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These Are the Darkroom Techniques Photoshop’s Tools Are Based On

As a tribute to Photoshop for its recent 25th birthday, Lynda created this “before there was Photoshop” video that shows the darkroom tools and …

Yongnuo YN-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter review

Only a few years ago, Yongnuo’s camera accessories may have failed to meet the demands of some photographers who were more accustomed to using …

Cameras

Flash Sync Speed and High Speed Sync Explained

Getting proper exposure on both the background and subject can be tricky, even when using flashes. Part of being able to do so involves understanding …

Albert Watson Shares His Passion and the Stories Behind Some of His Most Iconic Work

In this short, put together by Phase One, renowned fashion and commercial photographer, Albert Watson shares a nice look into the story of his …

7 Daily Exercises that Will Help Make You a Better Photographer

The saying ‘practice makes perfect’ is as valid for photography as any other activity, so we’ve put together a collection of exercises that will help …

Why Looking for Light: Jane Bown is the one film you should watch this week – video

Jane Bown, a photographer who was worked for the Observer since 1949, has taken remarkable portraits of artists, politicians, musicians and writers over her career. Here, Andrew Pulver explains why Luke Dodd and Michael Whyte's documentary, which explores Bown's troubled childhood, is worth your …

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 …

Cameras

Off Camera Flash for Your Travel Photography

The creative use of artificial light in travel photography is a powerful tool that can take your images to the next level. While there’s a myriad of …

5 Reasons Why Image Noise is Your Friend

Amazing low light capabilities, or so the marketing screams. It seems the mantra of every camera manufacturer these days – the total elimination of …

Pentax ‘Anti-Commercial’ Doesn’t Show the Camera Once, Is Incredibly Compelling

If you’re commissioned to make an ad for a major camera company, might we make a small suggestion? Don’t show any cameras. It might seem like a …

13 Things Your Camera Wishes You Knew

Your sad, old camera will start to treat you better if you learn to take care of it.Every time I go to my nephews’ soccer games and see all the …

An Intro to the Life & Work of World Press Photo-Winning Wildlife Photog Ingo Arndt

Multiple–time World Press Photo Winner Ingo Arndt has traveled the world shooting for the likes of Geo, National Geographic and BBC, all the while …

Creative Minds: Giorgio Giussani on Analog Photography

For the third interview of Creative Minds, I would like to introduce Giorgio Giussani. I've been following him and his love for analog photography …

Photography

How to Safely and Successfully Photograph Lightning

Lightning is quite simply a marvel of nature. While it does carry with it an appreciable potential for destruction, we can’t ignore our fascination …

6 "Hidden" Camera Features You Will Be Glad You Discovered

How well do you know your camera? Do you know everything that it’s capable of? It’s certainly possible you know your camera like the back of your …

Cameras

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

5 Tips For Creating Stunning Cityscapes

Cityscapes have a uniquely vibrant feel to them which is unlike any other form of photography. If shot correctly, they can captivate an audience. …

Landscape Photography

The Ultimate Guide to Bokeh

Bokehliscious photos. That is the ultimate goal for any photographer no matter the experience level. When "bokeh" is mentioned, the first thing that …

Developing Your Eye for Photography

Although there is much pleasure to be derived from taking a technically excellent photograph, there is a strong argument that a truly great shot …

From Prep Work to Post-Processing: An In-Depth Star Photography Tutorial

As a photographer, there is nothing more intriguing to me than the unknown. What’s out there and where will it lead me on my next adventure under the …

11 Photo Lessons Every Pro Learned the Hard Way

Avoid making an embarrassing or expensive photographic mistake with these top tips from the pros. We spoke to professional photographers in a number …

A Guide To Black and White Portraits

There is an old quote that says, “If you want to shoot fashion, shoot in color, but if you want to shoot emotion, shoot in black and white.” I don’t …

Love Myself

Tips for Using ISO Settings in Photography

When you as a photographer—amateur or professional, analog or digital–practice your craft or hobby, you will at one time or another become acquainted …

How To Be Creative | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios

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DIY Tutorial: A Cheap Way to Motorize Your Slider and Add Motion to Your Time-Lapses

If you’re looking for a comparatively cheap DIY option for adding a variable speed motor to a standard slider (most often used to shoot those cool …

Tutorial Shows You How to Capture Quality Night Sky Time-Lapses

Five months after releasing his first tutorial video on shooting and processing time-lapse photography, Dustin Farrell is back at it again. This time …

Essentials: The Beginning Street Photographer

<i>Essentials is a series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could surely be</i> …

Chase Jarvis Puts Up New Essential Photo Gear Video

Years ago, well-known Seattle photographer Chase Jarvis went through a collection of the gear he takes on his photo and video shoots. But given the …