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Why There are 6 Types of Lightroom Previews and How to Use Them

Previews are an essential part of the Lightroom workflow. But with so many different types of Lightroom previews, it’s easy to get confused. For …

Tutorials

A Step-by-Step Guideline for Long Exposure Landscape Photography

When you see a long exposure image like the one above, what first comes to mind is probably how beautiful it is. Unlike a traditional image, a long …

Landscape Photography

How to Use Lightroom’s Dehaze for Portrait Retouching

The latest versions of Lightroom include a new slider in the Effects tab called Dehaze. It’s a useful tool for cutting through hazy pictures and …

Tutorials

How to Use Hyperfocal Distance for Landscape Photography

Tired of adjusting the settings and positioning to minimize blur in your landscape photos? Hyperfocal distance is defined as the distance between a …

Landscape Photography

5 Best Lenses for Portrait Photography

Questions on the subject of lens choice are as limitless as lens choice itself. Show me 10 photographers and I’ll show you at least 11 divergent …

Add Vibrancy and Warmth to Photos With Light Bleeding

Sometimes it takes more than simple color correction to make a good photo into a great photo. If you have a scenic picture that could use just a …

Tutorials

10 Candid Street Photography Tips

London, 2014For this article, I will give some practical tips I have in shooting candid street photography:I think in street photography, there are …

Street Photography

45 Things I Have Learned From Photography

<b>Over the last couple years I have been taking notes on my phone of various thoughts on what I feel have learned from my time in photography. Hard to</b> …

Landscape Photography

Harvard Publishes Massive, Free Bauhaus Archive Online!

Did you know Marcel Breuer once designed dorm furniture?!?<p>When the Nazis took power in the 1930s, Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius wisely, and …

8 Resources to Boost your Photoshop Skills

Ever heard the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words”? Well, in today’s selfie crazy world, it has become more than true. A picture is worth …

10 of the best hikes in Europe - Wired For Adventure

Author: Abeer El-Sayed<p>Europe offers an amazing array of hiking trails boasting diverse landscapes, stunning scenery and breathtaking views. From the …

Hiking

The Value of Golden Section in Contemporary Art

May 9, 2016<p>Alias of Ksenija Pantelić<p>How do we apply the golden section in art? Do we even have examples of this <b>magical number</b> and this <b>mathematical</b> …

Great News: Artists Might Share Common Traits With Psychopaths

A new study confirms what many studio assistants already know.<p>Great and not at all scary news, art world: A recent study published in the Personality and Individual Differences <i></i>journal concluded that you may want to be wary of the artists, actors, and musicians in your life, seeing as they often …

Decorating Mistakes - Decorating Ideas

1 of 7<p>Robert Dant<p>Mistake #1: Getting Carried Away with Decorative Painting<p>Decorative painting can be a beautiful addition to a space, but knowing …

Home Decorating

The Cognitive Origins of Religion

To understand the human brain we often turn to neuroscientists and psychologists. Two decades ago, Professor of Archaeology Steven Mithen decided to …

Anthropology

Use These Basic Post Production Techniques to Speed up Your Workflow

Time is money and if it’s not, it is still precious. One of the most time consuming aspects of our photographic lives is post production. If we don’t …

Tips for Using Telephoto Lenses

Birding is one of the most popular hobbies in the world (almost as popular as photography), and when I was a park ranger I learned two tips from …

Nikon D-series

Street Photography Composition 101

Leading lines: Tokyo, 2011Dear streettogs,I just finished teaching my “Introduction to Street Photography Composition” workshop here in NYC, and I …

Street Photography

6 Tips for Taking Better Natural Light Classic Portraits

RETHINKING NATURAL LIGHT Many photographers choose to use natural light as their chosen style, almost as a badge of honour. Natural light is a …

How to Create Soft Portrait Lighting

Studio lighting isn’t as difficult as it may seem. In fact, with just two lights, you can create several different types of shots simply by …

The Street Photography of C. Stephen Hurst

<i>All images by C. Stephen Hurst. Used with permission.</i><p>If you think about some of the best places for street photography, New York City automatically …

Street Photography

8 Steps to Great Long Exposure Landscape Photography

In this article I will outline eight steps, that will help visualize what you’ll need to capture beautiful, well-planned, and unique images that …

Landscape Photography

The Complete Guide to iPhone Photography

Go to Settings, scroll down to your “Photos & Camera” tab, switch on grid mode so you can shoot your photos while accurately applying the golden …

Film Street Photography Manual

Dear aspiring filmtogs,I want to share my newest creation with you: “<i>Film Street Photography Manual</i>.” Print it out on standard printer paper, fold it …

Street Photography

Street Photography: 50 Ways to Capture Better Shots of Ordinary Life

Selfie with my first printed book!Dear streettogs,I am excited to announce that I (finally) published my first paper-back book: “<b>Street Photography:</b> …

Writing

Tutorial: How to save overexposed highlights in Lightroom

With storage being less of an issue than ever before and cameras becoming more powerful with each new iteration, RAW images have gone from something …

Tutorials

How To Use Your iPhone GPS For Hiking In The Wilderness

Using Your Smartphone GPS for HikingTravel TipsWould you be surprised if I told you my favorite piece of backpacking gear is my smartphone? I love …

Hiking

The Zen of Professional Photography: 6 Exercises to Help You Think Like a Pro

Have you ever wondered what really sets some photographers apart from the rest? How do some people produce captivating images, time and again, …

How to Find Your Passion in Photography

pas·sion: A strong amorous feeling or desire; love; ardor. From the Latin word “pati”, which means to ‘suffer.’<p>We are often told in society “follow …

Street Photography

Why Is Image Quality Important?

Dear friend,<p>It seems that we as photographers have this overly-obsessive fascination and obsession with “image quality” — through how sharp our …