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Back to Basics: Your Camera’s Histogram Explained

The ability to read and understand your camera’s histogram is a skill every beginner should master early. And for those of you just starting out, …

Sending Page Invites On Facebook Is Close To Useless

If you're trying to build a fan base for your Facebook page, continually inviting people to like it most probably isn't the best way to accomplish …

Five Reasons Why You Should Work For Free (Sometimes)

A number of years ago, I read on a photography/marketing blog that there are reasons why we, as photographers, should think about working for free. …

3 Easy Steps Using Photoshop to Making your Images POP

Having taught in-depth image post-processing workshops for Photoshop users, I’ve found that three of the simplest techniques are the ones that people …

How to Use Graduated Filters in Lightroom

We could all stand to shoot more during the “golden hour”—that splendid wash of yellow and dramatic light created at sun up and sun down. But …

5 Things You Need to Do to Become a Better Photographer

Good photographers aren’t made overnight. And most accomplished photographers will admit that their earliest attempts at the craft were pretty …

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Understanding Golden Hour, Blue Hour and Twilights

We all know that light is the crucial element in photography. Understanding how it behaves and the factors that influence it is mandatory.<p>For …

Shooting Larger Than Full-Frame Without Breaking the Bank or Carrying a Tank

When you’re looking to get the most bang for your buck, sometimes the best bet is to wander off the beaten path and take an alternate route. The …

Tutorial: How to Pick the Best Focal Length When Capturing Landscapes

Put together by photographer Steve Perry, the video tutorial above shares a collection of useful tips, advice and examples that help explain how to …

Learn to Be Lucky: On the Merits of Instinct and Serendipity in Photography

The video above, featuring renowned Dancers Among Us photographer Jordan Matter, is only a minute and a half long, but he shares a very interesting …

8 Reasons Why You Should Photograph Against the Light

A common belief in photography is that your subject should be perfectly lit from the front to capture good photographs. While it may be true in many …

Back to the Basics: A Simple Workflow for Rating & Flagging Images in Lightroom

No matter how many years you’ve been a photographer or what level you’re on, sometimes it’s important to get back to the basics. To help do just …

Anti-Theft Service Lenstag Can Now Help You Stop Gear AND Image Theft

We’re big fans of anybody who helps to stop gear theft, and so naturally, we’ve always been big fans of the free service Lenstag. Initially unproven, …

Free Chrome Extension Allows You to View RAW Images In-Browser

<b>Update</b>: The extension’s creators have emailed us with some corrections, which have been applied throughout the post. See bottom for details.<p>RAW image …

3 Composition Rules You Have Probably Never Heard of Before

Composition is one of the most important skill areas of photography. Of course, some may argue that it is the camera, while others would say it is …

The Best Street Photographer Portfolios for Inspiration – Part3

Yet another grand list of Street Photographers. But let me tell you how this list will spur your thirst for street photography, there is so much to …

Tutorial Shows You How to Convert Manual Still Lenses Into Cine Glass

When it comes to the type of glass used in still photography, versus the glass used in motion picture, there’s quite a dramatic difference in design, …

Beginner Tips for Posing People with Confidence

In earlier articles I gave you advice about planning a portrait shoot and some reasons for using natural light. Now it’s time to take a look at …

Tricks for Photographing Kids and Pets in Natural Light

When it comes to photographing children and animals in a natural setting, getting the perfect shot can be tricky. You have to be able to match the …

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Brenizer Method Portrait Using Lightroom And Photoshop – Weekly Edit Season 2 Episode 9

<b>UPDATE:</b> We have released a full Panoramic Stitching (aka Brenizer Method) 3 part tutorial that teaches the shooting, post production. Watch the …

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Peter Hurley Tells The Story Of How He Became a Pro Photographer

Anyone who reads Fstoppers knows about Peter Hurley and his successful headshot business. Aside from being a great photographer, Peter is also a …

Bounce Flash Secrets – Bouncing Your Way to Better Photography

If you have ever seen a professional photographer using flashgun on top of their camera, and wondering why the flash is not pointing directly at the …

How to write about your photographs

I frequently run into being asked by photographers how they can become better at writing about their own work. This is not an easy topic to talk …

Some Dos and Don'ts for the Aspiring Street Photographer

Street photography. Is it as simple as going out into the streets and taking photos? In the narrowest of views, yes. But street photography is …

18 Lessons Richard Kalvar Has Taught Me About Street Photography

<i>All photographs in this article are copyrighted by Richard Kalvar / Magnum Photos</i><p><b>Richard Kalvar</b> is one of the contemporary masters in street …

How to Get Super Sharp Landscape Photography Images

If you want to learn how to get super sharp landscape photography images, here’s my list of top tips - it's not as hard as you might think.