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7 New Year's Resolutions for Career Success in 2016

With the new year quickly approaching, many of us are starting to reevaluate some life and career choices. New Years resolutions are a perfect way for us to focus on certain areas that we would like to improve on for the upcoming year.<p>Each year resolutions come around, and when thinking about …

Productivity

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed light on the mysteries of the brain …

The Brain

Everything You Need to Know About Nikon AF Modes

If you’re a Nikon shooter who wants a better grasp of how your camera’s autofocus settings work, check out this 11-minute video by Steve Perry of …

Back to Basics: How Best to Hold a Camera When Shooting in Low-Light

One of the advantages a beginner in any field has over an intermediate or professional who is trying to improve their craft, is that the beginner has …

3 Reasons To Use a Circular Polarizing Filter (Plus Purchasing and Usage Tips)

There are many types of filters a photographer can use – from circular polarizing filters to neutral and variable density, color/warming/cooling, UV …

Landscape Photography

Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great

We hear it all the time, “That photo has been Photoshopped”. Sometimes it sounds like the photo has caught a disease or that Photoshop is some …

How to Build the Confidence to Photograph People

Portraiture, lifestyle, street, and travel photography – these are some of the genres that feature people as main subject. For some, these are …

Self-help

Back to Basics: Flash Photography Tips for Beginners

Sprinkled in-between the more advanced lighting, photography and post-processing tutorials that we feature on the site, we’ve been trying to add in …

Does newer, more expensive necessarily mean better? What makes a "good" lens mechnically and optically? More of an intro piece than advanced discussion.

<i>Last updated on June 27, 2012</i><p>Introduction<p>In this article, we'll take a look at what makes a "good" lens and the various aspects one must look at when …

Best Tips for Buying Used Lenses

Let’s face it– photography is expensive. It doesn’t matter if you’re a hobbyist or working professional. We use a lot of stuff and none of it’s …

7 Street Photography Tips and Exercises to Try This Season

If you live near me, the birds are starting to chirp, it no longer hurts your face to walk out the door, and everyone sheds their all black winter …

How to get Motivated to do more Photography

Are you one of those photographers who finds there’s a million other things that demand your attention and get in the way of pursuing your passion …

NYC Wedding Photographer Ryan Brenizer On How To Find Your Individual Style

Ryan Brenizer is back again, talking through some more useful wedding photography knowledge with B&H. Last time Brenizer shared some tips on how to …

Gimp, The Free Alternative to Photoshop, Looks Impressive in Version 2.8

There is a perception amongst many of us that free software is often clunky with poorly designed user interfaces that hinder productivity rather than …

Tutorials

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Polarizing Filters

A short while ago, I addressed the ins and outs of selecting and using a neutral density filter; to follow up on the basic theme of cool things you …

5 Tips for Dynamic Family Portraits

Shooting whole families can be a hassle: the kids are bored, the babies crying, the parents anxious, the grandparents falling asleep. Well, Michelle …

Tutorial Shows You Three Ways to Colorize a Black and White Image in Photoshop

Colorized historical images are very popular in the photo community, but how exactly does one start colorizing photos? Getting to the skill level …

5 No-Nonsense Ways to Keep Your Photos Sharp

Modern DSLR cameras can produce very sharp images with plenty of detail. However, the chief limiting factor to the sharpness of an image is the …

Cameras

The Fundamental Considerations of Basic Portrait Photography

Portrait photography has and always will be a huge source of fascination for photographers, but there are quite a few tricks to getting a great …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Time Management

The Business of Photography: Be Remarkable. Build Fans. Get Clients.

“<i>Remarkable marketing is the art of building things worth noticing, right into your product or service. Not slapping on marketing as a last-minute</i> …

Business Strategy

The Definitive Guide to Starting a Successful Photography Business - Houston Tx Advertising Photographer Robert Seale

Glamorous job? Not always…most of my days are spent sitting in front of a computer, not frolicking in the pool shooting Miss USA.<p>I get a call almost …

Small Business

Infographic: Tips and Ideas for Shooting the Perfect Family Portrait

Taking a family portrait is never an easy task. There’s often a small child involved, and parents who are trying to make sure said child is on their …

Tips for Boosting Your Confidence Doing People Photography

en_US<p>article<p>Tips for Boosting Your Confidence Doing People …

10 Things You Need to Know Before Becoming a Freelancer

As permanent and contracted photography jobs become scarce, many aspiring photographers are left with no choice but to become a freelancer. However, …

How to Find Your Photographic Niche

I’m told I give good advice. In my previous life as a lawyer, people were even known to pay a considerable amount of money for my advice. When …