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How to do High-Speed Photography – the Fundamentals

What is high-speed photography? High-speed photography is capturing the moments that happen in a fraction of time which you can’t see with the naked eye, like a bursting balloon or a splash of water. This photography is different from other kinds because it requires almost 1/20,000th of a second exposure time to freeze these moments. Show More Summary

Review: Nikon D7500 with 18-140mm Kit Lens

The 7000 series of cameras from Nikon have been very popular since they were first introduced in 2010. It is a mid-range camera in their lineup but sits at the top end of the amateur level cameras. As with many of these cameras the new...Show More Summary

Review of Macphun’s Aurora HDR 2018

HDR, or High Dynamic Range, photography is a technique that has been around for decades but really started making waves in the modern digital imaging scene around 2005. It involves combining multiple exposures of a picture, usually taken...Show More Summary

How to Plan a Street Photography Shoot When Traveling

Street photography is normally a very open and free-form photography genre, but sometimes because we are traveling it’s better to plan a shoot rather than relying on luck. Fortune, they say, favors the prepared, and when all you have...Show More Summary

Enter to Win Corel PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate

Win a $500 gift card and a Corel software package – PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate, AfterShot Pro 3, VideoStudio Ultimate X10 and ParticleShop. Boom! Enter the Corel “Colors of Fall” photography contest today! Over the last few years here...Show More Summary

How to do a Themed Photo Walk to Break out of a Photography Rut

In simple terms, the more photographs you take, the more experience you gain. As they say, “the more the clicks, the better the pics”. It seems like an inevitable formula, right? But like many things, it’s easier said than done. Maintaining a constant flow of photographic material, let alone inspiration is hard work. Show More Summary

Tips for Why and How to do Wildlife Photography at Eye-Level

Wildlife photography is all about creating a connection with the subject and with your audience. One of the key components of your wildlife images is how well they capture the audience’s attention. One of the most effective ways to do that is to try and get down and shoot at eye-level with the subject. Show More Summary

Review and Field Test of G-Technology G-Drive ev ATC Portable Hard Drives

As photographers, keeping our data safe is of the utmost importance. Being able to trust your hard drives to work and survive all types of conditions and hardships is something to consider. As a wildlife photographer, I often find myself...Show More Summary

5 Non-Gear Related Ways to Improve Your Work and Take Better Photos

I have lost track of the number of times I have heard complete strangers compliment me on having a great fancy camera that takes “great pictures”. Initially, I used to be quick to the defense and try and get a word in on how I am a professional...Show More Summary

Using Lightroom Alongside Photoshop: Working with Smart Objects

What software do you use to process your digital images? As of the writing of this article, Adobe Lightroom sports over 1.4 million Likes on their official Facebook page. And Photoshop? That Facebook page is pushing 7.7 million Likes. Show More Summary

Weekly Photography Challenge – Landscape

Weekly Photography Challenge – Landscape Landscape is one of the most popular genres of photography. So it should be easy to participate in this week’s photography challenge. Show us your favorite landscape photos, use all your skills and techniques to make the best images possible. Show More Summary

Video: 10 Hot Tips for Better Landscape Photography

Do you enjoy landscape photography and want to take your work to the next level? Here are 10 hot tips to help you do that. 10 Landscape Photography Tips Recap of the tips Planning is key – How to Find the Best Locations for Landscape Photography Location – arrive early to be prepared. Show More Summary

5 Key Elements that Directly Impact the Quality of Your Photography

We all want to make better photos. But how do we improve? What are we striving for? Here are five elements to consider, whatever our chosen subject may be, that directly impact the quality of your photography. Great lighting + careful exposure. Show More Summary

Don’t Fear Photo Post-Processing – Shooting is Only the First Part of the Image Creation Process

You have just bought your new bright shiny camera and you are sure that it is just the thing that will help you create better images. You’re shooting JPG with the camera’s automatic program modes, but you’re not getting the results you wanted. Show More Summary

How to Understand Reflected Versus Incident Light and Get More Accurate Exposures

Do you ever get under or overexposed photos when you use your camera’s light meter? Do you get frustrated that even in auto-mode you can’t get the correct exposure? That’s because there are two different type of light to deal with when taking a photo. Show More Summary

How to do Clamshell Lighting: A Reliable Two Light Setup

When it comes to lighting, there is an infinite choice on how you can light your portrait subjects. That’s great and it’s addicting, but when you are starting out it can also be overwhelming. To counter the inevitable information overload...Show More Summary

Tips for Minimalist Photography in an Urban Environment

Minimalism gained traction in America in the 1960s with links to the Japanese traditional culture of Zen Philosophy. As a reaction against the whims of abstract expressionism, artists like Sol LeWitt, Frank Stella, and Mark Rothko experimented with stripped back processes and imagery, exposing the bare bones of visual art. Show More Summary

3 Ways Luminar May Cure Some of Your Post-Processing Headaches

Lately, I’ve been playing around with Luminar by Macphun. I’ve found that this program reduces the number of my editing headaches. I’ll share a bit of my experience with it, and you can see if it can help solve some of your headaches or challenges as well. Show More Summary

Tips for Dealing with Your Frustrations as a Photographer

Feel stuck? Frustrated? Feel like you want to hang up the camera, or that you’ll never make it as a photographer? Those feelings are terrible I know, you feel like you’re in a prison from which you will never break out. But take heart,...Show More Summary

5 Top Value Lenses for Getting Started in Wildlife Photography

Getting started in wildlife photography is one of the more expensive genres of the photo industry. The lenses and cameras that are often in the bags of pros are more often than not in the higher tier price brackets. However, to get started...Show More Summary

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