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Learn How to Photograph the Milky Way in 12 Steps http://bit.ly/1vdJn3z Image by John Lemieux on Flickr

Loop Portraits:Romain Laurent Reveals His Tricks

When we see a photo that just makes us say, “How in the world?!” we just have to stop talking out loud to our computer screen, hunt down the genius …

How to Capture Gorgeous Product Shots with a Couple of Cheap Pocket LED Lights

Yesterday evening, Pye Jirsa over on SLR Lounge shared an interesting and informative video about how he’s managed to incorporate a small army of LED …

10 Portrait Tips to Take Your Photography to the Next Level

You have all the makings of a beautiful photograph: the perfect client, an overcast day for soft natural lighting and a gorgeous landscape as the …

Photography

Brilliant Macro Photos of the Natural World

While Miki Asai’s incredible work is not lacking exposure over the internet, appearing in sites like Pinterest, 500px and Bored Panda, little is …

Creating Motion in Stills: How to Animate a Photo in Post (Part 2)

A couple of months ago, <i>The Creators Project</i> and post-processing guru Joe Fellows teamed up to show you how to turn stills into ‘2.5D’ animated …

How to Drastically Speed Up Your Photoshop Workflow Using Customization

When going through hundreds of photos, workflow processing can be a real pain. Tools like Lightroom can help speed up the process, but nothing can …

10 Ways to Optimize an Animated GIF File

Looking to reduce GIF size? Let's dive into 10 ways you can optimize a GIF file.<p>What is a GIF File?<p>GIF is the standard format for compressing images …

Tutorials

How to Photograph Your Christmas Tree

It’s that time of year again. Christmas is upon us. Your tree is all decorated and presents are piled up underneath. So how do you take photos of …

Quick Tips on Getting Started in the Field of Product Photography

Product photography is a field within commercial photography or, more colloquially, advertising photography. The end goal for advertising photography …

Landscape Photography

Creative Watermarking - How to Integrate Your Signature into Your Photos

Watermarking is a topic that many photographers are quite passionate about. It seems to be a viable way of protecting your images from online theft, …

13 Tips for Effective Environmental Portraits

Departing from the standard “torso-up” headshot portrait, an environmental portrait portrays a subject in a location that lends insight into who the …

Scott Robert Lim: 5 Steps to Becoming A Remarkable Photographer

<i>The following is a special guest post by award-winning photographer Scott Robert Lim.</i><p><b>The road to success can be a long and painful one.</b><p>My own career …

How To Photograph Through Fences

Shooting through fences and bars is never the ideal way to take photos but there’s plenty of times when it’s the only choice if you want to keep …

Hands-on Photo Tip: Single Exposure Blending

In this Hands-on Photo Tip, I will show you how to develop two separate versions of a single RAW image file and blend them together in Photoshop. One …

Tutorials

How to Instantly and Wirelessly Pull Photos into Lightroom as You Take Them

The ability to pull photos out of your camera and onto your computer wirelessly is an incredibly useful tool that many photographers use, but what if …

29 Popular DSLR Lenses Among Our Readers

HDR Making-of: Into the Open

This is the Making-of video for ‘<b>Into the Open (HDR)</b>‘. Watch how this image evolves through all the post-processing stages and stop at any position …

Star Trail Photography Tips

One of the lessons in the Photography Lab series I teach is a lesson on night photography, specifically shooting the stars. There are two essentials …

Hollywood in Kodachrome

The way we visualise the glamour of old Hollywood owes much to the vivid colour photographs captured on Kodachrome film in the 1940s. Hollywood in Kodachrome, a new book by photographic preservationist David Wills and designer Stephen Schmidt (It Books, £24.99) is a digitally restored portfolio of …

French Paper Publishes Photo-less Issue to Stress the Importance of Photojournalism

French newspaper <i>Libération</i> is about to score huge brownie points with photographers the world over. At a time when newspaper photography jobs are …

The Science of Selecting Photos

The business of photography is a complicated matter. I spend hours after each photo shoot culling, processing and sorting the photos to tell the …

Blast from the Past: Photos Captured 125 Years Ago with the Kodak No. 1

It could be argued that consumer photography didn’t begin until 1888, when Eastman Kodak made his Kodak No. 1 (the followup to the Kodak Box) …

Wedding Photographer Wanted Ad Makes Us Lose a Little Faith in Humanity

It’s time like these that hashtags like #facepalm were invented for. Thanks to a reader, we recently stumbled across a “Wedding Photographer Wanted” …

The edgertronic: A Small and Affordable Super Slow-Motion Camera

High resolution, super slow-motion video is usually reserved for movie studios or individuals with very deep pockets. Once the frame rate …

Women war workers - in pictures

How 'plucky' heroines of 1914-18 conflict seized chance to advance women's freedoms