Kiran Awate

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How To Create Cinematic Film Look On A DSLR

It’s true that movie makers are using big gear which helps them get great results. But it is also true that a big portion of those results are not …

10 Helpful Websites for Protecting Your Photography Copyrights

Being a photographer in the digital age presents a number of excellent advantages along with a collection of new concerns. Sharing your images with …

How to Shoot a Star Trails Selfie

There are times when planning and patience can result in a killer shot. This nighttime star trails selfie (above) that I captured in the Canadian …

How to Build Big Biceps

<b>Cheat Your Form</b><br>Strict form may be holding you back.<p>A study in the <i>Eupropean Journal of Applied Physiology</i> found that you don’t always have to do an exercise the way it’s intended to maximize your results.<p>Using a bit of momentum during the lateral raise, for example, increases the torque of your …

5 Exercises That Give You a Great Muscle Pump

“There’s something inherently fun and awesome about going to the gym and doing a bunch of pump-inducing bodybuilding exercises,” says Harski. That’s why you see so many guys doing pec flys, curls, and triceps kickbacks.”<p>But, he adds, “the knock against those exercise is that many of them don’t …

Don't Be Afraid of Manual Focus

If you’re a beginner in the wonderful world of photography, if you’ve never used an older film camera, or a combination of both, you might be …

Digital Photography

25 flower photography tips for beginners

<b>Improve your flower photography: tips, tricks and techniques for pictures bursting with style. All you need, from the best digital camera settings to</b> …

The 3 Best Apps for Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

Good news/bad news here.<p>First the good news: <b>You want to be a better person.</b><p>Research out of the University of Scranton (yes, <i>that</i> Scranton) indicates that nearly half of all Americans make New Year's resolutions aimed at improving their lives, and at least half of our resolutions are aimed at leading …

10 Health Numbers You Can Hit This Year

And that’s a mistake: A study from the University of Oregon found that patients who were most engaged in and knowledgeable about their own health were less likely to partake in unhealthy behaviors or visit the emergency room, and more likely to score in the normal range for certain basic lab tests …

Weight Loss: Keep It Simple -- Put Your Health First

Most weight loss programs, in my opinion, are difficult to follow and are often very restrictive, requiring a great deal of discipline, which makes them unsustainable over the long term. Fad diets almost always fail. They are not realistic for healthy living, and they are focused on the "quick fix."<p>…

6 Top Tips On How To Deal With Stress

Life<p>by Holly Peacock | 18 12 2014<p>Getty<p>Stress is something we all suffer from to varying degrees. It affects everything from our sleep and skin to our …

Common Portrait Lighting Mistakes

Here is a quick list of several common portrait lighting mistakes that beginners, and even pros, often make. Why are they mistakes? Because the goal …

The Post

How to become an outstanding photographer

Wow, that is a bold title for a blog post, isn’t it? And I bet you’re expecting a fool-proof list of actions that will make you outstanding – maybe a …

Self-improvement

How to Find & Photograph Great Macro Subjects

If there’s one type of photography “wild west”, it’s macro photography.While most other subject – flowers, sunsets, the aurora borealis – already …

Landscape Photography

On Working Within a Fixed Focal Length

“What kind of glass are you using?” or some variant of that almost always follows the camera question when I talk with other photographers. There are …

These 30 Photography Links are Dying for Your Attention

A selection of tutorials, reviews and special features join the usual weekly list of great photography links as curated by Toad Hollow Photography. …

Landscape Photography

How to install SteamOS on your computer

A beta version of Valve's gaming operating system is now available for download. Here's how you can transform your current computer into a Steam Machine.<p>Valve, the gaming company behind the hit series Half-Life, Team Fortress, Left 4 Dead, and Portal, is looking to change the industry once again. …

Linux

How to Create Ghostly Composite Photos With Adobe Photoshop

Once you have the images you are going to use selected, go ahead and open them up in Photoshop and make any minor tweaks and adjustments that need to …

Tutorials

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 …

Video Interview: Copyright Registration & Infringement Information

<b>“It’s ideal to register your images before infringement – register them right away after you’ve taken them.” – Carolyn E. Wright, aka The Photo</b> …

Lighting Ratios for Portrait Photography

In portrait photography, lighting ratios are comparisons of the main light in a photo to the lesser light that fills in the shadows. This main light …

Photography

Do You Understand Depth of Field?

Understanding depth of field is essential for any photographer who wants to move past the beginner stage. Using depth of field well gives you great …

Landscape Photography

How to Use Leading Lines for Better Compositions

Leading lines refers to a technique of composition where the viewer of your photos attention is drawn to lines that lead to the main subject of the …

Digital Photography

Top 10 Composition Tips in Photography

Photography is all about composition. If you can’t compose an image, you can’t take photos. That’s the bottom line. This is where your photography …