Karen Menke

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The Story Behind That Picture - How to Win Photo Competitions

<b>As a photo competition judge I occasionally get asked, "What do you look for?” In this article I will give you an idea.</b><p>I have always avoided putting …

How to Create Ghostly Composite Photos With Adobe Photoshop

Once you have the images you are going to use selected, go ahead and open them up in Photoshop and make any minor tweaks and adjustments that need to …

How-To: Picking a Great Lens for Milky Way Photography

The lens is the most important factor in the image quality of a landscape astrophoto.<p>There are a number of lens traits that will determine the …

Up the Ambient, Create Beautiful Portraits by Mimicking Daylight

When I first picked up a DSLR and got a taste of artificial lighting, I loved shooting in darkness. I felt like I could control light a lot easier …

Canon 6D Review

THE 1+ YEAR HANDS-ON <b>6D REVIEW</b> <i>JUST GOT BETTER!</i><p><i>Tons of new content, images, graphs videos and more. Click below to download the 6D Review V3 PDF and</i> …

12 Ways to Improve Your Digital Landscape Photography

<i>Number One:</i> If you have read any of my previous photography guides then you probably know that I strongly recommend shooting in RAW format. Why is …

Landscape Photography

How To Survive The Agonizing Process Of Building A Portfolio

Hi there DIYP readers. I’ve been given the aaaawesome honor of writing on a regular basis for the site, so I figured I’d start out with saying Hi! …

How I Use Collections in Lightroom

One of my absolute favorite features inside of Lightroom is the Collections panel. Collections allow the user to “collect” photos from different …

14 Tips for Quick and Effective Travel Photography

If you are a serious photographer, you are reflecting each and every shot. You are planning it. You are studying the subject from every possible …

How to Process and Black and White Film

Film is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance in recent years, the manual labour and thought processes required in creating an image without the ability …

Behold Lux: The 100% Do it Yourself, 3D-Printed Medium-Format Camera

“Do-it-yourself” can mean a lot of things, but for camera dweebs, it’s usually entailed some degree of scavenging and recycling parts from …

Ditching the DSLR for Mirrorless

Picking Up a Mirrorless Camera For the First Time<p>First Impressions<p>I got to spend some time with Sony’s newest fullframe mirrorless cameras, the Sony …

Cameras

Reverse Lens Macro: How to use it as a Great Learning Tool

Incredibly Complex Triple Exposures Created In-Camera

These beautifully composed triple exposure photographs were created completely in-camera by Seattle Times photographer Marcus Yam. Challenged to produce a visual story to go along with a Seattle Times essay, Yam determined that his standard photojournalistic approach would not fit with the content. …

Beautiful Long-Exposure Photographs Of Ballet Dancers by Jesús Chapa-Malacara

Art, Inspiration, Photography<p>balletdancerdancersJesús Chapa-MalacaraMovementsphotographer<p>Previous postNido, Finnish Micro House is Small Enough to …

How to Use Slow Shutter Speed to Create Cool Effects in Your Photos

If there is one setting inside your camera that allows for photographing a wide range of amazing effects in your images, it has to be the shutter …

Long Exposure Images Create a Melancholic Mood in Photo Series ‘Empty Space’

Photographer Vassilis Tangoulis came-up with a set of dramatic monochromatic images called <i>Empty Space</i>. The collection is a compilation of …