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How to Use Leading Lines in Portraits

Leading lines in photography are some of the best ways to naturally tell the viewer where to look–besides using depth of field, rule of thirds and …

Portrait Photography

Keeping it Honest.: An Interview About a Film Photo Quarterly

It isn’t often that you hear about a new photography magazine starting up. It’s much rarer than that to hear about a new photography magazine …


Five Portrait Lenses That Complement Skin Well

Model: Erica Lourde

Portrait lenses are an interesting topic due to the balance that’s needed with them. They need to be sharp, but if they’re too …


An Ode to the 35mm and 85mm Focal Lengths

Dear photography mentors,

I hate the 50mm focal length.

No really; I really, really hate it.

The lens is a Jack of all trades but master of none–and it …


Sunday Reader Question: Does the World Still Need DSLRs?

Lots of sites and folks have talked about the death of DSLRs, and to be honest it probably isn’t too far away until we as photographers experience a …


Shooting Better Food Images With One Light

Food photography isn’t tough to do, but good quality food photography can be incredibly tough. It’s all about timing, composition, colors and …

Shutter Speed

Review: Langly Alpha Pro Backpack Camera Bag

“Hold up guys, I need to change my lenses.”

Rewind to 2007 when I was still in college and my photojournalism teacher and mentor taught me to never be …


Photographing Strangers With a Pentax 67

All images by Drew English. Used with permission.

I’m not afraid of people. I’m not afraid of talking to total strangers. But for years I have had an …


Infographic: The Key Areas of a Seated Portrait Subject

We’ve taught you a bit about shooting portrait subjects from the halfway point, but one of the biggest challenges is shooting a seated portrait …


20 Affordable Mother's Day Gifts for the Photographer Mom

With Mother’s Day not too far away, the mothers that are permanently attached to their cameras may enjoy something a bit more special this Mother’s …


The Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) Can Shoot HD Video

Today, Leica is announcing a brand new Monochrom camera in the form of the Typ 246. Like the Monochrom before it, this camera captures black and …


Cheap Photo: Discounts on Gifts for Mother's Day

Today’s Cheap Photo has us finding Mother’s Day deals on cameras, lenses and more. Most links in this post going to B&H Photo can have the promo code …


Here's How to Get Your Work Seen by Potential Clients

Screenshot taken from the video

National Geographic Creative Director Andy Baker has answers to one of the most burning questions most photographers …

Wedding Photography

The New Lomography Minitar LC-A 1 Art is a 32mm f2.8 Lens

It’s been a minute since we’ve seen a new big Lomography announcement, but today they’re unveiling their new 32mm f2.8 pancake lens with the Leica M …


Photography for Beginners: A day in the Life of a Wedding Photographer on Shoot Day!

Groom Coverage (45 mins – 1 hour)

It’s time to put my game face on and nail the groom coverage. The second I walk in the door, I’m smiling, I …


10 Inspirational Photographers That You Should Be Following

Image by Marius Vieth

All images by the respective photographers. Used with permission in our original interviews with them.

One of the truest facts of …

Fashion Photography

Darren Hamlin: A Guide to Shooting the Northern Lights

All images by Darren Hamlin. Used with permission.

Photographer Darren Hamlin is based in Sweden and first got into photography after the birth of his …


Photographer Nigel Barker Talks About His Favorite Camera

As new school as a photographer Nigel Barker seems in his photography, it’s still evident that he loves film. Nigel’s favorite camera is the old …


Our Top 10 Mobile Photography Apps

You might get an eye roll in some circles if you say you shoot with your phone. Some might say that phones aren’t real cameras, but the truth is that …

Mobile Photography

How to Get More Details in Your Landscape Images

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The idea of zones and how they should be exposed when shooting landscape images isn’t at all new. But …

Nature Photography

Brooks Sterling: Photographing Surfers with Film

All images by Brooks Sterling. Used with permission.

Photographer Brooks Sterling is based on southern California and specializes in lifestyle work. …


Cheap Photo: $625 off this Canon 5D Mk III Bundle

Today in Cheap Photo, we’ve found a new deal on the Canon 5D Mk II with up to $625 in savings at $3,289. But there are also still Sony A7 discounts, …


The Science Behind Canon 4K Video Lenses

The idea of 4K video lenses sounds a bit crazy, doesn’t it? With modern lens design being so incredibly good and able to resolve loads and loads of …


Shutterstock Determines What Types of Food Images Sell

What food image are you most likely to purchase if you were a restaurateur or had to market food in some way or another? Shutterstock recently tried …


Image Samples: Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport Lens

Model: Asta Paredes

We’ve added more sample photos to our Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport Lens first impressions post. So far though, we tested …

Sports Photography

Inside a Darkroom in Istanbul

If you ask most photographers in Istanbul about where you can find a good darkroom, they’ll tell you to talk to Taylan Bağcı. He’s got a darkroom on …


Matthew Hall on Getting Sick of Taking Critically Sharp Images

All images by Matthew Hall. Used with permission.

Photographer Matthew Hall was an English teacher for 13 years before closing up shop and starting to …


High Key vs Low Key Lighting: What's the Difference?

Low Key Lighting, notice the shadows

What is High Key and Low Key lighting? The folks over at Adorama TV try to explain it to you in under three …

Mark Roberts: Finding Inspiration in Landscape Photography

All images by Mark Roberts. Used with permission.

Photographer Mark Roberts is an English photographer based in Lapland–more precisely right on the …