Amazing Tips for Tack-Sharp Bird Photography [Video]

Do you wish your bird photos were sharper? You’re not alone. Capturing consistently sharp shots is difficult, especially when you’re using a super-telephoto lens and tracking a fast-moving subject. Fortunately, there are plenty of techniques you can use to dramatically improve your bird photography sharpness, as accomplished photographer Simon d’Entremont explains in this video: Simon shares plenty of advice for beginners, including practical shutter speed, aperture, and equipment r

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8 Tips for Choosing a Great Portrait Photography Location

Every portrait photography session requires a great location. After all, the location determines the backdrop, the foreground, and other key compositional elements. But how do you find the perfect portrait photography location? How do you find foregrounds and backgrounds that both complement and enhance the subject? In this article, I share my top eight tips for choosing a photoshoot location, whether you’re shooting couples, high-school seniors, families, or even street portraits. I

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Front Light Photography: A Complete Guide

What is front lighting in photography? And how can you use front light to capture stunning photos? In this article, I break it all down for you: What front light is When you should use front light (and when you should avoid it) How to work with front light to create the best images Front light photography is powerful, it looks great, and it can certainly level up your portfolio – so if you’re ready to become a lighting master, then let’s dive right in, starting with the basics:

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8 Tips for Pro-Level Smartphone Product Photography

Are you struggling to capture stunning smartphone product shots? You’re not alone. Smartphone product photography often seems tough, especially when you’re starting out. But here’s a secret: With a little bit of know-how, you can take product photos with a smartphone that look just as good as product photos captured with a DSLR or mirrorless camera. You just need to take advantage of your camera settings, your equipment, your lighting options, and your compositional skills – al

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7 Ideas for Rainy Day Photography

When the weather gets rainy, most photographers put away their gear – but in my view, that’s a mistake! There are literally hundreds of great rainy day photography ideas. They don’t take great technical expertise, fancy equipment, or waterproof housing; in fact, all of them can be done from the comfort of your own home. In this article, I share my top 7 favorite rain photoshoot ideas. That way, the next time you want to take photos but the skies open up, you’ll have plenty to c

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10 Beach Photography Tips for Gorgeous Images

In this article, I share 10 easy-to-follow tips and tricks for stunning beach photography. Specifically, I explain: How to create beautiful beach compositions When to head to the beach for the best photos How to select the right beach photography settings for plenty of stunning detail Much more! By the time you’re finished reading, you’ll know how to capture beach shots like a professional. Let’s dive right in, starting with my first tip: 1. Look for focal points I

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13 Amazing Night Photography Ideas

Night photography is an incredible genre, one that offers a near-constant supply of outstanding photo opportunities. However, if you’re a night photography beginner or you’re looking to expand your night photoshoot horizons, then you might benefit from some inspiration. That’s where this article comes in handy. I share 13 of my favorite night photography ideas, and I also offer plenty of tips, tricks, and examples along the way. (Of course, don’t limit yourself to the subjects

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Lifestyle Photography: 4 Tips for Incredible Images of the Everyday

Lifestyle photography is a lot of fun, but how can you get started capturing beautiful lifestyle photos? In this article, I explain what lifestyle photography actually is; I then share my top tips for these “day-in-the-life” images, including planning advice, composition techniques, and a simple way to create more meaningful lifestyle shots. I also illustrate the entire article with lifestyle shots of a single family; that way, you can get a sense of what to expect from your own ph

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dPS Weekly Challenge – Insects

Those creepy crawly critters in your garden / under a rock / in a tree / at the park – you can find an insect pretty much anywhere, BUT, can you photograph it? This one will be challenging – do your best, flex your photo taking muscles and see what you come up with! Here’s a helpful article for you on photographing insects! Share your photo on social media with the hashtag #dPSWeeklyChallenge and #dPSInsects Share your photograph in the comments, remember, this is about challenging y

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Pet Photography Settings: The Ultimate Guide

Are you looking to capture beautiful images of pets? Then you must master your pet photography settings. Unfortunately, pet settings can be challenging to get right, which is why some photographers – those who are not up for a challenge! – will tell you to “never photograph animals or children.” Fortunately, nailing your settings isn’t so hard when you are patient and you have a few simple tips to guide your decisions, and that’s what this article is all about. Below, I brea

