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How to Create a Rim Light Effect Using Photoshop

Lighting is a huge integral part of a movie’s success. The same applies to photography. It’s all about the light or lack of it to create the drama in an image. Rim lighting, as the term suggests, is also called edge or back lighting....Show More Summary

Review of the New Flagship DX Camera – The Nikon D500

Everyone thinks they need a full frame camera but are they really that much better? Most people feel the only reason they have cropped sensor cameras is because they can’t afford a full frame one. Then you have to wonder why Nikon have produced one that is not full frame and comes with an expensive price tag. Show More Summary

5 Tips for Capturing Everyday Moments in Your Family’s Life

Lifestyle photography and the art of everyday photography is about documenting your daily life. This could include capturing your baby’s toothless smile, his/her first steps, the way they hold their hair or twirl their dress, first time...Show More Summary

The Myths and Realities of Becoming a Professional Photographer

As a professional photographer, I think the number one mistake for aspiring pros is to fall for certain myths about the craft and career. In this article, we’ll look at some of the myths and realities of being a professional photographer. Show More Summary

7 Vital Tips to Improve Your Candid Street Photography

If people watching is in your nature, you owe it to yourself to try some street photography. It can be addicting, and the fleeting moments you can capture will be one of a kind. It is a genre of photography similar to fishing. The more...Show More Summary

When is the Right Time to Upgrade Camera Gear?

Knowing when to upgrade camera gear can be a little tricky. Picking the right time to upgrade is about knowing who you are as a photographer, and who you want to become. What makes upgrading tricky is the pace at which technology advances. Show More Summary

10 Tips to Help Photographers Avoid Back Problems

Studies state that one time or another, about 80% of the world population experiences some kind of back problems or pain. This is either due to nerve and muscular problems, degenerative disc disease, arthritis or some kind of trauma....Show More Summary

How to Use Photoshop to Create Milestone Photos of Babies

Buried deep in my parents’ basement are boxes of slides with pictures of my siblings and I, when we were kids, all taken with my dad’s Minolta DSLR that has long since been lost to the ages. I have a few scans of those early photos but...Show More Summary

How to Make a Low Key Portrait Step by Step

What does low key mean? In a world where the crisp, clean, high key shot dominates, it’s great to see a return to the low key portrait. In comparison to the high key image, where most of the tones are above (lighter than) 50% grey, the...Show More Summary

How to use your exposure settings for creative effect

Whether you’re shooting photography or video, film or digital, exposure generally boils down to three elements in your camera. ISO, aperture and shutter speed. All three of these things will affect your exposure, how bright the image is. Show More Summary

How to create a strong focal point and manage attention inside your photographs

Focal point is a term that photographers and photography blogs throw around continually. “Create a focal point,” it’s said, “it should be the first and last place the eye goes in your image.” That’s true, of course, but like most important things it’s easier said than done. Show More Summary

This is not a new Sony mirrorless camera, it’s a USB charging station

This is either the silliest or coolest looking USB charger I’ve ever seen. I haven’t quite decided yet. USB chargers are a part of everyday life. Whether it’s for our phones, tablets, or even some cameras, we just can’t escape them.Show More Summary

Daily Life: January 2017

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from Serbia, East Timor, Portugal, Germany, United States, and other countries from around the world. -- By Lloyd YoungPuli Gin-Gin runs in the snow in its garden in Lautertal, southern Germany, on Jan. 5. Pulis are Hungarian sheepdogs and rarely seen in Germany. (Michael Probst/Associated Press)

Offroaders: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Franklin touring car." Some of the ladies last glimpsed here. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Before Photoshop: Here Are 7 Popular Photographic Tricks, Hoaxes, and Fads from the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

You know the old cliché: The camera doesn’t lie. But that wasn’t true even before computers made it possible to alter reality with the click of a mouse. As soon as photography came onto the scene—offering an unprecedented opportunity to record the world—people figured out how to use this new technology to distort the world for fun and profit. Show More Summary

20 Rarely Seen Photos of Los Angeles Rock Bands From the Late 1970s to the 1980s

Rock genres collided in 1980s Los Angeles, creating a kaleidoscope of sounds unmatched by any other city for its variety. The terrain of Southern California, by its very diverse nature, spawned likewise diverse talent. The beach communities,...Show More Summary

How to create great portraits using only one light overhead

Creating a soft and dramatic image doesn’t require too many complicated settings and gear. In this short video, photographer Jeff Rojas will show you how to do it with a minimalistic approach. All he uses to create wonderful, dramatic portraits is one light placed overhead. Show More Summary

How I lost faith in micro four thirds and switched to Sony mirrorless

If you’re thinking about moving to micro four thirds or buying the E-M1 Mark II… maybe read this first, it may actually save you money down the line. For the past year and a half I have been shooting both the top of the range MFT and A7RII on professional assignments. Show More Summary

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