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The Definitive Guide to Stabilising Your Camera for Crisper Shots

Camera shake is a problem that almost every photographer is going to experience. Sometimes there's just nothing you can do, but in most cases there …

The Art of Photographing Children

Children are the most wonderful subjects to photograph. They can make you sweat blood, stand on your head, max out every emotion of frustration, …

Parenting

How to Photograph People: 7 Tips for Photographers Who Never Photograph People

No matter what type of photography you specialize in or prefer, at some point you will find yourself having to photograph a human, or multiple …

Photography

How Well Can You Learn Photography Without Getting Up Off Your Butt?

Photography is a hobby that generally takes plenty of hands-on experience to nail down. Sure, the basics of photography, such as composition and the …

Lightroom Interface Customization Tips

I remember describing Photoshop’s versatility and sophistication as both a strength and a weakness. On one hand, it is a very powerful piece of …

How to Properly Calibrate Dell U2413 / U2713H / U3014 Monitors

After we published our article on 10 bit per channel workflow, our readers requested to provide information on how to calibrate monitors with a …

Color Management

Creating a Black and White High Contrast Portrait Edit in Lightroom

Introduction The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5 and accompanying workshop from the Lightroom Workshop …

Maternity Photography - 7 Tips for Taking Great Shots

7 tips toward capturing creative maternity photography. How to capture beautiful maternity photos with your camera.

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 …

25 Ways You Can Improve Your Photography Today

<b>FACT:</b> You can have the most expensive camera in the world but if you don’t know how to use it to its fullest potential, then nothing you do will …

8 Simple Ways to Improve Your Photography Skills Starting Today

“Practice makes perfect,” they say. It’s such a clichéd statement — most people probably roll their eyes when they hear it. Me too.<p>But guess what? …

How to Do Black-and-White Conversions From RAW Files

Black-and-white conversions from color pictures are easy–just convert to greyscale in the photo editing software of your choice, and you’re there. …

How to Use Lightroom on 2 Computers and Keep the Catalogue Synchronised

A common question that we hear from readers about using Lightroom is how can it be used on two computers while keeping your catalog synchronised? In …

Landscape Photography Post-Processing in Lightroom: Start to Finish

This week, Adobe released Lightroom 5, which adds even more sophisticated editing tools to its repertoire. Photographers who have already been using …

Five Tips for First Time DSLR Owners

Canon Rebel with Canon 50mm F/1.8 on the left and Canon 5D with Sigma 85mm F/1.4 on the right<p><i>FACT:</i> A DSLR will not get you better pictures, knowledge …

Posing Guide for Photographing Women: 7 More Poses to Get You 21 Different Photos [Part II]

A post by Kaspars Grinvalds from Posing App. If you haven’t read the first article in this series, I would kindly recommend you to start with Posing …

Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual Mode

Digital photography has given almost anyone with a camera the potential to become a creative photographer. These days even compact cameras offer …

5 Ideas to Kick Start Your Photography Again

Last week I was speaking with an amateur photographer who told me that he’s been struggling for photographic inspiration and ideas lately. He …

8 Common Landscape Photography Mistakes Beginners Make

If you are interested in landscape photography I'm sure you have read lots of “how to improve…” type articles, which are all useful in their own way. …

Tips for Better Bokeh Photography

The term “bokeh” seems to have evolved from its original definition. Nowadays bokeh refers to out of focus lights and shapes within a picture, rather …

Engagement Photography Tips and Techniques

The precursor to the actual event, engagement photography is what helps show the couple’s spark with each other and creates widespread awareness of …

Action Photography: The Tips You Should Use

Getting great photographs of the world in motion is a difficult task. More than any other kind of photography, action photography demands …

7 Tips for Photographing Strangers

Approaching strangers to make their photographs is something I’m often asked about. There is a lot of curiosity about how to ask someone you don’t …

Street Photography Tips for the Modern World

Public perception of any person with a camera in their hand in and around public landmarks, was forever changed as a result of September 11, 2001.<p>It …

Street Photography

3 Tips for Taking Portraits that Reflect the Character and Spirit of your Subject

A Guest contribution by Hailey Bartholomew from You Can’t Be Serious. 1. Do Something Who are you photographing? If you don’t know them well, find …

10 Easy Tips and Tricks for Looking Better in Photographs

Before running out for Botox or for a fancy photographer, here are 10 quick and easy things you can do to improve how you look in photos:<p>Have a lot …

5 Tips To Make Your Photos More Compelling

Do you want your photographs to be more eye catching, but don't know where to begin? For starters, you can try a few of these simple composition tips …

10 Simple Yet Effective Photography Tips

<b>1. Move closer to your subject.</b> Nothing kills a photo quicker than a distracting background. If you have a great background try bringing the subject …

The Top 8 Reasons Why I’m a Big Believer in 35mm Lens Photography

After two years of testing, renting, buying and selling just about every level of Nikon and Canon lenses and cameras, I have learned quite a bit …

Using Water to Lighten Landscape Photos

Most Pro landscape photographers recommend shooting either at (or around) dawn or dusk in order to capture their scene in the ‘golden hours’ when the …