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How to Use Auto Exposure Lock on a DSLR Camera

The auto exposure lock (AE-L) function on a DSLR camera lets you physically lock the exposure reading from anywhere in the scene. You can use it on …

Background Zoom Blur Tutorial for Great Portraits

One of the most common mistakes beginner photographers make is by concentrating too hard on their focus point or subject and neglecting the rest of …

Photography

The Top 3 Basic Portrait Photography Settings

In portrait photography, one of the main differences between a happy snapper and a professional, besides the number of years of experience and …

Shutter Speed

How to Capture Shafts of Light in Your Photos

Shafts of light streaming down from the sky our through a window makes for wonderfully dramatic lighting in photography. These shafts of light, …

Photography

How to Use Open Shade to Make the Most of Natural Lighting

Taking pictures in natural light can be a bit tricky, especially if you’re taking portraits. Too much strong light can cast harsh shadows and lead to …

3 Tips for Better Summer Photography

The fun and hectic days of summer are upon us, and that means taking lots of photos at backyard barbecues, days at the beach, camping trips, and …

Landscape Photography

Top 8 Photography Tips for Beginners

Everyone loves a well-taken picture. Be it landscapes, abstract, fashion or any other object, images transcend a feeling that few things can achieve. …

10 DSLR Camera Features You Should Know

Here are 10 features of your DSLR camera that you should know. They will help improve you as a photographer.1. Shooting Modes<b>Aperture Priority …

How to Get the Correct Exposure at Night with These Helpful Tips

How to: customise the Canon buttons on your DSLR

<i>The Video Mode’s</i> in-house videographer John Layton runs you through how to change the Canon buttons on a EOS 5D Mark III for shooting movies.<p>Plenty …

Film School Basics: Shooting Video with Canon EOS DSLRs

Shooting movies with Canon’s range of EOS DSLRs can sometimes be a challenge… For example, what do you do if you get a red blinking warning on your …

10 Ideas to Instantly Improve Your Photography Composition

It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera; they are made with the eye, heart and head. – Henri Cartier-Bresson My photography training …

Six Essential Steps to Taking Great Photographs

Learning to see, and shoot intentionally will lead to better photos - use these 6 steps to help you turn good into great.

How to Use Motion Blur in Timelapse Photography

When you change the shutter speed in a timelapse, you can control how people moving in and out of the frame transition. With faster shutter speeds …

Practical Tips for Macro Photography

When it comes to macro photography, a lot has already been said. But a real hands-on approach is absolutely invaluable. Especially when it comes to …

Useful Tips for Spring Photography

Spring is one of the best seasons for capturing the beauty of your natural surroundings. The flowers are in full bloom and the weather is just …

Landscape Photography

Nature Photography: Tips for Great Cloudy Day Photos

Nature photography relies on your sensitivity to the natural light above all else. You have surely heard that for good landscape photography, you …

Special Effect - How to Create Multiple Flash Exposures in a Single Frame

Many photographic techniques, rightfully, tend to focus on polished images. They vary anywhere on the spectrum from getting sharper images to …

12 Common Newbie Photography Mistakes to Avoid

None of us are perfect and we all make mistakes. While some photographers might be naturally gifted, and just do amazing work from the moment a …

5 Essential Live Looping Tips

The use of repeating sections of audio, or loops, has been a fundamental aspect of music production for decades, especially in sample-based music …

Music Production

3 Simple Habits of Extremely Effective Leaders

Some leaders go above and beyond simply being good--they are truly great. You can be too.<p>We all know leaders who work hard at their craft, and many are really good at what they do. However, some leaders go above and beyond simply being good--they are truly great leaders.<p>But how exactly can you …

Leadership

What's The Difference Between A Manager And A Leader?

It is tough to manage people. You have to manage up and down at the same time. Often managing your relationship with your boss is harder than managing the team you were hired to supervise!<p>To make things even more complicated, we have done the managers of our corporations and institutions a huge …

Leadership

How to Avoid Blurry Photos

I’ve heard too many new photographers telling me that they were often frustrated with blurry photographs being captured. They did not know what the …

Landscape Photography

How to Create Window Lighting Without a Window

Sometimes you just want a window, but all you’ve got is a hallway. Using a simple lighting rig and some drapes, however, you can make it seem like …

How to Control Mood in Portraits

Portrait photography is an intimate art—so intimate, in fact, that the slightest changes can alter the entire image. In the video below, Gavin Hoey …

Photography Tips

One Compositional Technique to Transform Your Landscape Photos

Turning the corner from taking snapshots into taking actual compositions is a hard thing to do. It doesn’t come naturally, and it takes experience. …

5 Tips to Help You Take More Natural Looking Portraits

You’ve probably seen those beautiful portraits where couples are embracing, and laughing naturally off-camera, or two children are skipping up the …

The Importance of the Subject in Your Photography

I cannot emphasize how important it is to give your subject the place of importance in an image. Its correct placement and the removal of any …

6 Tips on How to Make More Time for Photography

YOU have time for photography! How does that statement make you feel? Does it ring true to you? If you are thinking, “That might be true for others, …

7 Tips to Improve Your Skyline Photos

Skylines can provide some incredibly striking photographs which can be stand-out shots. Here are 7 tips to help you capture better skyline …