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Photography’s Catch 22 – How To Get Work With No Experience

Once the decision is made to actually work within the photography industry rather than simply enjoy it as a craft or hobby, the whole dynamic of how …

Camel Rock

10 Steps for Capturing and Creating Quality Videos

It’s not unusual for still photographers to dabble in videography at some point in their career. With almost every high-end camera on the market …

Understanding the Sunny 16 Rule

Once upon a time during the film era of photography…photographers had to keep a light meter handy at all times so they could take readings to get …

7 Steps to Great Black and Whites in Lightroom 5

Nikon D7000, 85mm f/1.8 D lens, f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO 400.<p>Great black and white images require more than simply removing the color, and Lightroom 5 is a …

Parallax Animation: Bringing Still Photographs to Life

<b>Update:</b> the photographer made a followup tutorial to answer all the reader questions, see it here:<p>A little technique called “parallax” can add a lot …

Metering Modes and How Your Camera Meter Works

Cameras

How To Add Tattoos To Your Models In Photoshop Like a Pro

Sometimes tattoos can add a lot to the character and the general feeling of your images. The problem is most models you'll work with wont have any …

Creating Clarity in Your Images

Clarity, sharpness, and crispness are three terms that are frequently used to express the properties of a good photo. While there is probably no …

Quick and Informative Intro to SLR Lenses for Beginners

The world of camera lenses can be a bit daunting when you first start out, and so a videographer and photographer have joined forces to put together …

Window Light Portrait Photography Tips

Have you ever tried to create a lovely portrait but not known how? It’s not a hard thing to create a beautiful portrait. The secret is the lighting. …

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

These Are the Ways to put the WOW Factor into Your Portraits

Most photographers, at some point in their career, make a decision to begin photographing people. Your decision may be simply to include people in …

How to Do Bokeh

Creative photography often involves using a variety of techniques to add dramatic effects to a photograph. One such technique is referred to as …

Calvin & Hobbes GIFs For Every Occasion

Invaluable animations of C&H to convey the proper online reaction. All of these and more are at the awesome new Tumblr, Calvin & Hobbes GIFs.

GIF Animations

Nighttime Scenes Illuminated with the Soft Glow of LED Lights

Photographer Harold Ross is a practitioner of “light sculpting.” Visiting various outdoor landscapes at night, he uses LED flashlights and other …

10 Photography Assignments to Stimulate Your Creativity

This article provides you with 10 photography self-assignments that you can use to get your own creative juices flowing. They’re designed to help you …

Photo Essays

How to photograph the supermoon

When the full moon coincides with the closest point between the moon and Earth in the lunar orbit, a supermoon occurs.<p>In 2014, the moon will appear …

Get an Invisible Black Background to Your Portraits - Shooting Anywhere

In this video Glyn Dewis demonstrates how he gets his ‘Invisible Black Background’ effect when taking a portrait. The technique will allow you to …

The Basics of Photography: B for Bokeh

A while ago we started our new educational series covering the basic terms of photography. The letter ‘A’ covered the term ‘Aperture’, and today we …

Quick and Easy Trick For Adding a Black Background to Your Shots Anywhere

Photographer Glyn Dewis shared this cool little technique that lets you work with a black background even if you don’t have an actual backdrop with …

A Twist on the 365 Project: One Second a Day Video Project

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Doesn’t it feel like 2012 was just a couple weeks ago?<p>Maybe your New Year’s resolution was to start a 365 Project …

Silhouettes in a Giant Moonrise, Captured Using a 1200mm Lens

Earlier this week, photographer Philipp Schmidli of Lucerne, Switzerland captured this incredible photograph of a biker’s silhouette in front of a …

6 Types of Light Every Photographer Should Be Prepared For

Light is one of the most important elements in any photograph. Whether a grand landscape or an intimate portrait, light can make or break an image. …

3 Workouts to Improve your Photography

Consider applying these new workouts in your photography routine and you will improve your skills and creativity.

Converting Images to Black and White Properly

by: David Wahlman of Wahlman Photography Recently I was asked about the process of converting images to black & white; namely when to know the image …

Digital Photography

Repetition and Patterns in Photography

The root word of repetition is “repeat”. When you repeat a certain size or shape or color you add strength to the overall image. Repetition is a …

Landscape Photography

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 …

When To Shoot Black And White

When I first started out on this road of endless expense that is photography I spent many hours musing over the merits of black & white. There is no …