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Top 15 Features of Your DSLR Camera That You Should Know

There’s a lot to learn when you first get a DSLR. The first things you need to know is how to get out of auto mode and start using your camera’s …

Cameras

Which One? Adobe Photoshop CC or Lightroom 5: An Intro For the Completely New Photographer

With today’s announcement of Adobe Photoshop CC and the previous announcement of Adobe Lightroom 5 Beta, we have a very good idea of who each product …

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the 10 Best National Geographic Photos of 2009

National Geographic photographers snapped over 1 million images over the course of 2009. Only about 1000 of those photos were selected and published …

Operation Photo Rescue: Photo Restoration For Those In Need

Restoration by Bambi Nicklen<p>Operation Photo Rescue is an organization that provides aid for what insurance doesn’t cover: damaged photographs. …

The Story of How I Acquired and Defeated Gear Acquisition Syndrome

This is the story of how I fell in love with photography and how I acquired and defeated gear-acquisition-syndrome.<p>At about the end of 2010, I was …

How to Create a Great Portrait with Minimal Equipment

Equipment has always been at the center of the professional photographer’s world. More and more, it feels like a mad rush to accumulate the best …

Photography

10 Tips for Improving Your Flower Photos

Spring is here! For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere who have been hunkered down for winter, enduring the rain and the snow, the time has …

Digital Photography

Getting off Auto - Manual, Aperture and Shutter Priority modes explained

You may have heard that once you get a DSLR you need to learn to shoot in manual and only ever use that mode. That if you are using the Aperture or …

Five Creative Ways to Enhance Your Sunrise and Sunset Photographs

The light of sunrises and sunsets – commonly referred to as the “golden hours” – provides a stunning blanket of light that can transform the …

How to Improve Your Cityscape Photographs

A dramatic cityscape is one of the powerful images we have in photography. It can convey a sense of wonder, power and beauty, often all three …

This Incredible Collection of Photography Links Will Put a Smile on Your Face

Nothing seems to make the Toad happier than being able to hop around the internet looking for great links to share with everyone. This week's list of …

How to Protect Your Photography Online

When it comes to protecting your online photography there are many ways to prevent people from copying or distributing your artwork.<p>Lombard Street, SF<p>…

How to Choose Your Next EOS Camera: Part One

This article is written by Andrew S. Gibson, the author of Understanding EOS, on sale now at SnapNDeals for a limited time. In these articles I’m …

Canon EOS

Getting The Image You See In Your Head: Blending vs HDR

Often times when I’m photographing landscapes, the image the camera sees versus the image in my head are quite different. Sometimes that image in my …

Photography

How to Do Stop Motion Photography: An Introduction

In a perfect world the weather outside would always cooperate, if not invite us to get outdoors and take photographs. Unfortunately, that's always …

Stop Motion

New Webinar: Stylize Your Portrait Photography Using Photoshop Basics

Photo by Aaron Nace<p>Stylize Your Portrait Photography Using Photoshop Basics<p>Today, many clients expect photographers to stylize their images in …

How to Use Content Aware Fill in Photoshop

Most photographers would agree that whenever possible getting the shot right in camera should be the goal. However, there are going to be times when …

Tutorials

Nat Geo Photographer Talks About What it Takes to Lead ‘a Photographer’s Life’

Here’s a short inspirational video by photographer Joel Sartore in which he talks about shooting for National Geographic and living “a photographer’s …

Photos of the Deserted Streets of Boston

As authorities close in on the second suspected bomber, Bostonians seek refuge in their homes leaving the streets empty and lifeless. Once busy areas …

Home Depot

Tips for Better Landscape Photography

The problem with most landscape photography is that not enough preparation is put into setting up the shot before it is taken. These tips are meant …

Landscape Photography