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Photographing at the Beach: 10 Tips for Better Beach Photos

For some people, life revolves around the beach — the water and waves, the sand, the marine life, the expansive horizon. Beaches are iconic places. …

Landscape Photography

Using Aperture Blending to Control Motion

For outdoor photography, there’s a very easy way to achieve motion blur effects AND get great image quality at the same time without using an ND …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

The Possibilities of Using One Large Light Source for Studio Portrait Photography

In the spirit of keeping it simple, one-strobe setups are many portrait photographer’s default when it comes to studio lighting. The best thing about …

Topaz Black and White Effects

<i>Topaz B&W Effects</i> is designed to be the most technologically-advanced software available for custom black and white photography conversion.<p>Topaz B&W …

Happy Hour: Getty Partners with Pinterest & AP Calls Out Obama's Photo Policy

Getty & Pinterest Partner Up<p>Photo from TechCrunch<p>Getty photographers wanting to get paid for their work that’s being pinned on Pinterest are about to …

Boxing Photography Setup and Direction Techniques

Los Angeles photographer Mark Singerman excels at capturing environmental portraits of both celebrities and everyday people. His use of contextual …

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 …

Triggertrap Releases Revamped Version 2.0, Now Offers 14 Triggering Options

The popular mobile triggering solution Triggertrap just announced version 2.0 of its mobile application, complete with a visual overhaul and a total …

36 Cool Photography Tuts and Articles That Will Rock Your Week

As another wonderful week passes us by, Toad Hollow Photography has been looking everywhere online for the very best links to tutorials, special …

Countless Pens Used to Draw Detailed Animals Portraits

New Jersey-based illustrator Tim Jeffs has spent the past year trying to draw intricately detailed animal portraits with nothing more than pens and ink. Originally completing the spectacular sketchbook drawings as a pastime, Jeffs' son Harrison decided to share his dad's meticulous craft on reddit. …

Digital Art

Color Portraiture with Retouch and Enhancement in Lightroom 4 and 5

The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5, a preset system designed to take you from Ordinary to Extraordinary …

Tutorials

How Lighting Plays a Crucial Role in Your Photography

You’ve heard me deliberate about how significant lighting in photography is, but do you really know the reason why? You may know that gaining enough …

Landscape Photography

Broke Is the New Black

"That girl needs some new clothes," says one boy in my grade to another, without realizing I can hear. "Some very new clothes," his friend agrees. I am in sixth grade and my father has been dead for one year. As always, I am wearing hand-me-downs: an oversized purple top, matching patchwork-print …

Personal Finance

Family Portrait Ideas

Every family needs a portrait, and not everyone wants the same traditional group photo. These days, people are after a more human touch. And many …

How to do Off-Camera Flash Photography with Canon Speedlites

Being faced with the prospect of using off-camera flash sends many new photographers running for the hills. Learning to use flash effectively can be …

7 Simple Ways a Blog Can Get You More Photography Clients

By Ramsay Taplin Are you a photographer who dreams of taking your photography business to the next level? Well, one of the things that creative …

Interview with Worldwide Photographer Rosie Hardy

Where do you get your ideas from?<p>I get inspiration from all sorts of things! My ideas are built up from a catalogue of images I have in my head that …

Lighting Ratios for Portrait Photography

In portrait photography, lighting ratios are comparisons of the main light in a photo to the lesser light that fills in the shadows. This main light …