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Be a Lightroom Crop Master

Cropping is one of those fundamental tasks that everyone should know and is fairly intuitive, but I still get questions about it. I want to give you …

Tutorials

Legography: Incredible Toy Photography by Sofiane Samlal

<b>Sofiane Samlal</b> aka Samsofy is a talented photographer and artist, who was born in 1981 in Dole and currently lives and works in Lyon, France. Sofiane …

Photography

Old Love

Today, the media exhibits a single-minded focus on showing young, perfect people in love. We're used to this image of youthful sexuality and intimacy. But for me, older people are beautiful as well—and they also have an intimate life that should be shown.<p>Thus, "Old Love" is a project about intimate …

Relationships

50 Of The World’s Most Iconic Photos And The Stories Behind Them

Full of wisdom, happiness, sorrow and with an unforeseeable future, the world we live in makes for a terrifying place. And what better way to narrate …

The 6 Most Important Things You Need to Know about Lightroom's Develop Module

If you find Lightroom overwhelming, this will help you to get started in the Develop module with the top 6 things you need to know.

How to Make Posed Portrait Photography Look Candid

At times, some of the best portraits of people are ones that seem candid. The reason for this is pretty simple once you understand how portraiture …

The Key to Minimalist Photography

Since the 20th Century, artists have used components like color and shapes to create a simple, minimalist pieces of work. As photographers, we can …

Rembrandt Lighting for Creating Dramatic Portraits

When it comes to portrait lighting, here’s a sure bet: Merge the power of two classic formulas, Rembrandt and window lighting, as the German portrait …

Learn how to read your histogram and nail exposure in just 2 minutes

Histograms are handy things. They either confirm that you’ve nailed your exposure or let you instantly see if you need to adjust. But, they can be …

How to Capture Portraits That Are More Than Just Snapshots

It seems some photographers have a natural inclination for portraiture; nearly everything they do has all the elements of a great portrait and they …

How to Make Use of Different Lighting Options in Macro Photography

The appeal of macro photography should be obvious to most, whether you’ve ever made a macro photograph or not — it’s all about the wonder and …

Macro Photography

Creating More Effective Street Photography Through Editing

The idea of capturing great street photographs is one that sometimes forgets that the photo capturing process doesn’t end when the camera records the …

Street Photography

Commuters: Anonymous People of London's Daily Commute

<i>All Images By Mark Heathcote. Used with Permission.</i><p>“What struck me about working on the street was how the mundane day to day can be made fantastic …

5 Simple Tips for Photographing Tattooed Models

Photographing models who have tattoos is a bit different from photographing models with natural skin, since the pigment in the tattoo itself is …

19 Free Alternatives to Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a powerful raster graphics editor which supports layers, masks and several color models. In addition to the built-in tools and …

Create Custom Settings To Improve Your Shooting

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The Fundamental Considerations of Basic Portrait Photography

Portrait photography has and always will be a huge source of fascination for photographers, but there are quite a few tricks to getting a great …

Hung Up

Getting the Most Out of a Telephoto Lens With 8 Useful Tips

People seem to possess a natural inclination to want to see things that are far away; it’s not good enough to just catch a glimpse of distant …

Landscape Photography

A Surprisingly Simple Menu That Will Transform Your Photography

[fancy_box id=3]<b>FREE BONUS DOWNLOAD</b>: If you want to really improve your knowledge of how your DSLR (or any digital Camera) actually works and the …

3 Quick Fixes To Have You Shooting Sharp Photos Without Having To Buy New Gear

There are endless reasons why your photos aren't turning out as sharp as you want them to. While missed focus and “soft” photos can be a result of …

Depth of Field Simplified

Depth of field (DOF) is probably one of the least understood principles of photography. Most photographers seem aware of its existence, but few seem …

A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide to Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO

This guide to photographic exposure aims to help you take full control of your camera. I often tell my students that I want them to move away from …

Landscape Photography

Your Final Checklist For Shooting That Memorable Outdoor Portrait

Portraits can take <b>two</b> forms. One is the planned portrait made during a studio session, and the other is the one you achieve by stumbling into a …

Shutter Speed

44 Tips to Improve Your Photography

<i>In this article, New York-based photographer Todd Vorenkamp shares 44 helpful tips you can use to improve the quality of your photography.</i><p><b>1. Shoot</b> …