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4 Tips to Help You Love Using Manual Mode

In this article, I’d like to share with you a few tips on how to utilize some of your camera’s functions to help you come to grips with shooting in …

Cameras

These Are the Best Camera Settings for Landscape Photography, According to Serge Ramelli

Serge Ramelli is a professional photographer and educator we turn to again and again for great photography tips and advice. In the below video he …

Landscape Photography

If Your Lightroom Is Running Slow…It’s Probably One Of These 7 Reasons

Well, I guess it should read, “one or MORE of these seven reasons:<b>1)</b> Your Lightroom Catalog (and preview files) are <b>NOT</b> on your computer (you’ve …

Tutorials

The Best Settings for Night Photography

Night photography is a fascinating genre of landscape photography. You’re standing outside in total darkness but the camera display shows something …

Processing Night Photography

Panorama of the Milky Way over Elephant Canyon, Needles District, Canyonlands National Park, Utah.We have a life-long association of the sky and the …

Nature Photography

Histograms for Beginners

One of the most important benefits of digital photography is one that can be a little intimidating for new photographers: the histogram.

10 Must-Use Bird Photography Camera Settings for Beginners

With an overwhelming number of settings on the new DSLRs, it becomes increasingly hectic to know which ones to use. Then it takes an incredibly steep …

Cameras

How to Embrace Indoor Photography and Winter Light

Embrace shadows<p>Probably the biggest mistake I made early on when shooting indoors was assuming I needed lots and lots light. The more the light the …

8 Tips for Creating Magical Winter Portraits

How to control your background with a 70 - 200 telephoto lens

Patrick Hall from Fstoppers.com talks about his favorite lens, the 70 to 200. Many people might consider this a sports lens, but Patrick wants to …

How to Photograph the Moon (With 10 Great Examples)

Learning how to photograph the moon has long been one of the greatest joys of a photographer's journey in learning. For centuries the moon has …

Landscape Photography

Learn to Make Boring Night Photos Look Spectacular with This 5-Minute Lightroom Tutorial (VIDEO)

Dramatic photographic opportunities abound once the sun drops below the horizon and a whole realm of colors, lights, and moods begin to appear. If …

Tutorials

This Is How All Your Favorite Chefs Make Pizza

For the times when you want to make your own pizza instead of ordering delivery once again, it's completely worth it to go all in with a legit recipe. To bring some of the best pizza-making inspiration to your attention, we've turned to some of the best celebrity chefs and Food Network stars to see …

25 things to see in Golden Gate Park, mapped - Curbed SF

<i>This post was originally published in April 2014 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>Golden Gate Park is San Francisco's grand dame of outdoor spaces, clocking in at just over 1,000 acres. Carved out of sand dunes in the 1870s in an unincorporated area west of San Francisco's …

Photography 101: Shoot in Manual Mode

<b>PHOTOGRAPHY 101: SHOOT IN MANUAL MODE</b><b>Taken with Canon 6D and Canon 50mm 1.4 lens</b><b>Settings: Aperture: f/4.5 Shutter Speed: 1/800 ISO: 1600</b> We all want …

Light Stalking

One of the best parts of getting serious about photography is discovering everything you can achieve with a broad array of<p>Share<p>Why does composition …

How to shoot urban landscapes during the ‘blue hour’

<b>Award-winning photographer Matt Parry offers tips for getting the best from cityscapes and how to make the most of 'blue hour' light</b><p>Millions of …

A Beginner’s Guide to Using Lens Flare Creatively in Photos

Lens flare can either be an annoyance or an interesting creative tool. In this 6-minute video, Jay P. Morgan of Slanted Lens demonstrates how to …

8 Foolproof Lightroom Tips for Editing Your Photos

8 Foolproof Lightroom Tips for Editing Your Photos

Lightroom

2 Night Photography Video Tutorials

This week’s collection of amazing images I shared a bunch of night photography, specifically those of the night starry sky, and hopefully you’re …

Photography Tips and Tutorials for Beginners

Digital Photography Tips and Tutorials for Beginners<p>A large proportion of the readers of Digital Photography School classify themselves as beginners …

4 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Kit Lens

If you just bought a new camera, or can't afford to upgrade don't despair! Here are 4 tips to help you get the most out of your kit lens.

Three Time Saving Tricks Using Lightroom Snapshots

UNDERSTANDING SNAPSHOTSSnapshots are this ingenious little feature in Lightroom, which is unfortunately often overlooked and unused, which allows you …

5 Lightroom Develop Module Shortcuts You Should Use Now

When you are first learning Lightroom, it seems to take so long to do anything because you are still trying to figure out how to use it and where …

3 Tips for Taking Portraits with a Kit Lens

One of the first things that new photographers often hear is “your kit lens is garbage.” While there are certainly benefits to upgrading your glass …

Landscape Photography

9 Can’t-Miss Portrait Photography Tips That Will Help You Create Better Portraits Today

One of the great things about portrait photography is its variation.Here’s what I mean…I can take a portrait of my family in the backyard and then go …

Shutter Speed

How to Photograph Cityscapes That Make People Go Wow

While the vast majority of us live in or near a major city, as photographers it can be easy to overlook the great opportunities that can afford us to …

A Newbie’s Very Basic Guide To Landscape Photography

NOTE: All images Copyright Scott Bourne – All Rights Reserved<p>I haven’t always been a bird photographer. I’ve done my share of landscape photography. …

How to Become Familiar With Your Camera and Never Miss a Shot

It doesn't matter whether you are shooting with a Canon, Nikon or Hasselblad, your camera should be a part of you. You need to know your camera …

Writer's Favorite Lens the Nifty Fifty on a Cropped Sensor Camera

Growing up, the first letter of my last name was towards the end of the alphabet, which meant that I was one of the last kids who got to choose my …