Ray Konopaske

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Your 2014 Photo Business Plan: Build Your SEO (Step #6)

<i>This is the sixth blog post from a new series to help you create a business plan in 2014 using our guide The 2014 Photo Business Plan Workbook.</i> …

Why Registering Your Copyright Matters

Copyright infringement is one of those problems that never seems to go away. It doesn’t seem to matter how well we educate our clients or the general …

Licensing

10 Things You Should Know About the Crop Tool

While the Crop Tool is one of Photoshop's most-basic tools, you might find that there is more to this tool than you might know. In this tutorial, we …

Your 2014 Photo Business Plan: Get Social (Step #7)

<i>This is the seventh blog post from a new series to help you create a business plan in 2014 using our guide The 2014 Photo Business Plan Workbook.</i> …

How to Improve Your Cityscape Photographs

A dramatic cityscape is one of the powerful images we have in photography. It can convey a sense of wonder, power and beauty, often all three …

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 …

Infographic Gives You Nine Ways to Grow Your Photography Business in 2014

If 2014 is finally the year you plan to turn your love of photography into a business and see if you can quit your day job to do something you enjoy, …

Quick Macro Photography Tricks

If you delve into the incredible world of macro photography, with the aid of a few digital photography tricks, you can take photographs of insects …

Macro Photography

11 Tips for Spectacular Snow Landscapes

Autumn has come and gone. At least, that's how it feels right now in Idaho! The colorful leaves are falling off the trees, everything is becoming …

Try your hand at street photography

Street photography is right on your doorstep. The best way to increase your confidence is by stepping outside and giving it a try. If you love people, colour and chaos, you're going to have a great time.<p><b>Preparation</b><br>You'll be doing a lot of walking outside, so dress appropriately. I wear hiking boots …

Beautiful Photos of Frozen Lighthouses on Lake Michigan

With the winter chill in high gear, photographer Thomas Zakowski has captured some beautiful images of frozen lighthouses to reflect just how cold temperatures can get. The photographer's spectacular shots reveal a lesser seen vision of lighthouses on Lake Michigan, each having been hit with waves …

Landscape and Nature Photography Tips

You have found the perfect location and the view in front of you is breathtaking, you take some photos and then get them developed. What you have …

Landscape Photography

15 Beginner Tips for Winter and Snow Photography

Winter is a beautiful time of year and offers many opportunities for amateurs and pros alike to hone their skills and capture some great images. …

Landscape Photography

Jumpstart Your Photography: Start a 365 Project

Digital Photography

Some of the Funniest Animal Photobombs Ever

Photobombing. Whether on purpose or accidental, a friend’s or a stranger’s unexpected appearance in a picture is sure to get some laughs. But there’s …

Lighting Up Your Photography With Light Trails

At the most general level, photographing light trails means locating a place where you can capture some type of light that will be seen over time. …

10 Photographer Resolutions for 2014

The year 2014 is upon us, and since you probably procrastinated and failed to set your New Year’s resolutions, we thought we’d help you out. Feel …

Extension Tubes & Reversing Rings: Cheap Macro Accessories Reviewed

A few days ago, I shared a video which detailed probably the cheapest way to get some amazing macro images by reversing your lens. A piece of gear …

5 Essential Edits That Will Improve Almost any Photograph

As photographers, we strive to take a perfect photograph. We compose carefully within our frame, properly expose our image, and make sure our white …

Part 2 | Using Levels To Add Color In Photoshop

In part 1 I covered the process of building the best panoramas with little distortion by finding the no parallax spot in your lens. In part 2 we add …

Tutorials

Wedding Photography Workflow Tips

Running a successful photography business is a juggling act. There’s so much more to it than simply taking pictures. Without a solid business plan …

Fstoppers Answers - What Are Your Photography Related New Years Resolutions?

Each week, we have a segment called "Fstoppers Answers" where we ask our staff various questions from the readers. Last week, we asked “How Did You …

Review: The Art of Photographing Wildlife by Mike Kiss

Mike Kiss is a wildlife and nature photographer from Ontario, Canada. Although photography is not his profession, he has developed a profound …

Nature Photography

How do you photograph cold? 14 pictures documenting the polar vortex

Taking pictures of a snowstorm is easy – there are piles of the stuff on sidewalks, and when it falls it just looks so pretty. But documenting the kind of bitter, arctic cold that's enveloped much of North America this week can be a more challenging task. How to convey an abstract feeling – brr! – …

Lost your Photo Mojo? Ten Tips to Bring Back the Magic

Digital Photography

iPhone Street Photography Techniques

Street photography is an art that requires a photographer to anticipate and capture spontaneity. Many street photographers use DSLRs and film …

7 awesome ways to creatively use your on-camera flash.

Do you ever feel the need to have an artificial light source when photographing? You don’t have to look any further, as you probably already have a …

The Landscape Photographer’s Guide

This is a new book designed for anyone who wants to explore the world of landscape photography, either as a casual hobby or as a more serious …

Landscape Photography

9 Sources of Inspiration for Photography

Lately, I have had several people ask me what inspires me to paint and take photographs. This really got me to thinking about what makes me do what I …

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