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Using Sun Flares and Starbursts to Create Stunning Images

Using Sun flares and Starbursts to Create Stunning Images - tips on how to create them and use them to make dynamic images

My 8 Favorite Inexpensive Canon Lenses

In the last few years, I have reviewed more lenses than you could possibly imagine. My photography students are always asking which lens is right for …

How to Create the Misty Water Effect in Photography

Have you looked at a landscape photographer’s photo and wondered how they got the water coming down from a waterfall to look so misty? Or how they …

Adobe Pranks Pedestrians at a Bus Stop with Real-Time Photoshopping

Adobe recently came up with a clever and funny way of promoting its Adobe Creative Day event that’ll be held next week. The company visited a bus …

22 Beautiful Pictures of Ripples in Water

Beautiful and fleeting, ripples in water exist for only a few magical moments.They do offer up some warning before they arrive though, often with a …

How to Create Refractograph Abstract Photography

Ever look through a kaleidoscope as a kid? You would hold the tube up to your eye, twist the end, and see an array of wild colors and patterns move …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Reflections for Days on the Uyuni Salt Flats

At first glance, you might think this photo was a product of a skilled Photoshopper. However, you would be wrong. This place, called the Uyuni Salt …

Photos

Tips for Better Bokeh Photography

The term “bokeh” seems to have evolved from its original definition. Nowadays bokeh refers to out of focus lights and shapes within a picture, rather …

Engagement Photography Tips and Techniques

The precursor to the actual event, engagement photography is what helps show the couple’s spark with each other and creates widespread awareness of …

Weekend Humor: Chicago Sun-Times Gets Punked

<i>Weekend Humor isn’t meant to be taken seriously. So don’t–you cry baby!</i><p>It’s no secret that the photography world pulsed with both sadness and anger …

EBay and the Thrill of Finding New Love in Old Cameras

It was in late January that something whispered in my ear, “Hey, link your PayPal and your eBay account.” The thought had never occurred to me …

20 Breathtaking Pictures of the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is one of the first national parks in the United States, as well as considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of The World. …

An Introduction to Bird photography

A Guest Post by Lithuanian Photographer Tadas Naujokaitis. Birds are very interesting creatures, but it’s not so easy to photograph them. Wild birds …

Tutorial: How to Shoot a Studio Product Photo of a Gold Watch

Tutorials are available for photographers of all levels, but many of the tutorials you’ll find online have to do with grasping a basic technique or …

Photos of Dubai's Booming Metropolis

Dubai today is a quintessential cosmopolitan city. It has grown into a world class metropolis as well as a cultural and business hub for the Persian …

Baby Mugging: Using Forced Perspective to Photograph Your Baby ‘Inside’ a Cup

Photo memes don’t have much of a shelf life these days. Case in point: the cat beard meme that we shared with you just a couple of weeks ago has …

How to Capture the Perfect Photograph

As artists, we see the beauty in the everyday. It isn’t easy to portray that beauty in an image. Getting what we see in our mind’s eye into the final …

Using Zeiss Touit Lenses at a Wedding

“You’re brave,” that’s what Stan Horaczek from Pop Photo told me when I told him that I’m shooting a wedding with the new Zeiss 12mm f2.8 and 32mm …

Examples of HDRs and Night Shots in Wedding Photography

New photography businesses pop up and disappear every day. At least once a week, I get a new request to “like” a new photography studio from a friend …

Blast From the Past: Canon Ad Shows Off Its Cutting Edge 1989 Still Video Cameras

When cutting edge technology translates into RAW video, 14fps burst capabilities and smartphone megapixel counts in the 40’s, it’s easy to take it …

June 9th 2013

“The Phoblographer Weekly Recap” is a new feature where we recap the week’s most popular posts. Each weekend, we will present you the top ten posts …

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 …

Digital Photography

Video: The Top 15 Features of Photoshop Every Photographer Should Know

Photographer Jeff Cable has come a long way from his first few gigs shooting Bar and Bat Mitzvahs in San Francisco. Mostly sports-related, his résumé …

Nikon Coolpix P520

It was love at first sight! Totally smitten! Pulled the P520 out of its unassuming box and there it was: a gleaming vision in deep cherry red. At the …

Photography Project Exposes Wonders of Backyard Biology

You may never take local birds and weeds for granted again after spending some time with Meet Your Neighbors, a photo project aimed at documenting …

Short Inspirational Profile of Large Format Photographer Marty Knapp

This video, put together as a personal project by Logan Kelsey of Vertical Online, tells the inspirational story of large format photographer Marty …

This Jaw-Dropping Aerial Video of 'Battleship Island' Was Taken with a Sony Action Cam

Hashima Island, sometimes called <i>Gunkanjima</i> (“Battleship Island”), is a deserted Island nine miles outside of Nagasaki, Japan. The ruins covering the …

Applying the 3 Light Studio Setup to Outdoor Portraits

In today’s portrait photography photo tip we are going to wrap up our discussion of the three light set with a quick review and an example of how to …

Photographer Seeks to Redefine ‘Beauty’ Through Photos of Genetic Diversity

For many years, Rick Guidotti was a jet-setting fashion photographer. When he stepped into the studio in Milan, Paris or New York, he was instantly …