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4 Prime Lenses For the Discerning Portrait Photographer

Portraits, by and large, are one of the most popular – at least in the general public – genres that a photographer could specialize in. There are …

The secrets of the world's best travel photographer

Marsel van Oosten offers an unusual kind of holiday. First, he doesn’t tell you where you are going, then he asks you to keep the destination a secret once you have seen it.<p>The holiday in question, with the photography tour company run by van Oosten and his wife, includes the swamplands of …

BrightSide — Inspiration. Creativity. Wonder.

A Crash Course on What Film is and How It Works

Here’s a short and sweet educational video by the YouTube channel What Is… that provides an overview of film and how it works. While the discussion …

Black and White JPEGs: The New Cool Camera Feature?

“Always shoot in RAW” is quite a good statement to live by; but with the incredibly beautiful black and white image renderings that more modern …

A Guide to Mastering Manual Focus

Have you ever cursed your camera for missing that special moment in the streets? Do you ever struggle to get the subject quickly in focus before the …

A Fuji X-Pro 2 Real World Review by Amy Medina

A Fuji X-Pro 2 Real World Review from a Fuji Fan by Amy Medina Since the purchase of my first Fuji back in 2012, I’ve been an enthusiastic user of …

Write Speeds – Memory Cards Are Not Created Equal

Most consumers don’t know that there are differences between memory cards besides the obvious capacities and different formats that are available. …

Writing

Understanding Normal and Cross-Type Focusing Points

Look through the viewfinder of any DSLR camera and you will see several dots, or squares, that represent individual points at which the camera is …

How To Use Old Legacy Lenses On Your Modern Nikon DSLR & Get EXIF Data

Camera brand loyalty is a strange thing if you were to ask me. Camera companies generally do little for us as individuals; your father unlikely …

Nikon

How to Subtly Use Flash in Photography

Flash can be an exceptional tool for creatively lighting our images. Whether it be speedlights or high-powered studio strobes, there are infinite …

Best of 2015

We covered the Top 10 Nature photos, Top 10 Travel photos, Top 10 Journalism photos, and so much more already. There’s just one last Top 10 that …

Currency from Biafra, a country which no longer exists https://t.co/nkyHlsXkVw

2015 Was a Big Year for Animals Riding Animals

Why was this the year for captivating pictures of animals on top of other animals?<p>Remember “weaselpecker?” That viral photo from March of a weasel “riding” on the back of a woodpecker in flight?<p>The dramatic encounter was likely a predatory attack gone awry, scientists said. It was also the start of …

Photographer Overlays Photos, Creates a Window to the Past

Hungarian artist and photographer Kernyi Zoltn compares images from the past to the present in his series titled <i>Ablak a Mltra</i>, translated as <i>Window to the Past</i>. The photographer takes images from Fortepan, a site with an online collection of amateur photos from 1900 through the 1990's, and overlays …

Photography

You Know You’re a Photographer When…

Being a photographer is more than just a hobby or a career choice—it’s life. Something you feel you literally could not live without. Every instant …

Rule of Thirds: Breaking it When Necessary

While rules like the Rule of Thirds and the Golden Mean have been practiced for a long time and advocated in many articles and books, in real life …

Landscape Photography

Fujifilm X-Pro2 camera specs leak ahead of launch

The rumored Fujifilm X-Pro2 camera is the source of another leak, this one seemingly confirming existing specs while adding more into the mix. …

50 Natural Light Portraits That’ll Have You Ditching Your Flash

Believe it or not, most of the <i>most popular</i> portraits EVER shared on 500px were captured using only natural light! That’s right. No expensive lighting …

Framing

6 Ways to Stay Motivated and Inspired with Your Photography

<i>Pedro Quintela is a history teacher, talented photographer, and one of the most motivational people on 500px. His latest piece of sage advice,</i> …

11 mistakes e-commerce companies make on mobile

If you’re an e-commerce site considering launching on mobile, there are a few best practices you need to know. Most of them seem obvious – for instance, make sure it’s easy to buy your product. However, you’d be surprised how many of these slip under the radar of an e-commerce mobile designer. To …

10 Things Beginning Photographers Should Know

1. There is no magic camera that makes you a great photographer – no more than there is a magic set of golf clubs that will make you a pro golfer or …

The Rise and Fall of .Ly

The nations of the world have sold off their names as branding tools. But it turns out that real-world politics have consequences, even when it comes …

Baby Dinosaurs Found in “The Dragon’s Tomb”

The big dinosaurs get all the love. I’m not even talking about the endless “my sauropod is bigger than yours” contest, or the constant effort to one-up <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i>. I mean that for any given species, we’re obsessed with the biggest individual. That’s always held up as a fossil exemplar, and, …

Understanding Natural Light Part 1: Quality of Light

Light has different qualities, and by understanding those differences and using them in your favor, you can become a better image maker. From my …

10 Genius Portrait Photography Tips on Craftsy

Are you struggling with getting great images in portrait photography? With a few simple tricks, you can take sharper pictures, speed up your workflow …