Nicolas Lum

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A Concise Video Refresher of the Basic Rules of Composition

Composition and the rules that accompany it are some of the most basic aspects you learn when first picking up a camera. If you’ve been a …

Developing Your Eye for Photography

Although there is much pleasure to be derived from taking a technically excellent photograph, there is a strong argument that a truly great shot …

10 Truly Excellent Ways To Use Mason Jars

A few new ways to put those quintessential hipster drinking vessels to good use.

Crafting

5 Tips For Creating Stunning Cityscapes

Cityscapes have a uniquely vibrant feel to them which is unlike any other form of photography. If shot correctly, they can captivate an audience. …

Landscape Photography

Landscapes and Cityscapes in a 360-Degree View That Stretch the Usual Norms of Perspective

Randy Scott Slavin‘s photography portrays landscapes as well as cityscapes in a 360 degree view, a perspective more akin to the human eye than a two …

Interview with Siegfried Hansen – Veteran Street Photographer from Germany

Practically you have all the elements for a street photograph but then wait there is a huge amount of humor & brilliance, every picture has a story …

Advice on Being a Man from 8 Friendly Neighborhood Barbers | The Art of Manliness

Day in and day out barbers shoot the breeze with the wide variety of men who walk into their shops. As these men settle in the barber’s chair and get …

Famous photographers in front of the camera – in pictures

From Bill Brandt and Robert Frank to Cindy Sherman, Abe Frajndlich spent three decades taking portraits of the greats. The resulting book, Penelope's Hungry Eyes, has been published digitally by MAPP – so what happens when you put a photographer on the other side of the lens?

1 RC Car, 25 GoPros and 30K Stick Bombs Make for an Awesome Video

What happens when you combine an RC car, some “stick bombs” and more camera gear than you can shake…er…blow up a stick at? You get this insane …

A Look at What 2013 Was Like for the Photo Industry (Spoiler: Not Too Good)

Although there was plenty to be happy about for us photographers last year, 2013 was statistically a very bad year when it comes to camera sales. And …

Tutorial Shares How to Turn an ‘OK’ Photo Into a Great Photo in Post

No matter how long you’ve been shooting or what level you’re at in your photography endeavors, there will always be those moments where you walk away …

Sport picture of the day: Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic take selfies

First published on Tue 4 Mar 2014 16.04 EST

Father Captures Carefree Childhood at Its Best in Heartwarming B&W Photo Series

Everybody takes photos of their family, trying their best to keep a chronicle of their children as they grow up. They capture moments both mundane …

BTS: What It’s Like Being on DigitalRev’s Cheap Camera Challenge

We’ve featured plenty of Pro Photographer Cheap Camera Challenges over the years, all of them informative, educational and entertaining to varying …

Readers' travel photograph competition: February – street life

Your images of street life took us around the globe, from Cuba to China via Brick Lane. Scroll through the gallery to see the winning shot, which will be mounted by Point 101 and displayed in an end-of-year exhibition at the Guardian offices in London. The best shot of the year wins a fantastic …

How to Use Metering in Your Photography

Sometimes, it can be quite uncanny just how accurately our camera meters are at getting the right exposure. The technology is highly sophisticated, …

Cameras

Seattle Twilight

Clevedon Pier from above

Invisible: Laura Williams Talks About Her Surreal Self-Portrait that Went Viral

Surreal self-portraits from young photographers are nothing new. In fact, one could say there are almost too many of them out there. But that makes …

Inside my camera bag - Street Photographer - Satoki Nagata

I have been used various cameras since I started doing photography seriously. First, I used DSLR, then I found that rangefinder is the most suitable …

Panasonic Lumix GX7 review - Pocket-lint

The Panasonic Lumix GX7 immediately took up the "most wanted" position in our desirable compact system cameras list when it was announced earlier …

Timeless Portrait Photography Tips by Wayne Radford

TIMELESS PORTRAITS is a supplement to NATURAL LIGHT PORTRAITURE and contains more images of recommended setups and diagrams that will help you create …

The Ultimate Guide to Adjustment Layers - Color Balance and Selective Color

In this tutorial, we are going to have a look at the Color Balance and Selective Color adjustment layers in Photoshop. They work by balancing the …

Tutorials

First Sample Images with the Olympus 25mm f1.8

When Olympus first let us see their prototype of the 25mm f1.8, we weren’t allowed to take photos with the lens attached to a camera. But now we’ve …

International Garden Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

A selection of some of the entries from various categories in this year’s competition

the Cologne Cathedral captured in a crystal ball (#6 on Explore)

Five Keys to Better Black and White Landscapes

We are blessed that we were born with the ability to see in color. Seeing the deep blue of a summer’s sky or the intense red of a spring rose is …