Chad Hotelling

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Wedding Photography

As long as there are weddings, there will be a demand for wedding photographers. For the right person, it can be a highly profitable business; …

How to Photograph Waterfalls (With 9 Amazing Examples)

Waterfalls are a hugely popular subject among photographers and one that can produce some spectacular results. If the popularity of waterfall …

The Top 12 Keys to Creativity For Photographers

<i>Manipulation is the brother of creativity.</i> – Michael Michalko<p>Standing out among the ever-increasing number of photographers is becoming increasingly …

How to Shoot Street Photography with a DSLR

It’s no secret, I love small cameras for street photography. The Fuji X100 retaught me how to do it and the Olympus EP3 is perhaps a game changer in …

10 Tips for Improving Your Flower Photos

Spring is here! For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere who have been hunkered down for winter, enduring the rain and the snow, the time has …

Useful Photography Tip #39: Use Your Sunglasses As an Improvised ND/Polarizer-Filter

<i>The flow of water captured at 1/13 sec thanks to a makedo sunglasses ND-filter</i><p>During this year’s summer vacations in the Austrian Alps, I found …

5 Tips for Better Wildlife Photos

Wildlife photography is a pursuit that can be challenging, frustrating, but ultimately rewarding to any photographer. The arrival of digital cameras …

Landscape Photography

Aperture: Get Creative

Focusing on ApertureThe primary purpose of the aperture setting is to regulate the amount of light that passes through the lens. Along with the …

Batman Recreates Classic Movie Scenes - Part 2

5 Tips on How to Hold Your Camera

This may be a topic that seems basic and easy to gloss over, but have you ever thought about to properly hold your camera? Sure, DSLRs have been …

Focus Stacking in Photoshop: How to Get Pin Sharp Macro Shots

The HDR trend has come and, for many, gone, but what came of it is the easy-to-digest concept that creating one photograph may actually require …

Exposure Bracketing: What Every Good Photographer Should Know

There aren’t many sure things in life. No matter how diligently we plan, regardless of how much effort we put forth, there are simply going to be …

Tips for Capturing Better Landscape Photos

Regardless if you’re new to photography or a seasoned pro, for many of us, our first love is landscape photography. There’s just something so magical …

Landscape Photography

A Photographer’s First Hand Account of the Sandy Hook School Shooting

On the morning of December 14th, 2012 I found myself scanning the redundant array of social media apps on my phone. Just as I was about to pry myself …

The Basics of Photography: A for Aperture

Today we start our new series entitled <i>The Basics of Photography</i>. The series is aimed at the aspiring amateur photographer who desires to learn more …

Sharpen Your Images With Some Useful Photoshop Techniques

Sharpening your images is a bit of a science and there are quite a few aspects that need to be considered. You can sharpen for printing, for web …

The New Canon EOS Rebel T5i

The new Canon EOS Rebel T5i at first glance may appear similar to its predecessors, but some quick differences are of course the price and the kit …

Wide-Angle Photography: Broaden Your Horizons

Digital cameras and zoom lenses go hand in hand. When shopping for your new camera, chances are one of the first features the salesperson mentioned …

Landscape Photography

How to Capture Water Balloons Popping by Hacking a Shutter Release Cable

Here’s a tutorial on how to capture an exploding water balloon in the precise moment the balloon pops, while the water still holds the shape of a …

Shut Up and Screw Up!

I’ve got the week off from work, so I’ll be posting more than once a day for this week. With that in mind, I went out today for a photo walk with the …

Shoot Hazy and Ethereal Photos Using a Sandwich Bag and Colored Markers

Photographer Jesse David McGrady has a super simple trick for adding a hazy, ethereal effect to your photographs: wrap a plastic sandwich bag around …

3 Ways to get Better Control of Autofocus

In this post, Steve Berardi from PhotoNaturalist talks about three ways to get better control of autofocus. Sometimes autofocus can be really …

How I Busted a Thief Who Tried to Sell My Camera on Craigslist

Sunday morning: time to survey the damage from last night’s party. As I walked around the apartment picking up empty beer bottles and cups, wiping up …

When To Shoot Black And White

When I first started out on this road of endless expense that is photography I spent many hours musing over the merits of black & white. There is no …

Applying the Rule of Thirds in Your Photography

New photographers are taught the rule of thirds as one of the first guidelines toward making exciting pictures. This is a technique in which a …