Robert Bobcat Bjelland

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What Every Photographer Needs to Know About Creating an Online Portfolio

We should clear up one myth before we continue, a photographic portfolio is not the preserve of the professional photographer. Yes, in the days …

How Photographers Should Handle Shooting in Bad Weather

Weather can be maddeningly fickle; this simple statement might be more or less accurate depending on where you live, but I’m quite certain that …

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 …

Cameras

7 Quick Tips to Make Your Photos Better

How to Use the Foreground Effectively for a Captivating Composition

Many portrait photographers try to use wide aperture lenses in order to blur the background for more depth in the image. Every landscape photographer …

Landscape Photography

Bird Photography Tips for Beginners

The colour and texture of birds’ plumage makes them fascinating subjects for photography, made all the more exciting by their fleeting and elusive …

Nature Photography

The What, Where, Why, and How Guide to Polarizing Filters

One of the many reasons people become attracted to photography is the capability of capturing the world around us in wondrous ways. While choosing …

Spanish recipes for summer days

Feel-good dishes inspired by Diana Henry's travels to Spain<p>My first trip to <b>Spain</b> shocked me in much the way that my first trip to <b>Marrakesh</b> did. Ted Hughes’s poem to Sylvia Plath in Birthday Letters gets it about right: “Spain frightened you… The blood-raw light,/The oiled anchovy faces.” I wasn’t …

Candid Conversations, Part 2: Face to Face

The previous entry in this two-part “Candid Conversations” series covered the relationship between people and their cellphones. Of course there's …

15 Tips for More Powerful Portraits

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AF-ON & Back Button Autofocus: This May Just Change the Way You Shoot Forever

Still autofocusing by pressing halfway down on your shutter release? Well, suppose I told you there’s another way that you might even like better? …

Evocative Black and White Landscapes by Derek Toye

Ontario-based Derek Toye captures incredibly contemplative landscapes in this ongoing series of black and white photographs. In each shot, he finds peaceful places that offer a moment of reflection upon nature. He narrows in on a single tree or an isolated pathway to produce stark compositions that …

Black & White Photography

This Infographic Will Help You Remember the Ten Must-Have Wedding Shots

Wedding photography gets a bum rap among many photographers, but the thing is, it gets that bum rap because it’s hard! You’re working in a …

The Mystery of Night Photography - 30 Images of the Night

Photography

What is the best aperture and focal length for portraits?

<i>If you're just getting started in portrait photography you've probably asked yourself what is the best aperture and focal length? In our cheat sheets</i> …

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

Photographer Brings the Landscapes of the Brothers Grimm to Life in Haunting Photos

People familiar with the Brother’s Grimm fairy tales know that the Disney versions of many of these tales were rather less dark than the original, …

How a 365 Project Changed My Life

Just over a year ago, photography was my most precious hobby. I really enjoyed it and took photos fairly often, but I felt that if I wanted to take …

Best Places to Stay: Northern Lights

If you’ve never seen the northern lights, there’s still time to catch the spectacular display this year. The aurora borealis–named, aptly, after the Roman goddess of dawn and the Greek word for the north wind–can appear on a clear night from September through April, and is often at its most intense …

Fan Ho – Inspiration from Masters of Photography

One Person who has won more than 280 International awards right from the 1956, it cant be none other than Fan Ho. A fellow of almost all of the …

These Ideas on Perspective Will Improve Your Photography Composition

Perspective. It’s a concept that has somewhat variable significance depending on the context in which it is being discussed — literature, geometry, …

9 Most Common Beauty Photography Mistakes

I would like to wrap up my Secrets to Crafting Top-Quality Beauty Portraits series in a quick roundup on the most common mistakes I have been …

Lost your Photo Mojo? Ten Tips to Bring Back the Magic

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3 Tips for Time-Lapses Worth Keeping

I’ve fallen in love with time-lapse photography. It allows me to show change in a picture over time, and that’s makes my image more engaging and more …

15 Beginner Tips for Winter and Snow Photography

Winter is a beautiful time of year and offers many opportunities for amateurs and pros alike to hone their skills and capture some great images. …

22 Portraits That Make Wonderful Use of Natural Window Light

Jumpstart Your Photography: Start a 365 Project

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Intriguing Photo Series of a Woman Backlit Behind a White Screen

One would be reminded of Victorian era advertisements upon seeing the beautiful photos in the series called Be a Woman. In the collection, …

Roads

Manipulating Natural Light in Wildlife Photography

Manipulating Natural Light in Wildlife Photography - Using side lighting, backlighting and silhouettes to add impact to your wildlife images