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How to Take Photos in Low Light

Images of night scenes never fail to impress. Night-time images have great ambiance, something which is often absent in flat, bright, daylight …

Landscape Photography

Digital Photographer

Quick Macro Photography Tricks

If you delve into the incredible world of macro photography, with the aid of a few digital photography tricks, you can take photographs of insects …

Macro Photography

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

The 7 Classic Pieces of Gear You Will Want After You Get a DSLR

Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a new camera. But not just any new camera; no, not a new mobile device, not a new point and shoot — not …

Awesome Miniature Movie Stills Shot Using LEGO and Baking Powder

LEGO and baking powder, that and some Star Wars inspiration is all Finnish photographer (and PetaPixel reader, we might add) Vesa Lehtimäki needs to …

Disneyland 2012 | Creating A Story-Based Album With Simple Stories (Includes Video Overview)

One of the projects on my list has been to create a mini-album of our Spring Break adventure to Disneyland in 2012. <i>You can read about the surprise</i> …

9 Fantastic Tutorials on Skin Retouching in Photoshop

One of the issues with photographing people is that cameras tend to pick up every imperfection and blemish on people's faces – far more than we tend …

Three Driving Forces That Will Shape Your Photography In 2014

Change is afoot and 2014 could well be the year that completely redefines the photo and video landscape as we know it. It doesn’t matter if you you …

Wedding Photography Workflow Tips

Running a successful photography business is a juggling act. There’s so much more to it than simply taking pictures. Without a solid business plan …

Wedding Photography

What’s in my camera bag? - Digital Photography School

What camera and photography equipment does a travel photographer carry in his camera bag when on an assignment?

Home photo studios: how to shoot pro-quality portraits with a basic studio kit

You don't need to spend thousands on lighting equipment to get professional looking portraits. In this tutorial we'll show you ways to use a basic …

Lens Guide: Best Lenses to Move up to from a Kit Lens

Kit lens—to use or not to use? While kit lenses are much less expensive than better hobbyist and professional lenses, in the world of photography, …

5 Essential Edits That Will Improve Almost any Photograph

As photographers, we strive to take a perfect photograph. We compose carefully within our frame, properly expose our image, and make sure our white …

The 11 Key Differences Between the Micro 4/3 vs. the DSLR

The DSLR has been with us for quite a while now. It’s seen some innovations during its lifetime but for the most part, DSLR’s haven’t changed a great …

Cameras

Using Flashes to Create Light That Looks Natural

Back in college, I was taught there were two ways to light a subject with strobes or flashes. You can make the light part of the story of the image, …

Natural Light