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6 Tips Every Newborn Photographer Should Know

Are you just starting out as a baby photographer? Have you been doing it for years? Either way, baby photography comes with its own set of unique …

Portland, OR

From a bookstore that bans cell phones to a food truck that sells the tastiest lingonberry lemonade this side of Stockholm, here is the definitive …

Lemonade

Move Over Standing Desks: Kids Learn Better with Pedal Desks

Sitting still in class is a thing of the past. At least, that’s certainly the case for a few children at Oakridge Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia. The school recently added several of KidsFit’s two-person pedal desks to their special education classrooms, where children with attention …

A Short and Sweet Video Tutorial on How to Capture a Night Sky Time-Lapse with Your DSLR

UK-based videographer Cal Thomson recently got into astrophotography and creating time-lapses of the starry night sky. After receiving good responses …

20 Photography Tips Every Travel Photographer Must Know

1. Get up Early The best light to capture most kinds of subjects is in the golden hours- one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset (depend …

The Top 8 Reasons Why I’m a Big Believer in 35mm Lens Photography

After two years of testing, renting, buying and selling just about every level of Nikon and Canon lenses and cameras, I have learned quite a bit …

Top 15 Features of Your DSLR Camera That You Should Know

There’s a lot to learn when you first get a DSLR. The first things you need to know is how to get out of auto mode and start using your camera’s …

Shooting Photos of 10K Runners with an Off-Camera Flash

Lately I’ve been looking for ways to photograph people besides just my friends and family. I was super inspired after reading photographer Peter …

7 Tips for Photographing Newborns without Becoming Clichéd, Derivative or Boring

When I first started doing professional photography, newborn babies were the coveted prize. An adorable sleeping creature that would look cute no …

How to Create a Black Background Anywhere with this Photography Trick

Many portrait photographers dream of owning a studio with all the bells and whistles. However, some photographers who work on-location in …

6 Accessories to help you Improve your Landscape Photography

At the most basic level, all that you need to take landscape photographs is a camera and a location. One of the reasons that landscape photography is …

Starry Long Exposure Photos of Fireflies in the Forests of Japan

This beautiful photograph is titled “Last Dance of the Fairies.” It was shot by Japanese photographer Yume Cyan in a forested area near Nagoya City, …

Tips for Better Bokeh Photography

The term “bokeh” seems to have evolved from its original definition. Nowadays bokeh refers to out of focus lights and shapes within a picture, rather …

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Understanding Exposure: An Introduction to Photography

Mastering photography is like playing a musical instrument. Anyone can make noise on a piano, but to really make music, it is important to read …

Shutter Speed

A Guided Tour of Your Camera's Viewfinder

You look through your viewfinder, and you take pictures. Sounds simple, right? The viewfinder on your camera is not just an interface between you and …

Depth of Field Simplified

Depth of field (DOF) is probably one of the least understood principles of photography. Most photographers seem aware of its existence, but few seem …

Control a dSLR camera with your Android phone or tablet

That Android phone or tablet you've got? Consider it your dSLR's best new accessory. With the help of a little adapter and an innovative app, you can use it to augment your camera, opening doors to a range of new shooting options and flexibility.<p>It's all thanks to the ever-useful USB On-the-Go …

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