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How to Calculate and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Better Landscape Photography

Hyperfocal distance, much like the “Sunny 16 Rule,” is one of those things that has arguably lost some relevance in the age of digital photography; …

Canon EOS Rebel T6s / EOS 760D review

<b>New:</b> <i>The EOS Rebel T6s (known as the EOS 760D outside the US) has since been replaced by the</i> <i>EOS 77D</i><i>, which benefits from a newer sensor, improved AF</i> …

Food Photography Tips and Techniques

The rise of minimalist cooking is changing the art of food photography. The following is a look at some of the techniques adopted by photographers to …

Develop an Efficient Photography Workflow

Why is having a consistent workflow so important?<p>At some point, most photographers develop a series of routines for capturing, copying, and …

Smoke Photography Photoshop Tutorial

Although you may have learned to capture smoke photography, it often doesn’t really come to life until you make a few finishing touches in …

How to Photograph Strangers: The 100 Strangers Project

A Guest submission by Matt John Robinson The First Stranger Taking the portrait of a person whom you’ve just met moments before is one of the most …

Photography

The Path to Better Photography

Ed Verosky is a professional photographer and author based in New York. In this article, Ed presents his recommended path to learning photography. If …

Portrait Tips and Techniques by Wayne Radford

Facial Recognition<p>In this ebook, you will find information on how to fine-tune and simplify the essential skills necessary for quality portraiture. …

Mobile Devices

How it was done - Zooming the Exposure

How it was done - zooming the exposure. Tips on how to create a fun and abstract image by zooming your lens during a long exposure.

Photography

How to Improve Your Memory

There is no such thing as a "bad memory", and anyone can improve their memory, as long as you are not suffering from memory loss as a medical …

How Light Can Be Used in Photography

Photography cannot exist without light. From the beginning of photography, the only element that had to be present for photography to exist was …

Tips for Using Patterns in Photography

Patterns are basically just repeated shapes, objects or colors either ordered in precise formations or just random designs scattered across a scene. …

Landscape Photography

7 Unmissable Tips for Better Flower Photos

People and flowers are two of the most frequently photographed subjects. That’s not a groundbreaking revelation, and it makes sense given that …

5 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Shooting Portraits

Portrait photography is one of the most popular varieties of photography in part because it allows the photographer to be diverse, creative, and tell …

Tips for Using Window Light in Portrait Photography

Back in the 80’s and 90’s window lighting was very avant-garde and fashionable. However, then the window was always part of the scene. The subject …

How & When a Monopod Can be Used to Take Sharper Photos

Here’s a photo tip you aren’t likely to find anywhere else… how to use a monopod to get better photographs. A monopod (like the tripod) is an …

The Right Reflector for Your Photography - Digital Photography School

Of all the portrait lighting tools at our disposal, none are quite as versatile as the the five-in-one reflector.

Photography

Got Sensor Dust? Here's How to Check.

Sensor dust is a problem we all face at one time or another. Knowing how to identify the problem helps ensure that you know when and how to address …

Digital Photography

Moon Photography: 6 Tips for Better Moon Photos - dPS

Moon Photography: To get the best possible pictures of our one-and-only moon, it's important to know a few things about it first.

Understanding Exposure Value in Photography

Before explaining <i>Exposure Value</i> (EV for short), it helps to know what <b>Light Value</b> (LV, for short) means. When you find something (whether it’s a …

Landscape Photography

Maternity Photography - 7 Tips for Taking Great Shots

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

Photography

Great Photography Links and Articles to Get Your Week Started Right

With another week behind us it's time once again for a list of links to tutorials, reviews, great photography and interesting blogs from Toad Hollow …

Landscape Photography

Advanced Reflector Techniques for Outdoor Photography

You’ve probably heard, at some point, someone refer to the “Golden Hour” of photography. There are actually two Golden Hours: the first and last …

Outdoors

How to go Get the Best Shots of your Kids

Once you've begun to incorporate the “Get on their level” angle into your routine, here are 4 \ ideas to break the cycle of the adult eye level shots.

Kids

Dispelling 9 Myths About Professional Photography

<b>Q</b>: Who wants to be a professional photographer?<p><b>A</b>: Everyone who owns a camera.<p>Okay, that answer might be a bit hyperbolic, but sometimes it really …

Profit

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 Create a Sunset Lighting Effect While Taking Photos Indoors

Indoor-sunset themed photo shoots are among the easiest and hottest trends you can experiment with to create cool, sexy and flattering photos to add …

Landscape Photography

How to Take Sharp Photos

Be a sharp shooter and don’t shake your camera. Have you sometimes looked at those wonderful coffee table books or maybe at some photo websites and …

Landscape Photography

Composition Exercise: Frame Within a Frame-Digital Photography School

The Frame Within a Frame exercise is a valuable tool for adding interest to your images and improving your composition

Photography

Using Umbrellas to Help Imitate Natural Lighting for Portrait Photography

Umbrellas are great lighting tools for beginners and pros alike. They’re not too hard to figure out, and they give you great light coverage that you …

Photography