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The Importance of Printing Your Photographs

Photographs are meant for paper–not screens. This might seem like a contradictory statement, given that you’re reading this on some screen and that …

Lindsay Adler on TTL vs Manual Lighting

Photographer Lindsay Adler has to be one of the better lighting instructors of our time. And in this recent video from creativeLive, she demonstrates …

Joe McNally Teaches You How to Add Soft Directional Light to Portraits

Photographer have long known the best light for portraits is defused, directional light but what about adding some extra illumination in broad …

How to Get Soft Light in Portraits

By definition, soft lighting has to do with the quality of the shadows. Generally, the darker the shadows and the less details that you can see in …

Prevent Eye Strain by Adjusting Your Camera Diopter For Your Vision

<i>Want more useful photography tips? Click here.</i><p>When it comes to seeing through a viewfinder, many folks don’t ever bother to adjust the diopter of …

Three Tips on Avoiding Gear Acquisition Syndrome

Almost all of us have set our sights on new gear. The number of lenses and cameras available across systems is substantial, and the ones we want …

How to Color Match Strobes to Any Lighting Situation

<i>This is a guest blog post by Ian Christmann. The original post was published here.</i><p>I’ve worked out a process I wanted to share for color correcting my …

Useful Photography Tip #17: Why Beginners Think About Flash All Wrong

More experienced users will know that people just dipping their toes into the world of flashes and strobism often try to directly point their flash …

Useful Photography Tip #63: How to Deal with Back Lighting

Back lighting is one of the toughest situations to expose for unless you really learn to study your camera’s metering. By definition, back lighting …

Five Techniques Every New Strobist Should Learn

When you’re starting out as as a strobist, you’ll immediately see just how much better your images can potentially become. But in order to make them …

15 Ways to Force Yourself Out of a Creative Photo Block

After many folks stop shooting during the cold seasons (or at least slow down) they can be not as well prepared when it becomes a bit warmer and …

10 Successful Practices I've Learned from Interviewing 200+ Photographers

Over the past 8 years, I have conducted well over two hundred interviews with photographers on my show, The Candid Frame. These conversations have …

10 More Tips for Improving Your Street Photography

For those of us still in the bitterly cold areas, street photography isn’t necessarily at the top of the list, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t …

The Psychology of Creative Photography

<i>All images by Irynka Hromotska. Used with permission.</i><p>The love for photography is sparked by things both big and small. For Ukraine-based Irynka …

Photography

On Working Within a Fixed Focal Length

“What kind of glass are you using?” or some variant of that almost always follows the camera question when I talk with other photographers. There are …

Useful Photography Tip #93: The Importance of Tagging in Metadata

<i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Check them out here.</i><p>The number of images available online is growing by the day, and if you’re looking for certain …

Seven Tips for Becoming a Serious Photographer

One of the secrets of being successful photographer is being prepared and working hard. Serious photographers have learned how to use their gear with …

Useful Photography Tip #79: The Contrast of Your Lens Can Slightly Affect The Final Image's Dynamic Range

<i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Check them out here.</i><p>Ready for a tip that you probably never even thought about unless you’re in the video …

Useful Photography Tip #40: Develop Your Confidence

Developing confidence is hard. It is the key to improving your work, though. Having a lot of confidence does not mean you’re controlling the results. …

Useful Photography Tip #71: Learn to Do Children's Photography from a Child's Perspective

<i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Check them out here.</i><p>If you are a photographer whose work revolves around children, a thought that often come up …

Useful Photography Tip #45: Closing the Distance in Your Photography

Most photographers are aware of the phrase coined by the famous (or infamous, depending on your view) photographer Robert Capa “if your photographs …

Useful Photography Tip #69: How to Photograph Steam from Coffee/Tea

Shot with the Canon 5D Mk II and Sigma 50mm f1.4<p><i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Check them out right here.</i><p>Though the concept of photographing …