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What makes a ‘good’ lens? (part II)

This might seem like a very obvious question, but the moment you try to define a set of criteria to quantify ‘good’, you soon realize there’s quite a …

What makes a ‘good’ lens? (part I)

This might seem like a very obvious question, but the moment you try to define a set of criteria to quantify ‘good’, you soon realize there’s quite a …

Tutorial: How to Easily Replicate a Photo’s ‘Look’ Using Curves

It’s happened to all of us: we’re browsing through someone’s portfolio or even just through Flickr or 500px and we come across a photograph or series …

Spinster Photog Lampoons Traditional Life Expectations in Mannequin Family Photos

“Enough pressure to conform will send anyone packing.” That’s how photographer and art director Suzanne Heintz begins the description of her viral, …

Up the Ambient, Create Beautiful Portraits by Mimicking Daylight

When I first picked up a DSLR and got a taste of artificial lighting, I loved shooting in darkness. I felt like I could control light a lot easier …

Brilliant Time-Lapse Video On Retouching A Rolex Watch

Retouching jewelry is an extremely time intensive task, especially when it is done correctly. It can involved hours of work to fix the most minute …

11 Prized Tips For Wedding Day Photography

When diving headfirst into shooting a wedding, being prepared beforehand is extremely important. You wouldn’t fly a plane without doing proper …

How to do Striking Composite Photography of Classic Cars

Images of cars are everywhere, in advertisements, film, TV, even fine art. An alluring photograph of a car can represent wealth, freedom, speed, …

The Three Rules of Noise Reduction

One of the main problems of any HDR workflow that involves tone-mapping is noise. The most widely used tone-mapping operators are based on local …

Tutorials

Secrets to Crafting Top-Quality Beauty Portraits: Studio Lighting

In this article I would like to share some of the basics and tips for those of you who enjoy shooting beauty portraits with controlled artificial …

5 Safety Nets Every Wedding Photographer Needs

Weddings are a tremendous expense for a couple, and as the hired wedding photographer, the weight of capturing it as beautifully as possible is a …

Photog Travels the World and Photographs Ancient Cultures that May Soon Disappear

A few days ago, we shared photographer Sasha Leahovcenco’s inspirational project in which he photographed people in Siberia who had never had their …

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How to Organize Your Photos with Lightroom So You Can Always Find Them Quickly

The introduction of Lightroom and Apple’s rival Aperture, heralded a new era in digital asset management for photographers. Initially aimed and …

Model Releases: What You Need to Know (With Samples)

Obtaining a signed model release is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself when using client photos for commercial purposes.

10 Pretty Centerpieces (Without A Flower In Sight!)

Beautiful centerpieces can be yours without a single stem! Get creative with elements that tie together the style and theme of your wedding. (Bonus: …

Make This DIY Confetti Program!

We're so excited to share this special DIY project today from the Brooklyn-based wedding designer and talented crafter Michelle Edgemont. The DIY …

The Path to Better Photography

Ed Verosky is a professional photographer and author based in New York. In this article, Ed presents his recommended path to learning photography. If …

Photography

Mother Turns Her Baby Boy’s Naptime Into Creative Dreamland Adventure Photos

Wherever you stand on the idea of having children, one of the advantages seems to be the infinite photographic possibilities opened up by having a …

Photoshop Tutorial: Retouching Shiny Skin

Without a makeup artist at your disposal, even a great portrait can be ruined by shiny skin. So if you’re looking through the results of your most …

High-End Product Photography Tutorial and Techniques

Despite the fact that product photography is among the most prolific and inescapable features of modern marketing, people often ask me, “Product …

Couple's Themed Engagement Shoot Turned Horror Comic Strip

Breaking or clashing with rituals seems to be quite the norm these days, with people trying out new and original ways to do something traditional. …

8 Dreamy Wedding Dresses From Our “Elegance Is…” Photo Shoot

It doesn't get much prettier than this! We went to the gorgeous Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami with the incredibly talented photographer …

Strategically Placed Mirrors Add a Different Twist to Regular Landscapes

Contemporary art such as that which can be found at the main Russian art museum in Moscow by artist Francisco Infante-Arana can leave you quite …

How to Use a Reflector with Natural Light for Powerful Portrait Photography

Building your lighting arsenal requires just as much thought as choosing your camera body and lenses. You have to consider what environments you’ll …

Wait! It's Not What it Looks Like!

That's pretty much what I had to tell my wife, the first time she saw this baby in my basement.<p>And yeah, I do know what it <i>looks</i> like. Doesn't help …

Ideas & Advice

Photo<p>26 Must-Have Wedding Photos You Don’t Want to Miss<p>Trust us—you’ll want to capture all of these moments.<p>Flower Arrangements<p>Your Complete Guide to …

5 Wedding Fights and What They Might Say About Your Relationship

The silly arguments you and your partner get into while planning your wedding can sometimes represent bigger hot-button issues down the road. Here …