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How to tell stories through photography

The creator of hauntingly striking photographs, Minneapolis-born and based Alec Soth is a storyteller disguised as a documentary photographer. His images hint at an underlying story; capturing people and places set with a melancholy tone. A Magnum photographer as well as founder of his own …

This Is the Camera Trick That Makes Every Coen Brothers Movie Amazing

Fargo, No Country For Old Men, The Big Lebowski. All of 'em.<p>On my fourth or fifth viewing of <i>No Country For Old Men,</i> I noticed something in the insanely tense gas-station-coin-toss scene that blew my mind: All the hoses behind the store keeper, who is inevitably spared by Chigurh the killer, look …

Coen Brothers

US intelligence chief: we might use the internet of things to spy on you

The US intelligence chief has acknowledged for the first time that agencies might use a new generation of smart household devices to increase their surveillance capabilities.<p>As increasing numbers of devices connect to the internet and to one another, the so-called internet of things promises …

National Security

Quick Tip: Add A Voice Channel To Your DSLR Using A Mini Mixer For $50

If you are doing a lot of run and gun, you may be recording sound directly to your camera. Now, without going into the question if this is a good …

This Is What It’s Like to Build a Large Format Camera Out of Plywood

I have had the itch to try large format photography again recently. I loved it when I was in college, but it’s a very pricy and time consuming …

Photography

28 Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Adobe Photoshop CC

In this video and post I’ll cover 28 great features, tricks, hacks, and more of Adobe Photoshop CC 2015. Some are simple, some are difficult, some …

19 Free Alternatives to Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a powerful raster graphics editor which supports layers, masks and several color models. In addition to the built-in tools and …

This is Why the "Blend If" Tool in Photoshop is Amazing For Sharpening Photos

Usually, when I am sharpening or reducing noise in a picture, I end up doing it in a separate layer, and then masking the areas to which I don’t want …

This Photoshop Tool Can Save You Some Serious Time

We all love to save a little time, but when it comes to Photoshop, some things are trickier than the others. Getting the right color look to an image …

5 Simple Ways to Become a Better Photographer

As professional photographers and videographers, we are constantly striving to stay ahead of the game doing the best we can and give our clients the …

Self-improvement

I’m the Resident Photographer on the First Ever Photo Reality TV Show

Every career has a reality TV show nowadays, from chefs to pawn brokers, but what about photographers? When I was asked to be the resident …

South-east Asia

The Gradual Move Towards Fujifilm: An Interview with Patrick La Roque

Welcome to our <b>series of 100 interviews</b> <b>we will be holding with professional photographers who use mirrorless cameras</b> for work! “Switching to a smaller …

A Fast and Easy Way to Remove Annoying Dust Spots

Dust spots are inevitable, and removing them can sometimes be a burden. While there are many ways to go about removing dust spots, retoucher Chris …

The Mind’s Eye By Henri Cartier-Bresson – Review And Reflections

I have not read another photographer/author that could articulate quite so well as Henri Cartier-Bresson what it takes to see and capture great …

Tips for Photographing Cars

The scene setup – by placing parking a car in the shade of a building on a sunny day, you can use the ambient light as your main light, illuminating …

Back Button Focus: What is it and why should you try it?

What operation on a camera could possibly be more simple than pressing the shutter button to take a picture? There’s not much to it, really – you …

Landscape Photography Tips

The best light is during dawn and dusk. That’s when the light is warm, the sun is in the frame, and the mood is just beautiful. However, depending on …

Landscape Photography

10 Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #10

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, February 23, 2015 in Develop, Featured | 8 comments<p>Hey Gang: It’s the final installment of my 10-part series on 10 …

Gerald Figal

Convert Your Color Photos to Black & White in Lightroom Using These 4 Quick Methods

Converting color images to black & white is easy. All it usually takes is a click but when done mindfully, it can take an image from average to …

Tutorials

10 Free Must-Read Street Photography eBooks

<b>Image Copyright Michael Ernest Sweet Courtesy of Brooklyn Arts Press</b><p>Photography books are expensive, really expensive. I've collected dozens and dozens over the years and I kind of feel as though I have tied up a lot of money in books. It's not a bad thing, but I do wonder about the end result. …

Street Photography

How to Edit Your Facebook Friend List Visibility and Why You Should

Facebook is well known for having confusing and obscure and privacy controls. The little things do make a difference, and this is especially true …

Facebook

Clever Infographic for Brides Reveals All of the Little Known Costs of Being a Wedding Photographer

We’ve said this about a few other wedding photography resources, but this infographic is the kind of thing every bride and groom should be shown …

How to Use Neutral Density Filters to Create Artistic Photos

Neutral density filters add artistry and mood to images. In addition to circular polarizing filters, it is another frequent go-to tool used by …

How to Educate Your Clients on Photo Shoot & License Fees

When working with a client who doesn’t regularly commission or license photography, explaining your fees can seem daunting. This is especially true …

Brian Rueb | Pro Photographer | Photography Teacher

"Once I've photographed a location enough times that I find myself going, 'Ugh, why am I here!?' that's when I know I can really buckle down and find …

Landscape Photography