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It’s Christmas morning. The sun will not rise over Yuma, Arizona, for another hour but the lights are shining brightly on the small tree at my Dad’s …

Shutter Speed Chart as a Photographer's Cheat Sheet

When we talk about the Shutter Speed in photography the first thing that comes to mind is its is relationship to Exposure. The Shutter speed is the …

Shutter Speed

Landscape Photography Composition Rules You Need to Start Using Today

When you look at a landscape photo, you likely know within just a split second if it's a good photo or not.You might not even be able to fully …

Landscape Photography

This Simple One Light Overhead Setup Makes for Dramatic Portraits

We’re crazy about great one-light portraits, and fashion and portrait photographer Jeff Rojas is an expert at creating and honing these minimalist …

Learn Digital Photography with Harvard University’s Free Online Course

Since the taking of the very first photograph in 1826, photography has developed, as it were, in ways hardly imaginable to its first few generations …

8 Insanely Easy Things You Can Do Today to Immediately Improve Your Landscape Photography

What if you could make just a single, easy change to the way you approach landscape photography, and see an immediate boost in the quality of the …

Landscape Photography

Follow the “500 Rule” to Take the Best Pictures of the Night Sky

Night sky photography is a lot of fun, but it’s also challenging. Provided you have the right equipment, it mostly comes down to tweaking your camera …

Shoot This 52 Week Photo Challenge in 2017 to Improve Your Skills

My original 52 Week Challenge in 2016 was a huge success, with tens of thousands of photographers participating from around the world. In celebration …

Elements of Photography Every Aspiring Photographer Needs to Know

December 22, 2016<p>Studied Photography at IED in Milan, Italy. Passionate about art, frequent visitor of exhibitions, Widewalls photography specialist …

Why Photographers Are Flocking To This 19th-Century Technology

Lomography’s Achromat lens may be based on a design from the 1830s, but it can produce some dreamy effects that your iPhone can’t.<p>Geoffrey Berliner knows a thing or two about old camera lenses. A photographer and the executive director of the Penumbra Foundation in New York, he exudes …

Photography

10 Of The Greatest Living Street Photographers In The World

Street Photography is a branch of realistic fine-art photography that records unposed scenes in public places.<p>The primary subject is people, at rest …

Street Photography

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Ten Tips to Improve Your Landscape Photography

<b>Always think of the wind, even when it doesn’t seem like a windy day.</b> Anything affected by even the slightest amount of wind will look blurry. Unless …

8 Tools for Visual Designers and Why You Should Be Using Them

Visual designers have a tough job. They frequently have to take written information and transform it into an aesthetically pleasing image, …

Graphic Design

Six Essential Camera Settings for Landscape Photographers

Sunset at Tenaya Lake, Yosemite. It’s important to check the red channel in the histogram when photographing warm, saturated colors like this.Every …

Cameras

Simple Secrets for Photographing Silhouettes

Capturing great silhouettes isn’t particularly difficult, but if you want to get the best shots possible there are a few tips and tricks to learn. In …

Landscape Photography

How Drones Are Changing Our View of the World

Nanping, Fujian Province, China<br>Aaron Liu<p>1 of 17<p>Seeing the world from above is a metamorphic experience. A leafless tree becomes a spider web, a …

Photography

Spice Up Your Photos With These 9 Simple Tricks

Whether you’re just starting out as a photographer or you’ve been doing it for many years, there is always room to learn and grow. What’s more, there …

Photography

How to Be Invisible as a Street Photographer

Taking photos of strangers on the street isn’t something that comes naturally to all photographers. For some, it’s the ultimate challenge. These tips …

Street Photography

The Best Piece of Equipment To Improve Your Star Photography

Improving night photography is an ever closing gap riddled with tech-tips, tricks, and expensive gear. The Star Adventurer by Sky Watcher-USA seeks …

Landscape Photography

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148 Photo Editing Tools and Apps

Earlier this year, after researching photo editing tools, I shared a list of 104 photo editing tools you should know about. After receiving a great …

Tutorials

Magnum Photographers on the Beauty and Pain of an Open Heart

In a 2013 story for <i>The New York Times,</i> Magnum photographer Peter Van Agtmael wrote of his forebear, Magnum Founder David “Chim” Seymour, as “a quiet …

20-year-old drone photographer turns coastline into stunning art

Throw away your holiday snaps and deactivate your aspirational Pinterest boards, because Australian man Gabriel Scanu has shut down the photography …

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