Camera Aperture Basics

Camera Aperture Basics

Aperture refers to the size of the camera's lens diaphragm.

 
The Art of Photographing Children

The Art of Photographing Children

Children are the most wonderful subjects to photograph.

 
Composition Guidelines for Great Photography

Composition Guidelines for Great Photography

It's about grabbing the attention of the viewer and taking them on a journey.

 
Water Surface and Waterfall Photography Tips

Water Surface and Waterfall Photography Tips

A common element in many waterfall pictures is the silky smooth water surface.

 
 

Photography Tips & Tutorials

8 Tips for Shooting the Best Documentary-Style Wedding Portraits

8 Tips for Shooting the Best Documentary-Style Wedding Portraits

Want to know the secrets to revealing the intimate moments behind every “I do”? Get eight pro tips for creating perfectly lit, romantic portraits. Plus, see here for your chance to take award-winning photographer Kirsten Lewis’ online Craftsy class, Documentary-Style Wedding Portraits (a $59.99 value), and develop your signature style as you learn how to […]

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F-Stops Explained in Under 2 Minutes

F-Stops Explained in Under 2 Minutes

Are you perplexed by the tiny numbers marked on your camera lens? Do you wonder what they are or what they do? They’re called f-stops and they refer to the opening of the lens, known as the aperture, which allows light to enter the camera. Each number indicates a measurement of the size of the […]

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New: The Essential Guide to Black and White Photography

New: The Essential Guide to Black and White Photography

Black & white photos can be truly remarkable, but equally challenging. There’s no color, no warmth, no cold, and none of the beauty or ugliness that color can bring. This new eBook is designed to cover the special skills and setup needed to shoot successfully in black and white, how to process your black and white […]

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How to Shape Light to Photograph the Character of Your Subject

How to Shape Light to Photograph the Character of Your Subject

Have you ever wanted to add a more dramatic mood to your portraits? One where the lines of the face remain unsoftened and the ridges and wrinkles in the face are preserved? In the video below, Joe McNally describes how to shape light to get a moodier, more character-driven portrait: Sometimes the key to maintaining […]

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How to Create Beautiful Family Wedding Photos That Clients Will Love (and Buy)

How to Create Beautiful Family Wedding Photos That Clients Will Love (and Buy)

If you were to ask photographers to describe shooting a wedding in just one word, many of them might answer thusly: “Hectic!” Wedding photographers are usually only allotted several minutes here and there to capture beautiful candid moments among cherished loved ones before the ceremony and during the reception. For the less-experienced photographer, success on […]

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New Stop Motion Film Features Awesome Long Exposure Photography

New Stop Motion Film Features Awesome Long Exposure Photography

Now that timelapse has taken over the Internet, stop motion has kind of become the underdog of photography and filmmaking. But this new video directed by Mikey Please is hoping to change that. Marilyn Myller, an award winning short film, was made using stop motion techniques and features some great in-camera light painting, too: The […]

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