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Confessions of a 4-Year-Old Astronaut

Harrison is an astronaut, but there are two things about him that make him a bit different from his space-traveling colleagues. Firstly, Harrison …

What Is Ephemeral

Think about all the photographs in your possession. Where are they stored? And more importantly, how? Your answer likely depends on your demographic …

4 Tips for Posing Subjects by Wedding Photographer Lexia Frank

Earlier this year, wedding photographer Lexia Frank published a series of 4 short videos that teach how to properly pose models in order to minimize …

How to Get Started with Off-Camera Flash Photography - Start With One!

I was prompted to write this article in the hope of answering the many questions I get asked about flash photography: “I find flash photography very …

Simple Technique for Cleaning Your Camera

When you are out in the field as much as we are, your equipment tends to collect all kinds of unwanted dirt, oil, and grit. Here’s how Varina Patel …

How to Properly Clean Your Lenses, Filters, Mirror and Sensor

If you're like me, the thought of touching, let alone fully cleaning your precious glass or even worse, your sensor, strikes fear into your heart. …

Your Basic Lighting Kit: A Spin Around the Block

So you just received the gear needed to turn your hot shoe flash into a mini portable studio lighting system. What do you with the box of stuff the …

Shutter Speed

Print Your Photos or Risk Losing Them to the Digital Dark Age, Internet Pioneer Warns

Want to make sure a photograph survives your lifetime? Print it out. That’s the warning Internet pioneer Vint Cerf gave at a talk recently, saying …

Humanities

How to Relax a Client During a Portrait Photo Shoot

If there is one thing I’ve learned over the years of photographing people, it’s that the response to candid photos versus posed is distinctively …

14 Things I Have Learned From Being a Photographer

I am not at the top. I’m not even skating the middle, but I have been doing this photography thing for a while, and there are some things I’ve …

ScanMyPhotos Can Scan Your Prints a Priority Mail Boxful at a Time

Have a ton of old prints lying around but not enough time or energy to scan them? Since 1990, Southern California-based ScanMyPhotos has helped …

How I Upload My Photos to Facebook or The Photographer's Guide To Photo Formats For The Web

If there is one thing I get asked, and that has been answered online time and again, it's "How do I get my photos to look like I want them to look on …

Tutorials

Golden Hour, Any Hour: A Photographer's Guide to Faking It

It has happened to all of us. We spend countless hours planning, scheduling, and coordinating for a beautiful golden hour photo shoot only to have …

Landscape Photography

The Introduction to Getting the Best Results from Your Lenses

Your lenses are much more important than your camera is. They do a big job of helping to determine what kind of image quality comes out of the …

Photography Studio Lighting Setup Tips

Hair lights, back lights, and barn doors, oh my! Studio lighting can be overwhelming when you first start getting into it. Some photographers out …

Landscape Photography

Portrait Photography: A Basic Guide to Posing

Posing is as integral to portrait photography as the right lens and the right camera angle. A lot of photographers learn this the hard way. If you’re …

Video Tutorials

9 Tips for Photographing Kids

We all know that working with kids is as tough as it gets. They’re energetic, fast, and often don’t pay much attention to what is going on around …

The Tower of David: Photographs Showing Life Inside the Tallest Slum in the World

The Tower of David in the Venezuelan capital city of Caracas is an unfinished skyscraper and the third tallest building in the country. The …

Samsung Camera Ads Imagine Famous Self-Portrait Paintings as the Result of Selfies

Samsung has launched a clever new marketing campaign to promote its tiny NX Mini mirrorless camera. The ads imagine a few famous self-portrait …

This Guy Used a Photobooth to Capture Photos and a Video of His Proposal

A pair of high school sweethearts named Kevin and Molly got engaged this past week after being together for 7 years. To document his proposal, rather …

10 Killer Tips Guaranteed to Actually Kill Your Photography Blog

There are so many rules and guides all over the web on how to create a proper blog that’s it’s really easy to get confused. However, if you consider …

Neat Trick: How to Customize Your Lightroom 5 ‘Splash Screen’ Image in Less Than a Minute

Here’s a really neat little customization trick that Adobe are allowing you to do if you’re using Lightroom 5 or newer. You know that splash screen …

Marked Up Photographs Show How Iconic Prints Were Edited in the Darkroom

Want to see what kind of work goes into turning a masterful photograph into an iconic print? Pablo Inirio, the master darkroom printer who works at …

Adorable Portraits of a Little Boy and His Teddy Bear

Adrian Murray was inspired to get serious about photography, especially since he realized that the childhood years of his kid would be fleeting. …

70 Inspirational Quotes for Photographers

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But I wonder, what else do “they” say? In order to find out I’ve culled together the best quotes on the …

Interactive Web App Makes Sure You Never Forget a Photoshop or Lightroom Shortcut

When it comes to getting the most out your post-processing applications, you really want to know your shortcuts. The problem is, there’s so many …

Depth of Field and F-stops

Depth of field (DOF for short) is usually associated with the aperture, which is often used interchangeably with the word f-stop. The aperture …

Landscape Photography

Why Pictures Matter

10 Portrait Tips to Take Your Photography to the Next Level

You have all the makings of a beautiful photograph: the perfect client, an overcast day for soft natural lighting and a gorgeous landscape as the …