Learning to See, Part III

Read earlier posts in this series at “Learning to See – For Beginners” and “Learning to See Part 2“. The Hues and Use of Colour, Part II Colour is a means of expressing l... See full article

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Using Backlight in Nature Photography

Backlight is when the sun is directly in front of you lighting the back of your subject. Shooting a backlit scene is more difficult technically but that is no reason to shy away from what can become a... See full article

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Stunning Portraits: Manipulating White Balance

I am always looking for more interesting and unique ways to take interesting and beautiful portraits. It is a personal challenge for me to push my own creative envelope as much as possible so that I a... See full article

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Let Them Run Around: Photographing Children

I am often asked by people, “What can I do to get my children to sit for a photo?” Children can be among the most compelling of subjects to photograph, and as a professional, one of the mo... See full article

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300 Best Photos of 2012 Blog Posts

At the conclusion of every year Ive adopted the tradition of reviewing my year in photos, picking my 10 best photos and evaluating those that were near misses. This exercise is something Ive wri... See full article

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Shooting in the Twilight Zone

For most photographers, the best time to shoot is during the golden hours – those times right around sunrise or sunset when the sky is full of drama. For me though, the best time to shoot is a l... See full article

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Adding Scale to Your Landscapes

We often think of landscapes as sweeping vistas fading away into the distance, taking our eyes on a journey through flower strewn fields, cascading mountain peaks, skyscraper speckled skylines and rol... See full article

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Learning to See, Part II

The Hues and Use of Colour Colour is to photography what verbs are to writing. Daryl Benson From the day we are born we start to see the world in colour. Just like taxes and death there is no avo... See full article

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A project for the New Year: How to make a DIY Ground Pod

Ive written previously about the importance of getting down to eye level when photographing wildlife. When eye-level means ground level, it can be awkward to support your camera whilst also suppo... See full article

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Combining Rules of Composition to Improve Your Landscape Images

One of the most elusive and frustrating elements of photography is finding the right composition. Many otherwise good images are often derailed by poor compositional choices. There are several primary... See full article

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The Winner of our 12 Days of Christmas Prize Is

In the lead up to Christmas this year we ran a 12 Days of Christmas here on dPS where we offered some great photographic deals on our eBooks and some products from other great online photography brand... See full article

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How I Shot & Edited The White Infinity Setup

In my last post about studio photography (the killer clamshell) I covered a simple two light setup for achieving a gorgeous soft beauty look. This time I thought it might be fun to cover something a... See full article

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11 Hot Photography Tutorials, Projects, Stories and Tips to Improve Your Photography

As we approach the end of our ‘Best of 2012 series‘ of posts it is time for another mixed bad of hot posts from the last year that cover a wide array of topics. In this batch you’ve ... See full article

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Our Most Popular Photography Gear Related Posts of 2012

Today’s summer series recap looks at some of the hottest ‘gear’ related posts on dPS from 2011. It includes some reviews but also some gear related tips and discussion starters. Quic... See full article

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Our 14 Best Portrait Photography Tutorials of 2012

This week as part of our ‘Best of 2012 Series‘ we’re looking back on the year that was and sharing the most popular posts in different categories. Today we’re looking over the ... See full article

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12 More of Our Best Photography Tutorials from 2012

Today we continue our ‘best of 2012′ series with a look back on a mixed bag of tutorials and articles that were among our most popular in the year gone by. A 15 Minute Exercise To Help You... See full article

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DEAL: 73% Off our Perfect Portrait Pack [Today Only]

Every time we survey our readers about their photography the #1 thing that they tell us that they are pointing their cameras at is PEOPLE. So today in our 12 Days of Christmas we decided to put tog... See full article

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Im a Typical Photographer and This Is How Much I Post Process

OK, Im going to come right out and say it there are a lot of lies in photography! Its out there now and I suggest we all take some time to let it sink in before we do anything rash. Of cours... See full article

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6 Tips for Near-Macro Photography with a Telephoto Lens

Macro photography is the art of capturing the fine detail of very small subjects that may not be able to be seen by the naked eye. Technically, to fall under the term macro, the subject should... See full article

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Color in Photography: What Happened to Oz?

Lately, I have been filtering my way through many photo sites looking at all the amazing and different work that is out there in the photographic ether. There are so many wonderfully, creative photogr... See full article

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Get Any Ed Verosky eBook for $4.98: Today Only

Today’s deal in our 12 Deals of Christmas is one that we know you’re going to love – 6 eBooks that are under $5 each from Ed Verosky! We’ve featured some of Ed’s eBooks b... See full article

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Amateur or Professional, Part II

In a recent post on the topic of Amateur or Professional Photography I asked an open ended question that would solicit responses. While I was not surprised by the polarization, I was disappointed by... See full article

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5 Simple Secrets To Sharper Photos

Many factors play a part in image sharpness, not the least of which is the lens. Most of us who ever pick up a camera judge our images, at least in part, on overall sharpness. Before you go out an... See full article

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For Beginners Learning to See

  Photography is about vision real or perceived. Before we take the camera out of the bag we must first learn to look at what we are seeing, and to see at which we are looking. Often times be... See full article

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Capturing the Quintessential Travel Portrait

Youd be hard-pressed to find many people who dont love to travel especially amongst camera wielders. We love exploring new places around the globe and bringing back photos to share with all ... See full article

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