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Why You Should Know About Mirror Lock and Remote Controls

One of the best investments any photographer can make is buying a good quality tripod. A decent tripod opens up a huge range of creative …

Wedding Photographer Delivers Album on the Day Of as a Crazy Surprise

Wedding photographer James Day tells us that he recently pulled off the “craziest stunt” of his career thus far: delivering the final wedding album …

Exposing to the Right Explained

Exposing to the right, or “ETTR,” is an approach to photography that is as helpful as it is controversial. On one hand, exposing to the right is yet …

How to Photograph the Northern Lights

I have thoroughly enjoyed the response from my first article here at Photography Life – both the encouragement as well as the advice to follow my …

Landscape Photography

A Quick Introduction to Shooting with a Tilt-Shift Lens

A while back I got my hands on my first tilt-shift lens. Since then I have carried it with me nearly every day, grocery shopping and subway riding – …

How to Control Reflections in Your Photos

Have you ever removed reflections in your image just to reinsert them later in Photoshop? Photographer Gavin Hoey gives us the entire process from …

How to Use Spot Metering & AE Lock on a Digital Camera

As a photographer, the chances of being familiar with the terms spot metering and AE lock are relatively great. They are common features on most DSLR …

What is Lens Diffraction?

Lens diffraction is something that every landscape photographer has to deal with. Whether you’re using a top of the line lens or a very cheap one, …

Understanding Depth of Field: How Aperture Affects DOF, Visualized

The key to mastering photography is not to follow the rules but to understand them. Understanding the photographic principles that define photography …

Watch an amazing Destiny player finish Crota's End ... by himself (correction)

Players may rush to be the first to finish a new raid in <i>Destiny</i>, and then the competition to do it in the craziest way possible begins. While there are some major problems with the latest <i>Destiny</i> update, the raids remain one of the most challenging aspects of the game, designed to be played with a …

20 Dos and Don'ts for Shooting the Moon

The moon is a very popular subject for photographers of all skill levels to shoot. But if you’ve ever tried to photograph the moon, you’ve probably …

6 Types of Photos Every Photographer Should Know How to Make

While the popularity of some creative photography techniques rises and falls, there are some photo tricks that continue to stand the test of time. …

Sony's pulled PS Vita ad is embarrassing for everyone

The Remote Play feature the PS4 shares with the PS Vita and Xperia Z series smartphones is a fun, if imperfect, little addition to the hardware's capabilities, especially when your TV needs some freeing up. We're glad it exists. But one of Sony's latest ads playing up the feature misses the mark by …

The 1st Time You Play a Game vs. The Last Time You Play a Game

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Embarrassed to Photograph Ferguson

I’ve spent the past week down in Ferguson, MO covering the protests and police response. What I never expect was to find myself embarrassed to …

What Photographers are NOT Considering When Using High ISO

It’s no secret now that modern cameras have taken photographers to new heights with their ability to shoot at and above ISO 1600. Personally, I can …

Tutorial: Learn The Art of Astrophotography

Want to master capturing an awesome meteor shower, or the next Supermoon, or the milky way galaxy across the night sky? Award-winning photographer, …

Enchanting Nogawa Cherry Blossoms Illuminated at Night

© Martin Bailey / Offset<p>© Martin Bailey / Offset<p>Standing amidst a crowd of awestruck onlookers, Tokyo-based photographer Martin Bailey captures the …

These Beautiful, High-Contrast, Black & White Street Photos are a Testament to Great Composition

Oftentimes it’s the simplest elements that make or break a photograph, setting it apart from the rest for either better or worse. Today, we have for …

The What, Where, Why, and How Guide to Polarizing Filters

One of the many reasons people become attracted to photography is the capability of capturing the world around us in wondrous ways. While choosing …

A Complete Checklist For Shooting Night-Time Time-Lapse Sequences

Aside from the regular artistic consideration, shooting time lapses requires quite a bit of technical know how. This check list from Stefan Kohler …

12 Expert Tips For Photographing Cityscapes At Night

<b>Jimmy Mcintyre</b> <i>is a travel photographer and educator. His photos have been published in local and national magazines, including the BBC. His online</i> …

Landscape Photography

How to Convert Photos to Black and White in Lightroom

Today I’m going to show you just how easy to use, and effective Lightroom is, for converting colour photos to powerful black and white images. The …

The Dark Hedges: Ireland’s Beautifully Eerie Tree-Lined Road

It's hard to believe that up until 15 years ago, only locals knew about that spectacular road. The Dark Hedges in County Antrim, Ireland is a beautifully eerie avenue of beech trees that were planted by the Stuart family back in the 1750s. That makes these gnarly trees almost 300 years old! The …

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5 Tips for Capturing the Magical Beauty of Waterfalls

Waterfalls are one of our planet’s most amazing natural features. Whether you’re witnessing the sheer power and enormity of waterfalls such as Jim …