The Power Of Limitations

When photographers ask me what gear they should bring on my photo workshops, my recommendation is to keep it simple. Bring whatever you want on the trip, but bring one body and one lens on the daily p... See full article

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Portraits that Prop

  As a photographer, how many times have you had your portrait taken. There is nothing more uncomfortable and awkward than sitting in front of a camera trying to evoke a natural smile or a true, ... See full article

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Seeing The Light

There are several factors that set apart good photos from mere snapshots, and good photos from great photos. Things such as exposure, composition, and decisive moment all play a part in setting apar... See full article

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Should you be shooting RAW?

You can find many articles online discussing the benefits of shooting in RAW and probably an equal number full of counter arguments stating that it is possible to obtain equally good results shooting ... See full article

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Speedliters Handbook A Book Review

Syl Arena, Man with colourful hair and workshop leading extroidinaire has a couple of books, the one I’m telling you about today is “Speedliter’s Handbook” which is a book abou... See full article

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Catching The Action: Photographing Youth Sports

One of the most popular subjects people photograph is their children. Everyone is always showing off photos of their little ones. And when those little ones grow bigger, we photograph their acti... See full article

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What Makes You A Professional Photographer?

There are quite a few hot photography debates floating around the internet. Whether it’s HDR, watermarks, Nikon vs. Canon, Mac vs. PC, straight out of the camera vs. post processing; there’... See full article

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Practical White Balance and Why You Should Learn It!

White balance can be a tricky subject to master and as a beginner I found both the concept and application difficult. Getting to grips with white balance was a landmark in my early learning, gone were... See full article

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North Atlantic Monolith

Since the release of the James Cameron blockbuster film Titanic, photographers, tourists, and adventurers have been migrating to the eastern coast of Canada in a quest to view and photograph icebergs.... See full article

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Pulling Dreamscapes via Orton Effect

Not far from my home is the residence of one of the best teachers of photography in Canada, if not the planet. Freeman Patterson has that incredible ability to not only implant a contagious passion wi... See full article

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Pro Photographer Editing Workflow (TIPS)

Creating images is a process and, for me, pressing the shutter is only a small part of the journey to an image of sufficient quality to publish. In this article, part 2 to Architecture Photographers o... See full article

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Aspect Ratios in Landscape Photography

Composition is often the key to the difference between a good landscape photograph and a great landscape photograph. There are oft quoted rules that we all try to adhere to and break in equal measur... See full article

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Custom Workspaces in Photoshop

I like Photoshop to open and “look the way I want to see it”. But sometimes ‘the way I want to see it’ is different than others. I’m fickle – but thankfully Photosh... See full article

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Its all About Framing!

A guest post by Svrine Monnay, New York Photo Tours company citifaris copywriter How to make a great picture? What are the keys elements that help shooting pics successfully? What should we have ... See full article

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6 Tips on Photographing Lightning During the Day

A Guest Post by Deidra Wilson. Perhaps youve begun to master photographing lightning at night, but youve noticed that there are tons of great storms during the day that produce some pretty great... See full article

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HandlePod Camera Stabilisation System [REVIEW]

You can’t judge a book by its cover, it’s true! Sometimes our first impressions can be ‘off the mark’ as mine was when I first saw this new little creation, The HandlePod. We g... See full article

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What Percentage of your Images Do You Take or Process B&W? POLL

In this dPS poll we want to know how many of your images you take or process as black and white images? In comments below also tell us a little about the shots that do end up black and white and how y... See full article

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Architecture Photographers On Holiday (Part 1)

Hands up guilty ones! Who here gets itchy feet after about 2 months and needs to travel? Worse still, do you need to have a holiday reserved as if you are trapped without this planned escape? My hand ... See full article

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How to Achieve Blurred Backgrounds in Portraits

A request I hear over and over from my students, is that they want to know how to create a beautiful, soft, blurred background like the image you see here. There is a big misconception among new pho... See full article

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How I Shot And Edited It Layers, Oman

The image above was shot in Oman near sunset and I have received a number of requests to explain how it was shot and processed. I hope this post helps you understand the process I used so it may be of... See full article

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14 Ways To Significantly Improve Your Photography Today

As photographers and artists, we all hit creative walls. We work and work to improve our skills, and we learn new things, and then it seems we hit a wall. Maybe our images start looking dull to us, li... See full article

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My Neighbourhood: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week your photographic challenge is to shoot and share an image on the theme of ‘my neighbourhood’. This is based on the rise in the interested of street photography and urban photogr... See full article

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What Makes A Great Street Photograph and How Do We Create Them

This post is written by James Maher – author ofThe Essentials of Street Photography- an eBook currently onsale atSnapnDeals(25% off). Growing up I obsessed with basketball. I would skip ... See full article

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The 16 Most Photogenic Everyday Objects

This post is written by James Maher – author of The Essentials of Street Photography – an eBook currently onsale at SnapnDeals (25% off). You know how some people are just photogenic. No... See full article

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12 Ways To Capture The Colors Of Fall

Fall is in nearing full force in the Northern Hemisphere. That means a beautiful display of reds, oranges and yellows is now sweeping across the globe and it’s time to grab your camera to captur... See full article

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