Henry Chou

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Backing Up Photos

by Arthur Chang, Commercial Photographer & CEO of Priime<p><i>UPDATE (September 9, 2017): CrashPlan is no longer supporting consumer accounts. Everything</i> …

See The Powerful Way This Newborn Photo Shoot Honors the Placenta

"The response to this image clearly shows that we all still crave a connection."<p>When Emma Jean Nolan, a 30-year-old former midwife and photographer in Australia, was asked to shoot the birth of a Maori baby, she knew she wanted to honor his culture with her pictures. The Maori people have one word …

The Quickest Way to Sharpen Images in Photoshop

What’s the fastest way to sharpen an image in Adobe Photoshop? Chelsea Northrup has the solution—and it doesn’t involve the “Sharpen” tool:<p>The trick …

How to Avoid Blown Highlights in Your Photographs Before It’s Too Late

Blown highlights, they are the bane of the photographer’s life. Once you have blown your highlights in the original exposure, it will be virtually …

Understanding Natural Light Part 2: Color of Light

Light has different Properties, and by understanding those differences and using them in your favor, you can become a better image maker. Chapter …

The Point Isn’t to be a Good Photographer, But to Enjoy Life

Dear friend,<p>I wanted to write you this letter on photography and life.<p>I just finished an epic week-long street photography workshop here in New …

5 Photography Books You Will Want to Own

The sources of education and inspiration available to photographers today are seemingly endless, thanks mainly to the digitized world in which we …

Photography

How to Calculate and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Better Landscape Photography

Hyperfocal distance, much like the “Sunny 16 Rule,” is one of those things that has arguably lost some relevance in the age of digital photography; …

Landscape Photography

8 Reasons why you should buy a Leica M8

on 26 May, 2015 at 15:59<p>It seems like a lifetime ago, but it’s slightly less than 10 years ago that Leica produced their first digital rangefinder …

Clint Eastwood

My Free and Open Source Photography Workflow

After several years of trial and error, I finally have a complete RAW photography workflow in Linux that I am happy with.<p>The applications in this …

Understanding Natural Light Part 1: Quality of Light

Light has different qualities, and by understanding those differences and using them in your favor, you can become a better image maker. From my …

Elderly People Look At Their Younger Reflections In This Beautiful Photo Series By Tom Hussey

‘Reflections of The Past’ is an award-winning photo series by commercial advertising photographer Tom Hussey. The photographs show an elderly person …

Senior Citizen

Beginners, Try These 4 Tips to Help You Shoot Like the Pros

There exists in society an unfortunate idea that gear is the chief distinction between a professional and an amateur photographer. Sure, there may be …

Cameras

Enchanting Photos of Autumnal Forests by a Wandering Photographer

There is nothing quite like a long walk through the woods to clear the mind, particularly in the crisp autumn air when the leaves have transformed into vibrant variations of red and orange. Thankfully, photographer Janek Sedlr captures the profound beauty of the forest in its most stunning state. …

Forests

Applying Extreme Sharpening in Photoshop

<b>Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers</b>High Pass sharpening is sometimes called “extreme sharpening,” and that’s really a …

Tutorials

Build a DIY Lightbox Using a $10 IKEA Lack Side Table

Photographer Jack Watney wanted a lightbox for years, but he lives in a small apartment and doesn’t have space to store a large, dedicated lightbox. …

Photography

14 Practical Reasons Your Photos Are Not Quite As Good As You Want Them To Be

When you take out the camera to photograph, you almost always have certain expectations from the photo. You want the photo to capture how you saw or …

Landscape Photography

How to Sharpen a Really Noisy Image

Noise and sharpening, don't go together well. If you sharpen a noisy image, the noise is sharpened too, making it even noisier. And if you apply …

Tutorials

6 Methods to Create an HDR Image

Over the years, different software solutions for creating an HDR image from a set of source exposures have emerged. First, it was Photomatix and …

Tutorials

How Converting My DSLR to Infrared Made Me Fall In Love with Trees

My name is Luka Gorjup, and I’m a 29-year-old photographer who was born and raised in Ljubljana, Slovenia — you know, that tiny beautiful country in …

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Camera Gear on eBay

Camera gear can be expensive, but one way to work around this issue is to purchase equipment used from online auction websites such as eBay. But it …

How Lightroom’s Catalogs Will Make Your Photography Collection More Organized

Adobe’s Lightroom is perhaps the most powerful image management tool on the market. Much of that power lies in the way it arranges images in a easy …

Tutorials

5 Tips That Will Make Your Food Photos Stand out from the Crowd

Food photography may be more popular now than ever before. The blogosphere is exploding with pictures of food, and social media sites like Pinterest …

How to Buy the Right Computer For Your Photography

Photographer Bill Wadman and one of the hosts of On Taking Pictures has created a website for photographers based on a question that keeps getting …