Steve Demby

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How to Shoot Street Portraits With Permission

If there is one genre of street photography I specialize in, it is street portraiture. I love talking with my subjects, engaging with them, and …

Data Entry for SQL Server - building quick, efficient data input forms using InfoPath

Problem<p>Most requests sent to the DBA are for Database Administration issues. Sometimes, however, something out of the ordinary comes along - in my …

7 Handy SQL Scripts for SQL Developers

For completing any task efficiently, having the right tools is very important. The right tools can help make the job at hand less laborious and …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics | GQ

Best Dressed<p><i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet, airport arrival, and coffee run across the globe.<p>10 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Long Reads<p>One night at a Saigon club, Jordan Vogt-Roberts was brutally beaten by a mysterious mob of gangsters.<p>By Max Marshall1 day agoView More<p>Ask a Bartender<p>Bartenders …

Red Carpet

6 Easy DIY Photography Projects That Make for Great Holiday Gifts

Want to make a photography gift this holiday season instead of buying one? The video above offers 6 fun ideas for easy DIY photo gifts you can try …

Your Ordinary DSLR Can Be Used to Detect Planets Orbiting Other Stars

Did you know that your ordinary DSLR camera has the power to detect planets orbiting other stars? You don’t need a high-powered telescope to look …

Understanding the Sunny 16 Rule

Once upon a time during the film era of photography…photographers had to keep a light meter handy at all times so they could take readings to get …

7 Common Portrait Mistakes and How to Fix Each One

Portraiture is one of the most popular genres of photography around. It’s also one of the most challenging. It takes many long hours of practice …

How to Easily Improve Your Skies in Adobe Lightroom

These two techniques are very useful for making quick and easy adjustments to dull looking skies. As with all digital images, you will degrade the …

Updating Your Lightroom Presets As Your Photographic Style Evolves

Presets are an important piece of my Lightroom workflow. While I don’t buy third-party presets, I have a number of my custom presets that represent …

5 Quick Camera Checks Before You Release The Shutter to Produce Amazing Shots Consistently

Experience has the ability to make us wiser with our actions and choices. As a photographer, I have made mistakes in the past because of which I …

Cameras

Steve Huff on Street Photography: Seeking Connection Rather than the Decisive Moment

There is no ‘right’ way to go about street photography. There’s the laid-back, voyeuristic style, controversial in-your-face methods, and more …

The 20-Minute Workout That Will Bust Your Gut

Video: Four Steps That Will Help You Approach and Take Portraits of Complete Strangers

Taking photographs of strangers can be a daunting task, especially for us more reserved photographers; however, it can also produce some of the most …

Video: How to Use Lightroom to Make Colors ‘Pop’ In Your Autumn Photographs

Autumn is well underway here in the United States, so what better way to honor the colorful season than to share with you a post-production …

How to Post-Process Almost Any Aspect of a Single Exposure Landscape Shot

Most tutorials tend to focus on one small aspect of the photographic process — be it tweaking a minor adjustment such as white balance or showing you …

How to Photograph Interiors Like a Pro

Interior photography isn't just about capturing snapshots inside a building. It is more than that and requires careful planning. Photographing …

Four Under-Used Tools in Lightroom's Lens Correction Module

The lens correction module is severely under-utilized in Lightroom 5. Here are 4 quick tips to make your photos better.

How To Create A Fake Tilt-Shift Effect On Your Images

With tilt-shift photography, a city, landscape, or any life-sized subject can simulate a miniature model scene. It’s a popular form of creative …

Tilt-shift

Histograms: The Key to Perfect Exposure

Many of us will go about our photography without ever looking at those magical graphs called histograms, yet by doing so, we are severely restricting …

How To Shoot Dreamy Backlit Portraits With Natural Light

Lisa Holloway <i>is an internationally-published, award-winning fine art portrait photographer from rural Northwestern Arizona. A Canon girl since Day</i> …

Getting Started with Excel and Power BI Series | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI

Over the next couple of weeks, we'll introduce you to the basic usage of all the latest and greatest features in Excel and Power BI. How do you know …

10 Essential Resources for Accidental DBAs

Database administration is often described as an "accidental" career. Many developers, network administrators, programmers, or even desktop support …

Databases

So What the Heck is Power BI?

The other day a secondary family member said “we’re still on Microsoft 2010”. Another said “My friend is using Windows 2003 and can’t open a document …

Connecting to an Oracle Database from SQL Server and Microsoft BI Tools

When it comes to relational databases, most organizations run heterogeneous environments. SQL Server DBAs, IT professionals, and business …

Databases

7 Reasons Why You Should Choose Portrait Format for Non-Portraits

Portrait format, sometimes called vertical format is for portraits, right? Well, of course many portraits are shot in that format but not all. By the …

SEO for Photographers: How to Make it Work For You

It’s a given these days that if a photographer wants to get his or her work seen by a wider audience, they will need a good website. However, getting …