Clare R. Jones-Carbonell

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Life After Dark: Helpful Tips for Street Photography at Night

To the surprise of no one, the topic of light is relatively common here on Light Stalking; search the archives and you can easily find plenty of …

Easily Simulate Infrared Effect in Photoshop in 7 Quick Steps

Some of the most visually striking images in photography are those shot in infrared. There is an ethereal look to infrared images that is distinctive …

DIY Tutorial: A Cheap Way to Motorize Your Slider and Add Motion to Your Time-Lapses

If you’re looking for a comparatively cheap DIY option for adding a variable speed motor to a standard slider (most often used to shoot those cool …

Re

An Introduction to Tethering Your Camera to a Computer

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 …

The Three Rules of Noise Reduction

One of the main problems of any HDR workflow that involves tone-mapping is noise. The most widely used tone-mapping operators are based on local …

Tutorials

How to Use a Christmas Bokeh Overlay in Photoshop

Christmas Bokeh Tutorial<p>This time of year I like to take a Christmas themed photo of my kids just for fun. We got a <i>real</i> tree for the first time this …

Living Rooms

5 Uncommon Snow Photography Tips That Can Transform Your Winter Scenes

Photography Tips

Using Shiny Surfaces & On-Camera Flash for Dramatic Portraits

In this instructional video, renowned portrait photographer Damien Lovegrove shows us how to achieve a striking effect using a reflective background …

10 Things You Need to Know About Masking in Photoshop

Masking is one of the most important techniques or skills to learn in Photoshop. In this tutorial, we will explain 10 things you need to know about …

Graphics

10 Tips for Taking More Interesting Photos

The end of one year and the beginning of another is always a time for reflection, and for many people a time to make New Year’s resolutions about …

Tips for photographing star trails at night

Landscape Photography

Long exposure photography tutorial

Long exposure photography tutorial - short video showing different situations and how to use long exposures for different and stunning effects.

50 Pictures to teach you about decisive moment in bird photography

<b>Bird Photography</b> would be the purest form for any nature photographer. Hence forth, what would a bird photographer or a plain nature lover expect or …

HDR Making-of: Into the Open

This is the Making-of video for ‘<b>Into the Open (HDR)</b>‘. Watch how this image evolves through all the post-processing stages and stop at any position …

12 Cheap Gifts For Photographers (Plus 12 Expensive Ones)

Buying gifts for photographers can be tough, but it doesn't need to be expensive and if you're unsure of what to buy then our list is going to make …

How to Calculate and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Better Landscape Photography

Hyperfocal distance, much like the “Sunny 16 Rule,” is one of those things that has arguably lost some relevance in the age of digital photography; …

9 photography accessories you never knew you needed

We probably don't need to tell you to buy a tripod, but here are a few clever gadgets and accessories you might not have thought about...<p>1. Bluetrack …

Cameras

Star Trail Photography Tips

One of the lessons in the Photography Lab series I teach is a lesson on night photography, specifically shooting the stars. There are two essentials …

10 Unmissable Bird Photography Tutorials

Birds are one of those perennially popular photography subjects that just about everybody has a crack at shooting at some point or other. The only …

12 Unmissable Tutorials on High Key Photography

High key photography is a technique that can produce some stunning images, but it may not be self evident to many people how to get similar results. …

The Best Path to Becoming a Better Photographer: Education, Experience or Both?

Newcomers to photography these days are quite often surprised at how easy it is to take good pictures. This however, is because modern digital …

A Beginner's Guide to Outdoor Portraits

If you're new to portrait photography, starting your work outdoors is an inexpensive and simple way to experiment with your camera. There's no need …

7 Unmissable Tips for Better Flower Photos

People and flowers are two of the most frequently photographed subjects. That’s not a groundbreaking revelation, and it makes sense given that …

Turn Your Smartphone Into a Microscope and Macro Photography Stand for Only $10

If you’ve followed PetaPixel for a little while, you’ll already know that a laser pointer’s focus lens can be put to good DIY use helping you take …

A Quick and Dirty Guide To Depth of Field

<i>Aperture –</i> One of the first things we learn in our studies as photographers is about aperture. Not only does it control the amount light that passes …

Flash-Free Portrait Photography Guide

Learning to shoot portraits proficiently and efficiently with natural light involves knowledge, skills, gear and techniques that all developing …

An Introduction to Blend Modes in Photoshop

This week I had a number of readers email to ask about the topic of ‘blend modes’ in Photoshop. So I thought I’d see what our friends at Phlearn have …