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Photography Tips | Understanding In-Camera Metering For Better Exposures

If you don’t understand how your camera’s light meter works, you will likely be bewildered at its exposure choices when shooting in automatic or a …

3 Key Lessons in Photography For Beginners - Digital Photography School

There’s so much to learn when it comes to photography but at the heart of it there are some key lessons to get your head around.<p>Here are 3 lessons …

Photography

Semi-Automatic Camera Modes Explained

It’s common to think that most professional photographers, or <i>all</i> professional photographers, shoot in manual mode, for the simple reason that it …

Photography

The A to Z of Photography: Aperture

Together with shutter speed and ISO, the aperture setting on your camera is one of the three fundamental elements of exposure. Not only that, but …

Landscape Photography

8 Quick Tips for Long Exposure Photography

If you like shooting outdoors or at night, knowing how to properly do long exposure photography will be a big help. Once you discover the wonders of …

Landscape Photography

5 Great Tips on How to Shoot Stunning Photos at an Aquarium

<i>(Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Andrew Darlow’s new book,</i> Focus and Filter: Professional Techniques for Mastering Digital …

Cameras

Pros & Cons of Shooting in RAW: What you Need to Know Today

Rating:<p>4.60 based on 5 Ratings<p>August 1, 2017 By Michael Moodie<p>Pros & Cons of Shooting in RAW: What you Need to Know Today www.sleeklens.com<p>Time to …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your …

The Brain

The Thyroid Diet: How to Eat for a Faster Metabolism and More Energy

What does your thyroid do? In short, everything. Every cell and gland in your body depends on thyroid hormones to regulate its metabolism state. “The …

Wellness

Smart weekend rituals to make your workweek less anxious

A classic weekend spent lounging around the house and meeting with family can be the gift we all deserve after a long week. But it always feels like …

Time Management

8 Simple Tips for Getting Better Sleep (and Making Every Day Better)

Learning about how to master the art of sleep has changed my life for the better -- here's how it can change yours.<p>I have long prided myself on my ability to function with only a few hours of sleep every night. For years, I even purposely deviated my sleeping routine so that my body and mind would …

Time Management

5 Ways to Stop Your Phone Addiction, According to Research

How long do you think the average work email goes unread? 10 minutes? 5 minutes? <i>1 minute?</i><p>Try 6 seconds.<p>From Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive …

When, why and how to use exposure compensation

Exposure compensation can be a tricky subject to wrap your head around. The biggest puzzle often being “why do we even need it? Isn’t it easier to …

The Sunny F/16 Rule - Digital Photo Magazine

What’s the correct exposure on a normal sunny day? There’s a formula to answer that, don’t you know? The correct answer is a shutter speed of 1/ISO …

12 Tips for Taking Killer Sports Photos

Sports Illustrated photographers make their jobs look easy, but a surprising amount of know-how goes into capturing an athletic event. Follow our 12 …

11 Free Apps I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

This is not your typical list of must have photography apps — no Snapchat, Instagram, or Photoshop here. Although you might not have heard of many of …

Apps

Here’s a Free Photoshop Course in 33 Videos

Want to learn Photoshop from the very beginning? Here’s a beginner’s guide by TastyTuts will let you jump-start your post production skills. It’s a …

How to Remove People from Your Photos Using Photoshop

The worst part about taking photos of monuments and city streets is that you always get cars and people blocking the architecture behind them. It can …

Tutorials

Buying vs. leasing a car

How does buying a new car compare to leasing one? Take a look at the numbers and see how each could impact your finances.<p><i>The material provided on</i> …

Introduction to Shooting Video: How to Set Up Your DSLR for the First Time (VIDEO)

Today’s modern DSLRs offer powerful video capabilities and even if your passion is still photography, shooting an occasional video can be a lot of …

Videography

Photoshop Trick: Learn How to Expand Dynamic Range and Make Your Photographs POP! (VIDEO)

Here’s a simple but powerful Photoshop tutorial demonstrating how to rehabilitate flat and boring images with a few tips and tricks for expanding …

How the Depth of Field Preview Button on a DSLR Works

DSLR cameras often have a little depth of field preview button beside the lens mount. This 3-minute video by ZY Productions revisits the basics of a …

10 best DSLR apps for Android

Most serious photographers have DSLR cameras. They’re the current gold standard in photography. You can get buy various cameras and lenses. It can be expensive, but worth it. However, you can expand the experience even further using apps. There aren’t a bunch of really good options, but what’s …

How to Photograph Fireworks on the 4th!

Happy Summer! It’s time to capture some of the beauty in the sky above you, as we celebrate Independence Day. These techniques work anywhere in the …

5 Creative Ways to Photograph Fireworks

Focus Pulling Fireworks<p>David Johnson created a slight variation on traditional fireworks images. By focusing the image during the exposure he creates …

Getting out of Auto: Understanding the focusing modes on your camera

When trying to understand what different focusing modes are for, it's important to have a basic grasp of exactly what focus is in terms of …

Tips from a pro: photographing fireworks with John Cornicello

Photographing fireworks with John Cornicello<p>Seattle-based photographer John Cornicello specializes in portraits, but has been photographing fireworks …

What’s the Proper Way to Photograph Fireworks?

It’s that time of the year when many members of our community are looking for tips on how to shoot fireworks. The Art of Photography shares a few …

Landscape Photography

This One Camera Technique Will Get You Better Photos

No matter how long you've been doing photography, there should always be a drive to learn more and get better.Part of that learning process is …

Landscape Photography