Carl H. Jefferson

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I'm British, and I experienced the biggest culture shock when I started working in the US

America. The land of the free and home of the brave. Where your rights include life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness — except if your pursuit of happiness takes you away from your desk for a few days.<p>When it comes to paid time off, Americans are dealt a pretty unfair hand.<p>Two years ago, I …

The Workplace

Three Tricks to Get the Most Out of a Cheap Kit Camera Lens

The lens you use with your camera plays a huge part in determining the quality of photos you get, but a lot of casual photographers don’t want to …

Mobile Photography

What I’ve Learned My First Year Into Photography

December 3rd, 2015 was the day I bought my first camera. I carefully chose one body and one lens: a Nikon D5300 and a 50mm prime lens. Here are a few …

Photography

Obama Calls Trump 'Unfit' To Be President, Questions Why Republicans Still Endorsing

President Obama reiterated that he believes Donald Trump is "unfit" to be president, issuing a sharp rebuke of the Republican nominee from the White House East Room on Tuesday.<p>"Yes, I think the Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president," Obama said in response to a question from a reporter …

Donald Trump

Why Photographers Need a Copyright Small Claims System

Professional Photographers of America, the world’s largest pro photography non-profit trade group, is launching a big lobbying campaign in order to …

Delete or Format? Understanding your Camera’s Erase Functions

One of the huge advantages of digital photography is that we can re-use memory cards. Some of us will fill our cards to the max before downloading …

What Henri Cartier-Bresson Meant by This Quote

<b>“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”</b><p>Continuing our series on deconstructing iconic quotes and applying them to modern photography, today …

A Brief History of the Camera Flash, From Explosive Powder to LED Lights

The first known photograph was captured in 1826 when light reacted with a particular type of asphalt known as Bitumen of Judea. Since that first …

Why This Shot Works Commercially and Has Sold Many Times

Some time ago I wrote an article about why a shot works. In it, I reverse engineered a unique image of a cruise ship sheltering behind a giant …

Landscape Photography

How To Improve Your Focusing Skills

<b>Nowadays, digital cameras have the ability to autofocus. That is all great but it is not as simple as it sounds. The autofocus in the cameras,</b> …

8 Essential Tips for More Interesting City Shots

Shooting in urban environments is both fun and challenging: you are presented with the opportunity to engage in a wide range of photographic styles — …

A Hands-On First Look at the New Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E VR

My name is Tanner Johnson, and I’m a local photographer from Bozeman, Montana, who works at the local camera store, Bozeman Camera. We recently …

How to Remove Lens Distortion in Your Photographs With Lightroom

No camera or lens is perfect and quite often you will get a different result in your images to what you remember seeing. Quite often, this is just a …

These Are the Keys to Keeping Your Lightroom Installation in Optimum Condition

Lightroom is an amazing app. Capable of cataloguing and editing tens of thousands of RAW images all from the click of a mouse. Despite it’s slick …

Tutorials

How to Use Depth Of Field For Better Compositions

Depth of field is one of those aspects of photography which is present in every single picture. Whether there is very little depth or almost …

Landscape Photography

8 Ways How Money Can Buy You Happiness in Street Photography

<i>(Pictured above: Leica M9-P Hermes Edition. Only $50,000)</i><p>We are always told that money doesn’t make us happy. Although I like the saying, it isn’t …

‘Mirrorless’ Now the Official Name of the Camera Market Dominated by Sony

Photographers can finally stop arguing over what to officially call the latest generation of interchangeable cameras that forgo the prisms of past …

What You Can Learn From Three Influential Street Photographers

Street photography continues to be a growing area in the industry. More and more people enjoy it and are learning how hard it is to get it right. …

Street Photography

The best small camera you can buy is getting even better

Sony's RX100M3 may be the best point-and-shoot it's ever made<p>The world's best pocketable camera just got better. After delivering the goods with last year's RX100M2, Sony is back today to announce the RX100M3. And like its predecessor, the goal here is to refine and push forward a camera that's …

Tutorial: How to Add Realistic Looking Sun Beams To Your Photographs in Post

In this ten minute video created by Glyn Dewis, you’ll get a nice little look at how to add sun rays to any photograph of your choosing by using …

Tax Day Prep: 10 Common Tax Deductions for Your Photography Business

Tax Day is right around the corner, and the best thing you can do before you file (if you haven’t already) is to educate yourself. The second best …

7 Common Portrait Mistakes and How to Fix Each One

Portraiture is one of the most popular genres of photography around. It’s also one of the most challenging. It takes many long hours of practice …

Learning Photography Boosts Memory in Seniors, Study Finds

Good news, camera weenies — not only does photography make you attractive and rich, it helps your brain stay sharp as you age. That’s the conclusion …

The Pros and Cons of Photographic Competitions

The rapid and seemingly unstoppable rise of digital photography has also led to the rapid rise of the Photographic Competition. Of course they have …

Guardian Camera Club: Eamonn McGinty's portfolio

A review of Eamonn McGinty's portfolio. 'The Anchor' is a triptych: the street, the doorway, and the shadows on the wall, it's a fascinating composition and works perfectly in black & white. 'Black Dogs' seems out of balance compositionally, it would be better losing the lower and left hand edges …

Newborn Photography Black and White Conversion in Lightroom

Introduction The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5 and accompanying workshop. The Lightroom Preset System is …

Advanced Action Sequence Photography Techniques in Low Light

It’s one of the paradoxes of photography that the shots that most convey a sense of movement—the ones that seem to freeze a split second in time …

Landscape Photography

5 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Shooting Portraits

Portrait photography is one of the most popular varieties of photography in part because it allows the photographer to be diverse, creative, and tell …

How to Use White Balance in Photography

Every digital camera has a White Balance or Automatic White Balance (AWB) setting in the camera menu. But how many of us actually use it or even know …

Light Bulbs

Photo basics: creative exposure techniques

Steven from the Australian Centre for Photography walks us through using the light meter and the exposure triangle together to achieve creative …