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Photography Tips: Long Lens Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Best Camera Settings for Landscape Photography

It's no wonder that landscape photography is so popular...For starters, it's an accessible given that we're surrounded by landscapes big and small …

YouTube

Probably the Most Useful Photo Editing Skills You'll Ever Need

Photo Editing Skills to Propel Your Photography Once and for All<p>Are there many photographers out there who showcase their straight out of camera …

Pinebook Linux Laptop Now Shipping From $89

Those that did not already pre-order the Pinebook Linux laptop, but would still like to get their hands on the new hardware will be pleased to know …

All 27 Photoshop Blending Modes Explained | Required Learning For Best Photoshop Results

Pareto’s principle isn’t just something to throw into a theoretical mix in business school, but something pervasive throughout (arguably), …

Tutorials

Elements of Photography Every Aspiring Photographer Needs to Know

December 22, 2016<p>Studied Photography at IED in Milan, Italy. Passionate about art, frequent visitor of exhibitions, Widewalls photography specialist …

Is That Really How It Looked?

Has anyone ever looked at one of your images and asked, "Is that the way it really looked?" Do you think anyone ever asked Ansel Adams that? The …

Landscape Photography

Stop Searching The Net. We've Got ALL The Photography You Need Here

Toad Hollow's Photography Links Roundup Is Here!<p>As another week rolls past us in the world of photography, here we find Toad Hollow Photography …

What’s In A “Pro” Lens

The term "pro lens" gets tossed around a lot in nature photography circles, but what exactly does it mean? What makes one lens fit for pros while …

Turn Down The Lights: Low Light Landscapes

Dawn and dusk have become two of my favorite times to photograph the landscape. There’s a short window of time that can be magical. The light is …

A Beautiful Visualization Of How Your DSLR Camera Really Works

Leave it to a graphic designer to clearly visualize the complicated inner-workings of your digital camera in a way that actually makes sense.<p>Here’s the thing about expensive, hulking DSLR cameras: They take beautiful photographs, but only if you know how to use them. And understanding the various …

7 Best DSLR Lenses for Improving Your Photography in 2016

Featured Photo: Daniel Dionne via Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0<p>While it is easy to covet the latest cameras, a new lens is the single biggest upgrade your …

Visual Exercises for Photographers

The Internet is filled with hundreds of tutorials on how to use what gear and why, but very little of it really focuses on how to become a great …

Ep. 130: Two RAW Photo Editors Get Even Better & more!

Featured: <b>Gary Hershorn, NYC-based photographer and photo editor</b><p>In This Episode<p>If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please …

Photography

Unleash Unlimited Depth Of Field

<i>Finished Image. Craig Blacklock defied the limits of depth of field and diffraction to create this image. He created the series of exposures shown</i> …

Quick Tip: Three Ways to ‘Hack’ Your Crappy Kit Lens

The kit lens that comes with most consumer-grade and entry-level DSLRs—the infamous 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6—isn’t exactly anybody’s “go-to” lens. It’s far …

One Light Setup for Car Interiors

Whenever you photograph a still life or product, using soft backlight is a good place to start and car interiors are simply well composed still life …

Can’t-Miss Tips for Using ND Filters Masterfully

What’s one of the best tools that you can add to your camera bag that will make a big difference in your long-exposure photography? Yes, a neutral …

Why You Should Always Set the Profile in Lightroom Before You Start Editing

Now that I have used Lightroom for many years, processing photos from two different camera systems (Canon EOS and Fujifilm X-series), I have realized …

Six Essential Camera Settings for Landscape Photographers

Sunset at Tenaya Lake, Yosemite. It’s important to check the red channel in the histogram when photographing warm, saturated colors like this.Every …

The Great JPEG Shootout! (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, iPhone, Pentax, Olympus, Panasonic)

Everyone loves to talk about the quality of different camera manufacturer's color and straight out of camera JPEGs. The Camera Store decided to do a …

Cameras

Coming out as an artist: I tried to be normal, but my creative side couldn’t stay hidden

I wrote my first book in a closet and told almost nobody. I learned early that being “the creative one” was hard<p>By the third store, I was crying. Standing next to my mother, I heard her ask yet another store clerk for “elbow grease.” I watched the clerk’s face go from bemused to bored as my mother …

The Next Great Innovation in Photography is Here

Every so often, something happens in the photography industry that completely changes the way photographers work or present their images. Think of …

The Famous Artist Who Inspired the Impressionists - Yet You've Never Heard of Him

Vincent Van Gogh, <i>Daubigny"s Garden</i>, 1890. Basel, Collection R. Staechelin.<p><i>...it must be truly good, when one dies, to be conscious of having done a thing or two in truth, knowing that as a result one will continue to live in the memory of at least a few...</i><p><i>--</i>Vincent Van Gogh, to his brother Theo, on …

Everything Microsoft announced at its Windows 10 event in one handy list

Let’s recap: Windows 10 Creators Update is focused on 3D content creation for the masses. High-end gaming, custom tournaments, and Dolby Atmos are coming to Xbox. The Surface Book is getting an update that’s gonna cost you. Oh, and there’s the new Surface Studio with a fun knob.<p>Did we miss anything?<p>…

Windows 10

The Surface Studio Story: How Microsoft Reimagined The Desktop PC For Creativity

A 28-inch screen, a very special hinge, and a new type of input device add up to an experience conceived with artists and designers in mind.<p>“Lean on it!”<p>Panos Panay, Microsoft’s hardware chief, is gesturing toward the company’s newest Surface device. Confused, I ask him what he means. “Lean on …

Best drawing and sketching apps

While I don’t think that colored pencils and a pad of paper will ever go out of style, it’s certainly helpful to have something you can grab out on …

Inside the Development of Light, the Tiny Digital Camera That Outperforms DSLRs

The creator of the new Light digital camera explains how he made it work Photo: Gabriela Hasbun Photo: Sue Tallon <b> T</b> <b>he best digital cameras today are</b> …