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What Photographers Should Know About Daylight When Shooting Outdoors

Light, as we know, is fundamental to the photographer, combined with shade, it is the main requirement to create an image. For those of us that …

An Introduction to Tethering Your Camera to a Computer

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …

How to Master Content Aware Fill

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …

Life in Focus: Adrian Klein on Combining Fine Art and Landscape Photography

<i>All photos by Adrian Klein. Used with permission</i><p>Adrian Klein is a photographer hailing from the Pacific Northwest of the USA. His love affair with …

The Versatile, Affordable 5-in-1 Reflector Kit

Seasoned photographers understand the importance of convenience and versatility; when you have to haul, unload, and set up everything you need for a …

Lightroom Tips for the Develop Module the Magic Alt Key

Lightroom Tips for the Develop Module - using the Alt (Option) key to get valuable feedback to help you process your images in Lightroom.

6 Tips for Mastering Bokeh

Bokeh. There’s that word again. It’s one of the most obsessed-over words in photography, from how to pronounce it to how to “make it.” It often seems …

Getting The Best Out Of Your Raw Files

I have been teaching retouching and photography for a couple of years, and I found that even my advanced students often didn't know some basic tools …

Tutorials

9 photography accessories you never knew you needed

We probably don't need to tell you to buy a tripod, but here are a few clever gadgets and accessories you might not have thought about...<p>1. Bluetrack …

The Intimate Landscape - 5 Tips for Better Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

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 …

Tutorials

Hands-on Photo Tip: Creating Truly Realistic HDR Images with Adobe Camera Raw

Into the Open (HDR) – Final image created in this tutorial: 12 exposures merged in Photoshop CS6 and tone mapped in Adobe Camera Raw 8.2<p>In this …

Tutorials

Great Photography Links and Articles to Get Your Week Started Right

With another week behind us it's time once again for a list of links to tutorials, reviews, great photography and interesting blogs from Toad Hollow …

Getting Started In HDR Landscape Photography

I've been on the fence about HDR for quite sometime now. It's often overdone and over used which is sort of off-putting, but at the same time I …

How to Photograph the Milky Way in 12 Steps (With 6 Epic Examples)

I don’t recall ever meeting anyone who claimed to not be fascinated to some degree by the night sky. There’s just something hypnotic about gazing …

Bad Weather = Good Light for Photographers

We’ve all sat, staring out of our window and cursing at the rain poring down or the flat, grey sky that just happened to cloud over on few hours …

Landscape Photography

Long Exposure Photography and the Square Format

The rise in popularity of digital cameras over the past decade has coincided with the emergence of a new genre of photography – long exposure …

Photography

Challenges and Benefits of Panoramic Photography

Cinerama movies are generally preferred for a very good reason: The field of view is more like what the human eye is accustomed to seeing. …

Panoramic Photography

5 Important Components of a Powerful Image

An award winning travel photographer names his 5 most important factors that contribute to powerful images.

Photography

8 Common Landscape Photography Mistakes Beginners Make

If you are interested in landscape photography I'm sure you have read lots of “how to improve…” type articles, which are all useful in their own way. …

Why Do We Create Images?

“Nobody asks me, <i>‘Why do you do photography?’</i> Everybody asks how… But what about why? Why do things that are difficult and dangerous? Why push so hard …

Photographic Composition: 4 Tips to Improve Impact

The art of composition is the creation of a visually compelling picture—a picture that evokes the interest of the viewer. Composition is a key …

Understanding Evaluative Metering on Your EOS Camera

Photo by Flickr user MiNe By Andrew S. Gibson – the author of Understanding Exposure: Perfect Exposure on Your EOS Camera (currently 36% off at …

The Basics of Photography: C for Composition

Continuing on with our series on the Basics of Photography, this week we are at the letter C, which will be covering the topic of Composition. …

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 …