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dPS Weekly Challenge – Wheels or Doors

There was this silly thing going around the interwebs a few weeks back “Are there more wheels or doors” and look, we don’t rightly know (or care for the most part, I guess) BUT I did notice that I do enjoy photographing wheels and doors and so, I thought it might be fun to mix it up and call a “Wheels or Doors” challenge this week! You can do either, both or both in the same shot – tricky! Please use the hashtag #dPSWeeklyChallenge and #dPSWheelsOrDoors in your post should you be sh

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7 Travel Photography Mistakes Every Photographer Should Know

A Post By: Kav Dadfar Travel photography doesn’t have to be hard, but there are a handful of mistakes that beginners – and even experienced shooters! – make over and over again. But what are these mistakes? And how can you avoid making them in the future? In this article, I share the 7 most common travel photography mistakes; I also explain how to fix them. By the time you’re done reading, you’ll know how to deal with these pesky problems once and for all! 1. Taking touri

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Freelensing Photography: The Ultimate Guide (+ 5 Tips)

What is freelensing photography, and how can you use it to capture gorgeous images? Freelensing is a powerful creative technique; it can add diversity to a portfolio, and when used carefully, it generates some truly stunning effects. I’ve been doing freelensing for years, and in this article, I share everything I’ve learned – from the absolute basics to advanced tips and advice. I also include plenty of freelensing example photos along the way, so you know exactly what the techni

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Fisheye Photography: A Quick Guide (+ 5 Tips)

What is a fisheye lens, and how can you capture incredible fisheye photography? In this article, I explain everything you need to know to create beautiful fisheye images. I start with a simple definition of fisheye photography; I then offer tips, tricks, and techniques for beautiful fisheye portraits, landscapes, and more. And I share plenty of fisheye examples along the way, so you know exactly what a fisheye lens can do. Are you ready to become a fisheye photo master? Let’s dive r

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dPS Weekly Challenge – Sun

Frank suggested ‘sun’ as a topic! It’s starting to get cold her in Melbourne, so ‘Sun’ is a great idea! Now, having sun as a topic really does leave it pretty open for us all to photograph pretty much anything “But the sun lit my shot” …that’s great, you’re hilarious, can we try to feature the sun in our photos without burning out our retina? Can’t wait to see what you come up with! Use the tags #dPSWeeklyChallenge and #dP

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Clamshell Lighting: An Amazing Two-Light Setup, Explained

What is clamshell lighting? And how can you master clamshell lighting setups for stunning results? In this article, I explain the ins and outs of this simple – yet incredibly powerful – two-light portrait setup. By the time you’re finished reading, you’ll know how to create clamshell-lit portraits like a pro (no matter your lighting gear). So if you’re ready to become a clamshell portrait master, then let’s dive right in, starting with the basics: What is clamshell lighting

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Why 35mm Is Great for Landscape Photography (+ 4 Tips)

Should you use a 35mm lens for landscape photography? Or are you better off with other glass, such as a wide-angle zoom (e.g., a 12-24mm) or even a telephoto lens (e.g., a 70-200mm)? I love 35mm landscape photography. In this article, I explain why 35mm is such a special focal length, and why I encourage everyone to give it a try, no matter their skill level. I also offer a handful of 35mm landscape photography tips, so that – when you do get your hands on a 35mm lens – you can hit

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10 Tips for Breathtaking Cityscape Photography (+ Examples)

Capturing stunning cityscape photos might seem hard, but it’s actually pretty easy – once you know a few tricks, techniques, and secrets. In this article, I share my best advice for cityscape photography, including: How to keep your images consistently sharp (even in low light) How to deal with pedestrians in your cityscape scenes How to capture beautiful compositions using foreground elements How to get incredible cityscape night photography Much, much more! So if you’re ready

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Documentary Photography: 6 Tips to Improve Your Next Project

