Jason Lavarias Parado

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What Every Photographer Needs to Know About Creating an Online Portfolio

We should clear up one myth before we continue, a photographic portfolio is not the preserve of the professional photographer. Yes, in the days …

There is No Bad Light for Street Photography

One of the advantages of being a street photographer is that you certainly don’t need to get up before dawn to catch the good light. Harsh sunlight, …

Street Photography

How to Organize and Photograph Events Like a Pro

The Main Event: How to organize and shoot events like a pro. If you own a camera and are known in your circle of friends as an enthusiast or a pro, …

Digital Photography

Go Pro? Maybe What You Need is to Go Amateur

Photography is one of the most popular hobbies on the planet, but you’d never know it by reading most photography blogs, podcasts, books, and …

How to Calculate and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Better Landscape Photography

Hyperfocal distance, much like the “Sunny 16 Rule,” is one of those things that has arguably lost some relevance in the age of digital photography; …

25 Landscape Photography Tutorials - Digital Photography School

<i>Pick up a copy of our Guide to Landscape Photography for a great resource to learn more on this topic.</i><p>One of the most popular topics here on Digital …

Landscape Photography

How to do Great Black and White Conversions Using Photoshop

Some photos that you take you’ll want to convert to black and white. Photoshop has some tools that you can use to convert your photos to black and …

8 Quick Composition Tips to Help Improve Your Images

Digital Photography

What Type of Photographer Are You?

Before we go any further, let’s just say that as my somewhat podgy fingers pound the keyboard of my laptop, my tongue remains planted firmly in …

Learn to See Photographically With These 4 Tips

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges in becoming a proficient photographer is learning to see the creative possibilities of the scene in front of …

How to Use the Elements of Composition to Complement Each Other in Your Photographs

Composition is something that every photographer wants to understand. There’s always that need to figure out how to compose an image properly to get …

5 Photos Every Photographer Must Know How to Create

Did you know that there are five basic photographs that every photographer must learn how to create? All other camera techniques in photography are …

12 Simple Ways to Bounce Light and Capture Better Portraits

Bounced light has always been an important component of lighting, especially in portraiture. It gives a little more illumination to the subject and …

3 Ways to Affect Depth of Field - Digital Photography School

We get a lot of questions on the topic of how to control depth of field. We’ve written a number of tutorials on the topic (linked below) but thought …

5 Fundamental Elements of Great Photographs

There are five common elements that great images typically have; Good use of light, color, a captivating moment, correct composition for the given …

Learn the Skill of Critiquing Photographs With These 5 Tips

Raise your hands if you have had your photos critiqued before. Now if you have, do you remember receiving feedback that wasn't too useful? Perhaps …

50 Photography Quotes to Inspire You

Famous photographers throughout history have produced some incredible images that have stood the test of time, but it’s not only their photographs …

The Real Road to Greatness in Photography

There is a pervasive idea among artists and the public in general that great photographers have an innate ability to produce brilliant photography. …

How Light, Aperture, Time and Sensitivity Affect Exposure

Most of the time when we discuss exposure we talk about it in very technical terms, using photography-specific jargon. There aren’t too many other …

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Manual Focus

Years ago, photographers would observe a scene through their viewfinder and turn the focusing ring slowly to bring the scene into focus. Much has …

Elliott Erwitt Shares 12 Priceless Street Photography Tips

<i>“Photography is an art of observation – it’s about creating something extraordinary out of the ordinary. You choose a frame and then wait until the right time for something magical to come along and fill it. ” – Elliott Erwitt</i><p>Photographer Elliott Erwitt was recently commissioned by luxury single …

Anna Silveira: A Passion for Immortalizing Everyday Moments

Anna Silveira uses photography to document and preserve the events and emotions that arise in the course of her subjects’ daily life experiences, or …

Light Stalking

“The camera makes you forget you're there. It's not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much.” ― Annie Leibovitz

A Brief History of Photojournalism

Photojournalists are an under-appreciated lot that have done important work in maintaining an informed populace in our society – an inherently …

The Big Fat List of Documentaries About Photography

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40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

Of Cameras: ‘Traditional Photography’ is Most Certainly Not Dead

<i>Hello photographer, the report of my death was an exaggeration.</i><p>Yours,<br>Camera<p>The latest ad from Apple about the usefulness of their iPads got me …

How to Photograph Reflections for Awesome Results

They can be beautiful, surreal, abstract or a combination of all three, reflections are a powerful way convey emotion or provoke thought in your …

Using Flashes to Create Light That Looks Natural

Back in college, I was taught there were two ways to light a subject with strobes or flashes. You can make the light part of the story of the image, …

5 Ways to Create Detail Photos - Digital Photography School