Bobby Baker

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How did Bob Marley die?

The reggae icon passed away in 1981 – here are all the details of his death<p>In 1976 Bob Marley survived an assassination attempt by three gunmen at …

3 Fundamentals You Should Aim to Get Right in Every Portrait Photograph

When you first pick up a camera, chances are that you are going to spend a lot of time shooting portraits of your family, your friends, your pets and …

5 Free E-Books on Lighting in Photography

An understanding of light is essential when you truly want to grow as a photographer, irrespective of what you enjoy shooting – whether it is …

Why Printing Your Photos Will Make You a Better Photographer

Print your photos. This little piece of advice goes far beyond the simple joy of holding a photograph in your hand. In fact, printing your photos …

Photography

3 Levels of Sharpening You Should Be Applying in Photoshop

My name is Jake Hicks, and I’m an editorial and fashion photographer based in the UK. In this article, I’ll share a look at some of the sharpening …

Camera Settings for Concert Photography Beginners

This guide is intended for concert photography beginners. If you have a DSLR camera and are interested in how to control your camera settings to take …

How to Get Started Using Colored Gels in Your Portrait Lighting

There is a progression that takes place in the journey that is our lighting knowledge: ambient light > on-camera flash > bouncing that flash > …

Photography Tips

Things You Didn’t Want to Know About Zoom Lenses

The intersection (perhaps collision is a better word) of art and science is interesting. The scientist says “your impression is not as important as …

Cinematography

A Comprehensive Color Theory Guide for Photographers

We talk about composition a lot, but have you ever really dived into the subject of color theory and thought about how it applies to your …

Photography

How to Develop Black & White Film for Extreme Contrast and Detail

The world of analog photography surprises me a bit more every day! I recently read about a technique called Stand Development, so I have decided to …

Starting from Scratch: Becoming a Photographer in Your 30s

You’ve probably seen photographer Sean Tucker‘s work around, on <i>PetaPixel</i> if nowhere else, but did you know he didn’t start his photographic journey …

The most powerful 10 second toning tip you've never heard of!

Here’s a colour toning tip I picked up from Barrington Russell last year and I still use it to this day! What if I told you that within just 10 …

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

Plants

How to Take Your Own Photos When Traveling Solo

The one question I get asked most often when posting my photos on social media or showing someone my pictures is, "Who took the photo?" Even before "where was it taken" or anything about what's actually in the image, it's as if I have a secret photographer ten steps behind me at all times, just …

Mobile Photography

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

The Trick Photography eBook at 50% Off

If you want to learn some amazing photography tricks this weekend you may want to take a look at this sale. The 2nd edition includes 100 new in-depth …

Prime vs. Zoom Lenses in Photography

If a budding photographer looks to upgrade a lens the choices seem endless. Point and shoot cameras come equipped with a zoom lens permanently …

Cameras

How to Start Your Own Photography Blog

Photo by Johnny Lu. Downtown LA, 2015Dear friend,I am writing this as a practical instructional manual in terms of how to start your own photography …

The Amazing Science Behind Pets That Find Their Way Home

A pity you can’t ask a dog for the shortest route home when you’re lost—or a cat or a seabird or a tortoise or a dung beetle, for that matter. …

Science says dancing with friends is good for your health

You might not think of yourself as a dancer. In fact, maybe even the idea of dancing makes your palms sweat. But growing scientific evidence suggests that getting up and grooving with others has a lot of benefits. In our recent study, we found that synchronizing with others while dancing raised …

Dancing

Portraits of Cats Shaking Themselves Clean

Want to know how to capture a wacky portrait of your cat? Shoot a photo while they’re shaking themselves clean (or dry). That’s what photographer …

PocketWizard Plus IV Transceiver Adds a Hot Shoe for On-Camera Flash

PocketWizard today announced its new Plus IV transceiver, which adds a metal hot shoe and new compatibility with more flashes.<p>Aesthetically, the Plus …

It’s all about the eyes!

Nothing makes you smile more than looking at a cute little animal with a nice blurry background! But what makes that shot even better? If those big …

Shutter Speed

5 Alternative Photography Processes That Challenge Convention and Realism

Some photographers live by a set of rules: they follow the standard conventions of exposure and image development to produce realistic photographs …

Tutorial: How to Light One Room with Three Different Atmospheres

Dedolight celebrated its 30th anniversary this year by holding an international competition in which competitors create the best tutorials they can …

How to Use Old Lenses and Speed Boosters With Your New Camera

There are some amazing lenses out there. Beautiful, fast and sharp. The interesting thing is that not all of them are brand new or even designed for …

10 Common Bird Photography Mistakes and Their Solutions

Do you commit mistakes in photography? I bet you do. I have made mistakes. As a matter of fact I have committed many. But we all learn from our …

Portrait Posing Tip: Forward and Down

When it comes to portraits, the slightest change in posing can dramatically change the feel and look of the overall image. It is normal for people to …

Why You Shouldn't Obsess Over Lens Sharpness

How overblown is the issue of lens sharpness? It’s a loaded question, I know. If you were to give any credence to the chatter found on numerous …