Micheal A. Harper

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An Introduction to Bird photography

A Guest Post by Lithuanian Photographer Tadas Naujokaitis. Birds are very interesting creatures, but it’s not so easy to photograph them. Wild birds …

Photography

Tips for Better Close-Up and Macro Photography

Close-up or macro photography is just as much technique as it is luck. That’s what makes it fun and unpredictable. It’s an excellent way to test your …

Canon EOS

Mesmerizing GIFs Created by Looping Moving Subjects in Static Settings

Perhaps best described as mesmerizing, Turkish photographer and artist Erdal Inci has created an interesting set of animated loops in GIF form that …

Back to Basics: Food Photography Lighting & Styling

In today’s foodie/cellphoneography/Instagram world, everyone is a food photographer. It’s almost customary to take a photo of your food before …

How to Focus-Stack Macro Images using Photoshop

One of the biggest challenges facing macro photographers is getting your subject in focus. Not only is hitting the perfect focus point an exercise in …

Photo Magic – Special Effects Photography Made Easy

Special effects photography is the kind of non-photoshopped picture taking that makes onlookers wonder ‘how did you do that?’ This new guide is …

Special Effects

How to Capture Better Photos of Your Latte

Many people start and finish their days with lattes, especially in cities like New York. There are some out there who like to share their latte art …

BTS: Creating Psychedelic ‘Water Wigs’ With Tim Tadder

LA-based photographer Tim Tadder says that his images are his “voice,” and that he “never want[s] to be an echo.” Thus far, he’s doing pretty well. …

A Look at Reducing Noise in Photographs Using Median Blending

Between a recent post here on PetaPixel about the Beauty of Space Photography, and my own experiments on blending series of images using averaging …