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.

 
 

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Photographic Standard: How to Critique Your Own Photos

Photographic Standard: How to Critique Your Own Photos

Intent, skill, and consistency are the same three factors that will determine your own greatness. Study the masters like Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Imogene Cunningham, and Diana Arbus and you will see these three factors again and again. But the question remains, how do you get from where you are now to that level? To that end here is a strength and weakness checklist for you to use when reviewing your own photographs.

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Asked To Check Your Camera Bag at the Gate Before Boarding? Just Say No. (Video)

Asked To Check Your Camera Bag at the Gate Before Boarding? Just Say No. (Video)

When flying, I always pack my electronics and fragile camera equipment in my carry-on luggage, with the assumption that it will be safer and treated with a little more respect than some of the checked baggage I see get tossed around and beat up by exhausted airline workers. I’m always a little panic stricken when […]

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De-Mystifying Resolution in Photography

De-Mystifying Resolution in Photography

Quick Reminder: Only a little while left! in the deal on: Topaz Detail for Tack-Sharp Photos 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 […]

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How to Photograph Wildlife for National Geographic

How to Photograph Wildlife for National Geographic

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

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

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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