Onyx Blackburn

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How to Get Better Landscape Photographs By Controlling Perspective

This article has been necessitated by the countless debates I have with photographers about the kind of lenses that should be used for landscape …

How to Keep Your Camera Running Perfectly in the Dead of a Cold Winter

For those of us that inhabit Northern climes, the winter is fast approaching. I am sure many may put their cameras into hibernation for the dark …

Kill Your Master in Photography

Dear photographer friend,<p>I wanted to write you a letter on the concept of “killing the masters of photography”. It is kind of a Buddhist philosophy, …

Street Photography

Follow Focus: A Creepy Short About a Photographer’s Last Photo Walk

If you’re a fan of both photography and scary movies, check out this creepy little short film titled “Follow Focus.” Created by photographer Lou …

The Steady Shot Bot Photography Robot

Price: $999The Steady Shot Bot is a multi-function tool for Photographers and Cinematographers interested in performing advanced techniques on a …

Sexy Walker

Photographer Loses Copyright Suit Over CC-Licensed Photo on Flickr

Photographers, be warned: if you share a photo online with a Creative Commons license that allows for commercial usage, you need to be okay with if …

Photo Sharing

Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

The Intervalometer Cheat Sheet for Time Lapse Beginners

One of the most common reasons for not trying time lapse photography (or videography if you prefer that term) is that “There's just too much …

How to Photograph Food For Professional-Standard Shots

A great food photograph can do a lot of things – it can make a viewer hungry, it can convince a diner to order a dish and it can sell a hell of a lot …

Build a Motion Control Rig for Time-Lapse Photography

If you dig around in your camera’s settings long enough, you’re almost assured to find that it has a mode to create time-lapse videos — those magical, time compressing movies that can turn any hillside or street corner into a lightning-paced dreamscape.<p>Time-lapse videos by themselves are easy …

Primer: How to Get a ‘Film Look’ with DSLR Footage

Want to give your DSLR footage a cinematic look? DSLR filmmaking enthusiast Jake Coppinger made this 11-minute video tutorial to teach you how you …

Shutter Speed

Creating a High Key Landscape Using Lightroom in 6 Simple Steps

High key landscapes are often dramatic and emotive images. They typically work best in black and white but can sometimes work well in color using …

Video: An Intro to Polarizing Filters in Photography

If you’re unfamiliar with the subject of polarizing filters in photography, here’s an educational video that can bring you up to speed. Mark Ryan …

How to Safely and Successfully Photograph Lightning

Lightning is quite simply a marvel of nature. While it does carry with it an appreciable potential for destruction, we can’t ignore our fascination …

Reporting for duty

Gothic

Shooting Stunning Timelapse With Industry Pro Martin Heck

We spoke with filmmaker Martin Heck and asked him a few questions about the process of creating amazing timelapse videos. Here’s what he said.<p><i>Images</i> …

Custom SLR Unveils a New Dual Camera Strap Setup

Custom SLR recently released their new Dual Camera Strap, which combines two of their previous straps for easily carrying multiple cameras at once. …

How to Light-Paint a Skeleton in a Long Exposure

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Wildfires

3 Lightroom Tweaks to Get Your Landscape Photographs to Sing

Although originally developed as a image management tool, Adobe’s Lightroom has evolved into a powerful post production application. For many …

Starry Photos of Glowworms in Limestone Caves

In New Zealand, there’s a species of glowworm called Arachnocampa luminosa — commonly known as the New Zealand glowworm — that can be found in dark, …

How to Set Up Your Digital SLR for Night Photography

Setting up a digital camera specifically for the type of photos you like to produce is essential to get the best from any camera. In this article I …

How To: A Primer on Reducing Noise in Photos Using Adobe Lightroom

Nothing can be more frustrating than taking a beautiful photograph only to later find out that it is riddled with digital noise. While digital image …

Tutorials

How To: Create Dynamic Water Splash Images

If you’re looking for a fun photography project this weekend, great times can always be had with lights, camera, and a little water splashing around …

Art of the Storm: A Time-Lapse of a Massive Supercell

Back on June 1st, 2015, landscape photographer Nicolaus Wegner was on the scene as a massive supercell formed over the Black Hills of South Dakota …

Weather

Photo manipulations often run a fine line between tacky and tasteful, and these gorgeous ones by Berlin-based artist Erik Johansson are certainly the latter. Using multiple photographs of a staged...

Photo manipulations often run a fine line between tacky and tasteful, and these gorgeous ones by Berlin-based artist Erik Johansson are certainly the …

Art

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