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"And Tomorrow" Exhibition at City Bird Gallery: Two worlds collide as illustrator Ian Bertram and stencil artist Mor collaborate to transform the exhibition space from floor to ceiling

The meeting of illustrator Ian Bertram and stencil artist Mor is nothing if not cosmic. First encountering each other as members of Con Artist collective, the two artists have become entangled in each other's techniques, despite their wholly different mediums. "It's funny," Bertram tells CH, "I've …


5 Lessons Learned Switching from DSLR to Mirrorless for Travel Photography

Two months ago, after shooting for 10 years with Canon, I completely switched to Sony. It surprised some readers of my blog, as well as some fellow …

Travel Photography

Best photo editing software? Photoshop CC and 7 Photoshop alternatives tested

What is the best photo editing software? Photoshop has long been the benchmark against which other image editing programs are judged. So, here we put

Adobe Photoshop

Coolest Photography Links of the Week: Tutorials, Reviews, Great Photography and More

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I am a fine arts photographer that specializes in HDR techniques. Please feel free to visit our Limited …


Understanding Exposure – ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed Explained

When you think of the craft or art of photography, you must immediately think of exposure. Exposure is a critical element that determines what is …


How to Really Own Your First DSLR: Tips for Beginners

Okay, so you’ve purchased your first DSLR camera.You have read the manual, seen tutorials, asked your fellow photographer friends, and still, you are …

10 common mistakes amateur photographers make (and how to avoid them)

The joy of digital photography is that it’s a lot cheaper to learn from your mistakes. With no film costs to worry about, you can instantly gauge the …


How to Use Focus Stacking for Tack Sharp Photographs

Due to limitations of our lenses, getting tack sharp exposures in which the foreground and background are both in perfect focus can sometimes be …

Adobe Photoshop

10 Quick Lightroom Tips and Shortcuts

Lightroom is a powerful and complex program. It’s great to have shortcuts and fast ways to do things you do often. Here are ten Lightroom tips to …


A Dark Descent: The Streets of Yemen at Night

28-year-old Italian photographer Lorenzo Meloni is fascinated by Yemen and its rapidly-changing existence. Last year, while traveling the country from August to October, Meloni found himself frequently shooting at night, unknowingly documenting the calm of daily life before the tumultuous …

Middle East

How to set up a camera for the first time: 11 things you need to do first

If you’re new to photography or just bought a new camera, you may need a few tips on how to set up a camera for the first time. Our head of testing


The University of Texas to Create Thousands of Insect Macro Photos for the Public Domain

A team at the University of Texas is set to create thousands of macro photographs showing the beauty and diversity of the smallest critters in the …

Public Domain

Iconic Space Photos Are Actually B&W: Here’s How NASA Colorizes Hubble Shots

Did you know that the Hubble Space Telescope is only able to capture black-and-white photos? In order to capture a maximum amount of information in …


How to Select and Change Colors in Photoshop


Selecting Color Range

To select out the different colors, create a new layer and go to Select – Color Range. Click on the color you want to …

Adobe Photoshop

How to Freeze Action with External Flash

Smashing wine glasses together isn’t just about making a colorful mess; it’s about getting the settings on your flash and your camera perfect to …


Hearing and Feeling What Photographers Are Saying

In his 35-year career as a master black-and-white printer, Chuck Kelton has held some of the most important negatives in history: from Ansel Adams’s “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico” to Alfred Eisenstaedt’s “V-J Day in Times Square.” So it makes sense that when he is in his darkroom with his …


Clever Self-Portrait Series Conveys a Feeling of Weightlessness

The sensation of “weightlessness” happens when there is no force of support on your body. When your body is actually in free fall mode, traveling …

How to Perfectly Capture Steam in Food Photography

I normally hangout at a local coffee shop editing photos because it’s easier for me to concentrate (plus free electricity and air condition… not …

Food Photography

10 Basic Day to Day Techniques to Improve Your Photography

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Jason Row is a British born travel photographer now living in Ukraine. You can follow him on The Odessa …


Should We Listen To ‘Critics’ or Show Them The Door?

(The Roosevelt quote above is one of my all time favorites. I have a couple of copies of it and one is on the wall next to my cluttered, USB …

New Member Shout Outs: March Edition

We love seeing new PhotoShelter members get their amazing work up and on display quickly with our mobile-friendly, HTML5 portfolio websites. That’s …

Travel Photography

Photo Gallery: Jellyfish


Cheap Kit Lenses Are Not Weak Kids' Lenses

Well known photographer and blogger Scott Kelby recently pointed to the 18-55mm kit lens as a reason why beginners find it difficult to take good …


Photo Composition: 9 Basic Guidelines For Better Photographs

Without rules, there would be chaos. Yet, without chaos, sometimes the art cannot be created. There are “rules” in photography, but they are more …

Steve McCurry

If You Don't Think Photos Are Important, Wait Until They Are All You Have Left

I was in kindergarten when this photo was taken.

It was the night of my first ballet recital. First and last, actually. I decided I didn’t have the …

Performing Arts

Indispensable Tools for the Traveling Photographer

When you’re on the road or overseas, there are things you want in your gear bag that you might not need to drag around with you when you’re close to …


Saving A Bad Retouch | Recovering Texture and Tone From an Overdone Retouch

Knowing when to stop is the hardest lesson to learn for those new to retouching. In this tutorial we will look at how to recover lost texture and …


Photographer Captures the Grace and Elegance of a Dancer Using High Speed Photography and Milk Powder

Photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte using high-speed photography captured the powerful but graceful dance movements of a professional acrobatic dancer …