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Brighten Your Product Photography with Bounced Light

By Diane Gilleland on September 24th, 2013

Whether you're shooting indoors or out, most small-product photos can benefit from a little bounced light. In photography terms, "bouncing" simply means placing a reflective surface in the path of…

How to Use an iPhone for Photographers

By Matt Brandon on September 18th, 2013

There has always been a snobbery associated with the Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera, and now it's the same with the digital SLR (DSLR). It's as if you are not…

The Essential Photographer’s Travel Kit

By Drew Bittel on September 12th, 2013

Going on vacation is an opportunity to create amazing memories with your family and also capture them with your camera. If you're like me you want to enjoy the memories…

Five Things That Will Ruin Your Photography Career

By Evgeny Tchebotarev on September 10th, 2013

"If something can go wrong, it will." — Murphy's Law There are just a few things in your photography career that can almost totally ruin your current business, future career…

Don’t Let Technique Take Over

By Tom Miles on September 4th, 2013

We've all been there and done it, and I'm not ashamed to admit to having done it myself many times. You think to yourself, "Shallow depth of field with ring…

15 Tips for Creative Self-Portraits

By Kristen Duke on August 27th, 2013

A self-portrait is taken of you, by you. Is that scary or intimidating? Awkward, maybe? It doesn't have to be — it can be a fun, creative process to think…

How to Create Compelling Portraits

By Anthony Luke on August 22nd, 2013

Portrait photographs have been created since virtually the invention of the medium. To create a compelling portrait involves more than being proficient technically or having the latest gear. Edward Steichen…

Using a Video Light to Enhance Your Nighttime Photography

By Christina Craft on August 19th, 2013

Now that many DSLR cameras allow you to photograph at high ISOs with less grain or noise, you can take advantage of a more cinematic look to your photos. I…

3 Tricks for Styling a Product Shot

By Diane Gilleland on August 16th, 2013

When you’re shooting products, the obvious goal is the make them look appealing enough that people want to buy. But considering that people who shop from photographs can’t actually touch…

How to Use a Polarizing Filter

By Chris Corradino on August 13th, 2013

The circular polarizer is one of my favorite filters for a wide array of photography opportunities. Not only can it help to darken a sky when the sun is high…