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Quick Guide to the Rule of Thirds for Artists and Photographers

Most creatives, from painters to photographers, will have come across the Rule of Thirds at some point. Anyone who deals in producing visually appealing work will have had this golden guideline pushed on them in order to achieve a balanced composition. But what is the Rule of Thirds? And where does …

Landscape Photography

How to Make Better Photographs? Know Your Subject

I’ve written before about the elements of a good image for the sake of the image, and just recently about how pouring yourself into your own …

Landscape Photography

Making Your Camera Work Faster With Custom Settings

A lot of photography revolves around your ability to be prepared when the moment strikes and be able to adapt quickly as the scenery and required …

Cameras

Tips for Photographing Wild Birds

An image of a bird perched on a natural looking branch, with its eyes pin sharp, its feathers details clear, beautiful bright colors, and background …

Birds

Half of camera apps tested reveal personal data unnecessarily

<b>Our first ever test of camera companion apps from major manufacturers, including Canon, Nikon and Sony, has found that eight of the sixteen Android</b> …

Apps

Learn These Simple Custom Camera Settings and You’ll Never Miss a Shot Again (VIDEO)

Whether you’re a professional photographer or a passionate amateur, one sure way to shoot <i>better</i> is to learn how to shoot <i>faster,</i> so you never miss …

How to pick up the first camera and stay satisfied

<b>Are you an amateur in photography? Have you already stumbled upon the difficult choice of the first camera?</b><p>I will tell you of my first camera that I …

8 DIY photography tips for shooting in the kitchen

COOPH presents 8 simple photography tips that will teach you how to shoot great photos in your kitchen. It’s fun, fast and free… you just need a …

How to Succeed as a Modern Photographer

Beta Cover for “The Modern Photographer” by ANNETTE KIM / HAPTICPRESSHow do you “succeed” in your photography and life as a modern photographer? How …

Street Photography

5 Simple Tips How to Take Better Pictures

Dynamic tension in Cindy’s hand. Also dynamic curve in background.<i>Simple principles on how to make better pictures</i>:<b>HAPTIC INDUSTRIES: Creative Tools</b> …

Street Photography

Which Filters to Use in Landscape Photography and Why

Filters are the bread and butter of landscape photographers. Here’s a 12-minute video from Nature TTL that will teach you what filters every …

Here’s How to Shoot Dramatic Long Exposure Photos Using a 10X Neutral Density Filter (VIDEO)

One challenge when shooting outdoors on a bright day is achieving an exposure long enough to create a dreamy look when photographing water, clouds, …

Landscape Photography

Camera Autofocus Modes Explained

Pick up any digital camera today and you'll find that it has a ton of autofocus modes.The problem is that - for beginner photographers especially - …

Cameras

I Found It: The Best Plant for My Dark Bathroom

I'm pretty obsessed with the look of plant-filled homes, unfortunately, every variety of greenery I'm ever interested in seems to require full …

Plants

When and How to Use Long Exposure

Slowing down your shutter speed can add a lot of magic to your photographs...<p>Rivers that look as if they are flowing with mist, seas filled with …

Saint Laurent Muse Anja Rubik Strips Down for Legendary Photographer Nobuyoshi Araki

Known for confrontational, often very explicit bondage-themed images, Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki has long been a favorite of Saint Laurent designer Anthony Vaccarello. While Araki’s fetishistic photography has often been described as shocking, its larger purpose is to expose the …

17 Useful Hacks How To Use Baking Soda For The Garden & The Kitchen

Baking soda or the ‘wonder snow-white powder’ has a variety of uses in households. It battles powdery mildew on roses in the yard or patio, it helps …

7 Mistakes You're Making With Your Outdoor Travel Photos

We’ve all been there and probably had the same results. You’re faced with a monumental scene of a Western canyon, a snowcapped Swiss mountain or a beach on Bali. So you take a few shots with your phone, or maybe the SLR you’ve dragged along for the trip. But chances are, the images you return with …

Landscape Photography

The night sky: How to photograph stars

<b>Grab your last chance to shoot the Milky Way in landscapes, or try capturing star trails. Andrew Fusek Peters is your guide</b><p>It’s an exciting challenge …

Watch This Bokeh Shootout Between Full-Frame and Crop-Sensor DSLR Cameras (VIDEO)

One important consideration when comparing cameras with different size sensors is the depth of field they provide and how they render out of focus …

Cameras

Trying Something New: Shooting Without Autofocus

I recently got myself the Fujifilm X-T20 for traveling. The next trip was to Vietnam with my family and I knew it was going to be a showcase of …

The Perfect DIY Light Stand?

Lets face it: there’s nothing sexy about light stands, nor do we get G.A.S. (gear acquisition syndrome) when the latest light stand is revealed. …

Portable

Western Telegraph Camera Club Picture of the Day

Today's Western Telegraph Camera Club picture of the day was taken at Newgale 'born to run' by Wendy Stratton.<p>If you would like to see one of your …

How To Work With Magnifying Filters: All the Answers Here!

Rating:<p>5.00 based on 1 Rating<p>November 7, 2017 By Michael Moodie<p>How To Work With Magnifying Filters: All the Answers Here! www.sleeklens.com<p>Remember …

Wild weather: Australian Bureau of Meteorology's 2018 calendar – in pictures

The annual calendar features stunning shots of lighting, cloud formations and the aurora australis. Hundreds of photographers from every Australian state and territory submitted images to the Bureau of Meteorology for selection in the year’s calendar, with only the best chosen to represent the full …

National Parks

7 tips for taking photos in bad weather

I more than often hear landscape photographers complaining about “bad” weather and then say it’s chugging down. Honestly, I don’t know what they’re …

10+ Photos That Prove Wedding Photographers Are Crazy [part 2]

Special occasions call for a special kind of photographer, and few occasions are more special than your wedding day. You do, after all, only get one …

Are Mirrorless Cameras Better Than DSLRs for Landscape Photography?

Home » Tutorials » Landscape » <b>Are Mirrorless Cameras Better Than DSLRs for ...</b><p>Matthew Saville<br>• Nov 7th, 2017<br>• Comment<p>Let me begin by saying that – as a …

Photographer Exposes The ‘Truth’ Behind Professional Portraits, And It May Surprise You

We've all seen it when flipping through Instagram; those perfect, cinematic portraits of pregnant women in enchanted forests, happy couples lounging …

How to Light a Product Shot With One Light

Product photography can be one of the most technically challenging genres to undertake, but that doesn't mean you need every piece of gear you can …