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How to Find Time for Your Photography Passion

Time is most definitely a precious commodity and is something that most of us can find scarce. If we are not seasoned pro photographers, and most of …

Landscape Photography

5 Key Steps to Defining Your Personal Photographic Style

“Create your own visual style…let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” — Orson Welles.<p>While the visual style Welles was …

Henri Cartier-Bresson

The Rule of Thirds and How to Break It – A Comprehensive Guide

Possibly the most well known and most talked about photographic composition guideline is the ‘Rule of Thirds.’ However it doesn’t stop with …

Landscape Photography

7 Tips to Improve Your Holiday Photographs

All of us get a little more excited about taking photographs when the Holidays approach. Who doesn't want to create beautiful images of their …

Photography

Easy Ways to Spice Up Your Self-Portraits So They Stand Out

Most people, especially when starting out in photography, find self-portraits to be a nerve-wracking venture; and some, to be sure, never really get …

The 7 Common Habits of Remarkably Talented Photographers

One of the best ways to improve yourself is by observing the habits of those you find to be inspirational and talented. In doing so, we hope to learn …

9 Interesting Perspectives on the Art of iPhone Photography

The digital world of photography has slowly and naturally created an entirely new category of art, and the new craze that is <i>instagram</i> has skyrocketed …

Mobile Photography

7 Lessons You Can Learn from Shooting with a Camera Phone

What would your reaction be if someone suggested that you should cut all ties with one of your best friends and closest companions? No, I’m not …

Cameras

10 Creative Nature Photography Compositions and How They Were Taken

<i>“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” —Edgar Degas</i><p>What makes a great photograph? Is there any one aspect of the process which …

Nature Photography

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7 Ways To Improve Your Outdoor Portraits

Lighting is one of the most important concepts in photography, so one may automatically assume that outdoor portraits would need very little lighting …

9 Essential Tips to Conquer Available Light Photography

Famed American Army general George S. Patton once advised those under his command to “accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of …

Landscape Photography

How to Use Continuous Lighting for Basic Portraiture

This is the second part of my series on continuous lighting. In part one, we discussed a few types of artificial continuous lighting that you can use …

Photographers, Know Your Rights!

On March 14, 2012, Temple University photojournalism student Ian Van Kuyk was sitting on the steps outside his home in Philadelphia, PA when police …

6 Tips for Successful Macro Photography

Macro photography is often casually referred to as “close-up” photography. While it’s probably a safe bet that no one is going to be shunned by their …

Macro Photography

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 …

How to Create Photography Slideshows That Captivate Your Audience

One of the best ways to present your images to friends and family is with a slideshow. With today’s huge flat high definition flat screen TV’s a well …

Tutorials

How to Use Color in Photographic Composition (With 9 Gorgeous Examples)

There are many rules to photographic composition, the rule of thirds, balancing elements, symmetry and balance etc. None of these rules are defined …

Landscape Photography

Getting Started With Table Top Photography: A First-Hand Experience

Today I am writing an article about a subject that I know nothing about – table top photography. Let me explain why. Some time back, I wrote an …

Photography

Camera Shake: What Causes It and How to Eliminate It for Good

We've been involved in photography (both on the shooting end of things as well as in equipment sales) for more years than we would really care to …

Cameras

Is Program Mode For Idiots?

If you've been involved in photography for any length of time at all, you'll most likely recognize this scenario – You and a bunch of your …

Landscape Photography

How to Successfully Focus on Fast Moving Subjects

It’s harder to hit a moving target than it is to hit a stationary target; any sniper, archer, or NFL quarterback knows this to be true. Photographers …

Can You Do These 7 Things on Your Camera Without Looking?

Cameras have a lot of buttons, functions and features and the manuals for them are about the size of a phone book these days. It can take a while to …

Cameras

The Art of the Local Photo Safari - How to Find Interesting Photo Subjects When There Are None

We've all been there, wandering around the house aimlessly, wishing there was something interesting to take a picture of. We sigh, and stare at our …

The 10 Main Advantages of Buying an Advanced DSLR

So you have been taking pictures for some while now, your photography has grown to a point where you feel your camera no longer offers all the …

Cameras

A Quick Guide to Light Metering for Photographers

With modern DSLR’s, we often take exposure metering for granted, knowing that our camera will nail the exposure 99% of the time. Many DSLR’s have …

Cameras

How to Use a Reflector for Better Outdoor Portraits

<b>What is a Reflector and Why Use One for Outdoor Portraits?</b><p>Simply put, a reflector is an object that reflects light onto a subject. In the absence of …

How to Photograph Children Outdoors

Children are one of people's favourite subjects to photograph, but like any subject they present their own photographic challenges. Let's take a look …

Beyond Lighting: Taking Better Portraits

Portraiture can be a tricky thing to get right. Even with ideal lighting situations, a photographer still faces quite a few challenges to get a good …

Photography

Thinking Outside The Rule of Thirds

Chances are, at some point in your training as a photographer, the rule of thirds was embedded into your mind as an axiom of composition. The rule …

Landscape Photography