-11 Sun, 05 Jun 2016 04:14:18 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/57538b0fca660.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/57538b0fca660.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p>Last year we launched a project for photographers called <a href="../../../../directory/add-your-business">KeepSnap Directory</a>&nbsp;where you can publish your portfolio and find clients that will hire you. The project has already attracted numerous photographers from all around the world and some of them are really good.&nbsp;Check out these awesome photos, <a href="../../../../blog/photography-insipiration">get inspired</a>, and join us to get new customers! The best photos of our photographers will be published monthly.</p> <p>Lucky photographers who were featured in this month's digest are Craig Shinn Photography, Marcus Langevin, Carrie Edwards, Jen Macarelli, Angie Hurst, William Pead, Lil' Blue Farm Photography, and Iris van Liempt. Here we go!</p> <p>&hellip; KeepSnap How to Take Awesome Photos of Food https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/how-to-take-photos-of-food how-to-take-photos-of-food Sat, 04 Jun 2016 04:34:20 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/575237188e841.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/575237188e841.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Time flies really fast and the world is becoming a more developed place where every kid has a smartphone with Internet access and everyone&rsquo;s on social networks. And though <a href="https://www.instagram.com/">Instagram</a>&nbsp;really helped to through the cause of photography and let people understand the beauty of certain photography genres, it definitely made things worse for other styles.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Food photography is one of them. Food is a huge part of our daily life and this is why lately there are so many photos of it&mdash;most of them being amateur and of low quality&mdash;somehow depreciating this genre.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">However, often it&rsquo;s important to forget all photos of food you&rsquo;ve seen on Instagram and remember how beautiful, delicate, and surprising it can be if done professionally. Check out our five essential tips to learn food photography.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap How to Buy a Quality Used DSLR https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/how-to-buy-a-good-used-dslr how-to-buy-a-good-used-dslr Mon, 30 May 2016 03:08:11 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/574b8f927f1fa.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/574b8f927f1fa.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">The technology is advancing very rapidly and dozens of new state-of-the-art cameras come out every year. By looking at the prices of the most modern models&mdash;for example, <a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1120493-REG/nikon_1553_d810a_dslr_camera_body.html">Nikon D810A body-only version costs ridiculous $3800 as of May 2016</a>&mdash;you get to understand that you would simply not have enough money to test every new camera.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This is why buying a used DSLR may be a really good idea if you are on a tight budget but still want to have a good camera. Many photographers tend to avoid deals&nbsp;from the market of used cameras because a DSLR is a very sophisticated tool and there&rsquo;s a lot of room for error upon choosing it.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">However, it won&rsquo;t be too difficult to get a quality used DSLR if you follow some general rules and your common sense. Today we will talk about how you should choose a good used camera and give you a couple of useful tips about what you should pay your attention to when buying one.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap The First Photo of the Earth Taken from Space https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/the-first-photo-from-space the-first-photo-from-space Sun, 29 May 2016 02:16:08 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/574a30e6e4185.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/574a30e6e4185.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Space photography and Earth photography are big topics nowadays and life of any dweller of a big city would have been impossible without them. However, back in the old days it wasn't like that. Let's find out when the era of Earth and space photography started and how&nbsp;exactly it happened.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap Complete Guide to Autofocus and AF Modes Part 3 https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/complete-guide-to-autofocus-and-af-modes-part-3 complete-guide-to-autofocus-and-af-modes-part-3 Thu, 26 May 2016 11:25:25 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5746c005d007d.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5746c005d007d.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">If you are an enthusiast photographer, you know that autofocus and autofocus modes are one of the most difficult things in digital photography and it may take months to grasp these concepts. We already talked about autofocus types, AF points, and focus modes in <a href="../../../../blog/post/complete-guide-to-autofocus-and-af-modes-part-1">Part 1</a>&nbsp;and <a href="../../../../blog/post/complete-guide-to-autofocus-and-af-modes-part-2">Part 2</a>&nbsp;of our guides to AF, and today we are taking our explications further.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Learn everything about yet another AF concept which may seem confusing at first&mdash;AF Area Modes&mdash;that will help you reach perfection in focusing only on the most important in your photographs.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap What Was the First Camera Phone in the World? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/first-camera-phone first-camera-phone Mon, 23 May 2016 02:08:51 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/574249f246e3c.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/574249f246e3c.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the year 2016 we all feel so used to cameras in our smartphones that take high-quality pictures, but literally a decade ago a camera phone was something really new and unique. When was the world's first camera phone released and, more interestingly, how did people react to this news?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap Photojournalism vs Studio Cameras: What Is the Difference? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/photojournalism-and-studio-cameras photojournalism-and-studio-cameras Sun, 22 May 2016 04:07:22 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/574114440a5f0.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/574114440a5f0.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p>Photographers make pictures for a wide variety of reasons and work in a wide range of styles. And though there are hundreds of different genres, photography is usually divided into studio photography and photojournalism. However, studio photography doesn&rsquo;t necessarily mean that the photos should be taken indoors, whilst photojournalism doesn&rsquo;t always have to do with journalism.</p> <p>The former includes styles like portrait, fashion, model, landscape, street, wedding, event, wildlife, and product/architecture photography where quality and artistic element are more important than quantity and speed. Photojournalism is mainly about political, sports, and journalism photography where reaction and shooting speed mean a lot.</p> <p>Most of professional DSLRs are designed correspondingly and have different technical characteristics and features. Let&rsquo;s find out the differences between the two and learn which one suits your photography needs better.</p> <p>&hellip; KeepSnap How to Use Adjustment Brush Tool in Lightroom https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/how-to-use-adjustment-brush-lightroom how-to-use-adjustment-brush-lightroom Thu, 19 May 2016 09:18:36 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/573d673fbaade.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/573d673fbaade.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p>And though many amateur photographers think that <a href="../../../../blog/post/how-to-edit-raw-photos">Lightroom is not a really powerful tool for post-processing</a>&mdash;alas, giving all the fame to sophisticated Adobe Photoshop&mdash;it actually has everything that you will need to turn the look of your photos upside down including a couple of advanced tools.</p> <p>Today we will talk about Adjustment Brush&mdash;which is one of these advanced tools&mdash;that you can use to edit certain areas of the photo by painting over them with a brush.</p> <p>&hellip; KeepSnap What Is the Fastest Lens in the World? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/the-fastest-lens-ever the-fastest-lens-ever Sun, 15 May 2016 03:54:51 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5737d6a2e20f9.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5737d6a2e20f9.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p>Nowadays DSLR vendors are playing an interesting marketing game which is fuelled by competition. It's about launching a camera&mdash;either point-and-shoot or DSLR&mdash;that will outdo all others in the number of megapixels. Half a century ago&nbsp;the game was almost the same, but the aim was different. The world's most renowned brands were competing in creating the fastest lens. What did they achieve?</p> <p>&hellip; KeepSnap How to Become a Model Photographer in 5 Steps https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/becoming-a-model-photographer becoming-a-model-photographer Sat, 14 May 2016 05:48:58 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/57369fd75d91d.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/57369fd75d91d.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Model photography is exciting and challenging. That is why it tempts so many photographers that work in completely different genres. But when the photographer has decided to try themselves in this mysteriously beautiful style, they usually have a lot of questions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Where do you look for models? What is a better location for the photo shoot, a photo studio or outdoors? And how to organize the model photo shoot?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Today we will answer these and other questions about model and lookbook photography and tell you what you need to do to become a model photographer in 5 easy steps.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap KeepSnap May 2016 Event List https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/event-list-keepsnap-7 event-list-keepsnap-7 Thu, 12 May 2016 00:46:33 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5733b495a69e8.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5733b495a69e8.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">KeepSnap was made for independent photographers who like taking photos of people and would like to turn their passion into earnings. You only need to sign up, print off your business cards, go out to take photos of people and give them your cards, and then upload the photos to KeepSnap. Customers will enter your gallery and purchase the shots they like priced at $0.99 to $19.99 for a picture.