A clip-on lens for your smartphone instantly transforms it into a mini-microscope that will show you the world as you’ve never seen it before. One click and you can photograph it, too. It’s a great and inexpensive hobby for adults and a wonderful way to encourage children’s curiosity and zest for learning.
The clip on lens I used on my Android S7 Edge to take the photo at the top of this post only costs $20.99 via Amazon…
Clip-on lens kits for smartphones are widely available, for a surprisingly small amount of money. A basic kit that includes a macro, fish-eye and wide-angle lens costs around ten dollars, Continue reading “How to Shoot Macro Photography on Your Smartphone”
As common as it is, lightning is one of nature’s more impressive displays. Capturing this elusive show of power can be as challenging as it can be rewarding. Getting a decent photograph of lightning is almost certain to be tricky, but there are a few ways to increase your chances of snapping a good shot. Continue reading “How to Take Photos of Lightning – Tips for Photographing Lightning”
Living in on the west side of Cozumel overlooking the Caribbean Sea, I rarely miss a sunset, unless of course it’s raining, cloudy over the horizon or a departing cruise ship just happens to be leaving and gets between me and the setting sun (Grrrrrr!). I love photographing sunsets because every sunset is a treat and every sunset is unique. It’s a special moment to begin to wind down, reflect on the day and settle in for the night.
You don’t have to be a professional photographer with a $1,000 camera to capture its unique qualities. There are a few ways to take beautiful sunset pictures with whatever you have handy – even a basic mobile phone’s camera. Continue reading “Photographing Sunsets – Tips for Taking Perfect Sunset Pictures Every Time”
Do you like taking pictures of animals, your own pets or of the wildlife while you travel? Personally, I love the unpredictability that taking pictures of animals and wild creatures creates; they usually do not afford me the opportunity to manipulate or pose them in any sort of way in order to get the very best, or idealized shot possible. While everything usually goes out the window in terms of controlling your environment, lighting, angle, etc., there are still a few great tips to keep in mind before you try to get your shot. Continue reading “Taking Pictures of Animals – Pet and Wildlife Photography Tips and Tricks”
One of many complications that inherently come with travel is the burden of keeping everything you bring safe, functional and undamaged. Cameras and equipment can be of particular concern, as you will want to have the ability to capture the adventure and take it home with you. In the following travel photography tips I’m going to share with you a few precautions that you can take to ensure the safety and functionality of the camera and equipment you bring along. Continue reading “Travel Photography Preparation and Basic Camera Maintenance”
Half the fun of ordering a cocktail is getting to see how it’s presented and photographing cocktails is the perfect way to remember fantastic times with friends and family, especially while traveling. You don’t have to have anything fancy in the way of camera equipment to capture a stunning cocktail photo – the cocktail itself does half the work just by looking that good! Continue reading “Tips for Taking Photos of Drinks – Photographing Cocktails”
One of the most exciting aspects of traveling is having the opportunity to explore other cultures, and just about every culture has its own unique style of architecture. Architectural photography can be tricky, but it’s my favorite way of remembering documenting and remembering my travels. I feel very fortunate that among all of the things to do in Cozumel, there are many, many interesting subjects to photograph – above and below the water!
No matter what kind of camera or equipment you have available at the moment, you don’t have to buy stunning architectural photographs from whatever region you’re visiting – you can simply take them yourself and your recent smartphone is probably more than capable of taking fantastic photos. Continue reading “Architectural Photography Tips- Taking Great Pictures of Building and Places”