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How to Incorporate Sports Photography Into Your Home Without Having it Look Like a Dorm Room

Unless you actually are a professional athlete, or a sports agent, filling your home with sports photography presents a bit of a challenge. For the …

MLB All-Star Game

How to Capture the Perfect Action Shot in Sports Photography

Sports photography is a fun challenge for any photographer. There is plenty of intensity and emotion to be found at any competitive event. These …

Key Tips For Night Sports Photography & Processing

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.Anyone who has ever tried their …

Shutter Speed

My Camera Settings For Shooting Football

Hi Gang: I get asked this question enough that I thought I’d do a quick blog post on it. Here goes:<b>Shooting Mode: Aperture Priority</b><b>F-stop: f/2.8</b> <b><br>Note:</b> …

Cameras

Guide To Long Exposure Photography Using ND Filters

As artists, as photographers, we are always learning, we never ‘arrive’, <b>we never stop learning</b>. The moment that you think you have arrived then you …

5 Quick and Simple Lightroom Edits to make your Images Pop

Since its original release, Adobe’s Lightroom has grown into perhaps one of the best tools a photographer can use. Initially designed as an image …

Why Shooting to the Right Gives You Better Final Images

Some of you may have heard this term before, some not, but for everyone, it’s a great tip for optimizing the quality of the image coming from your …

How to Be a Successful Sports Photographer

Alexis Cuarezma is a sports photographer. He loves doing what he does and credits much of his success to his formal training and his affinity for …

Studio Lighting for Photographing Athletes

How do you make an athlete look his or her best? Michael Corsentino from <i>Behind the Shutter</i> demonstrates how to create dynamic lighting setups to …

Tutorial Shows You How to Totally Transform a Sunset in Lightroom

There’s an ongoing debate about how much is too much when it comes to post-processing landscape images. But if you’re okay with taking a subtle …

7 Essential Tips for More Dramatic Portraits

Portraiture is among the most popular genres of photography, in part because each subject is different, with qualities and features that can be used …

Portrait Photography

Low Key Lighting

If you have a small or portable studio set up then low key portraits should be high on your list of “must have” lighting skills. Why? Apart from …

Portable

How to Make Your Photos Shine Using Clarity, Sharpening, and Dehaze in Lightroom

Tips for how to use the Clarity, Sharpness and Dehaze sliders in Lightroom to help make your images stand out and shine.

4 Steps to Make Your Images Pop in Lightroom

Photography

11 Easy Ways to Improve Your Sports Photography

With our current sports-focused Critique the Community, now seems like a great time to share some tips and best practices to help you improve your …

Critique the Community Episode 17: Sports Photography

Last week, we asked the Fstoppers Community to submit their best sports images to be critiqued by the Fstoppers team. We had a fantastic variety of …

How to Adjust Exposure for Ambient Light

Getting the correct exposure is one of the key elements of a great photo. The exposure triangle has been made easy by modern DSLR cameras that help …

Shutter Speed

Here are a few tips for keeping sand off your sensor while shooting at the beach

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about shooting on a beach, it’s that sand gets <i>everywhere</i>. No matter what camera bag the gear is in or how well it’s …

How to Create a Gritty Sports Portrait in Photoshop

The post How to Create a Gritty Sports Portrait in Photoshop appeared first on Phlearn.How to Create a Gritty Sports Portrait in PhotoshopSometimes …

8 Common Autofocus Problems and Their Solutions

Having trouble nailing tack-sharp autofocus with your camera? Aside from technical proficiency, there are a number of other issues that could be …

How to Make Your Existing Photos Shine in Post Production in The Next 20 Minutes (Lightroom Special)

Post production is a massively important part of every serious photographers workflow and is something you ignore at your peril. While it will not …

Portrait Lighting Tips: How to Shoot Pro Portraits

Extraordinary portraits do <i>not</i> require extraordinary gear. In fact, just one off camera flash can work wonders. A properly executed portrait, with an …

Landscape Photography

6 Photoshop Tools Every Newbie Should Learn

In the days before digital imaging, if you truly wanted to elevate your photography to the level of art, you learned how to process your images in …

Action Sports Photography

In general, action photography is associated with shooting at sports events. It is undeniable that capturing participants in sporting events is …

How to Properly Clean Your Lenses, Filters, Mirror and Sensor

If you're like me, the thought of touching, let alone fully cleaning your precious glass or even worse, your sensor, strikes fear into your heart. …

Wedding Photography Checklist Ideas

The wedding day is a special moment that nobody will forget. To ensure that all the special moments are captured, you should consider creating a …

Weddings

Quick Workarounds For 4 Common Photography Issues

I must admit, I find myself improvising a lot. I tend to forget things so I’m forced to find other ways to achieve what I'm aiming for. But as it …

How To Do A Complete Portrait Edit Part 1 (Lightroom)

So far you’ve read countless articles on techniques that involve editing portraits, but mostly it involves one or two techniques which makes it hard …