Tips & Tricks

There’s no end to the creative ways to use a sports camera—from capturing baby’s first steps to all-out adventure, and everything in between! We asked two award-winning Lexar Elite Photgraphers who shoot in the great outdoors—Onne van der Wal and Jay Dickman—to share their insights into getting the most from your video clips. 1. Connect for better capture Got a wi-...
Chris McLennan is a professional travel, adventure and wildlife photographer who has worked on commercial assignments in over 40 different countries to date. Skipping across time zones, shooting on foreign soil, working long hours and often under tough conditions, packing and unpacking camera gear, dealing in strange currencies and different languages…he constantly delivers world-class...
1. Back up your photos. Too many people learn the hard way that if your photos are not backed up and put away in a safe place, all your images could be lost with a hard drive crash. 2. Get out of automatic mode. If you are using a DSLR camera in automatic mode, try switching to a mode like Aperture Priority or one of the preset advanced modes to get even better photos. 3. Learn how to...
Even before Halloween, we have eight inches of snow on the front meadow. Living in the Sierras and working a lot in the Arctic, you could say I have some experience photographing in cold extremes. In fact, you could actually say I love working in these environments. I’ve put together a few pointers over the...
Take a peek into the fascinating life of this award-winning nautical photographer I didn’t mean to become a photographer. In my twenties, I was happily immersed in the professional sailing circuit and was a technical kind of guy with an affinity for the water—whether it was fishing, or hopping aboard boats for the local regatta series off Cape Town. I was schooled in South Africa as...
I just returned from a really nice vacation in Hawaii. Traveling around the island, I saw so many people trying to take good vacation photos, but making some key mistakes. Whether you’re a tourist or a pro photographer, here are some helpful tips to make sure you capture all the great moments of your vacation. 1. Straighten things up I can’t tell you how many times people have shared...
As we head into the hectic holiday season, we’re all so busy shopping, decorating, and making family plans. But don’t overlook your picture plans! To make sure you make the most of those special moments, here are some tips to capturing great holiday photos: 1) Prepare your camera There is nothing worse than grabbing your camera to take that once-in-a-lifetime shot and the battery is...
10. Get outdoor action shots of the kids, family football game, or other activity. 9. Take photos of people preparing the meal. 8. Get shots of the table setting before everyone starts eating. 7. Capture some close-up shots of the food. 6. Get pictures of the turkey being carved. 5. Get a shot of everyone at the table. 4. Capture different angles of everyone toasting the holiday. 3. Shoot...
There’s something amazing about grabbing my photo gear, sealing it in my waterproof housings, and jumping in the water to take great shots of some of the most majestic and beautiful sailboats in the world. The way they glide over the water when they catch the wind just right is truly a sight to behold. As thrilling as it is to get these incredible shots, I sometimes get the opportunity to...
Professional wedding photographer Mike Colon discusses how he puts his wedding clients at ease and uses skill and luck to get the right shots.