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Articles with Friends

Every week I ask one of my Instagram friends to write an article on a topic of their choice pertaining to photography. 

 
 
 Photo by Jenna Martin

Photo by Jenna Martin

Week 1 | Jenna Martin | Ugly Spots, Pretty Shots: Lowe's Photoshoot

A few weeks ago, a model friend of mine, Rachelle Kathleen, and I were planning to meet for a fun little photo shoot. Instead of searching out the usual beautiful locations around where we live, I had the idea to do just the opposite. I wanted to go somewhere “ugly” by all conventional photography standards, and then see what we could do with it, and Lowe’s seemed like the perfect option.

The point was to challenge ourselves. I wanted somewhere with horrible lighting and limited backdrops. Somewhere that made absolutely no sense for a photoshoot. Our local Lowe’s Home Improvement Store hits all those points. Before we went in we decided on a few rules:

 
 Photo by Benjamin Szentpaly

Photo by Benjamin Szentpaly

Week 2 | Benjamin Szentpaly | Getting Started With Photography

Today I am going to tell you everything you need to know if you are interested in getting into the field of photography. You'll learn exactly how cameras work, what camera you should buy, and what lenses you should buy with it.

The first thing you will need to understand about cameras and their lenses are their focal lengths.