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…

Master Depth Of Field

Depth of field (DOF) seems like a pretty straightforward thing, right?
Text And Photography By William Sawalich
Depth of field (DOF) seems like a pretty straightforward thing, right? Photographers quickly learn that to minimize DOF (in order to isolate the subject from its surroundings for a simplified composition), we should use a larger aperture (smaller ƒ-number); and to maximize DOF (in order to ensure all the important…

10 Top Portrait Tips

Since no single pose is perfect for every model, professional or otherwise, each person before your lens should be looked at individually to decide what to highlight and what to hide.
Text & Photography By Mark Edward Harris
Since no single pose is perfect for every model, professional or otherwise, each person before your lens should be looked at individually to decide what to highlight and what to hide. That said, there are basic positions and compositional rules that are extremely helpful to have in mind when going…

10 Tips For Better Travel Photos

Whether you’re headed to the big city nearby or across an ocean, shooting on location is a lot of fun, and full of photographic possibilities.
By Rick Sammon
Whether you’re headed to the big city nearby or across an ocean, shooting on location is a lot of fun, and full of photographic possibilities. These tips will help prepare you to make the most of your camera as you explore. 1. Shoot for HDR Images As recently as a…

Secrets Of Black & White

In recent years, black-and-white has gained new attention and appreciation.
By Rob Sheppard
In recent years, black-and-white has gained new attention and appreciation. Software makers are offering increasingly capable tools for custom black-and-white conversions, and most photo printers address the unique needs of black-and-white printing with special inks and settings. Use the following tips to help you create distinctive black-and-white images. Shooting In…

The ISO Advantage

I recently returned from photographing brown bears along the Katmai coast of Alaska.
Text & Photography By Tom Bol
I recently returned from photographing brown bears along the Katmai coast of Alaska. I was leading a workshop for Photo Quest Adventures, and we had more than 20 bears at a time on the beach. I’ve been returning to the same area for more than 10 years and have captured…
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