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10 Powerful Features of Photoshop Photographers Need to Know

Photoshop is an amazing tool that most photographers find themselves using on a daily basis. It has countless features, and with the new Photoshop …

20 Composition Techniques That Will Improve Your Photos

There are no unbreakable rules when it comes to how you should compose your photographs. After all, who likes rules except for your old school …

Photogenic Light: Alternatives to Photographing Landscapes at Sunrise or Sunset

The digital era has ushered in an abundance of stunning landscape photographs that represent clouds ablaze with color at sunrise or sunset. Thanks to …

What to Include in Your Portfolio: A Mini Tutorial

If you want to get paid for your photography, it goes without saying that you need to put together a great portfolio showcasing your best work. …

Photographers Must Put THESE Techniques In Their Portfolio

Many of us get into photography because it is a wonderful fusion of the technical with the artistic. As we progress we feel the need to <b>showcase our</b> …

3 Priorities Photographers Often Ignore When Making Their Websites

Your online portfolio is one of the most critical tools you have at your disposal when looking to make a sale. Clients are looking to your website as …

Tutorial Shows You How to Totally Transform a Sunset in Lightroom

There’s an ongoing debate about how much is too much when it comes to post-processing landscape images. But if you’re okay with taking a subtle …

What Can Billiards Teach You About Light & Photography?

Light is malleable.<p>Have you ever thought about that- that you could work light like a ball of clay?<p>It’s true. Light has 5 distinct characteristics …

People Don’t Want To Know What You Photograph So Much As They Want To Know Why

My old pal Skip Cohen published a post at his blog (SkipCohenUniversity.com) a little while ago and used my “Artist Statement” as a teaching tool so …

The Ultimate Comparison of Nine Noise Reduction Methods for Night Photography

Imagine yourself under a starry night sky. Wouldn’t it be great to capture the Milky Way to show it at home or on the web? Unfortunately, you are …

Buying Your First Mountain Bike

Delving into any new activity isn’t easy, and mountain bikes—with their newfangled suspension designs, high-tech parts, and myriad accessories—can be seriously intimidating. We’ve broken it down for you, from how to pick your first bike, including a primer on designs, components, and prices, to a …

Using Colors to Create Depth & Direction

Blending with Light – Live Demo<p>Photoshop Tutorials: Learn to create stunning natural looking HDR images in just few minutes!!<p><b>Live Demo:</b> 2:00 PM EDT …

andy yeung's drone photography captures hong kong's urban jungle

<b>andy yeung’s drone photography captures hong kong’s urban jungle</b> <br>(above) urban jungle #02 | sheung wan, hong kong<br>image © andy yeung<p><b>hong kong is</b> …

Aperture, depth of field and sensor size – Or: how I learned to love smaller sensors as much as larger sensors

A few weeks ago I wrote an article explaining why the angle of view is more helpful than the focal length when comparing lenses of different camera …

Take Better Photos in the Mountains – Part 1

Adventure<p>Like many “pros” out there, I’m a self-taught photographer—after all photography itself is not that complicated. Over the years I’ve become a lot more efficient at capturing the outdoors, but my style has never changed. Everyone has their own style, and that’s not something that should be …

How to Eliminate Ghosting and Flare in Landscape Photography

When photographing landscapes and including a bright source of light like the Sun, we often end up getting quite a bit of ghosting and flare in …

How to Photograph the Milky Way

If you live in a remote area with dark skies, you are one of the lucky ones; the lucky ones that get to look up on a clear dark night and see a thick …

Build Your Own Affordable, Freestanding Climbing Wall

Climbing gyms are great, but often expensive for the facilities they offer. If you’ve got the space and want to do your climbing workouts at home, …

Outdoor Spaces

Secrets to Shooting the Northern Lights

Of all the phenomena you can view in the night sky, the northern lights may be the most spectacular. The lights are created by charged particles from …

Video: How to Clean Your Camera Sensor to Remove Dust Spots

When particles of dust and debris get on your camera sensors, they can cause frustrating spots in your shots that ruin entire batches of photographs. …

Tips for Post-Processing Your Constellation Photos

Digital photography is a boon for amateur star photographers. It was next to impossible to capture and then post-process details in film the same way …

Tutorials

Build a DIY Flexible Camera Mount for Just $8

If you need an accessory for mounting your camera to random places, instead of purchasing a Gorillapod (or something similar), you can go a thrifty …

DIY

How I Light Paint Epic Milky Way Photos with the A7r – Guest post by Gavin Hardcastle

If you’ve ever tried light painting in your astrophotography, you’ve probably discovered how ugly and unnatural artificial light can often look. One …

13 Exercises for Photographers That Can Help Jump-Start Creativity

Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method …

Framing

Photographing Stars Using a Kit Lens

Looking at a starry sky while sitting in the open is always a soothing experience, but shooting those stars is a much better one. Have you seen those …

Photography Tutorials

Do Your Pictures Tell a Story?

TravelTraveler Magazine<p><b>Reader Question:</b> How do I tell a story with photographs?<p><b>My Answer:</b> A photo editor’s nightmare is when someone shows him a picture and then starts to explain what’s in it. In the worst cases, the photographer starts to talk about important things that aren’t even in the …

Noise Reduction in Lightroom 5 - Mike Hoffman