If you’re looking to create stunning documentary photography, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I explain everything you need to know to carry out a top-notch documentary project. I discuss planning, idea selection, ways to maximize the quality of your images, and so much more – so that, by the time you’re finished reading, you’ll be ready to take pro-level shots on your topic of choice. Ready to become a documentary photography master? Then let’s dive right i

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6 Tips for Jaw-Dropping Coastal Photography

Looking to capture stunning landscape photos of coasts, beaches, oceans, and seasides? You’ve come to the right place. I’ve been photographing coasts for years, and in this article, I offer my best tips for stunning coastal photography, including: The two key accessories most beginners forget The best light for coastal photography How to create stunning coastal compositions (that feature tons of depth!) Much, much more! So if you’re ready to become a coastal image expert, then

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9 Architectural Photography Tips for Stunning Shots

Want to improve your architectural photography? In this article, I share my 9 best tips for incredible architectural images. You’ll discover: Creative techniques (including infrared and refraction photography) to capture unique photos of buildings How to level up your architectural compositions with a few simple adjustments How to handle high dynamic range scenes with ease (so you can create incredibly detailed images) Much more! If you’re ready to take architectural photos like a

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Symmetry in Photography: A Comprehensive Guide (+ Examples)

Symmetry is a powerful compositional device, but how does it work? When should you use it? And, most importantly, how can you use symmetry in photography for amazing results? In this article, I share everything you need to know to get started with symmetrical photography. I also offer some practical tips – so you can start taking your compositions to the next level, fast. Ready to become a symmetry master? Then let’s jump right in, starting with the basics: What is symmetry in photo

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Softbox Photography: A Comprehensive Guide (+ 6 Lighting Setups)

Softbox photography looks incredible – but what is a softbox? What does it offer? And how can you use one for stunning photos? In this article, I share everything you need to know about softboxes, including: Why softboxes are so great for photos How to use a softbox, even as a beginner Plenty of softbox lighting examples (with lighting diagrams) That way, by the time you’re done reading, you’ll be ready to capture softbox images like a pro. Let’s do this! What is a softbo

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dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Leaves dead or alive 

A Post By: Sime Facebook group photographer, Bodhisatya Bhaduri, suggested ‘Leaves Dead or Alive’ and I guess as it’s Autumn out here in Australia and Spring over there on the other side of the world, there will be a good mix of those two extremes in the leaf world (what did I just write!) For this challenge you need to make a photograph of a leaf, or where leaves are the main subject of your photograph. Find an interesting way to portray a leaf – use light, make it a silhouette,

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17 Tips for Amazing Urban Photoshoots (Portrait Photography Guide)

Do you want to do a top-notch urban photoshoot, but you’re not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place. As an experienced city portrait photographer, I’ve spent years refining my techniques – and in this article, I aim to share everything you need to know for stunning urban portraits, including: How to prepare for an urban photoshoot How to pick the right settings for consistently beautiful images How to generate plenty of urban photoshoot ideas Much more! So if yo

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dPS Weekly Challenge – Glass

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Diagonal Lines in Photography: The Ultimate Guide

What are diagonals in photography? And how can you use them to create stunning compositions? In this article, I share everything you need to know about composing with diagonal lines, including: What diagonals in photography actually are How to find diagonals when out shooting Easy tips to improve your diagonal pictures Are you ready to capture diagonal photos like a pro? Then let’s dive right in! What are diagonal lines in photography? Diagonals refer to any slanted lines that appe

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5 Tips for Beautiful Dark Food Photography

Dark food photography has become wildly popular over the last few years. But while dark food photos look amazing, they’re not so easy to create – unless you have a bit of insider’s knowledge, that is! That’s why, in this article, I share my favorite tips, tricks, and secrets for moody food photography, including: How to select the best props and backgrounds for that stunning “dark” look How to light your food photos for a moody effect How to determine the right settings for

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9 Tips for Breathtaking Nature Photography

Do you want to capture gorgeous nature photography, the kind that’ll impress family, friends, and even serious shooters? You’ve come to the right place. In this article, I share my nine best tips to photograph nature, including: The right nature photography gear for consistent results The best settings for nature photoshoots How to prepare for a nature outing Much more! By the time you’re done reading, you’ll be ready to head off on a nature photography adventure of your very

