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Photography Tips

10 Silly Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Image Quality

How many times have you captured an amazing image only to view it on your computer, or as a print, and realize that you screwed something up along …

20 Tips on Photographing a City

Heading to a big city for a vacation sooner or later? There are lots of things that you should remember when going and taking photos. Obviously, …

5 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Shooting Portraits

Portrait photography is one of the most popular varieties of photography in part because it allows the photographer to be diverse, creative, and tell …

Street Photography

Five Tips on How to Take Better Portraits in Natural Light

There are some photographers that will only shoot in natural light. Indeed, when my good friend Jason tested out a Hasselblad H4D, he shot with his …

Street Photography Tips at Night

Taking pictures at night gives an image a completely different feel because it captures different stories of daily life—sometimes more dramatic than …

When To Shoot Black And White

When I first started out on this road of endless expense that is photography I spent many hours musing over the merits of black & white. There is no …

12 Audacious and Creative Portrait Ideas

By definition, a Portrait <i>is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is</i> …

6 Lessons the Square Format Can Teach You About Composition

In another article I wrote that one of the main attractions of the square format for me is composition. Today I’m going to elaborate on that idea. …

The 7 Deadly Sins of Portrait Photography

Everybody makes mistakes, even the best photographers out there make them. The key isn't to not make mistakes but to be aware of them and to learn …

Useful Photography Tip #6: Making Your Subjects Look Better

Help your subjects look their best<p>The most common question I get at the beginning of a shoot from non-professional models, especially females is “Can …

How ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture All Relate to One Another

Here it is: the one chart you’ll ever need to understand shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. It will help you to create better black and white photos, …

5 Kinds of Photography Equipment That Waste Your Money

A Guest Post by Kat Landreth from Pare and Focus I love the idea of photography gear that will do the job without breaking the bank. Unfortunately …

5 Pieces of Equipment You Should Carry for Any Photo Excursion

Planning Your Camera Gear<p>Before I share my advice with you I want you to know I am an avid outdoor photographer. It is my passion and the reason for …

Useful Photography Tip #26: Quick Tips on Shooting an Event While Unprepared

When shooting event photography, I like to take a moment and prepare. I usually take time to check out venue, look at past photographs etc. Most …

4 Essential Apps for Mobile Photo Editing

Post-processing is an important part of photography, and it becomes even more important with smartphone photos that may lack depth of color and and …

Mobile Photography

Advanced Photography Technique: Brenizer Method Panorama

Learning something new is vital for any aspiring photographer, not to mention how interesting it can often be. But then there is a question – whom to …

5 Uncommon Snow Photography Tips That Can Transform Your Winter Scenes

10 Winter Photography Tips That Everyone Should Know

Camera Nikon D90 Exposure 30 Aperture f/29.0 Focal Length 34 mm ISO Speed 800 Lens 18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6<p>It is time to say hello to winter, hello to …

Hidden Gems In Adobe Lightroom: Skin Smoothing

I’m going to be writing a few posts in a series that feature some of the more unique and hidden features of both Adobe Lightroom & Aperture. I call …

Tutorials

The 50mm f/1.8 – Small Wonder!

In this post guest poster Prajneet Singh from BeyondMegapixels takes a look at the humble 50mm lens. In today’s digital world, technology has made …

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 …

Manipulating Natural Light in Wildlife Photography

Manipulating Natural Light in Wildlife Photography - Using side lighting, backlighting and silhouettes to add impact to your wildlife images

Common photographic mistakes by beginners, amateurs and pros – and how to avoid them

Beginners: Ever wonder why your photos don’t look ‘professional?’ Amateurs: ever wonder why you lack consistency? Pros: Ever wonder why you lose your …

Understanding Camera Lenses

When shopping for a DSLR camera, people often overlook or skimp on lenses. Lenses serve as the camera’s “eye.” They determine what and how your …

Portrait Photography Tips

Portraiture can be very rewarding. It’s a chance to show the best side (literally) of someone, and create a photo that communicates something …

Natural Light: Making the Most of Hard Light

In a previous article I explored ways of taking photos in soft light. Today, I’d like to look at the opposite of that, and discuss the idea of taking …

How to Make a Portrait of a Stranger in 8 Easy Steps

How to Make a Portrait of a Stranger in 8 Easy Steps - get over the fear of photographing strangers with Valerie Jardin's easy to follow steps.

8 Amazing Flickr Street Photographers Whose Work You Should Follow

Street photography deals primarily with telling stories. The stories don’t need to be elaborate in order to be effective; in fact, simpler is often …