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How to Fake Shallow Depth of Field Using Photoshop

Photos with shallow depth of field are a very popular look in most genres involving people in some way, but they also require pricier lenses to …

Five Things Painters Do That Photographers Should Be Doing Too

The best creatives take inspiration from areas other than the discipline they are working in, and photographers should be no different. Have you ever …

All the Things You're Doing Wrong When You Travel, According to Anthony Bourdain

The globe-trotting TV host shares his advice for all types of budgets.<p>Anthony Bourdain thinks traveling to Paris just to stand atop the Eiffel Tower …

6 of the Best Smartphone Apps for Travel and Landscape Photography

#2 – The Photographer’s Ephemeris (TPE)<p>TPE used to be my go-to app before PhotoPills made it obsolete. The best thing is its simplicity. I mainly use …

How to Make the Jump from Amateur to Professional Photographer

What makes a pro photographer a pro? How do you do it? Do you just wake up one day and the photo gods anoint you a pro? Do you have to pass the pro …

The dark side of Goa: Tropical India paradise where violence stalks young British women

It's a beautiful part of the world for those seeking picturesque beaches and delicious food in warm sunshine.<p>But this week a side of Goa which …

Goa

Connemara & County Mayo Travel Guide Resources & Trip Planning Info by Rick Steves

Consider spending a day exploring the wild western Irish fringe known as Connemara and straying into historic County Mayo. Gaze up at the peak of …

Ireland

The 3 Best Tourist Attractions In The World

If you are looking for inspiration for your next trip, why not travel to one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world? Surely 91 million …

European Travel

Top 5 City Breaks In The World

Related: Travellocal<p>If mountain ranges, great lakes and dense forests are the most shining examples of natural beauty, then cities are the pinnacles …

Asia's 16 most beautiful beaches

Coastlines

Australia from Above: Stunning Drone Photography by Jay Daley

<b>Jay Daley</b> is a talented 35-year-old self-taught photographer and marketing manager currently based in Sydney, Australia. Jay shoots amazing …

This Student’s Superpower is Photography

Sarah Dodge says photography is in her blood.<p>The third-year University of Virginia student is a media studies major and a psychology minor. When she …

How to Find the Best ISO for Astrophotography: Dynamic Range and Noise

ISO that is probably most misunderstood camera setting. In this post, Ian Norman talks about the craziness surrounding ISO settings, how ISO actually …

Cameras

Top 10 Lighting Facts Beginner Photographers Need to Know

When it comes to creating any type of photo - a portrait, a landscape, a macro scene, and everything in between, lighting is the most important …

Top 10

A Beginner Photographer’s Guide to Understanding the Sunny 16 Rule

So, you've taken the time to learn how your camera works and finally feel comfortable giving manual mode a try, or at least more advanced modes like …

Landscape Photography

10 Urban Photoshoot Ideas For Your Next Engagement Session

Photographing in an urban landscape without a proper understanding of how to use your surroundings to your benefit can not only thwart your creative …

Sunset Photography Fundamentals and Actionable Tips

By Viktor Elizarov"Sunset Photography Fundamentals and Actionable Tips” is part of the Photography Basics series on PhotoTraces. You can find the …

Landscape Photography

The Simple Art of Low Angle Composition - 4 Tips You Already Knew

Shooting at a Low Angle for Awesome Composition!<p>The first question we need to address is, <i>why take photos from a low angle</i>?<p>If we want to make a new …

Landscape Photography Composition Rules You Need to Start Using Today

When you look at a landscape photo, you likely know within just a split second if it's a good photo or not.You might not even be able to fully …

Landscape Photography

Underwater Photography Tips: Lens Techniques

A great rift slices through underwater photography: Dive guides categorize sites this way, photo competitions pigeonhole entries using it, and quite …

How to take fitness shots for a magazine cover

Do you know those classic fitness magazine cover shots? White background, clean and flattering lighting, recognizable poses and really fit and …

Yoga

Broncolor helps you learn dozens of lighting setups for free

If you’re new to studio photography, here’s something you could find immensely helpful. Broncolor has a wonderful learning section to help you learn …

Golden Rectangle Composition

For today’s composition lesson, we will discuss the Golden Rectangle.<p>The Golden Rectangle is based on the ‘Golden Ratio’, the idea that there is this …

How A DIY GOBO Can Transform Your Portraiture

Modifying and controlling your light truly makes you the master of your scene. Cinematographers and photographers have been analyzing light and …

Interview: American Photographer Captures Everyday Life in Cuba, Feels Like He Went Back in Time

In the years following President Obama’s easing of travel restrictions to Cuba, more and more Americans have ventured on educational visits to this once closed off island nation. Recently, commercial director and photographer AJ Bleyer of Advent Films spent 10 days discovering the beauty of …

Chiang Mai’s 5 quirkiest attractions

Chiang Mai, in Thailand’s lush and hilly north, is a popular destination for cultural and outdoor activities. The city has around 300 Buddhist …

Asia Travel

The 'Secret Weapon' This Travel Blogger Packs for Every Trip

Hint: It makes any place feel a little more like home.<p>You would expect that someone who’s been traveling nonstop for five years would be an expert packer—one who has formulated the exact recipe for a perfectly outfitted trip, no matter the destination. You would also expect that person to …

8 Viewpoints That Will Make Your Heart Stop

We’re all searching for the perfect viewpoint. It’s that epic place and single moment that will serve as the highlight of your next big trip. The …