How to Critique Your Own Photos

How to Critique Your Own Photos

Intent, skill, and consistency are the factors for greatness.

 
Learning to See in Black & White

Learning to See in Black & White

You can make successful mono images in any light.

 
How to Choose the Right Focus Mode

How to Choose the Right Focus Mode

Needle sharp focusing is at the heart of excellent photos.

 
10 Macro Photography Subject Ideas

10 Macro Photography Subject Ideas

Take a fresh look at ordinary objects.

 
 

Photography Tips & Tutorials

How to Take Great Nature Photos

How to Take Great Nature Photos

“We cannot command nature except by obeying her.” –Francis Bacon Whether you’re taking a picture of a geranium in your backyard garden or a grizzly bear in the Rocky Mountains, capturing a great photo outdoors means working with Mother Nature, and not trying to impose your photographic will upon her. So many factors come into […]

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What is a Film Plane Indicator on a DSLR Camera? (Video Tutorial)

What is a Film Plane Indicator on a DSLR Camera? (Video Tutorial)

Ever wonder about that strange symbol on your DSLR’s casing? The one with the circle and the horizontal line through it? No, it’s not the alchemical symbol for salt. It actually has significance more related to video recording than to stills, but it can be useful in some photography applications. Here to explain more is […]

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Tips for Using Patterns in Photography

Tips for Using Patterns in Photography

Patterns are basically just repeated shapes, objects or colors either ordered in precise formations or just random designs scattered across a scene. The important thing about patterns is that they create images that are very pleasing to the eye and add a new dimension to your photos. Patterns can be found everywhere in our world, […]

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Why You Should Limit Your Color Palette in Photography

Why You Should Limit Your Color Palette in Photography

When composing a photograph, you pay attention to how you want to place your elements in the frame. Along with placement of subject, the choice of colors is important, too. Images with too many colors can get busy and distracting. On the other hand, images with a minimalist approach to color can stand out and […]

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How to Use Exposure Settings Creatively

How to Use Exposure Settings Creatively

Before pressing the shutter on your camera, you have to make many choices regarding exposure (i.e. aperture, shutter speed, and ISO). In theory, there are various technically correct exposure settings, but which is the best creative exposure? Have you thought of the validity of your subject before setting the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO? If […]

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Abandoned Building Photography Tutorial: 11 Tips

Abandoned Building Photography Tutorial: 11 Tips

Abandoned buildings can be a great source of images that portray broken emotional connection and also the power of time. However, there is a certain level of preparation and precautionary measures to take into consideration. Photographer James Kerwin with COOPH presents 11 useful tips and tricks to photograph abandoned buildings in the following video: Before starting […]

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