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A Simple Exercise on Working with Natural Light in Portraits

Today I thought it might be fun to share a little exercise that we feature in our Natural Light eBook (by Mitchell Kanashkevich) – both because it …

How to Balance Subject and Background Exposure - A Real World Example

Wedding photography involves a lot of compromises because we aren’t always allowed the optimum circumstances in which to create beautiful images. …

The Importance of a Focal Point

A focal point is the part of an image that draws the eye of a viewer to the most important part of the image or the area that you want to highlight. …

How to Photograph Snowflakes with a DSLR

By Don Komarechka The winter months are typically uninteresting for macro photographers. Flowers, insects, and tiny details in nature all but …

14 Useful Macro Bug Photography Tutorials and Resources

The art of Macro photography becomes even more challenging when you consider the subject. Insects and bugs present a very interesting subject matter …

Tutorials

Still Life Photography Tips and Techniques

Still life photography has many uses. Perhaps you want to take a picture of a beautiful shell or perhaps take a picture of a product that you’re …

New Webinar: Retouching Portrait Photography With Photoshop Quick Actions

Check out the GIF above to see Kristina Sherk’s before and after work.<p>You can check out the video recording of this webinar, as well as instructions …

Simple Wedding Photography eBook | Photography Ebooks

1<p>Wedding Photography is Simple<p>Shooting weddings and building a successful business requires a ton of hard work! You take on a huge responsibility …

Weddings

High Dynamic Range (HDR): A Useful Photographic Tool

There is some controversy about using HDR. This stems from the presentation of some HDR images done badly and the somewhat difficult processing of …

Tutorials

Beautiful Long Exposure Photography by Felix Schmidt

Felix Schmidt is a 20-year-old German photographer who focuses on macro shots and long exposures. Although Computer Science is his main study, he …

Improve Your Portrait Photography With Purpose And Passion

Becoming a photographer is lot more than acquiring expensive cameras and an extensive lighting collection. To truly be a photographer, one must have …

Portrait Lighting Basics with a One Light Setup

A one light setup is simple yet effective—and apparently, easy to do, as Jay P Morgan from The Slanted Lens explains it. He starts off by saying that …

Canon EOS

Photos of Surreal Worlds Created on a Small Table

Cera Hensley is a San Francisco Bay Area photographer. Her formal education was obtained at the Academy of Art University. She has been into …

Perspective in Photography

In this article I will try to explain how perspective works in a 2D photograph with some tips, myths, and example photos.<p>Photo by Chris Alma Jose; …

Landscape Photography

How to Make a Photobooth

There has been a recent resurgence in the popularity of photobooths in the past few years and now they are starting to pop in all kinds of places …

Tips for Shooting Landscapes with a Telephoto Lens

Landscape photography is often synonymous with wide-angle lenses, strategically placed foreground elements and all encompassing vistas that stretch …