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Why I Made My First Online Course: Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Mastering Photography on Udemy

Dear friend,<p>I am very excited to share the news of my first online course, “Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Mastering Photography” on Udemy. First of …

Street Photography

The best to-do apps

Plenty of people still rely on pen and paper, but it's inarguable that smartphones have become the more common way to keep tabs on what needs to get done. And while Apple and Google both offer basic reminder apps, many people might crave something a little more robust. Fortunately, both app stores …

Apps

Add an Orbiting Hyperlapse to Your Videos

You can make it look like two people are sitting with their backs to opposite sides of the same wall. It allows you to transport your audience to a …

Aperture

Photos of Loneliness in New York City

Photographer Luc Kordas first moved from Europe to New York City in 2014 after living in six different countries in six different years. Since then, …

Photography

It's time to pick a better smartphone photo editing app

Ditch the stock Instagram filters for something more sophisticated.<p>Smartphone cameras have gotten fantastic over the past couple years, but many of them have also developed a distinct aesthetic. The iPhone camera, for instance, often compresses your highlights with its HDR function in order to keep …

Mobile Photography

Fstoppers Reviews the Moment Wide Angle Lens v2, the One Accessory You Need to Improve Your iPhonography

Shooting with an iPhone is an excellent alternative in places where a DSLR is overkill, but in its default configuration, it lacks quite a few …

Gear & Gadgets

A handy guide to making awesome photos

Kainaz Amaria • October 29, 2015<p>Visual storytelling is really vital to reach a wider audience. It’s how more and more people are communicating.<p>This post will guide you through the most important elements of it.<p><b>Photography is a language</b><p>What do I mean by this? There is a method to creating images and …

Landscape Photography

Understanding White Balance in Photography

White balance is an important concept to understand as it can make a large impact on your photographs. It affects the mood of an image and is …

Landscape Photography

20 Essential Photography Tips for Beginners

20. Learn from your mistakes<p>Getting overexposed, blurry or badly composed photos can be frustrating, but rather than letting such photos discourage …

Photography

Lighting a Bottle with LEDs: Cologne Photography Tutorial

Using constant light to <b>photograph a bottle</b>, is a beautiful way to receive immediate feedback. Unlike speedlights, we see each adjustment made to the …

Photography

3 Secret Techniques from Real Estate Photographers

Since real estate photography has some pretty unique attributes, there are some secrets that most might not know about when starting with it.And …

Real Estate

6 Fathers on the Potty Training Tricks That Made the Process Easier

Potty training can be really tough. Here's how to make it a little bit more bearable, according to six dads who have gone through it.<p>By<p>Mar 28 2018, …

Diapers

Moment Unveils Products for Shooting Cinematic Video with Phones

The mobile photography gear company Moment has just announced its first collection of products designed for shooting cinematic video on your phone. …

Videography

The Histogram: How to Read One of the Most Useful Features of Your Camera

Your camera has numerous ways of giving you feedback about the content of a shot, but perhaps nothing is more useful than the histogram. This helpful …

Tutorials

Is The $27 Takstar Mic Good as The Rode Pro?

Many photographers create video content to supplement their photography and they know by now that bad audio is a great way to destroy beautiful …

Videography

Everyone Should Try Splash Photography at Least Once: Here's How to Get Started

With a basic clear tank or transparent plastic sheet, there are several creative ways to photograph water just waiting to be explored. These …

Photography

Doing Things Poorly is Better than Not Doing it At All!

Mazda Miata hardtop. Osaka, 2018Dear friend,A thought: it is better to do things poorly than not to do them at all!We are happiest when we make …

Street Photography

20 Dark Tips How to Shoot Shadow Photos

Pinnochio nose. Downtown LA, 2015A fun creative photography challenge: shadow photography.Why shadows?Contact sheet: Pinnochio nose / Downtown La, …

Street Photography

Simplifying the Tone Curve

Lightroom’s tone curve is one of those tools that is often looked over, especially with beginners. This video will explain everything you need to …

Real Estate Photography Basics

You can teach kids a lot by giving them an allowance—if you do it right

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>Your child wants to know why one friend gets $10 a week, another gets a whopping $50 — but he …

Personal Finance

How Framing With Frames Can Give You More Powerful Photographs

Every photograph has a frame. By its very nature, the top, bottom, and sides of a photo, be it digital or printed are the boundaries of our …

The Rule of Thirds Explained

Do you have a desire to capture better images? Have you learned the fundamental settings and are ready to take the next step? If so, it’s time to …

The A to Z of Photography: Histogram

The histogram is one of the great advantages of digital cameras. A histogram is simply a graph that represents the distribution of tonal information …

Tutorials

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Working Your Camera

Learning how to take control of your camera and getting out of full auto mode can be a little daunting for new photographers like yourself.However, …

Shutter Speed

Gimbal Movements: Learn the Basics

Today, filmmaker Brandon Li is going to give some basic tips for using your camera on a gimbal and show you some basic movements that he does.<p><b>Text,</b> …

16 Ways to Improve Your Photography

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Sunrise at Dead Horse Point. Photo …

Landscape Photography

Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO: The Exposure Triangle Explained

Ask any beginner photographer - and plenty of experienced ones, too - what the most difficult aspect of understanding photography is, and I'm willing …

Shutter Speed

Quick Tip: Composition for Beginners

Improving your composition can bring balance and personality to your photography, simultaneously enabling you to produce more appealing images. And …

Landscape Photography

6 Stabilization Hacks When You Don´t Have a Tripod

In this episode of 4 Minute Film School, Ted Sim goes over 6 easy but effective stabilization hacks for when you don't have an expensive tripod.<p>Text, …

Hacking