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

A 10-Month Timelapse Photography Adventure Through Yosemite

A 10-Month Timelapse Photography Adventure Through Yosemite

Every year, Yosemite National Park sees more than 3.7 million visitors hike through the implacable seven-square-mile Yosemite Valley. Since it’s blessed with brilliant granite cliffs, pristine streams and ancient Giant Sequoias, you can understand why two landscape photographers, Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill, would spend 10 months hiking 200 miles for 45 solid days to produce […]

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How to Do a Nondestructive Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

How to Do a Nondestructive Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

When you use the Dodge and Burn tools found in the flyout menu of Photoshop, you may be risking your entire image. These tools are destructive, meaning they permanently modify the pixels in your image. So, if you don’t want to make any permanent modifications, you can dodge and burn nondestructively by following the instructions in […]

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Stunning Imagery & Cameraflyer Talent at Burj Khalifa Base Jump

Stunning Imagery & Cameraflyer Talent at Burj Khalifa Base Jump

Imagine if you were hired to chase two world champion base jumpers off the tallest building in the world. And the plan involved first flying away from the skyscraper and then going into a head-down orientation which increases speed and difficulty dramatically – something that had never been done before. This is a reality for Noah Bahnson […]

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The Shutter and Aperture: Let the Sun Shine In

The Shutter and Aperture: Let the Sun Shine In

In order to get a picture that has the perfect brightness, not too light or too dark, the amount of light that gets into the camera has to be controlled. One thing that controls the light in the camera is the aperture. That’s what the light has to pass through before it reaches the film. The aperture opening settings are also called F-stops. The camera’s aperture settings are actually the same principal as the function of the pupil in the human eye.

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How to Use Flash to Capture Razor Sharp Water Splash Photos

How to Use Flash to Capture Razor Sharp Water Splash Photos

Splashing water moves fast. To capture sharp photographs of it, you’ll need to have good lighting with a quick refresh time. But, when picking out your light source, don’t overlook the importance of the power pack. You need one capable of refreshing your lights in very rapid succession. In the video below, Kai works out […]

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Use Depth of Field to Make Your Photo Subject the Star

Use Depth of Field to Make Your Photo Subject the Star

We’ve discussed showing less skin and using long sleeves on our models to avoid the viewer’s eye being pulled out of the frame. Why? We want all of the viewer’s attention to be focused on our subject. We want the subject to be the undisputed star of our photo. Your background can also be a […]

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