Sharon McLennan

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Androidography - Photography with your Android Smartphone

ShareEmail Comments<p>Photography has gone a long way since the old days of manual focus lenses and film. Even the smartphones we all own and use every …

The Magic of “7” in Composition

This article will no doubt be the shortest one I will ever write about image composition as it contains only one, very simple idea. And, that is the …

How to Capture Misty, Magical Photographs: 3 Essential Tips on Timing, Tools and Technique

The eight to five workday starts. Workers swipe time clocks, dash through closing elevator doors and fight rush hour traffic. By this time in a …

8 Famous Photographers Worth Following on Instagram

Instagram isn't just for selfies and food porn.<p>For years, the app has helped many people trick their friends into thinking they're good …

This is How to Get Better Environmental Portraits

One of the reasons people love portraits so much is because of the stories they tell; an individual’s facial features and expressions can reveal an …

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10 Earth Landscapes That Look Like They're From Another Planet

Believe it or not, these photos were all taken right here on Earth.<p>The Earth is filled with amazing natural wonders, but some of them are so extraordinary you'd think you landed on another world.

Street Photography Composition Lesson #6: Framing

<i>All photos included in this article are copyrighted by their respective photographers.</i><p>For today’s street photography lesson, I want to talk about</b> …

Congolese Photographer Captures The Beauty Of Daily Street Life In Puddles

Next time you pass a puddle, take a look. You may find wonders inside. Consider "Un Regard," a photographic series by Kiripi Katembo Siku, set in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. In a twist on the classic genre of "daily life" photography, Katembo, a former painter, …

30 Amazing Photography Links That Will Get You Inspired

This week's list of hand selected photography destinations represent the best links to tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting …

Video: Comprehensive Introduction to Macro Photography

Landscape photographer Tim Cooper is a name we just recently shared with you. Today, we’re sharing his work with you again, this time in the form of …

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A Quick Rundown of 5 Non-Traditional Camera Lenses

Every photographer has a go-to lens — the one lens that is on their camera as often as possible, the one lens that performs admirably under just …

Case Study: Why This Photograph "Works"

Today we are going to do something a little different. Lightstalking has many many great articles advising you about both composition and learning …

Looking Out the Window with Hye-Ryoung Min

Look out your window. What do you see? You might find that you have a steady cast of characters, and that the show is always interesting. That’s what …

Back to Basics: How Best to Hold a Camera When Shooting in Low-Light

One of the advantages a beginner in any field has over an intermediate or professional who is trying to improve their craft, is that the beginner has …

Useful Photography Tip #70: Don't Get Caught Up in Buying Gear and Not Learn How to Use It

<i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Check them out right here.</i><p>This post is inspired by the loads and loads of people that I’ve seen this past weekend …

Traveling Light: Putting Together a Photography Kit for Travel

Taking photographs on holiday or whilst traveling for any other reason is one of the things many of us look forward to. The problem is travel, and in …

1. Include A Focal Point

Composition is the key to getting your iPhone photos noticed. Anyone can point a camera and take a photo, but it takes a more skilled photographer to …

Prime vs. Zoom Lenses in Photography

If a budding photographer looks to upgrade a lens the choices seem endless. Point and shoot cameras come equipped with a zoom lens permanently …

Cameras

Dispelling the Myth of Good Light and Bad Light

There is no such thing as bad light, there is just light. Take advantage of every situation. Photography is all about the light. In fact, if there is …

Digital Photography

Things I Learned After My Photo Hit #1 on Reddit, and Why I Probably Shouldn’t Have Posted It

Last night, I posted a photo I took (shown above) in 2012 to Reddit’s /r/pics subreddit.<p>After I posted it, the upvotes slowly began to trickle in. …

Nikon vs Canon Dynamic Range

After I have published my Canon 6D review, a number of our readers asked if there was a way to show a comparison between dynamic range performance of …

Cameras

The eerie Americana of photographer Ed Freeman - in pictures

After a 25-year career in the music industry, during which he produced Don McLean's American Pie, Ed Freeman returned to his original love of photography. While driving around southern Californian deserts to photograph landscapes, he was struck by the beauty of the desolate buildings he passed on …

33 Pictures Taken at Just the Right Moment

Image: Imgur<p>People who take a ton of pictures know all too well that snapping the shot at the right split second is imperative when it comes to …

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10 Tips To Help Improve Your Smartphone Photography

The camera phone has changed the notion of traditional photography, mostly because it is easier to carry around a camera phone that fits in your …

5 Bad Photography Habits You Need To Keep Doing

I don’t floss every day. I still use the word “rad” as an adjective and not in the cool retro way, but in the I-don’t-have-another-word-for-it way. …

Digital Photography

10 Silly Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Image Quality

How many times have you captured an amazing image only to view it on your computer, or as a print, and realize that you screwed something up along …

Photography