The term “senior portraits” can mean different things to different people. Some people may think of portraits of senior citizens and others may think about portraits of kids who are graduating from either high school or college. In the world of professional photography, senior portraits generally refers to those who want their portraits before they graduate school. And most of the time, if they are hiring a professional photographer to take their senior portraits, they are not looking for the “cookie cutter” photo of themselves in a fake tux or dress for the yearbook. They (or their parents) are looking for a creative photo to truly show who they are.Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
When we were little, every summer my Dad would take my sister and I backpacking. He carried all the gear, while we were left to carry the most important things: our stuffed animals and water bottles. One year, driving back at night after a long day of backpacking on our way out of the mountains in the Eastern Sierra, California, my Dad pulled over to watch a meteor shower. We laid on the ground looking up at the sparkling night sky. There were so many meteors, one after another. I was in awe and amazed. When we saw a shooting star, my dad would say, “Make a wish.” I was so happy that night because I got to make dozens of wishes!Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
|Angle of View (diagonal)||103°41' - 63°26'(for full-frame format)|
78°46' - 43°29'(for APS-C format)
|Optical Construction||15 elements in 10 groups|
|Minimum Object Distance||11.0 in.|
|Maximum Magnification Ratio||14.9|
|Maximum Diameter||3.3 in.|
|Length*||for Canon 3.6 in.|
for Nikon 3.5 in.
|Weight||for Canon 16.2 oz.|
for Nikon 16.2 oz.
|Aperture Blades||7 (circular diaphragm)**|
|Standard Accessories||Lens hood, Lens caps|
|Compatible Mounts||Canon, Nikon|
Summertime is a great season to create beautiful outdoor portraits. With warm weather and abundant sunshine, summer can be one of the best times of year to photograph portraits on-location. These tips will help you capture a season of stunning portrait images.Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
by Laura TillinghastRead the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
Photography is all about light, but understanding how to approach lighting for portraits can be intimidating. While there is a lot to learn, these lighting concepts are very easy to grasp once you start putting them into practice. The aim of this article is help you choose where you want to get started with natural light portraits.
Watching a lunar eclipse is an incredible experience and photographing it is even more exciting. Capturing the moon as it transitions into a beautiful and colorful moon is thrilling. When I was photographing a lunar eclipse, I watched the full moon as it slowly darkened, turning a stunning deep orange color. The eerie experience moved me as I observed it transition from a bright full moon into a full lunar eclipse. I will share with you information on lunar eclipses and what I learned while photographing them.Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
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