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Manual Photography Cheat Sheet Infographic

Photography is slowly taking over the world; it’s everywhere. Take a look at social media. Facebook, Twitter & Instagram are packed with photography. …

Photography

How to Photograph Forests and Trees

Master the Art of Photographing Forests and Trees<p>Landscape photography is often associated with the Grand Landscape and the famous vistas. I love a …

Landscape Photography

Size Doesn’t Matter: 5 Small Box Games That Deliver Big Fun

Although small box games typically offer lighter gaming fare, today’s titles can provide a deep, satisfying main dish of tabletop action. From …

Board Games

San Diego Jam Knot

<b>How to tie the San Diego Jam Knot.</b> Not particularly well known outside of the sport fishing capital of San Diego this knot is an excellent choice for …

Fishing

How not to alienate locals: Tips for responsible photos

<b>Is it OK to take photos of locals without their permission? How do local customs dictate what is and isn’t OK? How do I pluck up the courage to ask</b> …

Photography

Six Photography Mistakes You May Not Realize You're Making

Just like learning in any practice or aspect of life, the more you learn, the more you realize what you don't know or haven't learned. It's natural; …

Tutorials

The Basics of Bokeh

The holiday season is upon us and Christmas lights are everywhere. What better time for capturing great bokeh shots? If you’ve never really paid …

Christmas Trees

Lenses for Beginners

A good lens is a wonderful thing—and every bit as important as a good camera body. The huge number of megapixels available on modern DSLRs are wasted …

13 Tips to Perfect Your Landscape Photography

“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer—and often the supreme disappointment.” – Ansel AdamsIn my opinion, landscape …

Landscape Photography

Digital Photography Made Easy With 5 Professional Insider Tips

Let’s begin with the concept of digital photography. Digital photography is not much different than the ordinary film photography. The main …

5 Tips for Your Best Flower Photography Yet

Are your photos of flowers not turning out how you’d like? Get five tips for capturing flowers like never before! Then, see here for a chance to take …

HDR Tutorial – How to Make Beautiful HDR Photos with Ease!

Free HDR Photography Tutorial<p>I wrote this HDR photography tutorial over 9 years ago and I update it about every few months. I recently rewrote it …

Tutorials

Noise Stacking – How to Shoot at High ISO Without the Noise

Shooting with a high ISO sensitivity naturally creates noisy images. We all know that. And removing that noise in post-production is difficult and …

Photography

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 …

4 Photography Tips that Will Last a Lifetime

Getting started in “serious” photography is exciting. A lot of people begin their interest in photography as point-and-shooters; they pull out their …

Push Buttons Remotely Using The Microbot Push (video)

Anyone that needs to remotely push a button and has yet to find the perfect device, might be interested in the Microbot Push. Which has been designed …

How to Create a Custom Color Profile for Your Camera

Creating a color profile for your camera is the single best way to ensure color accuracy and consistency under differing light sources and between …

6 Tips from Two Mann Studios Will Challenge You to Up Your Wedding Game

Canadian wedding photography super-duo Two Mann Studios recently handed out six tips for wedding photographers that should not be ignored. In the …

Weddings

Sony A7R II vs. Canon 1D X « NEW CAMERA

The Sony A7R II s a mirrorless camera with small size and weight, on the other hand we have big-bulky Canon beast with class leading core …

Cameras

The Black Card Technique | An Inexpensive Gradual ND Filter Alternative

Long exposure photography is a fairly easy and efficient way to make your images stand out from the masses and to create something special. …

Landscape Photography

Lens tests for the REAL real world: Why LensRentals are the only people in the world who can do this

Our friends at LensRentals have a pretty special operation. They not only rent a pool of thousands of lenses to photographers all over the US, they …

Lighting 101: 4 Common Flash Myths

You are watching a free tutorial from Lighting 101.<br>To view the entire course, upgrade to Premium or purchase it in the SLR Lounge Store.<p>X<p>Flash …

Photography

My Camera Switch from Canon to Nikon, and Then Back Again

I love Canon cameras. I really do. And it was with great regret that I moved away from Canon last year after being an EOS system user my entire life. …

Sal Cincotta Shares His Pricing Strategies for Wedding Photography

St. Louis Wedding Photographer Sal Cincotta shares his strategies for pricing wedding photography packages, how to use "pull through" and when to …

The Science Behind Lytro’s Light Field Technology and Megaray Sensors

The shutter fires and your camera’s digital image sensor is hit by photon particles, creating a two-dimensional photograph; this process is one that …

Augmented Reality

Why You Should Potentially Move Instead of Zooming for Portrait Photography

We frequently hear professional photographers praising prime lenses for their usability, image quality, and versatility in portrait photography. We …

The 5 Most Effective Hot Shoe Flash Light Modifiers

While lots of the pro photographers teaching workshops may tell you to take the flash out of the hot shoe, it’s a necessity for many photographers …

10 Essential Pieces of Gear you Need for Landscape Photography

If you are interested in going out and getting some high quality landscape photographs, here’s a comprehensive list of items you will either want to …

Landscape Photography