Angela Tolley Hawkins

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Creating Images from Audio Files

“A sound-form makes the audible, visible.”<p>Science class taught us that sound is defined by mechanical vibrations which can travel through air, water …

5 Easy Ways To Screw Up a Photo

Over the years I’ve screwed more photos than I can count. And recently, when I was thinking about it, there have been a few constants behind many of …

Top 10 Steps to Become a Photographer

Let’s face it: it’s tough to be a photographer. You face adversity every day – if not from critics, clients, or conditions, then from yourself. To …

Silhouettes: Weekly Photography Challenge [With 18 Examples]

This week your photographic challenge is to shoot and share a Silhouette image. Silhouettes are images that often have a lot of drama and visual …

How to Create a Great Portrait with Minimal Equipment

Equipment has always been at the center of the professional photographer’s world. More and more, it feels like a mad rush to accumulate the best …

Top 10 Photography eBooks

1<p>Trick Photography eBook and Video Course<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative</i> …

Digital Negative App Lets You Shoot RAW Photos with Your iPhone

About a year ago, we shared an app called 645 Pro that saves photos shot with the iPhone (and other iOS devices) as TIFF files. Now there’s a new app …

Weekend Humor: Leica Earned Ire of Bieber-verse After Leica S2 Refused to Take Photos of Him

<i>Weekend Humor isn’t meant to be taken seriously. So don’t. We’re serious, ya rube.</i><p>About a month ago, Jurgen Stöfenböf, Justin Bieber’s tour …

Book Review: DIY Photography- Home Studio Photography

Do it yourself projects are usually very fun. I used to work on things like this back in college when I was more into cinematography. …

How I shot and edited it: The Second Severn Crossing

The image above is a long exposure taken of the Second Severn Crossing, a motorway bridge that crosses the River Severn, just outside Bristol, …

The Quick Beginner's Guide to Using A Photo Studio

At some stage in their career, every photographer will have need and use for a photo studio. It is the place where the photographer has almost total …

Location Portrait Photography Tips

Salem Krieger, a photographer who has done work for Forbes, Nike, Merryl Lynch, and others, knows a thing or two when it comes to making the best of …

The Phoblographer's Checklist on How to Not Kill Yourself in a Photo Studio - The Phoblographer

The worst case scenario is someone dies in your studio<p>There are many dangers when working with studio equipment. Here is a list of some of the more …

Lighting Diagram Creator Lets You Easily Save and Share Your Light Setups Online

The Online Lighting Diagram Creator is a web app for easily creating and sharing lighting diagrams. It was created back in 2009 by Sydney-based …

Make Photos “On Nights And Weekends For The Rest Of Your Life”

The Onion has published a humorous tongue-in-cheek piece that many non-professional photography enthusiasts may find very thought provoking. It’s …

Portrait Tips and Techniques by Wayne Radford

Facial Recognition<p>In this ebook, you will find information on how to fine-tune and simplify the essential skills necessary for quality portraiture. …

Aperture: Get Creative

Focusing on ApertureThe primary purpose of the aperture setting is to regulate the amount of light that passes through the lens. Along with the …

Useful Photography Tip #39: Use Your Sunglasses As an Improvised ND/Polarizer-Filter

<i>The flow of water captured at 1/13 sec thanks to a makedo sunglasses ND-filter</i><p>During this year’s summer vacations in the Austrian Alps, I found …

The Basics of Photography: A for Aperture

Today we start our new series entitled <i>The Basics of Photography</i>. The series is aimed at the aspiring amateur photographer who desires to learn more …

How to Create a Little Planet Panorama in Photoshop

You may have seen the “little planet” pictures that have been circulating the internet in recent years. If you’ve ever wondered exactly how they’re …

Sharpen Your Images With Some Useful Photoshop Techniques

Sharpening your images is a bit of a science and there are quite a few aspects that need to be considered. You can sharpen for printing, for web …

Tutorials

So You Want to Be a Wedding Photographer? A Couple Tips

Okay, so you’ve decided that you want to be a wedding photographer. You might have come to this conclusion after years of practicing photography and …

First Impressions: PocketWizard Plus X

Today, PocketWizard announced their new Plus X radio flash transmitters. The new (and super affordable) refresh is also one of the fastest in the …

The elusive work/ life balance….can you achieve success AND have a life?

Above image courtesy of Kelly Alexandra WilliamsI used to have a life. I gave it up 6 and a half years ago. What happened 6 and a half years ago? I …

Nature Time Lapse III

Using the Digital Rolleiflex For Street Photography

We tend to talk about lots of cameras for street photography; but none are as unique as the Rollei Rolleiflex MiniDigi. As a pint sized camera with a …

This Oz Inspired Engagement Shoot Explores Dorothy and Oz Falling In Love

<i>All images are owned by Dana Grant. Used with permission</i><p>The movie Oz has been out in theaters for a while now, but for those of you that have always …

How to Shoot Street Photography with a DSLR

It’s no secret, I love small cameras for street photography. The Fuji X100 retaught me how to do it and the Olympus EP3 is perhaps a game changer in …