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Natural Light Techniques to Make Amazing Travel Portraits

Being on the road often limits the amount of gear we want to take with us as photographers. By learning and getting more comfortable with natural …

10 Ways to Change Lives Through Photography (And Where You Can Start Today)

Every photographer has his or her own reason — or reasons — for why they engage in this particular art form. For some, it may be a hobby that …

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5 Worthwhile Blogs on The Business of Professional Photography

While photography can be a tough way for some to make a living, there are a lot of free resources for established professional photographers or those …

The Truth About Converging Verticals in Architectural Photography

There is a long standing convention in photography that if a building has straight sides, then that is how it should look in a photograph. Almost any …

5 Essential Considerations for Sharpening Your Street Photography

Street photography tells a story in ways that other types of photography can't. They are spontaneous, interesting, and perfect mementos of a moment …

Five Easy Tips for Better Indoor Architectural Photography

There is an art to photographing indoor spaces and truly capturing the essence of their architectural design. Not only does it take a skilled …

Thinking Outside The Rule of Thirds

Chances are, at some point in your training as a photographer, the rule of thirds was embedded into your mind as an axiom of composition. The rule …

Manual Labour - How Pros Get Better Results Shooting in Manual Mode

Today’s cameras are marvels of modern electronics, their ability to compute the correct exposure and lock focus onto the fastest of moving objects …

Some Really Useful Resources for Making You a Master at the Art of Split Tone Photography

Split tone photography is a technique that has allowed photographers to produce some of the most amazing shots you will ever see. Done well, it can …

Do You Follow These Best Practices When Buying a Secondhand Camera?

Whilst the price of digital cameras has fallen dramatically over the last ten years, in the current economic climate, even some base models may be …

The Exposure Triangle and How it Affects Your Photos

Getting a new DSLR can be quite an overwhelming experience for a new photographer. All the knobs and buttons seem to do a thousand different things …

4 Simple Ways to Reduce Lens Flare

Unwanted lens flare can be the bane of an outdoor photographer's life. Yet on a sunny or glary day, it can be very difficult to eliminate and can …

14 Commandments for Fine Art Photography Marketing (with photos)

<i>The more informative your advertising, the more persuasive it will be. – David Ogilvy</i><p>You have created some great photographs and you are considering …

How to Isolate Subjects in a Photograph: 8 Creative Tactics for Photographers

The world has so much clutter, so much noise that it’s hard to break out of that and stand out. It’s the same with photos. To properly communicate …

5 Ways to Improve Your Photography Without Spending More Money

Photography is an art, much in the same way painting and sculpting is, however the initial investment to produce art is usually much higher compared …

How to Convey Size in Landscape Photography

In landscape photography, you can very often take a shot of some immensely large scene (Grand Canyon, Ayer's Rock etc) and get home to look at your …

14 Ways to Improve Your Photography in a Few Days

Some might argue the point that photography is an art form. Training your eye to see the world and translating your perspective visually takes time …

How to Photograph Children Outdoors

Children are one of people's favourite subjects to photograph, but like any subject they present their own photographic challenges. Let's take a look …

8 Common Landscape Photography Mistakes Beginners Make

If you are interested in landscape photography I'm sure you have read lots of “how to improve…” type articles, which are all useful in their own way. …

A Step by Step Guide to Realistically Enhancing a Portrait in Photoshop

Photoshop can be a phenomenal tool for improving portraits. However, as with any tool, the final results are only going to be as good as the skills …

How to Capture Authentic Emotion in Portrait Photography

If you shoot portraits on a regular basis, I’m sure you have an informal checklist of sorts that you consult — at least mentally — both before and …

5 Tips for Photographers Who Want to Break Into The Fine Art Marketplace

Making the jump from a hobbyist to a professional artist takes not only skills as a photographer, but also requires a good deal of business smarts …

How to Add Depth to Your Photographs

One of the biggest challenges thrown up by photography is the fact that it is done in two dimensions. While that can be a draw back, it also presents …

How Many Megapixels do you Need?

The recent release of the Nikon D800 has thrown into sharp relief the fact that the megapixel war is most definitely not over. In the last few years, …

9 Essential Tips to Conquer Available Light Photography

Famed American Army general George S. Patton once advised those under his command to “accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of …

The 7 Common Habits of Remarkably Talented Photographers

One of the best ways to improve yourself is by observing the habits of those you find to be inspirational and talented. In doing so, we hope to learn …

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The Top 12 Keys to Creativity For Photographers

<i>Manipulation is the brother of creativity.</i> – Michael Michalko<p>Standing out among the ever-increasing number of photographers is becoming increasingly …

When and How to Use a Monopod Instead of a Tripod

In George Orwell’s seminal book Animal Farm, the animals in question stated that four legs were better than two. In this article we are going to look …

5 DIY Photography Projects to Save You Money

Professionals and hobbyists alike realize that photography equipment is expensive. The high costs of gear and accessories is a fact of life for pros …

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