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  • Today I received my new Case Logic camera case (SLRC-206 model). This particular model is a backpack style with many innovative features including a drop-resistant hammock, laptop compartment & more.

    My Review of the Case Logic SLRC-206 Camera Backpack

    My Review of the Case Logic SLRC-206 Camera Backpack

    by philli0

  • While journalists tend to focus on telling stories through words, taking some time to capture a compelling photograph can make a story come alive.

    Tips for Taking Great Newspaper Photos

    Tips for Taking Great Newspaper Photos

    by Stacey Foster1

  • Photographing insects and spiders is both a fascinating and scary experience. For many people, it is as much an exercise in overcoming fear as it is in capturing a great photo.

    How to Take Great Insect and Spider Photos

    How to Take Great Insect and Spider Photos

    by Kymberly Fergusson13

  • Are you overwhelmed by the choice of digital SLR lenses? Follow this guide to make your choices easy and painless, and avoid costly wrong purchases!

    Which DSLR Lens Should I Get?

    Which DSLR Lens Should I Get?

    by Kymberly Fergusson3

  • If you've been doing photography a while, you might find yourself in a rut, repeatedly shooting what you're comfortable with. Sometimes it's good to look at the innovative work of others to help spur our creative juices!

    6 Unique Instagram Photographers You Should Be Following

    6 Unique Instagram Photographers You Should Be Following

    by Julian Liby0

  • Do you have summer photography sessions scheduled this year? Make your photographs complete with fun props, accessories, and backdrops for infants, children, couples, and families.

    Summer Photography: Props and Photo Ideas

    Summer Photography: Props and Photo Ideas

    by Rose Clearfield19

  • In this tutorial, I will go through the main equipment, software and advice you will need to take stunning photos of the moon in its best moments.

    The Ultimate Guide to Photograph the Moon

    The Ultimate Guide to Photograph the Moon

    by Ignacio de la Fuente3

  • The sunlight shining on the water droplets clinging onto an unidentified conifer after an early morning rainfall produced a radiant subject for a photographic study.

    Photographing a Spruce After the Rain

    Photographing a Spruce After the Rain

    by Simon Lam2

  • Len Rapoport International Press Association President and publisher of IMPress Magazine shows you how to take truly amazing photos with an inexpensive 50mm lens for your DSLR camera. You will learn how to get amazing Bokeh, the soft out of focus background, in your portraits and that means true professional results.

    Take Amazing Photos With Beautiful Bokeh With an Inexpensive 50mm Lens

    Take Amazing Photos With Beautiful Bokeh With an Inexpensive 50mm Lens

    by Len Rapoport20

  • Every year thousands of photographs are submitted to pictorial photographic exhibitions by entrants who hope that their pictures will be considered good enough to be accepted for hanging. The experts chosen by the organizers to perform the task of...

    Photo Contest Judging Criteria

    Photo Contest Judging Criteria

    by RenePogel0

  • Sometimes I take my camera, and I don't know what to do with it. I just really want to take a nice picture! Is this where you are right now? Check out my 100 ideas to beat "photographer's block!"

    50 Ideas to Beat "Photographer's Block"

    50 Ideas to Beat "Photographer's Block"

    by Marco Arista1

  • Your camera doesn't know what "white" looks like. Want to know how to teach it and take much better pictures? Come on in, let me tell you!

    Photography: White Balancing Tutorial

    Photography: White Balancing Tutorial

    by Marco Arista1

  • Taking photographs at night can be a challenge worth pursuing. There are numerous opportunities to capture images that are otherwise unavailable during the day.

    Taking the Struggle out of Night Photography

    Taking the Struggle out of Night Photography

    by Chris Morris0

  • Taking starry night photos of the Milky Way is one of the more satisfying nighttime photography projects. This tutorial will teach the basics of taking images of the stars with a digital camera.

    Photographing the Milky Way

    Photographing the Milky Way

    by Chris Morris0

  • When photographing yourself or your family, have you noticed that some women look fabulous all the time and others (possibly yourself) just take terrible pictures? Here is why.

    Tricks for Photographing Women

    Tricks for Photographing Women

    by Denise McGill23

  • Long exposure photography gives photos that silky smooth, smeared look that you find with moving subjects. Using a neutral density filter enables the photographer to achieve that result

    Long Exposure Photography for Silky Photo Effects

    Long Exposure Photography for Silky Photo Effects

    by Chris Morris0

  • I will cover how to use Gimp 2.8 to improve your photographs using basic editing techniques to adjust the color, contrast, and sharpness. This is an art as much as it is a technical process. It is a blending of using a linear process and intuition.

    How to Edit Your Photographs Using GIMP 2.8

    How to Edit Your Photographs Using GIMP 2.8

    by Chris Mercer0

  • Every photographer will at some point have to deal with low light situations. Mastering the camera and image composition in low light photography provides a challenge for getting a sharp image.

