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Photography News, Guides and Trends

Composition Principles: Not Just for Designers We are photographers—visual communicators, peddlers of our ideas upon page and screen and …

5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Blur

There are many photographers who are very particular about sharpness. This is not a bad thing. In fact, it is a good practice to check for sharpness. …

15 Easy Ways to Improve Your Photo Skills Without Buying New Gear

New cameras, lenses and accessories open up the possibility of fresh adventures in photography. In reality though, most of us have to make do with …

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 …

Image Search Engine Optimization Tips Photographers Should Know

As a man, I tend to revert, at times, to a neanderthal. Go days without shaving, give in to an almost primal interest in females, and have the urge …

Improve Your Images with the Lightroom Graduated Filter Tool

The Lightroom Graduated Filter is a versatile tool for making local adjustments to your photos. Don’t be fooled by the name – it may be named after a …

Framing in Photography

Just to be clear, for this article we are not talking about the frame the print goes into, but “framing” your subject with something in the …

9 Top Tips for Shooting Waterfalls, Creeks and Streams

Waterfalls, creeks and streams are something of a photographic specialty for me. Aside from the fact that there are thousands of them at my Vancouver …

Finding Your Style and Achieving it in Lightroom

There are so many options for processing photos in Lightroom that it’s no surprise that some photographers get confused. If you’re finding it …

Shoot In Color, Think In Black & White | Make Your Skies And More Pop

I see in color, but I like to shoot black and white. Strangely, what I’ve found is to improve the color photography, I actually think in black and …

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Ryan Brenizer’s Full Presentation from the ‘Wedding Event of the Season’ Seminar

Teaming up with noted NYC wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer, B&H has released the complete presentation from their seminar, <i>Wedding Event of the</i> …

Joe McNally Shares Some Incredibly Useful Lighting & Basic Photography Tips

Joe McNally knows a good bit more about lighting than many photographers out there, and in this short video he shares a great deal of information …

Why Aperture Priority is the Most Preferred Shooting Mode by Photographers

Photographers have their own shooting preferences. Some like using flash, some don’t. Some love to play around with depth of field, while others want …

Photography Tips for Using Flash on a Black Background

Shooting portraits against a black background makes a dramatic statement. It forces the viewer to give the subject their undivided attention, and it …

Types of Lenses and How They Are Used

Lenses are one of the most important considerations in photography. The lens you choose for each shot can dramatically change your results; its best …

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Tutorial Shows You How to Quickly Create Beautiful Time Stack Composites

In November of 2012, we posted an article featuring impressionist-inspired photographs by photographer Matt Molloy that were created using a method …

50 Stunning Reflection Photography examples and Tips for beginners

Reflection Photography: Scenaries are the first things that come to your mind when you think of reflection. Nature is probably one of the best …

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How to Use Metering in Your Photography

Sometimes, it can be quite uncanny just how accurately our camera meters are at getting the right exposure. The technology is highly sophisticated, …

6 of Lightroom's Hidden Treasures

6 of Lightroom's Hidden Treasures - virtual copy, soft proofing, smart previews, lights out, targeted adjustment, and visualize spots.

Get Educated: Recommended Projects and Tutorials

As with most fields that are technology driven, in photography, if you don’t keep moving you’ll quickly find yourself dead in the water. This is why …

Don't Miss These 7 Incredible Tutorials on Strobe Lighting for Portraits

As much as we love natural light, there are times when you have to rely on artificial light to create striking portrait images. Artificial lighting …

Photojojo Shows You How to Make a Cool DIY Pocket Portfolio

Sometimes it’s the small details of our photographic endeavors that bring meaning to our work, which is why we love this fun, creative mini-portfolio …

5 Quick Tips for Photographing People Outdoors

So, let me guess…your pictures of your friends, parents, children, or grandchildren don’t always come out the way you’d like, and you are frequently …

The Ultimate Guide to Adjustment Layers - Color Balance and Selective Color

In this tutorial, we are going to have a look at the Color Balance and Selective Color adjustment layers in Photoshop. They work by balancing the …

Quick Off-Camera Flash Tutorial - Digital Photography School

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