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Flat Lay Photography: The Ultimate Guide (+ Tips)

What is flat lay photography, and how can you capture stunning flat lay photos of your very own? In recent years, flat lay photography has exploded in popularity. And when done well, flat lay shots get tons of attention on social media. But beginners often struggle to capture beautiful flat lays. There’s so much to consider, from subject choice and compositional arrangements to lighting and colors, that many photographers give up without really giving the genre a chance. That’s wh

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6 Tips for Stunning Abstract Photography (+ Examples)

Abstract photography is a lot of fun (and often jaw-droppingly beautiful). But how can you create gorgeous abstract shots of your very own? In this article, I share plenty of practical tips, tricks, and techniques for amazing abstract shots. I also share plenty of inspirational examples. By the time you’re done reading, you’ll know how to capture beautiful abstracts, whether you use a smartphone, a DSLR, or a large-format film camera. Let’s get started! 1. Move your camera while

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dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Humour

A Post By: Sime But how do you use humour (or humor if you’re from the USA) in photography? Here’s a great post on doing just that! This week your weekly photography challenge is humour! (Here’s another example!) as suggested by Kenneth Tyson. Let’s see what you can come up with! Tag your photos with #dPSWeeklyChallenge and #dPSHumour I mean what’s funnier than 5 ‘adults’ stuffed in a phone box! When you share your photo for the challenge, you can share it in th

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5 Spring Photography Ideas to Get You Inspired

A Post By: Simon Bond Are you looking to capture stunning spring photography? Are you in need of some spring photoshoot ideas? In this article, I share five easy-to-follow spring photography ideas – many of which can be tackled in your backyard or at a local park. And you don’t need sophisticated gear, either; you can capture most of these spring pictures with nothing but a cheap camera and some good light. So if you’re excited to photograph spring but you’re not sure what

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6 Portrait Photography Backgrounds to Make Your Images Stand Out

Are you struggling to choose the perfect portrait background for your photos? You’re not alone. Backgrounds can make or break a portrait image, yet finding the right background to complement and enhance your portrait subjects is tricky, whether you’re working in the studio or outdoors. That’s why, in this article, I’m going to share my favorite portrait background ideas. Some are moody, some are upbeat, some are dramatic – but they’re all professional. And you can use them

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dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Bridges

This week, your theme is ‘Bridges’ as chosen by dPS Photo Facebook Group member, Jeannie Jay Martin. Tag your photographs #dPSBridges and #dPSWeeklyChallenge when you share on social media or in the comments of this post. I have 5 examples of bridges for you this week – all from my historical collection on Flickr (Don’t judge, I was learning!) Remember to tag your photos if you share them on Instagram or Twitter and ALSO remember, it has to

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dPS Weekly Photography Challenge – Peace

This week you need to find and photograph something that brings YOU peace. A peaceful scene, something that sets your mind at ease, something peaceful. The Theme Hashtag is #dPSPeace and make sure to include it and #dPSWeeklyChallenge when you’re sharing your photographs on social media. For me personally, I find that pretty much anywhere away from phone signal or out in nature is my peaceful place. I’ve shared some examples below… That said, your peaceful place might be with a cup of t

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Product Photography: 5 Tips for Stunning Shots

Getting great product photos often seems daunting, but it’s simpler than you might think. As an experienced product photographer, I’ve spent years learning the ins and outs of the craft. And in this article, I aim to share it all: How to keep your images ultra-high quality How to light your product photography for beautiful results How to ensure your clients remain as satisfied as possible Much more! Ready to level up your product photography skills? Then let’s dive right in, st

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Focus Stacking: The Ultimate Guide (With Step-By-Step Instructions)

What is focus stacking? How does it work? And how can you use focus stacking for beautiful, tack-sharp images? In this article, I explain everything you need to know about focus stacking, including: What the technique offers for photographers When you should use focus stacking in your photos (and when you should avoid it) The simple, step-by-step process to stack your images By the time you’re done reading, you’ll be able to stack landscape photos, macro photos, and much more. Let

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dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Rust

