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How to Photograph Reflective Surfaces

Photographing reflective surfaces and objects is usually quite challenging, and can easily turn the work of the photographer into a frustrating task. …

5 Top Tips for Becoming a Better Bird Photographer

• <b>Backgrounds matter in photographs of birds</b> – they matter a lot: More than almost any other type of photography, backgrounds are crucial for bird …

Landscape Photography

Lightroom Tethering Tip

Good Monday everybody. Here’s a great little tip (and one that I did not already know), that I just picked up from my buddy Terry White from Adobe, …

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Sleep better after these 4 evening yoga poses

After a long, hectic workday, the only thing you want to do is hop in bed and hit the sheets. But for those of us who have a hard time getting to sleep at night, this is often easier said than done. While you might have tried different herbal teas, soothing sound machines and other sleep hacks -- …

Yoga

How to Shovel Snow Without Hurting Yourself

Here’s one bright spot in this weekend’s big blizzard forecast: shoveling snow is really good exercise. Doing it for just 30 minutes burns 215 …

4 Steps to Breaking Your Sugar Addiction

You know you should kick your sugar habit, but going cold turkey can be hard. Use this simple guide to wean yourself off the sweet stuff.<p>Yep, it seems like a no-brainer—a diet high in the white stuff (sugar and refined carbs) is linked to weight gain, diabetes, cancer, depression, and even …

Training and Low T: Understanding the Link

Ryan Hall says it played a role in his struggles. Should other runners worry?<p>When 33-year-old Ryan Hall told the running world of his retirement last week, he cited chronically low testosterone levels among the reasons for his years-long performance rut.<p>Best known for building bodybuilders’ biceps, …

How Your Pooping Habits Change as You Age | Women's Health

For example, meds like calcium channel blockers (for blood pressure), pain medications like narcotics, antacids with calcium and aluminum, iron supplements, and some antidepressants can all cause constipation, she says.<p>With more years under your belt, you can wind up with a lack of muscle tone in …

These 8 health, wellness and fitness tech tools will help you break up with dieting

Breakups can be tough. But sometimes they're necessary, you know?<p>Especially when calling it quits on a relationship that's been weighing you down for …

How to Shoot with 3 Lighting Setups in 1 Second

Photographer Alexis Cuarezma is a master of doing rapid-fire portrait shoots of famous athletes for <i>Sports Illustrated</i>. When some of his shoots are …

A Quick Guide to Mixing Flash with Ambient Light

Here’s a short 3-minute video by Australian photographer Pete Leong on how you can set your flash and camera settings to illuminate portrait subjects …

Tips For Making Your Subject Stand Out

As a bird photographer, I always prefer to see birds perched or flying against colorful backgrounds that accentuate their beauty. As beautiful as …

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 …

Shooting 7 Headshots on 1 Wall with 1 Model

The first time I sketched a photo was in 2011. It had never crossed my mind before that. Up until then I had never really needed it. I was five years …

Photoshop for Lightroom Users

Lightroom

Quick Shot : Living The Retried Dream Nikon D5300 By Kaveen Rodrigo

Nikon D-series

6 Ways to Add a Little Spark to Your Photography in 2016

It's that time of year again. A new beginning. A fresh start. Cheers to another year gone by and a toast to the year ahead. Some of us choose to make …

PC vs Mac for Photography

When it comes to photo editing, both PC and Mac platforms can be very powerful and highly capable, with each having its own list of pros and cons. …

MacBook Pro

How to Use Fill Light to Improve Your Portraits

As you advance in your photography know-how, a natural evolution will be your desire to light elements of your photographs in a way that you find …

Why Use a Polarizing Filter?

So what’s the point of a Polarizing filter? There are quite a bit of advantages and one of them is better colors right out of the camera. To that …

Cameras

Understanding all the Different Image File Formats

When you take a photograph, what is essentially happening is that the camera is capturing data, which creates a digital image. There are many …

Tutorials

Best lenses for landscape photography

If you want to achieve those striking vistas that allow you to get plenty in the frame, what lenses will help you fulfil those ambitions? We …

8 Tips For Starting a Photography Business

I am often asked for advice by those starting out in the photography industry. And if there’s one thing I have no shortage of, it’s advice. So with …

How to Use Depth Of Field For Better Compositions

Depth of field is one of those aspects of photography which is present in every single picture. Whether there is very little depth or almost …

Landscape Photography

5 Business Mistakes Photographers Make All the Time

1. You Buy Equipment Nikon recently released the newest version of their 600mm f/4 lens for a whopping $12,299. That’s almost $3,000 more the last …

Rental Housing

How Not to Change Your Lens

We often change our lenses in the field and we recommend that you point your camera and lens away from the wind when changing your lens. Here is one …

Nature Photography

4 Non-Destructive Dodge & Burn Techniques by Photoshop Masters

In Photoshop, there are many different techniques to dodge and burn an image. You may know the Dodge and the Burn tools that let you work directly on …

Tutorials