10 Ways to Improve Your Photography This Year

10 Ways to Improve Your Photography This Year

These exercises can change how you see photography.

 
Candlelit Portrait: Photography Activity

Candlelit Portrait: Photography Activity

This is an indoor portrait taken in near darkness, resembling a birthday cake shot.

 
Tips For Taking Better Food Photos

Tips For Taking Better Food Photos

A good photo can make food look even more delectable than it already is.

 
The Importance of a Focal Point

The Importance of a Focal Point

A focal point is the part of an image that draws the eye.

 
 

Photography Tips & Tutorials

How to Capture Shafts of Light in Your Photos

How to Capture Shafts of Light in Your Photos

Shafts of light streaming down from the sky our through a window makes for wonderfully dramatic lighting in photography. These shafts of light, especially when you create an atmosphere using smoke or fog, can really make your images pop. The setup may appear complicated when you first try it out, but it’s not so bad once you […]

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The Top 3 Basic Portrait Photography Settings

The Top 3 Basic Portrait Photography Settings

In portrait photography, one of the main differences between a happy snapper and a professional, besides the number of years of experience and accumulated skills, is that the professional takes control of the camera settings and has a good knowledge of lighting aspects. They also understand what makes for a good composition. Professionals also tend […]

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Background Zoom Blur Tutorial for Great Portraits

Background Zoom Blur Tutorial for Great Portraits

One of the most common mistakes beginner photographers make is by concentrating too hard on their focus point or subject and neglecting the rest of their image. While the subject is an essential part of your photo, your background is just as vital. The background is an incredibly important control in your image that will guide […]

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Photographer Proposes to Girlfriend in a Darkroom

Photographer Proposes to Girlfriend in a Darkroom

With the rise in online video popularity, people all over the world have been recording and posting their elaborate marriage proposals for years. From choreographed flash mobs to personalized movie trailers, some of the most creative ideas have gone viral, touching the hearts of millions. Inspired by the love of photography he and his girlfriend share, musician […]

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Tips for Taking Portrait Photos of a Friend

Tips for Taking Portrait Photos of a Friend

Perhaps you can no longer count on your two hands the number of times you have been asked to take a friend or relative’s portrait…gratis. Maybe you are visiting someone for a few days and it comes up that your sister or cousin or friend needs a head shot for professional purposes…or just to use […]

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Tools and Tips for Still Life iPhoneography

Tools and Tips for Still Life iPhoneography

Some professional photographers are bashful to admit that they sometimes set their DSLRs aside for their iPhones. But, when push comes to shove, the portability and convenience of a camera phone is an incredibly valuable tool for any image maker to have in their arsenal. So, why not employ techniques that ensure the best images possible? Peter […]

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