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If you’re an Android lover, try not to get too excited by this announcement. Touted as the “standard of mobile photography,” VSCO Cam has officially released its Android app! VSCO Cam Makes Its Way to...

If you’re an Android lover, try not to get too excited by this announcement.<p>Touted as the “standard of mobile photography,” VSCO Cam has officially …

Mobile Photography

An Alternative Rule-of-Thirds

Most of you will be familiar with the rule-of-thirds: the idea that you can improve composition by placing the main subject a third of the way in …

Vivian Maier - The Secret Nanny Street Photographer: BBC Documentary Part 1

We’ve posted about the remarkable story of Vivian Maier in the past here on dPS. Vivian was a nanny who worked in a number of families – none of …

Street Photography

How to Photograph Fireworks

Do you want to know how to photograph fireworks? With New Year’s Eve just days away I thought I’d refresh this article in which I give 10 Fireworks …

How To Improve an Image with 2 Steps in Photoshop Using Screen Mode

A Guest Post by Sergey Sus/ Today I want to share a very simple way for improving a photo without having to change the exposure. I use this method …

Using Colour Boldly

In my previous article I explored some of the ways that you can use two contrasting colours, orange and blue, that appear in nature to create …

Digital Photography

What Type of Photography Do You Do? [POLL]

It is time for another of our polls – this one revisits a topic that we did a poll on back in 2009 – What Type of Photography Do You Do? Please …

Digital Photography

How to Use the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom

In this video tutorial Trevor Dayley gives a few quick and helpful tips on using the Adjustment brush in Lightroom. If you’re new to Lightroom this …

Lightroom

How to Create Realistic Looking HDR Photographs

By Sean Ogle. HDR photography has gotten a bit of a bad reputation, simply because so many people don’t know how or when to use it. It kind of …

5 Ways to Strengthen the Message and Story of Your Photographs

A Guest Post by Sergey Sus/ Photographers decide what is in the frame and what is not. We cant always control every single item the frame. We can …

Digital Photography

Aspect Ratio: What it is and Why it Matters

This article is written by Andrew S. Gibson, the author of Square. Today I’d like to draw your attention to an area of composition that you might not …

Digital Photography

How To Create Your Own Unique Textures and Apply Them To Your Photography

I would like to take you through a journey today and show you how some very ordinary looking photographs of the world around us can be combined to …

Photography

How to Use Leading Lines for Better Compositions

Leading lines refers to a technique of composition where the viewer of your photos attention is drawn to lines that lead to the main subject of the …

Digital Photography

4 Fun Tricks to Enhance Your Photos With Lightroom's Graduated Filter Tool

A few weeks ago I shared some key tips on how to get a lot out of Lightroom by using only a handful of sliders and while this is a great place to …

Lenses and Seeing

The lens is the ‘eye’ of the camera. The selected focal length and aperture determine the look of the photo. The lens you are using may also have …

Digital Photography

Taking Your Photography Outside of Your Comfort Zone

New photographers sometimes jump in and photograph everything they can. They will photograph a wedding one-day and commercial real estate on another. …

Photography

Textures Made Simple

One of the most intimidating editing for some photographers is integrating textures. Textures can transform the mood and overall effect of an image. …

Digital Photography

Start Feeling GOOD About YOUR Photography

As I’ve begun teaching others how to edit their photos I’ve begun to realize that a lot of new photographers lack the confidence in their own work. I …

Photography

5 Tips for Staying Infatuated With Photography

It takes a lot to hold my interest. Scratch that—it takes a lot to get my interest, then hold it, and finally (and especially) to keep it. This makes …

Digital Photography

Bursting the Burst Mode Myth: [What I Learned from Shooting with Film]

Over the next week we’ll be featuring a mini-series of posts from Rachel Devine (author of our new Natural Light Photography eBook and our kids …

Composition, Balance and Visual Mass

In previous articles I wrote about the concept of balance in relation to the colours orange and blue, and in relation to composition in the square …

Digital Photography

10 Things I Learnt from Daily Shooting

A Guest Post by David Powell from Shoot Tokyo Here are a few lessons I have learnt from daily shooting… I hope you enjoy. 1. “Do or Do Not…. There is …

Digital Photography

7 Simple Ways a Blog Can Get You More Photography Clients

By Ramsay Taplin Are you a photographer who dreams of taking your photography business to the next level? Well, one of the things that creative …

Photography

5 Steps to Building More Powerful Images

A Guest Contribution by Dan Bailey We photographers seem to have it easy. Whereas most artists spend anywhere from hours, to months to years to …

Digital Photography

What to Teach Your Kids about Photography

We love photography. We love our kids. So, it would stand to reason that if we can find a way to combine photography and spending time with our kids …

Kids

Cloud Storage: Why an External Hard Drive is Not Enough

A few years ago I shot a beautiful, heartfelt wedding. The bride’s grandmother had just gotten out of the hospital after a terrible fall. Her …

Cloud Computing

Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students. Most I have heard, or been given myself …

3 Ways to Improve Your Images With Composition

Along with lighting, subject, perspective, composition is one of the fundamental tools to creating better images. It’s one of the easier ones to …

Photography

4 Ways To Make Money As A Photographer

Wouldn’t it be nice to make money doing something you love – even if it were just enough to cover the costs of that hobby? I’m going to share with …