Rafael Padilla

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DSLR vs. Mirrorless | Are Mirrorless Cameras Really the Future Of Photography?

One of the most common phrases in photography circles these days is that “mirrorless is the future.” Like many other predictions, we usually tend to …

Prevent your Mac password from being bypassed

A nefarious individual could purloin your Mac and bypass your user account password in order to access your data or wipe your system clean and begin using it as their own. It's possible to reset a password by booting into Recovery Mode or from an external drive.<p>Thankfully, there two precautions you …

Get Ready for the Holidays with this Tutorial on How to Photograph Christmas Lights

In honor of the holiday season, Jay P. Morgan of <i>The Slanted Lens</i> decided it would be a wonderful idea to show the world how to photograph Christmas …

Why a Photographer Needs a Blog And How to Create a Successful One (4 Practical Tips)

Blogging isn't anything new. It has been a big part of social media for quite some time, even though it is not really the same as social media. While …

How to hold your camera correctly

If you are shooting hand-held, <b>you</b> are the tripod!<p>click to tweet<p>The way you hold your camera while you’re shooting has profound effects on the quality …

How To Know When It Is Time To Upgrade Your Photography Gear

Almost every photographer wants to own a better camera, right? But then again, not every photographer really needs a better camera. So how does one …

Simple Pet Photography Tips and 10 Fun Images to Inspire You

Some of our favorite scene stealers in movies and photography are of pets and children. Beautiful pet photographs can be captured using techniques …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Mac Could Do

That MacBook on your desk might be even more powerful than you think. Previously: 10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do. Previously: 10 Things You Didn't Know Your Android Could Do.<p><b>Have Your Computer Read to You</b><p>Don't feel like reading that enormous document yourself? One of the …

Photoshop Tips: Two Simple Ways to Change Eye Color in 3 Minutes

Amanda Diaz is not only one of our contributors at SLR Lounge, but also a very accomplished Fashion, Conceptual, Beauty and Portraiture photographer …

Photography 101: RAW vs. JPEG | The Ultimate Visual Guide

You are watching a free tutorial from Photography 101.<br>To view the entire course, upgrade to Premium or purchase it in the SLR Lounge Store.<p>X<p>RAW vs …

Tanya’s Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid as a New Photographer, Part 2

<i>Welcome to Time Out with Tanya, where I’ve put my fast paced graphic design career on hold in favor of adventures in motherhood. I’m capturing every</i> …

How to Take Photos in Low Light

Images of night scenes never fail to impress. Night-time images have great ambiance, something which is often absent in flat, bright, daylight …

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

The 7 Classic Pieces of Gear You Will Want After You Get a DSLR

Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a new camera. But not just any new camera; no, not a new mobile device, not a new point and shoot — not …

Have camera, will travel: 50 Awesome Photo Workshops Around the World

Image courtesy of Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the BPL<p>You <i>could</i> go alone to New Zealand, Mexico, Cuba, or wherever your wanderlust takes you, and …

Tutorial: How to Remove Location Info from Your Images in Photoshop

Privacy is a big concern these days, what with the NSA looking over both your shoulders, reading your emails and chiming in on your cell phone …

How to Successfully Photograph Your Christmas Tree

It's that time of year again where days are shorter and colder, snow starts falling, and it begins to look a lot like Christmas. With the holidays …

A Guide to Finding the Best Camera for YOU

The process of choosing a camera drives people crazy. Believe it or not, it never used to be so difficult.<p>Back when cameras were large, heavy, and …

Ex-Apple Genius reveals 8 ways to extend your iPhone battery

Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears. Former Apple Genius Bar worker Scotty Loveless offers tips on how to extend the iPhone's battery life<p>Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears, and since the launch of Apple's iOS 7.1 mobile …

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10 Reasons Why You Should Use Manual Focus

Years ago, photographers would observe a scene through their viewfinder and turn the focusing ring slowly to bring the scene into focus. Much has …

50 Stunning Reflection Photography examples and Tips for beginners

Reflection Photography: Scenaries are the first things that come to your mind when you think of reflection. Nature is probably one of the best …

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 …

Top 5 Easiest Shortcuts for Better Photos