Big thanks to Debbie Moscoe Magerr for this weeks dPS Photography challenge “Rust” it’s great that you all leave your theme ideas in the thread! Some great, some make me laugh out loud… Keep them coming! (Click here to leave your idea for a weekly challenge) Tag your photos #dPSWeeklyChallenge #dPSRust Thanks week we’re attempting RUST, and I gotta say, I love and hate rust, hate it on my tools, in my car etc, but it’s really cool to photograph! In detail, on something, as a small

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Camera Angles in Photography: A Quick Way to Enhance Your Shots

Want to add interest and variety to your photos? Then try working with different camera angles! It’s an easy compositional technique to use – you simply need to move your camera in different directions – and it’ll make a huge difference. But what photography angles are best? How do you decide on the right camera angle for each situation? That’s where this article comes in handy. Below, I share five angles that pretty much always get great results. I explain how to use them, wh

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Continuous Lighting in Photography: Your Ultimate Guide

Looking to get started with continuous lighting in photography? You’ve come to the right place.  Continuous lights are often overlooked by studio and portrait photographers – yet they offer a host of benefits. And by applying a few simple techniques, you can get incredible results (no matter your level of experience). Below, I explain everything you need to know about continuous lighting, including: How continuous lights differ from strobes and speedlights What makes continuous li

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Photography Ideas: 100+ Things to Photograph in 2022

Sooner or later, we all run out of things to photograph. Or we think we do. In truth, there are countless subjects worth photographing – and many of them can be found in your house, in your backyard, or on a short walk. I’ve compiled a list of more than 100 photography ideas, which I share below. It includes dozens of things to photograph along with lots of example photos. So if you’re looking for cool photos to take or you’re in need of inspiration, read on! Note: I include a

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Lens Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Lens’s Sharpest Aperture

Are you tired of blurry images? Are you looking to capture consistently sharp photos, no matter your lens type? There’s a simple solution: You need to find your lens’s sharpest aperture , also known as your lens’s sweet spot. In this article, I share several methods of determining this ideal aperture. I also discuss additional reasons why your photos might be blurry (so you can deal with any and all issues right from the get-go). By the time you’re done reading, you’ll know ho

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Travel Photography Settings: A Practical Guide

Looking for the best travel photography settings? You’ve come to the right place. In this guide, I take you through the settings you need to capture stunning travel photos, including: The travel camera mode that I highly recommend The best aperture, shutter speed, and ISO for travel photography How to set up your camera for beautiful shots of church cathedrals and other interiors Much more! Of course, there is no single list of perfect settings for travel photography; it depends on

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9 Tips to Improve Your Food Photography Styling

Want to capture mouthwatering food photos? Then you must master food styling, which is the art of making your food as attractive as possible. I’ve been doing food photography for years, and over time, I’ve developed plenty of food styling techniques for incredible results. In this article, I share my 9 favorites, including: How much food to use in each photo Simple elements you can add to enhance the food An easy way to come up with plenty new food styling ideas So if you’re r

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dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Black and White Landscapes

Getting a little specific here this week! Manabendra Saha from our Facebook group has suggested Black White Landscapes, and that sounds like a lot of fun! #dPSBWLandscapes #dPSWeeklyChallenge There are no rules to our weekly challenge, just the expectation that you’ll do your best to improve your photography! Anyone can drive down a ride (or walk, or ride) and find a landscape of some kind and then make a black white photograph of that landscape, but how do you make your photograph INTERESTIN

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Songs About Photography: 11 Great Options (+ Link to Playlist!)

