Nightclub and Nightlife Photography Inspiration

Happy new year!I figured that the best way to start of the new year is to showcase some of the nightclub and nightlife photographers who do amazing work.Check out these amazing nightclub and nightlife photographers listed below and prepare to get inspired!AndreAnton KlinkDaria Nagovitz - Los Angeles Nightlife PhotographerDrew ResslerLee TickettMarc de Groot

Ultimate Lens for Nightclub Photography

The ultimate lens for nightclub photography would have to be very versatile. It would have to be able to handle wide shots of big groups and close up shots of one person in a nightclub environment. It should be able to shoot at a fixed aperture of f/2.8.Because nightclubs can get really packed and there may be not much room to move, use a zoom lens for the ultimate flexibility in getting a wide array of different shots without the trouble of changing lenses.The ideal lens for nightclub photography is a fast (f/2.8) zoom lens in the 17-50mm focal length for a cropped camera body and a zoom lens in the 24-70mm focal length for a full frame camera body.The ultimate nightclub photography lens for Canon is the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens for a cropped camera body and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens for a full frame camera body.Honorable MentionsLenses for a Cropped Camera BodyTamron 17-50mm lensSigma 17-50mm lensLenses for a Full Frame Camera BodyTamron 24-70…

How to Create an Online Portfolio

Your online portfolio is to showcase your work and your photography skills. Creating an online portfolio is relatively easy. I've created a three step guideline for you.Step 1The very first thing you need to do is organize your pictures. Go through all your shots and pick out the top 25 to 50 that you want to showcase. If you're questioning whether or not to include a picture, don't even put it into consideration. You should show your best work!Step 2Edit your pictures. Don't be afraid to crop so that your subject stands out more. Do some color correction, curves, and levels adjustments. You could also bump up the color and saturation a bit.Adobe Photoshop is your friend when it comes to editing pictures. I also suggest getting Scott Kelby's book, The Adobe Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers. This book will give you an in depth step by step guide on how the pros post process their digital pictures.If Adobe Photoshop is too much in terms of price and learning …

How to Get into Nightclub Photography

You've been to the clubs and you've seen these guys with "big" cameras approach some of the hottest babes in the crowd. You see the guy chat with the hot babes for a little bit and then a few quick bursts of flashing lights illuminate the room! Everyone smiles and it's over in seconds. They chat some more, the guy with the camera shows them the pictures and hands them a card. He goes on his way and approaches another set. What you've just witnessed is a nightclub photographer at work.If you've been wondering how to get into nightclub and nightlife photography, I'm going to help you figure that out.Important Note: you need to have the appropriate equipment. Please see the checklist below.Camera gear list:
digital SLR
zoom lens
external flash
memory cards
extra batteries for the camera and flashPostings on craigslist.orgThe first thing you should do is check out the creative and event gig postings in craigslist for your local area. Do a search on "…

Ultimate Nightclub Photography Equipment List

If I had $3,000 to spend on nightclub photography equipment, this is what I would buy. The equipment below would give me the best deal for the money.Camera Body: Canon 6D Mark IIThe 6D Mark II is one of the newest and most affordable full frame DSLR from Canon. It has over 26 megapixels designed to create high-resolution and detailed images. It has a 3" vari-angle touch screen LCD that makes it easier to shoot from a high or low angle without having to look through the view finder.Lens: Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS II USMIt's not the fastest lens, but it's more affordable than the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L lens. It's the best multi-purpose lens for a full frame camera. It's wide enough for nightclub photography and gives you a little more in the telephoto side. The image stabilization helps too.If you need something wider than 24mm, then the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM would be my lens of choice. It's the most affordable Canon L lens that delivers great quality images. It…

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