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7 Common Portrait Mistakes and How to Fix Each One

Portraiture is one of the most popular genres of photography around. It’s also one of the most challenging. It takes many long hours of practice …

15 Tips for More Powerful Portraits

Photography

Choose the Right Lens to Make Flattering Portraits

<i>Nikon D800, 105mm f/2.8 Micro VR lens, F/3, 1.60s, ISO 800.</i><p>The lens you choose to make a picture strongly affects how the subject will look. When …

How to Professionally Retouch Portraits in Lightroom

The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5 and accompanying workshop from the Lightroom Workshop Collection v5. The …

Photography Histogram Explained

Today’s DSLR photo tip, the photo histogram explained, involves using the (gulp) histogram. This is another of those features found on most of the …

3 Ways to Guarantee Good Exposures

There is no excuse for coming home from a photo shoot to discover that your images are over or under exposed. Your camera’s light meter will guide …

6 Ways to Reduce Blown Out Highlights in Your Outdoor Photography

Shooting outdoors means dealing with challenging and changing lighting conditions which can sometimes lead to blown out highlights in your images. …

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 …

Programmed Auto: A Helpful Overlooked Exposure Mode on DSLR Cameras

In order to be a truly creative photographer, you need to take your camera out of the automatic exposure modes and put it into either Programmed …

DSLR Cameras

Lighting Ratios for Portrait Photography

In portrait photography, lighting ratios are comparisons of the main light in a photo to the lesser light that fills in the shadows. This main light …

Photography

Portrait Photography Tips

Portraiture can be very rewarding. It’s a chance to show the best side (literally) of someone, and create a photo that communicates something …

Photography Tips

Top 10 Composition Tips in Photography

Photography is all about composition. If you can’t compose an image, you can’t take photos. That’s the bottom line. This is where your photography …

Landscape Photography

How to use the Radial Filter Tool in Lightroom 5

In this article I’ll share some tips for selective editing with the Radial Filter tool in Lightroom. The Radial Filter allows you to draw an ellipse …

Tutorials

On 'Crop Factor': What it Means And How to Apply it to Your Photography

When adapting the lens of one camera system to another, you may not always get the same results. Part of the reason is that your camera system may …

Understanding Exposure: An Introduction to Photography

Mastering photography is like playing a musical instrument. Anyone can make noise on a piano, but to really make music, it is important to read …

Shutter Speed

88 Amazing Photography Links That You Won't Want to Miss

With another terrific week in the world of photography passing us by, we find Toad Hollow Photography has been searching high and low in all corners …

Exposure Stacking Tutorial in Adobe Photoshop

Exposure stacking is the process of taking multiple photos with different types of lighting and exposure settings, then blending them together into …

The Basics of Photography: D for Dynamic Range

In photography, Dynamic Range is the amount of visible detail that can be seen or recovered between the lightest part of a photograph and the …

Light Painting How To

LAPP, or light art performance photography, is a style in which you literally paint your pictures with light. If you own a DSLR camera or even a Lomo …

Master These Five Lightroom Sliders and Your Photos Will Pop

Have you ever opened up Lightroom (or any other professional level editing program) and said, “Oh my – where do I start?” If so then this post is …

Polarizer Filters: What They Are & When They Can Be Used in Photography

There are few more important things that a nature photographer can do to improve his or her photography than becoming familiar with the use of the …

Landscape Photography

How to Create a Composite Image: Photographing & Editing

There are several tutorials that show you how to create a composite image using two or more photos, but rarely do you see a video that shows you how …

Ricoh GR Review

I’m not sure how the Ricoh GR one will do in the marketplace, now that smartphones are gnawing away at the digicam sector. But, I figure it will have …

Ricoh

Trick Photography eBook and Video Course

1<p>An eBook Like No Other!<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative photographs</i> created by …

How to Create a Black Background Anywhere with this Photography Trick

Many portrait photographers dream of owning a studio with all the bells and whistles. However, some photographers who work on-location in …

Video: The Top 15 Features of Photoshop Every Photographer Should Know

Photographer Jeff Cable has come a long way from his first few gigs shooting Bar and Bat Mitzvahs in San Francisco. Mostly sports-related, his résumé …

What Are “Stops” in Digital Camera Settings?

Probably one of the most misunderstood terms in beginner photography is <b>“stop.”</b> Imagine hearing, “I need three stops of brightness. Stop up the ISO …

Shutter Speed

Canon Launches EOS 101 Tutorial Videos to Help Newbies Learn the Basics

For a while now, Canon has offered online resources to available teach those who may be unfamiliar with, well, taking photos. In what could be called …

What the Numbers on your Lens Mean

I've run into this a few times with students that feel embarrassed to ask what all the numbers on the lens mean. There's no reason to feel …