Cameras

Your Comprehensive Guide to Photography Post-Processing Software

My recent article, 3 Alternative Post-Processing Applications that Challenge the Adobe Throne, presented just three of the many post-processing software packages available (both free and paid) that provide excellent post-processing capabilities. In this article, I’ll give you a much longer list of post-processing software. To be impartial, I’ll list the titles in alphabetical order. DXO […]

How to take Great Flower Photos without a Macro Lens

Are you interested to try some flower photography but you get discouraged by guides telling you to get a macro lens? I was too at first, but macro is not the only way to get some amazing pictures. Keep reading for some tips on how to take great flower photos without a macro lens or […]

DIY Food Photography Props on a Budget

With the rise of Instagram, every meal has become a potential subject for a photographer. We’re sharing our food through photographs like never before, and higher quality imagery gets more likes in the world of #instafood. But how do you create that styled look to your food photographs when you’re on a budget? Not everyone […]

9 Tips for Better Environmental Portraits

Good environmental portraits tell a story. At a glance you will know something about the person in the picture. The best environmental portraits will provide a lot of visual information. Kebab chef entertaining passers-by with his constant banter. Istanbul, Turkey. © Kevin Landwer-Johan Here are 9 tips to help you create more illustrative pictures of […]

DIY Photography Backlighting for Beginners

Have you ever noticed how the subject stands out in professional portraits? How about the beautiful contours of bottles and glass objects in advertising photography? Do you wonder how they do it? You can achieve these and many more effects with backlighting. Keep reading to learn what it is and how to DIY your way […]

Review: Seagate 14tb Ironwolf Disks for all of Your Photographs

The Seagate 14TB Ironwolf hard disks Recently I was offered the opportunity to try out a pair of the Seagate 14tb Ironwolf hard disks. If you have read any of my previous articles about storage, drives, and NAS (Network Attached Storage) for photographers, you’ll know one thing about me; I consider spinning media hard drives […]

Get Low and Aim High – How to Use Low-Angle Photography to Great Effect

Get Low and Aim High – How to Use Low-Angle Photography to Great Effect

One way you can make photos stand out is to compose them from an unusually low viewpoint. But why is low-angle photography so effective? Good photography is hard to define, not least because there is always an element of subjectivity in judging it. Even when you have firm ideas about what great photos look like, […]

Weekly Photography Challenge – Wrinkles

Weekly Photography Challenge – Wrinkles

This week’s photography challenge topic is WRINKLES! Linnea Sandbakk Your photos can include anything has wrinkles. It could be wrinkles on an animal, aging lines on a face or hands, wrinkles in clothing or sheets, wrinkles in paper, etc. They can be color, black and white, moody or bright. You get the picture. Have fun, and […]

The Basics of Simulating Vintage Film in Lightroom

The Basics of Simulating Vintage Film in Lightroom

Like all forms of art, photography can be a complex and contradictory medium. It’s straightforward yet complicated; personal but at the same time wholly based in exhibitionism. In recent years perhaps the weirdest and paradoxical event to happen in the world of photography is the idea of simulating film photographs with our digital photography. Think […]

How to Choose the Right Location for Your Photo Session

How to Choose the Right Location for Your Photo Session

It’s thought that clients are the ones who choose the location for their portraits, but more often than not, choosing the right location is left entirely up to the photographer. In this article, we’ll outline a simple formula to help you and your client settle on the perfect location for the session. 1. It’s not […]

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