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How to Get Genuine Feedback On Your Photographs

When you start getting into photography, it's very easy to get swept up in the awesomeness and friendliness of the online photography community. …

Save Money on Photography Products With Photo Deal Cafe’

Photo Deal Cafe’ (one of our sponsors) works with over 50,000 photographers and vendors in order to bring you daily deals on photography products in …

DSLR Giveaway: Win Your Choice of a Canon 6D or a Nikon D600!

<b>Update</b>: This giveaway is now over. The winner was randomly selected and announced at the end of this post.<p>Time for a new giveaway, and this one is a …

5 DIY Photography Projects to Save You Money

Professionals and hobbyists alike realize that photography equipment is expensive. The high costs of gear and accessories is a fact of life for pros …

Top 10 Composition Tips in Photography

Photography is all about composition. If you can’t compose an image, you can’t take photos. That’s the bottom line. This is where your photography …

Landscape Photography

The dos (and don't) of summer photography

Summer's here! At least it was when this guide went to press, though anything could have happened in the few days since. Still, the holiday season <i>is</i> …

How to take great portrait photos

To take successful photographs of people, you need to be both direct <i>and</i> candid. Always get close to your subjects; standing at a distance with a long …

Top tips for landscape photography

Shooting landscapes demands a very different way of working compared to photographing people. Typically taken with the camera mounted on a tripod, …

How to take great urban photos

The urban environment offers a whole host of subjects to photograph, even in the smallest of towns. In the time it takes to walk a block or two, you …

New Webinar! From Camera to Delivery: Streamlining Your Digital Workflow

Professional photographers spend years streamlining their digital workflow and finding the best systems to make their lives – and their clients’ …

When and How to Use a Monopod Instead of a Tripod

In George Orwell’s seminal book Animal Farm, the animals in question stated that four legs were better than two. In this article we are going to look …

Back to Basics: Fun Ideas for Kids Portraits

Photo by Kara Lamm<p>Getting kids to relax and have fun in front of the camera can be the trickiest part of taking kids’ portraits. They’re often either …

Printing 101: Introduction to Photography Printing Guide at 25% Off

Like many disgruntled ink jet printer users, Pro photographer Ron Martinsen had almost given up on getting good quality prints. He found himself …

Tablets

Why Auto White Balance Isn't Your Friend

I know the title for this article is very strong, but in all honesty, I am not fan of automatic white balance. Though, it seems convenient and the …

Techniques to Capture Impactful Environmental Portraits of Strangers

Photo shoots don’t always involve planning. Sometimes inspiration strikes on a whim. Eric Kim, a street photographer based in Los Angeles, used a …

Neat Trick If You Need a Macro Lens in a Pinch

No macro lens? No problem! Now you can get those lovely, detailed close-up shots without investing in another pricey lens. How? By converting one of …

Cameras