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Understanding Your Camera's Image Buffer

Contrary to what some beginner photographers think, when you press the shutter button on your camera, the image that's taken isn't immediately …

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How to shoot amazing black-and-white photos on your iPhone

Often, our eye is drawn to something because of its color. But sometimes we’re attracted by a pattern, or perhaps color even detracts from an image (like a row of cars in front of a beatific white building). At those times, we should shoot black-and-white images, which emphasize pattern, texture …

13 secrets for taking the best iPhone photos, according to award-winning photographers

Since the release of the iPhone 7 in September 2016, Apple has made it easier than ever to take a high-quality picture without an expensive camera.<p>For those of us who aren't professional photographers, it just might be — as Google's former senior vice president of engineering put it — "the end of …

4 Tips to Improve Your Travel Videos

In preparing to shoot a travel video when I travel to Vietnam in October, I came across this great video by travel videographer Brandon Li. In this …

Shooting Portraits of the Same Model with 3 Vintage Lenses

Photographer Mathieu Stern recently put 3 vintage lenses to the test in a portrait shootout at 4 different locations. The 5-minute video above …

Tips on Producing More Creative Images

Today on The Slanted Lens, Jay P. Morgan is talking about how to more effectively develop your creative process to produce some truly beautiful and …

How to Be a [Photography] Genius

If we find somebody to be a genius, we tend to put them on a pedestal. We worship them in their own little Pantheon and are always trying to find out …

Portrait Tips: How To Use A Gold Reflector

I highly recommend a 5-in-1 reflector as a tool for helping you get terrific light under many circumstances. It should be the first lighting tool you …

Watch: How to Pose Male Subjects

Shooting portrait subjects who aren’t necessarily comfortable in front of the camera is always a challenge.In this short clip, the Los Angeles-based …

How Lightroom Can Tell You What Lens You Should Buy

Lightroom has a feature that can help you use your photography metadata to make informed lens buying and upgrade decisions. In my personal case, …

4 ways to keep your subject sharp and in focus when shooting video

When you’re a one man video shooting band, keeping your subject sharp and in focus can be a huge pain. If you don’t have a focus puller following you …

Diffusion: How and Why You Should Use Soft Light

Today Caleb Pike dives into why and how to diffuse your lighting for better videos and photos. He will discuss how to control diffusion and what the …

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This is why you should use soft light for portraits and how to make it

The choice for shooting hard vs soft light is quite an easy one for many people. But if you don’t understand what the difference is, what difference …

How to Edit Dramatic B&W Photos on Mobile with Curves and HSL Sliders

Here’s a 15-minute video by photographer Sean Tucker in which he runs through an effective technique for processing black and white images, with a …

6 More Tips to Improve Your Landscape Photography

While learning how to use your camera and further develop your technical skills is an important factor in improving your landscape photography, there …

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How to Reply When Clients Say You’re Too Expensive

No matter what industry you are in, if you’re selling your services you will inevitably come up against clients who balk at your prices. This …

Become a Better Photographer Today in 9 Easy Steps

It might be cliche to say, but the phrase "practice makes perfect" has a lot of merit.That goes for a lot of things in life, and photography is one …

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The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

<i>This content originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>You’ve heard the myths: Tuesday is the best day to book airfare. Wednesday is the best day to …

Why Silicon Valley’s wealthy techies need to ‘stand up’ to homelessness now

Tipping Point Community CEO Daniel Lurie, whose nonprofit works with tech CEOs in the San Francisco Bay Area, says it’s not just right — it’s also good business.<p>In San Francisco, extreme wealth and extreme poverty coexist; the tech-wealthy can and should be expected to do more to fix homelessness …