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.

 
How to Create a Blurry Background

How to Create a Blurry Background

A soft focus background helps rid your photo of distractions.

 
Too Cold Outside for Photography? Think Again

Too Cold Outside for Photography? Think Again

Many photographers run for cover when the outside air temperature dips.

 
 

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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

For Glow Enhancement: the launch sale here on the new Topaz Glow ends soon 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 […]

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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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See How the Smithsonian Created a 3D Portrait of President Obama

See How the Smithsonian Created a 3D Portrait of President Obama

Back in the day, presidents were “immortalized” by having life masks created. A life mask is essentially a sculpture of a person’s head made of plaster. The Smithsonian Institution is about to change that tradition by digitally constructing a model with a 3D printer: The trick is that the 3D model is an exact copy […]

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What Makes Some Photographs Better Than Others?

What Makes Some Photographs Better Than Others?

Art is so subjective that there is no correct answer to this question. But there are some things that can help you analyze a photograph. I find it interesting that the majority of people can tell the difference between an average and a great photo and choose the ‘better’ one, but they struggle to articulate […]

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