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Quick Photography Lighting Considerations

Refined photography uses distinct lighting strategies. Knowing what to look for is essential when the goal is a unique and artistically stylized …

Landscape Photography With an ND Filter

Today’s photo tip concerns the neutral density filter. To get better landscape photographs, this is another piece of camera gear that should be in …

How to Get Amazing Images from Shadows (15 Awesome Examples)

Photographing shadows is often overlooked as a creative subject for our photography, and we can understand why. Any photographer, or photographic …

10 Ways to Improve Your Photography in 30 Days

Improvement in any area requires a plan and some action. If you would like to improve the results that you get from your own photography there are …

Rediscovering Backlit Subjects

“Look where the sun is coming from – then position yourself with your back towards it so that it light up your subject’s face.” This was the very …

Behind The Scenes of Three of My Most Popular Landscape Photos

In the following post I’m not going to remind you again that you need to bring your tripod with you. I’m not here to warn you that weather is …

Bold Photographer Attempts to Take Headshots of Other Photographers

I often wonder if there’s some force that pulls photographers behind the lens—or if we just run there for fear of having our own pictures taken. And …

How to Reduce Camera Shake - 6 Techniques

Pin It In this classic DPS post (now updated) photographer Natalie explores 6 ways you can hand hold lenses at low apertures and low shutter speeds …

Timeless Portrait Photography Tips by Wayne Radford

TIMELESS PORTRAITS is a supplement to NATURAL LIGHT PORTRAITURE and contains more images of recommended setups and diagrams that will help you create …

Google+ Unveils Improved RAW-to-JPEG Conversion, Supports Over 70 Cameras

It’s hardly news that Google+ is doing its damnedest to secure itself as the social network of choice for the photographic community. And the …

Understanding Exposure Value in Photography

Before explaining <i>Exposure Value</i> (EV for short), it helps to know what <b>Light Value</b> (LV, for short) means. When you find something (whether it’s a …

Landscape Photography

The Tokina Rain Dispersion Filter Has No Problem Keeping Water off Your Lens

For those people who are fed up with constantly wiping water drops off of their lens when shooting in rainy weather, Tokina has a pretty ingenious …

The Drama of Light

Andrew S. Gibson is the author of Mastering Photography: A Beginner’s Guide to Using Digital Cameras. There are two sides to learning photography, …

Why You Should Sometimes Embrace the Distortion of Wide Angle Lenses

Most photographers have a favorite lens to shoot with, a lens that is attached to the front of their camera more often than not. A 50mm is a common …

Astonishing Liquid Sculpture Photographs Captured Using High-Speed Photography

Photographer Martin Waugh is fixated with water. Schooled in physics, the Portland Oregon Waugh was mesmerized by high-speed photography capturing …

The 7 Classic Pieces of Gear You Will Want After You Get a DSLR

Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a new camera. But not just any new camera; no, not a new mobile device, not a new point and shoot — not …

Rare Lenticular Clouds Phenomenon Captured with Timelapse Photography

Most photographers shoot still photographs to capture precise moments in time. Timelapse photographers take hundreds or thousands of images at fixed …

3 Steps to Gorgeous Landscape Images

A Guest Contribution by Todd Sisson – author of our Landscape Photography and Landscape Photography Post Processing eBooks. During the writing of …

Landscape Photography

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 shortlist - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Photographers captured spectacular sights from across our solar system, the galaxy and beyond – from stunning auroras in the Earth's atmosphere to frenzied storms on the sun and …

Intense Macro Photos of Ants Battling to the Death

Want to see some action-packed photographs on a really small scale? Look no further than photographer Alex Wild‘s collection of photos titled “Ants …