Mihai Surlin

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How to Shoot Photos Everyday

Dear friend,I’m currently the most prolific I’ve ever been in photography– shooting hundreds of photographs a day of just random stuff. I feel …

Street Photography

The Complete Guide to Manual Settings on Your DSLR Camera

<i>Everything you need to know to start shooting in manual mode. This is a syndicated blog post from Format originally done by Brit Weaver.</i><p>Ready to get …

Face time: 50 portrait photographs, 50 different ways

<b>Is it possible to shoot the same person in 50 different ways and still get creative portraits? The authors of a fascinating new book reveal how, in</b> …

How Autofocus in DSLRs Works and Why It Sometimes Fails

Autofocus is probably the only auto-feature on my cameras that I like to keep turned on. Knowing how autofocus works in detail is not essential, but …

Here’s How to Use Your Camera’s Histogram and Never Miss an Exposure Again (VIDEO)

Achieving a correct exposure is the first step toward capturing a great image, and on Monday we explained how to do that by bracketing your shots. In …

11 Ways To Improve Your Photographic Lighting

Grasping good lighting is a lot like understanding the relationship between aperture and shutter speed—it’s confusing up until the moment it clicks, …

Bite Size Tips: 3 Composition Rules Many Photographers Don’t Know

Composition is a way to guide the viewer through the photograph to the subject of interest. There are no composition “rules” in photography but …

Photographing Landscapes: From Idea to Finished Photo

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.Standing in a beautiful location, …

Everglades

Best Tips for Sunrise and Sunset Photos

Find out how to capture the day's most dramatic moments from Nikon photographer Flash Parker, who shares examples from his travels.<p>Evocative sunrises …

A Simple Explanation of How to Create Stunning BOKEH Effects

If you clicked on this article, I'm assuming that you already know what bokeh is, but if not, here's a quick explanation:Bokeh is the out of focus …

Framing

Watch: How to Take Better Golden Hour Portraits Using Only Natural Light

The golden hour may be the most prized piece of the photographic clock, but shooting portraits during a rising or setting using only natural light …

Natural Light

How to Become a Better Photographer Without Taking Pictures

Yes, we agree - taking pictures is the quickest way to get to know your camera and put all the new techniques that you have read about into practice. …

Landscape Photography

Learn These “Advanced” Spot Metering Techniques and Your Photos Will Always Be Perfectly Exposed (VIDEO)

While the video below is billed as an “advanced” tutorial, using a camera’s built-in spot metering mode is actually very simple. And once you master …

12 Tips for Outstanding Street Photography

Opportunities for shooting street photography abound, but few people know how to capture evocative images of everyday life. Our 12 simple tips cover …

6 Apps to Enhance Your Instagram Pictures and Videos

If there is one app that I find myself opening more and more frequently, it’s Instagram.The attractive images and videos provide a respite from a lot …

Mobile Photography

Camera Calibration Lightroom Panel | Tips For Perfecting Skin Tones, Color Grading & Profile Correction

There’s a video doing the rounds lately that speaks about the camera calibration tab within the Develop Module in Lightroom and just what it does. …

3 composition tips to instantly improve your photos

Good composition is one of the key elements of what we’d call a good photo. Sometimes, it’s what turns a decent photo into a great photo. In this …

Landscape Photography

How to Edit Dramatic B&W Photos on Mobile with Curves and HSL Sliders

Here’s a 15-minute video by photographer Sean Tucker in which he runs through an effective technique for processing black and white images, with a …

Become a Better Photographer Today in 9 Easy Steps

It might be cliche to say, but the phrase "practice makes perfect" has a lot of merit.That goes for a lot of things in life, and photography is one …

Landscape Photography

How to Use Luminosity Masks for Landscape and Cityscape Image Editing

Luminosity masks are a fantastic way to make precise selections based on luminance values (hence the name). As with all things Photoshop, there are …

The Best Ways for Getting Sharper Photos

I'm sure we've all experienced focusing problems.You know - you have an otherwise pretty good shot, but the subject is just ever so slightly out of …

Cameras

Learn how to replace sky in Photoshop CC in just 2 minutes

If you take photos of a wonderful landscape and you’re not pleased with the sky – well, you can cheat a little and replace it in Photoshop. Peter …

How to Shoot the Best Blue-Hour Photos: Tips & Techniques for Pre-Sunrise & Post-Sunset Images

This may be strange to hear from a travel photographer, but I can make a case that location isn’t everything—light is. And I’d build my argument on …

10+ Stunning Photos Revealing The Beauty Of Romania

We often find Romania in difficult positions, from politics to migration and poverty. However, as a traveler you will not encounter many of such …

Landscape Photography is Not So Bad: You Will Not Fail

The largest single landscape print I have made to date is a ten-foot-wide panorama of the Painted Rock at Fort Irwin. Titled <i>A Thousand Words Fall</i> …

Lightroom CC 2015.12 arrives with bug fixes, new camera and lens support

Adobe has just launched Lightroom 2015.12, adding support for new lenses and cameras, including the Canon EOS 6D Mark II, Nikon D7500, and Leica TL2. …

Depth of field: What is it, and how it relates to photography

More people are taking an interest in photography and capturing images than ever before. So it stands to reason that many would be learning more …

4 Mobile Photography Tips: improve your pictures on the go (video)

We’ve got awesome cameras on our phones nowadays. For most users, the smartphones they carry in their pockets are better than point-and-shoot cameras …