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Cinecon hopes you haven't heard of these films

The Cinecon Classic Film Festival, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is for the hard-core vintage-movie enthusiast who is willing to take a chance on films that haven't been seen in some cases since they were first released.<p>"I suppose the biggest question I get from would-be …

How to Use Continuous Lighting: Light Sources

This is the first part of my series on continuous lighting. Here, I discuss the various types of artificial constant light sources you can use to …

Elevate Your Viewpoint For More Unique Photographs

We’d like to welcome <b>Erik Valind</b> to Photofocus. Be sure to catch his classes at Photoshop World in Atlanta April 810.<p>A lot of forethought goes into …

5 No-Nonsense Ways to Keep Your Photos Sharp

Modern DSLR cameras can produce very sharp images with plenty of detail. However, the chief limiting factor to the sharpness of an image is the …

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Simple And Effective Food Photography Techniques

One of my photography niches is food photography. It started awhile back when a friend asked me if I could shoot for his restaurant. It seems that …

Food Photography

4 of the Most Common Photo Editing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

One of the best things that digital photography has given photographers is the "digital darkroom". I'll spare readers the boring, old spiel about how …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

40 Powerful Portraits you will probably never forget

Faces, strong emotions with stark stories. A Portrait should more or less convey the character and mood of the person and a good portrait will always …

The Image Story: A Website that Dives Into the Story Behind Incredible Photographs

The saying goes: <i>a picture is worth a thousand words.</i> I certainly agree with this sentiment, but there’s more to it. For every thousand words the …

How to improve your food photography

It was the ginger cake that did it. I'd come up with the perfect recipe for my G2 column – sticky, squidgy and fiery sweet – only to have a reader describe the accompanying image as looking "like something the dog regurgitated". Ouch. Clearly, taking pictures of food and "food photography" were …

These 31 Photography Links Will Keep You Busy For a Really Long Time

Another wonderful week has passed us by in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking in all corners of the internet to …

The Secret to Crafting Stunningly Sharp Images and Preserving It Across Media

You probably know that getting your uploads to look sharp on screen, in print and on social media goes beyond resizing. Now, resizing is incredibly …

Social Media

Photography Clients Are Still Willing To Pay A Premium For Unique Work

Last summer we flew Mike Kelley, one of my favorite architecture photographers, to Charleston for 3 weeks to film the 8 hour tutorial How To …

Business Tips From a Successful Wedding Photographer

If you’re trying to get into the world of wedding photography, you’ll soon learn that there’s more to it than showing up at the ceremony with a …

Choosing the Right Lens for Food Photography

In the world of commercial photography, there are many genres or niches that you can specialize in. Food photography is one of those many sub …

5 Good Photography Habits You Want to Start Today

5 Good Photography Habits to Start Today - shoot daily, take notes, look at photos, back up, and more! Take your photography up a level with these …

Digital Photography

Quick Tips on Getting Started in the Field of Product Photography

Product photography is a field within commercial photography or, more colloquially, advertising photography. The end goal for advertising photography …

Black and White Photography Tips

It is often believed that good photos are ones with beautiful colors. However, there are other forms of photography such as black and white, …

Landscape Photography

Still Life Photography

In today’s photo tip, we begin a study of still life photography techniques. We’ll start out with a still life photography definition that will …

Travel Photography: Creating Your Own Luck

So you’ve read up on the technical side of taking great photos. You know your aperture from your EXIF, and you’ve experimented with shutter speeds. …

Lens Guide: Best Lenses to Move up to from a Kit Lens

Kit lens—to use or not to use? While kit lenses are much less expensive than better hobbyist and professional lenses, in the world of photography, …

How to Take Photos in Low Light

Images of night scenes never fail to impress. Night-time images have great ambiance, something which is often absent in flat, bright, daylight …

The 7 Classic Pieces of Gear You Will Want After You Get a DSLR

Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a new camera. But not just any new camera; no, not a new mobile device, not a new point and shoot — not …

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

The Basics of Photography: I for ISO

As we continue our series on the basics of photography, we run into the letter “I”. What better term to define in the photo world than one of the …

5 Key Steps to Defining Your Personal Photographic Style

“Create your own visual style…let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” — Orson Welles.<p>While the visual style Welles was …

5 Core Workouts for Stronger Running

A strong core will help you hold proper running form longer.<p><i>Zach asks: I don't know that I'm what you'd call a beginner, but I think I am. I was just wondering if you could recommend some strength and core training for me? I've always neglected this part of fitness because I hate going to the gym,</i> …