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Coming up with a Great Idea for a Photo

Coming up with a great idea is challenging for me. I only know one person who can come up with a great idea on the spot, and that’s Photofocus editor …

Good Cameras Can Take Bad Photos

<i>“I would love to be a better photographer… if only I had a better camera.”</i><p>This is a comment I hear every day in my gallery. What many people don’t …

17 Lessons Henri Cartier-Bresson Has Taught Me About Street Photography

<i>As this article is very long, I recommend reading this by saving it to Pocket or Instapaper. All photos in this article are copyrighted by Henri</i> …

How to Use Backlighting for Portraits

Most photographers start shooting with the sun behind them. After all, it’s what many beginning photography books suggest. But, that’s really missing …

Photography

‘I Am Different’: Short Videos That Offer Glimpses Into the Lives of 5 Nikon Photographers

Nikon and <i>The Telegraph</i> recently partnered up for a campaign titled “I Am Different.” It’s a series of short videos showing how 5 different …

How a Polarizer Filter Works

A polarizing filter is probably the most useful filter you can use with your camera. It removes polarized light from the image, thus reducing …

Landscape Photography

8 Awesome YouTube Tutorials Every Photographer Should See

<i>Jimmy Mcintyre is a travel photographer, educator, and 500px ISO contributor. His photos have been published in local and national magazines,</i> …

Tutorials

Create a Realistic Fake Long Exposure Effect in Photoshop

A Super Simple Way to Make Landscape Photos POP Using Lightroom

It seems like virtually all outdoor or landscape photographs suffer from the same illness when they come out of the camera. The symptoms are: An …

Photography

Aperture Priority vs. Shutter Priority vs. Manual Mode | Which is Best?

You may have heard it from a friend, from a popular photographer on the social media outlet of your choice, or read it on a blog somewhere. Maybe it …

Shutter Speed

5 Composition Techniques That Go Beyond the Rule of Thirds

We all know about the rule of thirds by now, but there’s a lot more to framing a photo. This video by photographer Wayne Moran is a simple and yet …

Top 10 Most Famous Photographers of All Time

If you want to take truly memorable and moving photographs, you can learn something by studying the pictures of famous photographers. Some of the …

Best Photography Blogs to Check Out

There is always more than meets the eye when it comes to photography. You can never be quite sure if other people will understand you or your work as …

Photography

Everything You Need to Know About the JPEG Image Format

One of the more common questions that new photographers ask is, how many pictures can I fit on my memory card? There are two answers to this, the …

Seagate Seven is the World’s Thinnest External Hard Drive for Storing Your Photos On the Go

Want to cut down on the size and weight of your photo storage system when shooting on the go? You may want to check out the new Seagate Seven …

7 Creative Photography Tricks to Achieve Amazing Results

Whether you’re a beginner in photography or pursue it as a hobby, we're pretty sure you’re always eager to learn some interesting tricks that will …

Breathtaking Normandy

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France

Lightroom’s Hidden Gems: The Radial Filter

When I started digital photography, I thought Lightroom 2s Vignette tool was the greatest thing. It allowed me to darken the edges of my images and …

A Review of the GORUCK GR2 — Tools and Toys

<i>“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”</i> — Martin Buber<p>Human beings are curious by nature. We strive to know. To …

Why I Shoot in Manual Mode

When it comes to consistency, manual exposure mode is the best mode among the various exposure modes. Other exposure modes include Aperture Priority …

Tumblr: Share Photos, Learn Lots, Make Friends

Imagine a community of talented photographers who constantly inspire and encourage each other.<p>Sounds pretty awesome, huh? Good news: it’s real!<p>More …

How to Use the Foreground Effectively for a Captivating Composition

Many portrait photographers try to use wide aperture lenses in order to blur the background for more depth in the image. Every landscape photographer …

The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain …