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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The Story Behind the World’s Most Viewed Photo

The Story Behind the World’s Most Viewed Photo

Believe it or not, the world’s most viewed photograph was created on a whim. You may not recognize the image by its name, “Bliss,” but you’ll know it when you see it. Viewed by over a billion people since it became Windows XP’s default desktop image, “Bliss” has long been the subject of speculation as many doubted […]

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3 Reasons to Use Old Camera Lenses

3 Reasons to Use Old Camera Lenses

I know it. You know it. Everyone knows it. Technology moves fast–almost frustratingly fast. Everyone also has that one story about their new and ludicrously expensive computer, TV, or camera, only to find out that within six months it isn’t all that new or expensive. We can’t all keep up with the rat race. In […]

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Can You Photograph Sound? An Introduction to Schlieren Flow Visualization

Can You Photograph Sound? An Introduction to Schlieren Flow Visualization

Ever wonder what sound looks like? To many, that may sound impossible, but thanks to the science behind the Schlieren Flow Visualization it’s possible to photograph the movement of sound waves. These sound waves–not to be confused with the computer generated graphics we are all familiar with, travel at a speed of 761 mph—the speed […]

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How to Use Off-Camera Lighting for Wedding Photography

How to Use Off-Camera Lighting for Wedding Photography

Wedding photography may very well be one of the hardest and most stressful of the photography careers. You are not only out there trying to perfect your art, coming up with creative ways to capture the pure joy of the day, but you have to please the bride, the groom, and sometimes most importantly, the […]

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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

How to Do Light Painting With a Smartphone

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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