Ultralight

Use multiple exposures and light-painting techniques to create powerfully luminous images
Text & Photography By Eric Curry
If you devour Flickr and YouTube videos on photography, you probably know about the "paint with light" photography technique—it's really more of a lighting technique. For anybody who hasn't stumbled upon this unusual and inspiring form of photography previously, you're in for a wild ride of discovery. During my own…

Tips For Ultimate Sharpness

When I teach a workshop, I encourage my students to take the sharpest picture possible.
Text & Photography By Rick Sammon
When I teach a workshop, I encourage my students to take the sharpest picture possible. Afterward, if they want to soften an image with software for a creative or an artistic effect, that's cool, easy and fun. There are several requirements for getting the sharpest in-camera shot. There are also…

Be A Storm Chaser

Inclement weather creates dramatic photography opportunities
Text & Photography By Tom Bol
If I had a nickel for every time I decided not to go out in bad weather with my camera, I'd be a rich man. After all, I can hardly resist a good cup of French roast and a fresh blueberry muffin at my local coffee shop. I sit down…

The Making Of “Multiplicity”

I believe that nothing is ordinary, that everything and everyday life can be seen as art.
Text And Photography By Meredith Winn
EDITOR?S NOTE: The image Multiplicity by Meredith Winn was featured on the cover of our October 2012 How-To Special Issue. We asked Winn to take us through her creative process in making the image. Also be sure to check out the related story by Winn from that issue, "Express Yourself."…

Win A Photo Contest

Whether you're motivated by the great prizes, exposing your images to a big audience of fellow photo enthusiasts or the possibility of being published, entering a competition can be a rewarding part of being a photographer.
By The Editors
Some of the best images we see here at DP come through our contests. Whether you're motivated by the great prizes, exposing your images to a big audience of fellow photo enthusiasts or the possibility of being published, entering a competition can be a rewarding part of being a photographer.…

Lens On Life

Documentary photography holds the power to capture moments of historical significance, to broaden our exposure to people, places and experiences beyond our reach, to shape (or shatter) our perceptions and to offer an authentic view of humanity.
Text & Photography By Stephanie Calabrese Roberts
Documentary photography holds the power to capture moments of historical significance, to broaden our exposure to people, places and experiences beyond our reach, to shape (or shatter) our perceptions and to offer an authentic view of humanity. While photography is much about exposing what we see, there's so much more…
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