Mitch Zeissler

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This is what your histogram is for and how to use it

The histogram is based around a fairly simple principle, but one that many still struggle to get to grips with. Put simply, it’s a graph showing the …

Photography

WD-40 and microwaved tampons: secrets of food photography revealed

Behind most professional food photos is a stylist who tricks the viewer. These deceits range from a touch of lipstick to redden a strawberry, to “milkshakes” made from mashed potatoes. It’s not that food stylists are liars and cheats. They’re simply in the business of improvisation.<p>Throughout the …

Ice Cream

6 Ways to Add a Little Spark to Your Photography in 2016

It's that time of year again. A new beginning. A fresh start. Cheers to another year gone by and a toast to the year ahead. Some of us choose to make …

Film process and why you should know it

<b>Film process and why you should know it, by Tristan Parker</b><br>Tristan has written for JCH in the past, with a great piece about changing your …

Why your phone is not your friend

Great read Bellamy! Thanks for sharing. I’ve been trying to do that more too, unless im just fooling around with the iPhones camera.<p>How right you …

Why You Should Get A Pen Tablet for You Photographic Post-Production

I’ve been editing my photos with a computer mouse for more than half a decade. So far, I've gone through only two PC mice: one a generic Deluxe 800 …

This WWII Rifle Training Video Can Teach You How to Hold a Camera Steady

We’ve written before on how photographers can use marksmanship techniques to stabilize a camera for sharper handheld photos. If you’d like to learn …

Use This ‘Hold Your Sub’ Trick for Slimmer Portraits

New York portrait photographer Peter Hurley is back again with yet another pro portrait trick he uses for shooting better headshots of people. This …

How to Create the Look – A Rugged Black & White Portrait

Background story<p>After a few weeks of traveling on how to quickly enhance images, I found myself home with an open schedule. My friend Richard …

The Struggle and Strain of Mining “Devil’s Gold”

In 2014 Italian photojournalist Luca Catalano Gonzaga went to Indonesia and spent ten days inside what he calls “the womb” of the Kawah Ijen volcano in East Java. Here, men toil in arduous conditions to mine sulfur from the depths of the crater—effectively breaking their own bodies in the …

How to Calculate and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Better Landscape Photography

Hyperfocal distance, much like the “Sunny 16 Rule,” is one of those things that has arguably lost some relevance in the age of digital photography; …

Photographing Kanarra Creek Falls

Kanarra Creek Falls by the author, Jim Harmer.<p>If you'll be hiking to Kanaraville Falls, then you definitely need to check out my Photographer's Guide …

Landscape Photography

The 30 Best Photography Links of the Last Week

Join us as we explore the very best tutorials, special features and great photography hosted online today in the world of photography in this list of …

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

More Than 8,400 Never-Before-Seen Photos from NASA’s Apollo Moon Landings

Nearly half a century ago, NASA took one giant leap for mankind with the Apollo program, which landed 12 men on the moon on nine missions between 1968 and 1972. The astronauts were equipped with Hasselblad medium-format cameras and instructed to take photos that have remained largely unseen by the …

Remastered Apollo space mission photos look incredible

Earlier this month, a treasure trove of photos was released from the Apollo space missions — some 10,000 images from every manned mission to the moon …

Take a View: Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2015 - Telegraph

Willem Jonkers: The Fisheye Master Of Street Photography

<b>All Images (c) Willem Jonkers</b><p><i>Willem Jonkers is not quite your average street photographer. His work is rather unique. Although he chases many of the same subjects as the other few million street photographers out there, he does so with an 8mm fisheye lens. This slight deviation from the normal</i> …

Street Photography

An Online Archive of Leica Photography Magazines Dating Back to 1949

Some photographers find that shooting with a Leica camera provides an experience unlike any other. If you happen to be one of those photographers, or …

Primer: Using Frequency Separation in Photoshop For Basic Skin Retouching

Photoshop contains a world of post-production tools that photographers can use to bring their works of art to life. Today, we are taking a look at …

Why You Should Use Levels in Post Production

How many of you spend many hours and much creativity getting the image as perfect as possible in camera, then return to Photoshop or similar and use …

Five Easy Tips for Better Indoor Architectural Photography

There is an art to photographing indoor spaces and truly capturing the essence of their architectural design. Not only does it take a skilled …

Concert Photographer, Where Did Your Integrity Go?

Over the last couple of weeks, the matter of photo contracts has once again been debated. First came Jason Sheldon’s blog post, calling Taylor Swift …

Quickly Fix Red Flushed Skin Within Lightroom

It’s officially hot outside in my neck of the woods, but that doesn't mean I can to take a break from shooting outside! I still have to sweat it out, …

Tutorials

Tips to Capture Beautiful Seascape Photographs

The seashore. The coastline. The oceanfront. No matter what term one prefers to use, the seas have long been a favorite subject for photographers. …

Ice Formations - Photographs and text by Ryota Kajita | LensCulture

<i>Ice Formations</i> captured natural ice formations on ponds, lakes, and rivers in Fairbanks, Alaska. Many of these are frozen bubbles of gases like methane or carbon dioxide trapped under ice. When lake and river water freezes, it turns into ice slowly from the surface and traps the gases. The bubbles …

Changing Views: The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar - Photographs and text by Jamey Stillings | LensCulture

I am fascinated by the visual energy and tension created at the intersections of nature and human activity. Uniquely as a species, we consciously modify and use the environment for our perceived needs or enjoyment. Sometimes we consider the future consequences of our actions. More often, we focus …

Christophe Debon: One Of The Best Street Photographers Of Our Time

<b>All Photographs (c) Christophe Debon</b><p>Few photographers (dead or alive) make me jealous. Christophe Debon is an exception. I am terribly jealous of his work, it's damn good. As a street photographer there is lots of competition, but not much that worries me. This work worries me as it gives a whole …

How To Develop Your Photographic Style

This post was adapted from my eBook, Taking Your Portraiture to the Next Level I. Many wedding and family photography portfolios featuring the latest …

Photography