Dave Cotterell

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Ready to Go from Amateur to Pro Photographer? Here’s What You Need to Know to Get Started

Practicing photography as a hobby versus building a business upon your photography are two very different monsters. Running a successful photography …

10 Photographers You Need To Watch If You Love Simple Landscapes

Landscapes are a major genre in photography, and many photographers capture them using a pristine approach that bridges abstraction and minimalism.<p>It …

The Rule of Tenths is the Rule of Thirds on Hard Mode

You’ve obviously heard of the rule of thirds when it comes to composition, but have you heard of the rule of tenths? It’s basically a much more …

10 Rules to Follow When Composing a Photo

You can have the most stunning subject to photograph in the most gorgeous lighting, but if you don't take care to compose the shot well, no amount of …

The 7 Ways of Zen Landscape Photography

Zen photography comes naturally with an empty mind. It’s both waiting for a moment where light, shape, and dynamics fall into place, and being devoid …

Impressions: Creating Abstract Landscapes

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How to Reduce Noise on Your Night Sky Images With a Single Exposure

We have featured a few techniques to reduce noise on night sky images using multiple exposures. For a change, Greg Benz shows us how we can achieve …

Tutorials

Landscape Photography Composition Rules You Need to Start Using Today

When you look at a landscape photo, you likely know within just a split second if it's a good photo or not.You might not even be able to fully …

Golden Rectangle Composition

For today’s composition lesson, we will discuss the Golden Rectangle.<p>The Golden Rectangle is based on the ‘Golden Ratio’, the idea that there is this …

Street Photography

Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.9 arrives with new camera and lens support, loads of bug fixes

In addition to its Camera Raw update, Adobe has released Lightroom CC 2015.9, adding support for additional cameras and lens profiles, as well as …

Cameras

14 Influencers Talk About Their Most Popular Image on Instagram

<b>Christopher Anderson</b><br>“To be honest, this IG thing confuses me. Some images I am convinced will be crowd pleasers don’t generate interest, and then …

Social Media

Unlock the Hidden Power of Lightroom with These Quick Tips from Anthony Morganti (VIDEO)

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful and widely used tool, but like other comprehensive editing applications it has some hidden features that are unfamiliar …

6 Excellent Film Rangefinders For The Beginning Photographer

Getting into analog photography can be an exciting proposition; maybe you find the medium more delightful, or you just want to learn more about the …

10 Simple Tips on How to Turn Amateur-Looking Photos Into Pro-Quality Images (VIDEO)

Do you ever wonder how to take your photography to the next level? The helpful folks at Mango Street Labs are back with another great video that will …

Photography

Using Ansel Adams’ Zone System and Large Format Photography Still Today

The face of the United States has changed quite a bit since the days of Ansel Adams. When he began documenting natural wonders for the Library of …

Improve Your Landscape Photography With These 5 Free Guides

Landscapes are the subject of choice for many photographers. Photographing the hills, meadows, forests, waterfalls and many other landscape scenes …

How to Crush Blacks In Photoshop for a Matte Film Effect

Crushing blacks is a popular trend in Photoshop for achieving a more film-like matte effect that pairs well with vintage styling. It won't work with …

Tutorials

How to make the world's cheapest flash diffuser for only $0.02

The humble popup flash. Let’s face it, we hate it.<p>You might be able to use it for a little fill now and again, but as a main light source it gives …

Crafting

Google Just Made $150 of Great Photography Software Totally Free

Nik is the German company behind popular mobile app Snapseed, and a bunch of fantastic plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. The company was …

How Understanding Clarity and Vibrance in Lightroom Can Improve Your Images

Adobe Lightroom offers two excellent tools for increasing the apparent contrast and saturation of an image without resorting to taking everything to …

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a DSLR Lens

One of the main benefits of owning a DSLR camera is the ability to utilize a wide variety of different lenses. Most professional photographers will …