Lanre Makele

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Your Own Worst Critic is Always Right

It’s common to hear someone say, “I am my own worst critic”. The idea that we judge ourselves more harshly than anyone else, is merited. But so are …

When To Shoot Black And White

When I first started out on this road of endless expense that is photography I spent many hours musing over the merits of black & white. There is no …

6 Ways to Reduce Blown Out Highlights in Your Outdoor Photography

Shooting outdoors means dealing with challenging and changing lighting conditions which can sometimes lead to blown out highlights in your images. …

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 …

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 …

Don't Miss These 7 Incredible Tutorials on Strobe Lighting for Portraits

As much as we love natural light, there are times when you have to rely on artificial light to create striking portrait images. Artificial lighting …

8 Simple Ways to Improve Your Photography Skills Starting Today

“Practice makes perfect,” they say. It’s such a clichéd statement — most people probably roll their eyes when they hear it. Me too.<p>But guess what? …

So What Can You Actually Do With Multiple Exposure Shooting?

Digital cameras have given us the freedom to make as many images as we want. Photographic software has given us the ability, not only to manipulate …

These 30 Photography Links are Dying for Your Attention

A selection of tutorials, reviews and special features join the usual weekly list of great photography links as curated by Toad Hollow Photography. …

7 Common Portrait Mistakes and How to Fix Each One

Portraiture is one of the most popular genres of photography around. It’s also one of the most challenging. It takes many long hours of practice …

The Secrets of Effective Silhouette Photography

There is something about silhouettes that makes you want to rush out and create one yourself. They have that dramatic atmosphere that always keeps a …

Five Keys to Better Black and White Landscapes

We are blessed that we were born with the ability to see in color. Seeing the deep blue of a summer’s sky or the intense red of a spring rose is …

Tutorial: How to Create Action Sequence Shots Using Composite Photography

As our camera and software technology improve, the opportunities to push the limits of our creativity grows exponentially. Not that many of today's …

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 …

Sharpen Your Images With Some Useful Photoshop Techniques

Sharpening your images is a bit of a science and there are quite a few aspects that need to be considered. You can sharpen for printing, for web …

How to Create a Light Painting in 3 Easy Steps

I’ve been scouring Pinterest for photo Valentine ideas lately. (Hey, did you know we’re on Pinterest? Follow SLR Lounge here. I’d be delighted if …

Freezing action at a fast shutter speed can let you see some incredible stuff. Check out these 20 photographs listed by photographer Jason Little and get amazed: http://bit.ly/1dJLkc4 Photograph by Najwa Marafie on Flickr.

These Ideas on Perspective Will Improve Your Photography Composition

Perspective. It’s a concept that has somewhat variable significance depending on the context in which it is being discussed — literature, geometry, …

Stay Motivated With These Six Photographic Projects

For some of us in more Northern climes, we may well be suffering a lack of motivation in our photography. Polar vortices, Atlantic storms and other …

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 …

The Secret to Working Effectively with Models

“It’s a wrap!” are three of the most important words for a fashion photographer. Knowing that you’ve done an excellent job and that the day has been …

7 Quick Tips to Make Photos of Statues a Little More Interesting

In almost any city there are a heap of great statues that get photographed thousands of times by tourists every year. Nothing wrong with that, but …

The 7 Deadly Sins of Portrait Photography

Everybody makes mistakes, even the best photographers out there make them. The key isn't to not make mistakes but to be aware of them and to learn …

Sample Letters to My Copyright Infringers, from Credit Requests to Payment Demands

Because you asked, these are real letters I have sent to people found using my photographs inappropriately, ranging from “The standard DMCA takedown” …

Photographing food is something that we can all do. Add a little natural window lighting, manage the food colors... and well, it gets a little more comlicated... at http://bit.ly/HWy3nL Photo by Kris Krug on Flickr

Be Shallow - A Guide to Wide Aperture Photography

One of the many things that often differentiates a photographer from a snap shooter is the use of depth of field. Shallow depth of field is one of …

How To Shoot Amazing Photographs Indoors With Nothing But Window Light

For some photos, nothing beats the natural beauty of ambient light. When used correctly natural light can create soft portraits that bring out great …

How to Find Great Outdoor Locations for Model Shoots

Working with models brings a whole other level of mindset to shooting and we've already covered how to build a rapport with a model so this article …

How to Win a Photography Contest (by Somebody Who Has)

Entering a photography contest is a great way to not only gain exposure for your work, but to also win some fantastic photography gear that you can …