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.

 
Holiday Party Photo Ideas

Holiday Party Photo Ideas

Use photos to show and tell people about your holiday traditions, whatever you celebrate.

 
 

Photography Tips & Tutorials

Catchlight Tutorial for Portrait Photographers

Catchlight Tutorial for Portrait Photographers

If you pay close attention to portraits taken by professionals, you will notice one thing they have in common. The subjects’ eyes sparkle. Catchlights are the lights reflected off of the subject’s eyes. They’re important because they add life to an image. Without catchlights, a portrait looks dull and lifeless. Michael Corsentino discusses everything you […]

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Photography Zoom Effect: Racking the Lens

Photography Zoom Effect: Racking the Lens

A zoom effect, in photography terms, is an effect in an image that looks like the subject is moving either toward you or away from you with lines of motion. It’s also known as racking the lens. The information in this article pertains to creating this look in-camera and not the post production technique (in […]

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High Speed Photography Techniques with a Smartphone Camera

High Speed Photography Techniques with a Smartphone Camera

High speed photography is dynamic, captivating, and a lot easier to pull off than you may think. All it takes to get awesome shots that freeze motion is some patience and a smartphone: Before we get too far, there are a few things you can do to ensure you get the best results possible: Supplementary […]

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Photography Tips for Snow Scenes and Storms

Photography Tips for Snow Scenes and Storms

In this article on photography tips for solving the photo doldrums, we’ll cover two more of water’s cold season photo ops: snow scenes and snow storms. Snow Scenes After the snow has just fallen, scenery can be beautiful, before the snow gets marred with footprints and tire tracks. Snow scenes are especially beautiful to see […]

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Why You Need to Slow Down With Your Photography

Why You Need to Slow Down With Your Photography

Today’s cameras are capable and fast. And the world around you moves fast, too. Does this mean you ought to work as quickly as possible to produce results? Not necessarily. Photographer David Bergman from Adorama discusses why slowing down can help you become a better photographer: If you just keep moving and shooting, you may […]

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How to Lighten Dark Photos in Luminar: Quick Tutorial

How to Lighten Dark Photos in Luminar: Quick Tutorial

Related note: only a little while left for the Pre-order Sale on Luminar 3 with Libraries We’ve all been there. You come back from your latest photo trip, eagerly upload your images to your computer, and then realize that they’re just too dark! Photos that are too dark, or underexposed, but are otherwise good used […]

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