Photography Tips & Tutorials5169 articles

Milky Way Panorama Photo Tutorial

Milky Way Panorama Photo Tutorial

A Milky Way panorama is the sort of image that every photographer probably wants to have in their portfolio. The more dramatic, the better. While the choice of location is up to you, there’s much more to getting a great shot. Milky Way Mike shares the basics of stitching a Milky Way panorama and other […]

Continue Reading

Film Photography: Why You Should Try It Out

Film Photography: Why You Should Try It Out

So I’m guessing not many of you are using film cameras these days. The few of you who are, good for you! This dying form of photography is still magical to me. I recently got into it again, on the sideline, and I definitely believe it’s helped me as a photographer in general. Knowing that […]

Continue Reading

Infographic: The Hidden Costs of Photographing a Wedding

Infographic: The Hidden Costs of Photographing a Wedding

When you’re a photographer, it’s only a matter of time before friends and acquaintances start asking you to do them favors—favors like photographing their weddings. And it’s tempting. You’re a good friend. You like taking pictures. And it’s just a few hours of work, right? Wrong. Before you think about working for next to nothing, […]

Continue Reading

Amazing Photography Rube Goldberg Machine

Amazing Photography Rube Goldberg Machine

Though many of you may have heard of or even seen a Rube Goldberg machine, you may not be familiar with the term. Ever seen one of those videos that starts out with a line of dominoes falling that hits a ball which in turn triggers a fan which then makes a hammer smash something? […]

Continue Reading

7 Keys for Creating Stunning Urban Landscape Photography

7 Keys for Creating Stunning Urban Landscape Photography

When thinking of landscape photography, what often comes to mind are photographs of mountainsides or desolate beaches, but landscape photography is not limited to the wilderness. With a little preparation and forethought, great landscape photographs can also be taken in urban settings. Here’s a quick primer to get you on the right track. 1. Foreground, […]

Continue Reading

A Simple Setup for Cosmetic Product Photography

A Simple Setup for Cosmetic Product Photography

Getting a classic, high-key look in product photography doesn’t have to be expensive. In the video below, photographer Dustin Dolby of Workphlo demonstrates a simple, two-light setup that’s easy both on the budget and post-production time: If you’re into product photography–particularly for cosmetics–you’ve probably seen a number of crazy setups using multiple lights, snoots, and […]

Continue Reading

Tips for Photographing Autumn Colors

Tips for Photographing Autumn Colors

Photographing autumn colors can be the most fun you have with your camera. The fall is a great time of year for photography. There are an unlimited number of sights, sounds and smells to stimulate your senses. After reading this article you should be able to pick a great subject to display and dress it […]

Continue Reading

How to Shut Off Your Inner Critic During Photo Shoots

How to Shut Off Your Inner Critic During Photo Shoots

Imagine you’re at a photo shoot. You have models waiting for instructions, clients waiting for their creatives, and then something happens. Your inner critic takes over. So much so that it becomes difficult to work with any degree of freedom. Your every move, your every change of camera setting, and your every shot is vehemently […]

Continue Reading

Wedding Photography Gig: How to Prepare

Wedding Photography Gig: How to Prepare

The role of a wedding photographer—helping to document one of the most important days of a person’s life—is very important. So it goes without saying that the job must be done well. Many of the opportunities to snap the perfect picture are fleeting and will be lost forever if missed. It’s normal to be nervous, […]

Continue Reading

Why Histograms Are So Important in Photography

Why Histograms Are So Important in Photography

So you’ve heard of histograms and been told that they’re important. But why? Steve Perry explains: What’s a Histogram? The simplest way to explain a histogram is that it’s a graphical representation of the light levels in an image. The histogram chart that you see on the back of your camera is a luminosity histogram. […]

Continue Reading

Page 3 of 51712345...102030...Last »
New! Want more photography tips? We now offer a free newsletter for photographers:

No, my photos are the best, close this forever