Amanda Chan

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3 Tips for Creating Dramatic Images using Motion

3 tips on how to use motion in your photography to create dramatic and stunning images including: panning, zooming and long exposures.

DSLR Camera Lenses and Their Abbreviations

For those of you who want to learn what these abbreviations are about, I have compiled a list of the terms used, what it stands for and of course …

21 Spooky Portraits

Halloween is almost here so today we thought we’d put together a collection of slightly spooky portraits (click each to be taken to the photographers …

Digital Photography

How Photos Can Make Strangers A Little Less Strange

As any street-savvy third-grader knows, you're not supposed to talk to strangers. It's dangerous, it's rude and in a place like New York City ("You talkin' to me?!") it might get you clocked in the nose.<p>Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the Humans of New York blog, has ignored that …

Shooting with RAW Settings in Photography

Many cameras now offer the option to save captured photos in the RAW file format. RAW capture brings with it an extra processing step. This step …

Tips for Holding a Camera

Depending on the type of camera you have, there are some basic techniques required to ensure that you have a stable platform on which to start taking …

Final Nikon DF Teaser Up, Recaps Previous Teasers and Leaves Us Wanting More

The last Nikon DF (if it is indeed called that) teaser is out and ready for you to take a look, but honestly, there’s not much left to see. The 4th …

Landscape Photography Tips Checklist

This article is a review of landscape photography tips and techniques I’ve covered before. Have you wondered why I’m going over previously covered …

Nikon’s D610 Gets a Dust-Free Green Light

Way back when, I wrote about the dust problems we were seeing in Nikon D600 cameras. There was enough of a furor about it that when the Nikon D610 …

Happy Hour: The New Nikon Df, Cindy Sherman, and FAA Regulations

Cindy Sherman Declared 1 of the 6 Greatest Living Artists<p>Photo by Cindy Sherman courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures<p>For their December issue,</i> …

Do you Edit or Post Process your Photos?

It is time for another reader poll – this time we’re going to talk ‘post production’. Every time we talk about processing images we get a diversity …

Understanding and Harnessing the Flexibility of Artificial Light

Since light is a necessary ingredient for making a photo, we have to decide how we’re going to light the photos we make. At its most basic level, …

Subject Placement Tips in Photography

This should be one of the most obvious things in an image yet many people have absolutely no idea as to where it should go. Most people take their …

Landscape Photography

Everything You Need to Know about Posing

Looking to learn more about posing your portrait subjects? In this lecture video from B&H Photo and Video wedding photographer Jerry Ghionis shares …

Wedding Photography

Nikon Df

<i>Designed to Strike the Ideal Balance of Classic Iconic Style and Advanced Imaging Technology</i><p>MELVILLE, N.Y. – The new Nikon Df is a modern classic …

Five Habits Photographers Should Learn

Photography is an art, similar to drawing or painting. There will always be those that are naturally gifted in one media or the other, and the rest …

How to do High-Speed Colored Powder Effects Photography

Seeing as our brains can only process images so quickly, we often find high-speed photography to be very intriguing because it captures something …

How you strike a selfie pose says a lot about you

Before Facebook, before Instagram, before cell phones with cameras, there was pretty much one way to be in a photo: drag a smile across your face, throw a "V-sign" if you were 14, and if you were feeling particularly jaunty, drop your jaw several inches and say a facetious "ta-da!"<p>No one knew to …

Best Digital Cameras for 2018

With its APS-C sensor and a fixed 35mm-equivalent lens, the X100F delivers the best photos the best shooting experience for manual devotees you can …

9 Tips to Keep Your Camera Safe While Traveling

For those of us who find ourselves traveling frequently with our photography gear, we are always looking for easier and better ways to keep our …

How to Take Better Pictures for Beginner Photographers

Photography can be a fun and exciting activity for all who have a passionate interest in learning some of the fundamentals of the use of their …

Black & White Photography Techniques

Black and white photography is a rewarding and challenging field of artistic photography. Even people who don’t care about photography can find …

What Type of PhotographerAre YOU Shopping For?

Santa has just two gift lists: Nice Folks/Naughty People.<p>But <i>your</i> lists are more complicated than that (and you don’t give half the people you know …

Tilt-shift

How to Light Two Surfaces with One Light Source: Portraits

Shooting portraits with hard light is something photographers are generally taught to flee from—“Always use softboxes in studio sessions, and only …

10 Huge Factors That Affect Image Sharpness

It’s not stretching the truth much – if at all – to say that creative people are die-hard perfectionists when it comes to their work. It doesn’t …

Star Trail Photography Tips

One of the lessons in the Photography Lab series I teach is a lesson on night photography, specifically shooting the stars. There are two essentials …

Landscape Photography

Be Shallow - A Guide to Wide Aperture Photography

One of the many things that often differentiates a photographer from a snap shooter is the use of depth of field. Shallow depth of field is one of …

Peter Hurley Shares His ‘Most Incredible Tip for Looking Photogenic’: Squinching

Back in February of 2012, portraitist Peter Hurley shared an awesome tutorial that showed how to accentuate your subject’s jawline in portraits and …