Car Photography (Parked Cars at Shows)

Two car shows within only 10 days in my area! That’s not bad. I attended both as a humble visitor and took some nice photos that I want to share along with some tips and advice on how to take photos of cars at crowded shows. Sometimes it’s quite a challenge so read what I have to advise by clicking here.
And below are some samples from the last show:

Mini, photo taken by and property of Kamen Kunchev

Now owned by BMW, the ever famous brand looks buff nowadays and more comfortable than ever.

BMW, photo taken by and property of Kamen Kunchev

The German beast is stylish and aggressive from every angle.

Audi, photo taken by and property of Kamen Kunchev

Car interior is also very interesting and presents good photo opportunities.

Audi, photo taken by and property of Kamen Kunchev

Pick your angles when taking car photos.

Jaguar, photo taken by and property of Kamen Kunchev

Jaguar don’t just make fast cars, they incorporate style with pedigree in every model.

If you liked the photos and want more of a tutorial please go back to top and check out the linked content of valuable tips.
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Mobile Phone Video

My phone photography article received lots of hits so I want to extend a little bit and talk about video.
I own a low class Android phone and I am very happy with it. The one thing that sort of bothers me is the video quality. It’s very low and I wish I had bought a higher class phone in the first but c’est la vie… Is video quality that important though?
The answer is YES but… (read full article by clicking here)


The Great Old Film Cameras – Beirette & Vilia

Old film cameras! Wow! Now, this is a challenge. How about shooting with a Russian film camera that’s over a quarter of a century old?

A friend of mine wrote to me on Skype asking if I wanted his old Vilia that he found after cleaning up some old stuff around the house. I cheered! I said yes right away and the following day it was in my hands. Holding the camera, it struck me how sturdy and simple it was. I bought film the same day… (click here for full article)
These oldies still serve well and are capable of producing great images.

These oldies still serve well and are capable of producing great images.


Flower Photography

We’ve all been astonished by the beauty of flowers and it’s truly hard explaining how amazing a flower garden is. That’s why it’s better to take a cool picture and just show it to everyone.

We don’t really need much to take great flower photographs out in the open. I like to travel light so most of the time I carry only 2 lenses for my camera – 18-55 kit lens and my love the… (continue to full article by clicking here)
Tulips photographed by Kamen Kunchev, all rights reserved

You don’t need much of a setup when shooting flowers in the open. All you have to do is get close and pick your angles.


Shooting Portraits Outdoors – Fun and Easy

I really like shooting for fun in my spare time, however I do not want to just turn a blind eye on the manual settings, poses and all the small things just because I am shooting for fun. I like staying professional even when I don’t have all my equipment and I’m not getting paid. So, here’s what I like to carry with me when shooting portraits outdoors.

First of all, let’s talk about the equipment:
  • 50mm or 35mm lens would be great to have. Such lenses are small and light. They have wide aperture and will let you shoot in any conditions outside. Not having one of these is a big MISS and selling the one you own is a big FAIL.
  • Light reflector. I am talking about… (click here to read the entire article)
Kamen Kunchev Photography, All rights reserved

Capture a random moment or create one.


Backdrops

Backdrops bring different moods to the picture. They let you use different light or impose using certain lighting. They can make a certain Photoshop effect useful or make it a big no-no.

Anyway, I want to discuss which, up to me, are the must-have backdrops and why.

Let’s start with the white backdrop. I wish we could do without it but we can’t. To me it’s just flat and boring but it’s simply good for many things and we DO need it. The secrets for making great shots using this backdrop are very easy to spot. Let’s mention them anyway:

  • Avoid shadows
  • If you want to make sure the background is really white… (click here to read the whole article)
Kamen Kunchev Photography, All rights reserved

Lights and backdrop go hand in hand at the studio. Make sure you change your camera settings and lights when swapping backdrops.

Kamen Kunchev Photography, All rights reserved

Lights and backdrop go hand in hand at the studio. Make sure you change your camera settings and lights when swapping backdrops.


Taking Great Shots With A Camera Phone

Taking great shots with a camera phone? Really? Well, yes! Photography is not only about megapixels and lenses (they help a lot but it’s not just that).

What are the pros and cons of shooting with the camera on your phone?
Cons:
1. Small sensor and slower than usual capturing – camera app takes a while to load, not all phones shoot as fast as we want them to.
2. Limited settings.
3. Small sensor and poor low light performance.
4. Photos taken with flash look bad.
Pros:
1. Your phone is always around.
2. Latest camera phones have burst mode (yes, we are talking about the expensive ones!)
3. Downloadable apps will let you… (click here to read the whole article)


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