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A $5 Shower Curtain Does Wonders for Diffusing Light

Here’s a 6-minute educational video by Shutterstock in which filmmaker Todd Blankenship discusses the basics of diffusing light and introduces three …

Image Processing

The Six Best iPhone Photography Apps For the Serious Photographer

<i>This is a syndicated blog post from Resource Magazine. It is being republished here with permission.</i><p>iPhone’s camera software grows more and more …

Apps

How to easily make any location your studio!

How to easily make any location your studio... or sort of!. You can work anywhere, and make any location your photography studio.<p><i>In this video, I</i> …

Copyright

How to Make Your Smartphone Photos Look Like They Came From A Pro Camera

There are some incredible smartphone images out there. Apple, Samsung, Google all use beautiful shots from their respective devices in their …

Mobile Photography

Shutterbug.com Named One of the Top 5 Best Photography News Websites

Shutterbug.com was recently chosen as the fourth best Photography News Website by Feedspot. Also making the top five were perennial photo website …

Photography

The Best Gifts for Photographers, According to Photographers and Photo Editors

Nearly every photographer I know has, at some point, been gifted a lens-shaped coffee mug. It’s <i>the</i> go-to gift for photographers, but it’s divisive. …

Shopping

Want to Be Successful on Instagram? Here Are 13 Mistakes to Avoid

Like it or not, Instagram has become a legitimate tool for photographers, and incorporating it into your business toolkit can get your work in front …

Creative Commons

You've Got to See How a Professional Cinematographer Lights a Simple Scene

Most simple scenes in films are lit in a very elaborate way. In this workshop, cinematographer Erik Kress shows how he lights a casual …

Cinematography

How to Buy Your First Fine Art Photographic Print

Prints by established photographers can sell for thousands of dollars, and, if you choose wisely, can increase in value over time while also looking …

Art

5 Easy Fixes for Common Posing Mistakes

Small details can make or break the effectiveness of a pose when photographing couples. Here’s a 6-minute video in which wedding photographers Sara …

Sitting

Photography Tips | The Four Best Lenses For Food Photography

Food photography has always provided some of the most enticing imagery. It resonates with us so strongly because it appeals to one of our most primal …

Cameras

Amazon Boudoir Wardrobe Finds for Under $20

A few months ago I wrote about the higher end luxury finds for your boudoir wardrobe closet. In those instances where a client has either brought …

Clothing

Yongnuo YN43 Turns Your Phone Into a M4/3 Mirrorless Camera

Yongnuo is getting fancy. The Chinese manufacturer best known for making clone lenses and other camera accessories has quietly revealed a new …

Cameras

Yongnuo steps up their lens game with a YN60mm F2 macro lens

Yongnuo is a brand known for copying being inspired by expensive lenses and creating similar lenses for really cheap. To give you an idea how low …

Cameras

5 Free Guides That Will Help You Capture Sharper Photos

As photographers, we always strive to capture the sharpest image possible. Unless you deliberately want to capture blur in some form, tack sharp …

Landscape Photography

Tips for Confidently Shooting Street Photography

Whether you’re traveling abroad or exploring the streets where you live, it’s important to have confidence when shooting street photography. …

Street Photography

Film vs. Digital: here are some advantages and disadvantages of both

Film vs. digital is hardly still a debate if you ask me, but there are still reasons to think about which option is better for you. You may want to …

Cinematography

I shot motorcycles as a hobby, now I am a pro, here are my best 7 tips

My photography started as a hobby, which became and passion and led to me becoming a professional. Mainly being self-taught, I was one of the first …

Video Tutorials

You should buy an instant film camera—here’s how

Instant prints make smart phone photography seem boring.<p>I’m a total nerd about film photography, but I realize it’s a niche hobby. It’s time-consuming and often involves gross chemicals that stain your kitchen counter. But, instant photography is different. Cameras that spit out self-developing and …

Cameras

Know How to Pose and Be a Better Photographer

In this video, Sorelle Amore gives tips on posing for photos by posing herself. She shows on camera what the various ways are to create angles, …

Photography

How Unusual Lighting and a Bit of Ingenuity Led to This Great Shot

It can be easy to fall into using the same lighting setups over and over, and while there is certainly nothing wrong with using the tried and true …

Particles

Augmented Reality Photo Studio app lets you photograph virtual models in real locations

We’ve met a camera that lets you take photos in virtual reality, but there’s now an app that took things a step further. Augmented Reality Photo …

Augmented Reality

Steven Soderbergh Says He’s Done Directing Studio Movies and Wants to Only Shoot on iPhones — Sundance 2018

Back at Sundance as an executive producer of Eugene Jarecki's "The King," Soderbergh said he's ready for a whole new chapter of his filmmaking career.<p>…

Making Movies

A Message to the Portrait Photographers

She came in for her senior session. Her hair was a mess of tangled waves, unruly and uncooperative. Her face was covered with freckles and dotted …

Social Media

Take your smartphone cinematography to the next level with these five clever tricks from No Film School → https://nofilmschool.com/2018/02/watch-5-clever-tricks-better-smartphone-cinematography

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How to use Instagram

Instagram may need no introduction, but for the unfamiliar, it is a free social networking app that lets users capture and share photos and videos. …

How much should you charge for pro photography

The issue of how much to charge for photography have been chewed to death. If you want another point of view on the subject, have a look at this …

Photography

Do photographers really still need a website in 2018?

It’s an interesting thought. Do photographers really still need a website today? Is it possible to survive on social media alone? After recently …

Online

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With 5 Quick Clicks You Can See All the Data Facebook Has on You (I Was Truly Stunned by What I Found)

It takes just five short steps to download the entire archive. You probably want to do it immediately.<p><i>(Update: Facebook says it's changing how you can access and change your privacy settings. Details are here.)</i><p>Tough times for Facebook--and they're only getting worse. The FTC is investigating, the …