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5 Tips to Take Less Photos of Everything and Take More Photos That Mean Something

How many photos do you have from a recent holiday, that you just haven’t had time to organize? Or, have you come back from a dream vacation and your …

How to Set Up Your Digital SLR for Night Photography

Setting up a digital camera specifically for the type of photos you like to produce is essential to get the best from any camera. In this article I …

Cameras

Lighting 101: 4 Common Flash Myths

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

Photography

Shooting Fast Moving Subjects - How to Stop the Blur

In this article you will see how to deal with fast moving objects. For me shooting action is the most fun you can have with your photography. You can …

Photography

Earth & Sky Photo Contest winners capture jaw-dropping auroras and star trails

Auroras, the clouds of the Milky Way and trails of stars shine overhead in the remarkable photos chosen as winners of the 6th International Earth & …

4 Ways To Train Your Mind For Better Photography

All your gear, including your camera, are tools you use to capture great images. That is a fact – nothing new about it. However, any of these tools …

Tokyo cracks down on red-light district hawkers in pre-Olympics cleanup

Bottakuri, or bill-padding, in Kabukicho hostess bars has become a lucrative earner for organised crime syndicates<p>It is still early on a humid weekday evening but already this cabaret club in Tokyo’s Kabukicho district is in full swing. At 20-minute intervals a different hostess arrives, takes her …

Japan

Why I shoot small sensor cameras

The evolution of the photographer usually goes something like this: First they get a point and shoot camera, than get a bridge camera, then a DSLR, …

Ricoh

Whimsical Illustrations of Delicious Food Pairings As Best Friends

Bacon and eggs, coffee and doughnuts, macaroni and cheese–each pair is a perfect culinary combination that our taste buds can't deny, and neither can illustrator Philip Tseng. That's why the talented graphic designer has created an adorable series, aptly titled <i>Taste Buds</i>, showing us a cute …

Comfort Food

How to Get Better Landscape Photographs By Controlling Perspective

This article has been necessitated by the countless debates I have with photographers about the kind of lenses that should be used for landscape …

Photographing the Yakuza

Anton Kusters is a Belgium-based photographer specializing in long-term projects. In 2011, he published his first photobook on the Yakuza, the …

Meet the Man Who Shoots Diplo, Skrillex, Deadmau5, Jay Z, Kanye West & More

DJ photographer Danny Mahoney shows off some of his favorite shots<p><b>Danny Mahoney</b> is an incredibly talented Las Vegas-based photographer who shoots …

How to Create Cinematic Headshots Using Natural Light and Flash

Most photographers aren’t fortunate enough to have a permanent studio setting where they can spend time developing a personalized lighting setup that …

Cameras

‘Steam and Dust’: Photographer Captures a Leopard Silhouetted at Night

African wildlife photographer Greg du Toit captured this photo last year of a leopard out on night patrol. It’s a shot for which everything seemed to …

Shooting Son Doong in 360°

As me and my team left for Vietnam this January, we had a goal: to make an interactive reportage about the world’s largest cave for National …

How to Give Your Macro Photography a Fine Art Touch in Post-Processing

Editor’s Note: This is part a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss …

Macro Photography

10 competitions to keep your photography inspired

<i>Winner of the Take a View, Landscape Photographer of the Year, Mark Littlejohn</i><p>Entering photography competitions is a great way to maintain a level of …

10 things all landscape photographers should know about their craft

A good landscape photograph doesn’t just capture what you saw when you took the shot. It brings back a whole host memories and the emotions that you …

How to Protect Your Camera in Extreme Weather

If you love to photograph nature, you surely know how unpredictable, and often hostile the elements can be. While we may get a sniffle or a chill …

Cameras

Autofocus Microadjustment: Ensuring Consistently Sharp Images

Modern lenses are small miracles. They don’t defy the laws of physics, but they sure come close. Are you getting all you can out of your lens, though?<p>…

Cameras

The best way to learn photography? The Arcanum demystified

In this post, I will demystify the Arcanum for you. We will look behind the romantic cover of the "never-ending circle of love" as Trey Ratcliff …

Photography

Hong Kong Yesterday: The Pearl of the Orient in the 1950s

Construction, 1957<br>Fan Ho / Courtesy Modernbook Gallery<p>1 of 18<p>In the early 1950s, Fan Ho, a 21-year-old writer and film student, began photographing …

Simple Tips to Improve your Travel Photography - Include People in Your Images

Including people in your travel photos can really make them stand out. Here are some simple tips on how you could include people in yours photographs.

Cheap Kit Lenses Are Not Weak Kids’ Lenses

Well known photographer and blogger Scott Kelby recently pointed to the 18-55mm kit lens as a reason why beginners find it difficult to take good …

Storytelling

Composite Photography: Does It Make You Less of A Photographer?

Day in and day out, I photograph children, families, high school seniors, and couples. I thoroughly enjoy what I do and the variety of genres I …

How I Created a Shot of Myself Falling in the Kitchen with Food Flying Everywhere

So I recently had this crazy idea in my head and some free time. The idea was to have myself falling over in the kitchen with tea and biscuits flying …

5 Reasons to Use Flash to Improve Your Travel Photography

When it comes to travel photography, I am all in for carrying less. However, a good flash is always within reach in my everyday camera bag. I …

What You Need to Know About Wide Angle Lenses

Wide angle lenses are a key part of every landscape photographer’s kit; they can produce some amazing vistas and sweeping scenes, but learning to use …

Landscape Photography

A Look at Composition in Documentary Photography

In my mind, there are three important elements of a photograph. Lighting, Composition and Moment. Every picture that I love has these elements, in …