James Getz

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How To Photograph Seascapes

Photographing the sea and the waves can be both challenging and fun. People often ask me what “the right settings” are to shoot moving water so I …

How to take your night shoots to the next level

If you're not comfortable with your camera, night photography or film at night can be intimidating for a lot of people. Peter McKinnon and Matti …

8 Tips for Shooting in Sub-Zero Temperatures

Shooting in severe cold can be challenging, but here are a few tips that will help you brave the elements.If you're getting ready to shoot in …

Photography Tutorials For Beginners: 10 Simple Photo Tricks To Do At Home

In this Photography Video Tutorial, COOPH photographers provide simple photograph tips and tricks that you can do with everyday objects from home. …

3 Keys to Mastering Aperture like a Boss

Do you have a lovely DSLR, Mirrorless or MicroFour Thirds camera system?<p>Is it your pride and joy with more megapixels than you can shake a stick …

How to Take Great Portraits with Only One Studio Light

If you’re into shooting high-quality portraits with minimal studio equipment, here’s a 6-minute video from photographer Manny Ortiz that explains how …

Photography

Photo Basics: Watch This Crash Course on Using Your Camera’s Manual Mode for Better Photos (VIDEO)

You’ve probably heard someone boast that, “You’re not a real photographer until you switch your camera’s mode dial from Auto to Manual.” While we …

A Basic Breakdown of How Lights Change the Look of Your Subject

Keys, fills, kickers, and background lights—what exactly do each of them do?<p>As a beginner, lighting can be really intimidating. Not only do you have …

Tutorials

Portraits: Backlighting, Wraparound Lighting

This is a quick explanation of backlighting (for wraparound lighting from behind) in a portrait. This can produce a soft, ethereal effect for …

Photography Tips

Studio Lighting Explained for Natural Light Photographers

One of the biggest misconceptions in studio photography is that you need the biggest, baddest external lights you can get in order to produce great …

Polarizing Filter In Portrait. How To Remove Glare From The Face.

Polarizing filter - perhaps the only filter whose effect cannot be simulated in Photoshop. Cutting a polarized part of the light with a filter, you …

Photography Tips

How to overpower the daylight with flash to shoot flowers and macro

Overpowering the sun with flash is typically something we typically associate with photographing people. But it’s a principle that scales down …

Award-Winning Pro Joe McNally Explains How to Use Light so Photographs “Speak” to the Viewer

If you want to make photographs with impact, it’s important that they tell a story, and “speak” to the viewer. No matter how beautiful an image …

Photography

Photography Tip: Shoot At Least Fifty Shots A Day

ViewBug community member geoffcoleimages has one of the most interesting bios you have ever read. He is a photographer, a preacher and a coroner... …

Photography

Overpowering The Sun with Flash

How to overpower the sun with flash. This photography tutorial demonstrates how exposure settings and flash work together to overpower daylight and …

Photography Tips

Here Are 7 Ways to Fix Common Photo Mistakes in Lightroom (VIDEO)

Whether you’re new to Lightroom or a seasoned image-editing veteran, the following tutorial has something for you, with seven essential techniques …

10 Essential Techniques for Portrait Photography

In this post we will cover practical tips and guidelines on how to shoot better portrait photos. You will learn how to interact and guide your …

Classic Lighting Techniques; Learning from the Portrait Masters

The masters of photography in the 20th century have paved the way for modern photographers. Before digital capture, social media and smartphones, …

Photographers

Complete Guide to Lighting Modifiers, And When To Use Them

The world of light modifiers can seem monumental, intimidating, and confusing. In fact, considering how simple wireless flash itself has gotten …

Framing

How to Do a Photo Shoot from Start to Finish, From Planning to Editing

Photographers Rachel and Daniel of Mango Street have released a 5-part video tutorial series that teaches how to plan a shoot, find a suitable …

Digital Cameras

6 Minimal Landscape Photography Tips I Learned from Michael Kenna By Photographer Toma Bonciu

Toma Bonciu is a landscape/outdoor and travel photographer from Romania. In this video, Toma explained how he inspired and learned minimalism in …

Photography

How to Clean Your Camera lens: Tips and Tricks

A dirty lens is not your friend. In this video, photographer Joe Edelman is going to show you how to clean your camera lens and share with you my …

A Cinematographer's Best Friend: How to Use a Light Meter

Light meters are one of the most helpful and powerful tools that DPs have at their disposal, but how exactly do you use them?As a cinematographer, …

Photo Basics: Understanding Flash Modes for Better Photos with DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras (VIDEO)

We all love working with available light, but sometimes a bit of illumination from a simple flash can make a world of difference in an image, even …

Cameras

4 Kinds Of Bracketing You Can Do With Your Camera

Bracketing is a standard feature on nearly every camera produced these days, from high end mirrorless ILCs and DSLRs to point and shoot cameras to …

5 Tips for Photographing the Northern Lights

There are few natural phenomena more popular than the picturesque Aurora Borealis. During the last years there’s been a huge influx in tourism to …

7 Most Common Studio Portrait Light Mistakes

Photographer Antti Karppinen explains 7 most common studio portrait light mistakes and how you can avoid them.<p>Here the sample images for every …

Photography Tips

The definitive guide to focal length, perspective, and why “zooming with your feet” is nonsense

Perspective distortion seems to be one of the most confusing topics in photography. There are all kinds of erroneous “facts” about it. Like focal …

How to Take Bokeh Photos: 4 Easy, Highly Effective Tips | Olympus

4 Quick Tips for Creating Bokeh<p>With Olympus Visionaries John Sterling Ruth and Peter Baumgarten<p>1The most important tip to create great bokeh is open …

Olympus