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Giant Iceberg That Broke Free From Antarctica Has Begun Drifting

After breaking free from Antarctica this summer, a giant iceberg roughly the size of Delaware is moving on to open waters.<p>New satellite images from TerraSAR-X show the iceberg known as A68 has begun to drift away from the Larsen C ice shelf and is being driven by currents, potentially toward the …

15 Fascinating Photos of Monkeys Deep in Thought

So far, we've taken a look at some incredibly expressive owls as well as some personality-filled frogs. In our search to compile the most fascinating wildlife photography, how could we not post about monkeys? The highly intelligent animals are the main subject for many photographers because they're …

Monkeys

What Camera Filters Do You REALLY Need?

In the days of film, filters were often regarded as essential tools for the photographer. These days, the likes of Photoshop and the use of third …

Mastering Shadows in Indoor Portrait Photography

In a studio portrait session, it is sometimes difficult to position lights in order to achieve the photographer’s desired effect. When harsh shadows …

Umbrella Lighting 101 in Photography

When most people hear the word umbrella, they think <i>rain</i>. When photographers hear the word umbrella, they think <i>72-inch shoot-through parabolic bounce</i> …

Photography

How to Clean Up Your Old Cameras

Treasures are often buried under dirt. Well, that’s usually the case, anyway.<p>Treasures for photographers may mean finding a working copy of their …

How to Change a Camera Lens Quickly

How fast can you change a camera lens? In this short demonstration, Jasmine Star, an international wedding photographer, shows how she swaps out …

3 of My Favorite Photography Books

We are all familiar with the old refrain, “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. Those who can’t teach, teach gym.” I’m still not sure about …

Digital Photography

Professional Canon landscape photographer Mark Bauer shares with us his top tips on how to shoot misty landscape shots… http://tinyurl.com/pko8cl2

7 Mistakes Every Photographer Makes

We’ve all been there, when you make that one mistake. The mistake your obnoxious friend warned you about a hundred times. The mistake they’ll never …

Understanding Exposure: An Introduction to Photography

Mastering photography is like playing a musical instrument. Anyone can make noise on a piano, but to really make music, it is important to read …

Shutter Speed

An Introduction to Buying Used Lenses

Let’s face it– photography is an expensive hobby and an even more expensive profession. Camera bodies, speedlights, reflectors, memory cards, …

Photography

Exposing to the Right on Your EOS Camera

Over the years that I’ve worked as a photography writer I’ve noticed that people keep asking the same questions about exposure on their EOS cameras. …

Dear Model: Posing Tips for How to Look Your Best in Photographs

Dear (new’ish) Model,<p>My name is Other Model. I have spent the last couple of years finding out a few things that I wish I’d known from the start. …

7 Tips for Photographing Strangers

Approaching strangers to make their photographs is something I’m often asked about. There is a lot of curiosity about how to ask someone you don’t …

An Introduction to Photoshop Compositing for Beginners

by Sarah Hipwell What is compositing? Simply, it means to combine two or more images to make a single picture. As a photographer, I’m constantly …

Lens Comparison: Canon 35mm f2 IS vs Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG vs Canon 35mm f1.4 L

The new Canon 35mm f2 IS came in for review recently and as a lover of the 35mm focal length, I wanted to see just how far Canon has come in their …

A Powerful Display of Rare White Tigers at Feeding Time

I would NOT want to be in the way of these Bengal white tigers when they are hungry! Australia-based photographer Birte Person wasn't quite as afraid. With the safety of distance, she was brave enough to capture these stunning shots of the rare animals during feeding time at the Singapore Zoo.<p>The …

Animals

Canon Speedlite Flashes Are Named After Their Guide Numbers

This is probably a “duh” fact for many of you, but one that some of you have perhaps never heard or realized before: Did you know that the flashes in …

25 Cute Hamster Pictures

Hamsters are famous for running endlessly on small wheels, but their actual lives are usually more adventurous than that. They make miniature …

Informative Tutorial on the Types of Light Meters and How to Properly Use Them

Mark Vargo is a big time cinematographer who has worked on too many well-known movies to list. He’s credited as a second unit director of photography …

How to Photograph Smoke

At some point in your life, you’ve probably seen an amazing photograph featuring smoke. The smoke might be flawlessly lit against a solid background …

Landscape Photography

A Photographer’s Guide to Freelensing, The Poor Man’s Tilt-Shift Lens

Freelensing is a relatively inexpensive way of getting the similarly unique effect of an expensive tilt-shift lens, where the focus plane is thrown …

Depth of Field Explained

Over my nearly twenty years of teaching university photography classes, I’ve come to discover that one area that students often have the hardest time …

Landscape Photography

Learn to Read Your Camera Lens

Pretty Presets and Mom & Camera have put together another simple tip sheet about understanding camera lenses so you can get the most out of …

The “World’s Smallest Movie”, Created in Stop-Motion Using Individual Atoms

Back in 2010, Nokia created “the world’s smallest stop-motion video” using its new N8 smartphone and a tiny 9mm-tall figure of a girl. If you think …

Rechip Old Sigma Lens So That It Plays Nicely with Your New Canon DSLR

Older Sigma lenses that were designed for Canon EOS film cameras often don’t work correctly when mounted onto a new EOS digital SLR, even though the …

How to Make a Cheap DIY Flash Diffuser for Macro Photography

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how you can make a pretty nice flash diffuser for your macro setup for just a little time and a little money.<p>This …