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7 Daily Exercises that Will Help Make You a Better Photographer

The saying ‘practice makes perfect’ is as valid for photography as any other activity, so we’ve put together a collection of exercises that will help …

A Simple Way to Change the Color of the Sky in Camera

Have you ever been excited to photograph someone around sunset only to discover that Mother Nature wasn’t playing nice? Instead of a beautiful …

3 Quick Ways to Rate And Cull Images in Adobe Lightroom

One of the benefits of using digital cameras is the convenience of being able to take a lot photos at the fraction of the cost of film. The downside …

Tutorials

Finding Your Style and Achieving it in Lightroom

There are so many options for processing photos in Lightroom that it’s no surprise that some photographers get confused. If you’re finding it …

Wedding Photography Tips: Posing with Moshe Zusman

How to Use Shutter Speed for More Powerful Images

Recall the last time someone complimented your photography. Did they compliment <i>you</i> or did they compliment your camera? Surely, we’ve all heard it at …

Photographer Takes You Behind the Scenes of Playboy Fashion Shoots (NSFW)

In his first ever published book <i>Behind The Scenes,</i> photographer Patrick Van Dam creates thoughtful juxtapositions out of snapshots taken behind the …

Group of Friends Shave Their Heads Ahead of Surprise Portrait with Sick Friend

You might not know it if you watch too much TV, but there is a great deal of goodness in this human race of ours… and it runs deep. South African …

Profoto Launches a New Wedding Lighting Educational Video Series

As part of a new campaign, Profoto has teamed up with photography pair Justin and Mary Marantz to create a twenty-part video series aimed at …

6 of Lightroom's Hidden Treasures

6 of Lightroom's Hidden Treasures - virtual copy, soft proofing, smart previews, lights out, targeted adjustment, and visualize spots.

Lightroom

The Ultimate Guide to Going Pro as a Photographer

7 Steps to Great Black and Whites in Lightroom 5

Nikon D7000, 85mm f/1.8 D lens, f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO 400.<p>Great black and white images require more than simply removing the color, and Lightroom 5 is a …

How To Use AF-On And Back Button Autofocus to make your life as photographer more easy

Try a better way to focus your DSLR! Using back button autofocus is a faster, easier, smarter way to get great AF results from your DSLR. This video …

Captivating Macro Photos Of Spiders Staring Back At The Camera

<b>Malaysian photographer</b> Jimmy Kong captures beautiful macro photos of exotic spiders as they stare back at the camera.<p><b>Vibrant and captivating</b>, the …

AF-ON & Back Button Autofocus: This May Just Change the Way You Shoot Forever

Still autofocusing by pressing halfway down on your shutter release? Well, suppose I told you there’s another way that you might even like better? …

First Look at the Nikon D7100, Shooting in Tricky Lighting

A few months ago, Nikon released the D7100 DSLR, which was a hot-rodded upgrade from the very popular D7000. Looking at it from the standpoint of its …

Creating Motion in Stills: How to Animate a Photo in Post (Part 2)

A couple of months ago, <i>The Creators Project</i> and post-processing guru Joe Fellows teamed up to show you how to turn stills into ‘2.5D’ animated …

Using a Video Light to Enhance Your Nighttime Photography

Now that many DSLR cameras allow you to photograph at high ISOs with less grain or noise, you can take advantage of a more cinematic look to your …

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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 …

Why You MUST Have a Polarizer

Introducing Lens Chimping: A Creative New Photography Technique

So, for a while now I’ve shared photography techniques I’d worked on throughout my career. Every wedding season I try to share something new with …

Pro Ballerina Dances Her Way Through Her Pregnancy in ‘Ballet Beautiful’ Photos

Creative women the world over have been documenting their pregnancies in, well, creative ways for a long time now. From stop-motion time-lapses to …

11 Prized Tips For Wedding Day Photography

When diving headfirst into shooting a wedding, being prepared beforehand is extremely important. You wouldn’t fly a plane without doing proper …

These Ideas on Perspective Will Improve Your Photography Composition

Perspective. It’s a concept that has somewhat variable significance depending on the context in which it is being discussed — literature, geometry, …

How ‘The Walking Dead’ is Just Like the Photography Industry

I didn’t want to like this show. Cross my heart, I didn’t.<p>Zombies? The undead? Not really my thing. I liked to think I was a little more cultured …