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Photography Tips on Shooting in Parks – The Vantage Points

Parks are one of the major places where a photographer can find many interesting subjects and challenges. But many of us shoot in parks in the same …

Texture Photography Essentials and Tips

A photographic image is successful when it successfully grabs the attention of the viewers. Images can do this in a variety of ways. Eye-catching …

6 Photography Rules You Shouldn't Feel Guilty About Breaking

Whenever we first set out to learn something we usually are forced to learn the rules of that particular activity before we’re allowed to fully …

Landscape Photography

These Lighting Patterns Will Make Your Portrait Photographs Rock

Familiarizing yourself with different lighting patterns isn't just to help you diversify your portrait portfolio. Depending on what you are trying …

These Two Simple Elements Can Improve Your City Photography Compositions

We've all been there at some point or another – how do you find a different way to shoot a well-photographed subject?<p><b>Reflections & distortions</b> can …

Landscape Photography

6 Types of Light Every Photographer Should Be Prepared For

Light is one of the most important elements in any photograph. Whether a grand landscape or an intimate portrait, light can make or break an image. …

Window Light Portraits: Weekly Photography Challenge

During the week we posted a simple exercise here on dPS to practice working with Natural Light (from a window) when taking portraits. Today we …

High Dynamic Range (HDR): A Useful Photographic Tool

There is some controversy about using HDR. This stems from the presentation of some HDR images done badly and the somewhat difficult processing of …

How to Take Great Portraits Outdoors

Have you ever taken a picture outside only to realize afterward that the sky is white instead of blue? Or the subject of your image is too dark? Or …

Landscape Photography

Converting Images to Black and White Properly

by: David Wahlman of Wahlman Photography Recently I was asked about the process of converting images to black & white; namely when to know the image …

Digital Photography