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5 Daily Exercises to Become a Better Photographer

Photography is fun because it is all about learning and advancing your skills. Self-improvement brings happiness and a sense of pride as we see our …

10 Ways to Improve Your Photography in 30 Days

Improvement in any area requires a plan and some action. If you would like to improve the results that you get from your own photography there are …

Landscape Photography

Understanding Exposure Value in Photography

Before explaining <i>Exposure Value</i> (EV for short), it helps to know what <b>Light Value</b> (LV, for short) means. When you find something (whether it’s a …

Landscape Photography

Lighting Techniques for Professional Food Photography

For William Brinson, it’s all about the details. In fact, it’s the attention he innately gives the details that made him one of the country’s premier …

Want to Create Steam for a Food Shoot? Try Microwaving a Tampon

Nothing makes a bowl of soup, a cup of coffee, or in this case, a baked potato, look more warm and appetizing than a beautiful cloud of steam. …

How I Shot It: Food Photography

A post by freelance commercial and editorial photographer, food stylist & writer -Andrew Scrivani – one of the course presenters at next weeks …

Getting Started In HDR Landscape Photography

I've been on the fence about HDR for quite sometime now. It's often overdone and over used which is sort of off-putting, but at the same time I …

Landscape Photography

Humor: 10 Videos of People Using Their Gear in Strange and Silly Ways

Back in the beginning of August, NYC-based camera superstore B&H Photo Video launched a lighthearted contest called “That’s Not What It’s Meant For!” …

How to Use a Reflector with Natural Light for Powerful Portrait Photography

Building your lighting arsenal requires just as much thought as choosing your camera body and lenses. You have to consider what environments you’ll …

Photography

Understanding Reciprocity in Photography

Reciprocity is the law of the relationship between shutter and aperture. It stipulates that one stop increase in aperture is equivalent to the …

Shutter Speed

DSLR Photo Tip: What The Heck Is Back Button Focus?

Today’s DSLR photo tip continues with our series of tips covering functions on your camera that you’re most likely not using. Let’s talk about back …

Location Hunting for Awesome Sports Car Photography

So you have access to two really cool (and expensive) sports cars, your crew, your camera, and your lighting gear. What do you need to make some …

Landscape Photography

Ignore The Naysayers. Go Create Stunning Images

There has been a spat of posts and articles recently extolling the storyline that “Photography Is Dead!” or “Creativity Is Dead!” or both. And then …

Photography

How To Take Ridiculously Unique Photos

by Steven McConnell How do you make your photography more meaningful, moving and unique? Lately, I’ve been fascinated with the idea that our …

Photography

Waste Some Time With These 34 Great Photography Links

Join us as we check out this weeks list of epic photography links, curated by Toad Hollow Photography. This edition features a pair of tutorials, an …

7 Tips for Photographing Kids

This is not an article about taking 'portraits' of kids - rather it's about photographing kids as they are in all their movement, fun and true …

Kids

Fear and Self-Loathing in Photography

About twelve months ago, PetaPixel very kindly published my article “The Vital Link Between Emotions and Creativity in Photography.” Well, it’s one …

Character Portrait Photography Techniques in Very Low Light

Impressing commercial clients involves scouting out unique locations and working expertly with lighting equipment. Photographers who go the extra …

Photography

Breaking Portrait Photography Rules with a Split Light Pattern

In a prior photo tip article, we started talking about lighting patterns in portrait photography. Today we’ll continue our lighting pattern …

How to Photograph Flowers

I know what you’re thinking. “Flowers? Really? Didn’t he just write about shooting football?” As a matter of fact, I did. I shoot lots of different …