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25 Floaty Images of Lightweight Objects

Some things really do float on air. How do you capture that in an image of things which are lightweight, and make the object look delicate and …

Photography

5 Creative Ways to Find New Locations to Photograph

There’s truly nothing like visiting a location for the first time – I absolutely love it and I strive to always photograph at least one new location …

Photographing Buildings [Composition Tips]

A Guest Post by Michael Toye I am a firm believer, at least with photography, that what you get back is directly related to the effort you put in. As …

1 Location, Subject and Gear: 2 Very Different Images - Digital Photography School

Today I’d like to share two images by photographer Remush Lerner. I’m sharing them for two reasons.<p>Firstly they’re beautiful but secondly because …

Gear Review – Glow QuadraPro Portable Softbox

There is no greater teacher in life than time and experience. If I could go back in time and teach myself some photography lessons, high on my list …

Portrait Photography

5 Essential Things You Need to Know About the Lightroom Library Module

For those of you who have been following my Lightroom articles I thought it would be fun to test your knowledge. We’ll start with the Lightroom …

Adobe

How to Get Tack Sharp Photos Part I

DIY Lighting Hacks for Digital Photographers

en_US<p>article<p>Lighting can be the difference between a good shot and a great one. Walk into most professional photographer’s studios and you’ll be …

How to create a mirror image photo effect in-camera

<i>In this tutorial we show you how to duplicate a cityscape and create a mirror image effect in-camera using little more than perspex, perspective and</i> …

Tutorials

How to shoot outdoor portraits using flash

This time of year, there’s a good chance the conditions will be damp, dull and grey where you live, and not exactly ideal for outdoor …

Portrait Photography

5 Top Film Cameras on a Tight Budget

You know I love film. Just shot my Polaroid 600E yesterday and loved it. Shot the Hassie the week before, and just loaded a roll into my Lomo …

Comprehensive Guide to Shooting and Editing Astrophotography Time-Lapse Videos

The Syrp Genie caught everyone's attention with its contemporary design and advanced automation features that made it a time-lapse photographer's …

6 Things You Can Do to Improve Image Quality Without Spending a Dime

The first instinct most will have when looking to improve image quality is to buy better gear. It's so easy to blame low image quality on your crappy …

How to Improve Your Photography by Shooting Black and White

It is understandable that many beginners new to taking photos often get impatient when learning photography. Learning this craft is a process and …

Getting The Most Out Of Your Modifiers

Artificial lighting can be overwhelming, there are thousands of options to modify one single light source and there are dozens of companies that …

Indoor Natural Light: Learn the Basics

Hey, friends! I recently shot in a natural light studio and thought I would share some tips on indoor natural light for those of you who are …

3 DIY Ways To Hang Your Photography Backdrops

At some point every photographer uses a backdrop of some sort. The problem is that they are usually large, heavy, and cumbersome. Hanging them can be …

How Do You Create the Perfect Skin Tone?

When speaking of retouching, most people think of cleaning skin and altering the body shape. However, retouching goes further than that. Colors play …

Why Dynamic Range Is My Favorite, and Why I Couldn't Care Less About Megapixel Count and ISO

Over the years, camera companies have been going head to head in the battle for the best camera sensor. This battle has always focused around the …

Can't Get Enough Lens Flare? This See-Through Lens Adapter Lets Light in, On Purpose

Matt Allard from Newsshooter.com has been hopping around Inter BEE 2015, an NAB-like exhibition that takes place in Japan, reporting on new video …

Why I Moved to Fuji X Cameras for Engagement Work

As mirrorless cameras get better and better, the temptation to lose the weight and bulk of the DSLR is becoming very large for many photographers. …

Video: Attaching a Quirky Jupiter 9 85mm F/2 Lens to a Mirrorless Camera

A while back, we shared a video from image maker Mathieu Stern where he attached a lens that’s more than a century old to a modern mirrorless camera. …

5 Tips for Getting Sharper Images When Doing Long Exposures

Long exposure photography makes it possible to show the passage of time in a still photograph. It does this by blurring moving elements and …

Digital Photography

Fire and Ice

Picfair is an image library with a big difference — our photographers are in control: Upload your pics, <b>name your price, change it whenever you …

1 Portrait Subject, 6 Photographers, 6 Very Different Results - Digital Photography School

“A photograph is shaped more by the person behind the camera than by what’s in front of it.”<p>Canon Australia recently decided to test this idea by …

Digital Photography

How to Plan a Fashion Photography Shoot

It wouldn’t be too far from the truth to think that fashion photography is basically portraiture with a small plot twist. Instead of having just the …

Supporting Your Off-Camera Flash – Tripods, Monopods or Light Stands?

I’ve generally been a natural light photographer. I understand natural light and love its variability. Normally it’s enough to get some beautiful …

Portrait Photography

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