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Actually, I Did Not Switch to Sony; And This is Why

<i>This is a syndicated blog post from Small Camera Big Picture. It and the contents here are being republished with exclusive permission.</i><p>Ugh, yeah I …

Landscape Fundamentals: 10 Tips for Better Landscape Composition

<i>Stop pulling your hair out wondering why your landscape photos aren’t turning out and try these tips!</i><p>Landscape photography is one of the easier …

Why You'd Hire Me Over a "Guy With a Camera" On Instagram

<i>All images by Xavier De Buendia. Used with permission.</i><p>I’m a professional food photographer…let me stop right there. What do you think a professional …

Street Photography

Something Tactile: Why Photographers Should Create Zines

<i>For more, check out James’ Instagram.</i><p>Fact: digital marketing isn’t always the most effective method of marketing your photography. That’s why …

Street Photography

5 Pretty Awesome 50mm Lenses(ish) Under $600 You're Gonna Love

<i>Say no more if all you want are 50mm lenses that aren’t going to make your wallet hurt</i><p>The world of 50mm lenses can be a very pricey one, and on the …

Camera Bag Review: Peak Design Everyday Backpack 30L

<b>The Peak Design Everyday Backpack meets the needs of professional photographers in a minimalist package</b><p>Like most photographers, I’m always looking …

Xavier Portela Paints Famous Cities with Hypnotic Neon "Glow"

<i>All images by Xavier Portela. Used with Creative Commons permission.</i><p>Think your night photography could use some splashes of color? For today’s …

Why You Might Want to Tour Europe By Train, Not Plane

Last month, Eurostar launched twice-daily direct train service from London to Amsterdam. Taking just three hours and 41 minutes from city-center to …

Trains

35 beautiful cities you must see in your lifetime

Long Nguyen Pushed Himself to Take "Epic" Landscape Photos

<b>Here is a landscape photographer with a passion for creating images that make your jaw drop</b><p>Photographer Long Nguyen is a financial accountant during …

Colorful Travel Photos From Around the World

TravelPhoto Contest<p>Follow rich hues and rainbow-sprinkled travel moments from destinations and cultures around the world.<p>Captions were written and submitted by the photographer.<p>Brilliant blue corridors, golden-dawn balloon rides, jewel green basketball courts: Colors often streak a rainbow of …

Shooting NYC Cityscapes With a Fujifilm GFX 50S Medium Format Camera

A few months ago, Fstoppers released “Photographing The World 3” with Elia Locardi. This 18-hour tutorial covers everything you could want to know …

8 Reasons Why You Should Try Architecture Photography

Architecture photography has much in common with landscape photography.<p>It’s meant to capture the grand essence of some of humanity's most ambitious …

How to Add Depth and Drama to a Landscape Image in Lightroom

Half of creating a landscape image is in the editing process. This is where you shape the photo to match your personal style and to make whatever …

How to Make Your Photos Go Viral

How to make your photos go viral (like a virus):<p>What is ‘going viral’?<p>Think of a virus. It spreads. It usually is spread through organisms, or …

Capture One Pro 10 Review

Introduction<p>Capture One Pro 10 is the latest iteration of the high-end camera maker Phase One’s digital asset management (DAM), raw converter and …

10 Common Composition Mistakes in Photography

Are you making any of these common composition mistakes?1. Subject Is in the Center of the FrameSometimes a central subject works, but normally it’s …

Landscape Photography

How to Get Great Flower Photographs with a Telephoto Lens

Summer flowers, winter flowers, fall berries and the foliage in between bring endless photographic opportunities. With flowers, we are quick to pull …

The Golden Ratio vs. The Rule of Thirds: Which is Best?

Two terms, one more frequently heard that the other, are the <b>golden ratio</b> and the <b>rule of thirds</b>. But is one really better than the other? In this …

Resizing a Photo with Content-Aware Scaling [UP20]

<i>Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level</i> …

Tutorials

These Are The Things That You Should Say in Your Photographer’s Biography

A few weeks back we took a slightly tongue in cheek look at some of the things that you should not put in your photographer’s biography. Today we …

22 European cities you'd never thought to visit (but really should)

Do not try at home! Crazy pictures by 'urban explorers' - CBBC Newsround

The photographers have a real eye for finding a different angle for their photographs, but they've also been criticised for going into dangerous places and not using the right safety equipment.<p>This is Kirill Vselensky popping his head out of a huge clock face in Minsk in Belarus.<p>Some of the …

Urban Exploration

16 Quick & Easy Tips To Keep You Shooting In Spite Of Bad Weather

Bad weather has the potential to make great photos–you just have to be willing to brave the elements to get the shot. And knowing a thing or two …

On Going The Extra Mile

I was reading this post by Ken Kaminesky yesterday and it reminded me of how often we must do extra work to get that special picture, even when we’re …

When to Use Graduated ND Filters

One of the trickiest aspects of natural light photography is balancing highlights and shadows. Waiting for the clouds to cooperate is difficult, and …

Landscape Photography

Photographing Cruise Ships From Above with a Drone

My name is Edin Chavez, and I’m a photographer based in Miami, Florida. In my city, I often see giant cruise ships arriving and leaving the port. …

Yokohama city skyline over the Mt Fuji at sunset time

Before the fall: life on both sides of the Berlin wall – in pictures

Rudi Meisel was one of the very few West German photographers to cross the Berlin Wall into East Germany. Despite the best efforts of censors, he captured authentic street life in the GDR. A new exhibition reveals that East and West Germans weren’t so different after all

How to Properly Clean Your Lenses, Filters, Mirror and Sensor

If you're like me, the thought of touching, let alone fully cleaning your precious glass or even worse, your sensor, strikes fear into your heart. …