5 Things You Can Change to Take Better Pictures

5 Things You Can Change to Take Better Pictures

There are some things you can do to improve your photographic skills.

 
Simple Tips for Better Portraits

Simple Tips for Better Portraits

There is an art to taking good pictures of people.

 
Tips for Flower Photography

Tips for Flower Photography

A well-planned photograph will enrich your life with a flower's beauty forever.

 
Learning to See in Black & White

Learning to See in Black & White

You can make successful mono images in any light.

 
 

Photography Tips & Tutorials

How to Define Yourself as a Photographer

How to Define Yourself as a Photographer

There comes a point in time when you will need to decide what type of photography you like and the specific genres you want to focus on. Most of us start out as generalists, shooting anything and everything that tickles our fancies. But eventually you need to decide on what type of photographer you are […]

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How to Get Rid of Color Cast in Flash Photography

How to Get Rid of Color Cast in Flash Photography

When working with flash, one technique is to bounce it off the walls and ceiling instead of pointing it directly at the subject. This method prevents harsh shadows and hot spots. However, color cast can be a real issue if you’re not careful. As the flash bounces off the walls, the color of the wall […]

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Integrating a Bed Sheet with Long Exposure Light Painting

Integrating a Bed Sheet with Long Exposure Light Painting

Light painting allows you to express the artist within you. This is a form of photography wherein you can create an image as you imagine. The space around you becomes a blank canvas and the light source is your brush. Light painting expert Jason Rinehart¬†demonstrates how you can create amazing long exposure light painting effects […]

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Why You Should Turn Off the Built-In Flash on Your Camera Right Now

Why You Should Turn Off the Built-In Flash on Your Camera Right Now

We’ve all gone to sporting events and seen the audience cameras flashing two hundred or more yards distant from the action on the field. The truth is that they are all wasting their time and batteries. Sure, they will get some passable pictures, but that will be from the stadium lights. A camera flash cannot […]

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How to Use a Mirror for Creative Portrait Photography

How to Use a Mirror for Creative Portrait Photography

Work gets tough for photographers when there are shiny surfaces involved. Mirrors, for example, cause glare and produce stray light. But when used carefully, mirrors can make for great images. Photographer Daniel Norton from Adorama demonstrates how you can use a mirror creatively for a portrait shoot: Lighting Setup For the purpose of this photo […]

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Landscape Photography with a Telephoto Lens: 5 Reasons to Try

Landscape Photography with a Telephoto Lens: 5 Reasons to Try

When we think of landscape photography, the lens of choice is almost always on the wider side. Wider lenses allow you to include more of the scene in the shot. But photographer Jay P. Morgan has some other ideas. He proposes the idea of using a telephoto zoom lens for landscape photography and gives¬†five reasons […]

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