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7 Tips for Helping Women Love having their Photo Taken by You

When I look at a picture of myself, I can point out a million things I hate: my hair is always flat, I hate the ptosis in my left eye, I hate the …

Digital Photography

Shadows: Weekly Photography Challenge

Earlier today we published our post – 25 Images with Shadows – which we hope gave you a little inspiration. Now it is your turn. We’d love you to to …

Digital Photography

Using Soft or Hard Light Modifiers for Outdoor Beauty Photography

The sun is great and all, what with it being the primary source of life on this planet, but it can often get in the way of a good photo shoot. There …

Photography

How Light Can Be Used in Photography

Photography cannot exist without light. From the beginning of photography, the only element that had to be present for photography to exist was …

How to Create Wonderful Waterfall Photography

While the northeastern Unites States isn’t a wealth of dramatic vistas ripe for the landscape photographer’s choosing, one thing we do have plenty of …

Landscape Photography

5 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Shooting Portraits

Portrait photography is one of the most popular varieties of photography in part because it allows the photographer to be diverse, creative, and tell …

How to Use White Balance in Photography

Every digital camera has a White Balance or Automatic White Balance (AWB) setting in the camera menu. But how many of us actually use it or even know …

Light Bulbs

Photo basics: creative exposure techniques

Now Playing: Watch this: Photo basics: creative exposure techniques<p>3:03<p><b>Just starting out with photography? Learn the basics of your camera with the</b> …

Matching Sunlight with Lighting Equipment for Outdoor Fashion Photography

When starting out using strobes, you might think that it’s pointless to use them outside during a sunny day. However, there are many situations that …

Shooting an Epic Time Travel Composite Photo on the Cheap

A while ago, we read an article about how gear doesn’t matter on PetaPixel, while at the same time planning a shoot that would involve a Hot Rod. …

Tips for Using Window Light in Portrait Photography

Back in the 80’s and 90’s window lighting was very avant-garde and fashionable. However, then the window was always part of the scene. The subject …

5 Painless Steps for Getting Rid of the Fear of Street Photography Once and for All

“Look at me,” he said. Complying, I turned in the man’s direction. “Look me in the eyes!”… I tried to raise my eyes and look into his, but I …

The Basics of On-Camera Strobes for Photography Lighting

I’m using the term “on-camera” to make a distinction between portable strobes and the type of lights used primarily indoors that require a wall plug …

Cameras

The Right Reflector for Your Photography - Digital Photography School

Of all the portrait lighting tools at our disposal, none are quite as versatile as the the five-in-one reflector.

Photography

How to Use Wide-angle Lenses for Landscape Photography

If there was ever a subject and a lens made for each other, then it is the wide-angle lens and the landscape. Wide-angle lenses are ideal for …

MagMod: A Solid and Simple Flash Modifier System That Uses Magnets, Not Velcro

A professional photographer since 2005, Spencer Boerup quickly learned that modularity and ease of use aren’t very easily found in the world of flash …

Understanding The Basics of SLR Photography

Knowing how to use your SLR is not as awkward as it would seem. Imagine that your camera is a box that lets in light. On top of that box is a …

Shutter Speed

How to Create Reflections in Photoshop

Great reflections can really make an image. The problem is, that like buses, there is never one when you need one. Of course these days it is …

Speedlight Lit Portraits: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week we’re continuing our themed challenges in the Portraits Direction to celebrate the launch of our Portraits: Lighting the Shot eBook by …

Photography

Proven Beginner Tips for Wedding Photography

So, you’ve bought your first DSLR camera. You’ve familiarized yourself with it and are just starting to get comfortable with taking quality shots, …

Rogue Safari Flash Booster Promises 8X More Light from Your Pop-Up Flash

ExpoImaging has just announced a new DSLR attachment for the amateur photographer who wants better flash capability, but doesn’t feel the need to buy …

All About Flash [Book Review]

If there’s one thing that flummoxes many of us, it’s flash. Onboard or off camera. Mark Cleghorn’s book gives away the techniques he’s learned over …

Book Reviews

Using Off-Camera Flash with Mirrorless Cameras

If you’re looking for a great off-camera flash tutorial, look no further. Whether you use a mirrorless camera or not, photographer Joe Brady will …

A Commercial Fine Art Photographer Shares His Story

The road to a career in photography seems to be different for everyone. Some photographers see their endpoint from the beginning, while others seem …

Photography Histogram Explained

Today’s DSLR photo tip, the photo histogram explained, involves using the (gulp) histogram. This is another of those features found on most of the …

6 Tips for Creating Unique and Emotion Filled Wedding Photos

The best wedding photographers know how to create not only beautifully composed images, but also the moments of emotion and connection at the core of …

Weddings

How to Use Lightroom 5

Apart from its popular photo editing features, Lightroom is a valuable organizational tool for photographers. When using Adobe’s Lightroom 5 for the …

New Tech Totally Eliminates Zoom and AF Noise from Video Soundtracks on the Fly

DSLRs and Compact System Cameras are becoming increasingly capable video capture devices in addition to being solid still shooters. But when it comes …

3 Ways to Guarantee Good Exposures

There is no excuse for coming home from a photo shoot to discover that your images are over or under exposed. Your camera’s light meter will guide …