Want to Take Better Photos? 10 Key Tips

You should always ask yourself these questions before you press the shutter button
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We all want to take better photos but it’s easy to get stuck in a rut with your images. You end up taking the same sort of photos again and again and never improve. Fortunately, there are handy tutorials from professional photographers to help you step up your photography game immediately. One of our favorite educational resources is Mango Street.... Read more

10 Great Wildlife Photography Tips from Pro Shooter Ron Magill

Learn the tricks from a pro to shoot amazing images of animals
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(Editor’s Note: This wildlife photography how-to from professional photographer Ron Magill is part of a new monthly series on Digital Photo where top pros from Nikon USA’s Ambassadors program share their simple tips, tricks, and advice on how to be a better photographer.) Photography is very subjective. With that in mind, it’s important... Read more

Our Top 5 Most Popular Portrait Photography Tips

Portrait photography tips and tricks continue to be perennial favorites of readers
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Portrait photography tips, tutorials and how-tos continue to be some of the most popular stories on Digital Photo and it’s easy to see why. Whether you’re shooting with a smartphone or a top-of-the-line digital camera with interchangeable lenses, capturing memorable portraits of friends, family, and models is one of the best things about... Read more
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How to Photograph Someone in Front of a Bright Window

Two ways to get a proper exposure for portraits in front of windows
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Photographing someone in front of a bright window may seem easy but it’s actually one of the trickier lighting situations you’ll encounter for portraits. The problem is that when someone is backlit by window light, getting the right exposure with your camera becomes a challenge. If you expose for the person standing in front of the window,... Read more

5 Flash Photography Tips for Shooting Portraits

Get the most out of your next portraiture session when using flash
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Using flash when shooting portraits can be a hit or miss scenario for some photographers. Get your flash settings and set-up right, and your subject will look like a movie star. Get things wrong, and it could look like someone dropped a nuclear bomb in front of their face. Fortunately, there are professional photographers like Scott Kelby who is about... Read more

5 Easy Tips to Help You Shoot Beautiful Portraits from Pro Photographer Jerry Ghionis

New monthly how-to series on Digital Photo features photo tips & tricks from top pros
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(Editor’s Note: This portrait photography tutorial by professional photographer Jerry Ghionis is the first in a new monthly series on Digital Photo where top pros from Nikon USA’s Ambassadors program share their simple tips, tricks, and advice on how to be a better photographer. You can read our 2017 profile of Ghionis here.) I have been... Read more

How to Shoot Better Portraits: 5 Photo Composition Tips for Beginners

You don't (necessarily) need a fancy camera to shoot great portraits
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We all want to shoot better portrait photos whether we’re photographing a model for a portfolio or a friend for their Facebook page. If you’re a beginner photographer or even if you know a few things about taking portraits, there are some basic things you should always remember to shoot better photos. Portrait professional Julia Trotti explains... Read more

8 Photography Tips in Just Two Minutes that Will Quickly Improve Your Images

Get inspired and try something new with your photography this weekend
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Here’s a quick and easy tutorial that should give you some great ideas to improve your photography this weekend. In the below video, photographer Sawyer Hartman shares eight photo tips in just two minutes to get your creative juices going. “Want to improve in photography but have no clue where to begin?” Hartman asks. “This is... Read more

How to Use a Ring Light for Photography and Video: The Basics

Get started on using ring lights either for portraits or vlogging with this simple tutorial
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If you’ve heard about the benefits of ring lights for photography or video – or perhaps just saw our new guide on the top three ring lights you can buy – but you’re not sure on how to use one, the below tutorial is a great place to start. Brought to you by the guys at Business Film Booth, the video explains the basics of how to use a... Read more

Digital Photo’s Top 10 Photography Tips, Tricks & How-To Stories from the Past Year

The photo education stories that received the most traffic in 2020 covered a range of photography topics
Photography tips and photo how-tos were some of the most popular stories on Digital Photo’s website over the past year proving that readers were looking to learn more in 2020. So, with 2021 just beginning, we thought a good way to kick off the new year would be to spotlight the photo how-tos that were the absolute favorites of readers over the... Read more