5 No-Nonsense Ways to Keep Your Photos Sharp

5 No-Nonsense Ways to Keep Your Photos Sharp

Here are five things to do to ensure maximum sharpness in your images.

 
Flowers: The Perfect Photography Subject

Flowers: The Perfect Photography Subject

There is no end to the number of beautiful flowers out there ready to be photographed.

 
Bird Photography: How to Take Great Bird Photos

Bird Photography: How to Take Great Bird Photos

You can create many wonderful photo opportunities in your own backyard.

 
What is the Bokeh Effect in Photography?

What is the Bokeh Effect in Photography?

Bokeh is Japanese in origin and refers to blur or a blurry quality.

 
 

Photography Tips & Tutorials

De-Mystifying Resolution in Photography

De-Mystifying Resolution in Photography

Low resolution photos may look great on your monitor at “screen resolution”(72 ppi or pixels per inch). The small file size downloads fast and is easy to share online. Plus, you can get a lot of these images on a memory card. But photos taken on a camera’s ‘basic’ or ‘low’ quality settings don’t cut […]

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How to Photograph Wildlife for Natural Geographic (Video)

How to Photograph Wildlife for Natural Geographic (Video)

Wildlife photographer Steve Winter has enjoyed one of the most storied careers in the history of National Geographic. A former photojournalist, he began working with NatGeo in 1991 and has since won dozens of accolades and awards, including first place in the 2014 World Press Photo Awards for nature photography. In this 95-minute video, he gives a […]

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The Making of a Sports Illustrated Cover: Boston Strong Photo Shoot (Video)

The Making of a Sports Illustrated Cover: Boston Strong Photo Shoot (Video)

Following the tragedy that occurred at the 2013 Boston Marathon, Sports Illustrated and the city of Boston wanted to pay homage to the victims and their families by dedicating the cover to the event in 2014. In the video clip below, you can have a behind the scenes look into the photo shoot, which involved […]

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4 Tips for More Interesting Travel Photos

4 Tips for More Interesting Travel Photos

Everyone loves to take photos when they travel. It’s a way to maintain the memories, to share experiences with our friends and families, and, quite simply, a way to prove “I was there.” But let’s face it—not everyone is a great photographer. At one point or another, we’ve all sat through a tedious slide show […]

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Locking Hearts, Not Jaws: Photographer’s Portraits Help Change Pit Bulls’ Reputation

Locking Hearts, Not Jaws: Photographer’s Portraits Help Change Pit Bulls’ Reputation

There are certainly dangerous “bullies” in the world, but photographer Doug Sonders doesn’t believe that pit bulls and other “aggressive” dog breeds should be named among them. After adopting a pit bull mix rescue named Emma from a local animal shelter, Sonders’ desire to advocate for these so-called “bully” breeds culminated in a portrait project called Not a […]

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Photography Tips for Using Flash on a Black Background

Photography Tips for Using Flash on a Black Background

Shooting portraits against a black background makes a dramatic statement. It forces the viewer to give the subject their undivided attention, and it can give off a wide range of emotions. However, it also presents lighting challenges for photographers. In this video, photographer Joe McNally demonstrates a simple approach to these challenges: To illustrate the difficulty […]

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