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How to Capture Portraits That Are More Than Just Snapshots

It seems some photographers have a natural inclination for portraiture; nearly everything they do has all the elements of a great portrait and they …

3 Composition Rules You Have Probably Never Heard of Before

Composition is one of the most important skill areas of photography. Of course, some may argue that it is the camera, while others would say it is …

10 Tips for Photographing Meteor Showers

<i>This article was reprinted with express permission from Thomas O’Brien and Muench Workshops</i><p>Photographing a meteor shower is more like photographing a …

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How To Avoid Getting Underpaid As A Photographer

How to Avoid Getting Underpaid – Borrow from another Industry<p>The passion for photography can easily be turned into a profitable career. Plenty of …

How to Use Continuous Lighting for Basic Portraiture

This is the second part of my series on continuous lighting. In part one, we discussed a few types of artificial continuous lighting that you can use …

How to Read a Histogram: Underexposed? Overexposed? Or Just Right?

<i>Editor’s</i> <i>Note: The following is an excerpt from a new book called the</i> <b>Photofocus Guide:</b> <i>Develop Great Images in Lightroom. This book is almost done and</i> …

Building a DIY studio background

For a long time I’ve fancied the idea of adding a grungy textured background to my studio but due to the limited space available I’ve stuck to using …

The Magic Light of the Golden Hour

What is Golden Hour? My absolute favorite time to photograph anything is a time of day called the Golden Hour. The Golden Hour occurs during the time …

Quick Tip: 3 Ways to Master Your Use of Foregrounds

How often do you think about foregrounds? If you have a natural eye for composition, you might be including interesting foregrounds without even …

Landscape Photography

Tips on Using Circular Polarizing Filters

One of the major challenges in landscape photography is managing reflected light, especially when working around water. The single best way to subdue …

46 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try In Their Lifetime

...or tonight.<p>Opting for the same tried-and-true positions during sex is kind of like watching your favorite movie: You know you're going to enjoy it, and you're well aware how it'll end (happily, obvi.) But even though your fave film may be endlessly amazing, it never hurts to switch things up and …

How to Increase Your Skills and Profit with Personal Photography Projects

Be it commercial clients, wedding clients, portrait clients, or boudoir clients, we need to book clients to pay our bills; it’s just a fact. …

The Worst Mistake a Travel Photographer Can Make

Travel photography has the potential to be so much fun and bring so much reward - but here's one thing that can really hold travel photographers back.

Travel Photography

5 Steps to Building Relationships to Get More Photography Clients

Relationships

Philips OneSpace Wants To Turn Your Entire Ceiling Into One Huge Softbox

Ever dreamed about a room with perfectly even lighting? One where you could adjust the entire room to a soft diffuse glow? It seems you're not the …

Understand Lens Compression in Less Than 3 Minutes

Lens compression is a bit of a misnomer. It doesn’t compress anything, really—rather, it’s a type of lens distortion, like a fisheye or wide-angle …

How to Use Auto Exposure Modes Creatively

To be a real photographer you can only shoot in manual modes. It is of course a daft statement, a good photographer will use whatever modes he can …

Developing Your Eye for Photography

Although there is much pleasure to be derived from taking a technically excellent photograph, there is a strong argument that a truly great shot …

Photography

How to Use the Elements of Composition to Complement Each Other in Your Photographs

Composition is something that every photographer wants to understand. There’s always that need to figure out how to compose an image properly to get …

12 Award-Winning Photos Beautifully Capture Daily Life

You might think that professional photographers, whose craft is being co-opted by Instagrammers and selfie-takers, would be the last to crowdsource “Likes” as a metric to judge a photography contest. Think again: the Morpholio Project, an online creative community of architects and academics, used …

New fossil bed found by scientists hailed as 'motherlode'

Scientists say a recently located fossil site on the Alberta-B.C. border is already yielding major new discoveries about early animal evolution.<p>The …

Humorous Photography Flowchart Helps You Decide Whether or Not to Take a Photo

Here’s a little funny to get you through your Sunday afternoon: a flowchart that can help you decide whether or not that photo you’re thinking of …

Fstoppers Answers - "How Did You Approach Your First Agency/Client?"

Each week, we ask the public to submit a question to have answered in our segment called "Fstoppers Answers". Last week we asked “When Did You Make …

Networking

Are you Ready to be a Wedding Photographer?

Are you Ready to be a Wedding Photographer? - some questions to ask yourself if you've been asked to photograph a wedding. Are you ready?

The Observer's 20 photographs of the year

From the image of an evicted Roma family sheltering from a storm to the death of Nelson Mandela, the world's leading photojournalists describe how they captured 20 defining images from 2013<p><b>• Warning: contains an image of a dead body</b>

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