Lynda Powell

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Lomography Konstruktor review: the $35 camera you build yourself

As camera-makers trim their point-and-shoot lines in the face of encroaching smartphones, one company is keeping the faith and doing what it's done for the past three decades. Lomography's wide range of film cameras dates back to the early ‘90s, when some students in Vienna discovered the potential …

Nolab Digital Super 8 Cartridge to Breathe New Life into Old Super 8 Film Cameras

A lot of film people have deep connections to Super 8 cameras, once the medium of choice for everyone from film school students to porn directors. …

How to Take a Self Portrait

Although you might think that a photographer would love taking a self portrait, it’s actually one of the most difficult pictures to take. With self …

Start to See Photographically In Six Easy Steps

How to Organize Photos in Adobe Lightroom

This article is for new Adobe Lightroom users as well as those who already have photographs stored on their computer and are looking for a better …

Tutorials

Creating a Black and White High Contrast Portrait Edit in Lightroom

Introduction The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5 and accompanying workshop from the Lightroom Workshop …

How to Take Better Pictures for Beginner Photographers

Photography can be a fun and exciting activity for all who have a passionate interest in learning some of the fundamentals of the use of their …

How to edit video in Photoshop CC and CS6

Did you know that you can edit video within Adobe's image-editing program? There is no need to learn the ins and outs of Premiere or Final Cut when …

Tutorials

How To Save An Underexposed Photo Using Lightroom

To save an underexposed photo there are a few different things we can try from working with what we have to converting to black and white and more.

Lightroom

Collection of Self-Portraits with a Surreal, Conceptual Twist

Photographer Diggie Vitt’s work stretches the limits of reality in crazy ways that range from restrained to outrageously impossible. He experiments …

3 Simple Ways to Make Sure You're Getting Good Exposures

I’ve always been one of those people that believes we should move away from using the term “correct exposure.” Not that it doesn’t have its place; …

Landscape Photography

5 Adorable Pet Photos [and How to Make your Shots even Cuter]

A guest post by by Erin McNulty – Pet Photographer and author of Snapn Paws. Want to get photos of your pet that will make everyone say “aaawwww”? …

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 …

Smoke Photography Photoshop Tutorial

Although you may have learned to capture smoke photography, it often doesn’t really come to life until you make a few finishing touches in …

Tutorials

Shooting an Epic Time Travel Composite Photo on the Cheap

A while ago, we read an article about how gear doesn’t matter on PetaPixel, while at the same time planning a shoot that would involve a Hot Rod. …

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 …

Photo basics: creative exposure techniques

Steven from the Australian Centre for Photography walks us through using the light meter and the exposure triangle together to achieve creative …

Turn Your Smartphone Into a Microscope and Macro Photography Stand for Only $10

If you’ve followed PetaPixel for a little while, you’ll already know that a laser pointer’s focus lens can be put to good DIY use helping you take …

Photography Tips on Google+: Reaches 15,000 Followers

Like This Article?<p>Don't Miss The Next One!<p>Join over 100,000 photographers of all experience levels who receive our free photography tips and articles …

How Light Can Be Used in Photography

Photography cannot exist without light. From the beginning of photography, the only element that had to be present for photography to exist was …

How to Harness the Power of Lightroom Print Collections

In a post last year I explained a process for exporting images from Lightroom …

Using ISO 100 for Concert Photography: Is it Possible?

Have you ever heard of the “4 Seconds” Myth in Concert Photography? Well, probably not, because I made this phenomenon up as a play on words with the …

BTS: Richard Renaldi Introduces & Poses Complete Strangers on the Streets of NYC

Photographer Richard Renaldi‘s 6-year-long project <i>Touching Strangers</i> has been an incredible success. From viral Internet fame to a full-fledged photo …

37 Amazing and Useful Photography Links

It's been a very exciting week in the world of photography with many talented artists producing and sharing some truly incredible pieces. Toad Hollow …

Tips for Using Patterns in Photography

Patterns are basically just repeated shapes, objects or colors either ordered in precise formations or just random designs scattered across a scene. …

Photo basics: introduction to exposure

Now Playing: Watch this: Photo basics: introduction to exposure<p>1:24<p><b>Just starting out with photography? Learn the basics of your camera with the</b> …

Successful 21-Year-Old Photog Shares His Inspirational World View at TEDxYouth

There’s a belief that being successful as a photographer these days runs the possibility gamut from difficult to almost impossible, but examples like …