Stephen E. Hicks

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Is Flickr Still A Relevant Social Media Outlet? Yes – and You Should Use It!

Years ago I had a Flickr account – I didn’t use it much and it languished in oblivion until at some point Flickr deleted it. I didn’t really give it …

Social Media

How to Post-Process Milky Way Photos using Lightroom

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.Milky Way photography – and …

Photography

10 Tips to Take Your Landscape Photos to the Next Level

My name is Albert Dros, and I’m a professional landscape photographer from the Netherlands. This article is both for beginners and advanced landscape …

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. …

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, …

Tips From a Professional Photographer: How to Capture the Perfect Sunrise

We've all been there, gazing at a magnificent sunrise and wanting to capture the moment, only to have the photograph turn out horrible. What is it that makes it so difficult to translate the magic and beauty of a sunrise into the perfect picture? Professional photographer Anton Gorlin, who recently …

How to See and Photograph Light – 6 Tips to Help you Take Better Photos

I was teaching a class recently and someone asked me how they could have made a particular set of landscape images better. Should they have used a …

Landscape Photography

Here’s How to Use Long Exposures During the Day for Epic Landscape Photographs (VIDEO)

Some photographers are under the misconception that slow shutter speeds are only required when shooting at night or under less-than-ideal lighting …

Aperture Versus Shutter Priority – Which Shooting Mode to Use and When

I too was once a beginner and I completely understand that how difficult it is to move into using Manual Mode directly from shooting Automatic. …

Shutter Speed

Six Tips For Using Filters to Improve Your Landscape Photos

One of the secrets to good landscape photography is the way in which you capture various elements of the scene. Sure, you can let your camera do the …

Landscape Photography

Tips for Using the Blur Filters in Photoshop

Photoshop's blur filters handy for creating blur in post-production to add a shallow depth of field and other effects. Here are some tips to help you.

How to do Multiple Exposures In-Camera

Combining two or more exposures into a single image is a technique that almost certainly began as an accident (much like photography itself). When …

Tutorials

How to Understand the Differences Between Full-Frame Versus Crop-Sensor Cameras

I remember how excited I was to get my first DSLR several years ago. My wife and I had a newborn and wanted to get better shots of our little baby …

Cameras

How to do Night Photography With No Tripod – and a Little Photoshop Help

In this article I am going to show you how you can do amazing night photography with no tripod and not too much grain.In this photo I was on the …

Tutorials

10 Stores to Buy Cameras from, and Which Is Best

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. So, you’ve been scrimping and …

Mobile Photography

What's New In Lightroom Classic CC

Create Awesome Photo Effects With These 20 Amazing Photoshop Tutorials

Share!<p>In this tutorials collection, you’ll find <b>20 absolutely amazing Photoshop tutorials</b> which will teach you how to create stunning photo …

America’s best Mountain Peaks for your bucket list

America is home to some of the greatest peaks and summits, many of these connected to a National Park. Whether you are an experienced hiker/climber, …

National Parks

How to Photograph Forests and Trees

Master the Art of Photographing Forests and Trees<p>Landscape photography is often associated with the Grand Landscape and the famous vistas. I love a …

Common Long Exposure Photography Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Long Exposure Photography has become a popular niche within landscape photography during the few last years. The images can be dreamy and often …

Ford's $100,000 pickup truck is a luxury condo that can tow a jet

The Super Duty Limited is, quite literally, all the truck you could ever want or need.<p>Luxury pickup trucks aren't just a fad. Many buyers want that one-car balance that covers both comfort and capability. If that's what you're after, consider Ford's latest, which can run up to nearly $100,000.<p>The …

Luxury Lifestyle

How to Shoot Cinematic Time Lapses

Time-lapse photography has gotten considerably easier thanks to dedicated modes in digital cameras. But to create truly cinematic time-lapse videos, …

What to Expect After You Publish a Photo Book

© Jesse Burke<p>Jesse Burke and Lindsay Morris were under no illusions that they’d earn much money from the books they published 18 months ago. What …

How to fix blue waterfalls in your landscape photographs

Even though I’m not really a landscape guy, I love waterfalls. For me, they regularly serve as the backdrop to a portrait session. The big problem …

Here’s a Map of Every Country Where You Shouldn’t Drink the Tap Water

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> Travel + Leisure<i>.</i><p>It’s something we seldom remember until it’s too late—where it’s definitely not a good idea to …

Tap Water

26 DIY Tips to improve your home

Before you even think about starting a new DIY project, it's vital that you read and cast all of these tips to memory, as we know they will save you …

Housekeeping

12 Things Photographers Shouldn’t Leave at Home

Let’s face it - photographers have tons of gear. Even if you’re just headed out for the afternoon to take a few casual photos, you’ve still got a …

Macro Photography

10 Tips for How to Take Better Photos

Here are ten ways you can improve your photography.<p>photo by Joel Goldstein<p>1. Select the Correct Lens and Use It Appropriately<p>Wide angle lenses, …

Don’t Make Lightroom Standard Previews Bigger Than You Need

Hi Gang: How’s this for a late Friday post? (oh, and greetings from the Delta Sky Club at Laguardia). This is just a quickie, but it can save you …

Tutorials

This Is What the World Looked Like the Last Time the Cubs Won the World Series

Last night, after more than a century, the Chicago Cubs broke their legendary postseason losing streak by taking home the pennant at the World …

Baseball