James Meier

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland - Winter Photography to Motivate you

How to Create a Winter Wonderland Holiday Photo

Christmas Trees

27 Amazing Macro Snowflake Images Shot with a DIY Camera Set Up

5 Uncommon Snow Photography Tips That Can Transform Your Winter Scenes

My Portrait Gear Essentials

What’s the best equipment for taking amazing portraits? I’m often asked what the best equipment is for taking great portraits. Many people assume …

30 Foul Weather Photos for Inspiration - Digital Photography School

Digital Photography

Do you shoot in the rain or pack up at the first drop?

Comparing Images with Lightroom 5’s Survey View

Comparing Images with Lightroom 5’s Survey View, how to use this viewing mode in the library module to compare images

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade - reflector, nifty 50, tripod, walk-around lens and a flash - what to look for and …

Camera Angles for Wildlife Photography

An illustrated example of how to use camera angle for wildlife photography by wildlife photographer Paul Burwell on Digital Photography School

Photography

Anne Frank's Amsterdam: A Then and Now Photo Series

Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany. She lived in Amsterdam with her family during World War II. Escaping Nazi persecution of …

Gorgeous Long Exposure Photography of the Northern Lights

Astronomy photographer Tommy Richardsen provokes one to sit back and enjoy these absolutely captivating night landscapes, filled with the visual …

Dramatic Black and White Images Done in Intense Contrast Add Impression of Mystery and Intimacy

French photographer Benoit Courti‘s work is enjoying a growing following on-line as more and more people see his straightforward, graceful and …

Dramatic Close-Up Portraits of Animals Captured at the Local Zoo

Photographer Joshua Arlington is a regular visitor at his local zoo, and he is quite adept at taking close-up animal portraits. Arlington was able to …

15 Tips for Successful Fireworks Photography

15 tips for successful fireworks photography: what camera settings to use, what equipment do you need, how to set up and get the most colorful …

Fireworks

Minimalist Photography ~ 4 Tips To Keep It Simple With A Maximum Impact

Minimalism is a very subjective concept in the art world. The Webster dictionary defines it as follows: A style or technique that is characterized by …

What the Numbers on your Lens Mean

I've run into this a few times with students that feel embarrassed to ask what all the numbers on the lens mean. There's no reason to feel …

Destination: Oregon

Every year I try to dedicate at least one week of vacation to photographing a destination that’s on my lifetime list of places to see- some might …

Master These Five Lightroom Sliders and Your Photos Will Pop

Have you ever opened up Lightroom (or any other professional level editing program) and said, “Oh my – where do I start?” If so then this post is …

An Introduction to Buying Used Lenses

Let’s face it– photography is an expensive hobby and an even more expensive profession. Camera bodies, speedlights, reflectors, memory cards, …

How to Use Film Simulator Presets in Lightroom

processed using VSCO’s Kodak TRI-X film preset Those of you who think Instagram and its ilk are pushing us towards the end of “real photography” can …

Tutorials

How to Photograph Fireworks

Do you want to know how to photograph fireworks? With New Year’s Eve just days away I thought I’d refresh this article in which I give 10 Fireworks …

Photography

The Basics of Using ND Grads to Improve Your Landscapes

As I’ve written before, the hardest part of landscape photography is retaining detail in a bright sky with a darker foreground. There are several …

How To Improve an Image with 2 Steps in Photoshop Using Screen Mode

A Guest Post by Sergey Sus/ Today I want to share a very simple way for improving a photo without having to change the exposure. I use this method …

Photographing Waterfalls: 6 Tips To Get You Started

Some of my favourite landscapes to photograph are waterfalls. The smoothness of the water against the hard, sharp edges of the rocks or striking …

TetherTools - Shooting Tethered and other Fun Things..

We had a look at the AERO from Tether Tools a while back (Read that review here) well, I’ve been in touch with the photographer who did that review …

How to Use the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom

In this video tutorial Trevor Dayley gives a few quick and helpful tips on using the Adjustment brush in Lightroom. If you’re new to Lightroom this …

How to Create Realistic Looking HDR Photographs

By Sean Ogle. HDR photography has gotten a bit of a bad reputation, simply because so many people don’t know how or when to use it. It kind of …

How to Use Lightroom on 2 Computers and Keep the Catalogue Synchronised

A common question that we hear from readers about using Lightroom is how can it be used on two computers while keeping your catalog synchronised? In …

5 Ways to Strengthen the Message and Story of Your Photographs

A Guest Post by Sergey Sus/ Photographers decide what is in the frame and what is not. We cant always control every single item the frame. We can …