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Did monogamy evolve in primates due to threat of male infanticide?

Among competing hypotheses: a paired male protects his offspring from other males, who may kill an unrelated infant to improve chances of reproducing …

Biology

Photographing Waterfalls: 6 Tips To Get You Started

Some of my favourite landscapes to photograph are waterfalls. The smoothness of the water against the hard, sharp edges of the rocks or striking …

Create Photos With IMPACT By Composing With Purpose

After I started my own critique forum I soon started to realize that composition is one of the most commonly critiqued parts of a photograph and in …

Photography

Colour Composition: Using Subtle Colour

In my last article I wrote about using colour boldly. Today I’m going to look at ways you can use colour in a much subtler, gentler fashion. Bold …

5 Ways to Strengthen the Message and Story of Your Photographs

A Guest Post by Sergey Sus/ Photographers decide what is in the frame and what is not. We cant always control every single item the frame. We can …

Digital Photography

Going Fishing! Fun With Fisheye Lenses

I used to think I’d never want to shoot with a fisheye lens. My objections were the same as most others who’ve ever shot with one: “All the shots end …

Digital Photography

6 Accessories to help you Improve your Landscape Photography

At the most basic level, all that you need to take landscape photographs is a camera and a location. One of the reasons that landscape photography is …

Aspect Ratio: What it is and Why it Matters

This article is written by Andrew S. Gibson, the author of Square. Today I’d like to draw your attention to an area of composition that you might not …

Digital Photography

How To Create Your Own Unique Textures and Apply Them To Your Photography

I would like to take you through a journey today and show you how some very ordinary looking photographs of the world around us can be combined to …

Photography

Composing Dynamic Landscape Images

A Guest Post by Todd Sisson from www.sisson.co.nz and author of our Living Landscapes eBook – a guide to taking stunning Landscapes. As a landscape …

Landscape Photography

How to Use Leading Lines for Better Compositions

Leading lines refers to a technique of composition where the viewer of your photos attention is drawn to lines that lead to the main subject of the …

Digital Photography

Lenses and Seeing

The lens is the ‘eye’ of the camera. The selected focal length and aperture determine the look of the photo. The lens you are using may also have …

Digital Photography

Leading Lines: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week your photographic challenge is to take and share an image that uses the compositional tool of ‘Leading Lines’ – as written about in our …

Photography

Living Landscapes: A Guide to Stunning Landscape Photography

Today I’m very excited to announce the launch of an eBook that we’ve been working on all year at dPS HQ. It is called Living Landscapes: A Guide to …

Landscape Photography

How to Shoot Landscapes at Sunset

Sunsets are a huge draw for landscape photographers due to the unique light at the end of the day. Not only is the colour of the light attractive but …

5 Important Components of a Powerful Image

An award winning travel photographer names his 5 most important factors that contribute to powerful images.

Photography

5 Tips for Creating fun Campfire Photos

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting the Digital Photography School headmaster, Darren Rowse, in person at a conference we both …

Photography

Setting The Mood With Low Key Lighting

Last week I wrote about high key portrait lighting and how it creates a very upbeat feel in images lit that way. The opposite end of the spectrum is …

Digital Photography

6 Lessons the Square Format Can Teach You About Composition

In another article I wrote that one of the main attractions of the square format for me is composition. Today I’m going to elaborate on that idea. …

In Africa, historic agreement for elephants in the creation of the Kitenden Corridor

On Wednesday, July 17th, we held a ceremony in one of the most spectacular places on earth, watched over by Mount Kilimanjaro.<p>Kilimanjaro is iconic. …

EU and China sign landmark agreement, join together to fight illegal wildlife trade

The EU and China have signed a landmark agreement to join forces to help combat the illegal trade in wildlife products.<p>The agreement, signed by the …