David Whitcomb

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The Best Free Online Photography Courses and Tutorials

Given my interest in lifelong learning and skill-development, I often ask people which new skills they’re looking to learn. The most common response? …

How to Increase Your Skills and Profit with Personal Photography Projects

Be it commercial clients, wedding clients, portrait clients, or boudoir clients, we need to book clients to pay our bills; it’s just a fact. …

How to set up a home photo studio

While you can shoot portraits in almost any location, having your own home photo studio can makes it easier to control the lighting, background and …

This Infographic Will Help You Remember the Ten Must-Have Wedding Shots

Wedding photography gets a bum rap among many photographers, but the thing is, it gets that bum rap because it’s hard! You’re working in a …

How to Master Content Aware Fill

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 …

Are you Ready to be a Wedding Photographer?

Are you Ready to be a Wedding Photographer? - some questions to ask yourself if you've been asked to photograph a wedding. Are you ready?

Photographing A Same-Gender Wedding or Ceremony

Recently there has been several big changes in the way the US handles same-sex marriage. Now, I don’t write about politics, which I think is lucky …

Same-sex Marriage

Video: Educational Tutorial on the History, Physics and Uses of Cinema Lighting

Back in April, we shared the first of cinematographer Mark Vargo‘s informative series of videos on different photographic concepts. The videos are …

5 Reasons Why Zoom Is Better Than Prime

Family Portrait Ideas

Every family needs a portrait, and not everyone wants the same traditional group photo. These days, people are after a more human touch. And many …

Myrtle Beach

4 Ways To Make Money As A Photographer

Wouldn’t it be nice to make money doing something you love – even if it were just enough to cover the costs of that hobby? I’m going to share with …

How to Become a Photographer in the Music Industry

Touring with a famous band, meeting the best musicians in the world, capturing once in a lifetime shots during a mega concert – music photographers …

Music

Quick Tips on How to Build Relationships with Photography Clients

One of the biggest hurdles to starting work as a professional photographer is attracting clients. Miller Mobley, an editorial photographer based in …

10 Tips for Creating Great Family Portraits

With my background being in classic style studio portraiture (aka “boring”), and 25 years experience photographing portraits and weddings, I have a …

Seeing and Street Photography

The next time you are out shooting street photography, try this. Put your camera down at your side and just look around for awhile. Watch things …

Street Photography

6 Must-Have iPhone Apps for Professional Photographers

If you’re looking for a roundup of the best apps for filters/composite images/HDR/etc., then you’ve come to the wrong post. These are the iPhones …

5 Steps to Building More Powerful Images

A Guest Contribution by Dan Bailey We photographers seem to have it easy. Whereas most artists spend anywhere from hours, to months to years to …

Digital Photography

Using a ‘Smile’ Sign On the Ground to Get Passersby to Pose for the Camera

Here’s an interesting idea for street photogs who want to get some candid shots of people in a public square: tape a “Stand Here and Smile” sign on …

Portrait Photography Tips and Techniques

Baby Photography Tips<p>Babies are unpredictable so therefore tears and tantrums are to be expected. Don’t be afraid to keep the camera shooting rather …

Landscape Photography

Photography Tips in a Pinch

Good photographers try to be prepared for almost any situation. Unfortunately, if you tried to carry everything you’d need to meet every possible …

Photography Tips

7 Ways To Create Authentic & Powerful Portraits

by Steven McConnell Do you remember the time you were learning to drive a car? If you’re like most people, it began as a purely technical, logical …

Photography

How to do Off-Camera Flash Photography with Canon Speedlites

Being faced with the prospect of using off-camera flash sends many new photographers running for the hills. Learning to use flash effectively can be …

5 Reasons Why Primes Are Better Than Zooms

Interview with Fashion and Beauty Photographer Michael David Adams

<b>Do you have any formal training in photography?</b><p>I took an “Intro to Black and White Darkroom photography” course in college (mainly because I …

How to Prepare a Photo File for Printing

The goal of this tutorial is to help photographers prepare digital images either originated by scanned film or digital capture for printing purposes. …

Useful Photography Tip #62: Remember to Take Advantage of the Warmer Times

As I am writing this this, the New York area is dealing with another heat wave. Shooting in the middle of the day is down right insane at the moment. …

A Rapid-Fire Animated Tribute to Every Photoshop CS5 Filter

Photographers are intimately familiar with the myriad filters available to them through Photoshop. Nothing like the Instagram-style “filters” we’ve …

87 Photography Articles and Images To Put a Smile On Your Face

The internet is home to a terrific group of artists and bloggers creating great content on a regular basis. Toad Hollow Photography has been …

Landscape Photography

Using Complementary Colors to Make Your Photos Pop

Opposites attract. That’s what they say. Typically this saying refers to people. The quiet shy girl likes the talkative outgoing boy, the short man …