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A Photographer’s Guide to the Northern Lights

The aurora and the nature photographer<p>Like a giant ray gun pointed at Earth, the sun blasts our planet with gusts of solar wind, creating ethereal …

Landscape Photography

How to Photograph the Milky Way From an Airplane

Lonely Speck founder Ian Norman knows a thing or two about creating astounding astrological images. Colorful, detailed, and full of depth, his …

8 Lessons Ansel Adams Can Teach You About Photography

Ansel Adams is one of the titans of photographic history. When I started as a photographer, I was primarily interested in landscape photography. I …

Street Photography

Six Essential Tips to Help You Choose Your Next Lens

"What lens should I buy?" It is the question I have seen countless times over the years in so many forums. It's the question I get from friends — the …

Cameras

Here's How to Decide When a Photo Should be Black and White

Imagine this scenario: you've had a productive and enjoyable day out shooting — a couple of landscapes and cityscapes, some architecture shots, a bit …

Creating Textures in your Photos

I love to photograph textures on sand, rocks, and mud. Side lighting is essential for bringing out these textures. Contrary to popular belief, direct …

Landscape Photography

Photographing Meteor Showers

Lyrids Shower | Blended Image | 14mm | [email protected], ISO 1600.<p>Meteor showers can produce one of the most awe-inspiring displays in the night …

Landscape Photography

9 Tips for Photographing Mountain Lake Reflections

There’s something ultimately alluring about lake and river reflections in landscape photography, especially when surrounded by majestic snow capped …

How to Shoot a Star Trails Selfie

There are times when planning and patience can result in a killer shot. This nighttime star trails selfie (above) that I captured in the Canadian …

Digital Photography
Tutorials

A Beginner's Guide to Dynamic Range (Plus Useful HDR Photography Tips)

If you have created even one photo with a digital camera you are already aware that what you see is almost never what you get. This is due to several …

Cinematography

Need to Shoot at Night? Three Essential Pieces of Lighting Gear

I just returned from a nighttime photography trip (Ron Risman’s Timelapse Workshop). The goal was to shoot the night sky… over and over again. With a …

On Photographing the Milky Way: An Ode to Astrophotography

Here’s a little inspiration and my answer to why we stay out late in the cold and the dark.<p>I was recently reminded of my first really successful …

Watermarking Your Photography: A Crash Course

_<p><i>We appreciated the simple typeface and small size of Gaurav Agrawl's watermark. The placement doesn't interfere with the content of his image and</i> …

How to Photograph Lightning - the Ultimate Guide

If someone told me I could only take pictures of one thing for the rest of my life – I’d think about it for awhile, and then choose lightning. …

How to Avoid and Reduce Noise in Your Images

The 10 Most Unexpected Ways to Be Happy, Backed By Science

1. Embrace opposing feelings, at the same time<p>Cheerful + Downcast = Happy<p><b>Acknowledging the complexity of life</b> may be an especially fruitful path to …

Happiness

Focus Stacking for Extended Depth of Field

One of the things we can struggle with in close-up photography is a narrow depth of field. This is usually caused by shooting at a wide aperture …

How to Make Hyperlapse Videos that Totally Wow!

There’s nothing quite as sweet as new love.<p>After only 2 days it’s safe to say – the whole internet is in love with Hyperlapse.<p>The new app from …

Take Your Night Sky Photography To The Next Level With This Helpful Tutorial

If you have been wanting to try your hand at night sky photography, or just want to improve on the star photos you’ve already taken, you’re in luck. …

Landscape Photography

23 More eBooks For Photographers That Are Completely Free

The internet is a wealth of information. So much information, in fact, that it can be a real pain trying to sort the useful from the not-so-useful. A …

New Photographer's Guide to Blue Hour

Among the many tips and tricks new photographers get with regards to lighting, the time of day is an essential concept, which for getting some shots …

Digital Photography

How to Create ‘Vortex Star Trails’ in Nightsky Astrophotography Time-Lapses

A common technique used in still astrophotography is the creation of startrails, a method by which a photographer overlays multiple long-exposure …

Video: Tutorial Shows You Exactly How to Capture the Milky Way in Heavy Light Pollution

A couple of days ago, we republished a short tutorial by talented photographer Justin Ng that explained how he uses the Expose To The Right (ETTR) …

Step-by-step Guide to Long Exposure Photography

Unfortunately often it happens that the result we get is far from our expectations, and we end up classifying the long exposure as a demoniacal …

Best image editing software for photographers: 8 programs compared

Photoshop has become a by-word for image editing, the standard by which all other programs are judged. But it's also expensive, complicated and …

5 Photos Every Photographer Must Know How to Create

Did you know that there are five basic photographs that every photographer must learn how to create? All other camera techniques in photography are …

Landscape Photography