John West

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How to Photograph Dramatic Clouds at Sunset

The difference between a nice sunset and a dramatic sunset is all about the clouds, however, not all clouds are created equal.

A Review of the Airport Commuter Backpack - Digital Photography School

ThinkTank's Airport Commuter backpack is one of the best bags I've come across for packing sizable amounts of gear, plus laptop, iPad, and other …

The 7 Keys to Mastering The Headshot

A good headshot says a lot about a person, as it should. A headshot technically is a portrait, but a great headshot isn't just your typical posed …

Quick and Informative Intro to SLR Lenses for Beginners

The world of camera lenses can be a bit daunting when you first start out, and so a videographer and photographer have joined forces to put together …

High-End Product Photography Tutorial and Techniques

Despite the fact that product photography is among the most prolific and inescapable features of modern marketing, people often ask me, “Product …

How To Prepare For Successful Landscape Shoots

The simplest ways to capture great photographs is to prepare yourself for success before you head out. Here's how to prepare for successful landscape …

Photography

Timelapse Photography of a Rare Night Sky

There is no surprise photographers have been drawn to capturing some of the natural phenomenons that occurs in the sky during the night hours such as …

Useful Tools to Help Simplify Your Life As A Photographer

Let's face it, there are tons of little gadgets on the market all claiming they can turn your photos into brilliant works of art so long as you fork …

Wedding Photography Basics

Shooting a wedding takes a lot more than technical knowledge. Photographers must capture intimacy and fleeting moments in a way that creates powerful …

Photography Rules and Finding Balance to Discover Your Own Style

Digital photography has put the camera in more hands than ever before and everyone seems to either want to follow photography rules or break away …

Two-Minute Mind-Bending Demonstration of Perspective Anamorphosis

Anamorphosis is a technique you’ve probably seen used many times, even if you never knew what it was called. It’s the projection technique that …

This is What the Sky Would Look Like if the Moon Was at the Same Distance as the ISS

We’ve shown off some interesting videos/photo series in the past that highlight different fictional skylines. For instance, you can see what it would …

3 Quick Sunset Photography Tips

In today’s landscape photography photo tip, we will discover three more ways to get better sunset photography.<p>“Biển Ke Ga” captured by Trandinhkhiem …

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 …

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20 Majestic Pictures of Tigers

The Tiger is the largest of the cat species, and clearly not your typical house pet. These majestic mammals reach a total body length of up 11 ft and …

Wildlife

Interesting Photo of the Day: Three Weary Wolves

On a foggy morning at Omega Park in Quebec, Cananda, photographer Daniel Parent was able to capture this shot of three arctic wolves cautiously …

Lighting Asylum – Flash Photography eBook

1<p>Take Your Portrait Photography Further<p>Included in this ebook are photography tips and techniques that test how well you know yourself as a …

eBooks

4 Essential Ingredients for Great Landscape Photographs

When you are out in the field and you’re not sure if your the image you are making is any good, go through this quick mental checklist to see if your …

How to Capture Authentic Emotion in Portrait Photography

If you shoot portraits on a regular basis, I’m sure you have an informal checklist of sorts that you consult — at least mentally — both before and …

Tips for Using Contrast in Photography

Good photography depends far more on skill than it does gear. Good cameras don’t guarantee great photographs, and several professional photographers …

Panasonic Announces New 20mm f1.7 Version II with Metal Exterior

The other day, Panasonic announced that their old 20mm f1.7 was being discontinued. But the new just broke on their website that, they’re announcing …

How to Make a Mini Light Studio Using School Supplies

When school’s out, most kids are thinkin’ “Oh man, summer’s here!”<p>Us? We’re thinkin’ “What are we gonna do with <i>all these binders</i>???”<p>Staring at …

6 Tips for Getting Better Parade Photos

6 tips for getting better parade photos, with stunning examples of each tip. Learn how to get stunning photos that will make your friend wish they'd …

Useful Photography Tip #60: Brighten Your Rangefinder On the Cheap

We found an awesome hack on Lomography magazine for those of you who are really into rangefinder photography (and we’re talking about actual …

Why Photographs of Watches and Clocks Show the Time 10:10

Have you ever noticed that the watches and clocks found in product photographs and advertisements usually show the time 10:10? If you haven’t, pay …

Do You Know these 15 Key Features of your DSLR?

Got a new DSLR? Still trying to work out where to start? Check out this free video by Jeff Cable that runs you through 15 features of that DSLR that …

DSLR Cameras

How to Photograph a Gold Watch

It sounds like such a basic task: photograph a gold watch. But if it sounds simple to you, then you’ve never done it the way Phillip McCordall does. …

Sharp Shooter – Proven Techniques for Sharper Photographs

There’s nothing worse than getting home thinking you’ve bagged a world-beater, only to look at your new prize on the computer and find that it isn’t …

Landscape Photography