Sharpness Is Essential

Tools and techniques for perfect focus
By William Sawalich
If you're going to make money with your photography, you absolutely have to make sure your images are sharp. I don't mean the kind of sharpness that comes from postprocessing; I'm talking about the real thing: tack-sharp focus, no motion blur, no camera shake. Cameras are so good these days,…

What You Can Learn From Shooting JPEGs

I've been a RAW shooter for several years now, but that doesn't mean I’ve mastered every aspect of the format
By William Sawalich
I've been a RAW shooter for several years now, but that doesn't mean I've mastered every aspect of the format. I try to learn new things about my tools and techniques every day. I already knew that when working with RAW files you have to do some things manually that…

Fine Art Of Printmaking

In this video, Art Wolfe talks about presenting his work and the importance of fine art printmaking.
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The Beauty Of Available Light

When many people think of a professional portrait photographer, this often conjures up images of someone like Richard Avedon, darting around frantically with a light meter, taking readings from all different angles in a high-paced and frenetic setting at a large industrial space.
Text & Photography By J. Dennis Thomas
When many people think of a professional portrait photographer, this often conjures up images of someone like Richard Avedon, darting around frantically with a light meter, taking readings from all different angles in a high-paced and frenetic setting at a large industrial space surrounded by a myriad of assistants, different…

Art Of The Diptych

When two photos are better than one
By Kristin Zecchinelli Of Shutter Sisters
We strive in photography to shoot "the shot," often concentrating on one singular image at a time. This is how I, too, shoot most days, but I also love going through a shoot, or filtering through my own archives, seeing how certain images seem to want to be together. Alone…

How To Shape Hard Light

Softboxes and umbrellas—and the soft light they produce—really seem to get all the love.
By William Sawalich
Softboxes and umbrellas—and the soft light they produce—really seem to get all the love. You're building your lighting setup, and what's the first thing you add to your strobe and light stand? An umbrella or softbox, of course. They're great modifiers for turning hard specular light into beautiful soft light—which…
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