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By Chris Wright | Tips and tricks for Photography and Video

A Beginner’s Guide to Using Lens Flare Creatively in Photos

Lens flare can either be an annoyance or an interesting creative tool. In this 6-minute video, Jay P. Morgan of Slanted Lens demonstrates how to …

Photography

An Introduction to Shooting and Processing Infrared Photographs

If you've never shot in infrared before, it can be a fun way to look at the world in a different way. This helpful video will show you the different …

Photography

How to Use the Auto Mask Feature in Lightroom to Target Your Edits

Did you know that Lightroom has powerful smart masking features that can help you target your adjustments to specific parts of your photo? The …

Tutorials

Conceptual photographer takes us behind the scenes on the moon's ever changing cycle

Swedish Photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson goes all out for his creations. They take so much work that, according to his website, Johansson …

Create Quick and Easy Backups While on the Go or Tethering

Backing up files is always easiest at home or at the office, but it's when we're on the go that data is the most vulnerable. Whether it's image or …

Flash Drives

Cortex Camera App Review | One Of The Best Photography Apps, Period

I suspect in two years time the gap between the performance of phone cameras and all but the top 1% of dedicated point-and-shoots will be diminished …

iPhoneography

Electronic shutter, rolling shutter and flash: what you need to know

<i>Click!</i> goes the camera and in that fraction of a second the shutter races to end the exposure. But, although it's quick, that process isn't …

Cameras

5 Tips for Taking Better Photos in a Museum

Our photo editors share their advice, and favorite photos from museums around the world.<p>Lines of Instagram-crazed art lovers circled the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden this spring for the hottest ticket in Washington D.C. Toting cameras and phones, the record-breaking 160,000 …

Museums

Photoshop Tutorial: Create Stunning Seascapes by Merging Multiple Photos into One Killer Shot

Greg Benz is an accomplished landscape photographer with some serious post-processing skills, and in this Photoshop tutorial he reveals how to create …

Photography

Advanced Photo Manipulation Techniques: Adding Cracks and Smoke

This is part four of our seven-part video series on Advanced Photo Manipulation Techniques.<p>If you haven't already, make sure to check out Part Three …

Adobe

A Powerful Way to Change Background in Photoshop by Using Blend Modes

DJI Drone Cinematic Shooting Tips - DJI Buying Guides

Tips & Tutorials<p>DJI drones enable casual users to take beautiful shots in their everyday life or on vacation. However, skilled professionals who use …

Drones

Time-Lapse Photography – Turn Photos into Hyper-Fast Video

Tips & Tutorials<p>Time-Lapse Photography – Turn Photos into Hyper-Fast Video<p>Perhaps the most iconic shot employed by the modern vlogger is the …

Videography

5 Tips for Photographing the Northern Lights

I'm assuming that if you're reading an article about photographing the Northern Lights that you have some knowledge of what they are.But if you're …

Northern Lights

Hunting Industrial Scenes By Edward Burtynsky

Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky creates astonishing landscapes that explore how nature is being transformed through industry.<p>“I set course to …

Photography

Mandy Disher: Experimenting with light pads for photography

<b>A few years ago Mandy Disher embarked on a series of experiments using flowers and high-key lighting from an LED light pad, with stunning results.</b> …

Tutorials

How to photograph wine bottles with speedlights and a kit lens

If you’re looking to get into product photography, one of the things you’ll probably need to learn how to shoot is a bottle. Whether you’re …

Wine

Exif is a clever tool that stops people from stealing your photos

(No, not that EXIF)<p>Image piracy has always been a major problem on the web. But a smart new tool called Exif — no, not <i>that</i> EXIF, which stands for Exchangeable Image File and refers to the data that gets embedded into an image — aims to solve it by borrowing the sharing behavior popularized by video …

copyright

Take Better Photos by Breaking the World Down Into Elements

Today I want to share a super-simple idea that, if you can grasp it and put it into practice, I guarantee will really help your photography.<p>Break the …

Landscape Photography

3 Photography Gadgets to Take Your Photography From Basic to Boss

I think I speak for all of us when I say I'm always looking for new things to learn and new gadgets to acquire that help me take more impactful …

Photography

DJI Ronin 2 takes the camera gimbal to a new level

The original DJI Ronin was a bit of a game changer in the filmmaking scene, offering Steadicam-like camera stabilization without a six-figure price …

DSLR Cameras

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Our very own drone enthusiast Charles Miller discovers that there's plenty to think about when filming with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones as they are better known. In this podcast, Charles is joined by experienced drone pilot Mya Padget and BBC series producer Graham Cooper who uses …

Drones

Meet the 100-Megapixel Medium Format Drone

It’s no secret that DJI and Hasselblad have been hard at work integrating the former’s drones with the later’s medium format cameras. At WPPI earlier …

Drones

Shooting Landscape Photography in Fog

I personally love fog; I think it adds a beautiful otherworldly element to images. This great video walks you through the process of working in fog …

Landscape Photography

Behind the Scenes: Commercial Coffee Photo Shoot

Photographer Bill Cahill has primarily dedicated his career to photographing a single subject: all things liquid. While this may seem like an awfully …

behind the scenes

Flash Photography for Beginners: Intro to Off-Camera Flash

Last week, I posted an article about how to create amazing portraits with on-camera flash. My hope was to help anyone who was on the fence about …

Portrait Photography

How To Ruin A Sunset Shot (And Save It In Lightroom)

I admit it…I’m not perfect. Sometimes the simplest things can come back and bite you. A few months ago, I made the trek up to Crescent City, …

Tutorials

Quick Tip: How to Balance Strobe and Sun for Dramatic Mid-Day Portraits

The best time to shoot portraits (or almost anything) is golden hour, but it’s not the <i>only</i> time. Grab an ND filter, a strobe, and this tutorial by …

Portrait Photography

Want to Edit Video? Check out Avid's New Free Software

Avid’s Media Composer is, despite all odds, the industry standard for video editing. So if it’s good enough for Star Wars, it’s good enough for you. …

Software