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Ingenious Lens Hood Lets You Photograph Through Glass Without Reflections

How many times have you tried to take a picture through a pane of glass, only to have it ruined by reflections and glare? Josh Smith experienced these difficulties while on a trip to Japan in 2015 and decided to do something about it. His invention, the Ultimate Lens Hood (ULH) is an expandable …

Cameras

Five Gorillapod Hacks for Filmmakers

Filmmaking and photography are often about being as resourceful as one can and using creative problem-solving to get whatever shot you're interested …

Help Me, Tom's Guide: How to Fix a Corrupted Memory Card

One of Android's notable advantages over iOS is that phones running Google's mobile operating system typically offer expandable storage via a microSD …

A Very Cool Visualization of How the Solar Eclipse Trended Across America

You might have heard that there was recently a solar eclipse across the United States. The event captivated much of the country, and this very neat …

3 Pro Tips for Shooting Great Landscape Photographs Under Drab Gray Skies (VIDEO)

Serious landscape photographers are known for chasing great light. But what happens when you travel to a beautiful location and there’s simply no …

13 Real Estate Photography Tips and Mistakes

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.In my journey to learn and master …

Real Estate

Meditating Regularly Will Seriously Help Your Auditions. Here’s Why

Presence in an audition isn’t something you can force or create. It’s a physical and emotional state that occurs only when the actor is living …

A Stanford researcher is pioneering a dramatic shift in how we treat depression — and you can try her new tool right now

We do know, however, that talking seems to help — especially under the guidance of a licensed mental health professional. But therapy is expensive, inconvenient, and often hard to approach. A recent estimate suggests that of the roughly one in five Americans who have a mental illness, close to …

Depression

Simplifying posing for beginners: How to build/tweak poses

How to Shoot Sunset Silhouettes in a Water Drop… Without Leaving Home

Photographer Mithun M Das captured this creative and romantic photo of a kissing couple’s silhouette in a drop of water hanging off the end of a …

This Couple Travels the World Using the 6-Figure Salary They Make Only Off Instagram

"We won't do a post for less than $3,000."<p>Jack Morris, 26, and Lauren “Gypsea Lust” Bullen, 24, are doing the whole living their best lives and documenting their insane travels on Instagram for the past year. They’re able to do it because they only post pictures when paid thousands of dollars to do …

Photographers Claim Instagram is ‘Shadow Banning’ Their Accounts

Over the past few weeks, the <i>PetaPixel</i> tip line has been flooded by reports of Instagram ‘shadow banning’ accounts. This practice, ostensibly limited …

How to Use the Inverse Square Law in Photography

If you need a one line explanation of the inverse square, here it is: “It’s basically light fall off.” That’s really all there is to know. But that’s …

Photography Tips

This is why we should find inspiration beyond photography

Where do you get your inspiration? Do you feel like you’ve hit the wall with your photography from time to time?<p>There’s no doubt that photography is …

Awe-inspiring lightning storms – in pictures

Veteran storm chasers based in Darwin, in Australia’s Northern Territory, share their best images of wild weather

Unlock the Hidden Power of Lightroom with These Quick Tips from Anthony Morganti (VIDEO)

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful and widely used tool, but like other comprehensive editing applications it has some hidden features that are unfamiliar …

Tutorials

Women in Photography: 34 Voices From Around the World

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11 Tips to Master Autofocus and Increase Your Hit Rate

I’m a firm believer that photography is a game of inches. So today I’ll share with you what I’ve learned about mastering autofocus shooting in a …

Check Out This Cool Gif Showing How Lens Focal Length Changes People's Faces in Portraits

The below gif is one of the cooler things we've seen on Reddit lately. It gives you a visual demonstration of how changing the focal length of your …

How to create the ultimate fake sun with a strobe (with lighting diagrams)

Nikon d800 1/200s – f2.8 – ISO 100 – 50mm<p>Some shots need a sun. Sadly the sun is not at the optimal angle at all locations. Heck, if you are indoors …

Nikon D800

13 Movers and Shakers Taking the Photography Industry by Storm

For those of us that love photography, it’s always fun seeing new products and services emerge that renew our passion for taking photos.To think that …

Landscape Photography

Jvdas Berra Showcases Birds of Prey in These Beautiful Fashion Photographs

<i>All images by Jvdas Berra. Used with a Creative Commons License.</i><p>Everyone on Instagram thinks themselves to be the next biggest fashion photographer; …

Birds

4 Types of Light You Should Know as a Photographer

More often than not, composing an image can be much like solving a puzzle. Although many photographers are filled to the brim with creativity, their …

If You Do This 1 Thing, Your Life Is Guaranteed to Be Changed in 2017

Meditation, if done properly, will change your personal and professional life for the better.<p>If you haven't incorporated meditation into your routine yet, you're not alone. Maybe you've always heard about it but aren't sure where to start. Maybe you've tried it out but felt like you weren't getting …

The Art of Calligraphy and How it Compares to Lettering with David Grimes

Calligraphy is usually the first step in my lettering process. I use brush pens to sketch out my composition and tracing paper to further develop my …

10 Ways to Become a Better Landscape Photographer in the Next Year

As each new year approaches, people usually start thinking about what they can do better or improve in the new year. As a professional landscape …

Dolphins recorded having a conversation 'just like two people' for first time

Two dolphins have been recorded having a conversation for the first time after scientists developed an underwater microphone which could distinguish the animals' different "voices".<p>Researchers have known for decades that the mammals had an advanced form of communication, using distinctive clicks …

10 Psychological Tricks That Can Make Your Life Much Easier

If you feel like you’re the awkward person at social events or you struggle to enter into conversations because you’re shy, it can impact your social …

What Instagram Would Look Like If It Ran on Windows 95

Le créatif russe Misha Petrick a voulu nous plonger dans la nostalgie numérique des années 90 avec une série intitulée <i>Instagram for Win95</i> qui …

Instagram