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Previously we mentioned that the best and easiest way to earn with KeepSnap is by covering events. That's why we are going to publish monthly infographics with event lists in the most popular cities for KeepSnap photographers. This month we'll tell you about events in New York, London, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Just pick out the event you like, get your camera, and set out on a photohunt.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap 10 Photography Principles of Ivan Nava https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/10-photo-principles-ivan-nava 10-photo-principles-ivan-nava Wed, 11 May 2016 00:14:49 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr" style="text-align: justify;"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/57325b90e83c0.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/57325b90e83c0.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ivan Nava, whom we </span><a href="../../../../blog/post/interview-with-ivan-nava"><span style="font-weight: 400;">interviewed</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> a year ago, is back with more exciting and inspiring stories as well as helpful photography tips. Today he will share with you his 10 photography principles&mdash;which he came up with during his 15-year-long involvement in photography&mdash;that helped him become a professional and globally acknowledged photographer. Come on in!</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><strong>&hellip; KeepSnap What Was the World's First Camera with Autofocus? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/first-camera-with-autofocus first-camera-with-autofocus Mon, 09 May 2016 06:21:04 +0200 <p><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/57300eb90b2fb.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/57300eb90b2fb.jpeg" alt="" /></a></p> <p>Photography has been born about 150 years ago and if we are to think in these terms, autofocus in cameras becomes a pretty recent invention. When has it been added to SLRs and point-and-shoot cameras for the first time?</p> <p>&hellip; KeepSnap 5 Reasons Why Your Photos Are Blurry https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/why-my-photos-are-blurry why-my-photos-are-blurry Thu, 05 May 2016 05:55:25 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/572ac30e6cb6b.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/572ac30e6cb6b.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">One of the major problems of a beginner photographer&mdash;apart from going through the challenge of changing lenses for the first time without breaking something&mdash;is that most of their photos turn out blurry for no apparent reason.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">After reading numerous how-tos and tutorials about this issue on the web, photographers will most probably become even more confused than before. This happens because all these guides mention only one reason for blurred photos, which is camera shake.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">However, everything is not as easy as this and the problem is a lot deeper. This is why we think we should start with explaining what blur is and then talk about the most common reasons that cause it.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap KeepSnap Directory April Monthly Digest https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/keepsnap-directory-best-photos-digest-10 keepsnap-directory-best-photos-digest-10 Wed, 04 May 2016 03:15:41 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/57294682aba8a.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/57294682aba8a.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p>Last year we launched a project for photographers called <a href="../../../../directory/add-your-business">KeepSnap Directory</a>&nbsp;where you can publish your portfolio and find clients that will hire you. The project has already attracted numerous photographers from all around the world and some of them are really good.&nbsp;Check out these awesome photos, <a href="../../../../blog/photography-insipiration">get inspired</a>, and join us to get new customers! The best photos of our photographers will be published monthly.</p> <p>Lucky photographers who were featured in this month's digest are Nikolay Brovkin, Alexandra Reinwald, Ricardo Bernardo, Sergio Paschero, Anthony Medina, Rajeev Raj, Angie Dutton, Tony Unwin, Ami Esh, and Steven W Foster. Here we go!</p> <p>&hellip; KeepSnap Complete Guide to Autofocus and AF Modes Part 2 https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/complete-guide-to-autofocus-and-af-modes-part-2 complete-guide-to-autofocus-and-af-modes-part-2 Mon, 02 May 2016 05:28:51 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5726c96c63b3b.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5726c96c63b3b.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">In our <a href="../../../../blog/post/complete-guide-to-autofocus-and-af-modes-part-1">Complete Guide to Autofocus Part 1</a>&nbsp;you learned how autofocus points work and found out about the autofocus system types&mdash;active as well as phase detection and contrast detection passive AF systems&mdash;and which ones of them are used nowadays.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Since the topic of autofocus is so wide and tends to be a bit complicated for most of photographers, we decided to divide our story into a couple of parts. Today we will talk about the focus modes available in modern DSLR cameras and explain you how they are different and which one you should use in certain situations.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap 15 Most Interesting Photography Facts from KeepSnap Vol. 3 https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/best-photography-facts-3 best-photography-facts-3 Sun, 01 May 2016 04:04:11 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"> <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/572568d93b00c.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/572568d93b00c.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Back in 2015&nbsp;we started publishing&nbsp;<a href="../../../../blog/interesting-facts">Interesting Facts about Photography</a>&nbsp;in hour blog. For over a year this section has&nbsp;gathered dozens of cool&nbsp;photography facts that can make you laugh, raise the eyebrows in surprise, or even become a little sad or melancholic for a moment. Check out the 15 most interesting and exciting photography facts from our blog in this post.</p> <p>&hellip; KeepSnap The Best Portrait Lenses for Nikon https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/best-nikon-portrait-lenses best-nikon-portrait-lenses Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:01:11 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5720554601f6c.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5720554601f6c.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">A couple of days ago our readers in <a href="https://twitter.com/KeepSnap">Twitter</a>&nbsp;asked us to write an article about a very important topic that becomes literally your day-to-day concern when you decide to become a photographer. It&rsquo;s choosing the right lens for the photography style you work in. And if it&rsquo;s <a href="../../../../blog/post/portrait-photo-best-tips">portrait photography</a>, then things can seem a bit too complicated.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">If you are about to buy a new lens but still can&rsquo;t decide which one precisely it&rsquo;s going to be&mdash;and numerous articles on the web are not making too much sense and sound confusing&mdash;then you should check this list of the best Nikon portrait lenses with descriptions and prices we&rsquo;ve prepared for you.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap How to Create Swirly Bokeh? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/how-to-create-swirly-bokeh how-to-create-swirly-bokeh Mon, 25 Apr 2016 06:09:24 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/571d984460510.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/571d984460510.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">You may have seen amazing portrait photos with killer bokeh that had something swirly about it. What is actually this effect, how does it work, how can you create it?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap How to Make Eyes Pop in Photoshop in 5 Steps https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/how-to-edit-eyes-in-photoshop how-to-edit-eyes-in-photoshop Sat, 23 Apr 2016 02:27:40 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/571abf9f989b6.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/571abf9f989b6.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">If you are a beginner or enthusiast photographer, then the chances are that every time you are watching portrait photos taken by professionals, you are wondering how they make eyes of their models so expressive, bright, and colorful.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">If this is the case and if you already rummaged through all possible features of Lightroom, but still can&rsquo;t understand how they do it, we&rsquo;ve got an answer. It&rsquo;s all done in Adobe Photoshop in five simple steps. In this guide you will learn how to brighten the eyes, add color to the eyes, and sharpen the eyes. All in under 10 minutes. Let&rsquo;s go!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap 10 Best Photography Equipment Reviews Vol. 3 https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/10-best-photography-reviews-3 10-best-photography-reviews-3 Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:01:31 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/57170d1e1a39f.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/57170d1e1a39f.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">If you are passionate about photography&mdash;just like we are&mdash;we bet that you are browsing <a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/">B&amp;H</a>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<a href="http://amazon.com/">Amazon</a>&nbsp;at least two or three times a week looking for new lenses and gear (even though you already have three, four, or even five quality optics) and trying to fight away the voices in your head that are telling you to buy it. If you can resist no more, this post is for you.</p> <p>This is the third&nbsp;volume of our&nbsp;digest on the best photography gear. Check out ten reviews on the best <a href="../../../../blog/photography-equipment">photography equipment</a>&nbsp;from <a href="../../../../blog/">KeepSnap blog</a>&nbsp;and choose your brand-new toy.</p> <p>&hellip; KeepSnap How to Create Perfect Portraits: 5 Steps https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/perfect-portrait-guide perfect-portrait-guide Thu, 14 Apr 2016 07:23:07 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/570f28897676b.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/570f28897676b.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p>Photographers often think that one has to turn into a professional at first to be able to make awesome portraits. Also, they think that a photography studio, full-frame camera, fancy lenses, lighting equipment, and a lot of other sophisticated stuff is a must to take a decent portrait photo.</p> <p>And though portrait photography is definitely a kind of art in itself, actually it&rsquo;s not that difficult to make a good portrait photograph and you won&rsquo;t need to have all these things we named above. To tell you the truth, portraits are simple as one, two, three, four, and five.