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How to Create Multiple Portrait Styles with One Speedlight

Not all photographers have used artificial lighting before. In fact, some people only even rent lighting equipment when certain events or situations …

Editing Eyes for Portraits that Pop in Adobe Lightroom

While many will tell you that you should do all your eye-retouching and editing in Adobe Photoshop, there is an amazing amount of editing that you …

10 Simple Yet Effective Photography Tips

<b>1. Move closer to your subject.</b> Nothing kills a photo quicker than a distracting background. If you have a great background try bringing the subject …

How to Jumpstart Your Photography With Self Assignments

As photographers who wish to improve our art, chances are we always looking for opportunities to practice our craft. The problem is, our practice …

How to Help Your Clients Feel Comfortable In Front of Your Camera

Introduction This article is an excerpt from the newly released and critically acclaimed Natural Light Couples Photography Workshop by SLR Lounge. …

Photography

How to Create Professional Time-Lapse Videos From Start to Finish

A high-quality time-lapse is a beautiful thing. From the aurora borealis over Norway to the thriving metropolis that is San Diego, we’ve featured …

How to Photograph Smoke

At some point in your life, you’ve probably seen an amazing photograph featuring smoke. The smoke might be flawlessly lit against a solid background …

Informative Tutorial on the Types of Light Meters and How to Properly Use Them

Mark Vargo is a big time cinematographer who has worked on too many well-known movies to list. He’s credited as a second unit director of photography …

How to Balance Subject and Background Exposure - A Real World Example

Wedding photography involves a lot of compromises because we aren’t always allowed the optimum circumstances in which to create beautiful images. …

10 Techniques for Amazing Portraits

A guest post by San Diego Wedding Photographer, Wayne Yuan As full-time photographers shooting 30+ weddings a year, we have to admit, sometimes it’s …

Photography

How to Photograph Busy Tourist Sites

Unfortunately, photographing busy tourist hot spots means encountering many tourists who can, unknowingly, ruin your shot by wandering into your …

Digital Photography

The Basics of a One Light Setup: A Lighting Tutorial

Lately we’ve had a lot of readers asking for advice about simple lighting techniques for shooting portraits. Here’s a good video from TheSlantedLens …

Photography

5 Tips for Improving Your Portrait Photography

Here are some techniques that you may not be aware of if you’re new to portrait photography. It takes practice, but being aware of these ideas can …

Photography

How to Use Sunset Light to Light Portraits

Sunset is arguably the most beautiful time of day for portrait light. But you don’t want to simply take your subject outside and start shooting. Take …

Digital Photography

The Importance of Location for Outdoor Portraits

Just like in Real Estate, Photography is about location, location, location. Well, sort of. It’s not as much the beauty of a location, but rather, …

Tips for Shooting Landscapes with a Telephoto Lens

Landscape photography is often synonymous with wide-angle lenses, strategically placed foreground elements and all encompassing vistas that stretch …

Landscape Photography

How to Easily Create Selective Color Using Lightroom

This is a guest post by: John Davenport Selective color photography has been around for ages. It’s something that has been used in the movies – …

Tutorials

Clothing for Portraits - How to Tell your Subjects What to Wear

The clothes your clients or portrait subjects are wearing in their photo can be a touchy subject to discuss with them, especially if you are just …

Photography

Starting a Photography Business in Today’s Economy

Zack Arias is perhaps one of the most well-known photographers, thanks to his web presence. Not only is Zack an amazing photographer, but he is a …

Quick Tutorial Shows How to Dodge and Burn Using Curves in Photoshop

In addition to taking beautiful fashion photos, Serbian born photographer Elena Jasic also occasionally uploads a tutorial or two to her YouTube …

See How Light and Shadows Affect the Faces of Your Portrait Subjects

The very premise of photography is rooted in light and, as photographers, it should be our goal to learn how to master it. Even the slightest change …

Photography

How to Photograph Various Skin Tones

Getting the right photo exposure can be a bit tricky at times. Expose for the highlights and lose the dark areas, expose for the dark areas and blow …

Creating the Photograph: Stratos Agianoglou's Noir Portrait

<i>Photo by Stratos Agianoglou, All images used with permission</i><p><i>Editor’s Note: Creating the Photograph is a new series that we’re starting where we</i> …

How to Use Content Aware Fill in Photoshop

Most photographers would agree that whenever possible getting the shot right in camera should be the goal. However, there are going to be times when …

Hyperfocal Distance Photography: Calculations & Focus

In this article I’m going to discuss the special focus condition called hyperfocal distance (HFD) and how you can employ it with today’s DSLR cameras …

Tutorial: Shooting Double Exposures with a Canon 5D Mark III

Cameras today have many extra functions that are often buried in menus and forgotten. Last year, I bought the Canon 5D Mark III and, after a few …

How to Do Stop Motion Photography: An Introduction

In a perfect world the weather outside would always cooperate, if not invite us to get outdoors and take photographs. Unfortunately, that's always …

The Secret of Creating a Strong Image - 5 Tips for Creating a Story in Your Image

In an era when we are drowning in images and lots of people and talents are competing for the viewers’ eyes or the magazines’ attention, have you …

Photography