Vikrant Shokeen

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Which Lens Should I Buy for My DSLR Camera?

One of the most important advantages of DSLR cameras is the ability to use different lenses. However deciding on which lens to buy and which lens is …

5 Tips for Creating fun Campfire Photos

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting the Digital Photography School headmaster, Darren Rowse, in person at a conference we both …

Photography

Shooting With Color Gels

There are times when I find myself shooting the same stuff or using the same lighting setup over and over again. Repetition helps to improve and …

Light Bulbs

How I Doubled My Business In Six Months

Running a photography business is hard work. As many of you know, it's usually more pencil pushing and email writing than standing behind a camera …

Middle Age

StrobePack: Wearable Portrait Studio and Cutting-Edge Fashion Statement

You can spot-meter and bounce strobes all you want, but on-location portrait photography can still be a pain the butt. Unless you take your studio …

Photography Basics: Qualities of Natural Light

We all know that we need light to take pictures. If you’re planning to take pictures outdoors during the daytime, you might believe that light is the …

Landscape Photography

Photos of Falling Subjects Moments from Disaster

Photographer Brad Hammonds is fascinated by a concept that he calls “emotional delay.” It’s the idea that no moment is truly experienced until it has …

More Great Ways to Make Stronger Photographs – A Free eBook from Craft and Vision

Craft and Vision is dedicated to providing affordable photography resources for photographers, so it’s no surprise that they have recently released a …

Freebies

Why Auto White Balance Isn't Your Friend

I know the title for this article is very strong, but in all honesty, I am not fan of automatic white balance. Though, it seems convenient and the …

Posing Guide for Photographing Women: 7 More Poses to Get You 21 Different Photos [Part III]

A post by Kaspars Grinvalds from Posing App. This is the third article in the series. You may want to look at the previous ones here: 7 standing …

Techniques to Capture Impactful Environmental Portraits of Strangers

Photo shoots don’t always involve planning. Sometimes inspiration strikes on a whim. Eric Kim, a street photographer based in Los Angeles, used a …

Weekend Humor: Why Auto White Balance's Feelings Are Hurt

<i>Weekend Humor isn’t meant to be taken seriously. So don’t. We’re serious.</i><p>In a recent blog post, Ibarionex Perello wrote about the perils of using …

Do You Understand Depth of Field?

Understanding depth of field is essential for any photographer who wants to move past the beginner stage. Using depth of field well gives you great …

5 Reasons Why Primes Are Better Than Zooms

How to Create Industrial Portraits in Harsh Sunlight

Blazing sun in the middle of the day is not the kind of light source that photographers dream of. The high, harsh light casts dark, unflattering …

Mining

Useful Photography Tip #62: Remember to Take Advantage of the Warmer Times

As I am writing this this, the New York area is dealing with another heat wave. Shooting in the middle of the day is down right insane at the moment. …

How to Prepare a Photo File for Printing

The goal of this tutorial is to help photographers prepare digital images either originated by scanned film or digital capture for printing purposes. …

Taking Your Photography Outside of Your Comfort Zone

New photographers sometimes jump in and photograph everything they can. They will photograph a wedding one-day and commercial real estate on another. …

Fake a Big Shot - Chase Jarvis

Textures Made Simple

One of the most intimidating editing for some photographers is integrating textures. Textures can transform the mood and overall effect of an image. …

Digital Photography

5 Tips for Staying Infatuated With Photography

It takes a lot to hold my interest. Scratch that—it takes a lot to get my interest, then hold it, and finally (and especially) to keep it. This makes …

Digital Photography

Elements That Make a Striking Photograph

What does it take to create a really stunning image? There are six basic elements and certain factors that influence composition and make a really …

Photo Editing

Using Complementary Colors to Make Your Photos Pop

Opposites attract. That’s what they say. Typically this saying refers to people. The quiet shy girl likes the talkative outgoing boy, the short man …

87 Photography Articles and Images To Put a Smile On Your Face

The internet is home to a terrific group of artists and bloggers creating great content on a regular basis. Toad Hollow Photography has been …

QA: Lighting a 1,300-Person Group Shot [Magnum Opus]

Reader Albert Yee asks, via Twitter:<p><i>Ever shoot a group of 1,300 before? Trying to wrap my head around a possible assignment: Teachers and staff in a</i> …

How To Attract Clients With Great Custom Web Pages

As much as we talk about how important your business’ unique branding is for your website, the truth is that a custom logo and carefully selected …

Do You Make These 5 Classic Mistakes in Macro Photography?

Delving into macro photography opens up a fascinating, sometimes strange, new world. The ultra-close up views of flowers, plants, insects, and even …