Miguel Rios

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15 Ways You Can Improve Your Photography This Year

As the New Year begins and now that you’ve probably got brand new gear after the holidays, take a look at these quick tips on improving your …

50 DIY Projects for Lighting Photographers

Do you have more time than money? Time to get your MacGuyver on with this collection of DIY projects. From the ridiculous to the sublime, it's all …

Useful Photography Tip #83: The Secrets Behind Making Your Images Look Sharper

<i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Check them out here.</i><p>We recently received an email asking us about how we get our images to look expertly …

An Open Letter to Photography Thieves

Dear Photography Thieves,<p>I’ve always known you were out there, even in the days of film. In a photography world filled with negatives and prints, you …

The 2014 Photo Business Plan Workbook: Infographic and Guide

Ready to kickstart your 2014? Our newest guide <i>The 2014 Photo Business Plan Workbook</i> will help you build your business plan and stick to it this year. …

Your 2014 Photo Business Plan: Follow Up with Old Clients (Step #9)

<i>This is the final blog post from a new series to help you create a business plan in 2014 using our guide The 2014 Photo Business Plan Workbook.</i> …

Your 2014 Photo Business Plan: Create an Advisory Group (Step #8)

<i>This is the eighth blog post from a new series to help you create a business plan in 2014 using our guide The 2014 Photo Business Plan Workbook.</i> …

Your 2014 Photo Business Plan: Get Social (Step #7)

<i>This is the seventh blog post from a new series to help you create a business plan in 2014 using our guide The 2014 Photo Business Plan Workbook.</i> …

Your 2014 Photo Business Plan: Build Your SEO (Step #6)

<i>This is the sixth blog post from a new series to help you create a business plan in 2014 using our guide The 2014 Photo Business Plan Workbook.</i> …

Your 2014 Photo Business Plan: Tune Up Your Website (Step #5)

<i>This is the fifth blog post from a new series to help you create a business plan in 2014 using our guide The 2014 Photo Business Plan Workbook.</i> …

Your 2014 Photo Business Plan: Fix Your Finances (Step #4)

<i>This is the fourth blog post from a new series to help you create a business plan in 2014 using our guide The 2014 Photo Business Plan Workbook.</i> …

Your 2014 Photo Business Plan: Create a Marketing Plan (Step #3)

<i>This is the third blog post from a new series to help you create a business plan in 2014 using our guide The 2014 Photo Business Plan Workbook.</i> …

Your 2014 Photo Business Plan: Determine Your Audience & Addressable Market (Step #2)

<i>This is the second blog post from a new series to help you create a business plan in 2014 using our guide The 2014 Photo Business Plan Workbook.</i> …

Your 2014 Photo Business Plan: Define Your Product & Services (Step #1)

<i>This is the first blog post from a new series to help you create a business plan in 2014 using our guide The 2014 Photo Business Plan Workbook.</i> …

The Basics of Photography: I for ISO

As we continue our series on the basics of photography, we run into the letter “I”. What better term to define in the photo world than one of the …

10 essential time-saving Photoshop tips

Fast, fluent editing<p>One of the hallmarks of mastery is the ability to get more done with less effort. It can be a treat to watch somebody work with a …

Useful Photography Tip #88: The Easiest Way to Get Catchlights in Eyes

<i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Check them out here.</i><p>Three years ago in my photography career, I became obsessed with catchlights. These little …

Creating Motion in Stills: How to Animate a Photo in Post (Part 2)

A couple of months ago, <i>The Creators Project</i> and post-processing guru Joe Fellows teamed up to show you how to turn stills into ‘2.5D’ animated …

What am I using now?

As much as I dislike the ‘what should I buy’ type emails – just buy whatever feels good for you – I realize there’s one other question I’ve never …

So you Want to Shoot Landscapes? [Top 12 dPS Landscape articles from 2013]

Landscape photography is always a popular topic here on dPS. Who doesn’t love a great mountain scenic image, or a shot of the rolling waves on the …

A Three Light Dramatic Portrait

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …

Jakob de Boer: Hunter of Moments and Masters of the Trade

Q: How would you describe your photography?<p>A: Good question, but difficult to put into words. A friend once said that he sees me as “a hunter of …

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The 7 Common Habits of Remarkably Talented Photographers

One of the best ways to improve yourself is by observing the habits of those you find to be inspirational and talented. In doing so, we hope to learn …

Film Photography Technique Tips for the Digital Photographer

Film photography is similar in many ways to digital photography, and most of your standard digital photography techniques apply to film too. You just …

5 Ways to Strengthen the Message and Story of Your Photographs

A Guest Post by Sergey Sus/ Photographers decide what is in the frame and what is not. We cant always control every single item the frame. We can …

Why Auto White Balance Isn't Your Friend

I know the title for this article is very strong, but in all honesty, I am not fan of automatic white balance. Though, it seems convenient and the …

Food Photographer Andrew Scrivani Shares the Secrets to Better Food Photos

<i>All photos by Andrew Scrivani</i><p>The secret behind getting the perfect food photo has to do with loads more than just lighting–it also has to do with …

Kristian Dowling: A Straight Shooter Tells it Like it is, Part 1

Kristian Dowling is best known as an accomplished celebrity-entertainment photographer, but his photographic roots are in street photography, a …

Why Do Photographers Fail?

I apologize in advance for this lengthy post. It may be too ethereal for some of you. But when I get the urge to write these sorts of posts, I’ve …

The Basics of Photography: E for Exposure

We’ve been slowly going through the alphabet defining key terms for each letter, and today we’re at the letter E. E is for exposure–and at its very …