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How to Photograph Sunsets: 10 Tips for the Perfect Shot

We all love capturing sunsets. Not surprisingly, photographs of sunsets (including sunrise, for that matter) constitute a big portion of the …

How to Use Slow Shutter Speed to Create Cool Effects in Your Photos

If there is one setting inside your camera that allows for photographing a wide range of amazing effects in your images, it has to be the shutter …

A Beginner's Guide to Dynamic Range (Plus Useful HDR Photography Tips)

If you have created even one photo with a digital camera you are already aware that what you see is almost never what you get. This is due to several …

3 Lightroom Tweaks to Get Your Landscape Photographs to Sing

Although originally developed as a image management tool, Adobe’s Lightroom has evolved into a powerful post production application. For many …

Tutorials

How to Get Interesting Foregrounds for Your Landscape Shots

There is an old convention among landscape photographers that getting an interesting foreground is a very desirable element in a lot of landscape …

How to Do Winged Eyeliner

There’s something about a simple winged eyeliner look that looks good on everyone. The extra flick of liner has been done since the ’50s and still …

Why You Will Probably Want to Get a Prime Lens

For most people, the initial foray into getting serious about photography involves getting a lower end “prosumer” DSLR camera with a kit lens. The …

Cameras

30 Links to Beautiful Photography, Amazing Tutorials and Much More

This week's list of photography links is quite diverse, featuring a hand-selected group of tutorials, reviews, special features, great photography …

Landscape Photography

5 Reasons Why Image Noise is Your Friend

Amazing low light capabilities, or so the marketing screams. It seems the mantra of every camera manufacturer these days – the total elimination of …

Why Aperture Priority is the Most Preferred Shooting Mode by Photographers

Photographers have their own shooting preferences. Some like using flash, some don’t. Some love to play around with depth of field, while others want …

How to Freeze Motion and Capture Shots That Pop

Since I started teaching photography around 7 years ago, one thing that I've often noticed is many of my students face difficulty executing shots to …

Landscape Photography

The Fit Five

Having a six-pack is the ultimate way to show that you’re committed to your fitness: You work out hard, eat clean, and do the cardio necessary to be …

Workouts

Homemade Furniture Polish and Dusting Spray

<b>Let’s be honest, dusting is tedious.</b> And sometimes it seems pointless. But I’m always embarrassed when a guest comes over, touches one of my wooden …

Aged Mercury Glass Candle Holders

I love the aged mercury glass ornaments that Elsie created for Christmas this year. It's such a pretty and rustic-looking effect. I used the same …

5 DIY Photography Projects to Save You Money

Professionals and hobbyists alike realize that photography equipment is expensive. The high costs of gear and accessories is a fact of life for pros …

Photography Accessories

How To Shoot Amazing Photographs Indoors With Nothing But Window Light

For some photos, nothing beats the natural beauty of ambient light. When used correctly natural light can create soft portraits that bring out great …

Shutter Speed

Acne Scars? Here’s How to Start Healing

Faded Scar—sounds like a good band name, right? In all seriousness, getting rid of lingering blemish scars is no joke. Often, it takes weeks or …

Choose the Best Compost Bin - Organic Gardening

Gardeners know that the key to beautiful, bountiful beds is to nourish them with compost. This rich “super soil” can defend plants against disease …

Gardening

How to Build a Stone Culvert - DIY

<i>Learn techniques for building functional and beautiful stoneworks that will last for ages with</i> The Complete Guide to Stonescaping <i>(Lark Crafts, 2013).</i> …

DIY

7 Affordable Ways to Expand Your Photography Skills

The potential challenges associated with being a photographer are many; some of the obstacles one has to overcome are creative in nature, while …

Street Photography

When and How to Use a Monopod Instead of a Tripod

In George Orwell’s seminal book Animal Farm, the animals in question stated that four legs were better than two. In this article we are going to look …

Photography Tutorials and News

Learn, Practice, Succeed Join Thousands of Photographers for the Best Education, Resources, and CommunityGet Started - Free<p>Workshops Learn basic …

How to Photograph Light Trails

Photographing light trails is somewhat of a rite of passage for low light photographers – usually by setting up a nice landscape composition that …

Polarizing "Lenses" – You're Doing it Wrong!

Firstly if photography has been your hobby (or worse yet, your profession) for a couple of years now and you’re still calling them Polarizing Lenses, …

Landscape Photography

How to Create Ghostly Composite Photos With Adobe Photoshop

Once you have the images you are going to use selected, go ahead and open them up in Photoshop and make any minor tweaks and adjustments that need to …

Tutorials

The Single Most Important Element In Every Great Photograph And Why You Should Include It In Yours

Photographers are, at heart, exhibitionists. We crave people seeing our photographs and telling us how good they are, it gives us a warm fuzzy …

Landscape Photography

DIY Peppermint Foot Scrub and Lotion

In case you didn’t already know, winter is torture on the feet. You have to leave most of the “fancy” shoes in your closet for months (thanks, ice …

Skin Care

Cruelty-Free and Vegan Hair Products We Love

Timmy, my pet rabbit, was super pleased when I wrote an article about cruelty-free makeup. Like me, Timmy thinks it’s important to get the word out …

Hair