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Five Techniques for Creating Impressionist or Abstract Photography

Whether you are new to photography, or have been photographing for a while, I’m sure you’ve gone through times when the ideas weren’t flowing, and …

Photography Rules and Finding Balance to Discover Your Own Style

Digital photography has put the camera in more hands than ever before and everyone seems to either want to follow photography rules or break away …

Digital Photography

Top 10 Things to do When Your New Camera Arrives

I recently found myself in the position of having to buy a new camera. It is an exciting time, but the new camera will take some getting used to.Once …

Cameras

Photography Opens Eyes—and Changes Laws - Interview with Vlad Sokhin | LensCulture

<i>Panos (and Blink) member Vlad Sokhin describes himself as a human rights photographer. A recent recipient of the Humanity Photo Award for a series of stories from Papua New Guinea, Sokhin is determined to bring about change through his photography. His work on violence against women on the island</i> …

How to Take a Portrait With Shallow Depth of Field and Studio Strobes

Many photographers rely on their 50mm 1.4 and 85mm 1.4 lenses to give that dreamy, narrow depth of field look to their portraits. These two lenses …

Shutter Speed

5 Steps to Better Photography

A Guest Post by Eva Polak Just like athletes, a photographer’s skill comes from hours of training, accompanied by dedicated experimentation. By its …

Photography

3 Tips for Taking Photos of Flowers

Flowers are everywhere, and sometimes just the thought of going out to take pictures of their pretty petals can seem downright cliché, because so …

Digital Photography

The Backyard Punk Scene in East L.A. Photographed by Angela Boatwright

In <i>East Los</i>, part of the <i>Living Off the Wall</i> documentary series by Vans, documentarian Angela Boatwright takes a candid, in-depth look into the …

A Brief Introduction to Focus Peaking

Everything old is new again. Just look at film photography. While digital clearly has a stranglehold on the imaging world (and with good reason), …

How to Use Depth Of Field For Better Compositions

Depth of field is one of those aspects of photography which is present in every single picture. Whether there is very little depth or almost …

Beginners, Try These 4 Tips to Help You Shoot Like the Pros

There exists in society an unfortunate idea that gear is the chief distinction between a professional and an amateur photographer. Sure, there may be …

3 Tips for Creating Dramatic Images using Motion

3 tips on how to use motion in your photography to create dramatic and stunning images including: panning, zooming and long exposures.

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Steps for Getting Started in the Lightroom Develop Module

If you have read my earlier articles about Lightroom you will already understand how it differs from Photoshop and how it uses a database to organize …

5 Ways to Use Shadows in Your Composition for Better Images

Whilst we may be “painting with light” an equally important part of the photographic equation is light’s opposite, shadows. We often talk about good …

8 Common Landscape Photography Mistakes

As photographers, we know that there are literally hundreds of small things that need to be done in each scene, that add up to the final magnificent …

Digital Photography

How to Improve Your Composition Using Juxtaposition and Contrast

Today I’d like to explore two complementary elements juxtaposition and contrast, to help you improve your composition. Juxtaposition occurs when you …

Photography

How to Photograph Silhouettes in 8 Easy Steps - dPS

How to Photograph Silhouettes: Silhouettes are a wonderful way to convey drama, mystery, emotion and mood to the viewers of your photos and often …

Add Contrast to Your Images by Using Complementary Colors

When looking at something as cognitive human beings, we naturally get a response. These responses could be emotional, physical, intellectual, etc. …

Everything You Need to Know About Lightroom and Colour Space

One of the key differences between Lightroom and Photoshop is their approach to colour management. In Photoshop, once out of Adobe Camera Raw, you …

Tutorials

4 Ways the Time of Day Affects Your Photographs

You have probably heard the saying, “The early bird gets the worm,” and in some ways that phrase can be repurposed to apply to photographers as well. …

Photography