Amy Unrig

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My One-Shot, Zero-Setup, Sure-Fire Guide to Photographing Wedding Cakes

This guide is what I do during wedding days, and I typically photograph the cake right when I enter the reception location. Overall, I take 4 shots …

An Introduction to Photoshop Compositing for Beginners

by Sarah Hipwell What is compositing? Simply, it means to combine two or more images to make a single picture. As a photographer, I’m constantly …

How To Shoot a Live Band Without a Flash

Shooting gigs, in my opinion, is the second hardest form of photography, the first being landscapes. As a photographer, in a mosh pit of excited …

Photographer Pops the Question Using the Viewfinder of His SLR Camera

When New York City-based photographer Jerrit Pruyn recently asked his girlfriend of 2 years to marry him, he did so in quite a photo-tastic way. …

The Basics of Photography: B for Bokeh

A while ago we started our new educational series covering the basic terms of photography. The letter ‘A’ covered the term ‘Aperture’, and today we …

Quick and Easy Trick For Adding a Black Background to Your Shots Anywhere

Photographer Glyn Dewis shared this cool little technique that lets you work with a black background even if you don’t have an actual backdrop with …

How to Use Converging Lines to Enhance Your Photography

This is the last in our series of posts on working with lines in photography which we highly recommend you check out. When framing a landscape shot …

What The WSJ’s Portrait Artist Can Teach You About Innovation

Kevin Sprouls’s pointillistic headshots show how subtracting information can create intrigue.<p>What do the Mona Lisa smile and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> have in common?<p>They both employ a design principle related to subtraction and minimalism. By <i>limiting information</i>, they <i>engage the imagination</i>.<p>In the …

How a Professional Photography Printing Lab Works

If you’ve ever wondered how the inside of a high-end printing studio operates, Miller’s Lab – America’s largest professional printing lab – gives us …

Traps That Many Aspiring Photographers Get Caught In: Part II

This is a followup to our original post about aspiring photographers getting caught in traps when they’re first starting out. The list of potential …

Back To Basics: Senior Portrait Ideas

Photo by Peter Casey<p>Senior portraits have come a long way since the days of the dreary (and often dreaded) school photos. Compared to the creative …

Case Study: An Example of One Photographer's Workflow

If you like taking photographs like I do, either for the pleasure of it or for the living, you must have dozens and dozens of thousands of pictures …

Useful Photography Tip #59: Don't Let Images Become Orphan Works

Everyone knows that free is good. However, there is a dark side to this idea–especially in photography. People and businesses want to keep a low …

Tips for Using Shadows in Photography

Photographers tend to pay a lot of attention to light. In fact, we often think of light as one of the most important aspects of photography. On the …

Landscape Photography

How to Take Great Product Photos

If you’ve ever scrolled through a page of thumbnails while searching for products, you’ve probably noticed how much more inclined you are to take a …

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Airstream-Inspired Living: Kempart Loft with Aluminum Pod by Dethier Architectures

The refurbished, industrial Kempart Loft gets a drastic makeover by Dethier Architectures, complete with a modular aluminum pod that not only breaks …

Living Rooms

Useful Photography Tip #58: Develop Your Eye

We often talk about cameras, lenses and lighting but rarely do we talk about what’s behind them–your eye. Not the organ, no, the part of your mind …

Photography Tips on Facebook: Reaches 100,000 Followers

We love our Facebook followers, they are often the first to know if we have a new in-depth article posted and we value the comments, discussions and …

Get Comfortable: It's Coffee and Photography Links Time!

The world of photography has been very busy with some really terrific photographs and content being posted and shared in all corners of the internet. …

The Importance of Always Having a Personal Photography Project

Ever wondered what it takes to make a living from photography? In the video below, professional commercial photographer Jen Pottheiser shares sage …

Digital Camera Maintenance and Care Tips

A digital camera is a sensitive device. As such, it needs to be cleaned and cared for so it will always be on optimum performance. Proper maintenance …

Cameras

Aperture and Shutter Priority Modes on Digital Cameras

Aperture and shutter speed settings can seem confusing for a new photographer. Luckily your semi-automatic settings, Aperture Priority and Shutter …

Taking The Next Step In Your Photography

Besides deciding which camera or lens to buy, the other most often question I get asked is how one can take the next step in their photography career.<p>…

Inside a Professional Paparazzi Photography Bag

Getting a sneak peak inside a professional paparazzi’s camera bag isn’t something we are treated to on a regular basis, which makes the video below …

Photography

Depositphotos – A Place to Buy and Sell Photos

Founded in 2009, Depositphotos (one of our sponsors) has quickly become one of the leading microstock agencies online. They offer users the ability …

Seven Lenses for The Portrait Shooter on a Budget

Whether photography is your hobby or you’re looking to make it into a profession, portraits are one of the best ways to flex your creative skills. …

How to Photograph Various Skin Tones

Getting the right photo exposure can be a bit tricky at times. Expose for the highlights and lose the dark areas, expose for the dark areas and blow …

Thief Steals Photographer's Computer, Makes Images Artistically Better

The Huffington Post is running an interesting story right now on photographer Melanie Willhide. Willhide had her computer stolen along with the …