Emer Bendol

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How to Take Decent Pictures of the Sky at Night

GIF<p>It might look easy, but taking an epic photo of the night sky in all its glory takes skill. You have to be in the right place with the right …

Shutter Speed

Prints of darkness: macabre vintage posters – in pictures

Before TV and radio, the main way of reaching the public was with large, eye-catching posters. Theatre, silent film and opera would be advertised with colourful images fixed to walls or fences. Most have been lost or destroyed, but Los Angeles art gallery Century Guild has a collection of peculiar …

How to Give Give Your Shots the Cinematic Look in Lightroom

We all love the movies. It's not only the feel of sitting in a cinema watching on a big screen, it’s the skill of the director and cinematographers …

Tutorials

4 Ways to Transform Everyday Life Into Interesting Photography

If you’re someone who believes that the only way to create memorable or interesting photos is to travel to a tropical paradise or scale a mountain or …

Dealing with Exposure Problems (the Highlights and Shadows Sliders) in Lightroom

I always think of the Highlights and Shadows sliders as “problem solvers.” Sometimes the problems are caused by what I did in-camera (I took a shot …

Tutorials

Manual mode: is it relevant to the digital photographer?

<i>Using manual mode can be slow and fiddly. So in this tutorial we ask the question: is manual mode still relevant to the digital photographer?</i>Click on …

Landscape Photography

5 Good Reasons to Use Flash

Most people think of flash as a tool to create dramatic portraits, and while that’s true, it’s definitely not the only way flash should be used. …

10 Tips to Improve Your Landscape Photographs

Landscape photography is a huge passion for many photographers. My enjoyment of photographing landscape stems from the desire to be in a beautiful …

Create Your Own Super SparklyBokeh Background

When points of light are out of focus they turn into sparkling orbs of awesomeness.<p>This is called bokeh!<p>Wouldn’t it be cool if your next backdrop was …

Crafting

10 Quick Lightroom Tips and Shortcuts

Lightroom is a powerful and complex program. It’s great to have shortcuts and fast ways to do things you do often. Here are ten Lightroom tips to …

Tutorials

Long Exposure Photography Tips

Long exposure photography can produce stunning photos. Nighttime shots can bring out unexpected detail and create amazing light effects. Daytime long …

Landscape Photography

Tips for Using Golden Hour Light for Portraits

Most photographers will argue vehemently that the golden hour – that pocket of time just after sunrise and just before sunset – produces some of the …

Photography

The Difference Between Photoshop and Lightroom Explained

While Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom share similarities, they each serve a unique purpose and are different in some major ways. Find out how they …

Tutorials

10 camera settings you need to learn to master your Nikon (and 10 you can manage without)

<i>Confused by the options on your Nikon camera? The experts at the Nikon magazine N-Photo explain which camera settings you really need to get to grips</i> …

Cameras

5 Reasons to Use Flash to Improve Your Travel Photography

When it comes to travel photography, I am all in for carrying less. However, a good flash is always within reach in my everyday camera bag. I …

Photography

What Every Photographer That is New to Flash Should Know

Pro Tip: For this image we placed Grace’s back towards the sun so that it would give us a natural hair light. The softbox was then placed camera left …

Photography

Understanding Exposure - ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed Explained

When you think of the craft or art of photography, you must immediately think of exposure. Exposure is a critical element that determines what is …

Landscape Photography

6 camera settings landscape photographers always get wrong

When it comes to landscape photography you’ve got all the time in the world, right? You’re fully prepared: you’ve scouted a location, got your tripod …

Landscape Photography

5 Underused Lightroom Tools That You Should Use More Often

Adobe’s Lightroom has become one of the best editing and image management options for enthusiast and professional photographers alike. In its most …

Tutorials

Natural HDR in Photoshop and Lightroom

HDR photography was made to address the restrictions of photography equipment, mainly in the sensors of digital cameras. This technology was intended …

Tutorials

Creating a High Key Landscape Using Lightroom in 6 Simple Steps

High key landscapes are often dramatic and emotive images. They typically work best in black and white but can sometimes work well in color using …