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An Incredibly Useful Beginner's Photoshop Tutorial

Adobe Photoshop is the go-to photo editing and manipulation software available online, mainly used by professional photographers and designers. It …

What I Use to Take Pictures and Why None of it Matters

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Sony's new flagship camera shoots 12 42-megapixel photos per second

The A99 II includes a full-frame sensor and hybrid autofocus system<p>Sony has today announced a new flagship interchangeable lens camera, the A99 II. The new camera has a DSLR-style body with a full-frame, 42.4-megapixel sensor. It also has a new hybrid phase detection autofocus system that has 79 …

Aurora HDR 2017, 30% off Becoming an Artist, and a Kickstarter Update!

30% off Becoming an Artist - Season 1<p>Offer ends August 31, 2016!<p>Head over to the Stuck In Customs Store to get your copy before the sale ends! This …

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Weekly Photography Challenge – Birds

Don’t we all wish we could be a free and fly away like a bird? Well we can’t, but we can photograph them!See: 24 Fantastic Photos of our Fine …

5 Tips for Avoiding Boring Photos of Mountains

Jagged peaks, precipitous drops, deep and sweeping valleys: mountainous landscapes are unquestionably some of the most photogenic places on the …

Do This 52 Week Photography Challenge to Improve Your Skills in 2016

If you’re looking to get better at photography in 2016, one great option is to do a 52-week photography challenge that forces you to complete regular …

A 10 Step Personal Development Strategy for Photographers

In this article I want to lay some foundations, on which I will build in future articles. I am not talking here about image development, but your …

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7 Things I Learned from My Portfolio Review

Last weekend I went to the small city of Ballarat in Australia for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. I took a portfolio of prints of my most …

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How Many Images Should I Take for HDR?

One of the most common question about HDR photography seems to be how many images should I take? This has an easy answer and the answer is <b>It …

10 Composition Tips for Better Photography

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkd-rRIxvbM&w=700&showinfo=0&rel=0]<p>Check out this short video that highlights 10 composition tips with …

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6 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Professional Photographer

So, you’ve got a nice camera, you really love photography, and you’ve been thinking that maybe it would be nice to make a little bit of money from …

We Asked 17 Photographers How They Define Success As a Professional Image Maker

<b>Ricky Rhodes</b>: I think any photographer who can support themselves from taking pictures is successful.<p><b>Chloe Aftel</b>: Making any assignment work. No …

Tips to Capture Beautiful Seascape Photographs

The seashore. The coastline. The oceanfront. No matter what term one prefers to use, the seas have long been a favorite subject for photographers. …

Google Drive Now Gives You Access to Your Google+ Photos

Google is planning to separate its photo services from Google+ to make it a standalone offering, and we’re starting to see some shifts in service …

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

Prints… Remember Prints?

Why do we make photographs? Why do we desire to make photographs so much that we can think of little else? For me it is simply because I <i>have to</i> make …

How To Restore Old Photos With Photoshop

You've probably stumbled upon a photo collection from your grandparents, tucked away somewhere, left for ages. Since those photos will probably be …

Photo Journaling Can Help you Become a Better Photographer

Let’s face it, photographers are artists. We love creating works of art in our photography. We love to express ourselves with our camera. We create …

Photography

Apple is finally killing iPhoto — and this is the replacement

It's fast, fast, fast<p>Photos for OS X, the modern photo library that Apple built from the ground up for Mac computers, is making its debut. A developer seed version of Photos is being distributed to developers today, the company said. It will be followed by a public Photos beta, with the final …

Crazy rumor claims iPhone 6s is coming spring 2015

An incredibly sketchy report, citing supply chain sources, claims the iPhone 6s could arrive as early as spring next year, to coincide with the eagerly-anticipated launch of Apple Watch.<p>“[O]ur source says that Apple is hesitant about launching the iWatch in the spring of 2015 without a new iPhone …

96-Year-Old Photographer Writes a Wonderful Message to His Granddaughter and Gives Her His Gear

22-year-old Alexis Taylor recently shared an email she received from her 96-year-old photographer grandfather, and it’s just too wonderful not to …

Lenstag Releases Infographic Showing The Most Stolen Gear of 2014 & Where It’s Stolen From

I can put up with, and maybe even find some value in, just about any type of person on the planet. Really, there are two types of people who I can’t …

Cloud Photography Tips

From the time that I first began to photograph, one subject that always interested me was clouds. I have always loved the old black and white …

Consider Using Long Lenses For Landscape Photography

Do you use long lenses for landscape photography?<p>When most people think about landscape photography, they often think <b>Wide</b>. Using wide angle lenses is …

7 Things Photographers Wish They Had Learned in Photography School

Hindsight is always 20/20, which is why if you’re a photography student or about to launch your photo business, you should turn to those who have …

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