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How to Overcome Bad Lighting and Bad Backgrounds as a Wedding Photographer

Bad light and a poor location can quickly derail a shoot. But it doesn’t have to be that way. These obstacles can be overcome through smart placement …

Beginner Tips for the Aspiring Wedding Photographer

“I’m shooting my first wedding and I’m freaking out!! Do you have any pointers?”<p>This quote has to be one of the most common that I’ve come across in …

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How to photograph food and drink

Given how much time we spend talking about where, when and what to eat and drink, why not take the time to properly photograph what is dished up? …

The Magic of Photoshop’s Content Aware Tools (And Practical Examples of How to Use It)

Despite the fanfare over the introduction of content aware tools in Photoshop CS5, its predecessor, CS4 introduced the first real content aware tool …

So You’re Going to Shoot A Wedding: Part 1 of 3 [Preparation]

About 5 seconds after I purchased my first professional camera, long before I hung a shingle or had any idea of what I was doing, the requests to …

4 Strong Tips for Reigniting your Love Affair with Photography

For many of us, photography goes beyond a hobby, it becomes a passion, an addictive high that we must obtain at every opportunity. The joy of …

An Introduction to Buying Used Lenses

Let’s face it– photography is an expensive hobby and an even more expensive profession. Camera bodies, speedlights, reflectors, memory cards, …

How to Make a Mini Light Studio Using School Supplies

When school’s out, most kids are thinkin’ “Oh man, summer’s here!”<p>Us? We’re thinkin’ “What are we gonna do with <i>all these binders</i>???”<p>Staring at …

Do You Know these 15 Key Features of your DSLR?

Got a new DSLR? Still trying to work out where to start? Check out this free video by Jeff Cable that runs you through 15 features of that DSLR that …

Exposure Stacking Tutorial in Adobe Photoshop

Exposure stacking is the process of taking multiple photos with different types of lighting and exposure settings, then blending them together into …

Fiction Books for Men to Read | The Art of Manliness

Just over a year ago, we wrote a post on why men should read more fiction. I asked readers to suggest their favorite pieces of manly fiction in the …

A Photography Biz in a Box

I feel stupid. I admit I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed. I have to use my index finger when figuring out clockwise vs. counter-clockwise; it …

How to Create a Composite Image: Photographing & Editing

There are several tutorials that show you how to create a composite image using two or more photos, but rarely do you see a video that shows you how …

5 Ideas to Kick Start Your Photography Again

Last week I was speaking with an amateur photographer who told me that he’s been struggling for photographic inspiration and ideas lately. He …

How to Use a Tripod for Smooth Tracking Shots On the Cheap

With the ability to shoot video now nearly ubiquitous among DSLRs, many photographers take advantage and switch into video mode on occasion. But …

A Mathematical Look at Focal Length and Crop Factor

I’m hoping this post can explain a lot of the confusion beginning photographers have about focal length and crop factors. Some understanding of basic …

Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual Mode

Digital photography has given almost anyone with a camera the potential to become a creative photographer. These days even compact cameras offer …

Hey Kids! Wanna Be a Pro Photographer? Here’s How!

There has been a lot of talk recently about how best to succeed as a professional photographer, now that “everybody is a photographer.” A recent post …

Light Painting How To

LAPP, or light art performance photography, is a style in which you literally paint your pictures with light. If you own a DSLR camera or even a Lomo …

How to Argue Rationally and Logically | The Art of Manliness

I hope you’ve enjoyed our series on classical rhetoric. Today, for our final entry in the series, we will be discussing logical fallacies. This is a …

How to Safely Hitchhike Around the USA | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Benjamin Jenks.</i><p>I know, I know…You are probably thinking two questions.<p><b>1. Isn’t hitchhiking really …

How to Stop Saying Um | The Art of Manliness

In the pursuit of becoming a better man, becoming well-spoken is a task that should not be overlooked. How you speak is a huge component of the …

38 Vintage Conversation Rules | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The excerpt below comes from a book published in 1875:</i> A Gentleman’s Guide to Etiquette <i>by Cecil B. Hartley. Hartley’s rules may be</i> …

DIY: 35mm Film Slide Business Cards

Want to make some business cards for your photography business that stand out from among traditional cards? Try making some in the style of 35mm film …

Wedding Photography Gig: How to Prepare

The role of a wedding photographer—helping to document one of the most important days of a person’s life—is very important. So it goes without saying …

How To Shoot Amazing Photographs Indoors With Nothing But Window Light

For some photos, nothing beats the natural beauty of ambient light. When used correctly natural light can create soft portraits that bring out great …

How to Create a “Soft Portrait” Preset in Lightroom 4

Introduction The following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Workflow System Workshop on DVD, a system designed to increase your post …

Best Canon Lenses for Landscape and Wildlife Photography

I’ve been a wildlife and travel photographer using Canon equipment for about 25 years now. Through the decades, I have used almost all of Canon’s …

6 Tips for Mastering Bokeh

Bokeh. There’s that word again. It’s one of the most obsessed-over words in photography, from how to pronounce it to how to “make it.” It often seems …

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