Jessica Hunter Amieva

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The Basics of Photography: B for Bokeh

A while ago we started our new educational series covering the basic terms of photography. The letter ‘A’ covered the term ‘Aperture’, and today we …

The Benefits of Using a Tripod for Photography

Camera technology has advanced so much that just about anyone can take good photos. (Not necessarily great photos–that has more to do with …

Landscape Photography

Quick and Easy Trick For Adding a Black Background to Your Shots Anywhere

Photographer Glyn Dewis shared this cool little technique that lets you work with a black background even if you don’t have an actual backdrop with …

Installing Magic Lantern: A Basic Step-by-Step Video Walkthrough

Given the recent leaps Magic Lantern has been making regarding mind-blowing RAW video capabilities for both old and new Canon cameras, there are …

12 Stunning Silhouette Shots

One of our most popular posts on this site is How to Photograph Silhouettes. Today I thought I’d add to the theory of the topic by posting some …

Basic Lighting for Portrait Photography by Ed Verosky

The title of Ed Verosky’s latest ebook, <i>Basic Lighting for Portrait Photography</i>, says it all. Each digitally rendered page contains valuable, …

Storm Photography: Shooting in Extreme Weather

There are four main types of weather that often discourage photographers from even attempting what might be some of their greatest work: extreme …

How to Make a Civil War Era Tintype Photograph

Have you ever imagined what it was like to take photos during the Civil War era? You had a huge camera with no shutter, no aperture control, and you …

War

Photographer Creates Portraits of Family Members by Shooting Possessions

How much can you learn about a person by simply looking at things he or she has owned in their life? This question was explored a couple of years ago …

Unposed Posing: Tried and True Tips for Photographing Families in Natural and Fun Ways

Pose – verb: to present oneself insincerely – noun: a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display I’m not a fan of posed portraits. I’m not even a fan …

Quirky Toy Pictures by Patrick Andrew Adams

Toys can be great still life subjects, especially if you treat them like little humans. Photos of toys are like diorama photos, only quirkier, with …

Parkour Running Photography Lighting Techniques

Parkour is the art of moving from one place to another most efficiently. It has been widely popularized via YouTube videos and video games using the …

Analysis: How to Create Better Images for Pinterest

Lots of us love Pinterest! Though it has been stated many a time that it is a social network for women, I really do that men that love the finer …

15 Awesome Pictures of Lightning Over Water

Lightning strikes are often associated with solid objects like trees and tall buildings, but they can also hit bodies of water. Lightning over lakes …

Posing Guide for Photographing Women: 7 Poses to Get 21 Photos

Photography

Quick Astrophotography Primer for First Time Photographers of the Night Sky

If you’ve never attempted to photograph the night sky, be it a constellation or a planet, the idea may seem daunting. You may think that you need a …

Photographer Makes Tintype Photos Using Rusty Cans

“Wet Plate Collodion is the photographic process of pouring Collodion onto a plate of thin iron or glass, then exposing and developing that plate …

Action Photography: The Tips You Should Use

Getting great photographs of the world in motion is a difficult task. More than any other kind of photography, action photography demands …

Brian Smith: The Art of Photographing People

Brian Smith is a portrait photographer who is recognized for his unique photographs of celebrities, athletes and politicians. With his photographic …

Tips for Better Close-Up and Macro Photography

Close-up or macro photography is just as much technique as it is luck. That’s what makes it fun and unpredictable. It’s an excellent way to test your …

Using Darkness – Creative Portraits by Matt Schutter

Matt Schutter is a creative portrait, wedding and fashion photographer from Southern California. He focuses especially on how to use lighting (and …

The Story Behind the Iconic “Tank Man” Tiananmen Square Photo

When the Chinese military moved into Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989 to forcibly remove pro-democracy protestors, an anonymous man …

Imaginative Self-Portraits by Zev Hoover

Zev Hoover is a 14-year-old photographer from Natick, Massachusetts, whose self-portraits can bring you into another world. Depending on the photo, …

Photography

Think Tank's Mindshift Gear Site Goes Live; Products Available for Purchase

Earlier this year, Think Tank Photo announced their new company: MindShift Gear. And today, their website is live and the products are now available …

How to Shoot Starry Photos of Fireflies

Firefly photographs are commonly shot using long exposures from a tripod. The proper exposure depends on the ratio of the fireflies’ luminosity to …

Do You Have a Photography Checklist? You Should. Here is a Quick Start

Modern DSLRs have so many features that it is sometimes difficult to keep track of all the settings. One of my biggest concerns is that a shot will …

Graveyard Girls: A Photo Shoot with a DIY Dam, Water, Milk, and Flour-Covered Girls

I’ve been living out of my car and driving all over the country to create new work. This past Sunday, I stopped near Nashville, Tennessee to see my …

Photolucida: Christa Blackwood: Naked Lady: A Dot Red

Today’s post is part of several weeks dedicated to work seen at Photolucida…<p><i>Santa Elena, 17″x24″, photogravure</i><p>As female photographers, we are exposed …

The Best Tips & Tools for Freelance Photographers

<i>[Today’s guide comes from awesome photographer and Photojojo pal, Helena Price!]</i><p>Being a photographer is regarded as one of the coolest jobs on the …

Eye-Catching Black and White Street Photography by Thomas Leuthard

Thomas Leuthard is a 41 year old photographer from Switzerland, who spends his time traveling the world to capture life on the streets. After four …