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Basic Portrait Processing in Lightroom

Over the past few years I have learned a great deal about doing portraits, especially of young kids. I think it’s because I get so much enjoyment out …

Lightroom

A Simple Video Tutorial on Creating a Hyperlapse with Your DSLR

If you’ve been itching to try your hand at shooting a hyperlapse video, the short and sweet video tutorial above may be a nice place to start your …

Moment's new case gives your phone a real shutter button

Moment founder Marc Barros says it took the company roughly five months to develop the case and it was the most challenging design project the small company has undertaken so far. Barros' goal was to make a case that would be slim enough that people would keep it on their phones at all times, not …

This year’s Christmas stocking essential, how the ‘selfie stick’ is set to storm Britain

There was a time when most of us didn’t see our Christmas “happy family” photographs until the summer, having finally finished the film and taken it to be developed at Boots. No longer. The selfie stick which allows photographers to extend their camera phone to a metre in length for group shots, …

How to Take Better Photos of Christmas Lights

Here is an article describing how you can get better photos of Christmas lights. I’ve focused on the tree, but these concepts will work for most any …

Shutter Speed

7 Tips for Choosing Your Best Photos Fast

One of the most time-consuming and difficult things in photography is going through all the unedited images you took and choosing your best photos, …

Photography

The What, Where, Why, and How Guide to Polarizing Filters

One of the many reasons people become attracted to photography is the capability of capturing the world around us in wondrous ways. While choosing …

Sony Alpha A6000 - mid range mirrorless with great action capabilities!

Sony's Alpha A6000 is a new mid-range mirrorless camera which replaces the NEX-6. It keeps the same body shape, featuring a built-in flash, hotshoe / …

Cameras

5 Tips for Dynamic Family Portraits

Shooting whole families can be a hassle: the kids are bored, the babies crying, the parents anxious, the grandparents falling asleep. Well, Michelle …

Parenting

Adjusting White Balance in Lightroom

10 Ways Photography Makes You a Better Parent

Digital Photography

How to Use Auto Exposure Modes Creatively

To be a real photographer you can only shoot in manual modes. It is of course a daft statement, a good photographer will use whatever modes he can …

6 "Hidden" Camera Features You Will Be Glad You Discovered

How well do you know your camera? Do you know everything that it’s capable of? It’s certainly possible you know your camera like the back of your …

Product reviews

Latest Reviews<p>Nokia 5.1, 3.1, 2.1 phones cost under 200 euros apiecePsst, one of them has an enormous, two-day battery. by Perla Shaheen 6 hours …

When To Use Tone Mapping

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …

Better Landscape Photography Tips and Video Tutorials

The Fstoppers Guide to Traveling Light (Without Sacrifices)

One week from today I’ll be on the other side of the world, shooting a personal project that’s been years in the making. On the one hand, I have to …

Backpacking

How to Effectively Combine Aperture and Shutter Speed

It’s probably safe to say that nearly everyone reading this has not only heard of the famed exposure triangle, but has also dedicated a decent amount …

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 …

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Neutral Density Filters

Many new photographers unwittingly fall into the accessory overload trap; you’re excited about your new camera and all the creative possibilities it …

Automatic Album Maker Moment.me Launches A New Service For Mobile Event Websites

Apps that help users make sense of their ever-growing photo collections through automatic organization and curation would seem to make sense, and offer a service people need. But over the past year or so, we’ve seen these types of startups fail, pivot or simply stagnate. Everpix is no more, for …

5 Tips For Creating Stunning Cityscapes

Cityscapes have a uniquely vibrant feel to them which is unlike any other form of photography. If shot correctly, they can captivate an audience. …

Get Organized with Folders in Lightroom

<i>Editors Note: We’re pleased to host this guest post from Matt Kloskowski.</i><p>This video is all about <b>folders</b>. Its probably one of the most-asked-about …

How to Watermark Images in Lightroom 5

The main benefit to working in Adobe Lightroom 5 is the control it gives photographers to batch edit images. This is especially useful when …

The 8 Best Mirrorless Cameras for Professional Photographers (2015)

<i>Note: this article was first written in 2013 but has been updated following the latest camera releases and the personal experience we’ve had with</i> …

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS review: Great camera made better by a price drop - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS</b> features a great f1.8-2.5 lens, excellent photo quality and shooting options, and a well-designed body that's solidly constructed.<p><b>The Bad</b> Its high ISO images are noisy. With no built-in Wi-Fi, getting wireless features will cost you extra. Battery charges in …

Shoot Pro Quality Videos (Without a Hollywood Budget)

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Whether the Oscars inspired you to shoot like <i>the greats</i>, or displeased you to the point of <i>“I could do better,”</i> NOW …