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Do Software Filters Beat Glass Filters?

I was cleaning out my gear drawer recently when I came across a couple of holders for Cokin filters. The filters had long since been sent to an eBay …

How To Become A Pro Photographer in 5 Easy Steps

<i>UDPATE: for those that don’t GET IT, this post is tongue in cheek and isn’t really about how to become a photographer. It’s about how to commit to</i> …

5 Ideas to Kick Start Your Photography Again

Last week I was speaking with an amateur photographer who told me that he’s been struggling for photographic inspiration and ideas lately. He …

How to photograph the supermoon

When the full moon coincides with the closest point between the moon and Earth in the lunar orbit, a supermoon occurs.<p>In 2014, the moon will appear …

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 …

Light Painting

Bringing Print to Life

The British Journal of Photography (BJP) has released a video entitled <i>Bringing Print to Life</i>. Established in 1854, the BJP is Britain's longest …

Why Auto White Balance Isn't Your Friend

I know the title for this article is very strong, but in all honesty, I am not fan of automatic white balance. Though, it seems convenient and the …

Every Photoshop Filter Packed Into One Animated Tribute

If you’re a designer, photographer, developer, or even just a savvy computer user, odds are you’ve encountered Photoshop sometime in your life. And even if Adobe retains a monopolistic hold on the design tools industry, countless professionals still love and swear by the software.<p>That’s why we …

The Basics of Photography: E for Exposure

We’ve been slowly going through the alphabet defining key terms for each letter, and today we’re at the letter E. E is for exposure–and at its very …

Beyond the Kit Lens: The Best Step Up Lenses For Your Camera

Everyone has to start somewhere, and folks always ask us, “We’re thinking about a DSLR, what should we buy?” Well first off, what you should really …

How to Photograph Food For Professional-Standard Shots

A great food photograph can do a lot of things – it can make a viewer hungry, it can convince a diner to order a dish and it can sell a hell of a lot …

Landscape Photography

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 …

6 Lessons the Square Format Can Teach You About Composition

In another article I wrote that one of the main attractions of the square format for me is composition. Today I’m going to elaborate on that idea. …

Interview with Sam Javanrouh of daily dose of imagery

<i>Sam Javanrouh is the photographer behind daily dose of imagery, a photoblog that has won Best Photoblog and Photoblog of the Year in numerous</i> …

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens Review

The word "groundbreaking" seems inadequate for describing the awesomeness of the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens. The primary reason for that …

What Is Aperture in Photography?

Aperture refers to an adjustable opening in your camera lens that is able to limit the amount of light passing through the lens and hitting the …

Landscape Photography

The AMB House by Jacobsen Arquitetura

Beautiful Architecture – The AMB House.<p>The AMB House was designed by Jacobsen Arquitetura. The residence is situated at the coastline of São Paulo, …

Geometrical Photography

When photography meets geometry we are left with some awesome memories of shapes made by man. Have you stopped to look around the geometry we have …