Winter Photography Tips for Ice, Rain, and Snow

Winter Photography Tips for Ice, Rain, and Snow

Here we cover ideas for overcoming the winter photo doldrums.

 
The Pros and Cons of Watermarking Your Photos

The Pros and Cons of Watermarking Your Photos

Watermarking your images will not protect them from thieves.

 
How to Take Better Photos of Christmas Lights

How to Take Better Photos of Christmas Lights

I've focused on the tree, but these concepts will work for most any lighting display.

 
Short Lighting for Portrait Photography

Short Lighting for Portrait Photography

The positioning of lights is by no means an exact science.

 
 

Photography Tips & Tutorials

Food Photography: Recipe for a Great Image

Food Photography: Recipe for a Great Image

Of all the types of photography that I am involved with, I seem to get more questions about food photography than just about everything else combined. I appreciate that not everyone who drives a car wants to know how the engine works so—with that principle in mind—I have prepared this checklist that should yield a […]

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Photographer Uses Wet Plate Process to Create True Self Portraits

Photographer Uses Wet Plate Process to Create True Self Portraits

Recently I wrote an article about tintype photography. Today I’m writing about its brother process: wet plate. The photographer who makes this happen? Ian Ruhter: I’m excited to see people bringing “ancient” techniques back to life. Photography often isn’t all about the final product and the model. More often than not the process of creating […]

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Rollerblading Photographer Takes Motorcycle Photo Shoot to a Dangerous Level

Rollerblading Photographer Takes Motorcycle Photo Shoot to a Dangerous Level

Commercial and editorial photographer Matthew Jones has been shooting motorcycles and bikers for years, but for the photo session featured in the following video, he elevates his work to a whole new level. Instead of riding alongside the motorcycle in a vehicle or on the back of another bike, Jones straps on a pair of freshly oiled rollerblades: […]

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Light Painting Photography Tutorial

Light Painting Photography Tutorial

Photography is a way to be creative. Whether it be by taking regular landscape photographs or making surreal and abstract images. Another fun technique you can try is light painting. The gist of light painting is, well you guessed it, to paint with light. This article will tell you how it works, what kinds of […]

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How to Use the Magic Hour to Improve Your Photography

How to Use the Magic Hour to Improve Your Photography

For those who don’t know, the “magic hour” is that part of the day when the sun is rising or setting. Most landscape photographers wait for this time of the day in order to get better results in their landscape shots. In this video, Corey Rich elaborates a bit on how he takes advantage of […]

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6 Easy DIY Photography Gifts for Last Minute Shoppers

6 Easy DIY Photography Gifts for Last Minute Shoppers

The holidays are upon us, and I don’t know about you, but some of us scatterbrained artist-types are pretty last-minute shoppers. If you’re in that group, the folks over at The Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) have some quick and easy DIY photography ideas for you in the following video: Iron On Photograph How to make […]

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