Bill Black

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How to Use Lightroom's Contrast, Clarity, Sharpening & Dehazing Tools for Better Images

There are four Lightroom 6 tools that add a bit of sharpness (not to be confused with the action of sharpening) to an image. These include <i>Contrast,</i> …

How To Combine WordPress And PhotoShelter To Build Your Photographer Website

This post was written by web consultant, photographer and PhotoShelter certified consultant David Brabyn. When it comes to powering your photography …

WordPress

Story Behind The Image: The Dirty Quarrel

What is Active-D Lighting And How Does It Work?

Active-D Lighting is a Nikon term for a technology that expands the dynamic range of your camera’s sensor. A number of the major camera manufacturers …

The Future of Photography is Software

Since the digital photography revolution began near the turn of the millennium, a steady march of new cameras and lenses has been released filling …

How Metadata Increases the Worth of Your Photos

If you aren’t familiar with it already, adding metadata to photos is a great way for a photographer to tie crucial information to their images. You …

There’s Only One Prerequisite to Be a Photographer

I feel so fortunate. I get to travel all over and meet thousands of photographers each year. Each of them is different with a unique view of the …

How to Take a Portrait With Shallow Depth of Field and Studio Strobes

Many photographers rely on their 50mm 1.4 and 85mm 1.4 lenses to give that dreamy, narrow depth of field look to their portraits. These two lenses …

Becoming an Educated Photographer in the Digital Age

Something I've been asked a lot during my career is where I went to art school. Whether I took that as a compliment on my dedication to my craft or …

I Asked 11 Pro Photographer Friends to Work for Free. Here’s What They Said

What do you say as a photographer when you’re asked to shoot for free? What if the one asking is a good friend, an old friend… a friend who really …

Photography Business Guide

Tutorial: Lightroom’s HDR Photo Merge and a Look at Its Pros and Cons

HDR photo merging has been around for a while, but only recently has it been implemented inside Adobe’s Lightroom. In this article I will show a …

Programming Hate Into AI Will Be Controversial, But Possibly Necessary

In the last few years, the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) has been thrust into the mainstream. No longer just the domain of sci-fi fans, nerds or Google engineers, I hear people discussing AI at parties, coffee shops and even at the dinner table: My five-year-old daughter brought it up the …

Consciousness

Beautifully Endless Looping GIFs Created by a Legally Blind Artist

Native American artist George Redhawk creates eerily beautiful gifs even though he's legally blind. With help from computer software, the designer utilizes the art of gif-making to show others how he sees the world as a man who suddenly lost his sight. “It's an artistic expression of the confusion …

Comics: Problems with Digital Photography…

Comic artist and professional photographer S. Dirk Schafer of CLICKittyCAT just finished up a series of comics about the new photographer problems …

Photography

The Superresolution Trick – How to Quadruple the Resolution of Your Camera

Have you ever dreamed of shooting with a megapixel monster camera and get images upwards of 50 Megapixel? Of course, these cameras are really …

Artificial, Natural, or Available Light? Finding the Light That's Right for You

A photograph is essentially light permanently captured on a medium. Photography is all about the way you capture light. The camera itself doesn’t …

7 Essential Marketing Tips from Rich Clarkson, Alison Zavos, Ben Lowy & More

What’s the best way to get the word out about your photography and attract your ideal client? In our guide, <i>The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50</i> …

5 tips for writing a blog that people actually want to read

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p>What are Oliver Emberton's tips for running a blog?<p><b>Answer below by Quora user Oliver Emberton, Founder of</b> …

The Ultimate Bucket-List Travel Guide

The world’s top chefs, authors, actors and other globe-trotters—from Anne Rice to Ruth Reichl—share the places they’re dying to see before they die. Take note, then take off. Bon voyage!<p>By<p>Lauren Lipton<p><b>ROBIN ESROCK,</b> whose book “The Great Global Bucket List” will be published next year, has traveled …

Bucket Lists

Why Does Color Film Look So Terrible in the Dark

For the film photographers amongst us, you may have shot color film in very low lighting or in very dark situations, gotten the roll back and …

Danny Richardson: ‘I went from taking photos to making art’

A talented fine-art photographer does not capture reality as it is, they capture reality as it exists in the most extraordinary corners of their …

Here's What It Takes to Become a Professional Travel Photographer

When I was just eight years old I would flip through the pages of National Geographic and imagine being a photographer in Africa. I was captivated by …

Tourism

How to Watermark Your Images Using Lightroom and Photoshop CC

Watermarks, love them or hate them, are a way of protecting your images. Although, just because you have one on your image doesn’t mean it won’t be …

Tutorials

Technology and The Evolution of Storytelling

by John Lasseter<p>It is such an exciting time to be a filmmaker.<p>I do not believe the notion that the cinema is dying or dead because it’s amazing what …