Tip of the Week

Compact Cameras For Backpacking

I’m no expert backpacker, but I do enjoy the occasional long walk in the woods
By William Sawalich
I'm no expert backpacker, but I do enjoy the occasional long walk in the woods. While I like to carry a compact camera because it's more comfortable and convenient, it becomes crucial for serious backpackers who want to make serious pictures but don't want to break their backs hauling around…

Sponsored Tip: Enhancing Local Detail

If you need precise masking (selecting exactly what parts of photo you want to adjust), you will need to take advantage of Photoshop's more precise tools.
By Brian Dilg, Courtesy Of New York Film Academy Photography School
This tip article by Brian Dilg comes to us courtesy of New York Film Academy Photography School, where he serves as the Chair of the New York Film Academy Photography Conservatory. Dilg is an internationally published and collected photographer and award-winning filmmaker with over 20 years of professional teaching experience…

Pick The Perfect Photo Printer

Photo printers come in all shapes and sizes, and even the inexpensive entry-level printers seem to make great photos.
By William Sawalich
Photo printers come in all shapes and sizes, and even the inexpensive entry-level printers seem to make great photos. So, how do you step up from "good" to "great" output that meets the needs that are most important to you? You understand the particulars of printer technology and how it…

Five On-Camera Flash Tips

You should not use your on-camera flash. There, now that we got that fundamental rule established, let’s talk about breaking it.
By William Sawalich
You should not use your on-camera flash. There, now that we got that fundamental rule established, let’s talk about breaking it. Sometimes you actually want to shoot with the on-camera flash. Sometimes you might just need to shoot with on-camera flash. Here are five tips you can use to make…

Local Control in Black & White

Okay, let me warn you right off the bat: this is going to be another tip about converting color photos to black-and-white.
By William Sawalich
Okay, let me warn you right off the bat: this is going to be another tip about converting color photos to black-and-white. I can't imagine that any topic is more endlessly covered online, but I can promise two things: I'm going to keep it really simple, and it's going to…

Retouching With Light

When we talk about making portraits it’s inevitable that the topic of retouching comes up
By William Sawalich
When we talk about making portraits it's inevitable that the topic of retouching comes up. Portrait subjects want to look their best—obviously—so photographers tend to rely on a bag of digital tricks to help accomplish that. A subtle blur to minimize detail, maybe Photoshop's clone stamp or healing brush to…
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