Todd Carpenter

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MacTrast Deals: Adobe Digital Photography Training Bundle

- May 5, 2016<p>The Adobe Digital Photography Training Bundle offers anyone the chance to master the photography and graphic arts apps used by …

4 Rules Of Photography To Keep (And One To Break)

Hunter McRae is an award-winning photographer based in Charleston, South Carolina. In her spare time, she writes for eBay.com about all things …

Landscape Photography

Improving Your Photography Skills, There is No Magic Tutorial

I know we all wish there was that one magic tutorial which would take our photography to the next level. And we also get frustrated when we try a …

Three Reasons Why 135mm is the Perfect Portrait Focal Length

<i>“Hey guys, this is Justin, Chris’s Kickstarter campaign manager. I wanted to write and say that if the Phoblographer has ever helped you with your</i> …

Magic

4 Easy Steps To Create the Orton Effect With Photoshop

<i>Ignacio Palacios is best known internationally for his travel and landscape work. He has been continuously traveling around the world since 1998 but</i> …

Tutorials

5 Must-Have Items Every New Portrait Photographer Should Buy

When you first get started in photography you will probably be on a budget, eye-balling the latest gadgets and gizmos, debating whether to spend your …

Ten Must See Photography Documentaries and Their Trailers

If I ever find myself wallowing in a creative rut, I have a few surefire ways out of that hole. My most effective method, although probably not the …

Street Photography

How To Focus Attention With A Refined Vignette Effect

<i>Practical Photography is the world’s best magazine for photographers who want to improve their camera skills. Whether you’re an absolute beginner,</i> …

Tutorials

Organization is key - 6 tools to keep your workflow in check

Benjamin Franklin once said “For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.”<p>And no truer words have been spoken, well apart from “its finger …

Social Media

Five Tips to Help You Slow Down and Improve Your Photography

Slowing down while taking pictures is not always an easy thing. For those of us that learned with digital, the idea of shooting only a limited number …

Mobile Devices

Improve your portrait photography: Lighting with bounce flash

Improve your portrait photography: Lighting with bounce flashFor a straight-forward but effective portrait like this, there are just a few things …

Top 20 Fine Art Images on 500px So Far This Year

At the end of every year we do a “Best of *inset year here*” series, in which we count down the top 10 most popular photos in every single category. …

U.S. Special Forces take the fight to ISIS in Libya

<b>Misrata, Libya (CNN) —</b> It is a tiny, remote aircraft hangar, carved in the Sicilian rock decades ago, but now home to a new and vital front for the United States against ISIS.<p>U.S. Special Forces and surveillance flights are operating on the ground and over Libya as the West moves to boost security …

Special Forces

Modern Homes That Used To Be Rustic Old Barns

Old barns had and continue to have great influence on the design of a lot of modern homes. Whether we’re talking about barns converted into modern …

Architecture

What Makes a Great Photograph?

I’m sure this article will be controversial. I mean, after all, how do you objectively characterize what makes a good photograph? It’s not like …

Landscape Photography

Tips for Taking Portrait Photos of a Friend

Perhaps you can no longer count on your two hands the number of times you have been asked to take a friend or relative’s portrait…gratis. Maybe you …

Camera Settings for a Sunset Photo

<b>Focal length:</b> When you’re photographing a compelling landscape at sunset, choose a wide-angle focal length between 24mm and 35mm. The sun will be …

Landscape Photography

Using Depth of Field for Effective Communication

Recently, I photographed an engagement session that made me work a little outside of my comfort zone. If you’ve ever taken a look at my work, you’ll …

Top 10 Tips to Become a More Accomplished Photographer

One of my friends was asking me about my photography and how I got started, so I decided to write a top 10 list of things to help you become a more …

Nikkor 35mm f1.8G ED review - affordable full-frame prime lens!

The Nikkor 35mm f1.8G ED fills the last gap in Nikon's 35mm line-up: a lens designed for full-frame DSLRs, but pitched at a more affordable …

Cameras

Bringing out the Big Glass - The Pros and Cons of Professional Lenses

Ever looked at the photographers at a major sports event? Most commonly you will see a barrage of massive lenses, often 300-600mm in focal length and …

DX or FX for Sports and Wildlife Photography

It seems like the debate of DX vs FX for wildlife and sports photography is a never ending one. DX shooters argue that they get more reach, stating …

Cameras

The Best Cameras For Street Photography

I know what you’re thinking… this is just what the internet needed, another “the best of” list. I agree, these lists are typically very subjective. I …

Image Types: JPEG & TIFF File Formats

IMAGE TYPES: JPEG & TIFF FILES<p>Knowing which image type to use ensures you can make the most of your digital photographs. Some image types are best …

8 Photo Communities That Every Photographer Should Be On

Showcasing your images on the web should first and foremost start with your own dedicated photography website. But it should go well beyond that or …

9 retro-style Photoshop plug-ins impart a vintage film look to your photos

Do you remember shooting with film? Most people who handled a camera before around 1998 will recall having to choose from a huge variety of black & white or color films.<p>Back then, you had to have a fairly discerning vision about your final pictures because films and slides had distinctive …

Tutorials