Water

Water can be a deep subject. But seriously, it’s photographically fascinating. It takes on so many different forms, you could build an entire portfolio around it.
By The Editors
Water can be a deep subject. But seriously, it’s photographically fascinating. It takes on so many different forms, you could build an entire portfolio around it. For that reason, water is an ideal subject for improving your technical skills. Master the art of photographing water, and you’ll be drawing on…

Light Noir

Though it may seem that Britton Black’s exciting portfolio of finely crafted, atmospheric images are the result of meticulous postprocessing, his unique “film-noir” style is performed almost entirely in the real world.
By Dave Willis, Photography By Britton Black
I try to make it seem like my subjects are emitting the light. Though it may seem that Britton Black’s exciting portfolio of finely crafted, atmospheric images are the result of meticulous postprocessing, his unique “film-noir” style is performed almost entirely in the real world. Black employs a variety of…

Overexposing Raw

Most photographers try to make the perfect exposure every time.
Text & Photography By William Sawalich
A “normal” exposure’s histogram will show an even distribution. Most photographers try to make the perfect exposure every time. But there’s a school of thought that says photographers who capture RAW files would do better to slightly overexpose. This theory, sometimes called “exposing to the right” because it places the…

The Art Of Selective Focus

Save the planet. Stop world hunger. Eliminate poverty. These mottos bounced around in my naive brain as I entered journalism school years ago.
Text & Photography By Tom Bol
Save the planet. Stop world hunger. Eliminate poverty. These mottos bounced around in my naive brain as I entered journalism school years ago. College was my formal photography education; freelancing and world travel was my reality check. Nikon D3, 24-70mm, 1/2500 at ƒ/2.8, ISO 100, blur applied in Photoshop One…

Go Ultra Wide!

Ultrawide lenses are usually defined as lenses 20mm or shorter in full-frame 35mm-film-equivalent terms.
By William Sawalich
Ultrawide lenses are usually defined as lenses 20mm or shorter in full-frame 35mm-film-equivalent terms. That usually means 18mm, 15mm or even 12mm, but it’s not just about the focal length—you also have to account for the sensor size. On smaller sensors, ultrawide status requires even shorter lenses, down to as…

Creative Flash

The word is finally out: TTL flash is a powerful tool to improve your photography, and easier to use than ever before.
By Tom Bol
The word is finally out: TTL flash is a powerful tool to improve your photography, and easier to use than ever before. Modern TTL flashes are loaded with useful features and can even work wirelessly from your camera. One obstacle that has kept many photographers from embracing TTL flash is…
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