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The 20 Best Poses for Taking Beautiful Photos of Women

Here is a collection of posing samples for shooting female subjects. This post useful for photographers and women when preparing for and during the …

35 Magnum Photographers Give Their Advice to Aspiring Photographers

Hi<p>Bill Reeves, a passionate photographer who is fortunate enough to have Magnum photographers Eli Reed and Paolo Pellegrin as his mentors, told me …

flash photography: questions & answers (FAQ)

Flash photography questions & answers (FAQ)<p>Looking at some of the questions about photography that appear via Google searches, I wanted to more …

Will flash freeze movement at slow shutter speeds?

Does flash freeze motion at slow shutter speeds (in low light)? The answer is … maybe. Perhaps. It depends. There are several factors which will …

Landscape Photography

How to Remove Objects From an Image With Photoshop

Photoshop has such a diverse range of tools and image editing capabilities that it’s hard for one person to learn how they all work. It’s easy to …

6 Tips on How to Capture Great Fireworks Photos

1. Use a Slow Shutter SpeedWhen you photograph fireworks, it is very important that you set your camera to a slow shutter speed. This includes a …

How to Use a Softbox and Photoshop for Retro-Style Portraits

One of the questions that is most commonly asked when shooting in a small home studio is, “Should I use a softbox or an umbrella?” In this video, …

7 Posing Techniques for Non-Models

Not everyone works with models. A lot of photographers have the job of shooting with everyday people and we need to make them look like models. So …

10 Portrait Tips to Take Your Photography to the Next Level

You have all the makings of a beautiful photograph: the perfect client, an overcast day for soft natural lighting and a gorgeous landscape as the …

Photography

13 Tips for Effective Environmental Portraits

Departing from the standard “torso-up” headshot portrait, an environmental portrait portrays a subject in a location that lends insight into who the …

103 Things I’ve Learned About Street Photography

A good photo asks more questions than provides answers 35mm as a focal length is generally ideal for most street photographers. 28mm is too wide …

Wedding photography - Adapting the use of light & flash photography - Tangents

Wedding photography – Adapting the use of light & flash photography<p>When I posted the photographs of a recent wedding in an album on FB, there were a …

Gelling your flash for warm light at sunset

Since the light from a speedlight is relatively quite cold, (ie, blue-ish), it can create an unpleasant color cast when you use flash with existing …

Our 14 Best Portrait Photography Tutorials of 2012

This week as part of our ‘Best of 2012 Series‘ we’re looking back on the year that was and sharing the most popular posts in different categories. …

going for that classic elegance in a photograph - lighting & posing - Tangents

going for that classic look in a photo – lighting & posing (model: Elizabeth)<p>When I saw the beautiful architecture of the Court House in Denver, CO, …

Off-camera flash with a small softbox - Tangents

Most of the images shot as part of the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG lens review, were with available light only. But for one sequence, I used off-camera …

Tips for Approaching & Photographing Strangers

Street photography can be nerve-racking for some people. The idea of talking to strangers and/or capturing photos of them can be daunting. There are …

Street Photography

How to Capture Authentic Emotion in Portrait Photography

If you shoot portraits on a regular basis, I’m sure you have an informal checklist of sorts that you consult — at least mentally — both before and …

Comparing max flash sync speed - 1/250 vs 1/200 - Tangents

Comparing maximum flash sync speed – 1/250 vs 1/200<p>A comment that was posted in the photo gear section, asked about the relative merits of 1/250 max …

How to Photograph Boxers and Prize Fighters

It’s often hard to tell how much work goes into creating a single image, especially in portraiture. A photographer may tell you what equipment was …

How to Create Multiple Portrait Styles with One Speedlight

Not all photographers have used artificial lighting before. In fact, some people only even rent lighting equipment when certain events or situations …

Exposure metering for a backlit subject, using the histogram - Tangents

When our subject is backlit, we have a number of options:<p>expose for the background, and then either:<br>— go for a (semi) silhouette,<br>— add light to your …

How to photograph the supermoon

When the full moon coincides with the closest point between the moon and Earth in the lunar orbit, a supermoon occurs.<p>In 2014, the moon will appear …

How to Achieve Simple, Dramatic Portrait Lighting

There are a million ways to light a portrait and the way you light it will convey something about your style and your subject. In this article, we'll …

What Are “Stops” in Digital Camera Settings?

Probably one of the most misunderstood terms in beginner photography is <b>“stop.”</b> Imagine hearing, “I need three stops of brightness. Stop up the ISO …

The Ultimate Guide on Wedding Photography

Thad & Sarah<p>I met Thad and Sarah when first starting out in photography, and just about everything I learned we did together. I am so lucky to have …

Why I Don’t Charge An Hourly Rate

You will never get rich charging an hourly rate.<p>Clients will often ask you to provide an hourly quote for photography or a day rate. Personally I do …