Daniel Vella

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5 People Doing Time-Lapse Photography Right

Every day it feels like there are another hundred or so timelapses posted online. While some of this is just the illusion of more exposure and access …

How to Use a Tripod for Smooth Tracking Shots On the Cheap

With the ability to shoot video now nearly ubiquitous among DSLRs, many photographers take advantage and switch into video mode on occasion. But …

Master These Five Lightroom Sliders and Your Photos Will Pop

Have you ever opened up Lightroom (or any other professional level editing program) and said, “Oh my – where do I start?” If so then this post is …

Lightroom

Light Painting How To

LAPP, or light art performance photography, is a style in which you literally paint your pictures with light. If you own a DSLR camera or even a Lomo …

Shutter Speed

How to Create a “Soft Portrait” Preset in Lightroom 4

Introduction The following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Workflow System Workshop on DVD, a system designed to increase your post …

Tutorials

Smooth Waters – Beautiful Long Exposure Photos by Samuel Burns

Samuel Burns is a full-time landscape photographer who specializes in long exposure techniques and large format cameras. Both take patience. It’s not …

Photography

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Exposure Bracketing: What Every Good Photographer Should Know

There aren’t many sure things in life. No matter how diligently we plan, regardless of how much effort we put forth, there are simply going to be …

Landscape Photography

Give Your DSLR a Brain by Connecting an Android Phone

Here’s a walkthrough of how I hooked up my Android phone to my DSLR. Why did I do this? Because of Dropbox, social media, quick editing for the web, …

How to Use Content Aware Fill in Photoshop

Most photographers would agree that whenever possible getting the shot right in camera should be the goal. However, there are going to be times when …

Tutorials

Star Trails and the Best of Light Stalking this Week

Each week we compile the best articles posted to Light Stalking, weekly photo contests, notable forum topics and great shots uploaded by our rapidly …

Landscape Photography

Make the Leap to Pro Photographer

Those new to the idea can be taken by surprise and even feel a little uncomfortable at the prospect of running a photography business. Their …

Expressing Color with High Speed Photos: Commercial Photography

Imagine having a vivid dream where you’re floating in a sea of vibrant colors. Now imagine the Herculean task of capturing that dream within the …

Photography

How to Create Cinematic Style Photography and Lighting

Theatrical lighting produces stunning photographs that look like stills from Hollywood films. But these types of images can be made using common …

High Speed Photo Series of Liquids and ‘Stuff’ Flying Through the Air

You don’t have to be high-brow to put together a creative photo series; you don’t even need to travel the deserts of Tunisia. Sometimes, all you need …

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Camera Settings for HDR Photography

High dynamic range (HDR) images are taking the photography world by storm as more and more photographers are discovering the stunning images the …

Landscape Photography

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A Complete Guide to Star Trailing

Ever see those pictures where the stars streak across the sky in a big arc? Or maybe the whole sky looked like it was spinning? What you saw was star …

Adam Ekberg

<i>Eclipse,</i> 2012<p>I first came across Adam Ekberg‘s work in a contemporary photography book that my instructor gave me during my junior year at the …

Craft Idea: Turn a Cardboard Box Into a Replica of Your Camera

Marta Crass of Knoxville, Tennessee is quite handy with cardboard. She runs an Etsy shop called CisforCardboard that’s dedicated to her custom …

The Great Compositions of Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt

Has someone ever asked you why you like an image? Beneath the surface of great picture, there is a geometric design in hiding. During World War II, …

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Long Exposure Shots of Aircraft Light Trails

Jet streams are always able to attract your attention. The white smoke trails billowing out of aircraft engines with their afterburners on full …

Use Diptychs to Tell a Story

If a picture is worth a thousands words, how much is a diptych (pronounced diptik) worth? Photography is about visual communication: sharing stories, …

Digital Photography

Tell a Story with a Diptych: Weekly Photography Challenge [With Examples]

Earlier in the week we published a post on how to use Diptych’s to tell a story. Today we’re issuing the challenge to go out and shoot and edit one …

Photography

Delicate: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week your challenge is to take a new photo and to share it with us on the them of ‘Delicate‘. Feel free to interpret the theme in any way that …

5 Tips for Improving Your Portrait Photography

Here are some techniques that you may not be aware of if you’re new to portrait photography. It takes practice, but being aware of these ideas can …

Photography

How to Fine Tune Your Exposures With Spot Metering

The metering systems of today’s digital cameras are light years beyond cameras of just 10 to 15 years ago. What this means is that in many …

Photography

How I Got The Shot: Desert Road

Some exposure situations become difficult to handle in-camera without a little post processing later on. A perfect example is this shot of a desert …

Landscape Photography