Photography Ideas, Tips & Tutorials

By Heather Green | Tips, tutorials and more pertaining to DSLR photography

10 top tips for photographing wild animals

<b>Entries are now being taken for the</b> <b>Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards</b><b>, an annual contest that combines humorous animal photography with a serious</b> …

The Story Behind The 1948 Photograph 'Dali Atomicus'

In 1948, far before Photoshop was introduced to mankind, there was a painter and photographer dynamic duo that created outlandish portraits. Of …

How to Shoot a Timelapse

Improve your time-lapse technique with this video from B&H and Zacuto. Chase Kubasiak presents four considerations that help create more professional …

The Wide Bunch: A Guide to Wide and Extreme Wide-Angle Lenses

Wide-angle lenses often add depth and drama to landscapes, architectural photographs, still-life, and other genres of photography. When employed …

Make Super Simple DIY Photo Coasters

Get your photos off of your phone and under a drink!<p>Turn your photos into Photo Coasters to show off your photography skills, crafting skills and …

How to Read Your Camera's Histogram

One of the magical things that digital photography gives us is the ability to review an image instantly on the back of our cameras, or inside of an …

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3 Quick Tips for Photographing in the Harsh Midday Sun

You don't always have the ability to shoot when the light is best, so here are 3 quick tips to give you some ideas on how to shoot in the harsh …

How To Hack 35mm Film Into A Medium Format Camera

These days, medium format film isn't always easy to find, and can be quite expensive to develop. But over at DIYPhotography, Udi Tirosh has put …

Stop! Don’t Shoot Like that — A Guide to Ethical Wildlife Photography

“I will not harm my subject!”<p>Every nature photographer should willingly and happily follow this simple credo – even when no one else is watching.<p>This …

How I Create Styled Stock Photo Packs: My Step-by-step Creative Process

Thanks to the past couple of crazy weeks, things have been a bit silent here on the blog. A few unexpected, but fun travel plans have thrown my …

9 Tips to Making the Most of a National Park Trip

The United States' national parks are among the country’s greatest treasures, and this expert advice will help you take full advantage.<p><b>1. Know when to go.</b><p>National Geographic adventurer, photographer, and filmmaker Jimmy Chin has been exploring and photographing national parks for years. Solitude is …

National Parks

What Do You Do When Your Family Was the Victim of CIA Mind-Control Experiments?

Visual artist Sarah-Anne Johnson's ongoing series explores how psychological torture impacted her matriarchal family.<p>What is it like to have a grandmother who underwent CIA mind control experiments? For Sarah-Anne Johnson, a Canadian-based artist who has been making time-based work on this subject …

3 Tips for Better Blog Image Optimization

Adding pretty images to your blog sure can make a long and boring post of just words and words that much better. But, did you know that when you use …

Top 20 U.S. States for Photographers to Live in 2016

I don't claim that this map is perfect. I guarantee lots of people will disagree. But according to the 20 data sets that we analyzed in our excel …

13 Creative Exercises for Photographers

Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method …

8 Tips Every Beginning Portrait Photographer Should Know

Why is it that some people are considered photogenic and others are not? What can a beginning photographer do to circumvent this when making a …

My View From Super Bowl 50

If you had a Super Bowl bet that I would fit into my photographer’s vest, you might have lost some money tonight.<p>I came to Super Bowl 50 with two …

NFL

Nikon Awards A Badly Photoshopped Photo, The Internet Responds

Mistakes happen even to the best of us – but when your name is Nikon and you have 10 million Facebook fans – you know you’re in trouble. It all …

Our New Lightroom Book Is Here – And Free Until February 14

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …

Lightroom

Tips From a Pro: Shoot Better Food Photos With Any Camera

<i>Jeff Kauck has been photographing food for magazines, cookbooks and advertising clients for more than twenty years. He has a strong fine art</i> …

How To: Use Content-Aware Fill to Restore an Old Photograph

<b>(CLICK FOR FULL-RES)</b><p>Repairing and restoring old or historic photos is often a labor of love, requiring time and patience to bring faded, cracked, and …

7 Tips for Taking Photographs in the Snow

You’re bundled up under appropriate layers, complete with warm, waterproof boots, fingerless mittens, and disposable hand warmers for added comfort. …

Atmosphere Aerosol Spray is Like a Tiny Fog Machine for Your Camera Bag

Atmosphere Aerosol is a new aerosol spray for photographers and filmmakers that essentially serves as a fog machine that you can easily carry around …

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Creative Sunset Selfies Made From Cardboard Silhouettes

Nine-time Emmy award-winning TV producer and writer John Marshall found himself on Maine's Frye Island with too much time, talent and imagination. …