Kristin Folz

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Lightroom Tips for the Develop Module the Magic Alt Key

Lightroom Tips for the Develop Module - using the Alt (Option) key to get valuable feedback to help you process your images in Lightroom.

Tutorials

Adding Tone and Contrast to a Single Image

I’m a big fan of details… I often like my images to feel a bit “gritty” and “deep.” Sure, it doesn’t work for every subject, but there are plenty …

Tutorials

TWiP 337 - The Evolving Art of Portraiture

5 best top-end DSLRs 2015

DSLRs remain the camera of choice for most semi-pro and pro photographers, even though some are now turning to high-end compact system cameras such …

Cameras

Photographer’s Essential Guide to Body Language

If you’re a photographer, you’ve got to understand body language. Many of the most talented photographers don’t realize it, but body language can …

9 mistakes made by pros that you should avoid

Mistakes are a natural part of every life. Their presence transcends things like experience, talent and high skill levels. To put it differently, …

Landscape Photography

How to Take Architectural Photography at Twilight

When it comes to ambient lighting, daytime photography provides great light for clear, crisp images. But, what about that off time when the sun is …

Is The DSLR A Dying Digital Camera System? – OP

(Approximate Size Comparison, Canon 6D, Nikon D800, Sony A7R, Olympus OM-D E-M1)<p>Recently we’ve been seeing a lot of chatter about how mirrorless …

Fstoppers Answers - What Is Your Photo Education? How Important Do You Think Formal Education Is In The Field?

Each and every week, we feature a segment called "Fstoppers Answers", where we invite our community to ask a question to our writers to answer. This …

Education

I’m Not a Pro, Do I Need a Portfolio?

<i>This is a guest post by Stephan Bollinger – www.stephanbollinger.com</i> <i><br>Follow him on G+: plus.google.com/+StephanBollinger</i><p>My previous article about the …

Everything You Need to Know About White Balance

The color of light can vary enormously, and this can have a big impact on the way your photographs look. From photographing in sunlight to shooting …

5 Good Photography Habits You Want to Start Today

5 Good Photography Habits to Start Today - shoot daily, take notes, look at photos, back up, and more! Take your photography up a level with these …

Digital Photography

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

Photography

National Geographic – 125 years of groundbreaking travel photography

Before television and the internet, there was National Geographic. Using the world's finest photographers and writers, the 'golden rectangle' brought the planet into our homes. Travel writer Pico Iyer celebrates 125 years of the iconic magazine<p>In pictures: 125 years of National Geographic<p>As a …

Magical Close-Up Photos of Snowflakes in an Assortment of Shapes and Sizes

Nothing quite compares with a pouring of fresh snow to make for picturesque scenes during the onset of winter. It is always a beautiful sight to …

Photography

Stunning Views of the Golden Gate Bridge from Different Vantage Points

Ali Ertürk is certainly not alone with his fixation on one beloved structure. The lensman has been creating beautiful and captivating landscape …

San Francisco Bay Area

Resources for Landscape Photography

Resources for Landscape Photography: ebooks and recent articles to help you take better landscape photographs

Digital Photography

Exposure: A New Web Service for Creating Beautiful Photo Narratives

The key to creating a good photo-based service is to fill a need that isn’t being filled by any other app or website — a task increasingly difficult …

Beach and Surf Photography: How One Photographer Turned His Passion Into His Career

Have you ever dreamed about quitting your day job to pursue your passion? If you have, you’re certainly not alone. While many contemplate taking that …

Employment

5 Daily Exercises to Become a Better Photographer

Photography is fun because it is all about learning and advancing your skills. Self-improvement brings happiness and a sense of pride as we see our …

How to Save Dreary Weather Photographs With HDR

We want you to close your eyes for a moment and imagine the following scenario. You've been saving for the last two years to go on your dream …

Landscape Photography