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Six Essential Camera Settings for Landscape Photographers

Sunset at Tenaya Lake, Yosemite. It’s important to check the red channel in the histogram when photographing warm, saturated colors like this.Every …

A Guide to Mastering Manual Focus

Have you ever cursed your camera for missing that special moment in the streets? Do you ever struggle to get the subject quickly in focus before the …

Buenos Aires Travel Guide - SmarterTravel

Buenos Aires is often referred to as “the Paris of South America,” but it’s so much more than that. It’s like Paris and Vienna, Rome and Barcelona, …

14 Practical Reasons Your Photos Are Not Quite As Good As You Want Them To Be

When you take out the camera to photograph, you almost always have certain expectations from the photo. You want the photo to capture how you saw or …

Landscape Photography

Tips for Getting Proper Exposure for Night Photography

Night photography can be much more rewarding than photography during the day. Because everything looks different at night, you don’t need to go …

How to Photograph Stars: Camera Settings & Setup

Photographing stars can be very difficult to master due to long exposure times and the limitations of some digital cameras. However, the easy to …

5 Creative DIY Lighting Ideas You HAVE to Try

Great lighting—whether it’s for portraits, or macro, or even product photography—doesn’t have to cost you an arm, leg, and kidney. Just do a quick …

New York Red Bulls

How to use Program Mode to set Your ISO

When I’m teaching my photography classes, the students and I are often neck deep into discussions of the exposure triangle; shutter speed, aperture …

Shutter Speed

How to Use Neutral Density Filters to Create Artistic Photos

Neutral density filters add artistry and mood to images. In addition to circular polarizing filters, it is another frequent go-to tool used by …

How to Photograph Butterflies

Imagine a field of wild flowers, with the sun shining, and jewel-coloured butterflies flitting from one flower to another. Amazingly beautiful – and …

Near-Space Balloon Cam with Arduino and APRS Radio

Launch a hacked Canon camera to the stratosphere and photograph the blackness of space.<p>Let’s Have an Adventure<p>After reading the first DIY Space issue of Make: (Volume 24), my daughter and I were inspired to work on a near-space project. At the time, the standard recovery method utilized a cellphone …

Arduino

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

10 Expert Tips for Aspiring Landscape Photographers

Surrounded by the beauty of nature, many photographers experience a longing to capture those stunning vistas, towering mountains and waterfalls, …

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

Hyperlapse Tutorial: How to do it from Start to Finish

Creating timelapse videos can be expensive. To make a moving timelapse, many photographers use a motorized dolly system, which can set you back …

How to get epic photos from your time in nature

COLBY BROWN is one of the most followed photographers and photo educators on the internet. Nearly 2.9 million people seek his advice on Google+. He’s …

Mobile Photography

How to Photograph Kids

TravelTraveler Magazine<p><b>Reader Question</b> (this time, from <i>Traveler</i> Associate Editor Amy Alipio): How do you best photograph kids on location? I find it impossible to get all my children in the shot, in focus, and not making goofy faces.<p><b>My Answer</b>: Getting really great photos of your kids — especially …

103 Things I’ve Learned About Street Photography

A good photo asks more questions than provides answers 35mm as a focal length is generally ideal for most street photographers. 28mm is too wide …

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

Top 10 Composition Tips in Photography

Photography is all about composition. If you can’t compose an image, you can’t take photos. That’s the bottom line. This is where your photography …

Landscape Photography

5 DIY Photography Projects to Save You Money

Professionals and hobbyists alike realize that photography equipment is expensive. The high costs of gear and accessories is a fact of life for pros …

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, …

Street Photography Cheat Sheet For Your Travels

If you are new to street photography, or even if you’re not, remembering settings, nailing the composition, getting idea inspirations, and just …

4 Essential Ingredients for Great Landscape Photographs

When you are out in the field and you’re not sure if your the image you are making is any good, go through this quick mental checklist to see if your …

Digital Photography

How to Create Multiple Portrait Styles with One Speedlight

Not all photographers have used artificial lighting before. In fact, some people only even rent lighting equipment when certain events or situations …