    Successful Low Light Photography

    Successful Low Light Photography

    by Chris Morris2

  • There are some differences in how we see things, colors, shapes, textures and everything around us and how these same things are seen by a camera sensor and translated into photographs

    Your Eyes VS the Camera

    Your Eyes VS the Camera

    by Luis E Gonzalez2

  • Setting the camera bulb mode provides numerous opportunities for creative long exposure photography. Photographing lightning, night sky photography, and light painting are possible through bulb mode.

    Creative Long Exposure Photography Using Bulb Mode

    Creative Long Exposure Photography Using Bulb Mode

    by Chris Morris0

  • This fall make your photography sessions complete with fun props, accessories, and backdrops. There are ideas here for babies, children, couples, and families including maternity and wedding options.

    Fall Autumn Photography Props and Photo Shoot Ideas

    Fall Autumn Photography Props and Photo Shoot Ideas

    by Rose Clearfield19

  • To start a photography business you need the ability to take pictures of family that people love, a few business skills and a heap of passion. I'll show money is not needed for a successful start-up.

    How to Start a Photography Business With No Money

    How to Start a Photography Business With No Money

    by John Lyons10

  • Photography is not just a modern-day necessity, it can be an addiction! Sarah shares her ongoing experience with her favorite addiction: amateur photography. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to enjoy capturing the images you love. From kids to pets to nature, creating a living journal through photography is a project that will continue to reward you for years to come.

    PHOTOGRAPHY: A Living Palette

    PHOTOGRAPHY: A Living Palette

    by Sarah Jackson118

  • Overlay Mode is one of the most used Layer Mods in GIMP 2.8. Learn how to edit your photos in minutes and improve contrast using Overlay Layer Mode.

    How to Use Overlay Layer Mode in GIMP 2.8

    How to Use Overlay Layer Mode in GIMP 2.8

    by Dina Blaszczak0

  • If you are looking for beautiful images to include in your articles or designs and you don’t wish to buy it to use just once, here you can choose any of the 13 websites with free stock photos that...

    13 Sites to Get Fabulous Free Stock Images

    13 Sites to Get Fabulous Free Stock Images

    by Diana1

  • Starting tips to enjoy your Diana camera and take great photos. No more disappointment once your film is developed!

    Lomography Diana: Starting Tips

    Lomography Diana: Starting Tips

    by Rosangela Frita1

  • So how do you safely take a photo of this eclipse? Well you really need a few pieces of gear to be safe and get the best image possible.

    Photographing a Solar Eclipse

    Photographing a Solar Eclipse

    by Luis E Gonzalez8

  • Shooting in manual mode may seem difficult at first, but it really isn't once you understand what affects exposure. Manual mode also gives you greater control of the kinds of photos you can take.

    How to Shoot in Manual Mode

    How to Shoot in Manual Mode

    by Simon Lam0

  • Where do you start to painting a landscape? Plan it out using a limited gray scale of three values. Gives you flexibility to adjust composition, create interesting shapes, and establish tonal values.

    Grayscale and Tonal Values

    Grayscale and Tonal Values

    by Judy Filarecki18

  • Whether you are new to photography or have been shooting for a while, come learn the truth behind 10 common photography myths.

    10 Common Myths About Photography

    10 Common Myths About Photography

    by Cholee Clay18

  • A halftone is a reproduction of a photograph or other continuous tone picture, in which only various-sized dots of black ink or ink of a single shade is used to connote color differences.

    Halftone

    Halftone

    by RenePogel0

  • This is a review of Konica Minolta Maxxum SLR (film camera) lenses and their compatibility with the Sony Alpha, Sony Nex and Sony Alpha Nex E-Mount line of DSLR (digital) cameras.

    Minolta Maxxum Lenses Compatible With Sony DSLRs

    Minolta Maxxum Lenses Compatible With Sony DSLRs

    by Chris Mills13

  • Selling photographs in either digital or print form can be a daunting task for new photographers but with these tips selling photos can be less of a hassle than previously believed.

    How to Sell Photography for Beginners

    How to Sell Photography for Beginners

    by Richard Bivins41

  • Study the field and learn about the insects and habitat before you start clicking the shutter button on your camera. Observing your subject is key to your success when shooting insects, and I'll share with you my tips to getting the best results possible.

    Macro Photography:  Study the Field Before You Shoot!

    Macro Photography: Study the Field Before You Shoot!

    by Sally Gulbrandsen33

  • Here are five easy-to-apply tips to help you improve your wildlife photography. Awaken your inner artist as you spend time out in nature!

    5 Tips to Take Amazing Animal Photos

    5 Tips to Take Amazing Animal Photos

    by Ignacio de la Fuente2

  • Street photography tips and techniques for taking candid photos of people and objects in public spaces. Ideas for capturing moments of time with your camera and best practices for getting the shot.

    Street Photography Techniques for Great Candid Photos

    Street Photography Techniques for Great Candid Photos

    by Chris Morris0

  • I thought you had to be a fine artist or a photographer, but not both. This is my excursion into the realm of Fine Art Photography and photo manipulation.

    My Fine Art Photography

    My Fine Art Photography

    by Denise McGill28

  • As one of the three pillars of photography, ISO is an important setting to master when shooting manual. Learn what ISO is about and how it works.

