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A Guide to Creating Stunning HDR Images

The simple contrast between light and shadow can have a powerful effect on a photographic image. In fact, quite often you may find that contrast is …

20 Tips for Getting People to Smile in Photos

One of the biggest challenges every photographer faces it getting people to smile naturally for a photo. Sure, you can ask someone to say “cheese!” …

How to Photograph People Outdoors Without Using a Reflector

Subject: Kota WadeYou just got booked for a marvelous portrait photo shoot out in a gorgeous natural landscape. You run out the door, with camera …

8 Tips for Mastering Your Portrait Photography

Becoming a master of portrait photography takes lots of patience and practice. It’s likely there are a few mistakes you are making with your …

5 Composition Tips for Landscape Photography

So what exactly is composition in photography and why is it such a big deal? Composition is the way you intentionally arrange or put together the …

How to Improve Your Long Exposure Photography with Photo Stacking

Recently long exposure photography has been quite popular, mainly in the landscape photography arena. One of the reasons (among the others) is that …

A Guide to Newborn Photography - Preparation, Posing and Post-Processing

Newborn photography is, in my opinion, one of the most rewarding (and difficult) branches that a photographer can get into. I’ve shot numerous hectic …

3 Simple Steps to Make Your Skies Pop in Lightroom

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Landscape Photography

6 Tips for Taking Better Natural Light Classic Portraits

RETHINKING NATURAL LIGHT Many photographers choose to use natural light as their chosen style, almost as a badge of honour. Natural light is a …

Photography

Quality of Light - What is Beautiful Light?

We talk about quality of light a lot in photography. I often use the word beautiful, and tell people that great photos require beautiful light. But …

Composition After the Fact: Cropping for Maximum Impact

It may at first seem simple. You took the shot a little wide, or a sneaky branch that you didn’t notice found its way into the edge of your photo. In …

10 Common Mistakes in Long Exposure photography

On all the workshops I’ve held here in Italy, I introduced a little game, where at the end of the workshop the attendees had to write down on a paper …

How to Convert Images to Black and White and Add a Color Tint in Photoshop

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7 Tips for Black and White Portrait Photography

Why would you choose to create black and white photographs in the era of digital cameras that are capable of accurately capturing millions upon …

10 Fantastic Natural Wedding Posing Tips

10 Tips for creating natural wedding posing. These are ways to engage your wedding couple and others by creating situations that lead to true emotion

How to Use Your Tablet or SmartPhone as a Light Source for Photography

In the early 90s I was just a kid, and I remember watching a VHS tape about photography lighting with the great Dean Collins. I was truly amazed with …

Photography

Examples of Perspective Change for More Dynamic Images

There’s a line in Return of the Jedi that has always struck me as particularly insightful, especially considering its inclusion in a movie filled …

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

5 Tips That Will Make Your Food Photos Stand out from the Crowd

Food photography may be more popular now than ever before. The blogosphere is exploding with pictures of food, and social media sites like Pinterest …

Food Photography

7 Incredible Tips for Beginner Photographers

As a beginner photographer, I was swaying around too much at times not knowing what was good and what was not. It took me several years, and …

Photography

8 Tips For Baby Photography Using Natural Light

Babies. Do you find them a challenge to photograph? They gurgle, spit, vomit, laugh, cry, smack their hands together… They do a whole lotta things …

Take Your Light With You – the Power of Speedlights

Off-camera flash is a huge part of lighting used in photography today. Of course you can’t compare it to studio lighting, but the question is, how …

7 Steps to Create Street Photography Silhouettes

For the street photographer, shooting a perfect silhouette is a very gratifying moment. Just like anything else in street photography, not every …

26 Images of Light and Dark that Speak to the Soul

en_US<p>article<p>In case you hadn’t noticed, this past week we had a theme to a lot of the articles – light! In keeping with that topic here are some …

4 Photoshop Tools Every Photographer Should Know

When it comes to photo-editing programs, one of the most popular among both amateur and professional photographers alike is Adobe Photoshop. While it …

Natural Looking HDR in Photoshop and Lightroom in 5 Easy Steps

HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography was developed out of necessity to overcome limitations of photography equipment, mostly in digital cameras’ …

6 Ways to Use Shutter Speed Creatively

Tips for Better Composition of Seascape Photographs

I do not believe that in photography there are absolute rules of composition, but it is undeniable that certain compositions work better than others. …

How to Correct Skin Blemishes Using the Patch Tool in Photoshop

There are many articles that discuss the overuse of skin smoothing in portrait photography. Photographers strive to find a balance between realistic …

Smarter Sharpening in Photoshop using Adobe Camera Raw

Sharpening in Photoshop has traditionally involved a compromise between applying it to the places in the image that you want to sharpen and avoiding …

How to do Great Black and White Conversions Using Photoshop

Some photos that you take you’ll want to convert to black and white. Photoshop has some tools that you can use to convert your photos to black and …