Joel Charbonnet

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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 …

Amateur street photography: a beginner's guide

Camera Club member and photographer-about-town John Carvill explains how to capture great street scenes – and why they're worth it despite the perils of the pavement<p>Picture the scene: you're out on the sidewalk – maybe shopping, chatting or just daydreaming. Suddenly, you notice a shifty-looking …

Travel photography tip: Intro to landscape photography

One of the ultimate goals of anyone traveling with a camera is to produce images that instill a “sense of place.” It can be portraits, street …

The Truth About "Getting it Right in Camera"

Photoshop and other image manipulation software are wonderful things, they allow us to manipulate images in a way unimaginable in the days of film, …

Dispelling 9 Myths About Professional Photography

<b>Q</b>: Who wants to be a professional photographer?<p><b>A</b>: Everyone who owns a camera.<p>Okay, that answer might be a bit hyperbolic, but sometimes it really …

How to Create a Sunset Lighting Effect While Taking Photos Indoors

Indoor-sunset themed photo shoots are among the easiest and hottest trends you can experiment with to create cool, sexy and flattering photos to add …

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These Two Simple Elements Can Improve Your City Photography Compositions

We've all been there at some point or another – how do you find a different way to shoot a well-photographed subject?<p><b>Reflections & distortions</b> can …

How to Bond with Strangers and Make them Relax Around a Photographer

As any photographer will know, getting a person to relax enough around you to get a few decent shots of them is no easy task. It seems like no matter …

Natural Light Techniques to Make Amazing Travel Portraits

Being on the road often limits the amount of gear we want to take with us as photographers. By learning and getting more comfortable with natural …

They can be beautiful, surreal, abstract or a combination of all three - reflections are a powerful way convey emotion or provoke thought in your images. In this article we are going to take a look at how to use reflections in your compositions and indeed how to break compositional rules, using reflections. http://goo.gl/51GQc Words and Image by Jason Row Photography.

10 Creative Nature Photography Compositions and How They Were Taken

<i>“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” —Edgar Degas</i><p>What makes a great photograph? Is there any one aspect of the process which …

How to Challenge Yourself To Be A Better Photographer

We all want things to be easy, stress free, and effortless. So much in fact we often overlook the benefits of a challenge. To continue improving our …

How to Get Your Photographs Accepted at Stock Libraries

These days more and more people are considering selling their images via stock libraries. However some people find initially getting into a library …

Review: Shooting Stars - How to Photograph the Moon and Stars With Your DSLR by Phil Hart

<i>Shooting Stars – How to Photograph the Moon and Stars With Your DSLR</i> by Phil Hart is a complete guide to taking amazing photos of the night sky. If …

All new "What's in the Bag?" Page is live!

Hey guys, Drew here, letting you know about a long-overdue update to the blog, that’s now live: The all new, “What’s in the Bag?” page.<p>Though it’s …

Black and White Landscapes - Enriching Tones and Textures.

<i>This is a guest post by Tom Dinning. Check out Tom's free book offer on his site.</i><p>I'm partial to a bit of colour as much as the next photographer. …