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Tanya’s Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid as a New Photographer, Part 1

<i>Welcome to Time Out with Tanya, where I’ve put my fast paced graphic design career on hold in favor of adventures in motherhood. I’m capturing every</i> …

Adding a Light to Gain Control of Exposure

As a photographer, you know that to create a striking portrait, you must properly expose your subject. But what about the background? Though the …

How to Take Amazing Sunset Photos

It seems like everybody loves looking at beautiful sunsets, which is probably why sunset photography is such a competitive niche. Let’s look at some …

How to Choose the Right Focus Mode On Your Camera

With any DSLR, it takes time to get to grips with everything your camera can do. Often, the manual gets looked at initially, then only referred to …

Cameras

How (and Why) to Use Back Button Auto-Focus

Most photographers auto-focus the traditional way: press the shutter down halfway, then compose your shot and pray your subject doesn’t move around. …

How to Make a DIY Reflector Board

For the do-it-yourselfers out there, Tyson Waggener has created a video tutorial to outline the process of making your own 4-in-1 light reflector–for …

Types of Lenses and How They Are Used

Lenses are one of the most important considerations in photography. The lens you choose for each shot can dramatically change your results; its best …

10 Tips to Improve Your Photography & Camera Skills

I am always looking for a way to convey a message in my photography. That often means finding a bizarre angle, a lower vantage point, or simply …

Landscape Photography

Pose Couples and Groups Like a Professional Wedding Photographer

Too many wedding photographers fall into the same routine pitfalls: standing large groups in a uniform line, not bringing enough softboxes to cover …

Weddings

Developing Your Eye for Photography

Although there is much pleasure to be derived from taking a technically excellent photograph, there is a strong argument that a truly great shot …

Photography

Tips for Using ISO Settings in Photography

When you as a photographer—amateur or professional, analog or digital–practice your craft or hobby, you will at one time or another become acquainted …

Shutter Speed