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How to Easily Turn Your Signature into a Photo Watermark in Photoshop

Here’s a simple way to create a digital watermark using your signature that you can use as a Photoshop brush. This 5-minute video from Colin Smith of …

Tutorials

A Photographer’s Shutter Speed Cheat Sheet as a Handy Reference for You

To take your photography to the next level and achieve perfectly exposed photos, it’s important to understand and master shutter speed and its …

A Few Subtle But Critical Mistakes All Photographers Make (At Some Point)

Photography, just like most of the visual art forms, relies on <i>perfect execution</i> yet there are still those subtle mistakes photographers make from …

Wedding Photos Under the Milky Way and Northern Lights

About a year ago, I was asked if I would like to do a wedding photography at night. The bride Erika had seen a photo of a moon halo I took earlier …

5 Top Tips For Photographing Flowers and Gardens

It’s not uncommon for nature and flower photographers to keep taking the same old picture of different plants and flowers. However, flexing your …

Macro Photography

Simple Yet Effective Composition Tips That Have Tons of Impact

I remember the first camera I got, and all I wanted to do was bolt outside and start taking pictures that I just knew would be jaw-droppingly …

How a Vignette Can Make Your Photographs Pop (And How to Do It in Photoshop)

Some people love them and some people hate them, but whatever your tastes you should probably know a little about the vignette effect in photography. …

Tutorials

High Noon - Photography in the Midday Sun

As most of us know, the golden hours for photography are around sunrise and sunset, when the light is soft, golden and easy to work with. However, …

Landscape Photography

7 Basic Tips That Will Make Your Stock Photographs Sell Like Hotcakes

The microstock model is a relative newcomer in the world of commercial photography. Previously, only an elite few were able to make a decent living …

Shutter Speed Explained for the Beginning Photographer

One of the obstacles that beginning photographers face is understanding exposure controls - that is, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.Not only do you …

A Beginner's Guide to Aperture and Depth of Field

If you've spent any amount of time reading photography tutorials or talking with photographers, you have likely heard the phrase that "photography is …

Beyond Lighting: Taking Better Portraits

Portraiture can be a tricky thing to get right. Even with ideal lighting situations, a photographer still faces quite a few challenges to get a good …

Thinking Outside The Rule of Thirds

Chances are, at some point in your training as a photographer, the rule of thirds was embedded into your mind as an axiom of composition. The rule …

The Art of the Local Photo Safari - How to Find Interesting Photo Subjects When There Are None

We've all been there, wandering around the house aimlessly, wishing there was something interesting to take a picture of. We sigh, and stare at our …

10 Tips and Tricks for Making Difficult Selections in Photoshop

If you’re just starting out in Photoshop and would like to learn the art of making difficult selections to isolate things in photos, check out this …

3 Valuable Tips To Help Differentiate Your Photos From The Masses - Page 2 of 2

Creating your own unique style is not something you can do overnight.<p>And yes, if you are a beginner in photography the best way to learn really is to …

Ask Yourself This. Is Social Media ACTUALLY Benefiting Your Photography Business?

Utilizing social media for our photography businesses has become a necessity in the industry, there's no getting around that and the likelihood is …

An Introduction To Concert Photography

Before you head out to your favorite concert hall with your intents set on shooting some pictures of your favorite band, make sure you have the …

Photography

Tutorial: Editing Smoke Photographs In Adobe Photoshop

Rename the background layer by double clicking on it. I changed mine to smoke tutorial, but feel free to name yours whatever you like.<p>Now we're going …

Gripping Photography Links to End Your Boredom

With so much going on in the world of photography these days, it's great that we have <b>Toad Hollow Photography</b> searching all over online looking for …

Easy Beginner Photography Tips That Will Immediately Improve Your Photos

I remember when I first started getting serious about photography and feeling an incredible sense of being overwhelmed.Learning how to create great …

Tutorial: How to Add Texture to Your Photographs in Photoshop

Adding texture to photographs is one of those things in photography that people seem to have strong opinions on. Some people love it, some people …

Graphics

The Top 10 Poses to Avoid in Portrait Photography

<b>1. Never shoot your subject head on!</b> Did you know when you photograph a person with both of their shoulders and toes pointing at you, you are …

Myrtle Beach

How to Stop Pixel-Peeping

Pixel-peeping is an interesting phenomenon– something that I used to be a victim of.<p>1. What is pixel-peeping?<p>Pixel-peeping is looking at your photos …

31 of the Most Famous Photographers of All Time

<b><br>Ansel Adams [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons</b>Famous photographers is a topic that a lot of us agree on, but ask a group of photographers what …

5 Silhouette Photography Composition Tips

Learn how to make more mysterious photographs with silhouettes.• Download PDF Silhouette Examples<br>1. Film noir and silhouettesIf you’re new to film …

Master Motion Blur in Street Photography

Canon EOS 5D Mark III; 24mm/ƒ/3.2/1/6s/ISO 200. Photo by Ollie Nord.<p>Canon EOS 6D; 24mm/ƒ/11.0/1/15s/ISO 400. Photo by Ryan Millier.<p><b>Gear</b><br>Before you go …

Landscape Photography