The flash unit is a very sophisticated device, yet very valuable to the outdoor photographer. Sometimes nature just does not provide the best light and using flash can improve it. Whether you need flash in combination with the natural light or need to create light where there isn’t any, this book is designed to cover […]
Extreme Photography: Climbing the World’s Tallest Building
An quest into the sky for unusual and unique photographic perspectives.
How to Define Yourself as a Photographer
There comes a point in time when you will need to decide what type of photography you like.
What Are “Stops” in Digital Camera Settings?
Probably one of the most misunderstood terms in beginner photography is "stop"
Photography Tips & Tutorials
As photographers, we want to capture the things in life that are closest to our hearts. Often, to find that perfect mix of passion, love and beauty, we have to go out searching for it. But sometimes, if we’re lucky, the chance to photograph something that we love so much, something that just inspires us […]
Candy Glass Productions has given the dime-a-dozen timelapse video a whole new twist—literally. Check out their recently released hyperlapse presentation (which they’re calling “Spinning a Mountain”) below. It offers a 360-degree view of Oregon’s majestic Mt. Hood: To get the 360-degree spinning effect, a team of photographers hiked to 30 different locations around the mountain, taking […]
We are very excited that PictureSocial, the photography network, is rapidly approaching the 1 million photos uploaded mark and our admins have been looking through the hundreds of thousands of truly stunning photos that were uploaded this year. With careful consideration, we chose these as the year’s best. This is a list of some of […]
Using strobes outside is one way to create drama in your photographs. By adding artificial light to your scene, you can include a background that utilizes ambient light without sacrificing the quality of light on your subject. But sometimes it’s difficult to determine how exactly to light your subject to get specific results. Joe McNally […]
Environmental portraits are most often shot in expected places. Chefs are pictured in kitchens, artists are photographed in their studios, and athletes are captured during their competitions. To increase the impact of their images, however, commercial photographers sometimes look for ways to photograph their subjects in unexpected settings. In this light-hearted concept shoot with some […]