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Clearing my mind of digital bad habits with a pinhole film camera

Digital photography created a wonderful new world of opportunities but it also changed the way we photograph, instilling in us a lot of bad habits. One of the worst effects of digital photography is to make us shoot too much and post process even more. Show More Summary

Personal Sports Equipment: Five Examples of Lighting

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How to get the “illustrative” look in your portraits

I can’t tell you how many times I get comments like “Wow this is so cool; it almost looks like a painting!” Not that I’m complaining about that whatsoever; I take it as a compliment. It’s one of my goals when creating a work of art –...Show More Summary

How to create stunning fake freckles with a toothbrush and no Photoshop

Freckles are one of those strange things in life. Many who have them try to hide them. Many who don’t absolutely adore them. Sometimes, though, you get a subject in front of your lens covered in freckles and extremely proud of them. That’s the ideal situation for a photographer who loves freckles. Show More Summary

The best LED video lighting kit you can get for $500

With as much competition as there is in today’s LED marketplace, it can be tough to know what’s worth buying. There’s so many models out there that look almost identical to each other (or are identical, but with a different brand name). Show More Summary

Amazing Wildlife and Nature Photos from Costa Rica

If you appreciate exotic wildlife and stunning landscapes, Costa Rica is location that will surely interest you. Larry Kimball and Barbara Magnuson, a married couple that has been working together for more than 25 years, have spent a great deal of time in Costa Rica, and have even written a book on the plants of the country. Show More Summary

10 beginner tips to up your photo game and improve your work

No matter how experienced we may get as photographers, there are always ways to improve. Sometimes it’s learning something new. At other times it’s simply seeing something in a new way. Occasionally, it’s just getting reminders to help us lose bad habits that might make us screw up. Show More Summary

National Beauty Styles – 19 Beautiful Vintage Photos Show Women Portraits of Nations from between the 1900s and 1910s

women of each nation has their own beauty. Check out these lovely vintage photos to see the national beauty styles from the 1900s to 1910s. Alsace-Lorraine girl, 1906 Dutch woman, 1906-14 Girl from Rattvik, province of Dalarna, Sweden, 1906-14 Greek woman, 1909 Guadeloupean woman, 1911 See more »

This photographer creates artistic landscapes using only surveillance cameras

We’ve all seen all kinds of cameras and different ways of creating very artistic photos. But I have recently discovered one of the most interesting landscape series so far. Surveillance Landscapes is a series of photos by fine art photographer Marcus DeSieno. Show More Summary

Fujinon announces two cinema zoom lenses for Sony E-mount

Fujinon has announced two new cinema zoom lenses: MK 18-55mm T2.9 and MK 50-135mm T2.9. They are fast, compact, versatile, and affordable. If you are in the “Sony team”, you may want one for your camera, as they are compatible with E-mount cameras with Super 35mm-sized sensor. Show More Summary

Sony portrait lenses: GM 70-200mm 2.8 vs. 85mm 1.4

Choosing your portrait lens is not a trivial thing. most good portrait lenses are not cheap, and they will probably serve you for a long time. Preferences may depend on budget, size, focal length, aperture and any other number of factors. Show More Summary

89 Amazing Snapshots Documented Everyday Life of Guatemala in the 1970s

These are photos that were taken over the course of three and a half years in and out of Guatemala, from January, 1976 to late May of 1979. See more »

Planet Earth II is BBC’s most cinematic series yet

When it was first broadcasted in 2006, BBC’s series Planet Earth was truly groundbreaking. And now, more than ten years later, there is its brand new sequel – Planet Earth II. It’s the most cinematic wildlife film yet. You could sit back and watch it, and feel like you’re watching a movie. Show More Summary

Review of the Polaroid PL-190 TTL Flash

Popping open the generic black carrying case of the Polaroid PL-190 TTL flash is an unimpressive endeavor. Not that these things ever are of course. The flash which slid smoothly out into my hand looked unremarkable as well; an LCD screen and a series of buttons below. Show More Summary

How to Use the Levels Tool in Photoshop

Photoshop is a pretty daunting program when you’re beginning. So this is the first in a series of articles to bring you up to speed on some of the most useful tools to you as a photographer for editing and correcting your photos. IfShow More Summary

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