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

Released Today: Guide to Landscape Photography Workflow & Post-Processing

Released Today: Guide to Landscape Photography Workflow & Post-Processing

Digital image capture and post-processing has totally transformed the art of landscape photography. The days of being restricted to the results made in-camera are long gone – we are now presented with a seemingly boundless array of processing options. The goal of this in-depth new eBook is to demystify the digital landscape photography workflow. It is […]

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How to Do Light Painting With a Smartphone (Video)

How to Do Light Painting With a Smartphone (Video)

While smartphone cameras have unquestionably evolved in megapixels and color quality, manual controls haven’t kept up, keeping smartphone cameras as the digital equivalent of a throwaway point-and-shoot film camera—until now. Nokia’s Lumia 1020 introduces specific ISO control, shutter delay, manual focus, and a shutter speed of up to four seconds to create some stunning examples […]

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11 Magical Photos Taken in Airports

11 Magical Photos Taken in Airports

Travel photography involves the documentation of an area’s landscape, people, cultures, customs, and history. You probably get home from a holiday with thousands of new photos ready to be examined and edited.  Next time, on your way to the perfect holiday destination, take out your camera a bit sooner— in the airport. You could capture […]

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Add Creativity to Your Portraits With a Tilt Shift Lens (Video)

Add Creativity to Your Portraits With a Tilt Shift Lens (Video)

Tilt shift lenses aren’t just for quirky landscapes and making things appear to be miniature, they can also be useful in portrait photography. Take a look at the following video to learn a few useful tips for utilizing a specialized piece of glass that you may not have considered for portraits: Using the Nikon 85mm […]

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10 Tips to Improve Your Black & White Photography

10 Tips to Improve Your Black & White Photography

In a world of color, sometimes you just can’t beat a strong black and white image. Black and white photography can be an amazing tool to conveying a mood, story, or statement to your viewers. While a color portrait can tell a story too, the absence of color in black and white imagery often presents […]

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The Basics of Reading and Harnessing Light for Photography

The Basics of Reading and Harnessing Light for Photography

Some photographers specialize in “natural light” photography and others have mastered the artificial “creative” stuff, but photographer Joe McNally does it all, and well indeed. In the following short video tutorial, McNally provides basic advice about how to read and harness available light and then integrate that natural ambient light with artificial light: McNally begins the first […]

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