</p> <p>&hellip; KeepSnap Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G Review https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/nikon-50mm-afs-f18-review nikon-50mm-afs-f18-review Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:24:45 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/570de46f52a3f.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/570de46f52a3f.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p>Since the very first moment they have been launched, and this happened back in the 70&rsquo;s, 50mm fixed lenses were always a big thing. Even though the progress and technology lead to inevitable consequences in the photography market, bringing fancy and universal zoom lenses in, currently the 50mm f/1.8 fixed lens still remains to be the choice of both beginners and professionals when it comes to portrait and model photography. It works perfectly on both FX and DX cameras.</p> <p>Today we&rsquo;re going to review the latest generation 50mm lens by Nikon, f/1.8G, and talk about why you should get it right now if you are a Nikon shooter.</p> <p>&hellip; KeepSnap KeepSnap April 2016 Event List https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/event-list-keepsnap-6 event-list-keepsnap-6 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 04:24:15 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/570dabc52e8ad.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/570dabc52e8ad.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">KeepSnap was made for independent photographers who like taking photos of people and would like to turn their passion into earnings. You only need to sign up, print off your business cards, go out to take photos of people and give them your cards, and then upload the photos to KeepSnap. Customers will enter your gallery and purchase the shots they like priced at $0.99 to $19.99 for a picture.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Previously we mentioned that the best and easiest way to earn with KeepSnap is by covering events. That's why we are going to publish monthly infographics with event lists in the most popular cities for KeepSnap photographers. This month we'll tell you about events in New York, London, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Just pick out the event you like, get your camera, and set out on a photohunt.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap How Was Windows 10 Desktop Photo Made? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/windows10-wallpaper-makingof windows10-wallpaper-makingof Sun, 10 Apr 2016 04:42:09 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5709bc64dc4c4.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5709bc64dc4c4.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Over 100 million of people all around the world have updated their computers to Windows 10 by April 2016. Micrsoft has always made smart wallpapers for their Windows OSes, but the desktop image from Windows 10 has a catch to it because it's a photography and not a graphical image. How was it made?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap Complete Guide to Autofocus and AF Modes Part 1 https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/complete-guide-to-autofocus-and-af-modes-part-1 complete-guide-to-autofocus-and-af-modes-part-1 Thu, 07 Apr 2016 08:21:42 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"> <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/570616867b06d.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/570616867b06d.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Today we&rsquo;d like to cover something that is believed to be the most difficult thing in photography both for beginners and professionals. It&rsquo;s a huge topic which causes a lot of questions that are followed by shoulder-shrugging and eyebrow-raising instead of clear answers. The name of this thing is autofocus and everything that it involves.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Since there&rsquo;s so much to talk about on this theme, we decided to break it into several parts. This one will feature information about the way autofocus functions, autofocus types, and autofocus points.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap KeepSnap Directory March Monthly Digest https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/keepsnap-directory-best-photos-digest-9 keepsnap-directory-best-photos-digest-9 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 00:22:53 +0200 <p><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5702e716e3235.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5702e716e3235.jpeg" alt="" /></a></p> <p>Last year we launched a project for photographers called <a href="../../../../directory/add-your-business">KeepSnap Directory</a>&nbsp;where you can publish your portfolio and find clients that will hire you. The project has already attracted numerous photographers from all around the world and some of them are really good.&nbsp;Check out these awesome photos, <a href="../../../../blog/photography-insipiration">get inspired</a>, and join us to get new customers! The best photos of our photographers will be published monthly.</p> <p>Lucky photographers who were featured in this month's digest are Rabii Kessis, Ricard Vaque, Allen W., Marcel Abuer, Frank Jackson, Esteban Alejandro Fern&aacute;ndez, Christos Tsoumplekas, Cute World Photographie, Rick Schmidt, and Sergey Bychenko. Here we go!</p> <p>&hellip; KeepSnap What Is Exposure Bracketing? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/what-is-exposure-bracketing what-is-exposure-bracketing Mon, 04 Apr 2016 04:29:14 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5701d1504fa3b.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5701d1504fa3b.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">About a month ago we published a post where we explained you the concept of <a href="../../../../es/blog/post/everything-about-exposure-compensation">exposure compensation</a>, which is really helpful in dealing with situations where lighting is difficult. However, there is yet another feature associated with exposure compensation that most of the modern DSLRs have, letting you facilitate the process of taking photos in poor or weird lighting even more.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It&rsquo;s called exposure bracketing and can be done either automatically or manually in order to make fail-safe photos. Let us tell you more about it.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap 15 Most Interesting Photography Facts from KeepSnap Vol. 2 https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/best-photography-facts-2 best-photography-facts-2 Sun, 03 Apr 2016 02:54:15 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/570068d8a623c.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/570068d8a623c.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p>Just over a year ago we started our blog section called <a href="../../../../blog/interesting-facts">Interesting Facts about Photography</a>&nbsp;and since then it gathered dozens of exciting photography facts that can make you laugh, raise the eyebrows in surprise, or even become a little sad or melancholic for a moment. Check out the 15 most interesting and exciting photography facts from our blog in this post.</p> <p>&hellip; KeepSnap Google Nik’s Collection Went Free: Reviewing Silver Efex Pro 2 https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/nik-collection-silver-efex-pro-review nik-collection-silver-efex-pro-review Thu, 31 Mar 2016 07:02:52 +0200 <div class="text-img-wr"> <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56fcaed86c526.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56fcaed86c526.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;">If you are doing photography for life or are at least interested in the world of photography, then you probably heard about the collection of customizable filters and adjustable presets by Google called Nik&rsquo;s collection. It features seven sets of filters that are meant to be used for varied purposes, but the most popular one is Silver Efex Pro, which is used for converting photos into B/W and editing them.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Earlier the Nik&rsquo;s Collection pack used to cost gob-smacking $499. Later on the price dropped down to $149, which is still expensive but much more affordable. However, last week Google announced that the software pack is now free for everyone. What does it mean? It means that it&rsquo;s high time to try it out.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Keep reading to learn more information about Google Nik&rsquo;s and check out our review on Silver Efex Pro 2 with awesome sample pics.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap 15 Most Interesting Photography Facts from KeepSnap Vol. 1 https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/best-photography-facts-1 best-photography-facts-1 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 06:52:24 +0200 <p><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56f8b58d70fa8.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56f8b58d70fa8.jpeg" alt="" /></a></p> <p>Just over a year ago we started our blog section called <a href="../../../../blog/interesting-facts">Interesting Facts about Photography</a>&nbsp;and since then it gathered dozens of exciting photography facts that can make you laugh, raise the eyebrows in surprise, or even become a little sad or melancholic for a moment. Check out the 15 most interesting and exciting photography facts from our blog in this post.</p> <p>&hellip; KeepSnap What's New in Adobe Lightroom CC? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/whats-new-adobe-lightroom-cc whats-new-adobe-lightroom-cc Sat, 26 Mar 2016 03:07:42 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56f5eed77d65e.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56f5eed77d65e.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">The few of nowadays professional photographers can imagine their life without post-processing photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. This tool was released by Adobe in 2006 as a lighter version of Photoshop which was meant to be more efficient to photographers and not to designers.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The program became really popular among both enthusiast and professional photographers because it turned out really easy-to-use. Since 2006, Adobe released six versions of Lightroom, with the last one released less than a year ago. It is called Lightroom CC&mdash;although if you upgrade to it from your Lightroom 5 it would still be called Lightroom 6&mdash;and in this article we would like to give an overview of the new features that were added to it.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/nikon-10-24mm-dx-lens-review nikon-10-24mm-dx-lens-review Thu, 24 Mar 2016 01:48:41 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56f337e3856af.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56f337e3856af.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">When photographers only begin their career, they are usually divided into two types. The former dream of having an ultrazoom lens&mdash;something which goes beyond 200mm&mdash;and the latter feel like they are living their life in vain without having an ultra-wide-angle lens.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This review is dedicated to the latter type of photographers, unveiling the truth and all details behind the widest DX lens in the Nikon line-up. Please welcome ultra-wide Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX lens and keep reading to find out more about it!