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A Casual Review of the Fujifilm X100T

For the last 21 days I have been in Japan putting Fujifilm’s new X100T through its paces.<p>This review will not cover every technical aspect of the …

10 Things Non-Photo People Do That Annoy the Crap Out of Photo Enthusiasts

Photo enthusiasts and pro photographers alike should appreciate this one, because we all have those friends who know nothing about photography and, …

Travel tripods: Comparing 5 aluminum kits

It is frequently said that 'the best camera is the one you have with you,' and when a stable platform for that camera is needed, the same could be …

Carbon Fiber

The eerie Americana of photographer Ed Freeman - in pictures

After a 25-year career in the music industry, during which he produced Don McLean's American Pie, Ed Freeman returned to his original love of photography. While driving around southern Californian deserts to photograph landscapes, he was struck by the beauty of the desolate buildings he passed on …

10 Silly Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Image Quality

How many times have you captured an amazing image only to view it on your computer, or as a print, and realize that you screwed something up along …

How to do Long Exposure Photography and Light Trails at Night

Before I understood how photography worked, I was always intrigued by light trails in images. I never understood how that happened. When I began to …

Landscape Photography

Gimp, The Free Alternative to Photoshop, Looks Impressive in Version 2.8

There is a perception amongst many of us that free software is often clunky with poorly designed user interfaces that hinder productivity rather than …

The Photoshop Tool You Thought You Knew & How To Really Use It

It’s the ubiquitous photo editing tool that we all know and love or hate. Since inception in 1988 Photoshop has moved from basic grayscale displaying …

How I Lost Over a Hundred Photographs to a Corrupted Memory Card, And Got Them Back

It’s probably every photographer’s worst nightmare. You’ve shot gigabytes worth of images, ready to be imported for post-processing, when suddenly: …

Tutorial: How to Add Realistic Looking Sun Beams To Your Photographs in Post

In this ten minute video created by Glyn Dewis, you’ll get a nice little look at how to add sun rays to any photograph of your choosing by using …

From Bottles to Wall Art: Adorn Your Walls with Prints Made from Recycled Bottles

Photography is one of the most powerful ways that ecological messages are transmitted. Photo series of landfills show us the issues we need to …

From Prep Work to Post-Processing: An In-Depth Star Photography Tutorial

As a photographer, there is nothing more intriguing to me than the unknown. What’s out there and where will it lead me on my next adventure under the …

Tutorial Shows You How to Capture Quality Night Sky Time-Lapses

Five months after releasing his first tutorial video on shooting and processing time-lapse photography, Dustin Farrell is back at it again. This time …

New Year’s Eve Photography Tips

1<p>Take Outside Shots<p>Depending on where you live, taking New Year’s Eve photos outside will give you an extra variable on what to shoot and when. Many …

Long exposure photography tutorial

Disappearing lives: the world's threatened tribes – in pictures

Photographer Jimmy Nelson spent nearly three years visiting 31 remote and unique tribes and cultures around the world, witnessing their rituals and capturing their traditional dresses, jewellery, weapons and symbols in a series of beautiful portraits. His book, Before They Pass Away, is published …

Unlock Paris

Essentials to Getting Started with Low-Light and Night Photography

Low-light and night photography follow the same basic fundamentals of photography but there are some techniques that are more prevalent and worth …

How to Select the Perfect Nikon DSLR for Your Needs

An article by +Sean Ogle Selecting a new DSLR can be really overwhelming, especially if you’re a first time buyer. Not only do you have to decide …

3 Reasons to Shoot Vertical Aspect Landscapes and 6 Tips on How to Shoot Them

A Guest Contribution by Todd Sisson – author of our Landscape Photography eBook. The majority of landscape images are photographed in the horizontal …

Tutorials

Merge to 32 bit - HDR technique comparisons

HDR is an often discussed and debated subject in photography circles. There’s much talk about “bad” HDR, or a whether or not one should even do it in …

Fireworks Photography Tips

We all love to see fireworks displays with the bright colors displayed against the night sky. Some of the displays can be quite spectacular. If you …

Landscape Photography

How to Photograph Light Trails

Photographing light trails is somewhat of a rite of passage for low light photographers – usually by setting up a nice landscape composition that …

How to Take Cute Pictures of Kittens

Recently I had the joy of partaking in some photography for a pet rescue organisation. They asked me to take pictures of quite a few kittens and cats …

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 …

How To Shoot a Live Band Without a Flash

Shooting gigs, in my opinion, is the second hardest form of photography, the first being landscapes. As a photographer, in a mosh pit of excited …

Black-and-White Photos That Capture the Feeling of Winter Mornings in Montreal

Lightly falling snow and rain, silent figures walking on sidewalks, a chilly breeze, and the quiet breeze. Those are some of the things captured by …

Use Bulb Ramping to Make Your Timelapse Exposures Smoother

Bulb Ramping is a method of using an intervalometer to make minute changes to a camera during a timelapse capture sequence–and of course this needs …

Light Painting Part Two - Photoshop

In Part One of the Light Painting Tutorial I went over how to do the photography part: equipment, camera settings, set up, lighting, potential …

Photography Bucket List - Cinque Terre, Italy

In this second installment of my ‘Photography Bucket List’ series we’re going to cover arguably one of the most beautiful places on earth; the Cinque …