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How I Turned $3,000 Into a Successful Fine Art Photo Business

About a year and half ago, after what seemed like a lifetime of living paycheck-to-paycheck (paying off student loans and other debts) my wife and I …

The Pain of Shooting Film and Why It's Worth It

When you're shooting film, especially large format film, you have a lot of time to think. When your hands are in a bag and you're loading or …

ISO Invariance: What it is, and which cameras are ISO-less

ISO invariance is an exciting new frontier in photography, and I've been experimenting with it extensively over the last few days to see if it's a …

The Sunny 16 Rule – how to take photos without the use of a light-meter

<i>On a sunny day, from spring to autumn, from mid morning to mid afternoon, the correct exposure for any subject is f/16; the according shutter speed</i> …

Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

Tutorials

30 Latest Links to Photography Tutorials, Special Features and Amazing Photos

Another terrific week in the world of photography passes us by as Toad Hollow Photography has been searching all corners of the internet looking for …

Understanding & Using Ansel Adam's Zone System

The Zone System is a technique that was formulated by Ansel Adams and Fred Archer back in the 1930's. It is an approach to a standardized way of …

Landscape Photography

Anders Gustafson shredding the powder on Aspen Mountain! I nominate @ladzinski for the 5 Days of Black and White challenge. Keith its 5 days of B&W pics and each day you nominate someone new! @stefmich @coryrichards @timkemple @boonespeed @carlzeisslenses #aspensnowmass @powder #skiing

Breakfast in Bailee Herculane, Romania. I love the idiosyncrasies of travel. In the US, polenta is kind of upscale, here it is peasant food.

8 Ways How Money Can Buy You Happiness in Street Photography

<i>(Pictured above: Leica M9-P Hermes Edition. Only $50,000)</i><p>We are always told that money doesn’t make us happy. Although I like the saying, it isn’t …

The Secrets of Frequency Separation Retouching

Frequency separation retouching is an amazing technique for separating two main tasks of retouching in general: editing the fine details in your …

Tutorials

5 Business Mistakes Photographers Make and What You Can Do About Them

Why do some professional photographers fail to make it in business?<p>If you can’t cut it technically or artistically as a photographer, then clearly …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

Sleep

Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great

We hear it all the time, “That photo has been Photoshopped”. Sometimes it sounds like the photo has caught a disease or that Photoshop is some …

Street Photography tips, techniques, videos, workshops and tutorials