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8 Common Landscape Photography Mistakes Beginners Make

If you are interested in landscape photography I'm sure you have read lots of “how to improve…” type articles, which are all useful in their own way. …

What the Numbers on your Lens Mean

I've run into this a few times with students that feel embarrassed to ask what all the numbers on the lens mean. There's no reason to feel …

How to Shoot Starry Photos of Fireflies

Firefly photographs are commonly shot using long exposures from a tripod. The proper exposure depends on the ratio of the fireflies’ luminosity to …

Youth Sports Photography Tips: How to Pose Groups

One of the more challenging aspects of youth sports picture days is the proper posing of team photos. You could have perfect exposure, focus, and …

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Portrait Photography Photoshop Tutorial: Skin Retouching

One of the most fundamental and most utilized skills of retouching portrait images with Photoshop is skin correction. Fine lines, discoloration, etc. …

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The Benefits of Using a Tripod for Photography

Camera technology has advanced so much that just about anyone can take good photos. (Not necessarily great photos–that has more to do with …

The Basics of Photography: B for Bokeh

A while ago we started our new educational series covering the basic terms of photography. The letter ‘A’ covered the term ‘Aperture’, and today we …

How to Use Converging Lines to Enhance Your Photography

This is the last in our series of posts on working with lines in photography which we highly recommend you check out. When framing a landscape shot …

Quick and Easy Trick For Adding a Black Background to Your Shots Anywhere

Photographer Glyn Dewis shared this cool little technique that lets you work with a black background even if you don’t have an actual backdrop with …

Photographer Websites: Why You Need One And What To Do About It

The modern web was made for photographers; it’s such a visual medium where beautiful images have an incredible impact. Text, or copy, is still …

How to Read Clouds as a Photographer

Having been a wedding photographer in Sydney for a few years, I’m continually amazed at how much my photography is dependent on weather conditions. …

How to Focus-Stack Macro Images using Photoshop

One of the biggest challenges facing macro photographers is getting your subject in focus. Not only is hitting the perfect focus point an exercise in …

How To Take Professional Quality Portrait Photography

Portraiture can be one of the most satisfying forms of photography for an enthusiastic amateur. The tips below can be of use whether you are using a …

How To Shoot Landscapes Under a Full Moon

This article is about taking photos at night under a full moon or near a full moon. At night, the moon will act as a light source in exactly the same …

An Introduction to Photoshop Compositing for Beginners

by Sarah Hipwell What is compositing? Simply, it means to combine two or more images to make a single picture. As a photographer, I’m constantly …

5 Tips For Capturing Great Street Portraits

A Guest Post by Desmond Louw I just love street photography and with this comes street portraiture. It can be a bit daunting to go up to a stranger …

How to Take Better Photos With Your EOS Camera

The marketing departments of the camera manufacturers would like you to believe that buying the latest versions of their digital cameras will make …

Learning From My Mistakes: 5 Okay Shots That Could Have Been Great

I am incredibly lucky. It’s taken me a decade, but I have built a portrait photography business that depends solely on word-of-mouth marketing and …

Gear Bag: Five Great Tips for Dealing with Cables

If your lighting gear includes sync cords, power cables and/or extension cords, this could happen to you. Don't laugh, pictured is my actual Ancient …

Three Tricks for Faking Depth of Field in Your Photos

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>There was a time when you’d want to stare at a photo for hours but couldn’t quite put your finger on <i>why</i>.<p>Then you …

How To Put Together a Beginner’s Light Painting Kit

If you’ve ever harbored interest in trying light painting, there’s no better time than now. Summer is here and the weather is perfect for you start …

Where to Position that Horizon?

Horizons can be quite divisive, both in terms of composition and opinion. If used correctly, a horizon will either add to a composition or go …

7 Beginner Tips For Sharper Photos

Scott Kelby, the author of many digital photography books says, <i>“If your photos aren’t sharp then the rest doesn’t matter.”</i> Key to any image is its …