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Shooting 7 Headshots on 1 Wall with 1 Model

The first time I sketched a photo was in 2011. It had never crossed my mind before that. Up until then I had never really needed it. I was five years …

10 Different Ways You Can Use a Single Softbox

When you’re just starting out in photography, you may not have a lot of money to invest in putting together a high-end arsenal of studio lighting …

Seven Keys to Starting with Flash Photography

For anyone starting out in photography, a flash gun is one of the earliest pieces of equipment we aspire to. Problem is, it can all be a bit daunting …

Win a Photo Tour of Jordan: All Entries Get a Free Giveaway from Macphun

We’ve teamed up with Dream Photo Tours to give away a once in a lifetime photo tour for two of Jordan! You only have until September 21st at Midnight …

Boom! Woah! Exploding Box Photo Album

Some explosions are loud and pretty. Like fireworks.<p>Other explosions are <i>quiet</i> and pretty. Like this amazing photo album that we’re gonna teach you to …

Video: How to Use the Sun During Shoots at Sunrise, Noon, and Magic Hour

The sun can be a photographer’s best friend: it is a constant source of light that lasts all day and doesn’t require any power from your end to keep …

Hyperfocal Distance: A Landscape Photographer's Friend

We have all seen those wonderful shots, those beautiful landscapes that are in focus from what seems like inches in front of the lens element to …

How to Post-Process a Milky Way Photo in Lightroom

Photographer Michael Shainblum created this 20-minute step-by-step video showing how he goes about post-processing a Milky Way photograph using Adobe …

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Photography

Tips for Photographing Cars

The scene setup – by placing parking a car in the shade of a building on a sunny day, you can use the ambient light as your main light, illuminating …

Photography

How to shoot high-quality panorama images

Panorama images have something intriguing. They give you a different view of the world around you - a view that does not resemble the way you see a …

10 Different Ways to Use the Same Softbox

If you’re of the philosophy of using one monolight or flash to illuminate your photos, then you’ll be delighted to know that a single light source …

The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain …

A Short and Sweet Video Tutorial on How to Capture a Night Sky Time-Lapse with Your DSLR

UK-based videographer Cal Thomson recently got into astrophotography and creating time-lapses of the starry night sky. After receiving good responses …

Time-lapse Photography

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 …

Shutter Speed

Photography Studio Lighting Setup Tips

Hair lights, back lights, and barn doors, oh my! Studio lighting can be overwhelming when you first start getting into it. Some photographers out …

How to Make the Best of a Single Speedlight With No Light Modifier

Model: Bec Fordyce<p>When you’re first getting started in lighting, you’ll probably have the very basics, which could be a single speedlight or single …

10 Expert Tips to Immediately Improve Your Photography

If you're a beginner photographer looking to step up your game, these tips are for you. What most amateurs don't know is that photography revolves …

Using Graduated Neutral Density filters for Landscape Photography

Digital Photography

How to Create Soft Cross-Light for Portraits with Joel Grimes

YouTube

5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

6 Types of Photos Every Photographer Should Know How to Make

While the popularity of some creative photography techniques rises and falls, there are some photo tricks that continue to stand the test of time. …

Understanding Depth of Field for Beginners

Learn how depth of field (DoF), can enhance your photos and the three main factors that influence depth of field in photography.

7 Beginner Tips For Sharper Photos

Scott Kelby, the author of many digital photography books says, <i>“If your photos aren’t sharp then the rest doesn’t matter.”</i> Key to any image is its …

Home Studio Essentials Episodes 1-10

If you’ve been watching my recent videos over on Adorama TV you’ll have noticed a pattern forming. Over the past months the majority of the videos …

A Quick Guide to Light Metering for Photographers

With modern DSLR’s, we often take exposure metering for granted, knowing that our camera will nail the exposure 99% of the time. Many DSLR’s have …

How to Use a Reflector for Better Outdoor Portraits

<b>What is a Reflector and Why Use One for Outdoor Portraits?</b><p>Simply put, a reflector is an object that reflects light onto a subject. In the absence of …

On Photographing the Milky Way: An Ode to Astrophotography

Here’s a little inspiration and my answer to why we stay out late in the cold and the dark.<p>I was recently reminded of my first really successful …