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Back to Basics: Useful Tutorial Shows You How to Properly Assess & Clean Your Gear

Most camera gear is built with longevity and strenuous activity in mind, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the best possible care of your …

New Webinar: 21 Strategies - Promote Your Business without Spending a Bundle

Join us, the American Society of Picture Professionals, and special guest Linda Carlson on <b>Tuesday, June 17th at 4pm ET</b> to learn 21 strategies to help …

Are You Holding Your Camera Correctly?

How you hold your camera may seem like a trivial detail. But experts know that a proper hold and stable body position can result in crisper images. …

12 Little Known Photoshop Shortcuts to Speed Up Your Processing Time

If you’re not using keyboard shortcuts throughout your workflow, chances are you’re wasting tons of time. You’d be surprised how much cursor travel …

Pros and Cons of Manual Focusing

Recently, I have been using manual focus more often. I also have an obsession with old Nikon glass. While a good majority of my lens have autofocus, …

Light Painting Photography Techniques: 7 Useful Tips

Light painting is a fun photography technique where photographers use camera flashes, flashlights, and spotlights to paint light in a scene. It can …

5 Tips for Capturing the Magical Beauty of Waterfalls

Waterfalls are one of our planet’s most amazing natural features. Whether you’re witnessing the sheer power and enormity of waterfalls such as Jim …

Boat Shed

Photographer Problems: Photog Stopped at Six Flags for Wearing ‘I Shoot RAW’ Shirt

Many photographers love photo-themed T-Shirts — from camera brand-specific ones, to the cool offerings of Dodge & Burn, all the way to funny and …

Five Reasons Why You Should Work For Free (Sometimes)

A number of years ago, I read on a photography/marketing blog that there are reasons why we, as photographers, should think about working for free. …

3 Easy Steps Using Photoshop to Making your Images POP

Having taught in-depth image post-processing workshops for Photoshop users, I’ve found that three of the simplest techniques are the ones that people …

How to Use Graduated Filters in Lightroom

We could all stand to shoot more during the “golden hour”—that splendid wash of yellow and dramatic light created at sun up and sun down. But …

Tutorials

The Ultimate Guide for Creating an Efficient and Effective Lightroom Workflow

When diving into Lightroom, trying to set up a workflow can be a daunting task. Even once you have one in place, trying to stay consistent with it …

Photo Essay Documents the Best Day of a Young Woman with Down Syndrome’s Life

It started as a chance encounter on a train. Photographer Lindsay Morris was on her way back from a photo festival where she had been inspired by a …

Study Shows that Even Subtle Changes In Portraits Drastically Alter Our Perception

A fascinating new study on the perception of profile photos reveals some very interesting (and perhaps a bit nerve-wracking) results: even the …

Portrait Photography Tips and Techniques

Baby Photography Tips<p>Babies are unpredictable so therefore tears and tantrums are to be expected. Don’t be afraid to keep the camera shooting rather …

National Park Photography Workshop Permits: Are They Really Necessary?

Back in February of 2014, I led two back-to-back photography workshops in Death Valley National Park with my friend and fellow photographer Mike …

How to Attach Your Camera Strap the Right Way

You just forked out big bucks to get your camera, and you want to see what the machine can do! Quickly throw on the camera strap, attach the lens and …

Sewing

Wedding Photos Use Wildfire as a Unique Backdrop and Go Viral

This last weekend, photographer Josh Newton created some of the most memorable wedding photos we have ever seen. Set against the backdrop of a raging …

5 Beginning Landscape Photography Tips For Instant Improvement

A lot of photographers start by taking photos of landscape, just because it’s beautiful and always there. A landscape won’t run away from you, an …

Landscape Photography

The Five Tips to Creating Amazing Landscape Photos

In an instant, one can feel as though they are in another world. As a landscape photographer you have the power to transport someone in the blink of …

Single Image Star Trails – a Powerful Technique to Create Star Trails in Minutes Using Phototoshop

If you are reading this, you must be among those who have a special place in their hearts for stars, galaxies and the wonders of the universe. With …

Photography

Photoshop CC Sneak Peek: Focus Masks

Understanding Golden Hour, Blue Hour and Twilights

We all know that light is the crucial element in photography. Understanding how it behaves and the factors that influence it is mandatory.<p>For …

Back to Basics: Short Walkthrough Covers the Exposure Triangle for Beginners

When you’re first learning the basics of photography, one of the first things you find out about after dropping out of ‘auto’ is the exposure …

Vanscapes: The Gorgeous Landscapes of New Zealand Shot Through a Van Window

So, you’re finally taking that dream vacation to<p>Middle EarthNew Zealand when, on your first day there, all of your baggage gets stolen. Two cameras …

10 Remarkable Traits All Photographers Have (According to Hollywood)

Ever seen a photographer in a movie? Well, we'll leave out the likelihood that it was a male photojournalist in a war zone exposing the “truth” (like …

How to Quickly and Effectively Whiten Teeth in Photoshop

Smiles seem to be one of the fundamental criteria for determining what constitutes a likable portrait. Of course, not every portrait needs to feature …