Erwin Spil

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Tips for Holding a Camera

Depending on the type of camera you have, there are some basic techniques required to ensure that you have a stable platform on which to start taking …

The Power of Black & White

If you read my articles about long exposure photography and intentional camera movement in the landscape you may have noticed a common theme amongst …

Digital Photography

6 Features of a Successful Photography Website

In a piece I wrote a short while ago about some of the myths concerning professional photography, one of the flagrant fictions included the following:<p>…

How to Use Bulb Mode on a Camera

There is a special setting on all DSLR cameras that allows the photographer to go beyond the longest automatic shutter speed setting of 30 seconds. …

Landscape Photography

Pixelstick brings programmable fun to light painting

<b>Want to be more creative with your light painting? Pixelstick is a row of programmable LEDs used to display images and patterns in long exposure</b> …

Light Painting

Learn How To Connect With Your Subject

Whether you photograph the stars that fill our skies, shoot macros of the smallest insects or anything in between - How do you connect with your …

Digital Photography

36 Links That Are Like Catnip for Photographers

It's truly been a great week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking at all corners of the internet to find the …

DIY: Polaroid Frame Tea Bag Tags

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Wouldn’t it be great to drink tea and show off some happy snaps at the same time?<p>It turns out you totally can! Talk …

Tea

Touching Portraits of Newborn Babies

Proud parents are always eager to celebrate the birth of their children and New Jersey-based photographer Alicia Gould is certainly no exception. She …

Pregnancy

Mother Turns Her Baby Boy’s Naptime Into Creative Dreamland Adventure Photos

Wherever you stand on the idea of having children, one of the advantages seems to be the infinite photographic possibilities opened up by having a …

10 photo highlights of the day

Each day the picture editor of the Guardian brings you a selection of top photographs<p>• For more from the Guardian picture desk today see our live blog

Using Light Shaping Tools to Create Realistic Ambient Light for Outdoor Portraits

Although sunny days are great for getting out of the house and enjoying the outdoors, they’re not always the best days for shooting as the high …

Photographers

Seeking Adventure Through Timelapse Photography

We all seek comfort. And for many of us, that comfort comes through routine. But at what point should you break out of your comfort zone? What are …

Photography

Interview with Maine Based Landscape Photographer Christopher O'Donnell

What made you decide to get into landscape photography?<p>I’ve always had a strong connection to nature, and I just subconsciously gravitated towards …

Want to Create Great Images? Stop Waiting to Get Lucky

We all get lucky sometimes, it’s a part of life. And some people are certainly luckier than others it seems, but depending on luck to get you through …

Landscape Photography

Moon Photography: 6 Tips for Better Moon Photos - dPS

Moon Photography: To get the best possible pictures of our one-and-only moon, it's important to know a few things about it first.

Awesome Barcelona Time-Lapse Made up of 480GB of Photos

What does it take to get your time-lapse picked up as a Vimeo Staff Pick? Well, in photographer Alexandr Kravtsov‘s case: “a broken camera, lost …

First Photo of the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 Lens Finds Its Way Online

Another leak sprung over the weekend — if, that is, you believe it’s a leak and not a strategic move by the company. This one, however, doesn’t have …

Anne Frank's Amsterdam: A Then and Now Photo Series

Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany. She lived in Amsterdam with her family during World War II. Escaping Nazi persecution of …

Flash-Free Portrait Photography Guide

Learning to shoot portraits proficiently and efficiently with natural light involves knowledge, skills, gear and techniques that all developing …

Photography

10 Useful and Free Android Apps for Photographers

The smartphone is slowly becoming an invaluable tool for a photographer thanks to a growing number of photography apps that make use of its hardware …

Composition in Photography

In this article, I will cover a core concept in photography that is neglected by a surprising amount of photographers. Photography is a wonderful …

Landscape Photography

23 Beautiful Dawn Images - dPS

Dawn images to give you a little inspiration to set that alarm clock one day this week and head out with your camera before day break.

Digital Photography

How to Photograph Dramatic Clouds at Sunset

The difference between a nice sunset and a dramatic sunset is all about the clouds, however, not all clouds are created equal.

The Value of Reaching Out and Forming Photographer Communities

Being a photographer can sometimes be a lonely prospect. Even photographers that often work with people as subjects or on crowded streets will have …

The 7 Keys to Mastering The Headshot

A good headshot says a lot about a person, as it should. A headshot technically is a portrait, but a great headshot isn't just your typical posed …

Landscape Photography

On The Importance of Developing Your Creative Vision

With all the cool technology spiraling around us, it is incredibly easy to get caught up in the numbers and specs of our favorite gadgets and …

Landscape Photography

Defining Your Photographic Specialty

Photography

10 Amazing Wedding Photos: Capturing a Key Moment in People’s Lives

Wedding photography is the photography of activities relating to weddings. It encompasses photographs of the couple before marriage (for …

DIY: Fun Photo Fridge Magnets You Can Make in Minutes

That’s right, it’s the weekend, and that means we can’t let you start your week off without first taking on a little DIY project. No worries if …