Oliver Schaefer

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How to Shoot Defocused Firework Photos

I’m photographer David Johnson, and in this tutorial I’ll be sharing how I shoot long-exposure photos of defocused fireworks.<p>Gear List<p>Canon EOS 5D …

Landscape Photography

Here’s a Cool Trick That Lets You Take Amazing Night Photos Without a Tripod (VIDEO)

If you’ve ever tried to take to take a photo at night without a tripod you know the results can be very blurry or very noisy or, in most cases, both. …

Photography Tutorials

Synthetic Brain-Destroying Human Prions Created in the Lab for the First Time

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University have synthesized an artificial human prion, a scientific first that could eventually lead to …

Astrofotografie: Perfekte Himmelsbilder mit der Digitalkamera

Sensible Bildchips machen's möglich: Mit Stativ und Digitalkamera gelingen spektakuläre Sternen-Bilder. Lesen Sie, was Sie dazu brauchen und worauf …

1 Tip for Landscape Photography That Opens Up a Whole New World

I have only 1 tip that will hopefully inspire you and help you to improve your landscape photography: use a wide angle (preferably 16mm or wider, …

Photography

He Was Dying. Antibiotics Weren’t Working. Then Doctors Tried a Forgotten Treatment.

Steffanie Strathdee hunched over her laptop, fretting. She barely noticed the kittens asleep next to her or the serene Buddha figure across the …

How to Edit Photos like Steve McCurry: The Art of Removing Distractions

We’ve got a fun article today in which we post-process <i>photojournalistic</i>-style photos and polish them in an <i>artistic</i> way. Much like Steve McCurry did …

Improve Your Composition With This One Simple Change

When it comes to taking a great photo, many photographers argue that it starts and ends with great composition. I’m not sure I’m so black and white …

Landscape Photography

Octopus And Squid Evolution Is Officially Weirder Than We Could Have Ever Imagined

They edit their own genes!<p>Just when we thought octopuses couldn't be any weirder, it turns out that they and their cephalopod brethren evolve …

Biology

Five Things Painters Do That Photographers Should Be Doing Too

The best creatives take inspiration from areas other than the discipline they are working in, and photographers should be no different. Have you ever …

Breathe New Life Into Dull, Underexposed Photos with These Simple Photoshop Tricks (VIDEO)

Whether we blame it on laziness, bad light, or operator failure, sooner or later all of us screw up and come home from a shoot with dull, …

Elephants Are Strangely Resistant to Cancer - And We May Finally Know Why

The genetic clues could help humans, too.<p>A research team peering into the relatively underexplored "junk" DNA of mammals has found more clues as to …

Breathtaking and Dreamlike Landscape Photography by Stijn Dijkstra

Stijn Dijkstra is a talented 25-year-old graphic designer, filmmaker, storyteller and photographer based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Stijn creates …

12 landscape photos to give you wanderlust

These photographs are so detailed, they look like paintings.<p>It's that time of year again where photographers from all over the world are recognized …

Want to Take Stunning Photographs? Turn Your Camera Upside Down

The first step to taking a halfway decent photograph is making sure you're holding the camera right-side-up ... unless you’re Arnau Rovira Vidal. The …

Saturation vs. Vibrance. What’s the Difference?

The Saturation and Vibrance sliders are well-known and used by photographers in all genres alike. But do you know the difference between them?If not, …

Learn How to Do Long Exposure Photography

When each frame takes a half a minute or more to capture, the road to learning long exposure photography can be a long one. Here’s a much-needed …

15 Easy Tips For Better Sunrise Photography - Beautiful Pictures

Some people don’t believe in magic. But that’s until they see their first breathtaking sunrise light show. Photographers believe in magic and sunrise …

Sheep-Human Hybrids Made in Lab—Get the Facts

The breakthrough moves researchers a small step closer to growing human organs for medical transplant.<p>Building on a controversial breakthrough made in 2017, scientists announced on Saturday that they have created the second successful human-animal hybrids: sheep embryos that are are 0.01-percent …

Shake It Up: 3 Easy Ways to Add Variety to Your Photos

Regular readers know that I emphasize in these columns the idea of visualizing opportunities that will set your images apart from the rest. There is …

Wait Until Dark: Why Night Time is the Right Time for Outdoor Photography

Let’s face it: we’ve all seen, taken, edited, judged, read, or written about so many photographs over so many years, sometimes we get…well, jaded. …

Photography

How To Reduce Noise By Shooting Multiple Exposures

Noise can be the bane of the photographer’s life. It has been with us since the dawn of photography, first as grain in our negatives or …

How to Take the Best Fog Photos

For a while now, I have been a big fan of the videos that Tony and Chelsea Northrup put together. Their channel is a wealth of knowledge that I visit …

Patterns In Black And White Photo Contest Winner

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos with patterns in B&W in the Patterns In Black And White Photo contest with chances to win …

Here’s How to Shoot Stunning Landscape Photos with Dramatic Skies: No Editing Necessary!

We’ve all confronted a landscape scene that would have made a gorgeous photograph, were it not for a dull, drab sky. And while there are numerous …

These Common Astrophotography Mistakes are Holding You Back

Let's face it - photography is difficult to master.<p>But just because it's difficult doesn't mean that with practice you can't master the art of …

Landscape Photography

8 DIY Lens Filters That Will Spice up Your Photos and Don’t Cost a Dime to Make (VIDE0)

Simple DIY camera hacks are among the most popular stories we post, because they enable photographers to spice up their work with simple homemade …

Hacking

Face time: 50 portrait photographs, 50 different ways

<b>Is it possible to shoot the same person in 50 different ways and still get creative portraits? The authors of a fascinating new book reveal how, in</b> …

Scientists Put a Worm Brain in a Lego Robot Body - And It Worked

The brainwaves of a roundworm drove a Lego robot.<p>The brain is really little more than a collection of electrical signals. If we can learn to …

Color Theory In Landscape Photography

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.This is the second part in a part …