Heather Anderson Shaffer

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How Lighting Plays a Crucial Role in Your Photography

You’ve heard me deliberate about how significant lighting in photography is, but do you really know the reason why? You may know that gaining enough …

Landscape Photography

Back Up Photos or Risk Losing Them

I realize the title is a bit harsh, but it’s the reality. You can develop a regular and systematic way of backing up all your photos—or face losing …

Personal Data

Wide Angle Photography Tips

Ahh…wide angle photography, probably one of the easiest types of photos to take, but also one of the hardest areas in which to excel. Have you ever …

Cameras

Starting Out as a Wedding Photographer

There has been such a huge influx of people wanting to make a living through wedding photography these days that I almost get as many enquiries from …

You Don't Want to Miss These Great Photography Tutorials and Links

This weeks list of photography links focuses on great photography and unique video presentations featuring time lapse pieces and a super high speed …

How to Do Bokeh

Creative photography often involves using a variety of techniques to add dramatic effects to a photograph. One such technique is referred to as …

Aperture

How To Use The RAW Adjustment Brush For Added Impact in Your Photos

Most of us are aware of the creative power of RAW. But, for those of us that are new to photography, let's talk about what RAW is, and what it means …

Tutorials

The Magic of Soft Light

Soft light is beautiful. It is a gift from nature that helps you create interesting images using high quality light. You’ll find soft light in the …

Photography

Tips for Photographing Autumn Colors

Photographing autumn colors can be the most fun you have with your camera. The fall is a great time of year for photography. There are an unlimited …

Landscape Photography

Why Analog Photography (Still) Rocks!

by Matthias Hombauer and Karl Blümel from “The Analog Docs”. We are two professional music and wedding photographers and we shoot digital when …

Photography

10 Amazing Light Painting Photographers You Should Start Following Right Now

Light Painting goes as far back as Pablo Picasso, and since the true formation of the medium with pioneers such as Dean Chamberlain, Eric Staller and …

Blast from the Past: Kodak’s Autographic Cameras Let You Sign Your Negatives

You might not know this, but there was metadata before there was, well, metadata. Way back in 1914, Kodak introduced the Autographic system, a …

5 More Creative Ways to Beat Photographer's Block

I’m sure this is hardly the first article you’ve read on this topic, but it’s worth revisiting from time to time because, at some point, we all …

Creativity

Wildlife photographer of the year competition – 2013 commended entries

Stunning photos of gorillas, dugongs and mushrooms were among the 43,000 entries from 96 countries to the 2013 wildlife photographer of the year competition. The Natural History Museum will announce the overall winners in October

Discussing The Delicate Balance of Sharing & Selling Your Images

If we took infringement fear to the extreme, then we’d never even download images off our DSLRs. But then would our images be as valuable – not to …

How to Photograph Mixed Skin Tones

by Elena Wilkins If you ever had my family as your clients, you could feel a tad lost at how to photograph us. Why? Well, there are three of us, and …

Digital Photography

Calling All Portrait Photographers: New Guide on Growing Your Business

We just released our 32nd free guide on one of the meatiest topics yet – portrait photography. In fact, the portrait photographers we interviewed for …

The Joys of Instant Photography

A few months ago, I was in Los Angeles and grabbed coffee with my friend Eric Steelberg. Eric’s a talented cinematographer and mentioned a piece of …

Impressive Examples of How to Use Reflections in Photography to Add Depth

A reflection is an excellent way to instantly create an interesting composition in your photograph. It could involve an expanse of water, a mirror, …

Photography

These Are The Reasons Photographers Should Give the Square Crop a Chance

<b>Simplicity.</b> Simplicity isn’t necessarily a synonym for boring. There are times when less really is more. Given that you’ve got less working room …

Photography

Anatomy of a Subject

So much of what we do is defined by the elements that embody the concept. The three elements of the exposure triangle help us understand “proper” …

Digital Photography

Insights On 3 Options For Portrait Photography Pricing

The key to any successful business is understanding how much you need to make in order to stay in business, and what your ideal client is willing to …

Mastering Shadows in Indoor Portrait Photography

In a studio portrait session, it is sometimes difficult to position lights in order to achieve the photographer’s desired effect. When harsh shadows …

Print What You Want to Preserve

August 30, 2026<br>My dear child,<p>I can’t believe that tomorrow at this time my little girl will be a married woman. I look back on the last 24 years and …

Natural Light Portraits: Made In The Shade

One of the easiest ways to start shooting portraits is to use natural light. There’s no added expense of buying speedlites or strobes, or even …

Imaging

What Every Photographer Ought to Know About Successful Event Photography

I know that many people, upon hearing the term “event photography,” immediately begin to think of fancy gatherings like award shows, corporate …

Hung Up

19th-century shipwreck finally identified off NJ coast

The Robert J. Walker, a steamer used to map the United States coastline, sank at sea on June 21, 1860 after a commercial vessel slammed into it.<p>A 19th-century steamer that sank beneath the waves after a violent crash off the New Jersey coast has now been found.<p>The Robert J. Walker, a …

Archaeology

Environment: News & features

Environment

Wal-Mart to Extend Benefits to Same-Sex Partners

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