Alex Theisen

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7 ways to improve your video storytelling

The best video stories get close to help viewers feel, taste, hear, smell and see the story. And they get wide to give viewers context and …

16 Emma Watson-Approved Books to Add to Your Reading List

Because who better to get a rec from than Belle/Hermione?<p>As we all know by now, Emma Watson is playing Belle in the live-action remake of <i>Beauty in the Beast</i>. As we also know (from our<p>childhoodlifelong obsession with Disney princesses), Belle is the ultimate bookworm. Therefore, by the transitive …

Corel ParticleShop: Life-Like Brushes for Photoshop and Lightroom

Corel has just announced ParticleShop, a plugin for Photoshop, Lightroom, and PaintShop Pro that allows users to create photo-realistic effects with …

I Quit My Job and Spent 3 Years Visiting 60 Countries with My Camera

Sometime during 2010, I began dreaming of quitting my job and traveling around Asia for a year before returning to the work force. I had graduated …

5 Insurance Options for Protecting Your Business and Gear as a Photographer

Whether you are a working professional or a passionate enthusiast, keeping your gear up to date can cost a pretty penny. For this reason, you want to …

Computer Hacking

33 Of Your Favorite Bands Recreated With LEGOS

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Music

SEO For Photographers: How To Get Your Photography Blog Noticed By Google

<b>If, like most professional photographers, getting found by the right people matters to you but you’re not seeing the results you want from your own</b> …

How to Create a Signature Watermark in Lightroom

Today we’ll show you how to create a watermark to place on your images in Lightroom to add a level of security to your work.

These Are the Ways to put the WOW Factor into Your Portraits

Most photographers, at some point in their career, make a decision to begin photographing people. Your decision may be simply to include people in …

These Ideas Will Get Your Street Photography Rocking

Street photography is a great window into the human condition. Henri Cartier-Bresson, who was one of the founding fathers of modern photojournalism, …

5 Steps to Creating a Dreamlike Gown in Photoshop

Today, I’m going to show you how to create a dress from scratch out of something that was not a dress… at all. Here are five steps to creating a gown …

Video: In Conversation with Joe McNally: Building A Lasting Photography Career

Joe McNally is considered one of the most inspiring photographers in the field and has been called “perhaps the most versatile photojournalist …

Photo Journaling Can Help you Become a Better Photographer

Let’s face it, photographers are artists. We love creating works of art in our photography. We love to express ourselves with our camera. We create …

Photography

How to Do Levitation Photography: A Tutorial

As a part of a personal 50/50 project (a photo a day for 50 days with a 50mm lens), I tried my first attempts at levitation photography and had a lot …

Levitation

The Future of Marketing: Mitch Joel

<i>Back in September,</i> <i>we attended the FutureM and INBOUND Conferences in Boston</i><i>. As you might expect at an event called “Future of Marketing,” we spent a</i> …

Cheesy Green Chile Cornbread

<i>A hearty cheesy green chile cornbread with diced green chiles and a shredded Mexican cheese blend. A perfect side dish for a spicy soup.</i><p>Recently, I …

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your Photography Website

Photography websites – you’ve probably seen them all, the good, the bad, and the ugly. It seems that when it comes to a photographer’s website, many …

How to Advance Your Photography with Aperture Priority Mode

Many photographers think that the next step after shooting in auto mode is jumping right into manual. But, as landscape and architecture photographer …

Tutorial: How to Capture a Motion Time-Lapse of the Milky Way from Start to Finish

Ian Norman, the astrophotographer behind Lonely Speck, is a good friend of the blog and an incredibly generous photographers when it comes to sharing …

Five Great Ways To Customize Your 5D Mark III

You finally got that Canon 5D Mark III camera you have been desiring and now you are trying to figure out how best to take advantage of all it's …

Cameras

Israeli Food Recipes You Can't Live Without

Israeli food has been on the up and up the past couple of years, and that can largely be attributed to the beloved UK chef Yotam Ottolenghi. With the success of his restaurants and the immense popularity of the cookbook he penned with Sami Tami "Jerusalem," it's easy to understand why the world is …

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Light Painting Brushes Aims to Equip Lightpainters with a Standard Set of Tools

Photographer Jason D. Page has been capturing light painting photography for years, and over the past 3 years he has also been working on a new …

Get the Guide: How to Sell Prints

No matter how you slice it or dice it, selling prints can help you bring in revenue and increase your bottom line. In this guide, <i>How to Sell Prints</i>, …

Take Your Night Sky Photography To The Next Level With This Helpful Tutorial

If you have been wanting to try your hand at night sky photography, or just want to improve on the star photos you’ve already taken, you’re in luck. …

Landscape Photography

Cheetyr - Find any Photoshop shortcut in a split second

Cheetyr is a new website created by William Leeks that lets you search and find the right keyboard shortcut for Photoshop (and other tools) in a …

Tutorials

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

Creativity

Tutorial: Learn The Art of Astrophotography

Want to master capturing an awesome meteor shower, or the next Supermoon, or the milky way galaxy across the night sky? Award-winning photographer, …