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Street Photography Tips and Techniques

When you’re getting started the challenge is overcoming the fear of taking pictures of strangers. Since telephoto lenses are not normally used in …

Prime Lenses vs. Zoom Lenses: Which is Better?

The Two Types of Lenses: Prime and Zoom<p>All lenses can be put into one of two categories, prime and zoom. Prime lenses (35mm, 50mm) have a fixed focal …

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Commercial Car Photography Shoot For Fiat

Many commercial projects can take a while to complete, such is the case with an ad campaign for the automobile manufacturer, Fiat. Over the course of …

Lightroom 5 Tips - Hidden Gems Digital Photography School

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Creating a Master and Slave Relationship Between Strobe Lights

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …

15 Tips for Starting and Maintaining a Successful Photography Business

The professional photography industry can be a scary place for the new photographer trying to earn a living doing what he or she loves by …

5 Essential Tips for Taking Beautiful Winter Photos

Maybe you got a brand new camera over the holidays and are itching to try it out or maybe you just want to try to capture some of the beauty of …

Thinking Of Crowdfunding Your Next Video Project? Learn From My Failed Attempt

I recently wrapped up a kickstarter project that was trying to raise $10,000 for the production of a documentary film. During its 30-day run, and …

Gaining Inspiration Through Using A Color Wheel

Do you use color theory as inspiration for your photography? If you are ever feeling stuck or are in a rut, I have found the color wheel is a great …

Perspective in Photography - Don't just stand there move your feet!

Perspective in Photography - Don't just stand there move your feet! - learn about how to use perspective to create more unique images

10 Things to Know Before Buying a Camera Flash

Choosing the right flash can be a daunting experience, especially if you are new to the world of flash photography. With so many options, brands, and …

These Photoshop Manipulations of Common Animals And Outdoor Scenes Are Fantastic

Often in photography, people concern themselves with realism and accurate portrayals of scenes and there is obviously a big place for that. But …

12 Ways to Improve Your Digital Landscape Photography

<i>Number One:</i> If you have read any of my previous photography guides then you probably know that I strongly recommend shooting in RAW format. Why is …

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12 Ways to Get the Most From Behance

I often talk to other creatives about the ways they share their work online. Most admit that they really enjoy this part of their job, but many feel …

Vandalism or Public Service? New Project Aims to Eliminate Crappy Tourist Photos

If the major photography awards had a “service to mankind” category, the front-runner at this point would have to be #noshittyphotos, an inventive …

How To Survive The Agonizing Process Of Building A Portfolio

Hi there DIYP readers. I’ve been given the aaaawesome honor of writing on a regular basis for the site, so I figured I’d start out with saying Hi! …

How I Use Collections in Lightroom

One of my absolute favorite features inside of Lightroom is the Collections panel. Collections allow the user to “collect” photos from different …

Harry Culy’s Wistful Photos of a New Zealand Road Trip

Where is gothic? It’s in your neighborhood, just around the corner.<br>—<i>Martin Edmon</i><p>After spending several years abroad, photographer Harry Culy returned …

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Long-Time Nikon Photographer Scott Kelby Explains Why He Switched to Canon

About six months ago, well-known photographer Scott Kelby switched from Nikon — which he had shot for many years — to Canon. The switch has caused a …

What You Need to Know About The Basics of Green Screen Photography

Once the preserve of Hollywood films and sophisticated television studios, green screen technology has now filtered down to within the reach of the …

A Fresh Approach to Food Photography

The book <i>The Photography of</i> <i>Modernist Cuisine</i> has made quite an impact since its release. It was quickly heralded as highly influential in the realm of …

Bokeh Wonderland: Striking Out of Focus Display of Tokyo Cityscape

Delightful Bokeh photographs made from images shot of Tokyo at night create a dazzling display of colors and shapes of Japans’ premier city. …

31 Stunning 1860s-Style Portraits of the Stars at Sundance

Tintypes, specifically, painstakingly shot by ace photographer Victoria Will at Sundance<p>Tintypes, specifically, painstakingly shot by ace photographer Victoria Will at Sundance<p><i>UPDATE: Victoria Will's photos have officially won an award. Congratulations, Victoria!</i><i>For a little backstory on Victoria's</i> …

Your 2014 Photo Business Plan: Build Your SEO (Step #6)

<i>This is the sixth blog post from a new series to help you create a business plan in 2014 using our guide The 2014 Photo Business Plan Workbook.</i> …

Cheap Gear, Pricey Consequences: One of the Most Important Lessons I’ve Learned

I have learned many lessons in my years as a professional photographer, but if there is one that really sticks out it is that every time I have gone …

The Making Of A Commercial Beverage Image | Step By Step

Food, beverage, and product photography is all about sculpting light, your composition, and understanding which modifiers to use in which situations. …