Thomas Velluet-Draper

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Lighting Up Your Photography With Light Trails

At the most general level, photographing light trails means locating a place where you can capture some type of light that will be seen over time. …

Fuji chooses humans over robots

Fuji's human assembly line<p>When you imagine an assembly line in a factory in Japan you probably think conveyer belts, robots and automated processes. …

Creating a Starlight Time Lapse Video

In this tutorial, we are going to take a look at how to shoot and process a time lapse video of the stars. As the earth rotates, the stars appear to …

Videography

How to Choose a Metering Mode on Your Camera

Digital cameras are stuffed full of features all ostensibly aimed at empowering the photographer — WiFi, GPS, in-camera raw processing…the list …

Photographing the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights

Those of us who live in warmer climates often tend to look at the rocky ice-fields of Alaska (or Canada, or Russia) and wonder, “Why anyone would …

Landscape Photography

21 Settings, Techniques and Rules All New Camera Owners Should Know

If you are a new camera owner this guide will walk you through the most important settings, techniques and rules you should know.

Digital Photography

Moon Photography: 6 Tips for Better Moon Photos - dPS

Moon Photography: To get the best possible pictures of our one-and-only moon, it's important to know a few things about it first.

Digital Photography

How to Use White Balance in Photography

Every digital camera has a White Balance or Automatic White Balance (AWB) setting in the camera menu. But how many of us actually use it or even know …

Photography Tutorials

Digital Photographer

Photography

Photo basics: using your light meter

In this series, Steven from the Australian Centre for Photography walks us through the role of your camera's light meter.<p><b>Just starting out with</b> …

Photography

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

Dessert

Essentials to Getting Started with Low-Light and Night Photography

Low-light and night photography follow the same basic fundamentals of photography but there are some techniques that are more prevalent and worth …

How to Photograph Dramatic Clouds at Sunset

The difference between a nice sunset and a dramatic sunset is all about the clouds, however, not all clouds are created equal.

Landscape Photography

Useful Tools to Help Simplify Your Life As A Photographer

Let's face it, there are tons of little gadgets on the market all claiming they can turn your photos into brilliant works of art so long as you fork …

Landscape Photography

Waterfall Photography Tips and Techniques

Waterfalls seem to grab the hearts and minds of people. Go to any location that has one or more waterfalls and it is pretty much a guarantee that …

Landscape Photography

Photographing Fall Foliage

Fall colours can be very different from place to place. Some areas will have a very short colour-changing season of a week or less, while elsewhere …

Digital Photography

The Ultimate Guide to Learning how to use Your first DSLR

In this guide we share tips on how to use a DSLR. It's perfect for beginner photographers with their first camera. You'll be taking great photos in …

Photography

How to Take Great HDR Photography

HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography is one of the more exciting techniques in the world of digital photography. HDR is essentially a number of …

Landscape Photography

Top 10 Tips on How to Take a Great Photo

1) Start with a clear view. This first tip might sound very obvious, but it is key to make sure your camera lens is clean and if you are using a …

Ho Chi Minh City

Coping with Extreme Brightness (Without HDR)

Good photographers learn to work within the limitations of their equipment and learn to cope with scenes where the brightness range is too great for …

Photography

How to Photograph Flowers

I know what you’re thinking. “Flowers? Really? Didn’t he just write about shooting football?” As a matter of fact, I did. I shoot lots of different …

Digital Photography

How to Master White Balance

<b>Reader Question:</b> What is white balance and why is it important? Is there a downside to setting my camera to “auto”?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Before the rise of digital photography most magazine pictures were shot on color transparency film, more commonly known as slides. Slide film was calibrated to be used in …

Photography

Tips for Photographing Autumn Colors

Photographing autumn colors can be the most fun you have with your camera. The fall is a great time of year for photography. There are an unlimited …

Landscape Photography

You Don't Want to Miss These Great Photography Tutorials and Links

This weeks list of photography links focuses on great photography and unique video presentations featuring time lapse pieces and a super high speed …

How to Get Stunning Colors in Your Sunset Photography

Nothing makes a sky pop in a photograph the way that a sunset can. Beautiful purples and yellows in a sky are often the result of the setting sun, …

Landscape Photography

Backyard Photography Tips

One of the most common questions I am asked at workshops is where I go to get my reference photos. Most people assume that I travel far and wide to …

Landscape Photography

Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students. Most I have heard, or been given myself …

Aperture

What Your Camera’s Auto Bracketing Feature Can Do and How to Use It

Cameras today are a marvel of modern technology, giving us beautifully exposed, wonderfully sharp images much of the time. There are times however …

Shoot Awesome Photos Under the Sea (Or in the Pool)

Warm weather drives us into the water. Whether you're hitting the pool, exploring the reefs, or enjoying a dip in the local swimmin' hole, your …

How to Photograph the Moon

Photographing the moon can be tricky. Last year I had a go at it and it was a complete disaster with the moon looking like a big bright blurry mass …