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Creating HDR Images the Right Way

You start the process of creating a tone-mapped LDR image by merging all your source images into a single 32-bit HDR image. We all know that. Maybe …

Your First DSLR - now what?! - Digital Photography School

So you Want to Shoot Landscapes? [Top 12 dPS Landscape articles from 2013]

Landscape photography is always a popular topic here on dPS. Who doesn’t love a great mountain scenic image, or a shot of the rolling waves on the …

All about Gear [Best of dPS 2013]

Everyone loves to talk about it. No one wants to admit it. So let’s geek out for a minute and look at some of the top articles and reviews on cameras …

Digital Photography

Best of dPS 2013

Capturing Dynamic Sky Activity Using Timelapse Sequences

If you enjoy photography that takes you on a vacation by just looking at it, you’re in for a treat! Photographer Andrew Walker spent the last year …

Time-lapse Photography

How to Take Better Pictures for Beginner Photographers

Photography can be a fun and exciting activity for all who have a passionate interest in learning some of the fundamentals of the use of their …

Dynamic Range in the World of Photography

Look at something other than your computer screen for a moment and take note of the world around you. You should notice bright highlights and dark …

Trick Photography and Special Effects Ebook and Video Course | Photography Ebooks

1<p>An eBook Like No Other!<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative photographs</i> created by …

Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

Screw Innovation, Part 1: Spax Screws

I am that common breed of DIY jerk that uses sheetrock screws for everything; I'm more handyman than craftsman. Were I the latter, I'd probably have …

10 Expert Tips for Aspiring Landscape Photographers

Surrounded by the beauty of nature, many photographers experience a longing to capture those stunning vistas, towering mountains and waterfalls, …

Understanding The Basics of SLR Photography

Knowing how to use your SLR is not as awkward as it would seem. Imagine that your camera is a box that lets in light. On top of that box is a …

Shutter Speed

pixelstick: Print Photos In Midair Using This Magical Light Painting Tool

Light painting is something that takes a lot of time and patience. Even after many trial and error attempts, nailing the exact look you’re going for …

5 Unconventional Ways to Improve Your Photography

Photography books, schools, websites, and even your local camera clubs are your main source of help when it comes to improving your craft. There is a …

Photography

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Hands-on Review

Essentials to Getting Started with Low-Light and Night Photography

Low-light and night photography follow the same basic fundamentals of photography but there are some techniques that are more prevalent and worth …

How Light Can Be Used in Photography

Photography cannot exist without light. From the beginning of photography, the only element that had to be present for photography to exist was …

Red Bull Releases Multiple Angle POV and Mission Data Video from Stratos Skydive

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner‘s insane Red Bull Stratos skydive from the edge of space. As the whole …

Enough Great Photography Links to Give You Another Week of Inspiration

It's been a great week in the world of photography with some terrific photographs and features being published by some truly gifted artists and …

Landscape Photography

Top Gear's The Stig is coming to Forza 5

Some say that the red ring of death is what he calls his belly button, and that in a past life, he was the dog from <i>Duck Hunt</i>. All we know is, he's not The Stig, but he is the Stig's digital cousin, and for the first time ever, you'll be able to race him.<p>That's right, as part of <i>Forza Motorsport's</i> …

Terry Richardson: the go-to guy for half-naked photographs of Miley Cyrus

<b>Name:</b> Terry Richardson<p><b>Age:</b> 48.<p><b>Appearance:</b> One of those creepy guys with glasses and a moustache who hangs around young women in order to snap photographs of them without their clothes on.<p><b>Careful. Isn't that libellous?</b> Nope. It's exactly what he does. You see, he's a fashion photographer noted for …

10 Tips for Taking Great Cityscape Photos

Cities are not only home to many people’s residences, businesses and offices – they are also full of energy, power and vitality. There are many …

Landscape Photography

Cycling Photography Techniques

F-stop pro photographer Jeff Curtes is no stranger to the outdoors. Skiing, snowboarding, cycling, Curtes loves the world of outdoor sports and he …

Landscape Photography

How to Photograph Dramatic Clouds at Sunset

The difference between a nice sunset and a dramatic sunset is all about the clouds, however, not all clouds are created equal.

Composition in Photography

In this article, I will cover a core concept in photography that is neglected by a surprising amount of photographers. Photography is a wonderful …

Landscape Photography

Quick and Informative Intro to SLR Lenses for Beginners

The world of camera lenses can be a bit daunting when you first start out, and so a videographer and photographer have joined forces to put together …

ZEISS’ New 55mm f/1.4 Otus Reaches New Heights in Optical Performance and Price

ZEISS announced that it was working on a new line of ultra-high-quality lenses last year. These lenses were being designed from the ground up to …

A Guide to Understanding ISO in Photography

Learning photography is a difficult process that requires a lot of patience and practice. This photography lesson concentrates on the basics of …

Using Aperture’s Adjustment Tools to Make Your Photographs Pop

Since its initial release, Aperture has evolved from an image management program to a powerful catalogue and image manipulation program for Mac …

Tutorials