Drone Photography, Photographing Air Shows & Newborn Photography Tips

Here’s another round of nice articles for you photographers out there!

How To Photograph An Airshow


Most articles regarding airshows only highlight the various technical aspects involved. This article is different in that it brings into focus, quite literally, several different ways to maximize your efficiency and get spectacular shots. 

It tells you what kind of lenses will give you the best shots of these aerial events, with lenses ranging from 200mm – 400mm being the best for tight shots of the planes and also for capturing the drama of the flares and trails against the blue sky. It also touches upon the ideal shutter speeds if you want to pause all motion or if you prefer to highlight the motion of the propeller.

Another practical tip that most people overlook is bringing along a tripod – not just for the sake of stability, but also so you can rest your tired arms after holding your heavy cameras for several hours.

One tip that is not covered in the article is to carry an ND-filter so that you can use slower shutter speeds to capture certain patterns and create dramatic images, especially when the planes corkscrew from a great height and pull up suddenly, or when they create smoke trails of various colors.


Weird Photography Tricks; Shutter Speed & Photographing The Night Sky

9 Weird Photography Tricks That Actually Work


I am always on the lookout for unique photography hacks to achieve interesting effects in my shots. Using creative hacks is so much cheaper than spending thousands of dollars to buy new equipment for different hacks. Its so much more fun too.

This article lives up to its title and does exactly that by providing you 9 unorthodox and creative tricks to spice up your photography game. Some of them are so weird that they seem implausible at first and others are so easy, you may wonder why you didn’t think of it first. Easy or weird, the fact is these tricks work and they will make for hours of creative photography fun.   

The trick for getting shaped bokeh is a great contender for the weirdest tip that actually works, and surprisingly well at that! Another one is the lens reversal trick that instantly transforms your regular lens to a macro lens and allows you to explore a side of photography that is otherwise only possible with only expensive lenses.

However, there are some tips that can potentially damage your camera- your lampshade holder may not be strong enough to support a DSLR, especially with a heavier lens. It may distort the shape of the holder, or worse, break and cause the camera to fall and get damaged.

The lens reversal technique for macro shots completely exposes the interiors of your camera. Even a bit of dust or moisture getting inside your camera can damage it.

Do try these tricks but remember to be cautious.