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Here Are 10 Location Ideas for Your Next Photoshoot

Sometimes, it's more fun and interesting to stop shooting every portrait at f/1.4 and instead find locations that complement or juxtapose with your …

Photography

Amateur Vs Pro Architecture Photographer Shoot The "Dome House" | Fstoppers

Last week Mike Kelley and I competed to see who could create the best images of the iconic dome house in Charleston. We released the images and …

Photography

Here is how the position of light changes your portraits

The position of light in relation with your subject can significantly affect the atmosphere of your shots. Depending on where you place the lighting, …

Photography

How to Ripen Avocados When They're Too Hard

By Alex Delany<p>You've been there: It's the morning before you need to use an avocado and it's solid as a rock. Don't panic. There's still hope.<p>Avocados seem to be working against us. When a BLT (or an ABLT, as it were) calls for slices of the green stuff, or some tortilla chips are asking for a …

Healthy Eating

Why The Best SPFs Come From Asia

Korean women have an extreme relationship with the sun — that shimmering ball of death in the sky — and are taught to avoid it at all costs. An …

Skin Care

You’ve Got to See These 6 Mouth-Watering Food Photography Tricks in Just 2 Minutes (VIDEO)

After you watch this food photography tips video, you will come away either inspired or hungry (or both). Created by food and travel photographer …

Face Yoga 101: 4 Anti-Aging Exercises to Do Instead of Facelifts

<i>Ommm.</i> That’s the sound we want to make whenever we start this workout. It’s yoga, but unlike any yoga sequence we’ve tried before—no downward dogs or …

3 Free E-Books on Still Life Photography That Will Help You Master the Craft

Still life photography might seem pretty straightforward as it deals with shooting inanimate subjects but it requires a lot of thoughtful effort to …

Lighting Men vs Women by Daniel Norton

While every subject that sits for you is and should be treated as an individual, there are certain "standards of beauty" that can help guide the …

Relax: Here's 30 Cool Photography Links That Will Go Nicely With a Coffee

As contemporary photographers and authors work in our modern world, they are publishing some of the greatest images and articles in the field of …

Quick Tips for Finding Photo Locations Right Outside Your Door

One of the trickiest things about being a portrait photographer is being able to come up with a variety of backgrounds in a small area in a short …

17 Lighting Recipes to Remember for Portrait Photos

At the WPPI wedding and portrait photography conference and expo this year, photographer Trevor Dayley taught this 1-hour class titled “17 Fast, …

The Best Wedding and Engagement Poses in Less Than 2 Minutes

Need some posing inspiration for an upcoming wedding or engagement portrait shoot? Photographers Sara Byrne and Phil Chester made this 2-minute video …

If You're A Portrait Photographer You Need To Watch This

If you are a portrait photographer, beginner or professional, the documentary "Darkness and Light" about Richard Avedon should be on the top of your …

What Affects Your Depth of Field?

Years ago, on this very blog, I wrote an article about depth-of-field - what it is, and what things affect it.Yeah, well, I'm going to do that …

The Five Basic Portrait Lighting Setups Every Photographer Should Know

<i>Learning these basic portrait lighting techniques is the first step to making stunning images of your subjects</i><p>Want to be an outstanding portrait …

Fun and Creative Outdoor Photo Ideas

Sometimes, it's fun to leave the tripod at home, forget about technical perfection, and just go for a walk with your camera. This fun video will show …

Five Things Painters Do That Photographers Should Be Doing Too

The best creatives take inspiration from areas other than the discipline they are working in, and photographers should be no different. Have you ever …

Creativity

The Magic Three: Why nobody has facelifts anymore

Sitting next to a friend at dinner recently I was intrigued to find out what (or which doctor) was responsible for her skin upgrade from fabulous to absolutely incredible. She proceeded to give me a brilliantly concise response, telling me exactly what new treatments she had been trying and where.<p>A …

Skin Care

Mixing Harsh Shadowy Natural Light With Artificial Light

The first time I shot in this style was accidental to be honest. I'd love to say it was an artistic epiphany but sadly the truth of the matter is …

Shutter Speed

Improve Your Food Photography With Six Easy Tricks

When it comes to food photography, your goal is to capture the dish as well as possible while making sure it looks appealing. You want to entice the …

Photography

9 bras for larger chests that are supportive *and* cute

As someone who has been #blessed with huge boobs—from the peak of adolescence, mind you—I have spent an unfair amount of time crying in the fitting …

Clothing

How to make amazing travel photos even in ´bad light´

This video is about using natural light in travel/documentary photography. Mitchell Kanashkevich will show you how you can leverage natural light. …

How To Master The RGB Curves In Photoshop and Lightroom for Better Post Processing

<b>Don’t limit yourself to presets due to ignorance. Learn to process your images with RGB Curves for more fine control.</b><p>There is no doubt about it, we …

Holiday Book List: For the Design Practitioner and the Theorist

You spend enough time in front of a computer, so with the holidays (and some time off) just around the corner, we recommend recharging the …

Design

13 Successful Logo Designers And Their Awesome Tutorials

Hi guys, how are you? We all know how hard it is to create awesome, effective logos that align with the company’s mission and voice. After many hours …

An Introduction to Creative Portrait Techniques

Half the fun of shooting portraits is the veritable multitude of ways you can use photographic techniques and creative ideas to represent a person. …

Bite Size Tips: 3 Composition Rules Many Photographers Don’t Know

Composition is a way to guide the viewer through the photograph to the subject of interest. There are no composition “rules” in photography but …

How to Shoot an Annie Leibovitz-style Group Portrait with Affordable Gear

One way portrait photographers like Annie Leibovitz light large-scale group photos is by lighting smaller groups by themselves and then compositing …

5 Incredible Photography Collectives Every Photography Enthusiast Should Follow

Photography can be more enjoyable when the common social dynamic of “Groups” takes place. The night before he died, the 19th-century French …