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

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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How to Create Film Noir Portraits with Speedlights

How to Create Film Noir Portraits with Speedlights

Film noir is stark and often menacing look adopted in 1940s and 1950s Hollywood movies. In this video, Gavin Hoey from Adorama explains how you can set up a film noir look with speedlights and some easy-to-find props: Film Noir Lighting Setup First, Hoey sets up a speedlight behind Venetian blinds and aims it to light up […]

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Understanding Color in Photography

Understanding Color in Photography

The appropriate use of color in photography adds a dynamic element to your images that is very pleasing to the eye. The correct use of it will allow you to create photographs to be proud of. Bold colors and bright composition in your photos result in images that sell. So use color to your advantage. […]

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How to Adjust Exposure with Aperture and ISO

How to Adjust Exposure with Aperture and ISO

In the second part of this series (part 1 on exposure stops) on exposure adjustment using aperture and ISO, Joshua Cripps explains how these two parameters can be used to change the brightness of your images. He also brushes up on the definition of stops: Often when we talk about reducing the exposure by one stop or […]

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