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10 Ugly Realities of Being a Photography Addict

Photography is the most wonderful hobby imaginable with so much scope for creativity and problem solving, not to mention travel and gear lust. But it …

My Most Common Portrait Mistake

We all make mistakes. Even the best photographers I know make a mistake now and then. And usually, we all have one we can’t get seem to stop making. …

Digital Photography

Why a 50mm Lens is your new Best Friend

You may have heard the term “Nifty Fifty“ before. If you haven’t, it is usually a reference to the Canon 50mm f1.8 lens. But for the purpose of this …

Cameras

How To Shoot Amazing Photographs Indoors With Nothing But Window Light

For some photos, nothing beats the natural beauty of ambient light. When used correctly natural light can create soft portraits that bring out great …

Tutorials

Are You Guilty of These? Five Hard Photography Habits to Break

Don’t you love new stuff? New clothes, new shoes — and since we’re all photographers here — new gear. Even if you bought it second-hand, it’s still …

How to Pose Large Groups Organically: A 3-Step Guide to Beautiful Group Photos

A lot of photographers today find themselves more comfortable posing individuals and groups in a natural way, rather than the strict fashion most of …

Yoga

How to Improve Your Posing Skills Without Memorization

When you first start learning how to pose people for photographs, it’s hard. Hard enough that a lot of cameras are collecting dust right now. In the …

How To Know You Are Ready To Become A Professional Photographer

Many photography enthusiasts contact me because they want tips on how to make their dream of becoming a Professional Photographer a reality. I am a …

Digital Photography

6 Tips for Mastering Bokeh

Bokeh. There’s that word again. It’s one of the most obsessed-over words in photography, from how to pronounce it to how to “make it.” It often seems …

Aperture

7 Key Components of Dramatic Black and White Photography

When I started in photography in high school, color film was available, but it was recommended that I start on black and white. At the time I wasn’t …

Landscape Photography

15 Tips For Stunning Black and White Photography

Black and white night photography<p>This post is in response to a question from Matthew Tapley, who is interested in learning how to improve his black …

Tips And Tricks For Shooting In Daytime Lighting Conditions

Great lighting is one of the most important aspects of photography. After the very name “photography” comes from combining two Greek words to <b>write</b> …

How to Take Indoor Portraits

I would like to share with you some valuable keys to taking better indoor portraits and still life photographs. These are insider secrets I’ve …

Landscape Photography

The 3 Most Important Camera Settings

This article aims to help beginners understand the correlation of three important factors of digital photography. Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO …

Landscape Photography

Use This Lightroom ‘Secret Slider’ Trick for Extreme Shadow Recovery

Retoucher Matt Kloskowski offers this quick and easy Lightroom tip for your mental library: if you ever find yourself with a drastically underexposed …

10 Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #9

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, February 16, 2015 in Develop, Featured | 25 comments<p>Happy Monday everybody! I’m back from sneaking off to Portland, …

Portrait Photography |Placing the Main Light

The main light is the source of illumination for a picture. It’s the one that’s measured for exposure with an incident meter. Using one is explained …

Testing the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 with Nightscape Photography

February has brought back the galactic core of the Milky Way into the sky. It is now rising in the east just before sunrise. Each week it will rise a …

New Guide: How to Grow a Wedding Photography Business

We’ve partnered up with Tamron to deliver you our newest guide: <i>How to Grow a Wedding Photography Business</i>. In it you’ll find advice and tips from …

Weddings

How to Get a Shallow Depth of Field

Depth of field is a photography term that refers to the selective focus of the camera lens along a certain plane. This creates a sharp focus for any …

Landscape Photography

6 Ways to Earn Some Extra Income as a Photographer

Besides the usual well paid gigs, which can be months apart, every photographer usually needs some extra income. Nothing major, but enough to keep …

Keep Your Night Light Looking Natural

Just ’cause the sun disappears after a certain time of day doesn’t mean your camera has to!<p>If you prefer using natural light in your photos, then …

Mobile Photography

5 Tips for Getting Fresh Ideas for Macro Photography

Are you seeking some inspiration for getting creative with some new macro photographs? Perhaps you’ve grown tired of taking close-ups of typical …

Macro Photography

Tips for ‘choosing the right light’ and getting the perfect exposure every time

Imaging

What Defines an Amateur versus a Professional Photographer?

If you’ve been taking photos for a while, this question will undoubtedly cross your mind at some point: “Am I a professional photographer or an …

Photography

How to become a professional photographer

<i>Turning the dream in to a day job takes guts, not to mention an eye for a saleable picture and a head for business. Recently our sister magazine</i> …

Bridget Jones

Are You Ready for 50 MP Cameras?

Later this week Canon will be announcing its first super high resolution cameras, the Canon EOS 5DS and the EOS 5DS R, which will feature a 50.6 MP …

Cameras

The Unspoken Reason Why Wedding Photography is So Expensive

Here’s a common complaint: “Why is wedding photography so expensive?”<p>One of the most common complaints about wedding photography is that it’s too …