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Gunmen in Mexico kill 11 in attack on family

Gunmen have marched into a remote mountain village in Mexico and killed 11 members of the same family, including two children.<p>Five women, four men and two girls were killed in El Mirador, a community in central Puebla state, near Oaxaca on Friday. The motive of the massacre was under …

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Everything You Need to Know About White Balance

The color of light can vary enormously, and this can have a big impact on the way your photographs look. From photographing in sunlight to shooting …

For Your Consideration: 5 Totally Free Photo Editing Apps

Photoshop is a household word. People who have never used Photoshop have at least heard of it. I suspect it’s possible that some people who do use …

What You Need to Know About The Basics of Green Screen Photography

Once the preserve of Hollywood films and sophisticated television studios, green screen technology has now filtered down to within the reach of the …

TetherTools - Shooting Tethered and other Fun Things..

We had a look at the AERO from Tether Tools a while back (Read that review here) well, I’ve been in touch with the photographer who did that review …

How to Make Your Own Light Panel for Portrait Photography

Let’s face it, lighting equipment can be pretty expensive once you add up all the power supplies, light stands, light modifiers, power packs, slaves …

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 …

Street Photography

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Off the Blocks - Blue

Master These Five Lightroom Sliders and Your Photos Will Pop

Have you ever opened up Lightroom (or any other professional level editing program) and said, “Oh my – where do I start?” If so then this post is …

Milky Way Crossing Over the Night Sky Captured with Timelapse Photography

Today we bring you a stunning 360° timelapse over the night skies of the Paranal Observatory in the Atacama desert in Chile. This beautiful HD …

Light Painting How To

LAPP, or light art performance photography, is a style in which you literally paint your pictures with light. If you own a DSLR camera or even a Lomo …

Light Painting

These $2.50 DIY Sandbags Will Keep Your Light Stands Steady on the Cheap

Here’s a neat idea for those of you who know the benefit of using sandbags to keep your light stands from tipping over, but aren’t sure if that …

The New RadioPopper Nano is Boasting a 1,640 Foot Range

News from Lighting Rumors is telling us that a brand new RadioPopper is coming and that it will be insanely powerful. RadioPopper’s other units …

Applying the 3 Light Studio Setup to Outdoor Portraits

In today’s portrait photography photo tip we are going to wrap up our discussion of the three light set with a quick review and an example of how to …

Six Common Myths About Long Exposures

Long exposures bring a way to capture time in a photograph. As time goes by the camera keeps recording and the changes in the scene are reflected in …

Photography and Videography Basics

Learn photography and videography basics in our Canon EOS 101 series where we delve into shooting modes, auto focus, file types and more. Whether …

How to Blend Exposures to Enhance Your Composition

Exposure blending is a popular technique often used to create high dynamic range photography. This article is about using the same technique but for …

How to Use Converging Lines to Enhance Your Photography

This is the last in our series of posts on working with lines in photography which we highly recommend you check out. When framing a landscape shot …

Unposed Posing: Tried and True Tips for Photographing Families in Natural and Fun Ways

Pose – verb: to present oneself insincerely – noun: a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display I’m not a fan of posed portraits. I’m not even a fan …

Eye-Fi Mobi card links camera to mobile more easily

<b>A new offering from wireless SD card maker Eye-Fi promises easier photo transfer to mobile devices.</b><p>The original Eye-Fi card provided storage space …

Quick and Easy Trick For Adding a Black Background to Your Shots Anywhere

Photographer Glyn Dewis shared this cool little technique that lets you work with a black background even if you don’t have an actual backdrop with …

Professionals: You’re Not a Photographer, You Promote & Sell Photography

Can you imagine hiring the services of a lawyer who had never read a book about law? Yet millions of people start a photography business without …

Photographer Websites: Why You Need One And What To Do About It

The modern web was made for photographers; it’s such a visual medium where beautiful images have an incredible impact. Text, or copy, is still …

How to Create a "Standard Import" Preset in Lightroom 4

Introduction The following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Workflow System Workshop on DVD, a system designed to increase your post …

22 Regal Pictures of Queen Anne’s Lace

There’s something regal about Queen Anne’s Lace. The name certainly plays a part; the flower becomes a bit less imperial when it’s called by its …

Magic Lantern Implements Double Buffering on the 5D Mk II: Results in Smoother Video

Magic Lantern just made another awesome announcement via their Facebook page. One of their coders has implemented double buffering–which therefore …

Magic Lantern

This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.<p>Magic Lantern. 119K likes. …

Save Time with Batch Exposure Blending

A Guest Post by Nick Rains. Do you ever shoot a bunch of exposure-bracketed shots and then never get around to blending them together? Maybe you …