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7 Great Astrophotography Tutorials to Inspire You

Astrophotography is a specialized field of photography that involves capturing images of celestial objects and the night sky. The range of …

Astrophotography

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At some point, we've all looked through some of our recently captured images only to find that the ones we thought were close to perfect had a slight …

Choosing the Right Lens for Food Photography

In the world of commercial photography, there are many genres or niches that you can specialize in. Food photography is one of those many sub …

Cameras

Technique & Artistry of Food Photography

Food photography has a special place in the world of commercial photography because of how unintimidating it can seem at first. Snapshots on …

Food Photography

5 best top-end DSLRs 2015

DSLRs remain the camera of choice for most semi-pro and pro photographers, even though some are now turning to high-end compact system cameras such …

Photographer’s Essential Guide to Body Language

If you’re a photographer, you’ve got to understand body language. Many of the most talented photographers don’t realize it, but body language can …

Networking

13 Tips for Effective Environmental Portraits

Departing from the standard “torso-up” headshot portrait, an environmental portrait portrays a subject in a location that lends insight into who the …

Landscape Photography

I’m Not a Pro, Do I Need a Portfolio?

<i>This is a guest post by Stephan Bollinger – www.stephanbollinger.com</i> <i><br>Follow him on G+: plus.google.com/+StephanBollinger</i><p>My previous article about the …

5 Daily Exercises to Become a Better Photographer

Photography is fun because it is all about learning and advancing your skills. Self-improvement brings happiness and a sense of pride as we see our …

Photography

How to Snipe Out Your Best Photographs Ever

You load ammo into your camera, aim at your subject, and <i>fire</i>. You are a shooter. Strangely, the way most photographers shoot is vastly different than …

U.S. Marines

Photography books of the year – review

In a year when self-publishing continued to thrive and a host of small independent companies reinvented the photobook as an art object in itself, the mainstream houses wisely concentrated in what they do best: the big retrospective. My favourite was the stylish and informative <b>Sergio Larrain:</b> …

9 mistakes made by pros that you should avoid

Mistakes are a natural part of every life. Their presence transcends things like experience, talent and high skill levels. To put it differently, …

On The Devil's Promenade, Searching For The Spook Light

In a certain region of the Missouri Ozarks called Devil's Promenade, there are tales of a "spook light." According to local accounts, it's a mysterious orb-like light that appears in the woods — but only on chance nights. And, as many local legends are, this one is shrouded in mystery: Is the spook …

10 photo highlights of the day

Each day the picture editor of the Guardian brings you a selection of top photographs<p>• For more from the Guardian picture desk today see our live blog

Close-up Portrait Photo Tips

Martin Schoeller is famed for his stunning close-up portraits, but he says that’s not because he possesses the innate ability to coach his subjects …

Photography

Bugs Eye View: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week your photographic challenge is to take and share a photo (or photos) with the theme of ‘bugs eye view’. We’re looking to see lots of shots …

10 Expert Tips for Aspiring Landscape Photographers

Surrounded by the beauty of nature, many photographers experience a longing to capture those stunning vistas, towering mountains and waterfalls, …

Landscape Photography

Professionalism in Photography

One commonly asked (and commonly mis-answered) question on the Internet these days is around the definition of what constitutes a ‘professional …

Tips for Using Window Light in Portrait Photography

Back in the 80’s and 90’s window lighting was very avant-garde and fashionable. However, then the window was always part of the scene. The subject …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Mother And Daughter Play A Remarkable Game Of Dress-Up

Photographer Jaime Moore re-created portraits of famous women in history starring her 5-year-old daughter, Emma.<p>Emma Moore turned 5 this year. To mark the occasion, Jaime Moore, her mother and a professional photographer, snapped portraits of her in dress-up clothes.<p>But she wasn't dressed like a …

Learn How To Connect With Your Subject

Whether you photograph the stars that fill our skies, shoot macros of the smallest insects or anything in between - How do you connect with your …

How to Create Great Environmental Portraits

Interested in learning how to take better Environmental Portraits? If so, do yourself a favour and watch this video of a training session by …

The Right Reflector for Your Photography - Digital Photography School

Of all the portrait lighting tools at our disposal, none are quite as versatile as the the five-in-one reflector.

Getting Creative With Lens Flare

As photographers, we are creative beings. I’m a strong believer that it’s our creativity and artistic talents that separate each of us from one …

Quick Tip: 5 Tried and True Portrait Cropping Techniques

Cropping a portrait properly takes a lot more thought than just putting the face in the middle of the frame. In this quick tutorial, you'll learn …

Tips for Using Patterns in Photography

Patterns are basically just repeated shapes, objects or colors either ordered in precise formations or just random designs scattered across a scene. …

Landscape Photography

3 Tips for Creating Dramatic Images using Motion

3 tips on how to use motion in your photography to create dramatic and stunning images including: panning, zooming and long exposures.

Pixelmator 3.4 offers image-editing with a twist

PIxelmator has announced version 3.4 'Twist' of its Mac-based image-editor. Pixelmator an inexpensive but powerful program with Photoshop-style …

Essentials to Getting Started with Low-Light and Night Photography

Low-light and night photography follow the same basic fundamentals of photography but there are some techniques that are more prevalent and worth …

Landscape Photography