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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Lyons15

  • 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

  • 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

  • When you're comfortable with your craft, it's easy to get in a rut, and shooting the same stuff time and time again can become a drag. Here are some photo challenges to help break you out of the monotony!

    5 Photo Challenges to Help Up Your Photography Game

    5 Photo Challenges to Help Up Your Photography Game

    by Julian Liby0

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Morris2

  • This guide will help you navigate the sometimes complicated process of using other artists' photos as references for your own drawings, paintings, and other artworks, including what the best places and methods are for finding good material as well as how to avoid copyright infringement.

    How Artists Can Use Photos for Inspiration Without Violating Copyright

    How Artists Can Use Photos for Inspiration Without Violating Copyright

    by robertsloan218

  • 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 Filarecki19

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • This hub is an offshoot of my product photography hub that focuses on backgrounds and props for product photography. I include over 20 different aspects to consider with photo examples for each.

    Backgrounds and Props for Product Photography

    Backgrounds and Props for Product Photography

    by Rose Clearfield22

  • 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

  • Milky Way photography of night skies can be one of the more fun photographic activities. This tutorial will teach the basics of taking images of the night skies.

    Milky Way Photography and Night Skies Photos

    Milky Way Photography and Night Skies Photos

    by Chris Morris0

  • 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

  • The warmer summer months have brought with it many colourful birds, including cardinals and common yellowthroats. This photo essay shows the bounty of birds found in Kingston, Ontario in the summer.

    Summer Birds in Kingston, Ontario: A Photo Essay

    Summer Birds in Kingston, Ontario: A Photo Essay

    by Simon Lam2

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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