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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 …

7 Photography eBooks Every Photographer Should Read

While there are countless eBooks out there on photography, it can be a daunting task to filter through them all. Which books are worth their price …

5 Tips for Better Sunset Photography

Let’s wrap up our discussion of sunset photography with some tips that don’t warrant their own articles but are still valuable additions to your …

Tips for Better Landscape Photography

The problem with most landscape photography is that not enough preparation is put into setting up the shot before it is taken. These tips are meant …

Landscape Photography

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 …

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 …

Shutter Speed

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>…

Useful Photography Tip #54: Use Your Phone's Flashlight to Aid Your Camera's Autofocus

No matter how advanced autofocusing algorithms have become, they still tend to suffer in low light situations. Granted, your camera has an AF assist …

Useful Photography Tip #55: Place a Flash Against a Large Wall to Imitate Window Light

Often when I shoot products for the website, I try to think of different and creative ways to light the scenes but also have a natural and lifestyle …

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 …

How To Photograph Star Trails

Photographing star trails can be challenging but also rewarding. If you’ve never tried it, these tips will help you get started. Choosing the Place …

Digital Photography

6 Photography Rules You Shouldn't Feel Guilty About Breaking

Whenever we first set out to learn something we usually are forced to learn the rules of that particular activity before we’re allowed to fully …

Stray Light and Lens Flares in Photography

A camera lens is made up of several elements—pieces of special glass ground to a specific curve according to computer calculations. Each element …

Discover the Wonder of Time-Lapse Photography

This week over at our sister site – SnapnDeals – we have a great deal running where you can get 20% off Time-Lapse Photography: A technical and …

Photography

How to Photograph Landscapes

You might be wondering how the beautiful landscape photographs shown in magazines are shot. The colors are so vibrant and the compositions are always …

See How Light and Shadows Affect the Faces of Your Portrait Subjects

The very premise of photography is rooted in light and, as photographers, it should be our goal to learn how to master it. Even the slightest change …

Photography

Camera Settings for HDR Photography

High dynamic range (HDR) images are taking the photography world by storm as more and more photographers are discovering the stunning images the …

See a Professional Photographer’s Workflow in Adobe Lightroom

The life of a professional photographer can be strenuous at times. Photo shoots often consist of hundreds to thousands of photographs that need to be …

Infrared Photography: Tips on How to Get Started

You have always wanted to try infrared photography, but you’ve been lead to believe that this can only be done using expensive IR cameras? This …

Film Photography

A Simple 3 Step Culling Workflow: The “Editing Out” Culling System

Introduction This tutorial has been transcribed from the SLR Lounge Lightroom 4 Workshop on DVD, a 14 hour Lightroom 4 A – Z guide with over 130 …

How to Take Compelling Photographs

One of the keys to a good photograph is its ability to tell a story. To be able to do so effectively, a photographer has to take many different …

Photography

How to Photograph Light Trails

If you’ve ever wanted to create light trails but didn’t know where to start, this article is for you.<p>photo by Strevo<p>What You Need for Light Trail …

Night Photography Using Light Painting and Exposure Stacking

Photographs made using advanced light painting techniques often look as if they’d require a crew of a dozen assistants to achieve. But some artists …

6 Free Ways to Improve Your Photography [Get More out of dPS]

Over the last few years dPS has grown from being a personal blog where I shared tips for friends about how to get the most out of their cameras into …

How to Photograph Smoke

At some point in your life, you’ve probably seen an amazing photograph featuring smoke. The smoke might be flawlessly lit against a solid background …

5 Amazing Apps That Every Photographer Should Have

Once upon a time photography was in large part about remembering complicated rules and equations and a fair amount of luck. The more you knew of the …

3 Stupidly Simple Reasons Why Most People's Photography Does Not Improve

I’m presuming that this article will not apply to some readers of dPS… but after 3 conversations in the last week which revealed the same photography …

How to Organize a Successful Photowalk

Photowalks are nothing new, anyone remotely interested in photography and with access to the internet has probably heard about one taking place …

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 …