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap How Many DSLRs Are Sold Yearly All over the World? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/worldwide-yearly-dslr-sales worldwide-yearly-dslr-sales Mon, 21 Mar 2016 04:24:48 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56ef689ee17f1.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56ef689ee17f1.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">The global DSLR market looks massive and it seems like the number of photographers literally doubles every year in every country of the world. Keep reading to find out the exact figures and statistics on the total number of DSLRs sold worldwide yearly.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap How to Edit Seemingly Uneditable Photos https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/how-to-edit-uneditable-photos-in-lightroom how-to-edit-uneditable-photos-in-lightroom Mon, 21 Mar 2016 04:10:16 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56ef64c0332f0.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56ef64c0332f0.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">You know how difficult it can be to capture the right moment. And even more so because this exact moment may never come back again and will be lost. Just imagine the situation&mdash;which we are sure happened so many times to you&mdash;when you are walking around the city with your camera and see something awesome. You manage to capture the moment, which is gone forever straight after that, but the photo turns out to be either overexposed or underexposed beyond retrieve.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Thankfully, in 2016 Adobe Lightroom works wonders and we can give you 90% that almost any photo &mdash;which may be too dark, too bright, have completely screwed white balance, noise, or even dirt on your lens in form of spots&mdash;may be saved. Today we will take an underexposed photo with messed up WB, lots of digital noise, and spots as an example and show you how to make it usable in a few simple steps.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX Review https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/nikon-35mm-f18g nikon-35mm-f18g Wed, 16 Mar 2016 04:32:53 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56e8d1e0907da.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56e8d1e0907da.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Nikon launched this lens back in 2009 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the death of <a href="../../../../blog/post/cartier-bresson-story">Henri Cartier-Bresson</a>. Almost all his life he used one Leica camera and the same 50mm lens to create masterpieces that keep on inspiring photographers even today.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A 35mm lens by Nikon is somewhat similar to the 50mm Cartier-Bresson used. It&rsquo;s made for use with DX cameras, meaning that its 35mm focal length equivalent is 52.5 mm, which is really close. Apart from it, this tiny lens is fast, light, and very cheap. Let&rsquo;s see what Nikon made for us this time!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap What is the World's Widest Non Fish Eye Lens? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/world-widest-lens-no-fish-eye world-widest-lens-no-fish-eye Mon, 14 Mar 2016 03:08:38 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56e61d07056de.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56e61d07056de.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Many of you made photographs at the focal length of 17mm, which is wide. However, there are some lenses&mdash;which are not fish eye&mdash;that offer focal lengths that are a lot wider. Keep reading to find our about the world's widest lens ever!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap How to Promote Your Photography on the Web https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/how-to-promote-your-photography how-to-promote-your-photography Sun, 13 Mar 2016 01:17:03 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56e4b11934511.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56e4b11934511.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">It happened to us all. You buy a great DSLR, the first one in your life that becomes somewhat sacral to you, and a few lenses when you just start with your photography career and&hellip; Then you simply don&rsquo;t know what to do next.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Dozens of questions without answers&mdash;like Where do I find photography clients? and How do I start earning money with photography?&mdash;start flooding your head, making it really difficult to understand how you should act. But every problem always has a couple of solutions, which we would like to cover in this article and help you market your photography online.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap Vello Ringbox Ringflash Adapter https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/vello-ringbox-review vello-ringbox-review Wed, 09 Mar 2016 01:03:23 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56df67fc5e9d9.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56df67fc5e9d9.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">There is a period in the life of every photographer when they start digging professional fashion photos and wondering how fashion photographers manage to create this kind of soft light and pinpoint the subject&rsquo;s eyes.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The answer is both simple and difficult. This effect can be achieved with something called a ringflash adapter. Why is it difficult? Because professional ringflash adapters may cost up to $500 a piece or even more.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">If you&rsquo;re not the type of a person who would pay five hundred bucks for a lighting tool or DIY it, then still there&rsquo;s a solution. Vello has created a cheaper version of a ringflash adapter, Vello Ringbox, that costs only $90. Let&rsquo;s review it!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap KeepSnap Directory February Monthly Digest https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/keepsnap-directory-best-photos-digest-8 keepsnap-directory-best-photos-digest-8 Tue, 08 Mar 2016 01:09:04 +0100 <p><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56de167faeb14.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56de167faeb14.jpeg" alt="" /></a></p> <p>Last year we launched a project for photographers called <a href="../../../../directory/add-your-business">KeepSnap Directory</a>&nbsp;where you can publish your portfolio and find clients that will hire you. The project has already attracted numerous photographers from all around the world and some of them are really good.&nbsp;Check out these awesome photos, <a href="../../../../blog/photography-insipiration">get inspired</a>, and join us to get new customers! The best photos of our photographers will be published monthly.</p> <p>Lucky photographers who were featured in this month's digest are Arpan Kar,&nbsp;Shreshth Vats, Alex Lloyd, Harsha Vajjarapu, Jarek Niskiewicz, Gopi Verma, Koushik Das, Kristian Bertel, and Giorgio Mostarda. Here we go!</p> <p>&hellip; KeepSnap How to Remove Digital Noise in Lightroom https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/remove-noise-lightroom remove-noise-lightroom Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:01:34 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56dcfae006e9d.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56dcfae006e9d.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Imagine yourself that you are walking around the deserted streets of your town at night and you notice something awesome. You will definitely take the camera out of your bag and make a photo, but there&rsquo;s no tripod on you and the picture will have a lot of noise that will mar all beauty of the moment.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Or there can be something else. Your camera may simply have poor low light performance and therefore photos taken even with ISO as low as 600 may look too grainy.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Still there&rsquo;s solution to this problem and it takes literally less than a minute to fix heavy noise in Adobe Lightroom. Let us tell you how it&rsquo;s done.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap What Is the World's Smallest APS-C DSLR? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/worlds-smallest-apsc-dslr worlds-smallest-apsc-dslr Sun, 06 Mar 2016 03:43:47 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56db98ed08fbd.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56db98ed08fbd.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">We are all pretty accustomed to heavy&nbsp;big DSLR cameras&mdash;that weigh about a kilo&mdash;for enthusiast and professional photography. However, there are smaller APS-C DSLRs that shoot as good as their bigger counterparts. Let's find out about the world's smallest <a href="../../../../blog/post/what-is-crop-factor">APS-C</a>&nbsp;DSLR and the company that made it.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap Easy Guide to Exposure Compensation https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/everything-about-exposure-compensation everything-about-exposure-compensation Thu, 03 Mar 2016 23:11:54 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56d8b5f7d669c.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56d8b5f7d669c.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">We all know that the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO form <a href="../../../../page/master-aperture-in-30-minutes">the exposure triangle</a>, controlling how light or dark our photos will turn out. However, in order to properly handle exposure one needs to shoot using the Manual mode and fine-tune these three parameters by themselves.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sometimes you just can&rsquo;t use the manual mode because it takes too much time to adjust the settings properly without losing the moment. If that&rsquo;s your case&mdash;and at the same time you would like to take more control over the lighting&mdash;exposure compensation is the answer. Let us explain what it is as well as when and how it should be used.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap The Difference between 50mm f/1.8D f/1.8G Lenses by Nikon https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/difference-50mmd-50mmg-nikon difference-50mmd-50mmg-nikon Mon, 29 Feb 2016 23:47:25 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56d4ca430a27c.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56d4ca430a27c.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Every photographer who prefers shooting with Nikon cameras knows that this brand produces two very similar prime lenses that are quality and really cheap. It&rsquo;s a <a href="../../../../blog/post/why-you-should-buy-a-50-lens">nifty-fifty</a>&nbsp;50mm portrait fixed lens that comes in two various models by Nikon. They are f/1.8D and f/1.8.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">And though the difference in price is not that big&mdash;$131.95 for f/1.8G and $216.95 for f/1.8D&mdash;and the two lenses are almost equal, there are still some bottlenecks that you should consider before choosing one of them. Today we will tell you what is the difference between the two and why you should go for this or that lens depending on your photography equipment.