In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses how to challenge your photographic eye when documenting your own living space. He suggests that you consider using your own environment for a potential subject matter, providing you ready access with which to practice your photographic skills.Read More
I am often asked for tips from photographers new to street photography. And to be honest, I am frequently at a loss as to what to share as there are so many things to consider when trying to create a good photograph, regardless of genre.
Nevertheless, here are 5 things that I feel make it possible for me to succeed whenever I photograph.Read More
This is why I set my camera’s key control to specific default settings. Even before I leave the house for a day of shooting and even before I have discovered a subject, I will check and adjust my ISO and exposure mode. By doing so, I approach my camera from a consistent starting point.Read More
In this week's video, Ibarionex talks about why he enjoys intersections for creating street photographs. He explains how the convergence of pedestrian traffic from different directions offers a range of photographic opportunities.Read More
Despite the fact that I’m my own boss, it doesn’t necessarily mean that I go out and photograph anytime that I want. Like everyone else there are too many things to do and only so many hours in the day.
I had an appointment in South Pasadena this morning and I arrived 30 minutes early. At first, I thought I would just kill time on my phone going through my e-mail and mindlessly browsing the Internet.Read More
I have never been much for making resolutions. Such self-promises have lapsed into failure no sooner than I’ve put pen to paper.
Instead, I try to evaluate the past year. I look at where I’ve succeeded and where I’ve fallen short and I try to learn from both. Rather than seeing it as an opportunity to set myself up for a failure that I will berate myself for later, I instead try to reinforce those actions that helped me to succeed. Focusing too much on the things I don’t like has never led to a successful transformation. It’s only when I focus on the actions that get me closer to what I want that have resulted in change.Read More
In this video, we talk about creating depth through camera position and element placement within the composition. Using images submitted to The Candid Frame podcast Flickr pool, Ibarionex, demonstrates how graphic lines can lead to more dynamic and successful images.Read More
In this video, we talk about what makes a portrait special. We look at the moment of engagement between the photographer and their subject and how that can make all the difference in a successful portrait.Read More
It’s inevitable. There will be those days that despite, my eagerness, excitement and abundance of high-tech gear that I will have a day of street photography where I come home with nothing. Nada. Zilch. Strike out.Read More
When I got started in photography, the last thing I ever thought I would have a serious discussion about would be camera straps. What was the point? You just used the one that came in the box or the one that you had from a previous camera and that was the end of the story.
Now, the simple camera strap has evolved, especially in the minds of some inventive engineers. It’s amusing sometimes to hear people be as opinionated about the strap as they are the make and model of camera. But hey, photographers are never at a shortage of things to debate about.
I’ve had a chance to use a variety of straps over the years and I face the same conundrum I contend with when it comes to a camera bag. I have yet to find the one strap to rule them all. However, I have found a few straps that I tend to favor for a variety of reasons and cameras.Read More
Even before I started working as a photographer, I fell in love with photography by taking pictures on vacation. After several years of venturing to many parts of the globe, I’ve found that arguably the biggest challenge of travel photography is the travel itself. By trial and error, I’ve developed some handy strategies to make the logistics of traveling easier, and I thought I’d pass them on in hopes that others might learn from my experiences, good and bad. A few of my tips:
TRAVEL LIGHT! As a guiding principle, this maxim would seem to be a no-brainer. But as a diehard gear-head, I know how easy it is to succumb to the temptation to take along too much equipment. When you’re about to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime excursion to exotic places, your mind reels with all the possible photo opportunities you might encounter, none of which you want to miss. You just might want this lens or that accessory with you…and before you know it, you’re lugging a ton of gear through airport security.