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How to Photograph the Northern Lights

I have thoroughly enjoyed the response from my first article here at Photography Life – both the encouragement as well as the advice to follow my …

Landscape Photography

How to Create a Time Slice Photograph That Captures the Passage of Time

This “time slice” image by photographer Dan Marker-Moore is a photograph of Shanghai created with 65 separate images captured over 1 hour and 53 …

Photography

A Short and Sweet Video Tutorial on How to Capture a Night Sky Time-Lapse with Your DSLR

UK-based videographer Cal Thomson recently got into astrophotography and creating time-lapses of the starry night sky. After receiving good responses …

A Father’s Touching Photos of His Two Sons and Their Teddy Bear

There are few things that symbolize the innocence of childhood the way a teddy bear does. A stuffed companion who is as real to a 2-year-old as …

Video Profile of Mark Gee, 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year

2013 was a fantastic year for astrophotographer Mark Gee. First, barely one month into the year, he went from amateur photographer to Internet …

No School Like Old School | Classical Lessons For Modern Photography That Will Help You Stand Out

Some time ago, I wrote a piece addressing the value of analyzing and critiquing photos for personal growth in the craft. I heralded the merits of …

Photography

How to Photograph Lightning - the Ultimate Guide

If someone told me I could only take pictures of one thing for the rest of my life – I’d think about it for awhile, and then choose lightning. …

Video: The Golden Ratio vs. The Rule of Thirds

There are a lot of debates in the world of photography: Nikon Vs. Canon, DSLR Vs. Mirrorless and Full-Frame Vs. Everything Else just to name a few. …

Wes Armson's Photographs Are A Great Example of Creativity in Photographing Kids

Photographing kids is always fun, but it can also be extremely challenging and doing it in a creative way is downright difficult. That is why we were …

Tutorial: Medium Format Astrophotography Without a Medium Format Camera

In this tutorial I’ll show you how I use a standard 50mm prime lens to make medium format sized astrophotos with a regular small format camera.<p>The …

Shooting Time-Lapse Photography at Night - Photography Tutorial

Tutorial: Learn The Art of Astrophotography

Want to master capturing an awesome meteor shower, or the next Supermoon, or the milky way galaxy across the night sky? Award-winning photographer, …

16 Most Interesting Photography Podcasts - Resource

Alyson VelatiJuly 31, 2014<p>Whether you are a novice or a professional, photography podcasts are a great way to receive advice when you’re on-the-go, …

Five Reasons Why You Should Work For Free (Sometimes)

A number of years ago, I read on a photography/marketing blog that there are reasons why we, as photographers, should think about working for free. …

Levitation Photography 7 Tips for Getting a Great Image

Levitation images are magical! They draw the viewer in and make them think about what’s not quite right. If you search the internet for levitation …

5 Great Tips from Adobe On Keeping Your Lightroom Catalogs Organized & Efficient

Whether you’re just diving into Adobe Lightroom or have been using it for a while and are simply in need of some productivity tips, the above video …

The Ultimate List of Keyboard Shortcuts for Lightroom

Photographers look to maximize the amount of time they spend behind the camera and minimize the amount of time spent in post-processing. But time …

How to Use Channel Mixer in Photoshop to Create Amazing Black and White Images

In the early days of digital, one of the biggest criticisms was that black and white images were nowhere near as good as their film based …

Creating Worlds: A Collection of "Little Planet" Images and Tutorials

It’s not uncommon for creative individuals to push limits and find new ways of doing things. A new way of doing something doesn't necessarily have to …

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Easily Replace The Sky in Your Photos Using The Gradient Tool

In my previous article, I talked about how powerful luminosity masks are in blending multiple exposures. However, using the same exposures as last …

Man Photoshops Himself Into Girlfriend’s Childhood Photographs

What happens when someone proficient with Photoshop, such as a wedding photographer identified only as Wan, wants to make something sweet for his …

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 …

Joshua Tree Star Trail Photo – How We Shot It

One of the most dramatic types of landscape images you can make is the classic, simple “star trail” photo. It’s actually quite simple, and possible …

Creative Parents Recreate Popular Movie Scenes With Their Baby

Few parents can be as cool as Lilly and Leon Mackie from Sydney, and even fewer can produce the wonderfully playful photos they have taken. Their …

Essential Tips for Long Exposure Photography

Long exposures are a whole different world of photography, and in the winter months when the sun is gone more often than not, they expand your …

13 ideas for creative camera work

After kicking last week off with a 41MP camera phone, the worst-kept secret in photography, the long-awaited Canon 5D Mark III, became a reality at …

How-To: Picking a Great Lens for Milky Way Photography

The lens is the most important factor in the image quality of a landscape astrophoto.<p>There are a number of lens traits that will determine the …

Jaw-Dropping Selfies Taken In The Canadian Wilderness

Paul Zizka photographs himself in front of the Aurora Borealis, under starry night skies, and in the mountains of Canada in this gorgeous series.<p>The ubiquitous “selfie” has gotten a bad reputation for driving epidemic narcissism and the reign of duck lips. But Alberta-based photographer Paul …

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