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap When Was the First Version of Adobe Photoshop Released? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/first-version-photoshop first-version-photoshop Sat, 27 Feb 2016 22:35:59 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56d215f30aaac.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56d215f30aaac.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Photographers use Adobe Photoshop and Abobe Lightroom on a daily basis but&nbsp;not everyone knows how far the software went since its launch. When was it released and what was it used for back then?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap The Best DX Lenses for Nikon https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/the-best-dx-lenses-nikon the-best-dx-lenses-nikon Wed, 24 Feb 2016 21:26:49 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56ce1138b1585.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56ce1138b1585.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">They say that throwing in an interesting question may be a good start for the article. So here it is. Did you know that there are hundreds of AF-S lenses available for Nikon F mount and probably the same amount for Canon EF-S mount? But then how can an enthusiast photographer&mdash;let alone beginners who&rsquo;ve just started&mdash;choose a good time-tested lens?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We have prepared a helpful list of the best lenses for Nikon crop cameras that you can check with every time you would like to buy yourself new optics. Come on in!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD for Canon https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/tamron-17-50mm-review tamron-17-50mm-review Wed, 24 Feb 2016 00:42:02 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56ccedcaef27e.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56ccedcaef27e.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Everybody knows about&mdash;and most probably even owns or owned&mdash;the most standard 18-55mm kit lenses, which are ubiquitous. There are several reasons for this. The focal length range is great and universal, letting you make landscape, street, and portrait photos. Apart from that, these lenses are light, small, and cheap. And though the most expensive 18-55mm kit lens costs only $249, its quality may not be enough for enthusiast photographers.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">However, many photographers that only begin to make photographs seldom know that there&rsquo;s a good replacement for these kit lenses that perform averagely. 17-50mm lenses, which are very similar in terms of the focal range, are built in a more quality way and have better optics and wider aperture.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Branded lenses like this by Canon and Nikon may cost you a penny, but there are nice counterparts produced by third-party companies that are much cheaper. The difference in price between them is $400 for Canon and $1000 for Nikon. Let&rsquo;s review one of such lenses, Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD for Canon <a href="../../../../blog/post/what-is-crop-factor">crop sensor</a>&nbsp;cameras.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap What You Should Know to Avoid Buying an Unofficial Lens https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/official-and-unofficial-lenses official-and-unofficial-lenses Fri, 19 Feb 2016 23:07:32 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56c79216d1052.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56c79216d1052.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">You probably noticed that some photography equipment shops sell lenses, as well as DSLRs, at a much lower price than the official vendors. The most interesting thing is that if you ask the sales assistant about the difference between the lenses they sell and the lenses sold by official resellers, you will be told that there is no difference at all.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Offers like these look really tempting and the chances that you will buy a low quality product are minimal, but still you may hit a wrong company that would try to scam you and sell you a used product instead of an official one. Check out these tips on how to find out whether the lens you&rsquo;re planning to buy is new or used.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap How to Upgrade Your DSLR’s Firmware https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/upgrade-dslr-firmware upgrade-dslr-firmware Mon, 15 Feb 2016 19:54:40 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56c21e9407b70.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56c21e9407b70.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">DSLR cameras&mdash;just like many other programmable digital devices&mdash;use firmware. It is a software program preinstalled in the device that provides it with certain control, monitoring, and data usage features. And the most exciting thing is that the firmware may be and should be updated in order to make the device function better.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Often people who have a DSLR don&rsquo;t examine the menu settings carefully and the firmware update option slips from their attention. Today we decided to explain you how you can update your camera firmware in less than ten minutes and make your DSLR perform more efficiently.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap The World's First Affordable Compact Camera https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/first-compact-camera-affordable first-compact-camera-affordable Sun, 14 Feb 2016 23:26:42 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"> <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56c0ff4f8a502.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56c0ff4f8a502.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> </div> <div class="text-img-wr" style="text-align: justify;">Nowadays a low-quality point-and-shoot camera can be bought for as cheap as a couple of dozens of bucks. But it wasn't always like this for the cameras and photography equipment were something luxurious back in the old days. What was the company that created the world's first affordable compact camera?</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap 10 Best Photography Tips from KeepSnap Vol. 4 https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/10-best-photography-tips-from-keepsnap-vol-4 10-best-photography-tips-from-keepsnap-vol-4 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 22:25:58 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56bf9f5326cb5.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56bf9f5326cb5.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p>Weekend is a great time for sponging up new knowledge about photography and going out to make pictures. This post will feature 10 of our best tips for photographers that we published in our Twitter and Facebook pages in 2015 and 2016. Check them out and improve your photography!</p> <p>&hellip; KeepSnap Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/canon-17-40-f4-review canon-17-40-f4-review Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:50:06 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56bbcc3413fa8.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56bbcc3413fa8.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Professional lenses by Canon and Nikon&mdash;especially for full-frame cameras&mdash;are worth a fortune. They usually have a red (Canon on L lenses) or golden (Nikon on G lenses) ring on the body and seldom cost less than $1000 a piece.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">But there are still a couple of professional specimens in the product range of both Canon and Nikon that are cheaper than a thousand of bucks. Today we&rsquo;ll talk about a professional lens like this, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, that is priced at $749.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap What Is the Most Powerful Lens in the World? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/most-powerful-lens-in-the-world most-powerful-lens-in-the-world Sun, 07 Feb 2016 03:28:02 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56b6222c7c00b.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56b6222c7c00b.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Earlier we made a post about <a href="../../../../blog/post/zeiss-apo-sonnar-lens">the&nbsp;biggest lens of the world</a>&nbsp;that weighs 256 kilos, but today we'd like to tell you about the most powerful lens in the world. Its focal length is staggering 5200mm.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap KeepSnap February 2016 Event List https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/event-list-keepsnap-5 event-list-keepsnap-5 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 23:43:36 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"> <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56b524c370ca6.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56b524c370ca6.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;">KeepSnap was made for independent photographers who like taking photos of people and would like to turn their passion into earnings. You only need to sign up, print off your business cards, go out to take photos of people and give them your cards, and then upload the photos to KeepSnap. Customers will enter your gallery and purchase the shots they like priced at $0.99 to $19.99 for a picture.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Previously we mentioned that the best and easiest way to earn with KeepSnap is by covering events. That's why we are going to publish monthly infographics with event lists in the most popular cities for KeepSnap photographers. This month we'll tell you about events in New York, London, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Just pick out the event you like, get your camera, and set out on a photohunt.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap Interviewing The Narratographer: an Amateur with Great Passion https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/thenarratographer-photographer-interview thenarratographer-photographer-interview Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:19:31 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"> <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56b14548077ed.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56b14548077ed.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Narratographer is a landscape, model, portrait, and boudoir photographer who believes that there is no such thing as great photographers, only great photographs. He feels that today a professional is simply someone who receives money for their photography, but at the same time loses their passion too. This is why the Narratographer prefers calling himself an amateur.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">He will always stay an amateur photographer as he feels that one can never be as passionate for something once one is paid to do it. Instead of following their hearts, work-seeking photographers can simply begin to produce work that they know will sell, instead of what inspires them. For this reason, he will never turn professional.