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How to Shoot Car Interiors With Light Painting

Light painting has been a common method for automotive photography, but it is mostly demonstrated on car exteriors. On the other hand, shooting the …

Should You Purposefully Underexpose Your Images?

Should you underexpose your images? This is a question resounding around many online social media photography groups as some very popular …

Bite Size Tips: Techniques And Tips For Low Light Photography

For many, night photography can be intimidating. The medium itself is dependent on light reaching the camera’s sensor, so venturing out into the …

This Is How To Decide If A Photo Should Be Color Or Black And White

I know I’m not the only photographer who has been confronted by the following dilemma: <i>should this shot be color or black and white?</i> Some people may …

Portrait Photography Lighting (4 Must Know Light Set-ups)

Portrait Photography Lighting Basics<p>Without a doubt, <b>light is the most vital tool</b> any photographer has at their disposal. Through the manipulation of …

Getting Creative with White Balance

One of the great aspects of photography is the sheer amount of control we have over an image. We can vary shutter speed, aperture, ISO, focus points, …

Top 10 Photography Links of the Week

A Quick Guide to Panning to Get Great Photographic Compositions

Photography is all about freezing the moment. The thing is, the <i>way</i> we freeze that moment can convey so much information about the image we are …

How to Photograph Water Droplets on Glass

A little creativity at home can be a lot of fun in photography. In this article, you’ll see how you can make some miniature worlds with some water …

5 Free Macro Photography E-Books to Help You Master the Craft

Macro photography opens the door to a fascinating world that you’ve probably never witnessed or photographed before. It shows you the world from a …

5 Free E-Books on Lighting in Photography

An understanding of light is essential when you truly want to grow as a photographer, irrespective of what you enjoy shooting – whether it is …

Photoshop for Beginners - We Take this Back to Basics!

Does learning Photoshop make you feel like digital photography is just so darn complicated?!<p>It happens to us all….and overwhelm sets in. Okay, it's …

The Five Basic Portrait Lighting Setups Every Photographer Should Know

<i>Learning these basic portrait lighting techniques is the first step to making stunning images of your subjects</i><p>Want to be an outstanding portrait …

3 Lighting Setups for Photographing Headshots

I do a lot of corporate and actors headshots around Washington, DC and I wanted to share some of the simple but effective lighting setups that I use …

Tutorials

How to Get Great Portraits With Minimal Equipment

What does it really take to create a great portrait?<p>Do you need multiple lights, a dozen reflectors, several backgrounds, six soft boxes, three …

How to Take Your Street Photographs from Good to Exceptional

There is something that a photograph of a person needs to become a marvelous shot–the story. Not all the ingredients listed below will be present in …

How to Get Stunning Portraits With One Light

“Portrait lighting” is an anxiety-inducing term for some photographers. Of course there are some who aren’t all that interested in photographing …

Some Helpful Tips for Taking Better Photos With Wide-Angle Lenses

Of all the focal lengths, I personally think wide-angle lenses might take the most getting used to when it comes to creating compelling imagery that …

How to Create a Droste Effect Photo in a Photo in a Photo

The Droste effect is when a photo recursively appears within itself — the photo within the photo within the photo, “tunneling” forever. Here’s a …

How To Successfully Photograph Cityscapes

I’ve always been fascinated with cityscapes. There are countless ways to photograph them, but no matter how it's done, there are some things that …

Here's How to Decide When a Photo Should be Black and White

Imagine this scenario: you've had a productive and enjoyable day out shooting — a couple of landscapes and cityscapes, some architecture shots, a bit …

How to Take Unique Crystal Ball Portraits

The search is always on to try something new in photography. That process is often about taking a technique and applying it in a new way. A crystal …

Why You Need A Reflector For Shooting Better Portraits

It's Amazing What A Simple Piece Of Inexpensive Gear Can Do For you!<p>Something that any long-suffering photographer will notice about their …

Portrait Photography Tip: The Classic Arms Up Pose

Portrait photography these days often calls for creative and uncommon poses, but there are still a handful that never go out of style. If you’re …

What Can Billiards Teach You About Light & Photography?

Light is malleable.<p>Have you ever thought about that- that you could work light like a ball of clay?<p>It’s true. Light has 5 distinct characteristics …

51 Must See Historic Photos

Photographs capture a brief moment in time that can be looked back on decades later. Sometimes an image is so powerful it causes one to stop and …

Skyrocket Your Landscape Photography Composition

When you start to get into landscape photography, you come to realise that Ansel Adams was correct when he said it is the ultimate test and often the …

Understanding Aperture Is Important for Any Photographer. Read Why...

As a part of the exposure triangle, Aperture is one of the <b>three elements</b> that affect exposure. Shutter Speed and ISO are the other two elements and …

The Secret To Metering a Portrait Photo With a Flash

Sooooooooo many photographers are completely and totally scared of using a flash, but in all truthfulness it’s probably sometimes easier than …

5 Free Lightroom Resources all Photographers Should Know About

No matter your skill level or interest level in photography, there are scores of camera choices available to choose from; whether DSLR or mirrorless; …