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By Klaus Herrmann | News, Stories, Tutorials, Tips & Tricks... Everything you need to stay up to date in photography.

Aurora HDR: How to Control the HDR Look of your images

YouTube

How to Organize Your Lightroom Presets

Lightroom presets are a great way to store the editing work you put into one image and apply it to another, similar image. But when you start …

Tutorials

6 Essential Tips for Taking Good Photographs on a Bright and Sunny Day

Midday is one of the most difficult times to shoot for any photographer. The brutal truth is that cameras struggle with the extreme light and …

Three Common Misconceptions Photographers Have About Histograms

Histograms are a very useful tool for checking that you haven't clipped any blacks or whites in a scene and ensuring you have a proper exposure. …

Photography Composition Tip: Using a Frame Within a Frame

What if I told you that there is a compositional element so powerful that you could direct the viewer’s eye, obscure an unsightly element, or add …

Landscape Photography

First Impressions: My First Week with the Canon M5

It’s been a week now since I first got my Canon M5 and I can honestly say I’m in love. From its first announcement, I was intrigued by it, but I had …

Nikon D5600 tested at DxOMark

Nikon D5600 vs. D5500 test results (see specs comparison)DxOMark published their test results for the Nikon D5600 camera: <br>DxOMark's …

Nikon

When to Use a Higher ISO for Landscape Photography

For landscape photography, most of the time, you’ll end up using your camera’s base ISO. That’s the power of a tripod; it lets you set long enough …

Digital Photography

Myths and Truths: Are You and Your Art Ready for Galleries?

Some artists have dreamed about having their work on display in art galleries since they were young. Others dream of the fame it will bring the …

Focal Length and Field of View Explained in 4 Steps

Just like our eyes are our windows to the outer world, lenses are the eyes of the camera to the outer world.And just like each person has different …

Cameras

5 Must-Know Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts

For those who spend a significant amount of time retouching images in Photosho, keyboard shortcuts are life-savers. They not only reduce the use of …

Adobe

Photographer Captures Light Pillars in the Icy Night Sky

Photographer Timothy Joseph Elzinga was woken up by his 2-year-old at 1:30 a.m. last Friday when he noticed what looked like colorful auroras dancing …

Tips for Conserving Your Camera Battery’s Power

You’re deep in the middle of a shoot when, suddenly, you’re filled with a sense of dread because the tiny red “low battery” symbol has reared its …

Cameras

I Earned More From Photo Gigs in 2016 With My iPhone Than My DSLRs

2016 ended in a most fitting fashion for the new way I am trying to earn a living as a freelance photographer. On December 27, I was on Montara Beach …

This photographer takes photos of flowers and plants using UV-induced visible fluorescence, and the results are beautiful

I love photos of plants, flowers and nature. After seeing (and taking) my fair share of these, I started to believe it’s not easy to make them …

Getting Started As A Fashion Photographer Part 3 | Bartering For Studio Time, Fresh Faces, & Housing

<i>“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it, keep looking. Don’t settle.”</i> – Steve Jobs<b>Getting Started As A Fashion</b> …

Portrait Photography

Quick and Easy Tips for Improved Long Exposures

Long exposure images might look like they’re complex, but when it comes down to it, the process of getting a great long exposure image really isn’t …

Digital Photography

Voice-controlled photo editing: coming soon to Photoshop?

Adobe Research is experimenting with a voice-controlled photo editing virtual assistant. A demo video uploaded to Adobe's YouTube account shows how …

How to Use a Cookie Sheet and a Wood Stump to Shoot Better iPhone Photos

Photographer and DP Peter McKinnon is not an “iPhoneographer”, but that hasn’t stopped some of his fans from asking for tips on taking better …

Zoom vs. prime lenses – breaking the two most common misconceptions

In addition to “analog vs. digital”, there’s another everlasting argument between photographers: <b>zoom vs. prime lenses</b>. Many people choose one side …

3 Steps to Removing Shadows With Custom Luminosity Masks

Luminosity Masks Made EasyIf you’ve spent any amount of time in Photoshop you will inevitably run into a situation where you are looking for a bit …

Photoshop Tutorials

Day-to-day of a couple of nomad photographers: Elia and Naomi Locardi

Escape the day-to-day routine and follow travelling photographers Elia and Naomi Locardi as they travel from country to country, continuously …

Portrait Photography

Key Elements of a Great Photograph: The Photographer’s Diet

Improving your photography doesn’t have to be complicated. Sometimes it can be as simple as going on a diet–a photographer’s diet. Below, street …

Photography

How to Use Composition Templates to Improve Your Photography

When doing photography in general, and in my case travel photography, the use of a <i>photography template</i> can be very beneficial and help improve the …

5-Minute Backlight Photography Tips

How often are you out during the daytime wanting to take photos, but find yourself stymied by the harsh daytime lighting? When the sun is high in the …

Zoom Lenses

Free Photography Lighting Tutorial: How to Light Like a Cinematographer

Why does studio lighting have to be hard? It does not have to be. In fact, it can be quite simple. Once you know how to light with off-camera flashes …

Portrait Photography

The Next Trend In Wedding Cinematography: Virtual Reality?

Videos of 360-degree wedding films have already been surfacing on social media, garnering heavy attention because it truly isn’t like anything we’ve …

Virtual Reality

Got That Gig? Try Being A "Ghost" When Photographing Events

Event Photography Tips And Techniques That Will Give <i>You</i> The Edge<p>Despite the name, there's nothing spooky going on here.<p>No Scary photographs. We're …

Five Steps to a Successful Portfolio Website

Recently, I was asked to give a wedding photography referral. While I certainly found some great photographers, what amazed me was the lack of …

Web Design