New Year’s Resolutions for New Photographers

New Year’s Resolutions for New Photographers

Start your new photography journey as you learn.

 
Going the Extra Mile For a Great Photo

Going the Extra Mile For a Great Photo

What sets a good photographer apart from the rest?

 
Sunset Silhouette Photography

Sunset Silhouette Photography

The key element to keep in mind is that you are adding a shape, not a person.

 
Photography Is Dead, Long Live Photography!

Photography Is Dead, Long Live Photography!

The new king is actually still the old king.

 
 

Photography Tips & Tutorials

Camera Settings and the Function Wheel

Camera Settings and the Function Wheel

Camera manufacturers continue to invent new ways to make photography easier for us. One of these ways is to have a wheel of preset functions to dial in when we encounter varied photographic situations. For most people, they either don’t fully understand what the wheel symbols mean or they simply misunderstand what they mean. Let’s […]

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How to Convert a Photo to Black & White Using Photoshop Calculations

How to Convert a Photo to Black & White Using Photoshop Calculations

The best thing about Photoshop is that there are innumerable ways of getting the exact same result. For example,if you want to convert an image into black and white, you probably know more than one way of doing it already. This trick by PiXimperfect is, however, a new one to me; it involves using Calculations […]

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Light for Photographers

Light for Photographers

Light is the essence of photography. It’s not things that we photograph, but the light they reflect. Without light, there is no photography. The way things look to us and the camera is entirely dependent on the light that reaches them. People talk about the “quality” of light, but in fact this is a combination […]

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Tips for Connecting with Photography Models

Tips for Connecting with Photography Models

For many photographers, the task of working with others can prove to be just as difficult as figuring out the the technical intricacies of a camera and its accessories. Assuming a model knows what you want without communicating is ineffective, while barking out orders to talent can easily translate to unease on and off camera. It’s […]

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Travel Photography in the Real World

Travel Photography in the Real World

Many articles discuss the best practices for travel photography, and many of them, while providing worthwhile advice, tend not to take into account the fact that conditions are not always perfect for making photographs. The sky is not always blue, the crowds of tourists do not always clear a path for you, the light is […]

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Candlelight Portraits Tutorial

Candlelight Portraits Tutorial

Have you ever tried to photograph a portrait lit only by candles? It sounds great in theory, but if you’ve tried it, you’ll probably know it doesn’t come out that well unless you’re lucky. The long shutter speeds and large apertures needed make it difficult to capture a sharp image of a model, and the […]

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