Annie Oster

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Walkthrough: How to Create a DIY Studio On a Budget

In a perfect world, we’d all have the studio of our dreams, and it would be filled with all of the best of gear. Unfortunately, we don’t live in such …

How to Increase Your Skills and Profit with Personal Photography Projects

Be it commercial clients, wedding clients, portrait clients, or boudoir clients, we need to book clients to pay our bills; it’s just a fact. …

7 Signs You're Ready to Graduate from Flickr

Flickr can be great; when it comes to building a community and a following, it can be a good platform to help get your work found. But once you’ve …

Ways to Improve Your Wildlife Photography Composition

Composition in nature photography comes easy to some, but many new photographers struggle to find their balance. This is especially true where …

6 Lighting Tutorials from Joe McNally

At the time of writing this post it is a gorgeous spring day and I have no doubt our readers are out shooting and enjoying it. If you have opted to …

Photographing puppies

We bet that just about every photographer (at one time or another) has had the desire to try photographing puppies. How can we resist? They're cute, …

What You Need to Know About Your Camera's Auto Focus System

When first embarking on the journey toward becoming a photographer, you were probably repeatedly told of the importance of exposure and composition. …

Cameras

The Secret to Crafting Stunningly Sharp Images and Preserving It Across Media

You probably know that getting your uploads to look sharp on screen, in print and on social media goes beyond resizing. Now, resizing is incredibly …

Social Media

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 …

Get Educated: Recommended Projects and Tutorials

As with most fields that are technology driven, in photography, if you don’t keep moving you’ll quickly find yourself dead in the water. This is why …

7 Cool Night Photography Tutorials For 7 Different Situations

Heading indoors after the sun sets deprives you of some wonderful photographic opportunities. From shooting the starry sky and the milky way to …

Landscape Photography

8 Simple Guidelines for Capturing Spectacular Sunrise and Sunset Images

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4 Shooting Ideas to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing for Spring

For those of us in the currently storm and snow swept northern latitudes, spring is approaching. It is the season of new life, renewal and of course …

Landscape Photography

Creating and Using Presets in Lightroom for a Faster Workflow

One of the most powerful features of Photoshop for many years has been the ability to create little automated scripts called actions. These actions …

Tutorials

Tutorial Shares How to Turn an ‘OK’ Photo Into a Great Photo in Post

No matter how long you’ve been shooting or what level you’re at in your photography endeavors, there will always be those moments where you walk away …

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Manual Focus

Years ago, photographers would observe a scene through their viewfinder and turn the focusing ring slowly to bring the scene into focus. Much has …

New Guide: Pricing Your Work - Photojournalism

Our latest guide, <i>Pricing Your Work: Photojournalism,</i> is for all the aspiring photojournalists out there. Chocked with tips to help you connect with …

Creative Music Video Inspired by Double Exposure Photography

From NYC-based filmmaker Paul Trillo, whose work we’ve featured a couple of times before here on PetaPixel, comes a new visual journey in …

All Those Hours Editing on Your Computer Aren’t Actually Ruining Your Eyesight

If you’re worried that spending hours upon hours staring at a computer post-processing thousands of photos will damage your eyeballs, rest assured: …

A Quick Rundown of 5 Non-Traditional Camera Lenses

Every photographer has a go-to lens — the one lens that is on their camera as often as possible, the one lens that performs admirably under just …

Cameras

12 Priceless Street Photography Tips by Elliot Erwitt

<i>“Photography is an art of observation – it’s about creating something extraordinary out of the ordinary. You choose a frame and then wait until the right time for something magical to come along and fill it. ” – Elliott Erwitt</i><p>Photographer Elliott Erwitt was recently commissioned by luxury single …

Street Photography

This is How to Get Better Environmental Portraits

One of the reasons people love portraits so much is because of the stories they tell; an individual’s facial features and expressions can reveal an …

Aerospace Engineer Captures Amazing Celestial Panoramas

Dave Morrow is a self-confessed travel photographer, workshop instructor and ‘word slinger’ with a “passion for travel, the truth, and all things …

Your Weekly Dose of Inspiration: 30 Amazing Photography Links

It's been a terrific week in the world of photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching high and low online for the best links to …

How to Photograph Sunsets: 10 Tips for the Perfect Shot

We all love capturing sunsets. Not surprisingly, photographs of sunsets (including sunrise, for that matter) constitute a big portion of the …

Reverse Ring Macro Photography Fundamentals

First of all, I should mention the technique we are about to go through isn't necessarily considered true macro photography, as I'm sure any macro …

The Secrets of Effective Silhouette Photography

There is something about silhouettes that makes you want to rush out and create one yourself. They have that dramatic atmosphere that always keeps a …

Landscape Photography

Don't Let Your Outfit Cause A Color Cast

Did you know that what you wear may have a huge influence on the look or your images? In portrait, landscape, or sports photography, you will most …

Photography

Five Keys to Better Black and White Landscapes

We are blessed that we were born with the ability to see in color. Seeing the deep blue of a summer’s sky or the intense red of a spring rose is …

Tutorials