How to Photograph Snowflakes with a DSLR

By Don Komarechka The winter months are typically uninteresting for macro photographers. Flowers, insects, and tiny details in nature all but disappear. Only one faithful subject is left in abundance ... See full article

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A Simple Exercise on Working with Natural Light in Portraits

Today I thought it might be fun to share a little exercise that we feature in our Natural Light eBook (by Mitchell Kanashkevich) – both because it gives you a taste for the content but also beca... See full article

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3 Workouts to Improve your Photography

A Guest post by Jim Harmer of ImprovePhotography.com Athletes would never consider showing up to a game without having practiced, so why is it that most photographers shoot for the wall-hanger p... See full article

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3 Ways to get Better Control of Autofocus

In this post, Steve Berardi from PhotoNaturalist talks about three ways to get better control of autofocus. Sometimes autofocus can be really annoying. For some shots itll focus on the right part o... See full article

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Why your Camera isnt a Superhero

A Guest Contribution by Draycat The day my first SLR camera arrived I was excited. I’d already put my point and shoot at the bottom of a drawer knowing that I wouldn’t need it anymore R... See full article

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Color: A Powerful Creative Ally or an Afterthought?

A Guest post by Mitchell Kanashkevich who is the author behind dPS eBook – Captivating Color. Color is one facet of photography which we often tend to overlook and take for granted. It is freque... See full article

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The Basics of a One Light Setup: A Lighting Tutorial

Lately we’ve had a lot of readers asking for advice about simple lighting techniques for shooting portraits. Here’s a good video from TheSlantedLens that gives some good basic information ... See full article

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Why Making Mistakes is Good for your Photography

A Guest Contribution by Draycat It is said the longest journey starts with a single step. The unfortunate part of life is that sometimes that step will cause you to fall, or you may even find you are ... See full article

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What to do When theres Nothing to Shoot

A Guest Contribution by Draycat There are always days when you want to take photographs but you feel that there is nothing to shoot. Here are a few ideas for days like that. 1. Go to the Zoo The key h... See full article

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How to be Creative with White Balance

This is the fourth in a series of articles by Andrew S Gibson, the author of Understanding EOS: A Beginner’s Guide to Canon EOS cameras. My approach to photography is to keep things as simple as... See full article

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3 Ways To Get Sharper Close-Ups

In close-up photography, one of your biggest goals is to draw attention to your subject–you want to make it really stand out. One way to make your subject stand out is to make it the sharpest pa... See full article

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Making Sharper Wildlife Photographs [Part 2 of 2]

A contribution by Paul Burwell from Burwell School of Photography In my last article I discussed the sort of equipment the average person might afford and use for wildlife photography. We discussed le... See full article

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Making Sharper Wildlife Photographs [Part 1 of 2]

A contribution by Paul Burwell from Burwell School of Photography If there is one area that seems to flummox more aspiring wildlife photographers it is the subject of making sharp images. You’d ... See full article

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Using Gobos To Create Dramatic Lighting

When lighting a subject, one of the things you want to try to do is create drama, or a context, using the light. This often means modifying your light source. One of the easiest ways to modify your fl... See full article

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Weddings Through The Eyes of a Noob: Lessons I Learned

Throughout the first 20 years of my career in photography, I’d photographed a lot of different things- NHL All-Star games, Major League Baseball, NFL Football. I’d photographed portraits, ... See full article

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Use Diptychs to Tell a Story

If a picture is worth a thousands words, how much is a diptych (pronounced diptik) worth? Photography is about visual communication: sharing stories, ideas, and feelings through images. A diptych of t... See full article

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The Remarkable Vivian Maier Story [Documentary Coming Soon]

I love the story of Vivian Maier – a prolific and talented street photographer who who took over 100,000 images over her life yet showed nobody her work. Her images were only uncovered and purch... See full article

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Dragging The Shutter: Balancing Fill Flash With Ambient Light

Shooting indoors with a flash can challenge the best of photographers. Many times, the goal is simply to create enough light to illuminate your subject, and background be damned. The results, howeve... See full article

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What Type of Photographer Are You?

A Guest Post by Ben Evans Have you discovered what type of photographer you are? Doing so will make a big difference to your photography, allowing you to improve faster. If you don’t know right ... See full article

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6 Ways to Enhance Your Creativity

No matter what your artistic interests, whether photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, etc., the underlying force behind your work is creativity. It’s much easier to talk about technical asp... See full article

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Introducing the Creative Triangle

This is the first in a series of articles by Andrew S Gibson, the author of Understanding EOS: A Beginner’s Guide to Canon EOS cameras. The ‘creative triangle’ is my term for the ide... See full article

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Anatomy of a Modeling Session

I am often contacted by people who are interested in modeling, either as a hobby, or to build a portfolio to try and model professionally. It’s one of the more fun things I get to do with a came... See full article

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Street Photography: Exploitative vs Respect

Over the last couple of years we’ve seen a rise in interest by many dPS readers (and around the web) in the topic of street photography and street portraiture. While I love the idea of documenti... See full article

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Using Photography and Video to Tell Stories that Need to Be Told

This morning I came across a short film that I just had to share with the dPS community. It is the story of Jill Brzezinski-Conley who shares her story of life, love and the challenges thrown her way ... See full article

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See Nick Francher Create a White Room with some Pegboard [Video]

While surfing on Youtube today I came across the following video from photographer Nick Francher creating a DIY studio setup that created a cool effect. In it he uses peg board to create a background ... See full article

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