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Tips for Using Shutter Speed Creatively

Shutter speed is one of those things that is initially a problem to be solved, but once you do that it becomes a tool that allows you to take better …

A Natural Light Tip That Will Have Strobists Selling Their Lights

One of the most noticeable differences between portraits taken outside using natural light as opposed to artificial light is the background. Images …

2 Easy Ways to Capture Brilliant Starbursts in Your Photographs

Have you ever wondered how photographers are able to depict lights with a star effect along piers, boardwalks or a sunrise with trailing rays peering …

A Day In The Life Of Portrait Photographer & Retoucher Maja Topcagic

Photography—it’s all about passion, skill, and commitment. Ever wondered what a day in the life of a professional photographer is like? Every week, …

Hairstyling

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

The Lightroom Trick For Sharpening Women's Skin

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, December 1, 2014 in Develop | 17 comments<p><b>Above:</b> When we sharpen women’s skin, our general goal is to keep the skin …

Lightroom 5.7 – Collaboration Features and the Lightroom Web Interface

If you are not familiar with Lightroom’s web interface, it’s an excellent way to share collections of images with clients and friends so that they …

No School Like Old School | Classical Lessons For Modern Photography That Will Help You Stand Out

Some time ago, I wrote a piece addressing the value of analyzing and critiquing photos for personal growth in the craft. I heralded the merits of …

Photography

Top 10 Mistakes that Cause Blurry Photos

If your photos are not sharp, you are not alone! The most common question I get asked by beginning photographers is "how do you get your images so …

A Day In The Life Of Landscape Photographer Martin Rak

Photography—it’s all about commitment, passion, and skill. Ever wondered what a day in the life of a professional photographer is like? Every week, …

How To Mix Natural And Flash Lighting Using Shutter Speeds

Need a new idea for your next photo shoot this Halloween season? Get inspired with this exclusive tutorial by Alexandria Huff of BorrowLenses.com! …

3 Factors to Think About When Composing Your Photos

The way you frame a photo is an important part of the composition. There are several key decisions to make when composing your photos: What to …

How to Use Rhythm and Pattern to Create Stronger Compositions

After I had written my article about juxtaposition and contrast I realized that one of the photos also perfectly illustrated the concept of rhythm in …

6 Ways to Take WOW Photos in Less Than an Hour

If you’re like most photographers, nothing gets you more excited than a new tip or trick that can help you make your photographs more awe inspiring. …

Next Level Lightroom: Using Photoshop & Lightroom in Tandem

Photographers with a digital workflow based on Adobe Photoshop sometimes hesitate to switch to Lightroom because of anxiety over loss of pixel-level …

How To Remove Wrinkles For A Realistic, Younger, & Cleaner Look

A wrinkle here, a wrinkle there, is no big deal. We should welcome them since they add character, right? Or am I alone here? Well, maybe I will be if …

Tutorials

Free Lightroom presets

Free "Pink Warmth} Lightroom Preset from Goldygates Photography<p>See more<p>23 free lightroom presents from delicious presets<p>See more<p>"Let It Snow" Winter …

Some Punchy Black and White Landscape Photos to Oooo and Aaah Over

Recently we released our newest dPS ebook The Essential Guide to Black and White Photography. So I thought it would be fitting if we had a look as …

Digital Blending Tutorial: Creating Clean & Natural HDR Images Without HDR Software

<b>Jimmy Mcintyre</b> <i>is a travel photographer, educator, and 500px ISO contributor. His photos have been published in local and national magazines,</i> …

Tutorials

How to Easily Improve Your Skies in Adobe Lightroom

These two techniques are very useful for making quick and easy adjustments to dull looking skies. As with all digital images, you will degrade the …

Life After Dark: Helpful Tips for Street Photography at Night

To the surprise of no one, the topic of light is relatively common here on Light Stalking; search the archives and you can easily find plenty of …

The Secrets To Shooting And Processing Natural Light Portraits

<b>Jessica Drossin</b> <i>is an internationally-published, self-taught, fine art portrait photographer based in Los Angeles. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine</i> …

Tutorials

7 Techniques for Turning Ordinary Subjects into Interesting Photos

There are times when it seems like the objects around you will not allow you to capture an interesting photo. In these situations, there are some …

Landscape Photography

Photographer Sheds a Beautiful New Light on Famous Landmarks with Gorgeous Infrared Images

How do you put a fresh spin on landmarks that have been photographed <i>ad nauseam</i>? Well, great composition and an understanding of light certainly …

Dispelling the Myth of Good Light and Bad Light

There is no such thing as bad light, there is just light. Take advantage of every situation. Photography is all about the light. In fact, if there is …

30 Links to Inspiring Photography and Amazing Articles

This week's list is composed of a terrific set of hand-selected links by Toad Hollow Photography, featuring some of the finest photographs and posts …

Future PLC

Richard Huntingford<p>Chairman<p>James Hanbury<p>Deputy Chairman<p>Zillah Byng-Thorne<p>Chief Executive Officer<p>Penny Ladkin-Brand<p>Chief Financial Officer<p>Hugo …

Using Composition to Create More Powerful Portraits

As part of my series on portrait photography, in this article, I will discuss composition, one of the most important aspects of creating a good …