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7 Things I Learned from My Portfolio Review

Last weekend I went to the small city of Ballarat in Australia for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. I took a portfolio of prints of my most …

Artificial, Natural, or Available Light? Finding the Light That's Right for You

A photograph is essentially light permanently captured on a medium. Photography is all about the way you capture light. The camera itself doesn’t …

Natural Light

Why Adding These 5 Types of Lenses to Your Kit Can Make a Difference to Your Photography

We all love a lens. After all, they are, arguably, the most important part of our photographic equipment. Most people will start off with one, maybe …

Photography

A Photographer's Guide to Shooting Book Covers

Shooting book covers is different from general photography. Not in the sense that it requires any specialized equipment, but rather that it requires …

How to Create A Great Composite Portrait - Part 2: Photoshop Compositing

Previously I’ve talked about preparing and shooting your images for the composite. If you missed it, click here.<p>Once the images are uploaded in …

Tutorials

Do You Know These 10 Selection Tools in Adobe Photoshop?

When it comes to localized image editing, Photoshop is probably a photographer’s best choice among different post-processing software. The beauty and …

Whatever Happened to Technique in Photography? Creating Great Images Both in Camera and on Computer

I think we are in danger of losing something. Something rather important to photography, something that has been around since the early days of …

How to Use the Color Red for Impact in Your Photography

Believe it or not, the first attempts at color photography date all the way back to the 1840's. Over the years, various inventors improved the color …

2 Huge Benefits of Photographing in RAW

In the days of film, negatives were converted to photographs by 1) using chemical baths for dipping in the dark room or 2) sending to a photo …

Tutorials

Still Life Photography in 5 Steps

If you’ve been participating in the Light Stalking forums lately, you will have probably also been following the rise in popularity of Mila Pinchev’s …

Landscape Photography

7 Creative Photography Tricks to Achieve Amazing Results

Whether you’re a beginner in photography or pursue it as a hobby, we're pretty sure you’re always eager to learn some interesting tricks that will …

Getting Started With High Key Portraiture

High key portraiture is a subject of constant debate among photographers. The different opinions are mostly on the subject of how bright the picture …

15 Fascinating Firsts in Photography

Have you ever wondered about the world’s first photograph, or about the first self-portrait photo, or maybe about the first digital photo? The world …

World Wide Web