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href="http://www.narratographer.com/">The Narratographer</a>&nbsp;uses stories&mdash;which he writes for his website&mdash;to accompany his photographs and deeply immerse the viewer. The identity of a photographer doesn&rsquo;t matter anymore since their photos become lies. This is why the Narratographer prefers to stay anonymous.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">&hellip; KeepSnap KeepSnap Directory January Monthly Digest https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/keepsnap-directory-best-photos-digest-7 keepsnap-directory-best-photos-digest-7 Mon, 01 Feb 2016 20:06:34 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr" style="text-align: justify;"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56afa7de0d0e8.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56afa7de0d0e8.jpeg" alt="KeepSnap Directory January Monthly Digest" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Last year we launched a project for photographers called <a href="../../../../directory/add-your-business">KeepSnap Directory</a>&nbsp;where you can publish your portfolio and find clients that will hire you. The project has already attracted numerous photographers from all around the world and some of them are really good.&nbsp;Check out these awesome photos, <a href="../../../../blog/photography-insipiration">get inspired</a>, and join us to get new customers! The best photos of our photographers will be published monthly.<br /><br />Lucky photographers who were featured in this month's digest are NW Photography, Joan K. Lentini, Charbel Saghbini, Cello Schnyder, Jamie Barlow, Nadine Linares, Sgt Vee, Nicole Salter, and Darryl Luscombe. Here we go!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap How Does an SLR Camera Work? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/slr-camera-work slr-camera-work Mon, 01 Feb 2016 01:59:05 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56aeacdcb4809.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56aeacdcb4809.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">A few days ago I stumbled upon a video where a kid got completely puzzled and didn&rsquo;t know what to do when he was given a cassette player and a tape. A similar thing may happen to beginner and enthusiast photographers who never shot film and are given a retro 35mm camera back from the 1960&rsquo;s.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The mechanism in SLR cameras works simply enough and resembles the way DSLRs function. But still an old film camera may have a few little things that may surprise or even take the modern photographer aback. Lets talk about them and get you familiar with the basics of using an SLR camera.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap What Is the World's Oldest Surviving Underwater Photo? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/oldest-underwater-photo oldest-underwater-photo Sat, 30 Jan 2016 20:25:32 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56ad0bb309443.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56ad0bb309443.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">When you see&nbsp;underwater pictures, it often looks like this genre has developed just recently. However, the first underwater photo was taken a long long time ago.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap Big Stopper 3.0 ND Filter by Lee https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/big-stopper-filter-review big-stopper-filter-review Tue, 26 Jan 2016 21:24:07 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56a7d5c2a1e28.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56a7d5c2a1e28.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">In our post about <a href="../../../../blog/post/daylight-long-exposure-photo-guide">long exposure daylight photography</a>&nbsp;we told you that neutral density filters are a must have if you would like to make a good long exposure photograph in broad daylight without overexposing it. But sometimes 0.6 and 0.9 ND filters we mentioned&mdash;which reduce the light by two and three stops&mdash;are not enough.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Photos of still water expanses and sunsets or sunrises are on the list of situations when you need something that literally blocks the light and not just partially stops it. That is why there are special ND 1.2, 1.8, and 3.0 ND filters that let you decrease the light by up to 10 stops. Let&rsquo;s review one of the godfathers of heavy-weight neutral density filters, Big Stopper 3.0 ND by Lee.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap Why Does Flash Cause the Red Eye Effect? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/flash-red-eye flash-red-eye Tue, 26 Jan 2016 02:09:05 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56a6c5c5dfeb2.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56a6c5c5dfeb2.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Good old red eye effect is so common to see&mdash;especially on photos made with point-and-shoot cameras&mdash;that we never think about the reasons why it's caused. Keep reading to find it out.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap How to Make Daylight Long Exposure Photos https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/daylight-long-exposure-photo-guide daylight-long-exposure-photo-guide Sat, 23 Jan 2016 23:16:10 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56a3fafed4bd9.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56a3fafed4bd9.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Movements in nature are beautiful. Clouds flying above you on a summer day, running waterfall, or sunlit waves stealthily approaching the seashore and looking like gazelles on the endless grasslands in the African Savannah. It makes you feel like a tiny speck in comparison to the world and helps you think. Pity that moments like these are almost impossible to capture with a DSLR in the daylight. There&rsquo;s just too much light. Your photos will turn out overexposed and beyond retrieve, even if you shoot in RAW.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The web is full of information about <a href="../../../../blog/post/how-to-make-sharp-photos-at-night">night long exposure photography</a>&nbsp;because it&rsquo;s kinda easy. You can always add more light by setting a slower shutter speed, but it&rsquo;s not like this during the daylight. You cannot put off the sun or control the weather. Still there are a few smart ways that let you get rid of the unnecessary light and photograph this fairy-tale in full motion.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap A Complete Guide to Reflections in Photography https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/reflections-guide-photography reflections-guide-photography Wed, 20 Jan 2016 23:23:49 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56a0034327371.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56a0034327371.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Bangkok Dangerous is a bad film&mdash;probably one of the worst Nicolas Cage performances ever&mdash;but it has an interesting thought that sums up this article essence. One of the actors said that the world is about reflections and we just need to focus to spot them.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Though we may not always notice them, reflections surround us everywhere we go. Sometimes they can ruin your photos, but most often they make them atmospheric and intense, drawing the viewer in even deeper.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Today we will talk about reflections in photography that mesmerise viewers and will explain you where you can find them and how you should use them to your benefit.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap Questions You Should Ask Yourself before Upgrading to a New Camera https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/questions-camera-upgrade questions-camera-upgrade Mon, 18 Jan 2016 20:54:35 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/569d42c461a86.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/569d42c461a86.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">About five years ago, when I had a simple point-and-shoot camera and just started to get interested in photography, my friends asked me what present I&rsquo;d like to have for my birthday. Without much lingering I said that a new camera be it. It was the right decision that helped me improve my photography, but as I understood later on, the selection of the model itself wasn&rsquo;t too sensible.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The budget was not generous and one of my friends advised me to upgrade either to a mirrorless camera or a Canon G series advanced point-and-shoot. I didn&rsquo;t listen to him, decided to hold my ground, and stick to my back then favourite, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot-Digital-Camera-2-8-Inch/dp/B009B0MZ1M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1453123890&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=canon+sx+50hs">Canon SX 50 HS super-zoom point-and-shoot</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At the time the camera was priced at eye-popping $500&mdash;which was what a nice beginner DSLR with a kit lens or a good mirrorless camera cost&mdash;but the thought of having 50x zoom made me crazy and I bought it. In less than a year, when I realised that I used the maximum zoom for fewer than ten times, I started thinking of selling the camera and upgrading to a DSLR.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap What is the First DSLR in the World and Who Developed It? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/world-first-dslr world-first-dslr Sun, 17 Jan 2016 22:02:28 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/569bfeef6cac1.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/569bfeef6cac1.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Nowadays' DSLR cameras are compact, powerful, and really quick. But it wasn't always like that, especially in 1975, when the world's first digital SLR camera was created by one of the most famous photography equipment companies in the world. Learn what that camera was, how it&nbsp;worked, and who made it.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap 5 Bulletproof Tips for Improving Your Photography and More https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/5-tips-improving-photography 5-tips-improving-photography Wed, 13 Jan 2016 22:38:20 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5696c2b54cadd.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5696c2b54cadd.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">You probably read a lot of success stories of how never-was newbies learnt to take professional photos and sell them in just a couple of years through self-teaching. In their interviews to fancy photo journals and outlets, professional photographers use phrases like &ldquo;<a href="../../../../blog/post/personal-style-photography">learning to look at the world as if you were looking through the viewfinder</a>&rdquo;, &ldquo;<a href="../../../../blog/post/using-shadows-in-photography">finding the right light</a>&rdquo;, and &ldquo;training your eye&rdquo; without giving any practical advice that would let you understand how exactly it&rsquo;s done.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">You may get really inspired after reading stories like these, but do they really work when it comes to improving your photography skills? We doubt it. The only thing that will help you improve are straightforward facts and relevant tips like the ones featured below.