All About Scene Modes

Harness the power of your camera’s scene modes to make better pictures in any circumstances

Your camera’s Scene modes are for amateurs, right? Not really. Scene modes can be great shortcuts that allow even professionals to make some powerful changes with the flip of a single switch. Here’s what happens behind the scenes of each mode, and how you can put them to use in your own pictures. PORTRAIT MODE   PORTRAIT MODE When... Read more

Symphony For The Eyes

Creating stunning prints of your best photographs is not only the pinnacle of photographic expression.

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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.

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 jives with your workflow. Here’s... Read more
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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.

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. In... Read more

Larger Than Life

Renown photographer Steve McCurry talks about connecting with his subjects.

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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.

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 on-camera flash work great for your photos. 1. Embrace... Read more

Silhouettes: Shapes In The Light

How to shoot silhouettes for bold, graphic photographs
As photographers, we generally fixate on things such as focus and light, making sure our subjects are correctly lit, allowing for details to be crisp and clear. Silhouette photography flips all that on its ear; instead of wanting the subject illuminated and in clear detail, we’re masking the subject in darkness. The details now become the shape... Read more

Dream Worlds

Creating other-worldly images that blend Photoshop with film-based darkroom techniques

Ann Elliott Cutting carves out time from her busy schedule as a commercial assignment photographer to make the images that she’s inspired to make. For a photographer used to fulfilling the vision of editorial and advertising clients, it’s especially nice to be your own art director and pursue your own projects. Cutting’s personal projects... Read more

Still In Motion

If you recently went to the movies, watched TV or surfed YouTube videos, chances are good you’ve seen some time-lapse photography.

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The Prints Are The Legacy

Greg Gorman gives insight on how he uses the interplay between highlights and shadows in his evocative images.

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