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Photography on Fire: A Trash the Dress Shoot Done with Real Flames

Most portrait/wedding photographers are familiar with “Trash the Dress” sessions. A client, dressed in a gorgeous formal gown is photographed in a …

How to take great portrait photos

To take successful photographs of people, you need to be both direct <i>and</i> candid. Always get close to your subjects; standing at a distance with a long …

17 Superb Self-Portraits by Millie Robertson

Millie Robertson is a 16-year-old photographer currently living in Yorkshire, England. She is mainly inspired by the music she listens to and the …

Photolucida: Brad Carlile: Tempus Incognitus

Brad Carlile works in a conceptual way, using light and time to animate rooms that are normally without much personality. His project, <i>Tempus</i> …

How to Do Black-and-White Conversions From RAW Files

Black-and-white conversions from color pictures are easy–just convert to greyscale in the photo editing software of your choice, and you’re there. …

Horses With Their Humans – Portrait Photography by Terri Cage

Terri Cage grew up with photography being very important in her family. At first, Terri was more into drawing, painting and being a horse-crazy young …

17 Lovely Pictures of Maple Trees

Maple trees come in a variety of colors and are the most common trees found in the United States. They are great subjects in photography because they …

Basic Lighting for Portrait Photography

Lighting can be one of the most challenging aspects of photography, but something every photographer should strive to learn more about, no matter …