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AF-ON & Back Button Autofocus: This May Just Change the Way You Shoot Forever

Still autofocusing by pressing halfway down on your shutter release? Well, suppose I told you there’s another way that you might even like better? …

Full review of the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH lens, including specifications, performance charts, overview, sharpness and vignetting tests as well as sample images and links for further research.

<i>Last updated September 19th, 2014</i><p>The Leica description for this lens<p><b>Out-performs the human eye!</b><p>After more than 30 years, Leica breaks its own record …

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

How to Use Slow Shutter Speed to Create Cool Effects in Your Photos

If there is one setting inside your camera that allows for photographing a wide range of amazing effects in your images, it has to be the shutter …

Focus Bracketing Technique: Never Miss a Shot

When it comes to photography, the word “bracketing” can mean a lot of things. Essentially, it just refers to the practice of taking the same shot …

Dynamic Range in the World of Photography

Look at something other than your computer screen for a moment and take note of the world around you. You should notice bright highlights and dark …

Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) as a Photoshop Filter

One feature that is new to Photoshop CC is the Camera Raw filter. Using this filter you can make powerful nondestructive edits inside Photoshop. What …

The Beastgrip Lets You Add SLR Lenses & Accessories to Almost Any Smartphone

There are all kids of systems for clamping a lens onto a phone, but few are as versatile as the Beastgrip, a Kickstarter project about halfway to …

10 Useful and Free Android Apps for Photographers

The smartphone is slowly becoming an invaluable tool for a photographer thanks to a growing number of photography apps that make use of its hardware …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Texture as a Design Element in Photography

One of the first things to consider when photographing texture is that the beauty is in the details.

What Do All These Camera Modes Mean?

The mode dial on a modern camera usually includes a bewildering number of letters and icons. I can never remember what 90% of those modes do, and …

How to Reduce Camera Shake - 6 Techniques

Pin It In this classic DPS post (now updated) photographer Natalie explores 6 ways you can hand hold lenses at low apertures and low shutter speeds …

Photography Histogram Explained

Today’s DSLR photo tip, the photo histogram explained, involves using the (gulp) histogram. This is another of those features found on most of the …

How to Use Lightroom 5

Apart from its popular photo editing features, Lightroom is a valuable organizational tool for photographers. When using Adobe’s Lightroom 5 for the …

3 Ways to Guarantee Good Exposures

There is no excuse for coming home from a photo shoot to discover that your images are over or under exposed. Your camera’s light meter will guide …

Getting Great Portraits At Sunset

I try to take advantage of natural light for shooting portraits whenever I can. It’s important to recognize the ways different types of natural light …

250 Million Reasons You Should Register Your Photo Copyrights

We recently spoke to PhotoAttorney.com’s Carolyn Wright and former ASMP President Richard Kelly about the importance of registering your copyright …

Depth of Field Simplified

Depth of field (DOF) is probably one of the least understood principles of photography. Most photographers seem aware of its existence, but few seem …

Facebook Delays Troubling Policy Update to Address User Concerns

The dust has barely settled from the Instagram policy fumble, but it looks like parent company Facebook might be in for a similar upheaval.<p>The …

Waste Some Time With These 34 Great Photography Links

Join us as we check out this weeks list of epic photography links, curated by Toad Hollow Photography. This edition features a pair of tutorials, an …

What Camera Filters Do You REALLY Need?

In the days of film, filters were often regarded as essential tools for the photographer. These days, the likes of Photoshop and the use of third …

How to Photograph the Moon

Photographing the moon can be tricky. Last year I had a go at it, and it was a complete disaster, with the moon looking like a big, bright, blurry …

Flower Photography: 4 Quick Tips for Great Tulip Photos

Armed with the four simple, yet very effective strategies that I will share here, you can venture out to capture tulips, or any flowers, in a …

3 Reasons to Shoot Vertical Aspect Landscapes and 6 Tips on How to Shoot Them

A Guest Contribution by Todd Sisson – author of our Landscape Photography eBook. The majority of landscape images are photographed in the horizontal …

10 Bogus Excuses People Use When They Steal Photos from the Web

So you think you have a good reason or excuse to use a photo you found on the Internet without asking the photographer who took it? Let’s see if it …

Bad Weather = Good Light for Photographers

We’ve all sat, staring out of our window and cursing at the rain poring down or the flat, grey sky that just happened to cloud over on few hours …