Naresh Sreevatsan

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Spring Photography Tips

Spring and autumn are my favorite seasons for taking photographs. In spring I feel more invigorated after the winter and more inclined to get out and …

Landscape Photography

The best way to learn photography? The Arcanum demystified

In this post, I will demystify the Arcanum for you. We will look behind the romantic cover of the "never-ending circle of love" as Trey Ratcliff …

Photography

Get Lost in These Awesome Photography Links

This weeks list features a hand-selected collection of links to tutorials, special features, great photography and an interesting blog post, all …

How to Do Long Exposure Photography Without a Tripod

For me, as a travel photographer, the size and the weight of the photography equipment that I carry around is very important. Over the years, I …

How to Fix Light Leaks in Long Exposure Photography

If you have experimented with long exposure photography, you may have seen light leakage issues in your images. For the uninitiated – your camera is …

Viewfinders

14 Useful Podcasts for Photographers

A podcast could be the best way to learn something new. Curious as to why I’m saying that?<p>Because the length of podcasts are usually pretty short …

9 Tips for Photographing Mountain Lake Reflections

There’s something ultimately alluring about lake and river reflections in landscape photography, especially when surrounded by majestic snow capped …

12 Tips for Mastering the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop

There are a lot of good post-processing tools available for making minor edits to your photos. Within Photoshop, there are the Healing Brush and the …

Travel Photography Tips – Photographing the Coast

How to Create and Use Luminosity Masks in Adobe Photoshop

Luminosity masks are selections created from the various levels of brightness found in an image. These can then be used to easily target an image's …

Photoshop

5 Good Reasons to Use Flash

Most people think of flash as a tool to create dramatic portraits, and while that’s true, it’s definitely not the only way flash should be used. …

Photography Tips

8 Photo Communities That Every Photographer Should Be On

Showcasing your images on the web should first and foremost start with your own dedicated photography website. But it should go well beyond that or …

10 Tips to Improve Your Landscape Photographs

Landscape photography is a huge passion for many photographers. My enjoyment of photographing landscape stems from the desire to be in a beautiful …

How to Create Intense Portraits in Lightroom

Many times when you are processing portraits in Lightroom or Photoshop you are working towards a soft, pleasing look. However, with some portraits …

Ten Basic Day to Day Techniques to Improve your Photography

Photography is a lifelong learning experience. Even the best of the best will tell you that they still have much to learn. This is perhaps doubly so …

Interview: How Instagram Photographer Lauren Bath Has Made a Job Out of Traveling the World

If traveling the world and photographing incredible destinations sounds too good to be true, then you haven't met Lauren Bath. We introduced you to her a few days ago when we showed you her spectacular photos of camel trains on Australia's Cable Beach. In the short three and a half years since …

Social Media

Why I Downgraded Gear To Upgrade My Photography

Nineteen years ago I got my first real camera, a Canon EOS Rebel X. This 35mm film camera for me was something I had been lusting after for years, …

3 Tips for Getting Great Skin Tones Using Adobe Camera Raw

Skin tones can be one of the more difficult aspects of a photograph to master. Getting pleasing skin tones will make your image appear more …

5 Common Mistakes Beginners Make in Photography

So you have had your first DSLR camera for a month or two now and you are very excited about using it. If you are new to photography, there will be a …

Landscape Photography

5 More Photography Apps Every iPhone Owner Should Check Out

Love it or hate it, Apple’s iPhone sits atop the list of most popular cameras by Flickr members. While some photographers have taken a hardline …

Fun Poses for Portraits of Your Pals

Is your Instagram full of photos of your very best pals?<p>Ours too! We’ve found patient pals make the best models. But what if you wanna get rid of the …

What the Naked Eye Sees in the Night Sky Compared to What the Camera Can Capture

The Internet is teeming with photographs and videos of the starry night sky that dazzle the eyes and tickle the imagination, but have you ever …

Photography

How to Capture Stunning Star Trail Photos in Light Polluted Places

I’ve always found photos of star trails — the arcs the stars paint across the sky as the earth turns — fascinating. They’re one of the things that we …

Landscape Photography

Understanding Camera Metering Modes

If you already read my articles on Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO, you know how to utilize the three variables that control exposure in a camera. …

How to Make a Triptych in Lightroom

It seems that the majority of photos we see online or in print are presented individually. But if you have several strong images on a related theme, …

Why a Photographer Needs a Blog And How to Create a Successful One (4 Practical Tips)

Blogging isn't anything new. It has been a big part of social media for quite some time, even though it is not really the same as social media. While …

4 Tips for Creating Portraits with Impact

Since the birth of the camera, an overwhelming number of photographers have concentrated on portraiture. Capturing the personality, mood, or …

Long Exposure Photography Tips

Long exposure photography can produce stunning photos. Nighttime shots can bring out unexpected detail and create amazing light effects. Daytime long …

Landscape Photography