Jeff Ruhl-Epp

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Suggested Camera Settings for Astrophotography

If you’ve never tackled astrophotography, one of your first questions might be, “What camera settings do I use?”The answer to that question is tricky …

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5 Photography Terms Every Serious Landscape Photographer Should Know

Landscape photography is all about photographing the beautiful vistas that nature presents to you. It encompasses everything from mountains and …

Seeing London Commuters as Renaissance Paintings

A photographer finds transcendence on the Tube.<p>Bored during his daily commute through London one day, photographer Matt Crabtree, like his fellow Tube dwellers, was staring at his phone. When he looked up, he saw “a woman that was held in a moment that just looked so beautiful and serene,” Crabtree …

5 Tips for Photographing in Winter

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Landscape Photography

13 Exercises for Photographers That Can Help Jump-Start Creativity

Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method …

A Primer on Reading and Using Histograms

Image histograms are useful tools that can be used to help properly gauge the exposure and contrast within a scene during shooting or to balance the …

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just Two Little Decisions

The question I get asked the most is: “Wow, nice pic! Which camera are you using?” Does that sound familiar? In the past, every time I heard this …

Landscape Photography

The Phoblographer's Introduction to the Umbrella Reflector

Model: Asta Paredes<p>One of the most undervalued and little talked about light modifiers is also one of the most absolute essential for nearly any …

Should You Watermark Your Images?

Ultimately, once you’ve posted your photos online, you’ve lost the ability to control them. This is a fact that anyone sharing data, information, and …

Tutorials

Nick’s Photography Tips: 13 tips for photographing snow

<i>[Editor's note: This piece is a few years old now, but the tips are timeless. Snow season is definitely upon us here in the northern hemisphere, so</i> …

How to Do Levitation Photography: A Tutorial

As a part of a personal 50/50 project (a photo a day for 50 days with a 50mm lens), I tried my first attempts at levitation photography and had a lot …

Tutorials

How to capture falling snow in your photographs

Picture one of those beautiful, Currier and Ives big giant snowflakes snow falls. If you’re in the woods by yourself; it’s just about one of the most …

5 Steps to Creating a Dreamlike Gown in Photoshop

Today, I’m going to show you how to create a dress from scratch out of something that was not a dress… at all. Here are five steps to creating a gown …

11 Tips for Creating Stunning Photographs of Cities at Dawn

We’ve all seen hundreds of gorgeous photos of sunrises over beaches and beautiful landscapes. Of course they have the capacity to wow and inspire, …

Photography

Cheap Simple Tripod for Your Pocket

Introduction: Cheap Simple Tripod for Your Pocket<p>The "tripod" made from a string and a 1/4 inch bolt is a well functioning and cheap classic that …

Woodworking

These 4 Tools Will Help Improve Your Flash Photography

For the uninitiated, flash photography can be scary. There’s all this talk about lighting ratios and sync speed and…it gets to a point where some …

Portable

Getting Started With Low Key Portraiture

Most people take low key for granted, and think that one just needs to underexpose and all is set. The reality, however, is quite different. First of …

A Photographer’s Guide to London: Part Two

In our last article, we took a look at the logistics of photographing in this busy, bustling city. Today we are going to take a look at some of the …

A Photographer’s Guide to London: Part One

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” A cliche perhaps and what is not mentioned is how tiring London can be. That said, it is a …

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The Magic of Trading, or: How I Got a $2,100 Canon 85mm f/1.2L II for Just $145

I got a $2,100 Canon 85mm f/1.2L for $145 earlier this year. To be honest, it was more like $145 plus a couple trips to Starbucks, but it was still a …

Photographer Michel Rajkovic Captures the Magic of Landscapes with Long Exposures

Michel Rajkovic is a fine art photographer based in Asnieres, France. He travels the world and captures photos of time passing through landscapes by …

4 Techniques that Will Help You Master Dodging and Burning Your Photos

If you have 30-minutes to spare for a tutorial, check out this one by photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz on the techniques of dodging …

50 B&W Photographs which will tell you light is everything in photography

<b>Light</b> cannot be kept outside the equation when speaking about pure photography. Obviously Photography as we all know is about capturing light. Having …

Photography

14 Things I Have Learned From Being a Photographer

I am not at the top. I’m not even skating the middle, but I have been doing this photography thing for a while, and there are some things I’ve …

How to Use Lightroom’s Lens Correction Controls

All lenses distort. Most have some degree of barrel distortion as well as pin cushioning. They often also have other issues such as chromatic …

What You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Serious Camera

The rise of cameraphones has had two significant effects on photography. First it has dramatically increased the number of images that we are taking …

3 Lightroom Tweaks to Get Your Landscape Photographs to Sing

Although originally developed as a image management tool, Adobe’s Lightroom has evolved into a powerful post production application. For many …

Negative Space in Photography

You already know a great deal about the composition choices that I make. You know my thoughts on what matters most in photography, the rule of …

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