Fun with Macro Photography

Macro photography has been on my bucket list of photography genres to experiment with for a long time. Unfortunately, a good macro lens is not cheap and, since I have no use for it for my commercial w... See full article

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See The Extraordinary In The Ordinary

Have you ever found yourself with your camera in a place where there is nothing interesting to photograph? The quality of light is poor or the surroundings are boring? You go home with an empty memo... See full article

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Photographically Speaking ~ A Deeper Look At Creating Stronger Images by David duChemin Book Review

Do I really need to introduce David duChemin? Canadian assignment photographer, author and workshop leader, Davids main focus has been humanitarian projects. He has written several truly inspiring ... See full article

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5 Benefits of a Self-Portrait Project

With the new year quickly approaching, many of us are making resolutions and setting goals for the coming year. As photographers, we are always striving to hone our skills and learn more about our cra... See full article

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Pablo Picasso: Light Painting

Pin It One of the more popular types of special effect photography that we’ve seen readers of dPS engaging in over the last few years is that of ‘Light Painting’. However while it mi... See full article

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Branding Your Photography Business Part 2: Business Cards

Part two in this four-part branding your photography business primer takes a look at photographers business cards. You can find part one here. Youd be hard pressed to find a functional business ... See full article

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Does Your Camera Have a Name?

OK – this one’s a little quirky but I’ve met 3 photographers in the last week who’ve given their camera a name! The names were ‘Roxanne’, ‘Pip’ and R... See full article

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Tips to Stay Photographically Focused when Visiting a Large City

Have you ever found yourself in a large city with the overwhelming feeling that you dont know what to start shooting? This is especially true if you only have two or three days on location. It ... See full article

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Lessons Learned From My Trip To Italy

Back in September I was fortunate enough to go and shoot a wedding in Italy for a long time client and now friend. I brought my wife along with me and made a nice little extended vacation out of the t... See full article

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Branding Your Photography Business Part 1: Logos

As a former PR person, the importance of branding was always a topic I was harping on with clients from individual authors to multi-million dollar corporations and non-profit agencies. How a busin... See full article

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25 Inspirational Dog Portrait Photographs

Dogs Dogs Dogs. Earlier today a friend asked me for some ideas on how to photograph her Dog. I did point her to our How to Photograph Pets tutorial but also thought it might be useful to pull together... See full article

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23 Inspirational Images of a Rainy Day

Ever put time aside to get out with your camera and do some photography only to find that the weather turns and the heavens open – spoiling your outing? Don’t let the rain spoil your day &... See full article

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The Decisive Moment {from an impetuous photographer}

I first fell in love withBrooke Snowwhen she started posting theInspired by Lifevideo series on her blog and I noticed that she was something I was not: calm. Brooke was chilled out and not fr... See full article

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What Mode Do You Shoot in Most? [POLL]

What mode do you shoot most of your photos in? We’ve run this poll previously a couple of years back and I’ll be interested to hear whether the results have changed at all in that time. Th... See full article

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20 Spectacular Macro Photography Examples

Macro photography is a popular technique amongst digital photographers. With modern day equipment, it is easier than ever to explore. However, it still takes a high amount of skill, talent and practic... See full article

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What Post Processing Software do You Use Most? [POLL]

Time for another dPS Reader Poll – What Post Processing Software do You Use Most? We ran this same poll 2 years ago so it’ll be interesting to see if there’s been a change. We’... See full article

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What were the First Rules and Lessons of Photography that You Learned?

Someone asked me this morning to give them a few tips on how to teach their child photography. They wanted to know what rules and tips they should be teaching their kids about how to use a camera. The... See full article

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10 More Food Photography Tips

This post is a follow-up to an earlier Digital Photography School guest post on 10 Tips for Mouth Watering Food Photography. Check out the original first before reading on to this post. If theres o... See full article

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Trinette Reed: Photographer Spotlight

This commercial photographer spotlight features Trinette Reed. Together with partner Chris Gramly, they produce photography and motion video for luxury spas, hotels and resorts around the world. They ... See full article

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3 Reasons to Control your Flash and 10 ways to do It

There are many different ways to alter the light coming out of your pop-up and external flash units and many different reasons you might want to do it. Personally, I hate the look of the pop-up flash ... See full article

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Sweet spots Why your f/1.8 isnt so great at f/1.8

This may hit some beginners like a ton of bricks so brace yourself for a mild disappointment here: your lens isn’t wonderful at all f/stops. Yup. A Canon nifty fifty which opens to f/1.8 isnR... See full article

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Dana Neibert: Photographer Spotlight

This commercial photographer spotlight features advertising photographer Dana Neibert. Before entering the world of commercial photography, Dana was an award winning art director. He works with client... See full article

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Adjusting Focus With Datacolor Spyder LensCal

I’ll warn you right up front; this post is not for everyone. Some cameras have the ability to make a fine tune adjustment to autofocus. For those with a camera model that allows for fine tune ad... See full article

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5 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Google+

Are you a DPS reader on Google+? I am! Be sure to add me to one of your circles (add Darren too here)! I started a thread to gather up all the readers from DPS and put them into one big circle so I ca... See full article

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SLR Magic + Sony NEX 5 = Low-Fi Fun! (A review)

Recently I found myself wondering “What else can I do with my Sony NEX 5” It’s a great compact (well, more compact than my 5DMKII) camera that I have a lot of fun with, but what else... See full article

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