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5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Image Archive

Now that spring is officially upon us, you’re likely to be inundated with tips on how to spring clean this, and spring clean that. Put that massive …

Top 15 Photoshop Tools Every Photographer Should Know

Photoshop is a magnificent tool that can help you save time and money by editing images in an efficient manner. Unfortunately, the learning curve for …

Camera Support Tips for Sharp and Clear Photography

At one point or another all of us have probably heard something to the effect that using a tripod is the best way of getting clear, sharp photos. …

Landscape Photography

Portrait Tips and Techniques by Wayne Radford

Facial Recognition<p>In this ebook, you will find information on how to fine-tune and simplify the essential skills necessary for quality portraiture. …

Simplifying Off-Camera Photography Lighting

When shooting photos for a wedding, or for any other event, you want things to go quickly and smoothly, and so do your clients. Being able to make …

Photography

How to Take Great Portraits Outdoors

Have you ever taken a picture outside only to realize afterward that the sky is white instead of blue? Or the subject of your image is too dark? Or …

Seeing Double: Learn How to Clone Yourself

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Have you ever had a dream where you looked around the room and everyone looked <i>exactly</i> like you?<p>Wait, was that a …

Getting off Auto - Manual, Aperture and Shutter Priority modes explained

You may have heard that once you get a DSLR you need to learn to shoot in manual and only ever use that mode. That if you are using the Aperture or …

Cameras

How Camera Angle Affects Body Shape

Perspective can make a big difference when photographing any subject, but you especially want to be observant when photographing models. Shooting at …

6 Types of Light Every Photographer Should Be Prepared For

Light is one of the most important elements in any photograph. Whether a grand landscape or an intimate portrait, light can make or break an image. …

Weekend Boredom: Which Image Uses a UV Filter?

Many people complain that UV filters degrade their image quality. But does it really? We did a very quick test with one of the sharpest lenses …

Camera Shake: What Causes It and How to Eliminate It for Good

We've been involved in photography (both on the shooting end of things as well as in equipment sales) for more years than we would really care to …

A Step by Step Guide to Realistically Enhancing a Portrait in Photoshop

Photoshop can be a phenomenal tool for improving portraits. However, as with any tool, the final results are only going to be as good as the skills …

How to Create Photography Slideshows That Captivate Your Audience

One of the best ways to present your images to friends and family is with a slideshow. With today’s huge flat high definition flat screen TV’s a well …

Why Some Photographers Get All the Breaks

A topic we have been wrestling with covering here on Light Stalking is that some photographers just seem to do better than other photographers in …

Can You Do These 7 Things on Your Camera Without Looking?

Cameras have a lot of buttons, functions and features and the manuals for them are about the size of a phone book these days. It can take a while to …

The Art of Stunning Natural Portrait Lighting With Reflectors

Even if you don’t have a strobe or off camera lighting unit, you can make portraits with dramatic lighting. All you need is some natural light and a …

How to Photograph Sunsets With a Surreal Effect

Sunset photography is one of the most common, but most diverse, subjects in the realm of landscapes. No two sunsets are ever alike, and the amount of …

Tutorial: How to Apply Makeup to a Model in Post-Production Using Adobe Photoshop

While the old adage of “get it right in camera” is something to take seriously, post-production skills are also very valuable. Applying realistic …

Don't Lose Your Photographs! Strategies for Backing Up your Work

I am sure many off us have suffered that sinking feeling of finding precious images missing from a hardrive or even the complete failure of a …

A Killer Collection of Adobe LightRoom Tutorials

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Tutorials

Case Study: Behind the Scenes of a Tron Styled Self-Portrait

Self portraits can be a fun way of expressing yourself and your ideas, and also very rewarding if you enjoy putting yourself into a whole manner of …

Dramatic Light Leaves Your Portraits Expressive and More Exciting

When people ask what makes a portrait stand out, there are quite a few answers. Concept is key, and so is location and background. Props can help a …

Why You Will Probably Want to Get a Prime Lens

For most people, the initial foray into getting serious about photography involves getting a lower end “prosumer” DSLR camera with a kit lens. The …

Focal Length Explained and Why It's Important

The core basics for photography include ISO, shutter speed and aperture. That trifecta isn't all that makes up photography though, focal length will …

Photographers, Know Your Rights!

On March 14, 2012, Temple University photojournalism student Ian Van Kuyk was sitting on the steps outside his home in Philadelphia, PA when police …

Trespassing

The Exposure Triangle and How it Affects Your Photos

Getting a new DSLR can be quite an overwhelming experience for a new photographer. All the knobs and buttons seem to do a thousand different things …

Shutter Speed