Control Freak

Photographer Jeff Schewe admits, "I’m known as a kind of a technical guru, a printing guru; really those are all just means to an end, and the end is the optimal print that I can possibly make."

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Adjusting Your Camera’s Image Quality

Some of the most basic camera settings can have a huge impact on image quality.

No matter what kind of camera you’re using, from compact point-and-shoot to high-end DSLR, there are a whole lot of camera settings to choose from. Some of the most basic camera settings can have a huge impact on image quality, as well as the quantity of images you can make before you’ll run out of space. Whether you want maximum quality... Read more

Sponsored Tip: Developing A Personal Style: Motifs

I’m also a devotee of the medium; I am constantly looking at photos old and new…

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 around the world. As... Read more
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Underground Soul

In this video, photographer Chase Jarvis talks about his Seattle 100 Project, documenting the underground culture of the city, and the process of creating prints for the exhibition of the Project.

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An Alternative To The Light Tent

As a studio photographer I have a bit of a confession to make: I don’t love light tents.

As a studio photographer I have a bit of a confession to make: I don’t love light tents. You know what light tents are, right? They’re those boxes of translucent diffusion designed for photographing tabletop items. Don’t get me wrong: I know tents have their place. It’s just that some photographers can’t imagine lighting... Read more

World Traveler

Capturing iconic locations around the world for National Geographic Expeditions, photographer Jim Richardson set out on an amazing journey.

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Flatter Faces With The Right Portrait Choices

Making the right portrait choices is discussed.

I’ve been working with prolific people photographer Howard Schatz on a few projects recently, and when speaking with him about a recent cover shot on Digital Photo Pro magazine he told me about his thinking when it comes to making a beautiful portrait. “You choose your lens and light according to what you want to say,” he told me.... Read more

Surreal Motion

Lois Greenfield’s stunning images of dancers seem impossible.

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Compact Cameras For Backpacking

I’m no expert backpacker, but I do enjoy the occasional long walk in the woods

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 a bulkier DSLR. For a real backpacker, every... Read more

The Beauty Is In The Details

Our eyes are amazing light receptors—much more amazing than even the top-of-the-line digital SLRs.

Our eyes are amazing light receptors—much more amazing than even the top-of-the-line digital SLRs. We can see a dynamic range of about 13 ƒ-stops, while our digital cameras can only see about five or six ƒ-stops in a single image. That being said, thanks to digital darkroom tools, we can re-create, and even go beyond, that dynamic range, especially... Read more