Photography Ideas, Tips & Tutorials

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

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 …

Photography

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 …

Wide and Extreme Wide-Angle Lenses: A Guide

The best wide-angle lens? Take two steps backward, look for the ‘ah-ha.’” —Ernst Haas<p>Notwithstanding Mr. Haas’s very astute comment, I have always …

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 …

DIY

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 …

Trust Me, I'm a Photographer

behind the scenes

Photography Project Captures People Falling, Tripping and Levitating

Below is a collection of images taken from the portfolio of Los Angeles photographer and art director, Mike Dempsey. The images that this article has …

Photographers

3 Quick Tips for Photographing in the Harsh Midday Sun

One of the most important elements of photography is light. So it’s only natural that as photographers, one of the most important skills to have …

Portrait Photography

How To Hack 35mm Film Into A Medium Format Camera

Can't get your hands on any 120 film? Here's how to make 35mm film do in a pinch<p>These days, medium format film isn't always easy to find, and can be …

35 mm Film

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 …

Wildlife

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

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 …

Tutorials

9 Tips to Remember When Traveling to U.S. National Parks

The United States' national parks are among the country’s greatest treasures, and this year marks the hundredth anniversary of the National Park Service. To celebrate, our experts share their tips for planning the perfect national park trip.<p><b>1. Know when to go.</b><p>National Geographic adventurer, …

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 …

Class Action

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 …

Tips

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

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.I don’t claim that this map is …

National Parks

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 …

New England

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 …

Tutorials

7 bad photography habits to ditch in 2016

<i>It’s easy to pick up a bad photography habit, but hard to shake it off. Whether it’s the way in which you always approach a subject or a camera</i> …

Cameras

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

Jeff Kauck shares strategies for great food shots, even if you only have your iPhone<p><i>Jeff Kauck has been photographing food for magazines, cookbooks</i> …

Portrait Photography

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

Repairing an old torn photo is easier than ever thanks to this nifty Photoshop tool<p><b>(CLICK FOR FULL-RES)</b><p>Repairing and restoring old or historic photos …

Adobe

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 …

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. …

Creative

Direct Flash Photography: Get That 70s Punk Rock Look

Direct Flash Photography: How to Give Your Photos a 70s Punk Rock Look<p>October 6, 2015<p>Take one look at an American Apparel catalog and you’ll see it: …

Portrait Photography