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How to Take Great Product Photos

If you’ve ever scrolled through a page of thumbnails while searching for products, you’ve probably noticed how much more inclined you are to take a …

Tips for Using Shadows in Photography

Photographers tend to pay a lot of attention to light. In fact, we often think of light as one of the most important aspects of photography. On the …

Traps That Many Aspiring Photographers Get Caught In: Part II

This is a followup to our original post about aspiring photographers getting caught in traps when they’re first starting out. The list of potential …

Glowing Street Silhouettes in Photo Series 'Shining'

<i>Shining</i> is a series of concept photographs, manipulated to depict glowing human shaped figures. They are typical street scenes, you would find in any …

Back To Basics: Senior Portrait Ideas

Photo by Peter Casey<p>Senior portraits have come a long way since the days of the dreary (and often dreaded) school photos. Compared to the creative …

Chase Jarvis Floating In a Sea of Insanely Vividly Colored Clouds

Chase Jarvis was recently asked to create a photograph of his most vivid dream on someone else’s dime…and he had no problem saying yes.<p>“Samsung …

Dramatic Timelapse Photography Showing the Futuristic Side of Dubai

Much has been said about Dubai’s ultra-modern architecture and the crazy pace of the city’s development. Construction projects that range from the …

How to Use ISO Settings in Digital Photography

ISO should be one of the easiest aspects of digital photography to master, but many beginners in photography still have a hard time understanding …

10 Ways to Change Lives Through Photography (And Where You Can Start Today)

Every photographer has his or her own reason — or reasons — for why they engage in this particular art form. For some, it may be a hobby that …

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Tutorial: How to Get the Perfect Photo of a Steaming Cup of Coffee

Coffee is a wonderful thing. Early in the morning, there are few things that can put you at ease like a steaming cup of hot coffee warming your hands …

10 Things a Photographer Should Never Do While Photographing a Wedding

With over 2 million weddings taking place each year nationwide, there are over 2 million opportunities to make mistakes-countless pitfalls just …

Expressing Color with High Speed Photos: Commercial Photography

Imagine having a vivid dream where you’re floating in a sea of vibrant colors. Now imagine the Herculean task of capturing that dream within the …

Last Minute Wedding Photography Tips

In the eleventh hour, your best friend who’s getting married is in tears.<p>The professional she hired to photograph her wedding bailed. You happen to …

How to Get Great Photo Effects With Camera Shutter Speed

Shutter speed is one of the three pillars of the exposure triangle along with aperture and ISO. It is also one of the fundamental ways that we can …

Guest Photographers or: Why You Should Have an Unplugged Wedding

Last year one of my friends got married and I was so thrilled to be her photographer that day. What was even more amazing was that she had an …

How Street Photography Can Turn into Astrophotography

Those Star Trek special effects guys are going to feel pret-ty foolish when they find out about Adam Kennedy.<p>Turns out you don’t need years of …

A Guide to Getting Started With Long Exposure Photography

FlixelPix has just released a photography resource titled <i>The Long Exposure Exposure Photography eBook</i>. If you’re looking to start capturing long …

20 Photography Tips Every Travel Photographer Must Know

1. Get up Early The best light to capture most kinds of subjects is in the golden hours- one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset (depend …

Using Water to Lighten Landscape Photos

Most Pro landscape photographers recommend shooting either at (or around) dawn or dusk in order to capture their scene in the ‘golden hours’ when the …

How to Do DIY Dust Cleaning Surgery on 6 Popular Canon and Nikon Lenses

Here’s a question I get asked about 15 times a week: “How can I get the dust out of my lens?” The right answer is <i>you don’t</i>. All lenses have dust in …

Multiple Exposures

“White Swirl,” 2013 © Yvette Meltzer<p>“Multiple Exposures” showcases work by members of a critique group hosted by Chicago fine art photographer Jane …

A Comparison of Burst Mode Speeds and Shutter Sounds of Canon DSLRs

Canon’s DSLRs come with a variety of continuous shooting speeds, ranging from 2.5 frames per second on the 300D (AKA Digital Rebel/Kiss Digital) to a …

How to Get a Nice White Background in Portrait or Still Life Photography

If you’ve spent time shooting people or products inside a studio then, chances are, you’ve shot a white background before. In this video, …

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Time-Lapse Photos of Embryos May Lead to Heathier In-Vitro Babies

An interesting new imaging technique in use by fertility experts at the CARE fertility clinic in the United Kingdom may be the key to increasing the …

How to Capture Really Sharp Photos

One of the most frustrating experiences for a photographer is to get home from a photo trip with some great images only to find that some of the …

Creating the Photograph: Stéphane Pironon's "Weightlessness"

<i>Editor’s Note: Creating the Photograph is a new series that we’re starting where we interview photographers all about the photo that they shot and</i> …

My First Concert: Lighting Craziness

A few years ago, I managed to start working with one of my favorite groups of musicians, a progressive heavy metal band from Pennsylvania called …

Top 15 Features of Your DSLR Camera That You Should Know

There’s a lot to learn when you first get a DSLR. The first things you need to know is how to get out of auto mode and start using your camera’s …