Craig Wood

283 Flips | 2 Magazines | 4 Likes | 8 Following | @CraigInGTA | I love all things visual. Photography, video, design, art, fashion, even food. It's all good ;-)

This Simple Posing Trick Makes People Instantly Look Thinner

Photographer Niels Kemp recently asked wedding photographer and Nikon ambassador Brett Florens for his best piece of advice for beginning …

Photography

7 Jedi Mind Tricks Every Portrait Photographer Should Know

Jedi mind tricks are not just for Jedi. They’re for photographers too. Us portrait photographers face a difficult mission. We must form instant …

8 DIY Lens Filters That Will Spice up Your Photos and Don’t Cost a Dime to Make (VIDE0)

Simple DIY camera hacks are among the most popular stories we post, because they enable photographers to spice up their work with simple homemade …

Hacking

A Guide to Different Types of Light and Weather Conditions for Photography

When is the best time of the day to take photographs outdoors? What are the ideal weather conditions for outdoor photography? Should I take photos …

Landscape Photography

Athletes From Around The World Strip Off For Charity Calendar, And The Photos Will Make Your Heart Beat Faster

London-based photographer and former biathlete Dominika Cuda has gathered cross-fit champions, ballerinas, horse riders and other sportsmen and women …

12 Reasons Photographers Still Choose to Shoot Film over Digital

This year will mark forty years since the invention of the first functioning digital camera, and despite it being a measly 0.01 megapixels, it …

Gestalt Theory For Photographers

I’m currently teaching myself Gestalt Theory, a principle mostly applied to designers. Here are some ideas which can make you see the visual world …

Directing the Viewers Eye: It's More Than Railroad Tracks

Composition is a complicated topic. It's easy to throw out the Rule of Thirds because talking about things like balance, rhythm, and focus can get …

7 Easy-to-Remember Steps for Taking Better Photos With Any Camera

Regardless of whether you take photos with your smartphone, a medium format camera or something in between, there are some essential photography tips …

Landscape Photography

10 Helpful Tips for Finding Models to Shoot

You've got that fancy new lens and a great concept for a shoot, and now, all you need is a model. Finding models to collaborate with is an art in …

Networking

15 Essential Camera Shots, Angles and Movements

Sareesh Sudhakaran has divided 15 essential camera shots into three groups of 5 each: Angles, Shot Sizes and Motion. Together, you can create an …

Photography Tips

Use Psychology to Take Better Portraits

Long before I ever picked up my first camera I was always fascinated by the subject of psychology. To understand some of the reasons why humans …

Film Posters

12 Tips for Taking Gorgeous Nighttime Photos

Take Beautiful, One-of-a-Kind Night Shots<p>Taking pictures at night can be an intimidating prospect, but there's no need to pack up your camera when …

Four Low-Cost Products I Wish Someone Told Me to Buy When I Was Getting Started as a Photographer

When first getting started, photographers often become mesmerized but also overwhelmed by the sheer scope of learning they must do to figure out all …

Photography Accessories

How to Shoot Corporate Headshots: 3 Looks in 30 Minutes

When you’re taking corporate headshots, you often have a tight window in which to fit everything in. But usually you’re also going to be expected to …

10 Common Portrait Retouching Mistakes

Whether you're just getting started on portrait retouching or have been at it for a little while, there comes a time when you will realize you're …

Tutorials

Hard Light Vs. Soft Light? You Decide

Understanding light is at the heart of photography. The topic of light is a vast one but there are some fundamental concepts which should be mastered …

Demonstration

NSFW +18 | Noir Style Photography Using Cheap Flashlights

(NSFW/18+) The previous article of photographer Daveed Benito, "Pro Lighting with Cheap Flashlights", was really popular on our blog. To create this …

Every Architectural and Landscape Photographer Needs This

When it comes to architectural photography, tilt-shift lenses are quite possibly the best option available. The flexibility and amazing image quality …

Landscape Photography

5 Tips for Dramatic Street Photographs at Night with Dutch Pro Vijce Vieth (VIDEO)

Yesterday’s street photography tutorial by photojournalist Doug McKinlay was so popular that we decided to bring you another today. This one by Dutch …

Photography

Backlighting to Make Your Portraits Stand Out

In a world saturated with photography, you have to find ways to stand out. If you are able to put in the extra skill and effort to make something …

Landscape Photography

How to fix blue waterfalls in your landscape photographs

Even though I’m not really a landscape guy, I love waterfalls. For me, they regularly serve as the backdrop to a portrait session. The big problem …

Tutorials

Beware: What You Wear Can Affect the Portraits You Shoot

Here’s an interesting portraiture tip you may not have considered before: what <i>you</i> wear as a photographer can affect how your portraits turn out due …

All about camera and flash settings when photographing with a flash outdoors

Aleksey Koldunov and his brother managed to fit in three short five-minute videos a rather complex topic about camera and flash settings when …

Why I Swapped My ‘Pro’ DSLR for the Cheapest One Available

My name is Ion Paciu, and I’m a photographer based in London. I recently purchased a new camera kit with a camera body and lenses. However, it wasn’t …

Photography

How to Professionally Clean Your Own Sensor

Alexis Cuarezma uses a 3 step method to fully clean my sensor:<p>Step 1: Use the Rocket Blower to blow away huge/visible dust<br>Step 2: Use a Sensor …

7 Lightroom Tricks and Shortcuts from Landscape Photographer Toma Abonciu (VIDEO)

Yesterday we shared a Lightroom video demonstrating why one top pro insists, ”Every photographer should be using Lightroom.” Today, in the tutorial …

Tutorials

The Ordinary Will Look Extraordinary with These 7 Tricks for Creative Still Life Photos (VIDEO)

If you’re under the impression that great still life photography requires a well-equipped studio and a bunch of expensive lighting equipment, think …

Photography