    How to Shoot Manual: ISO

    How to Shoot Manual: ISO

    by Carly Sanderson0

  • Step by step guide to make a studio photo light box from recycled materials on a shoestring budget; ideal for great product photography, e.g. to take gorgeous photos of small objects just like a pro.

    How to Make a Photo Light Box

    How to Make a Photo Light Box

    by Arthur Russ1

  • This article discusses three potential elements that can make for a great sports action photo. Examples are provided for each. Readers are asked what they look for in a memorable sports action photo.

    What Makes a Great Sports Action Photo?

    What Makes a Great Sports Action Photo?

    by Ronald Brock0

  • I'm not a professional, but that won't stop me from taking photos of what I love! I love traveling, exploring new places, and going on adventures. And when I go new places, my camera has to come too

    My Favorite Vacation Photos

    My Favorite Vacation Photos

    by Julia Flack0

  • Forget your cell phone "selfies" and take your self portraits to a whole new level of professionalism and creativity!

    How to Take a Great Self Portrait

    How to Take a Great Self Portrait

    by Victoria Anne30

  • Within this article is discussed good habits and ideas for picture-snapping folks who wish to become better at the profession and art of digital photography.

    Tips for New and Aspiring Photographers

    Tips for New and Aspiring Photographers

    by John Tuttle0

  • The use of photography in police work dates from  1852, when the Swiss Federal Government authorized the Department of Justice and Police to have photographs taken of all vagrant beggars found in cantons other than their own. In December 1854 the...

    Police Photography

    Police Photography

    by RenePogel0

  • Cyanotype is a photographic process that produces cyan/blue colored prints. This hub what you need to create these old-fashioned type of photographs and how to do it.

    How to Create a Cyanotype Print

    How to Create a Cyanotype Print

    by Ken0

  • Did you think megapixels were the only determinants of resolution and sharpness? Think again! Follow my tips on taking sharper, crisper photos and you'll start noticing the difference right away.

    Taking Sharp Photos

    Taking Sharp Photos

    by Marco Arista2

  • I was able to clean the black, sticky residue off the grips of my old canon dslr. Now that the rubber coating has been removed, I can start taking professional photos again.

    Cleaning the Sticky Rubber Off My Canon DS 6041

    Cleaning the Sticky Rubber Off My Canon DS 6041

    by Robert T Gasperson0

  • The life of a wildlife photographer is fast-paced, intense, and they are away from their family more than with them. Get a brief idea of what the job really entails and be grateful for their efforts.

    The Reality of the Life of a Wildlife Photographer

    The Reality of the Life of a Wildlife Photographer

    by Deb Hirt50

  • Learn how to use the settings on your camera to your advantage when shooting in manual. Create photographs that surpass the amateur standard.

    How to Shoot Manual: Light Metering

    How to Shoot Manual: Light Metering

    by Carly Sanderson0

  • I describe in a unique way why you might want to buy a macro lens to gift a photographer friend. The photos will shed unique insight into the wonderful world of little creatures such as dragonflies and ladybugs!

    Macro Magic With a Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens

    Macro Magic With a Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens

    by Sally Gulbrandsen27

  • Willie Magtibay, nature photographer is a master of low light photography who captures with great precision and emotional depth any object he encounters along the way in the artists' haven of Baguio.

    The Contemplative Photography of Willie Magtibay

    The Contemplative Photography of Willie Magtibay

    by Ted Khan R Juanite1

  • The best budget lens for wildlife photography is a zoom lens. It will get you a variety of shooting distances all in one lens. I know what one will give you the best photos at the lowest price.

    Best Budget Lens For Wildlife Photography

    Best Budget Lens For Wildlife Photography

    by Whatsittoyou0

  • I can think of more things I have heard unthinking people say to my husband and me as photographers, but I wanted to keep the list short. Here it is, things you should not say to a photographer.

    10 Things You Should Never Say to a Photographer

    10 Things You Should Never Say to a Photographer

    by Denise McGill72

  • Here are a few posing "rules" that need to be followed in order to take a picture from ok, to amazing. This isn't a list of poses, but general guidelines to look out for on set.

    Advanced Photography Tip 6: Posing 101

    Advanced Photography Tip 6: Posing 101

    by Jamie Gladden0

  • I have always loved fairy tales. There is something about the magical lore of fairies, elves, gnomes, and goblins that expands the imagination. I created these little photo fairy images here.

    My Photographic Fairy Art

    My Photographic Fairy Art

    by Denise McGill16

  • Does the copyright of a photo belong to the photographer? Not necessarily. The US Courts were asked to determine whether a selfie taken by a monkey is in the public domain and free to use. The case has now been decided by the Courts after many twists and turns.

    Macaque Monkey Selfie: Copyright or Public Domain?

    Macaque Monkey Selfie: Copyright or Public Domain?

    by Beth Eaglescliffe0

  • Give your image a 3D look with a page curl, or edge curl effect. While this can be done more easily in the full version of Photoshop, with the warp feature, you can accomplish a very reasonable page curl or edge curl effect in Photoshop Elements....

    Page Curl Effect in Photoshop Elements

    Page Curl Effect in Photoshop Elements

    by SandyORiley17

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