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No matter what type of photography you like, at one point or another, you’ll find yourself shooting a portrait.
If you had asked me a few years ago if I could tell the difference between a photo shot with Auto white balance and one with a specific setting.
Lighting is the most crucial element in photography, and, in fact, it’s at the very core of image-making, be that photographs, paintings or drawings.
In the digital darkroom, it’s important to think and work selectively, rather than thinking and working globally.
There couldn’t be truer words than those found in the Latin proverb, “By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn.” ...
So you want to dive head-first into the great big world of photographing little bitty things?
Photographers, in essence, are storytellers. Instead of words, we use images to tell our stories. In traditional portraiture, we most often focus on the face of our subject to narrate the shot.
If you want to be a portrait photographer—whether pro or weekend warrior—you need to know how to light a person for soft and flattering lighting.
In the days of film, we worried about grain, and higher ISO speeds resulted in larger, more pronounced grain.
Several months ago, I attended a wedding in northern Michigan. Originally, I planned on spending only a few days, but found the area so interesting, I stayed nearly two weeks.
The holidays are here, and no matter what you celebrate, you’re sure to enjoy photographing holiday lighting displays. The holidays are here, and no matter what y...
I always look forward to the holiday season. Everyone has time off from work, the mood is festive and snow is falling through the air. ...
If you're not familiar with Aesop’s fable, “The Fox and the Cat,” here’s how it goes: A Fox was boasting to a Cat of its clever devices for escaping its enemies.
I don’t know about you, but when I look at a photograph on my monitor, I sometimes wish I had used a different shutter speed (to freeze or blur action) or a different aperture (for more or less depth of field).
There’s nothing more thrilling in sports photography than nailing the climactic moment in a still image.
Photographing a wedding is one of the most challenging assignments a photographer can take.
How do you capture and convey the essence of a place with still photographs?
Printing photographs well is both an art and a science. The science of printing involves all of the technology made for inks, papers and printers. It also includes monitor calibration, color profiles and other printing technology built into your...
Should we turn back?” a workshop participant asks between breaths. Should we turn back?” a workshop participant ask...
Let’s get one thing straight: There’s no simple formula for portrait lighting.
One thing I love about digital photography is the capability to create images that are closer to what we see in the world, rather than being restricted by the technological limitations of the camera sensor.
Check out the color, contrast and sharpness in this picture of a short-eared owl that I photographed with its prey, a small dove, in the Galápagos.
You’re probably familiar with the metadata that’s embedded in digital photos—information your camera automatically adds to each image file—such as the time stamp, camera model, lens and camera settings and more for every shot.
The year 2009 will go down in history books as a revolutionary one for photography.
I recently was watching a nature show on television and marveled at some of the nighttime images of jaguars.
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.
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.
Save the planet. Stop world hunger. Eliminate poverty. These mottos bounced around in my naive brain as I entered journalism school years ago. ...
Ultrawide lenses are usually defined as lenses 20mm or shorter in full-frame 35mm-film-equivalent terms.
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.