Elizabeth Davis

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7 Useful Links for Understanding Lenses

It doesn't matter if you are a Canon, Nikon, Sony or Fujifilm user (or any other), there is one single thing we all camera users have in common, and …

The 10 Best Vintage SLR Lenses to Use on DSLRs

Using a vintage SLR lens on a DSLR can be a fun and, occasionally, frustrating experience. (Not all the inexpensive glass you dig up on eBay is going …

Cameras

Kodak Scanza Film Scanner Review: An Easy-to-Use Image Digitizer at an Affordable Price

The Kodak Scanza is a basic film/slide scanner that is well made, very easy to use, and capable of producing entry-level scans of your photos. It …

Scanners

Get Personal: Why Every Photographer Should Start a Personal Photo Project Now

Some photographers call it a personal project; others, a self-assignment. I haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about whether there’s a difference, …

Florida

How to Use the HSL Sliders on Your Photos in Lightroom

One of the quickest and most powerful ways to achieve a signature look in Lightroom is by taking advantage of the HSL sliders. This excellent …

Tutorials

How to Find the ‘Sweet Spot’ of Your Lens for Sharper Photos

When it comes to purchasing a new lens there are two questions that immediately come to mind for me, how much is it and how sharp is it? Now, I know …

Landscape Photography

9 Bite Size Tips To Avoiding Clipping the Highlights in Your Photos

Clipping can occur in both shadow and highlight areas. To explain, clipping the highlights means that your photo has blown-out or overexposed …

Tutorials

You may have signed a living will, but scary mistakes can happen at the ER

“Don’t resuscitate this patient; he has a living will,” the nurse told the doctor, Monica Williams-Murphy, handing her a document.<p>Williams-Murphy looked at the sheet bearing the signature of the unconscious 78-year-old man, who had been rushed from a nursing home to the emergency room. “Do …

Medicine

Here Is Why I Exposure Bracket Every Shot

One of my first photographic jobs was running an E-6 lab for a London based production company. The company has three full-time photographers and it …

Landscape Photography

How to Use a Wide-Angle Lens

Wide-angle lenses are among the most difficult lenses to use in photography and videography. The wider you go, the more difficult they become to …

Landscape Photography

Y.A. Thrillers to Give You Chills This Summer

Let me set the scene: It’s a hot summer night and you’re in bed with a book. The window is open — sometimes a reader needs to hear crickets — and the room is bright enough so you can make out words on the page but not so bright that you can see what’s in the shadows behind the closet door. You’re …

Books

How To Get The Film Look With A Digital Camera With No Post Processing Or Presets

I’m going to start this off by pointing out that this entire article is really subjective. No scientific measures are taken, rather I’ll be going by …

Need To Get Your Film Processed? Consider These Four Options

If you’ve decided to take the plunge into film photography — even if only as an experiment — congratulations. I’ll assume you have already done most …

The Rule of Doubles: A Modern Version of the Reciprocal Rule for Getting Sharp Photos

We all like to keep our ISO as low as possible to get high-quality shots, but that often means lowering the shutter speed to the point where we're …

How to Control Contrast So You Always Get Amazing Landscape Photographs

Contrast, sometimes there’s too much, sometimes there’s too little. Contrast in a landscape can make or break the image. But getting the perfect …

Landscape Photography

How To Use Curves in Photoshop To Remove Unwanted Colour Casts and Achieve Perfect Colour in Your Photos

Colour in our images can be a tricky thing to get spot on. We can try to give ourselves a head-start when shooting by picking an appropriate white …

Tutorials

Three Tools Photoshop Does Better Than Lightroom

Since Adobe quietly dropped support for its standalone version of Lightroom, many of us are now subscribing to Adobe’s Photographer’s package. As …

Top macro flower photography tips

<b>Macro photography proves that small is beautiful, and is a wonderful way to reveal the intricacies of flowers. Sue Bishops gives her tips</b><p>If I was …

Landscape Photography

When to Go Wide With Portraits

If I were shooting portraits on a desert island and could only take one lens with me, it would be hard to leave my 70-200mm behind. After picking up …

The Best Mirrorless Camera for any Budget

If you want the quality of a fully functional DSLR without the bulk and weight, then you want to take a look at the mirrorless camera category. The …

Cameras

5 Photo Editing Tricks You’ll Want to Use on Every Picture

Crop Skillfully<p>Eliminate anything that doesn’t help tell the story, says Tyson Wheatley, a New York City–based photographer with 623,000 followers on …

Here's How To Share As Little Data As Possible Without Deleting Facebook

As you may have realised by now, Facebook can't be trusted with your data, and has been caught out time and time again letting it leak out to places …

Here’s how to check which apps have access to your Facebook account—and delete them

• Go to Facebook.com (it’s easier on a computer)<br>• Click the little arrow all the way on the top-right of the screen:<br>• Click on Settings<br>• Look for the Apps button on the menu on the left-hand side of the screen and click on it:<br>• This page will tell you how many other apps have access to all or some of your …

Apps

How to Focus in Landscape Photography

Focusing is one of the pillars of photography. If you don’t focus in the right place, at best, your photos won’t be as sharp as possible – and, at …

Landscape Photography

14 Hacks to Improve Your Google Searches

In the 20 years since Google was founded, it’s grown into one of the biggest companies on earth—but its original purpose, search, is still as …

If you have 10 minutes, you can help safeguard the historical record of American slavery

The US abolitionist movement needs your help.<p>Massachusetts’s Boston Public Library has launched an open-source project that lets anyone who can read this sentence and type on a computer help preserve history. The library’s new site shows participants handwritten letters from the abolitionist …

Abolition

How The Move To Fujifilm Preserved My Health And Saved My Business

Three years ago, an orthopedic surgeon looked at my injured shoulder and wondered what I had done to it. In the course of 15 years of magazine …

FUJIFILM

How to Perfect the Art of the Monochrome Landscape

Modern cameras allow us to capture incredible, colourful landscape images. A quick look through sites like 500px will show amazing examples of the …

Grant a wish, leave a book behind

If you find an unattended book with a little white-and-green sticker that reads, “#ibelieveinbookfairies”, then you’re lucky: you’ve been visited by …

Books

How to Get Razor Sharp Photos in Low Light Using the AF Assist Beam

One camera and flash feature that helps with shooting sharp photos in low light is the AF assist beam. Here’s a quick 2-minute video from Adorama and …