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap What External HDD Should I Buy? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/external-hdd-photography-guide external-hdd-photography-guide Tue, 12 Jan 2016 23:22:58 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56957ca53b5da.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56957ca53b5da.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">When you get your first client boom as a professional photographer, you realize that buying a good external HDD and backing up your work is more than just necessary. And though at first you may think that there's not too much to choose from, when you get round to it you see that there are thousands of models of seemingly the same HDDs. And you have to get only one.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We have reviewed what's on offer on the data storage market as of January 2016 and would like to share a few helpful tips on how to choose a good external HDD for photography needs.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap Essential Tips on Automotive Photography https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/automotive-photography-tips automotive-photography-tips Sat, 09 Jan 2016 20:46:40 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5691635a98175.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5691635a98175.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Today we'd like to talk about a photography style that we haven't yet covered. Automotive photography is considered to be a quite narrow genre and there are fewer people who do car photography for life.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This article will talk about the five most important aspects in making photos of cars and will help you understand that taking awesome pictures of cars is more exciting than difficult.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap What Is the Oldest Aerial Photo Ever? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/old-aerial-photography old-aerial-photography Sat, 09 Jan 2016 19:20:55 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56914e297d4e7.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56914e297d4e7.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">It's a common knowledge that the first aerial photographs were made&nbsp;over 100 years ago in the 19th century, but how were they made and what is the oldest existing aerial photo?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap What Desktop PC for Photography Should I Buy? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/pc-photography-build pc-photography-build Thu, 07 Jan 2016 01:36:15 +0100 <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/568db2dc19a97.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/568db2dc19a97.jpeg" alt="" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Since it's recommended to edit all professional photographs in Lightroom or Photoshop, the computer becomes a tool almost as important as the photographer's camera or lens. Owning a good computer lets you edit more photos with better performance in much less time.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">However, certain issues associated with the selection of the PC may pop up when one actually thinks about making an upgrade and buying a new machine only for photography needs. By browsing the web you get to understand that there's not much to choose from when it comes to key-ready PCs: there are computers that are either too cheap or too expensive. Let alone that any computer, even the most powerful one, will be considered completely outdated in two years.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Today we will share some of our thoughts on choosing a quality PC that will meet all of your photography needs just under $1000. Come on in!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap What Is the First Panoramic Camera Ever? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/first-panoramic-camera first-panoramic-camera Mon, 04 Jan 2016 20:03:21 +0100 <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/568ac1460bbc0.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/568ac1460bbc0.jpeg" alt="" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Panoramas are exciting: they are not too difficult too make, most often they look impressive, and people always like them. But have you ever thought about&nbsp;the world's first panoramic camera and the time it was invented?&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap 15 Best Photography Tips from KeepSnap Vol. 3 https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/best-photography-tips-keepsnap-3 best-photography-tips-keepsnap-3 Sun, 03 Jan 2016 02:35:34 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56887ade20462.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56887ade20462.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">The New Year holidays are the best moment for learning something new and digging a few helpful tips about photography. This post will feature 15 of our best tips for photographers that we published in our Twitter and Facebook pages in 2015. Check them out and improve your photography!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap 2015 by KeepSnap: Summing up and Future Plans https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/new-year-2016 new-year-2016 Thu, 31 Dec 2015 20:04:49 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56857be9b1a89.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56857be9b1a89.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Finally, one of the most important days of the year has come, bringing its special holiday atmosphere that is hectic but so dear. Today billions of families and friends will get together to finish this year, summing up everything they have done so far, and enter the next year with many new plans and future hopes.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We've decided to join the tradition by summing up KeepSnap's progress in 2015 and revealing some of our plans for 2016. Welcome inside!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap What Memory Card Should I Buy? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/choosing-a-dslr-memory-card choosing-a-dslr-memory-card Wed, 30 Dec 2015 22:05:09 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/568446749ea98.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/568446749ea98.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">As a rule, when buying a DSLR people purchase a couple of <a href="../../../../blog/photography-equipment">accessories</a>&nbsp;together with it. It can be a camera bag, cleaning kit, filters, remote shutter release, extra battery, or another small thing like a memory card.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It's not much of a bother to choose a camera bag or camera cleaning kit, but selecting a quality memory card can give you a real headache since currently the photography equipment market is full of trustworthy brands and thousands of models to choose from. We've prepared an easy guide that will help you to choose the best memory card for your DSLR in quality-price relationship. Check it out!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap A Complete Guide to Low Light Photography https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/low-light-photo-guide low-light-photo-guide Mon, 28 Dec 2015 02:21:21 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56808dd5d08e8.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56808dd5d08e8.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Many photographers, especially those who own beginner or entry-level equipment, are often faced with difficulties when it comes to photography in poor lighting conditions or simply low-light photography.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This thorny path towards perfect sharpness and brightness makes a lot of people think that the problem of inability to shoot quality photos at night is about their camera. We'd like to shake this belief and give you essential tips on photography in low light situations when using a flash is neither preferable nor possible.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap How Were Children Photographer in the Times of Daguerreotypes? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/children-old-photo children-old-photo Sun, 27 Dec 2015 01:02:08 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/567f287e6c25f.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/567f287e6c25f.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Have you ever wondered how children were photographed&nbsp;back in the old times when a photo required at least ten minutes of exposure time? Keep reading to find it out.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap Image Resolution in Digital Photography: Are Megapixels So Important? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/image-resolution-in-photography image-resolution-in-photography Thu, 24 Dec 2015 01:02:54 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/567b359404af7.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/567b359404af7.jpeg" alt="Image Resolution in Digital Photography: Are Megapixels So Important?" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">When we browse through another message board or photography community over the web, we often hear that the detail is the most important thing in digital photography and that the more detail your DSLR captures, the better it is.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It's true if we think about it theoretically, but it's not always the case in real life. In this post we will give you an easy and detailed explanation of the image resolution concept in digital photography and learn whether the number of megapixels of your camera is as important as people tend to think.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap Nikon D7000 DSLR Review https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/nikon-d7000-review nikon-d7000-review Wed, 23 Dec 2015 23:23:41 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/567b1dcb04519.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/567b1dcb04519.jpeg" alt="Nikon D7000 DSLR Review" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">We haven't yet posted any review on DSLRs and today is a great day to make up for it, especially if it's a proper mid-level camera that became classic the moment it was launched. We're talking about legendary Nikon D7000 DX, or in other words cropped sensor DSLR, that blew up the market of entry-level cameras when it was released back in 2010.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Some photographers think that this monster became somewhat obsolete in more than five years, but if you think about it you will understand that D7000&mdash;considering its price&mdash;is still one of the most efficient, complete, and <a href="../../../../blog/post/best-cheap-dslr-camera-2015">quality DSLRs</a>&nbsp;on the market. Let's get started!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap What Is Rapatronic Photography? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/rapatronic-photography rapatronic-photography Sat, 19 Dec 2015 12:06:13 +0100 <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56753981639e4.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56753981639e4.jpeg" alt="" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Have you ever heard something that's called Rapatronic photography technique? Keep reading and learn about it now.