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Five Photographers Give Advice on Making Top-Notch Images

Things like lighting ratios and f-stops can be objectively codified and repeated, but the essence of an image — what makes the viewer stop and peruse …

Photography

10 Things to Check Before you Buy your Mirrorless Camera

10 Things to check before you buy a mirrorless camera. Nikon Z6 and Z7 have been announced. Canon R is being revealed. Sony A7 have been around for a …

Cameras

How I Improved All of My Photographs With One Lightroom Preset

Recently, I realized that the best way to get more Instagram followers (and therefore really be a professional photographer) was to start making all …

Tutorials

Seven Habits That Make Better Photographers...

“The eye should learn to listen before it looks.” – Robert Frank<p><i>These habits have worked well for me and countless people I have taught over the</i> …

Macro photography lighting tips

<b>Light is key to revealing intricate details of tiny subjects. Macro specialist Colleen Slater shares her top tips and lighting techniques</b><p>Macro …

Add Depth and Drama to Landscape Photos Using Lightroom

Here’s a 24-minute video from Andrew Marr that looks at how he adds depth and drama to landscape photos during post-processing in Adobe Lightroom.<p>The …

Ready to Go from Amateur to Pro Photographer? Here’s What You Need to Know to Get Started

Practicing photography as a hobby versus building a business upon your photography are two very different monsters. Running a successful photography …

Small Business

A Basic Breakdown of How Lights Change the Look of Your Subject

Keys, fills, kickers, and background lights—what exactly do each of them do?<p>As a beginner, lighting can be really intimidating. Not only do you have …

Lufthansa Hired Photographer Who Shot Windows XP Wallpaper To Take 3 New Wallpapers, And He Delivered Once Again

According to some estimates, about 1 billion people have seen Windows XP’s iconic wallpaper “Bliss,” making it the most viewed photograph in the …

Sonoma County

Macro Safari: Turn Your Backyard Into a Photo Adventure

Yesterday was a rainy, hazy day at home. I didn’t feel much like going anywhere but I needed to find something to do that didn’t involve sitting or …

How to Use Your Camera’s Histogram to Get Perfect Exposures Every Time (VIDEO)

How often do you use your camera’s histogram while out shooting? If the answer is “never,” you’re ignoring a powerful tool that can help you get …

Watch This Beginners Lightroom Tutorial and Learn How to Edit an Image in Just 20 Clicks (VIDEO)

Lightroom is a powerful tool and can be a bit intimidating to new users, but in this 8-minute tutorial editing expert Ed Gregory shows you how to how …

Tutorials

Freebie Alert: Get the “National Geographic Guide to Photography” with This Free PDF Download

<i>National Geographic</i> photographers are pretty much the cream of the crop when it comes to travel and adventure photography. And now you can get their …

Here’s How to Photograph the First Coast-to-Coast Total Eclipse of the Sun Since 1918

Photographers in the U.S. are in for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity on August 21st when we’ll experience a total eclipse of the sun viewable from …

Watch out, Instagram: new Polaroid app brings a nostalgic classic to your phone

Reverence for the original brand inspired two San Francisco-based Brits to bring back the magic with a modern twist: 3D moving images<p>Before everyone had a digital camera tucked inside their mobile phone, before the duck-faced selfies and sepia-toned filters of Instagram, before Flickr and Periscope …

Winners of the 2014 Monochrome Photography Awards

Fine_Art_1st_Place_Amateur_Adam_Jurgilewicz_Mono_Awards_2014<p><i>All images used with permission of the Monochrome awards.</i><p>Photographs in black and white …

Tidbit: YouTube buffering mysteries by Rich Young

Last November we did a quick exploration of 'How YouTube Works', which even with an update (on the “secret” algorithm) still left questions about …

Lytro changed photography. Now can it get anyone to care?

“Okay, can I take it out of the box now?”<p>Lytro product director Colvin Pitts wants to show me the camera he’s been working on since 2007. He cautions that it’s just an early model, then gently lifts the stark, black device out of an unmarked box. It looks like a cross between a DSLR and a …

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade - reflector, nifty 50, tripod, walk-around lens and a flash - what to look for and …

100-Year-Old Box of Negatives Discovered by Conservators in Antarctica

Almost one hundred years after a group of explorers set out across the frozen landscape of Antarctica to set up supply depots for famed explorer Sir …

These Incredible Aerial Photos of Volcanic Rivers in Iceland Look Like Paintings

It may be hard to believe at first, but the photographs in this post are just that: photographs. Though they might look like beautiful abstract …