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Top 5 Essential Photography Tips I Can’t Live Without

These are my big five photography tips which I would take with me to a desert island, the ones I can’t live without. For those who have not had the pleasure, that is a reference to the BBC Radio Four program, Desert Island Discs, which has been running for more than 70 years. Show More Summary

6 Tips for Getting Sharper Wildlife Photos With a Super Telephoto Lens

In recent years, super telephoto lenses by third-party manufacturers such as Sigma and Tamron have been made available on the market for really reasonable prices. Earlier on, photographers had no choice but to spend a huge amount in order to buy a super telephoto lens, but now these third-party lenses make it more affordable. Show More Summary

How a Short Versus Long Exposure Will Affect Your Landscape Images

The shutter speed is probably the factor which has the greatest impact on an image. By adjusting the exposure time by only a few stops, you’re able to completely change the appearance of an image. But what exposure time is best for landscape...Show More Summary

How to Make Your Own Frames and Borders Using Photoshop

Give your photos an edge! This tutorial will show you how to make your own frames and borders using Photoshop. Picture frames have been around for most of art history. This hasn’t change in our digital age. Whether you print your photo...Show More Summary

Weekly Photography Challenge – Backlighting

If you aren’t sure what backlighting is all about, check out these 18 stunning examples. Weekly Photography Challenge – Backlighting Good lighting is key to creating successful and powerful images. Backlighting is one such way to use light to your advantage. Show More Summary

18 Stunning Images of Effective Backlighting

The direction of light is so important in photography. Backlighting is one that can be tricky to handle exposure wise, but make sure a stunning image if you can nail it. Let’s have a look at these 18 images that use backlight effectively. The post 18 Stunning Images of Effective Backlighting by Darlene Hildebrandt appeared first on Digital Photography School.

25 Things I Learned as a Photography Newbie

It seems photography should be easy, buy a camera and take photos, right? Except it’s not just a camera you need, there are other accessories and things you need to know as a photography newbie. Which lens do you buy and why? What do...Show More Summary

The dPS Ultimate Guide to Photography for Beginners

  Download “The dPS Ultimate Guide to Photography for Beginners” We respect your email privacy   Photography can be a fun and rewarding thing to learn, but where do you start? How should you set up your camera, what skills should you...Show More Summary

First reports claiming that the Sony A9 has over heating issues

Most of the reports coming in about the new Sony A9 are pretty enthusiastic about it. Despite the high price tag of $4,500, it seems to be getting a lot of positive attention from Canon and Nikon flagship owners. But today, we saw two different reports claiming that the camera has overheating issues. Show More Summary

Don’t just sit there, three ideas to kick-start a photography business

[editor’s note: So, you have some time… Clients are not coming in. Instead of pouring your heart into social media, how about you do something. Here are three ideas that can kickstart a photography business. Will they work? I don’t know,...Show More Summary

The story of the film: A beginner’s guide to black and white film development

I love the immediacy of digital photography. In fact, I’m puzzled how anyone managed to gain expertise in the days of film: it takes hours, sometimes days, to get any feedback on the shot you’ve taken. By that time, I’ve usually forgotten...Show More Summary

How I created a homage to Universal studios Wolfman in Photoshop

Recently I got to work with FX makeup artist Nikoleta Tzani on a few projects. So far or collaborations have created neo-noir demons, Zombie hordes, Baba Yaga (a Slavic witch) and Recently this homage to Universal Studios Wolfman. Being...Show More Summary

Sony and Fuji just released a large amount of firmware updates for cameras and lenses

Firmware updates are kind of a mixed blessing. We like when they come out and fix issues we’ve been having or add new features. But when they come out too often, they can be a pain to keep updating. But it seems to be the way these days. Show More Summary

Read this post before buying a Leica M or a rangefinder camera

Today I want to share with you my thoughts on the Leica M and more generally the Rangefinder system. When I sold all my digital equipment to make a permanent switch to analog camera I went for a Rangefinder camera. The obvious choice for me was to buy a Leica M6 and a full set of lenses to cover a wide focal range. Show More Summary

How I shot dramatic portraits on a wonderful Icelandic landscape

My wife, Vicki, and I are full-time portrait and wedding photographers. When we aren’t shooting these things, some of our favorite concepts are creating dramatic images of people in fantastic surroundings. After years of doing this kind of work I now find it difficult to photograph landscapes without placing a human subject into the image. Show More Summary

This DIY HD drone is even smaller than the DJI Spark and weighs less than 95 grams

Sometimes, the best option is still to just build it yourself. A few months ago, we introduced you to filmmaker Robert McIntosh. He told us how he hacked up a GoPro to cut the fat and minimise its space & weight. Now, he’s had a little...Show More Summary

Conceptual photographer takes us behind the scenes on the moon’s ever changing cycle

Swedish Photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson goes all out for his creations. They take so much work that, according to his website, Johansson aims to create only six to eight new images per year. Some of you might remember his mirrored lake project from last year. Show More Summary

What is “pro gear” and do you really need it to do “pro work”?

The topic of “pro gear” comes up quite often. What is it? Does it make a difference? Will clients and other photographers look at you differently if you’re not using it? The short answer is “probably not”. It really just depends on whether the gear you’re using delivers the results you need. Show More Summary

How to professionally photograph glassware with one speedlight and a kit lens

Photographer Dustin Dolby is known for his comprehensive tutorials all of us can try out at home. After a series of excellent wine photography tutorials, he has issued the latest one – about photographing glassware with minimal gear, but professional results. Show More Summary

How to match the colors between different photos in Photoshop

What I’m going to do is I’m going to show you how to match the colors between backgrounds and objects once you’ve cut them out and combined the different photos or otherwise known as compositing. So what I’ve done here is I’ve grabbed some photographs from Adobe Stock. Show More Summary

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