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Most Popular Landscape Photography Articles on dPS in 2015

Landscape photography is a passion many photographers share. You don’t need a lot of special gear like lighting equipment, and you can do it …

Digital Photography

Russ Worthington Short Videos on Family Tree Maker and Ancestry

My friend and geneablogger colleague, Russ Washington, has been busy this past week since the announcement that Ancestry.com is "retiring" the …

Genealogy

Using Ancestry.com Like A Pro

6 Tips for Using ISO Effectively With Your Camera

Not sure how to set the ISO settings effectively on your camera? Here are some tips to help you put ISO to work, to improve your photography.

The Who What Where When Why How of Doing a Photowalk

Recently I was privileged, for the first-time, to be a walk leader as part of the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk. It was a great experience for me, …

6 Tips on How to Make More Time for Photography

YOU have time for photography! How does that statement make you feel? Does it ring true to you? If you are thinking, “That might be true for others, …

Falling For These Filters

Autumn is prime time to make images of vibrant foliage offset against crisp autumn blue skies. It's the most colorful season so it stands to reason …

Tips for Doing Fall Portraits

Autumn provides photographers with an abundance of colours and amazing light. When captured right, autumn can create images which are the envy of …

Photography Tips for Absolute Beginners

So you have decided you might like to try getting into photography, you have either just acquired a new camera or are about to, where do you begin? …

The Fine Line Between Travel Photography and Having a family Vacation

A simple Google search for travel inspiration yields thousands of beautiful images and motivational quotes. Words like, “The Best University is to …

Family Vacations

How to Solve 5 Composition Conundrums Faced by Landscape Photographers

Do you ever get frustrated when reviewing your landscape shots? In the field you thought you’d nailed the scene, but back at your computer you now …

Photography

Photography Etiquette - What's the Right Approach?

Whether you have a DSLR, a pocket camera, or simply use your mobile phone to take snapshots, there are some simple rules of photography etiquette …

Break Free From Your Comfort Zone

Most people tend to establish what's known as a "comfort zone," which is a limited set of safe, predictable and comfortable behavioral patterns that …

14 Great Travel Photo Tips & Tricks (VIDEO)

COOPH (The Cooperative of Photography) recently partnered with photographer Ray Demski to create a video that highlights 14 smart and practical …

What are the best ways to learn photography?

Today there are dozens of ways of developing your photography skills. Here are some good ways to grow your knowledge and skills in photography.

Landscape Depth

A photograph is a two-dimensional object. To create depth, a photographer must portray an illusion that the viewer can walk into the image, see …

7 Travel Photography Tips Your Tour Guide Won't Tell You

This article is sponsored by the New York Institute of Photography. NYIP offers high-quality online photography courses that are affordable, …

7 Landscape Photography Mistakes That Could be Ruining Your Photos

If your photos aren’t turning out the way you expect them to, new gear is not necessarily the answer. In fact, chances are you are making one of …

5 DIY Hacks to Have in Your Camera Bag

Close up of a DIY camera wrist strap made from paracord1. Camera strap(s)I stopped using the camera strap that comes with the camera (DSLR) quite …

Street Photography

Adventures In The Landscapes

<i>Adam Barker says he wants viewers to feel like they could step into his images. His style and his ability to teach make him a popular workshop</i> …

Working The Landscape

<i>Working the landscape means making an effort to keep finding new compositions. In the series from White Sands National Monument in New Mexico (this</i> …

Simple Tips to Improve your Travel Photography - Include People in Your Images

Including people in your travel photos can really make them stand out. Here are some simple tips on how you could include people in yours photographs.

5 Reasons to Use Flash to Improve Your Travel Photography

When it comes to travel photography, I am all in for carrying less. However, a good flash is always within reach in my everyday camera bag. I …

4 Reasons Shooting at Sunrise and Sunset Will Help You Take Better Photos

Perhaps the most important change you can make to improve your photography is to change the time of day you are shooting. It is as simple as that. …

Family Tree Maker: Exploring Locations to Enhance Your Research

Fixing Online Family Trees - One Person at a Time on FamilySearch Family Tree

Since I have contributed a number of profiles to many online family trees over the past 15 years, I need to try to correct erroneous relationships …

Social Network Your YDNA with Surname Projects | Genealogy Gems

Family history organizations and studies based on individual surnames have been around for years. They are now integrating YDNA research into their …

Ancestry.com Subscriptions and the AARP Discount

There has been some discussion in Facebook and other social media sites that the AARP discount on an Ancestry.com subscription would be …