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Tanya’s Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid as a New Photographer, Part 1

<i>Welcome to Time Out with Tanya, where I’ve put my fast paced graphic design career on hold in favor of adventures in motherhood. I’m capturing every</i> …

A Guide To Black and White Portraits

There is an old quote that says, “If you want to shoot fashion, shoot in color, but if you want to shoot emotion, shoot in black and white.” I don’t …

Imperfection Is Lovable: Let Yourself Be

<b>“You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” ~Brene Brown</b><p>We are all perfectly imperfect just as we …

Positive Thinking

Review: WD My Cloud 2TB Personal Cloud Storage

In an age when photos are transferred every which way, wires can make moving images around a real pain between our PC to a Mac to an iPhone to an …

Quick Tips To Get More Comfortable With Yourself As A Portrait Photographer

If you have ever played an MMORPG, then you know that there are important lessons it teaches. You get better with experience. There are very few who …

The Basics of Photography: I for ISO

As we continue our series on the basics of photography, we run into the letter “I”. What better term to define in the photo world than one of the …

Fellas: This Infographic Will Teach You How to Properly Take a Selfie

While browsing Reddit, we were able to find this extremely helpful and brilliant guide to taking a selfie for men. Most men think that it’s much …

Useful Photography Tip #88: The Easiest Way to Get Catchlights in Eyes

<i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Check them out here.</i><p>Three years ago in my photography career, I became obsessed with catchlights. These little …

Pics.io rolls out an online RAW converter

<b>Ever wanted the ability to convert RAW photos on the run? Thanks to the power of the browser, this is now a possibility.</b><p>Pics.io has been talking …

Mobile Photography

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Everything You Need to Know About White Balance

The color of light can vary enormously, and this can have a big impact on the way your photographs look. From photographing in sunlight to shooting …

10 Traits of Emotionally Resilient People

Brad Waters, <i>Guest Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Ten years ago this month, Hara Estroff Marano, Editor-at-Large for <i>Psychology Today,</i> wrote in her article “The Art …

What mindfulness isn’t … and what it is

<b>Mindfulness is all the rage, but there are many misconceptions. It isn’t a form of relaxation, a technique, or even a meditation practice. It isn’t</b> …

Mindfulness

How to Select the Perfect Nikon DSLR for Your Needs

An article by +Sean Ogle Selecting a new DSLR can be really overwhelming, especially if you’re a first time buyer. Not only do you have to decide …

5 Steps to Building More Powerful Images

A Guest Contribution by Dan Bailey We photographers seem to have it easy. Whereas most artists spend anywhere from hours, to months to years to …

Headshot Portrait Lighting on a Budget

Chances are, no matter what your specialty is, you’ve been asked to photograph headshots. Professionals from many industries use these images to …

Easy Ways to Spice Up Your Self-Portraits So They Stand Out at http://bit.ly/12odraI Photo: Wonder where you are by Alex Bellink, on Flickr

The 7 Common Habits of Remarkably Talented Photographers

One of the best ways to improve yourself is by observing the habits of those you find to be inspirational and talented. In doing so, we hope to learn …

14 Useful Macro Bug Photography Tutorials and Resources at http://bit.ly/12ob9gw Photo by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab on Flickr

7 Detailed Tutorials That Will Improve Your Indoor Portrait Photography Today at http://bit.ly/12odCTp Photo: Alexandra Shalaginova by Dima Bushkov, on Flickr

Basic Lighting for Portrait Photography

Lighting can be one of the most challenging aspects of photography, but something every photographer should strive to learn more about, no matter …

Photography

Tools

9 Essential Tips to Conquer Available Light Photography

Famed American Army general George S. Patton once advised those under his command to “accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of …

The Crucial Skill in How to Select your Best Images

When most of us hear the phrase “photo editing” we generally think of editing a photo to enhance it in some way using computer software. Although …

Get Naked With Me: Group Boudoir Shots Are Now a Trendy Thing

Call it female empowerment; call it friendship; call it bonding… Whatever you call it, the newest trend in boudoir photography involves “getting your …

9 Photography Ideas to Fuel Your Photographic Journey

A Guest Post by Sergey Sus/ 1. Take an Overnight Photography Trip Overnight trips with other photographers make for a great time to talk and explore …

Photography