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Getting off Auto - Manual, Aperture and Shutter Priority modes explained

You may have heard that once you get a DSLR you need to learn to shoot in manual and only ever use that mode. That if you are using the Aperture or …

Canon vs. Nikon

There’s an age old debate over which of the major camera manufacturer—in this case, Nikon and Canon—best represents the needs and desires of the …

Camera Settings for HDR Photography

High dynamic range (HDR) images are taking the photography world by storm as more and more photographers are discovering the stunning images the …

Top 10 Photography eBooks

1<p>Trick Photography eBook and Video Course<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative</i> …

10 Tips to Improve Your Food Photography Styling

This is a guest post by Jules Clancy of Stonesoup. While portrait photographers need to be skilled in the art of getting their subjects to relax in …

See How Light and Shadows Affect the Faces of Your Portrait Subjects

The very premise of photography is rooted in light and, as photographers, it should be our goal to learn how to master it. Even the slightest change …

Camera Modes: Setting Aperture and Shutter Speed

You might think that acquiring a $1,000 DSLR makes you a photographer. In truth, the first step down the “photographer road” is switching from auto …

Silhouette Photography Tips and Tutorial

Normally when you take a photo, you want the subject to be as crisp and clear as possible. However, today, we’ll talk about a technique that hides …

How to Get Landscapes Sharp with Focus Stacking

A key aspect of successful landscape photography is image sharpness. Usually, it is desirable to ensure that all elements of a scene, whether close …

Learn Composition from the Photography of Henri Cartier-Bresson

<b>Update</b>: The Foundation of Henri Cartier-Bresson has asked that this article be taken down. Apologies.

City Photography Techniques for Various Times of Day

Photographer Mike Palmer was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For years he’s been photographing the street of his hometown, and he’s …

Tips for Better Bokeh Photography

The term “bokeh” seems to have evolved from its original definition. Nowadays bokeh refers to out of focus lights and shapes within a picture, rather …

Street Style Photography

Fashion Week is a bi-annual event held in London and sits alongside New York, Milan, and Paris as one of the “Big Four” fashion weeks. During this …

How to go Get the Best Shots of your Kids

Once you've begun to incorporate the “Get on their level” angle into your routine, here are 4 \ ideas to break the cycle of the adult eye level shots.

Sky Photography Tips and Techniques

How many beautiful nature pictures have we all seen with little or none of the sky-scape? You may think of the sky as only some unavoidable …

Backlight: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week we explored the technique of back lighting subjects in a blog post so thought it might make a good challenge topic. Backlighting is …

Photography

Understanding Exposure Value in Photography

Before explaining <i>Exposure Value</i> (EV for short), it helps to know what <b>Light Value</b> (LV, for short) means. When you find something (whether it’s a …

Waterfall Photography Tips and Techniques

Waterfalls seem to grab the hearts and minds of people. Go to any location that has one or more waterfalls and it is pretty much a guarantee that …

A Guide to Understanding ISO in Photography

Learning photography is a difficult process that requires a lot of patience and practice. This photography lesson concentrates on the basics of …

Underwater photography is addictive, but there are some important rules to follow for conservation and safety reasons. Once you've mastered these basics, you can't have much more fun in the sea than this. If you'd like to share you own underwater images, you can upload them via GuardianWitness

Start Running: The Beginner Running Plan

New to running? Or starting to run again after a long layoff? This is the beginner running plan for you.<p>You can become a runner (really)—or pick up running again.<p>This running program, designed by coach Jenny Hadfield, co-author of <i>Running for Mortals</i>, will take you from running newbie to 30 minutes …

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How to switch from iPhone to Android – the Eric Schmidt guide

In a rare Google+ post, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered his followers a very detailed how-to guide on switching from iPhone to Android.<p>Schmidt said that many of his iPhone friends are moving to Android and reminded buyers that some of the most recent Android handsets out there including the …

Understanding The Basics of SLR Photography

Knowing how to use your SLR is not as awkward as it would seem. Imagine that your camera is a box that lets in light. On top of that box is a …

The Basics of Photography: B for Bokeh

A while ago we started our new educational series covering the basic terms of photography. The letter ‘A’ covered the term ‘Aperture’, and today we …

The Basics of Photography: A for Aperture

Today we start our new series entitled <i>The Basics of Photography</i>. The series is aimed at the aspiring amateur photographer who desires to learn more …