Photography Tips

By Brian King | Photography tips, instruction, how-to's, and reviews.

7 Hidden Lightroom Tricks You Might Want to Know

Educator Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE has 7 great tips for Lightroom users that might just surprise you and make your post production life a little …

Adobe

Six expert tips for producing your own "natural" stock photography

"Authenticity" is a word that can be heard increasingly throughout the stock industry. Gone are the days of stereotypical micro-stock (think …

Photography

As Simple As ABC

Regardless of subject matter, the rules of good photography don’t change. Whether you photograph wildlife, make portraits, shoot landscapes, create …

Photography

How to See Like a Photographer

There are few "inventions" as complex and capable as the human eye.<p>Our eyes give us extraordinary power to see the world around us, and in the case …

Digital Photography

Tip: Try Keeping Both Eyes Open When Shooting Through a Viewfinder

This 2-minute video from Adorama highlights one super-simple tip that could make your life behind the camera a little easier.<p>Most photographers close …

Cameras

Get Sharper Photos By Using the Right Focus Mode

Let's face it...There's a lot of skills you need to master to take a gorgeous shot like the one above.On the one hand, that's part of the beauty of …

Digital Photography

Macro Safari: Turn Your Backyard Into a Photo Adventure

Yesterday was a rainy, hazy day at home. I didn’t feel much like going anywhere but I needed to find something to do that didn’t involve sitting or …

Macro Photography

Water Splash Photography Made Easy

How exciting is it to freeze things in action? High-speed photography and water make the perfect recipe to get stunning images – and creating them is …

Tutorials

Five Pieces of Gear That Are Always in My Photography Bag

With every job or concept we go to shoot, our gear that we take with us is constantly changing. We take our full lighting setup for a day in the …

Photography

The Best Gear to Up Your Phone Photography Game

Your phone camera is good, but it could be better—with some help.<p>If your smartphone isn't your only camera these days, it's likely your primary one. While a good smartphone can give you some great photos on its own, there's more options available than you might think for those looking to get even …

iPhoneography

How to Understand the Differences Between Full-Frame Versus Crop-Sensor Cameras

I remember how excited I was to get my first DSLR several years ago. My wife and I had a newborn and wanted to get better shots of our little baby …

Cameras

My Five Street Photography Tips

Seven tips for shooting nature photos with your smartphone camera

Make every day Nature Photography Day!<p><i>National Geographic</i> photographer Jim Richardson is responsible for some of the best photography advice ever given: “If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.” Nature is full of interesting stuff, and, thanks to …

Landscape Photography

10 Photography Rules To Break

Throw everything you learned in Photo 101 out the window, the rules were made to be broken<p>Over the years, we’ve heard certain guidelines, maxims, and …

8 Tips for Shooting an Award-Winning Tornado Photo

I’ve been photographing extreme weather for 25 years. After publishing tips on how to photograph lightning here back in March, I was asked to share …

Weather

White Balance Explained for Beginner Photographers

If you're a beginner photographer that's looking for ways to take more control over how your images look, this article is for you.White balance is a …

Tutorials

How to create awesome long exposure photos

Long exposure photography is a unique and eye-catching style. Here are the steps for creating your own long exposure images.<p>Ever scrolled through …

The 7 Essential Rules of Street Photography

At one point, street photography looked like it wasn’t going to be around as a mainstream genre for a long time, but in the past few years, things …

Street Photography

Pro Photographers with Amateur Gear vs. an Amateur with Pro Gear

The photographers at Mango Street wanted to show that it generally takes more than “pro” camera gear to shoot “pro” photos, so they decided to do a …

Photography

Photography Quick Tips: Action, Travel, Portrait

Over the years that I’ve been writing the <i>Outdoor Photographer</i> Tip of the Week, I’ve covered myriad topics. I’ve banged out beginner tips, illustrated …

Portrait Photography

How to Sell Stock Photos Make Money (Ultimate Guide 2017)

THE Ultimate GUIDE 2017<p><i>Get ready for one of the most extensive online guides on how to sell stock photos & earn money in 2017. Learn how to sell,</i> …

30 Photoshop Techniques Every Photographer Should Know

If you're working as a photographer or retoucher, there are certain Photoshop techniques you just have to know. This amazing set of tutorials walks …

How to take sharp photos in the wind

Normally, if you’re using a tripod, camera shake isn’t something you’ll have to worry very much about. However, there are some obvious exceptions. If …

Doing Just This One Thing Will Improve Your Photography

When I started in photography I remember being so completely overwhelmed by all the tips, tricks, and suggestions I came across for improving my …

Digital Photography

You Don't Need That Expensive Lens for Your Photography

When you’re starting out as a photographer, it’s natural to lust after the lenses at the top of the food chain. You know the ones. Sometimes they …

6 night photography tips for shooting better cityscapes

<b>There's real potential for some impressive and creative shots to be taken after the sun goes down - if you know how. Matt Parry breaks down a few</b> …

What is “pro gear” and do you really need it to do “pro work”?

The topic of “pro gear” comes up quite often. What is it? Does it make a difference? Will clients and other photographers look at you differently if …

Nikon

6 Tips for Getting Sharper Wildlife Photos With a Super Telephoto Lens

In recent years, super telephoto lenses by third-party manufacturers such as Sigma and Tamron have been made available on the market for really …

Digital Photography

Top 5 Essential Photography Tips I Can’t Live Without

These are my big five photography tips which I would take with me to a desert island, the ones I can’t live without. For those who have not had the …

Landscape Photography