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DIY How to Build and Use a Reflector to Take Better Portraits

Photography is essentially capturing light. Beginners to photography can find the learning curve quite steep. To start with, there is the technical …

Digital Photography

8 Quick Composition Tips to Help Improve Your Images

Digital Photography

How to do Long Exposure Photography and Light Trails at Night

Before I understood how photography worked, I was always intrigued by light trails in images. I never understood how that happened. When I began to …

10 Winter Pastas

On days like these -- when cold snow creeps over the tops of our boots and we're glad to be packed into a crowded subway car simply for the heat -- very few things make us warm <i>and</i> happy. Hot chocolate is too fleeting, our favorite winter hats are weathered, and by the time we get home all we want …

Onions

Autumn colours at Westonbirt Arboretum - in pictures

Guardian photographer Felix Clay takes a stroll at the Forestry Commission's Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire, where the transformation from summer to autumn is well under way

How to Photograph Dramatic Clouds at Sunset

The difference between a nice sunset and a dramatic sunset is all about the clouds, however, not all clouds are created equal.

Digital Photography

Bugs Eye View: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week your photographic challenge is to take and share a photo (or photos) with the theme of ‘bugs eye view’. We’re looking to see lots of shots …

Digital Photography

Unsolicited Mothering Advice I Loved

Who am I to argue against the romance of "When a child is born, a mother is born?" I get it. But the part they left off, the asterisk to this sweet quote, does the woman before the mother die when the mother is born? Where does she go?<p>They, whoever they are -- the ones that make up all the heart …

Motherhood

10+ Ways to Boost Your Fertility

It's an aspect of our health that most of us take for granted: Have sex, get pregnant, right? In reality, even minor stressors can throw your body out of whack. If you're trying to conceive, these simple health moves can help protect your fertility.<p>Here's good news: Staying well nourished boosts …

Understanding Aspect Ratio

Aspect ratio is a size relationship between the long and short sides of a photo. Today's 2:3 "standard" is based on the dimensions of a 35mm negative.

Digital Photography

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

The 3 Biggest Kid Photography Mistakes

How to Introduce Motion into Flash Photography

Joe McNally is widely regarded as an expert photographer, so when he offers to share some of the knowledge he possess you may want to tune in and …

A Quick and Dirty Guide To Depth of Field

<i>Aperture –</i> One of the first things we learn in our studies as photographers is about aperture. Not only does it control the amount light that passes …

3 Quick Sunset Photography Tips

In today’s landscape photography photo tip, we will discover three more ways to get better sunset photography.<p>“Biển Ke Ga” captured by Trandinhkhiem …

Photoshop Tutorial: Retouching Shiny Skin

Without a makeup artist at your disposal, even a great portrait can be ruined by shiny skin. So if you’re looking through the results of your most …

Awesome Barcelona Time-Lapse Made up of 480GB of Photos

What does it take to get your time-lapse picked up as a Vimeo Staff Pick? Well, in photographer Alexandr Kravtsov‘s case: “a broken camera, lost …

Photography Rules and Finding Balance to Discover Your Own Style

Digital photography has put the camera in more hands than ever before and everyone seems to either want to follow photography rules or break away …

Blast from the Past: Photos Captured 125 Years Ago with the Kodak No. 1

It could be argued that consumer photography didn’t begin until 1888, when Eastman Kodak made his Kodak No. 1 (the followup to the Kodak Box) …

How to go Get the Best Shots of your Kids

Once you've begun to incorporate the “Get on their level” angle into your routine, here are 4 \ ideas to break the cycle of the adult eye level shots.

The Ultimate Guide to Learning how to use Your first DSLR

In this guide we share tips on how to use a DSLR. It's perfect for beginner photographers with their first camera. You'll be taking great photos in …

Photography

5 Ways to Take Better Smartphone Photos

When you think about smartphone photography what comes to mind? My guess is you probably think about Instagram, photo filters, bad selfies and any …

The Fastest Supergrain Recipes for Busy Cooks

We never knew quinoa or farro—plus three more healthy grains—could taste so good (or cook in 30 minutes or less!).<p>An Italian Main Course That Isn't …

How to Photograph Flowers

I know what you’re thinking. “Flowers? Really? Didn’t he just write about shooting football?” As a matter of fact, I did. I shoot lots of different …

Setting The Mood By Adjusting Your White Balance

Photographers often deal with a variety of light sources, each of which has it’s own color cast. When compared to daylight in the middle of the day, …

5 Tips for Getting Sharper Images

An important element of photography is getting sharp, crisp images. You may be struggling with focus, especially if you are fairly new to DSLR …

7 Tips for Photographing Kids

This is not an article about taking 'portraits' of kids - rather it's about photographing kids as they are in all their movement, fun and true …

Top 20 International Small Hotels: Andrew Harper's Picks (Photos)

Best Small Hotels<p>Top 20 International Small Hotels: Andrew Harper's Picks (Photos)<p>From Australia to Botswana and Italy to India, see the top luxury …