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5 Tips That Will Make Your Food Photos Stand out from the Crowd

Food photography may be more popular now than ever before. The blogosphere is exploding with pictures of food, and social media sites like Pinterest …

Food Photography

How To Photograph Spiky Fireworks With Long Exposure

David Johnson’s photo series of long exposure fireworks with a focus pull technique have gone viral around the web. Many people have been asking …

Landscape Photography

5 Ways to Create Dramatic Landscape Photos at Midday

Outdoor photographers are repeatedly taught to plan their scenic photography excursions early in the morning or late in the day. These magic hours …

How to Add Special Effects in Photoshop

Learn How to Add Special Effects in Photoshop in today’s episode! All it takes is a little practice with blend modes, Adjustment Layers, and Layer …

Tutorials

How to Photograph Swirling Splashes of Liquid

Shooting splashes is always great fun, even if it’s a simple image with a coffee cup and a falling piece of refined sugar. Plus, there is always so …

4 Ways To Train Your Mind For Better Photography

All your gear, including your camera, are tools you use to capture great images. That is a fact – nothing new about it. However, any of these tools …

Landscape Photography

10 No-Nonsense Tips On How to Become a Better Photographer

If you’ve been dreaming of making photography your full-time occupation, photographer Scott Robert Lim has some no-nonsense, sugar-free advice on …

Inspiration and Advice: How to Be Happy with Your Photos

Reminiscent of the much-loved “The Gap” monologue by NPR’s Ira Glass, photographer and educator Mike Browne recently produced an inspirational video …

Portrait Photography Tips - dPS

<i>Get our Portrait Photography E-book for more great portrait tips like this.</i><p>By Daniel Zedda<p>Are you interested in improving your portrait photography? …

15 Tips for Successful Fireworks Photography

15 tips for successful fireworks photography: what camera settings to use, what equipment do you need, how to set up and get the most colorful …

Do You Understand Depth of Field?

Understanding depth of field is essential for any photographer who wants to move past the beginner stage. Using depth of field well gives you great …

Landscape Photography

Beautiful Melbourne – Street Photography by William Watt

Every day at 11:01AM, Australian photographer William Watt posts a fresh picture of Melbourne on his photo blog. Needless to say, William loves …

Photography

20 Beautiful Bokeh Pictures

The term “bokeh” refers to blur or a blurry quality, and in photography it is a very recognizable technique. Using this effect in your photos can be …

Photography

How to take great portrait photos

To take successful photographs of people, you need to be both direct <i>and</i> candid. Always get close to your subjects; standing at a distance with a long …

Top tips for landscape photography

Shooting landscapes demands a very different way of working compared to photographing people. Typically taken with the camera mounted on a tripod, …

How to photograph food and drink

Given how much time we spend talking about where, when and what to eat and drink, why not take the time to properly photograph what is dished up? …

8 Common Landscape Photography Mistakes Beginners Make

If you are interested in landscape photography I'm sure you have read lots of “how to improve…” type articles, which are all useful in their own way. …

Landscape Photography

Why Do We Create Images?

“Nobody asks me, <i>‘Why do you do photography?’</i> Everybody asks how… But what about why? Why do things that are difficult and dangerous? Why push so hard …

Photography

Which One? Adobe Photoshop CC or Lightroom 5: An Intro For the Completely New Photographer

With today’s announcement of Adobe Photoshop CC and the previous announcement of Adobe Lightroom 5 Beta, we have a very good idea of who each product …

Tips for Flower Photography

You see them everywhere: flowers in full bloom. They are colorful and so easy to photograph. You can use them as art prints, backgrounds for images, …

Landscape Photography

Long Exposure Shots of Aircraft Light Trails

Jet streams are always able to attract your attention. The white smoke trails billowing out of aircraft engines with their afterburners on full …

Sony Launches Helpful Tutorial Website for New Photographers

With more entry-level DSLRs on the market now than ever, the camera manufacturers seem to understand that it’s time to woo the beginners. Canon is …

How to use light

If you're making a film, one of the fundamental choices you must make is how to light your subject. How much light should be exposed in your picture? …

How to Use Content Aware Fill in Photoshop

Most photographers would agree that whenever possible getting the shot right in camera should be the goal. However, there are going to be times when …

Tutorials

High Dynamic Range (HDR): A Useful Photographic Tool

There is some controversy about using HDR. This stems from the presentation of some HDR images done badly and the somewhat difficult processing of …

Tutorials

How Camera Angle Affects Body Shape

Perspective can make a big difference when photographing any subject, but you especially want to be observant when photographing models. Shooting at …

6 Types of Light Every Photographer Should Be Prepared For

Light is one of the most important elements in any photograph. Whether a grand landscape or an intimate portrait, light can make or break an image. …

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