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The 3 Most Important Camera Settings

This article aims to help beginners understand the correlation of three important factors of digital photography. Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO …

Landscape Photography

Introduction to Shooting Better Portraits

Shoulders meticulously positioned to emphasize evenness. You’ll have to move one behind the other, Bring the hair to the side side opposite of the …

Demonstration

How to Break Into the Photography Business with dPS Writer Gina Milicia

Our very own dPS writer Gina Milicia was recently interviewed and asked about her thoughts on how to break into the photography business. She talks …

Photography

How to Start a Photography Side Business

Every photographer starts somewhere, and when it comes to becoming a full time professional and having folks pay for your creative services. Many get …

Small Business

How to Take Control of the Light to Improve Your Photography

More light is not always better light. You need to take control of it in order to make wonderful shots. In this video, photographer Cliff Mautner …

How to Use the Foreground Effectively for a Captivating Composition

Many portrait photographers try to use wide aperture lenses in order to blur the background for more depth in the image. Every landscape photographer …

5 Ways to Speed Up Your Lightroom Workflow

Those of you, who use Lightroom, will know what a powerful and multi-faceted program it is. It is fair to say that along with its now discontinued …

15 Free Organizational Tools for Photographers

These days, photographers are dramatically strapped for time. We live in a world where “busy” is the most common answer for “how are you doing?” …

OKDOTHIS: An App for Photographers that Never Lets You Run Out of Ideas

One of the more difficult things about being a creative is having to come up with fresh ideas on a daily basis, constantly challenging yourself and …

How to Look More Photogenic for a Camera: Squinching

Think you don’t need to know how to pose and look pretty for portraits because you make it a point to be behind the camera rather than in front of …

The Secrets to Using Bounced Light to Make Your Photos Pop

In the pursuit of photography, light is everything. But, sometimes we're put into situations where the available light isn't very good, or it isn't …

Getting The Best Out Of Your Raw Files

I have been teaching retouching and photography for a couple of years, and I found that even my advanced students often didn't know some basic tools …

A New Android App Gives You Amazing Control Over What Your Other Apps Can Do

Say no, and you might not get to use the app.<p>In the last version of Android, Google had included a feature called App Ops. It let you decide what you wanted to allow each app to do. Were you cool with the app waking up the device? Tracking your location? Accessing your camera? You got to choose.<p>And …

The Path to Better Photography

Ed Verosky is a professional photographer and author based in New York. In this article, Ed presents his recommended path to learning photography. If …

Focus Bracketing Technique: Never Miss a Shot

When it comes to photography, the word “bracketing” can mean a lot of things. Essentially, it just refers to the practice of taking the same shot …

Landscape Photography

3 Simple Ways to Make Sure You're Getting Good Exposures

I’ve always been one of those people that believes we should move away from using the term “correct exposure.” Not that it doesn’t have its place; …

How to Create Reflections in Photoshop

Great reflections can really make an image. The problem is, that like buses, there is never one when you need one. Of course these days it is …

Window and Door Photography Tips

There is something about doors and windows. Doors and windows tell us so much about the streets, about history, about culture—and they’re everywhere. …

Guardian Camera Club: Paul Delaney's portfolio

A review of Paul Delaney's portfolio.<p><i>'Tunnel' is perfect in black & white, the form here is everything and the figure holds it just this side of abstraction. The bizarre cloud formation in 'Storm' combined with that primitive silhouette makes for a resonant image, it's genuinely striking. An ultra</i> …

Conquering Crappy Light In Fashion Shoots: Mixed Shade

These tips are from fashion photographer Lindsay Adler. Finding a shady spot during an outdoor shoot is a perfect way to snap beautiful pictures …

Fashion Photography

Architecture: Photographing Exterior Details

Between shooting for clients, teaching my kids photography class, family obligations, and all of the non-photography activities essential to running …

Architecture

This is What Photographers Can Do About Unwanted Digital Image Noise

Have you ever returned from a photo shoot only to be disappointed in the results because your images lack spark? Perhaps, they had low contrast, and …

See Your Favorite Pop Culture Characters As “Simpsons”

Illustrator Adrien Noterdaem loves The Simpsons more than you do. He also enjoys many other colorful characters and turning them into yellow Springfield dwellers.<p>Joffrey Baratheon is too tall. In an illustration that made the Internet rounds recently, the cruel, young king you love to hate on <i>Game</i> …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

Landscape Photography Post-Processing in Lightroom: Start to Finish

This week, Adobe released Lightroom 5, which adds even more sophisticated editing tools to its repertoire. Photographers who have already been using …

Tutorials

Photographer’s Business Cards Created Using 35mm Film Slides

If you’re interested in making a positive impression on potential clients, but you don’t have the funds to spend on printing high-end branded …

5 Ideas to Kick Start Your Photography Again

Last week I was speaking with an amateur photographer who told me that he’s been struggling for photographic inspiration and ideas lately. He …

Digital Photography

A Mathematical Look at Focal Length and Crop Factor

I’m hoping this post can explain a lot of the confusion beginning photographers have about focal length and crop factors. Some understanding of basic …