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How to use a single AF point for sharper focus (free cheat sheet)

Your camera will focus automatically as soon as you press the shutter button, but what’s it focusing on? That’s the question you need to ask …

How to Improve Your Photos and Videos with Affordable Lighting

The big difference between good looking photos and video and bad ones comes down to how well things are lit. Whether you’re an amateur photographer …

Videography

Learn Digital Photography The Smart Way

Do you own a DSLR but still take average, boring photos?<p>“Now You Can Master Any DSLR Camera And<br>Take Gorgeous, Attention-Grabbing Photos By<br>Following …

Tutorials

How to Give Give Your Shots the Cinematic Look in Lightroom

We all love the movies. It's not only the feel of sitting in a cinema watching on a big screen, it’s the skill of the director and cinematographers …

How to Photograph the Constellation Orion and Process Out of This World Images

Expert night sky photographer Ian Norman has created an easy-to-follow video guide on how to photograph and process images of the beautiful …

Auto Exposure Bracketing: What it is and How to Use it

Auto-bracketing is a setting that leaves many beginners confused. Many avoid it all together because they have little or no idea what it does or what …

6 Tips For Pin Sharp Images

Why Aren’t My Shots Sharp Enough?<br>Lack of sharpness is one of the biggest problems in photography, along with blown out highlights, poor composition …

Shutter Speed

How to Best Utilize the Various Metering Modes in Your Camera

A camera determines exposure by using metering modes. While Matrix metering is typically used and recommended for many settings, Spot and …

New Photographer's Guide to Blue Hour

Among the many tips and tricks new photographers get with regards to lighting, the time of day is an essential concept, which for getting some shots …

Pro Tip: Simple Trick Turns a Marble Into an Extremely Useful On-Location Resource

When it comes to simple photography hacks, few are as useful and clever in the field as this one, presented by 34-year wedding photography veteran …

Depth of Field and F-stops

Depth of field (DOF for short) is usually associated with the aperture, which is often used interchangeably with the word f-stop. The aperture …

Landscape Photography

Bounce Flash Secrets – Bouncing Your Way to Better Photography

If you have ever seen a professional photographer using flashgun on top of their camera, and wondering why the flash is not pointing directly at the …

How to Get Super Sharp Landscape Photography Images

If you want to learn how to get super sharp landscape photography images, here’s my list of top tips - it's not as hard as you might think.

Landscape Photography

15 Impressive Panoramic Images, And Tutorials on How to Create Them Yourself

If your wide angle or ultra wide angle lens just isn’t up to your lofty standards anymore and you wish to capture an <i>even wider</i> field of view, then …

How to Use Auto Exposure Modes Creatively

To be a real photographer you can only shoot in manual modes. It is of course a daft statement, a good photographer will use whatever modes he can …

A Concise Video Refresher of the Basic Rules of Composition

Composition and the rules that accompany it are some of the most basic aspects you learn when first picking up a camera. If you’ve been a …

6 "Hidden" Camera Features You Will Be Glad You Discovered

How well do you know your camera? Do you know everything that it’s capable of? It’s certainly possible you know your camera like the back of your …

Tutorial Shows How to Correct Skin Tones, Colorize Shadows and Add Light Effects

When it comes to nailing the white-balance in a photo, it’s rarely an easy task, especially with portraits. It becomes even more arduous when you’re …

6 festive photo ideas to try this Christmas

For many of us, winter can seem like a pretty miserable time for photography.<p>Sure, there's the potential for some stunning landscapes with the sun …

Tips for Using ISO Settings in Photography

When you as a photographer—amateur or professional, analog or digital–practice your craft or hobby, you will at one time or another become acquainted …

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Neutral Density Filters

Many new photographers unwittingly fall into the accessory overload trap; you’re excited about your new camera and all the creative possibilities it …

Creating and Using Presets in Lightroom for a Faster Workflow

One of the most powerful features of Photoshop for many years has been the ability to create little automated scripts called actions. These actions …

Tutorials

Tutorial Shares How to Turn an ‘OK’ Photo Into a Great Photo in Post

No matter how long you’ve been shooting or what level you’re at in your photography endeavors, there will always be those moments where you walk away …

How Light, Aperture, Time and Sensitivity Affect Exposure

Most of the time when we discuss exposure we talk about it in very technical terms, using photography-specific jargon. There aren’t too many other …

Landscape Photography

A Concise Guide to Lightroom Develop Presets

5 Essential Edits That Will Improve Almost any Photograph

As photographers, we strive to take a perfect photograph. We compose carefully within our frame, properly expose our image, and make sure our white …

Tutorials

Lighting Ratios for Portrait Photography

In portrait photography, lighting ratios are comparisons of the main light in a photo to the lesser light that fills in the shadows. This main light …

Photography

How to Photograph Food For Professional-Standard Shots

A great food photograph can do a lot of things – it can make a viewer hungry, it can convince a diner to order a dish and it can sell a hell of a lot …

6 Lessons the Square Format Can Teach You About Composition

In another article I wrote that one of the main attractions of the square format for me is composition. Today I’m going to elaborate on that idea. …