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11 Artists

“We are so oversaturated with images, so it’s about one question: Can I hold you - can I get you to look at an image for longer than a second?” Watch …

The Arts

The Most Annoying Kinds of Photographers, Explained

If you’ve taken a reasonable number of photos in your life at any popular destination, the chances are that you’ve encountered a photographer that …

Photography

6 Classic Portrait Photography Lighting Setups

Taking a high-quality portrait isn't just a matter of having a nice camera, a good lens, and a pretty model.If only it were that easy!Instead, there …

Landscape Photography

Portrait GIF

Discover & share this Portrait GIF with everyone you know. GIPHY is how you search, share, discover, and create GIFs.

5 Reasons to Shoot With Small Apertures.

Size Matters With Big Numbers and Small Holes<p>Small apertures (or big f-numbers) have a bad name. We are conditioned to constantly be chasing huge …

Fireworks Photography Tips and Techniques

When you are going to photograph fireworks, be prepared. Make sure you have enough memory cards and extra batteries. You will need to take a tripod, …

Landscape Photography

How to Read and Interpret MTF Charts for Lenses

Purchasing a new lens for your kit can be an expensive endeavor and the more information you know before making a purchase is always useful. You may …

A Simple Visual Guide to Photographic Lens Filters

If you’re just getting started in photography, perhaps you’ve confused or overwhelmed by the different types of filters that are available for your …

Infographics

Tutorial: A Beginner’s Guide to Photographing Lightning

<i>Jorge Coromina is an editor, translator, and passionate shutterbug. You can keep up with his work on 500px or by following him on …

Landscape Photography

Understanding Nikon AF Modes

Steve Perry is back with another great educational video, this time aimed at photographers looking to get the most out of the AF on their Nikon …

This Picture Shows How Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Affect Your Photos

Here’s a helpful little infographic that has been floating around the Web. It’s a simple look at how the “exposure triangle” — aperture, shutter …

Off Camera Flashes

Lighting creatively is one of the biggest challenges beginning and amateur photographers have to face. First of all, there is the taboo of using …

Capturing Motion: From Vroman to Titarenko

Using motion in photography can create an amazing, ghost-like quality when used in contrast with surroundings that are sharply in focus. We talked a …

New Mexico

Everything You Need to Know About Lens Diffraction in Photography

Photographer Steve Perry of Backcountry Gallery sent in this 14-minute video he recently made to teach photographers about the topic of lens …

How to use off camera flash

I've seen a handful of questions in the forums asking about certain topics, including how to operate an off camera flash . This video does a good job …

Taking Artsy Photos is 7th in List of Sexiest Creative Behaviors, Scientists Find

Taking artistic photographs is one of the sexiest forms of creativity — at least that’s what scientists are reporting. The activity ranked 7th on a …

University of Pennsylvania

What is ISO and How to Use It?

We're always happy to come to the aid of the beginner photographer, and with many of you joining the community each day, it seems fair to look back …

Photography

Photography and Data Collide In These Infographics Created with Physical Things

German photographer Marion Luttenberger was asked by Moodley Brand Identity to shoot a series of infographics for Caritas Kontakladen, an Austrian …

Why I Shoot in Manual Mode

When it comes to consistency, manual exposure mode is the best mode among the various exposure modes. Other exposure modes include Aperture Priority …

7 Quick Tips to Make Your Photos Better

Selects #28: Rejuvenation

We wanted our first Selects of the year to emit the feeling of “new” – so we called on PhotoShelter members to submit work that has that fresh look. …

Design

10 Photography Resolutions for the New Year

I love New Year’s. Halloween, Christmas and National Cat Day (obviously) are high on my list too, but New Year’s holds a special weight for me. It’s …

6 Holly, Jolly Ways to Photograph Timeless Memories This Holiday Season

Holiday songs and jingles, decorative sights and sounds – holidays are here! It's been sung as the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” for many …

19 Family Photos Gone Wrong ... Very Wrong

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always hated taking family pictures. Everybody dressing alike, having to pose with one hand on your mom’s shoulder, …

How to Make the Best of Low Light Using Slow Shutter Speed: 6 Stunning Effects

Photographing in low light is often accomplished using a long shutter speed. To be able to use faster shutter speeds, you need lenses with wider …

Shutter Speed

Steve Huff on Street Photography: Seeking Connection Rather than the Decisive Moment

There is no ‘right’ way to go about street photography. There’s the laid-back, voyeuristic style, controversial in-your-face methods, and more …

How to Capture Misty, Magical Photographs: 3 Essential Tips on Timing, Tools and Technique

The eight to five workday starts. Workers swipe time clocks, dash through closing elevator doors and fight rush hour traffic. By this time in a …

Landscape Photography

4 Tips for Photographing Bugs and Insects

Sometimes the most interesting things to photograph are right under your nose, even though you might have to look a little harder to see them. Bugs, …