Karen Leo

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Bird Photography Tips for Beginners

The colour and texture of birds’ plumage makes them fascinating subjects for photography, made all the more exciting by their fleeting and elusive …

How to Easily Improve Your Skies in Adobe Lightroom

These two techniques are very useful for making quick and easy adjustments to dull looking skies. As with all digital images, you will degrade the …

Tutorials

New Photographer's Guide to Blue Hour

Among the many tips and tricks new photographers get with regards to lighting, the time of day is an essential concept, which for getting some shots …

Take Your Night Sky Photography To The Next Level With This Helpful Tutorial

If you have been wanting to try your hand at night sky photography, or just want to improve on the star photos you’ve already taken, you’re in luck. …

6 Practical Ways to Unlock the Real Power of Colors in Your Photography

To suggest that color is of utmost importance to photographers would be a grand understatement. Discussions dealing with the fundamentals of …

Amazing Long Exposure Photography Tips

Searching for a complete instructional guide on how to take breathtaking special effects shots?<p>Say no more. This eBook entitled Trick Photography and …

8 Lessons Robert Capa Has Taught Me About Street Photography

<b>Robert Capa</b> is one of the greatest photographers to have ever lived. When he was still alive, he was proclaimed as “The Greatest War-Photographer in …

5 Great Tips from Adobe On Keeping Your Lightroom Catalogs Organized & Efficient

Whether you’re just diving into Adobe Lightroom or have been using it for a while and are simply in need of some productivity tips, the above video …

85mm Prime Lens: It's Not Just For Portraits

The 85mm Prime lens is well known for capturing beautiful portraits. It's relatively light weight, fast speed and wide aperture also makes it a …

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 …

Horst P Horst: the king of fashion photography – in pictures

Straining corsets, daring swimsuits and Marlene Dietrich in full glamour mode … Horst P Horst was one of the 20th century’s master photographers, and this autumn the V&A will celebrate his life and work. As well as his iconic fashion shoots, expect unpublished vintage prints, portraits of Hollywood …

A Portrait Journey Through Eastern Europe

This story is not going to be a technical how to. It’s not about lighting gear, cameras or lenses. It’s not about technique in camera or post …

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Polarizing Filters

A short while ago, I addressed the ins and outs of selecting and using a neutral density filter; to follow up on the basic theme of cool things you …

Four Ways to Improve Your Photos With the Clarity Slider in Lightroom

Getting to Know Your DSLR: Part One

Today’s article is aimed at the newcomers amongst you, both to Lightstalking and to photography itself. Today we are going to take a look at getting …

4 Ways That Framing Can Improve Your Images

When people hang works of art on the walls of their home, it’s not something they go about in haphazard fashion; they don’t just place a beloved …

Framing

3 Lightroom History Tips

Like Photoshop, Lightroom has a History feature that shows a list of the fixes you’ve applied to an image. It can be used to wind back changes that …

Understanding The Basics of SLR Photography

Knowing how to use your SLR is not as awkward as it would seem. Imagine that your camera is a box that lets in light. On top of that box is a …

Essentials to Getting Started with Low-Light and Night Photography

Low-light and night photography follow the same basic fundamentals of photography but there are some techniques that are more prevalent and worth …

5 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Shooting Portraits

Portrait photography is one of the most popular varieties of photography in part because it allows the photographer to be diverse, creative, and tell …

Street Photography

How to Use White Balance in Photography

Every digital camera has a White Balance or Automatic White Balance (AWB) setting in the camera menu. But how many of us actually use it or even know …

Tips for Using Window Light in Portrait Photography

Back in the 80’s and 90’s window lighting was very avant-garde and fashionable. However, then the window was always part of the scene. The subject …

Canon EOS

5 Painless Steps for Getting Rid of the Fear of Street Photography Once and for All

“Look at me,” he said. Complying, I turned in the man’s direction. “Look me in the eyes!”… I tried to raise my eyes and look into his, but I …

Reflectors: Your Secret Weapon for Amazing Portrait Photography

There is no doubt that using natural light in portrait photography can get you the best results. However sometimes, as you all probably know, natural …

Learn How To Connect With Your Subject

Whether you photograph the stars that fill our skies, shoot macros of the smallest insects or anything in between - How do you connect with your …

A Guide to Birth Photography

Birth Photography Tips: Few things in this world are as joyous as welcoming a new baby. Here's the dPS guide to photographing a birth.

Underwater photography: a beginner's guide - in pictures

Underwater photography is addictive, but there are some important rules to follow for conservation and safety reasons. Once you've mastered these basics, you can't have much more fun in the sea than this. If you'd like to share you own underwater images, you can upload them via GuardianWitness<p>With …