Matt McCartie

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Seven Tips for Becoming a Serious Photographer

One of the secrets of being successful photographer is being prepared and working hard. Serious photographers have learned how to use their gear with …

What is Lens Compression?

Welcome to the SLR Lounge Canon Lens Wars series. In this quick tutorial, we are going to teach you all about lens compression!<p>Many of you may have …

Canon

Don't Miss These 7 Incredible Tutorials on Strobe Lighting for Portraits

As much as we love natural light, there are times when you have to rely on artificial light to create striking portrait images. Artificial lighting …

Quick Tips To Get More Comfortable With Yourself As A Portrait Photographer

If you have ever played an MMORPG, then you know that there are important lessons it teaches. You get better with experience. There are very few who …

When Shooting a Wedding, Don't Forget These 10 Photos

When shooting a wedding, there are loads of essential photos that are important to the bride and groom. But chances are (and we can say this with …

6 Ways Photographers Sabotage Themselves

Making a living as a photographer has never been more challenging. We’re being asked to deliver more work for less money. Expectations for transfer …

The Ultimate Guide to Going Pro as a Photographer

How-To's

7 Mistakes Every Photographer Makes

We’ve all been there, when you make that one mistake. The mistake your obnoxious friend warned you about a hundred times. The mistake they’ll never …

Three Items For Taming Natural Light And Getting Better Photos

Natural light is beautiful and can help you create some equally stunning photos–if it’s used correctly. While you can surely find items in your …

How to Create Multiple Portrait Styles with One Speedlight

Not all photographers have used artificial lighting before. In fact, some people only even rent lighting equipment when certain events or situations …

‘Everyone Is A Photographer’: Specialize or Perish

Battle hardened photographers will tell you that theirs used to be an elite profession, difficult to do, hard to enter, and accorded the proper …

How to Read Clouds as a Photographer

Having been a wedding photographer in Sydney for a few years, I’m continually amazed at how much my photography is dependent on weather conditions. …

Photography

How To Put Together a Beginner’s Light Painting Kit

If you’ve ever harbored interest in trying light painting, there’s no better time than now. Summer is here and the weather is perfect for you start …

Where to Position that Horizon?

Horizons can be quite divisive, both in terms of composition and opinion. If used correctly, a horizon will either add to a composition or go …

Digital Photography

How To Shoot Landscapes Under a Full Moon

This article is about taking photos at night under a full moon or near a full moon. At night, the moon will act as a light source in exactly the same …

Thoughts on ‘Amateur’ and ‘Professional’ Photography

We all know by now how Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer unleashed the collective fury of photographers and the creative community during her presentation of …

5 Tips To Make Your Photos More Compelling

Do you want your photographs to be more eye catching, but don't know where to begin? For starters, you can try a few of these simple composition tips …

How to Capture Really Sharp Photos

One of the most frustrating experiences for a photographer is to get home from a photo trip with some great images only to find that some of the …

Rural Photography - The Road to the Forgotten: 16 Gorgeous Photographs

The age old saying goes, “one man's trash is another man's treasure”, and that could not be more true than when it comes to photography. For lack of …

Portrait Photography with One Light and a White Wall

Don’t be discouraged if you do not have buckets of money to spend on extravagant lighting setups, in the nicely made video tutorial below, Mark …

Tip: Generally Only Share About 5 Photos From Any Set of Pictures

As photographers, one thing we’re always interested in is improving our photography. Today we’ll discuss something that is often overlooked and can …

3 Stupidly Simple Reasons Why Most People's Photography Does Not Improve

I’m presuming that this article will not apply to some readers of dPS… but after 3 conversations in the last week which revealed the same photography …

Northern Lights: More than just a pretty light show

Humans have been fascinated by this unpredictable, eerie light show for centuries. But it’s amazing how little we know about the science behind it.<p>The thermometer on the car is reading -22C. Outside, we are standing in snow up to my knees. We’re in a region called Inari in Finnish Lapland, inside …

Travel Photography: Learning Through Experience

At the end of the summer, I needed a break from my normal reality. I had to get away. I hadn’t done any photography out of town in a long time so I …

Photographer Shares His Lightning Quick Lightroom Workflow

Scouring through a huge number of photos and editing all of the ‘winners’ can be a tiring task, especially when you consider that one day may consist …

Starting a Photography Business in Today’s Economy

Zack Arias is perhaps one of the most well-known photographers, thanks to his web presence. Not only is Zack an amazing photographer, but he is a …

A Complete Guide to Star Trailing

Ever see those pictures where the stars streak across the sky in a big arc? Or maybe the whole sky looked like it was spinning? What you saw was star …

These Lighting Patterns Will Make Your Portrait Photographs Rock

Familiarizing yourself with different lighting patterns isn't just to help you diversify your portrait portfolio. Depending on what you are trying …

Aperture and Shutter Priority Modes on Digital Cameras

Aperture and shutter speed settings can seem confusing for a new photographer. Luckily your semi-automatic settings, Aperture Priority and Shutter …

Shutter Speed