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap Everything You Need to Know about Exposure Metering https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/exposure-metering-guide exposure-metering-guide Sat, 19 Dec 2015 01:09:01 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56749fa45a535.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56749fa45a535.jpeg" alt="Everything You Need to Know about Exposure Metering" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">The first digital SLRs hit the photography market a long time ago and since then the engineers in Nikon, Canon, Sony, and other companies have been working hard to improve their cameras, fit them with the best and most convenient tools, and make them easier to use.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">However, after all of this there are still so many people, both beginners and enthusiasts, that can&rsquo;t grasp the concept and peculiarities of exposure. We&rsquo;ve decided to prepare an article that will help you understand more about the automatic exposure metering feature built in your camera and use it more efficiently. Welcome!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap Is It Expensive to Become a Photographer? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/what-price-photography what-price-photography Tue, 15 Dec 2015 03:04:16 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/566f743238a21.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/566f743238a21.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Recently we&rsquo;ve been posting a couple of articles that are less technical and have to do more with the questions and doubts that a person ponders over before buying their first DSLR. And today&rsquo;s article is not an exception.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this post we are going to talk about the price of becoming a photographer and will try to debunk several myths making people think that entry-level photography equipment&mdash;which doesn&rsquo;t necessarily mean that it&rsquo;s not <a href="../../../../blog/post/dslr-image-quality">professional</a>&mdash;is overly expensive. Come on in!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap Does Professional DSLR Mean Professional Photos? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/dslr-image-quality dslr-image-quality Mon, 14 Dec 2015 04:29:06 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/566e36bb07317.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/566e36bb07317.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Today we decided to face an issue that breaks minds and hearts of millions of beginner and enthusiast photographers. It&rsquo;s a good old question that is somewhat similar to the holy battles between users of Canon, Nikon, and Sony on what brand performs better.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this article we&rsquo;re going to talk about whether the model, features, and price of your camera are important when it comes to the quality of your pictures and whether you can take professional looking photos on an entry-level DSLR. Well, excited? Let&rsquo;s begin.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap KeepSnap December 2015 Event List: Christmas Edition https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/event-list-keepsnap-4 event-list-keepsnap-4 Sat, 12 Dec 2015 00:33:31 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/566b5b0e71379.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/566b5b0e71379.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">KeepSnap was made for independent photographers who like taking photos of people and would like to turn their passion into earnings. You only need to sign up, print off your business cards, go out to take photos of people and give them your cards, and then upload the photos to KeepSnap. Customers will enter your gallery and purchase the shots they like priced at $0.99 to $19.99 for a picture.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Previously we mentioned that the best and easiest way to earn with KeepSnap is by covering events. That's why we are going to publish monthly infographics with event lists in the most popular cities for KeepSnap photographers. This month we'll tell you about events in New York, London, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Just pick out the event you like, get your camera, and set out on a photohunt. This month it's a special Christmas edition full of lights, crisp air, and holiday atmosphere!&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap Everything about Lenses https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/lenses-everything-you-need-to-know lenses-everything-you-need-to-know Fri, 11 Dec 2015 02:18:52 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/566a2447e0b41.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/566a2447e0b41.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Everyone who is planning to buy their first DSLR&mdash;paying a lot attention to it as it they were buying it&nbsp;for professional use&mdash;don't understand one simple thing that professionals know. The camera is the least important thing when it comes to how your photos would look. The camera can become outdated in a couple of years, but lenses don't. And it's lenses that make your pictures distinctive and improve your photography.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this post we've gathered the best reviews on lenses and a lot of awesome tips associated with lenses from&nbsp;KeepSnap blog in 2015. Dig it and choose the lens that fits you and your photography!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap Mirrorless Cameras vs DSLRs: Who Wins? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/dslr-vs-mirrorless dslr-vs-mirrorless Thu, 10 Dec 2015 03:52:03 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5668e8b9f27bb.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5668e8b9f27bb.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">It seems that after coming of mirrorless cameras the photography market is experiencing some kind of revolution. At least it looks like this when you are reading various photography websites and blogs over the web where thousands of photographers of all kinds claim that mirrorless cameras are the future of photography.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">But is it really so? And if it is, what are the differences between a DSLR and mirrorless camera? Keep reading to learn it and see several myths debunked.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap Pentaprism vs. Pentamirror: the Key Differences https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/pentaprism-vs-pentamirror pentaprism-vs-pentamirror Mon, 07 Dec 2015 01:59:23 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5664d9a56e6f1.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/5664d9a56e6f1.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">You know from <a href="../../../../blog/post/how-does-dslr-work">our article about how the DSLR works</a>&nbsp;we published earlier that in order to see the photo through the viewfinder, the light has to be reflected by the mirror in the camera body and then sent upwards to the pentaprism, reversing it upside down and laterally, to send it to the viewfinder.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">However, there are a lot of DSLRs on the market that use a pentamirror instead of pentaprism, causing a lot of confusion among the beginner photographers because of the gobsmacking difference in price. In this article we are going to explain you the key differences between a pentaprism and pentamirror and tell you which one is better.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap The World's Oldest Photograph of a Person https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/old-photo-person old-photo-person Sun, 06 Dec 2015 01:04:30 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56637a44e914e.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56637a44e914e.jpeg" alt="The World's Oldest Photograph of a Person" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Do you know what's the oldest photograph&nbsp;with a person on it that lived through until our times? Keep reading to find it out!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap The Best Articles about Portrait Photography https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/portrait-photo-best-tips portrait-photo-best-tips Sat, 05 Dec 2015 03:43:36 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56624f181c6d2.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/56624f181c6d2.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Portrait photography is one of the most popular and the most complicate photography genres ever because it takes both your photography and people skills to make an awesome shot. There are a lot details that may seem envanescent for a beginner photographer and in most cases it just gets too difficult without a piece of advice.&nbsp;We've collected <a href="../../../../blog/photography-tips">the best&nbsp;articles</a>&nbsp;on portrait photography from KeepSnap blog in this post. Dig this digest and improve your portrait photography!</p> <p>&hellip; KeepSnap What Tripod Should I Buy? https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/tripod-choosing-guide tripod-choosing-guide Thu, 03 Dec 2015 03:44:45 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/565fac8bceb1d.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/565fac8bceb1d.jpeg" alt="" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Photography equipment market offers you thousands of tripods of different sizes, made of different materials, and having different characteristics. However, to a beginner photographer all of them may look the same except for their price that tends to vary from $50 to $500.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We decided to prepare this post for those of you who think that they are losing out on it without a tripod but don&rsquo;t know which one exactly they need to buy. Keep reading to learn helpful tips on how to choose the right tripod for your budget and needs.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&hellip; KeepSnap KeepSnap Directory November Monthly Digest https://keepsnap.com/blog/post/keepsnap-directory-best-photos-digest-6 keepsnap-directory-best-photos-digest-6 Tue, 01 Dec 2015 02:17:31 +0100 <div class="text-img-wr"><a href="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/565cf42748461.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="https://storage.keepsnap.com/media/cache/rss_image/web/img/articles/565cf42748461.jpeg" alt="KeepSnap Directory November Monthly Digest" /></a></div> <p>Earlier this year we launched a new project for photographers called <a href="../../../../directory/add-your-business">KeepSnap Directory</a>&nbsp;where you can publish your portfolio and find clients that will hire you. The project has already attracted numerous photographers from all around the world and some of them are really good.&nbsp;Check out these awesome photos, <a href="../../../../blog/photography-insipiration">get inspired</a>, and join us to get new customers! The best photos of our photographers will be published monthly.<br /><br />Lucky photographers who were featured in this month's digest are Glenn Brogan, Robert London, James C Lowell, Manuel Borda, Linda Nieves-Powell, Richard Bartkus, Girolamo Florio, Don Cummings, Seth and Heather Wade, Matt Wilkinson, Julio Cidon, and Cormac Thomson. Here we go!</p> <p>&hellip; KeepSnap