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Camera Modes: Setting Aperture and Shutter Speed

You might think that acquiring a $1,000 DSLR makes you a photographer. In truth, the first step down the “photographer road” is switching from auto …

Shutter Speed

A Look at Some of the Most Powerful and Iconic Photography from the Civil War

The Civil War wasn’t the first war to be photographed, but the leaps and bounds that photographic technology had taken leading up to the war in 1861 …

How to Get Landscapes Sharp with Focus Stacking

A key aspect of successful landscape photography is image sharpness. Usually, it is desirable to ensure that all elements of a scene, whether close …

How to Photograph a Steaming Cup of Coffee

Ever wanted to photograph a steaming cup of coffee? Maybe not – but it could be a fun little evening project to hone your skills. Here’s a video from …

Coffee

How to Achieve a Realistic Tilt-Shift Timelapse Effect in Photoshop

Timelapse videos are awesome, and tilt-shift lenses are awesome, and when you put them together, you create something amazing. But tilt-shift lenses …

CameraLends: A Peer-to-Peer Gear Rental Network for Photographers on the Road

Taking all of your photography gear on the road with you can be a burden, not to mention risky. But even if you don’t want to break your back …

New Webinar: Editing a Portfolio and Developing Your Vision

Photo by Eduardo Angel<p>Eduardo Angel – acclaimed visual storyteller, educator, and consultant – possesses a keen sense of aesthetics and vision, as …

Digital Camera Exchange: A New Place to Buy and Sell Used Photography Gear

Buying and selling used photography gear usually involves either driving to your local camera shop or hunting down the right product on website such …

RAW vs. JPEG: Digital Camera Image Formats

There is much confusion among new photographers as to which format—JPEG or RAW—is best to use. The problem is there’s no one correct answer to the …

Photog Goes in Search of the Architecture that Was Once the “Vision of the Future”

<i>Relics of the Future</i> is a short documentary that follows Toronto-based fine art photographer Toni Hafkenscheid as he explores the world of …

Photo Series Visits Abandoned Star Wars Film Sets in the Tunisian Desert

In September 2010, visual artist and filmmaker Rä di Martino set out on a quest to photograph and document old abandoned film sets in the North …

How to Raise Money for a Photography Project with Kickstarter

If cost is holding you back from carrying out your dream photography project, you may be able to find supporters to help you get started. Careful …

Photography

Light Painting Part Two - Photoshop

In Part One of the Light Painting Tutorial I went over how to do the photography part: equipment, camera settings, set up, lighting, potential …