James Ricks

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Lighting an Outdoor Portrait with 12 Thrifty Godox Off-Camera Flashes

Here’s a behind-the-scenes video by photographer David Iliyn showing how he recently did an outdoor photo shoot with a musician with 12 separate …

Don't Be Afraid of Manual Focus

If you’re a beginner in the wonderful world of photography, if you’ve never used an older film camera, or a combination of both, you might be …

LA to Pay $50K to Detained Photographers and Teach Deputies That Photography is Not a Crime

Los Angeles has agreed to pay a $50,000 settlement to three photographers after they were detained by LA County Sheriffs while taking pictures in …

Los Angeles

A Brief Guide to Photographic Acronyms

Sometimes it seems like photography is just one big repository for acronyms. We buy a new lens, it is sold with OS or VR. Our cameras have very high …

How to Master Photography Composition Using the Golden Ratio

The twelfth century was a golden age for photography. Let’s step back from that statement a little, because obviously photography didn't exist way …

How The Human Element Takes a Photograph to a Whole New Level

When I was just starting out in photography (photographing using my cell phone since I couldn't afford film or DSLR), I was photographing mostly …

The True Henri Cartier-Bresson

Over the years, the famed photographer's work has been the subject of many shows. But a new retrospective in Paris takes a more complete look at the …

Battle of the Client Galleries: Comparing 11 of The Best Tools for Proofing and Presentation

Online client galleries have been there for some time now, but many photographers either neglect this powerful tool relying on ol’ school DVDs and …

Tutorial: Easily Focus-Stack Using a Photoshop Feature You Probably Didn’t Know About

Focus stacking is a fairly common technique used in the world of macro photography, but the process of focus stacking isn’t always a straightforward …

Expressive Portraits by Rosie Hardy Venture into the Stunning Realm of Fantasy

For anyone who follows the work of young, talented photographers who belong to the Flickr community, Rosie Hardy is one name that comes up time and time again. Although only 23 years old, the Manchester, UK-based creative has been at the forefront of the movement of youthful, Flickr photographers …

Wildlife Photography: Eliminating Bad Backgrounds

Wildlife photography inspires professional and amateur photographers alike. The possibilities of our natural world provide an endless source of …

The world's earliest selfies – in pictures

The selfie isn't a 21st-century invention. Buzz Aldrin has reminded us on Twitter that he took the first space selfie in 1966. Here's a selection of other early examples of the form – from the 1830s to the 1980s

Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great

We hear it all the time, “That photo has been Photoshopped”. Sometimes it sounds like the photo has caught a disease or that Photoshop is some …

10 Ugly Realities of Being a Photography Addict

Photography is the most wonderful hobby imaginable with so much scope for creativity and problem solving, not to mention travel and gear lust. But it …

3 Composition Rules You Have Probably Never Heard of Before

Composition is one of the most important skill areas of photography. Of course, some may argue that it is the camera, while others would say it is …

How to Very Quickly Skill Up Your Photography With Some Research

Sometimes, as a beginner photographer, you're in a rush to simply produce photographs that don't suck. Fair enough. You want to take photographs of …

How To Pose And Photograph a Huge Group Shot With Thousands Of People

Photographing large groups and make the photos look good is always a hard task. Any group of over 7-10 people can look awkward and the photos are</i> …

40 Powerful Portraits you will probably never forget

Faces, strong emotions with stark stories. A Portrait should more or less convey the character and mood of the person and a good portrait will always …

Photographers

7 Cool Night Photography Tutorials For 7 Different Situations

Heading indoors after the sun sets deprives you of some wonderful photographic opportunities. From shooting the starry sky and the milky way to …

Ben Von Wong Captures Great Fire Photos with a P&S For Cheap Camera Challenge

In yet another impressive (and sexual innuendo-filled… you’ve been warned) DigitalRev Cheap Camera Challenge, Kai has Benjamin Von Wong try to create …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Photoshop Tutorial: Retouching Shiny Skin

Without a makeup artist at your disposal, even a great portrait can be ruined by shiny skin. So if you’re looking through the results of your most …

A Quick and Dirty Guide To Depth of Field

<i>Aperture –</i> One of the first things we learn in our studies as photographers is about aperture. Not only does it control the amount light that passes …

Pedophile or Street Photographer? Police on Lookout for Man Photographing Kids

A couple of days ago we ran across this strange article online. Very short on details, what we know is that a man was seen taking photos of children …

How to go Get the Best Shots of your Kids

Once you've begun to incorporate the “Get on their level” angle into your routine, here are 4 \ ideas to break the cycle of the adult eye level shots.

Project One: One Hour, One Camera, One Setting, One Dollar Per Person

While on a half vacation, half business trip to the Philippines, photographer Dennis Sapong decided to spend one free hour at the local public market …

Top Portrait Photography Trends for 2013

Portrait photography stands out from other professions because it encompasses many different niche specialties, including families, babies, seniors, …

7 Creative Ideas to Spice Up Your Photography

Human beings are creatures of habit; we seek out patterns, we search for comfort and contentment, we settle into routines. These aren’t necessarily …

How to Professionally Retouch Portraits in Lightroom

The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5 and accompanying workshop from the Lightroom Workshop Collection v5. The …

Photography