Rudy Van Acker

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On the Periphery

<i>And Time Folds</i> is the title of a new exhibition and accompanying book at the Barbican in London that together celebrate the work of contemporary British photographer Vanessa Winship. Upon entering the Barbican Art Gallery, the visitor first encounters the superb photography of Dorothea Lange. …

Black Sea

Manufactured Beauty and Default Photographs

<i>We tend to analyze photographs in specific contexts—often when they are hung on exhibition walls or presented in a documentary spread for a photojournalistic story. It’s easy to forget that photography plays an expansive and endless role outside of these situations, especially in passive moments on</i> …

Miami Beach

What (and How) Photography Collectors Buy Now

There are more ways to buy fine-art photographic prints than ever before, including a variety of online marketplaces. We asked five collectors about …

Art

Just How Useless Is Exposure Compensation?

The exposure compensation dial. What's it for, exactly? And who on earth uses this completely useless knob that's taking up precious space on top of …

Cameras

Add Brilliant Catchlights Details to Eyes in Photoshop

3 Simple Steps to Add Realistic Catchlights and Amazing Details to the Eyes in Photoshop! Understand light and the concepts of compositing to add …

Photography Tips

Mark Turtoo Creates Haunting Visual Stories of Loneliness and the Human Psyche

I usually “document” with my phone just for fun.<p><b>What’s typically going through your mind when you create images? Tell us about your processes both</b> …

Particles

Fujifilm’s 5 new lenses include a groundbreaking F1.0 prime

Fujifilm has unveiled a new range of X Mount lenses, including teasing a groundbreaking prime lens that stands to be a world-first in mirrorless …

Cameras

Goodbye Photoshop! This Is the Easy Way to Cut Out a Subject

Since the beginning of my adventure into photography, Photoshop has been the go-to tool for cutting out a subject and creating complex masks. With …

Tutorials

7 Tips for Focusing on Fine Details in Your Landscape Photography

Famed photojournalist Robert Capa once said, “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” While it’s easy to see how this advice …

Landscape Photography

How to Choose a Focal Point for Your Landscape Composition

When it comes to landscape photography we should consider <b>exactly what we want the viewer to focus on and where</b>. This sounds very…obvious. But how do …

Lighting Tips from 5 of the Best Still Life Photographers in the Business

Earlier this year we launched The List – a selection of 90 finalists from those who applied in our 80,000+ community of PhotoShelter members, chosen …

Photography

Godox Demystified: A Complete Guide to X Series Flash Gear

Since I purchased my first Godox product in late 2015, I’ve been extremely vocal about their product line because of their massive price to …

The Advantages of Medium Format Over 35mm

In digital photography, larger sensors generally equate to better image quality across a variety of measurables. If you’re curious about the …

Image sharpening with Adobe CC

<b>Confused about sharpening controls in Lightroom and Photoshop? James Paterson explains how to get the most out of them and avoid the …

Tutorials

What the Dutch Masters Can Teach Us About Photography: The Center of Interest

The Dutch golden age of painting in the 17th century produced some of the most incredible art the world has ever seen. These masters of light drew on …

How to Control Contrast So You Always Get Amazing Landscape Photographs

Contrast, sometimes there’s too much, sometimes there’s too little. Contrast in a landscape can make or break the image. But getting the perfect …

Landscape Photography

The Ultimate Focus Stacking Guide for Landscape Photographers

It’s becoming harder to get the entire image sharp with the constantly wider lenses and more extreme foregrounds that are used in today’s …

Landscape Photography

Here’s a Cool Trick That Lets You Take Amazing Night Photos Without a Tripod (VIDEO)

If you’ve ever tried to take to take a photo at night without a tripod you know the results can be very blurry or very noisy or, in most cases, both. …

Adobe Lightroom is Finally Letting You Sync Your Presets Cross-Platform

<i>Preset Syncing has long been a dream for Lightroom users and Adobe has finally made it happen</i><p>If you have ever had to split your post-processing work …

The Nissin MG10 is Sort of an Updated Bracket Flash

<i>The new Nissin MG10 wireless strobe promises to be a reliable companion to light up your indoor and outdoor shoots</i><p>Need to upgrade your flash gear and …

Should You Really Shoot in RAW?

RAW image files, also known as digital negatives, are the dSLR version of an unprocessed image. In film, a RAW file is equivalent to the negative …

How to Prepare Your Landscapes for Black and White

Just like with any area of photography, you cannot create a stunning photo in Photoshop – you can only improve upon the content that you have. Since …

A 3-Minute Guide To Taking Photos On Your Tabletop

I have to admit, I'm pretty outdoorsy when it comes to photography, and studio photography is not really my thing. But there have been many …

Fujifilm X-Photographer Interview: Ines Thomsen

Continuing with our monthly interview feature, this month I’m chatting to Ines Thomsen, an Austrian X-Photographer who specialises in portrait, …

Three Tools Photoshop Does Better Than Lightroom

Since Adobe quietly dropped support for its standalone version of Lightroom, many of us are now subscribing to Adobe’s Photographer’s package. As …

Camera sensor size: Why does it matter and exactly how big are they?

Why is camera image sensor size important?<p>The size of sensor that a camera has ultimately determines how much light it uses to create an image. In …

How to Paint Light Using Radial Filters in Lightroom

Sometimes you might not have time to take every photo you’re editing into Photoshop but you still need to make significant changes to make an image …

Are You Making These Mistakes With Your Black and Whites?

Black and white photography is often seen as some of the most pure forms of the art. Removing the color and only dealing with the composition and …

An Interview with Jarob Ortiz, the New ‘Ansel Adams’ of the National Parks

In December of 2015, news broke that grabbed the attention of every photographer: the “Ansel Adams Job Opening” in the US Government. This is …

10 Simple Black and White Photography Tips

Practical tips to make better black and white photos: Black and White Articles How to Master Black and White Street Photography Black and White …