Finally after months of hard work, I’m happy to let you know that Yanik’s Photo School has its official iPhone and Android App! Woohoo!
I’m very excited be able to bring you all of my tutorials to the mobile world in a sleek and simple style that keeps the focus on what you really want: LEARNING AWESOME STUFF!!
I’ve even added push notifications so you’ll know right away when a new tutorial is available.
As a bonus, I integrated a Continue Reading »
I’m on my way to Los Angeles California for a quick holiday and I just bought my ticket for the L.A. Zoo. I have to admit that I haven’t been to many zoos. I’m always conflicted when I go there. Seeing animals in small enclosures like slaves breaks my heart but at the same time, I can’t deny the education those zoos give us, especially children. They create an awareness of how precious, diversified and beautiful life is. That we need to take care of it or else…
It’s also a great opportunity to photograph animals that we would probably never see otherwise. Zoo photography can be a Continue Reading »
Summer’s here and travel plans are being made all over the world (myself included). Chances are, if you’re reading Yanik’s Photo School, you’ll have fun packing your photo gear for your trip.
This post isn’t about what to bring but more on how to bring it. It coincides with a recent mishap my good friend and fellow photographer Martin Perreault had with one of his lenses while traveling to Jamaica for a shoot. Take a look at my interview with Martin to see what not Continue Reading »
In this photography tutorial, I’ll give you a few tricks to find your lens’ sweet spot. First off, what does the “sweet spot” mean? Simply put, the sweet spot is the aperture at which your lens is at its sharpest.
You’ve probably noticed that some of your images weren’t as sharp all the time and you may have shrugged it off as camera shake. Maybe it was, but it could’ve also been softness caused by your aperture setting on your Continue Reading »
I don’t know about you but not long after playing with my brand new Nikon Coolpix 4500 many years ago, I was already dreaming of owning a DSLR. Then the day came…. my very own Nikon D70! Boy, was I a happy camper! Off course, I took it with the kit lens which was a Nikkor 18-70mm. I didn’t know much about lenses back then. But I had read that this lens was a good (but not great) average lens. And I was happy with it most of the time. But….
Owning a DSLR means you’ll eventually be getting more lenses so that you can explore and develop your creativity. But which lenses to get? There are so many out there. And Continue Reading »
Today, I’ll be going off the beaten path with you. I won’t talk about lighting, Photoshop or Lightroom. Today’s lesson could actually be a challenge. You see, we’re going to talk about observation. Obser…what? Yup! Observation. There’s more to taking good photographs than lighting, composition or post processing techniques. Really? Yah, really. One very important journey to improving your photography skills is to observe what other photographers are creating. See what those images do to you; how they make Continue Reading »
Welcome to Part 3 of this Introduction to Macro Photography. If you missed Part 1, we looked at what is macro photography as well as the basic lenses and extension tubes available for macro shooting. We also went through various options for keeping your camera steady while shooting macro photos. In Part 2 , we looked at 6 indoor and 4 outdoor lighting setups.
Now, in Part 3 I’ll look at the popular macro shooting themes and I’ll go over some basic macro composition for Continue Reading »
Welcome to Part 2 of this Introduction to Macro Photography. In Part 1, we looked at what is macro photography as well as the basic lenses and extension tubes available for macro shooting. We also went through various options for keeping your camera steady while shooting macro photos. If you missed part 1, I encourage you to check it out before you continue reading.
In Part 2, I’ll be going through: Continue Reading »