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How to Process B&W Film at Home: An 8-Minute Crash Course by Ilford

If you’ve never tried your hand at black-and-white film photography before but would like to learn the basics of developing your own film at home, …

Learn the Science of Deep Focus and Hyperfocal Distance

Hyperfocal distance is a tool often used by certain genres of photography to render an entire scene in focus. It allows you to capture the foreground …

Here’s a Checklist for Learning How to Retouch Photos Like a Pro

If you are a photographer or fledgling retoucher opening Photoshop for the first time, it is a daunting experience, to say the least. There is a …

An Introduction to Astrophotography: Shooting Stars for Beginners

Shooting the night sky can produce amazing images of endless starry skies, but it can be challenging to those used to working with plenty of light. …

How Focal Reducers and Teleconvertors Can Expand the Capabilities of Your Camera Gear

There are lenses for pretty much every requirement these days. Uber wide angles, super telephotos, zooms to cover virtual every millimetre of focal …

A Massive 30-Part Guide to Retouching Photos in Photoshop

Want a crash course in retouching photos in Photoshop? Here’s a 4-part video series that clocks in at 4.5 hours in total, making it a very …

These Simple Animations Are an Intro to Film Photography

Back in February, we shared a simple animation made by the film brand Ilford that shows how a film SLR works. It turns out that video was the first …

An Intro to Camera's Metering Modes

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Want to Know how to Take Amazing Group Photos?

Sure, everyone wants to know how to take amazing group photos – and if you're the <i>“photographer”</i> at the time, and your friends are like, “hey grab …

How to use Focus Stacking and Bracketing with Olympus Micro 4/3 Cameras By Peter Baumgarten

How to use Focus Stacking and Bracketing with Olympus Micro 4/3 Cameras By Olympus Trailblazer Peter Baumgarten Every autumn, in the forests near my …

Olympus

Visit the Factory Where Nikon’s Lens Elements are Made from Scratch

At the core of every Nikkor lens, is Hikari glass. The company’s factory in Japan’s pristine Akita Prefecture churns out the lens elements that make …

These Creative Water Glass Photos Were Made In-Camera, No Photoshop

These water glass photos are not created in Photoshop. In fact, all photographer Alexandre Watanabe needed to shoot these striking shots was water, …

Fun Flowchart Helps You Find the Style of Photography That’s Right for You

Not sure what style of photography is right for you? No worries. Photographer Blake Andrews put together a fun, tongue-in-cheek flowchart that’ll …

DIY Tip: Use an Old Point and Shoot to Light Paint Product Shots and Portraits

If you have an old film camera or point and shoot lying around collecting dust, why not put it to some practical use? This quick video will show you …

Understanding the Basic Laws of Light and How to Use Them

As we mentioned this morning, composition is one of the most critical aspects of photography. But another, equally important piece is understanding …

An Awesome Guide To Fisheye Lenses

For many of us photographers, they are objects of desire. The key to ultra-wide almost surreal looking images that would look good in anyone’s …

How to Remove Fungus from a Lens

There’s nothing quite so frustrating as discovering a lens you own has developed a bad growth of fungus on the internal elements. Lens fungus is …

Take Better Photos, Now. Part Two - Technique

In our previous post explaining how to <b>take better photos</b>, we talked about the optical properties affecting image sharpness as a way to achieve a …

Take Better Photos, Now. Part One - Optics

Oftentimes when working with agencies or other services (like Wikimedia for example) there are certain image quality standards that need to be met. …

Understanding Lens Focal Length: A Beginners Guide

Nifty fifty, ultra-wide, super-zoom. They are terms you may well have heard of in your photographic lives. But what do these terms relate to?<p>In fact, …

A Beginner’s Guide To Drone Photography Part 2: Tips & Tricks

<i>Kaitlyn McLachlan is a photographer based in Toronto, Ontario. Exploring everything from cityscapes to landscapes, adding a drone to her kit this</i> …

A Beginner’s Guide To Drone Photography Part 1: Buying Your First Drone

<i>Kaitlyn McLachlan is a photographer based in Toronto, Ontario. Exploring everything from cityscapes to landscapes, adding a drone to her kit this</i> …

Drones

Our Pick: The 10 Best Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras have become increasingly popular among enthusiasts and pros because they provide a DSLR-like shooting …

How to Calibrate a Camera Lens

You’ve probably noticed that when using autofocus, your photos don’t necessarily turn out as crisp as you’d like, even though you’re working with a …

Top 4 Things to Check on a Used DSLR Camera

Here at PhotographyTalk, we've been telling you for a long time that a great way to make the transition to better gear is to buy good-quality used …

Cameras

Dynamic Range: A Layman’s Guide For Photographers

The first time we hear the words <b>Dynamic Range</b> in photography they are usually associated with <b>HDR</b> or <b>High Dynamic Range</b>. We know that <b>HDR is a tool that</b> …

The Magic of Keystone Compensation in the Olympus E-M10 Mark II

I love classic architecture, and it's a big part of my street shooting. Fortunately, one of the best cameras for urban environments, the Olympus OM-D …

Olympus Cameras

A Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Your Camera Sensor

The idea of cleaning your camera’s sensor fills many photographers with dread. It may seem difficult or complicated but it is actually much more …

Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses - The Ultimate Guide

<b>Last Updated</b>: March 18th, 2017<p>It’s crazy. Back when I started with the Panasonic GF1 in 2009, Micro Four Thirds had less than 10 native lenses. And …

Cameras

A Look Back at the Forgotten Art of Hand-Tinted Photography

This beautiful short film reminds us about a part of the photographic process that most of the people reading this will have never experienced: …