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Beautiful Black & White Bentley Short Doc Shot Entirely on the iPhone 5s

We’ve been told again and again that gear only matters far down the road, like last step down the road, once all of your skill and creativity has …

Clever Hack Gives Your DSLR Nine Times the Battery Life

When it comes to days where there are long periods of shooting — particularly video — it’s always nice to know you have enough battery power to make …

Case Study: Why This Photograph "Works"

Today we are going to do something a little different. Lightstalking has many many great articles advising you about both composition and learning …

Mark II Artist’s Viewfinder App Simulates Lens and Camera Setups on Your iPhone

DIRE Studio has released an application for photographers and cinematographers alike that they’ve aptly named Mark II Artist’s Viewfinder.<p>Aptly named …

The Looky Loo: A New Way To Make Kids Look At Your Camera

If you are a photographer specializing in kids and baby photography, or if you're just using your talents to shoot your own kids and family members, …

Lightroom Plugin Analyzes Your Metadata, Offers Insights on Your Shooting Style

You may be stuck in a photographic rut and not even know it. To the rescue comes Lightroom Analytics, a free plugin for Adobe’s Lightroom …

Spec Sheet Wars: Canon’s New D30 Tough Cam Can Go 82 Feet Underwater

Last of the newsworthy announcements out of Canon for CP+ is a refreshed ‘tough’ or ‘rugged’ cam that boasts more impressive waterproofing than just …

The Secret to Crafting Stunningly Sharp Images and Preserving It Across Media

You probably know that getting your uploads to look sharp on screen, in print and on social media goes beyond resizing. Now, resizing is incredibly …

SanDisk's latest flagship SD card supports extremely fast write speeds, 4K video

With affordable 4K cameras from Panasonic and Sony set to ship soon, it's time for flash memory manufacturers to begin readying stockpiles of high-speed SD cards. Today, SanDisk is announcing its latest flagship, the Extreme Pro SDHC/SDXC UHS-II. It exceeds the new UHS Speed Class (U3) spec, …

How To Build A Liquid-Cooled Mini Gaming PC For Under $1,000

If you go into your local technology store and look at the PC section, most if not all will be standard black towers. However, on the enthusiast scene, there’s a seismic shift going on with many people ditching their large tower cases and opting for shoebox-size ones.<p>The latest motherboards aimed …

FS Review: Sigma Hits Success Again with 24-105mm f/4 OS HSM Lens

I don’t know about you guys, but when Sigma announced the 24-105mm f/4 lens last year, I got very excited. The Canon 24-105mm f/4 was one of my …

Combining Images for Large Subjectsusing Photoshop Photomerge

No Paris? No Problem! Using a Backdrop and Shallow DOF to Fake a Location Shoot

The photograph above seems fairly straight forward: pretty model photographed in Paris with the Eiffel Tower in the background. But that’s not …

Creative Watermarking - How to Integrate Your Signature into Your Photos

Watermarking is a topic that many photographers are quite passionate about. It seems to be a viable way of protecting your images from online theft, …

Creative Work

The Versatile, Affordable 5-in-1 Reflector Kit

Seasoned photographers understand the importance of convenience and versatility; when you have to haul, unload, and set up everything you need for a …

Star Trail Photography Tips

One of the lessons in the Photography Lab series I teach is a lesson on night photography, specifically shooting the stars. There are two essentials …

5 Painless Steps for Getting Rid of the Fear of Street Photography Once and for All

“Look at me,” he said. Complying, I turned in the man’s direction. “Look me in the eyes!”… I tried to raise my eyes and look into his, but I …

How & When a Monopod Can be Used to Take Sharper Photos

Here’s a photo tip you aren’t likely to find anywhere else… how to use a monopod to get better photographs. A monopod (like the tripod) is an …

Landscape Photography

6 Lessons the Square Format Can Teach You About Composition

In another article I wrote that one of the main attractions of the square format for me is composition. Today I’m going to elaborate on that idea. …

Amazing Before And After Images Of The Visual Effects In 'The Great Gatsby'

While some of the film may have appeared to be shot on location in New York, the only minimal filming took place in Sydney, Australia.<p>Chris Godfrey, the visual effects supervisor on the film, released a before and after reel showcasing the amount of work that went into bringing the film to …

Warner Bros

External Flash: An iOS App that Lets You Fire Up to 16 iPhone Flashes Together

The flash built into your iOS device isn’t anything to write home about. If you want something more capable, the general approach is to attach …

Heartwarming Skype Campaign Digitally Reunites People for Family Portraits

Skype recently embarked on a touching ad campaign called <i>Stay Together</i> in which they use photography and the magic of the Internet to reunite families …

Detailed Tutorial On Shooting Day To Night Timelapses

Preston Kanak has released another highly informative video, this one on the subject of capturing successful day to night timelapses. In this long …

How to Photograph a Gold Watch

It sounds like such a basic task: photograph a gold watch. But if it sounds simple to you, then you’ve never done it the way Phillip McCordall does. …

Review: Topaz Labs B&W Effects 2

Over the last few years, software manufacturers have been creating stand-alone applications and Photoshop-compatible plug-ins, which are designed to …

Editing Eyes for Portraits that Pop in Adobe Lightroom

While many will tell you that you should do all your eye-retouching and editing in Adobe Photoshop, there is an amazing amount of editing that you …

11 Tips for Photographing High School Senior Portraits

A Guest Contribution by Meghan Newsom. When it comes to planning for sessions, seniors are some of my favorite people to work with. Don’t get me …

How to Create Multiple Portrait Styles with One Speedlight

Not all photographers have used artificial lighting before. In fact, some people only even rent lighting equipment when certain events or situations …

Push-To-Post: An Automated Wireless Photography Workflow

Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU<p><i>Jaren Wilkey is the Manager of Brigham Young University’s Photography office. He works full-time shooting BYU’s athletics,</i> …

Posing Guide for Photographing Women: 7 More Poses to Get You 21 Different Photos [Part II]

A post by Kaspars Grinvalds from Posing App. If you haven’t read the first article in this series, I would kindly recommend you to start with Posing …