Looking for songs about photography? You’ve come to the right place. In this article, I share 11 inspiring songs, all of which feature cameras, photographers, photography, and photographic themes. So if you’re in need of some songs about photographs – whether you’re a photographer looking for inspiration or a casual listener who likes photography – then read on! 1. “Kodachrome,” by Paul Simon “Kodachrome” is the lead single from Paul Simon’s third studio al

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7 Tips for Self-Portrait Photography (+ Examples)

Starting a self-portrait project? Want to capture beautiful portrait photos using nothing but a camera, a tripod, and your own ingenuity? In this article, I share my favorite techniques, gear, camera settings, and technical secrets for instant success. I also include plenty of self-portrait examples so you can gain inspiration along the way. Doing self-portrait photography isn’t always easy, especially when you’re just beginning. But as this article shows, once you get the basi

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dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Low Angle Reflections

A Post By: Sime We’ve had ‘reflections‘ before now, but it was suggested that we try ‘low angle reflections‘ and here are a couple of examples of what I mean! Use the hashtag #dPSLowAngleReflection when you share your photo online! You have from now until next Saturday morning to get your photos online! Water is the obvious choice to make your reflections, and you can wait for rain, or take a drink bottle and setup your shot yourself, it works well to have your camera on a tripo

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A Comprehensive Guide to Spherical Aberration

What is spherical aberration, and how does it affect your photos? Spherical aberration is a fairly technical term, one that’s not often used and frequently confused with similar concepts such as chromatic aberration. However, it’s very likely that your photos are affected by spherical aberration – because most lenses are, in fact, designed with spherical elements. If you’ve noticed your images are somewhat blurry, especially toward the edges of the frame, then you might have a

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dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Monochromatic

A Post By: Sime It may surprise some of you to learn that ‘monochromatic photography’ doesn’t mean ‘Black White photography’ (But essentially all BW Photographs ARE Monochromatic, just not the other way around) and that in fact monochromatic photography is any photograph that has a single colour/hue, but can have variations in different shades/tints of that same colour. What is monochrome color? That said, Black and white photography (which renders a photograph in varying degree

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10 Travel Photography Tips for Breathtaking Images

A Post By: Natalie Denton (nee Johnson) Planning a trip or vacation? Want to capture gorgeous, memorable images on your next travel outing? In this article, I share my top ten favorite tips for travel photography, including: Gear advice to get you started How to successfully prepare before photographing a new destination How to come back with unique photos of popular subjects Much more! By the time you’re finished, you’ll be ready to embark on any adventure with your camera

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A Comprehensive Guide to Dynamic Range in Photography

Dynamic range is a fundamental concept in photography, one that every photographer must understand. Unfortunately, it generates a lot of confusion, thanks to its technical components and difficult-sounding name. But dynamic range isn’t nearly as complex as you might think. And in this article, I break it all down for you. I explain: What dynamic range in photography actually is How dynamic range affects your images How you can use your understanding of dynamic range to instantly impr

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The Reciprocal Rule in Photography, Explained

If you’re looking to capture sharp photos, then the reciprocal rule is an excellent starting point. But what is the reciprocal rule? How does it work? And how is it affected by crop factors and image stabilization? In this article, I explain everything you need to know about the reciprocal rule in photography. By the time you’re done, you’ll know how to apply it to your own photos for consistently sharp shots. Let’s get started. What is the reciprocal rule in photography? The re

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9 Tips for Beautiful Flat Lay Food Photography

Flat lay food photography is a popular sub-genre of still life – in fact, you’ve probably seen plenty of flat lay shots while scrolling through Instagram or even while browsing recipes on a cooking website. But how can you create a professional-looking flat lay shot, the kind that is beautiful and elegant and mouthwatering all at the same time? In this article, I share nine flat lay tips that are guaranteed to enhance your photos, including simple settings tips for beginners as well

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9 Tips for Eye-Catching Street Portrait Photography

Street portrait photography is incredibly fun and rewarding, but it’s not always easy to capture a great image. You might struggle to find the right subjects and the right compositions – or you might feel uncomfortable photographing people as you pass them in the streets. Personally, I love taking street portraits, and in this article, I share all of my favorite tips and techniques for beautiful results. I explain how to work with different backgrounds, how to capture interesting p

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dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – In the details

This week’s challenge comes from our Facebook Group member, Monica Herman! The theme for the challenge is “In The Details” What does it mean to capture the details? Probably something different in most individual photographs, my example is I was photographing a graffiti festival some time ago, and I recall getting a handful of photographs of one artist, progressively honing in on the detail. See is you can get a sense for that in my photographs below. Show us what ‘In The Details’ me

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Fill Light Photography: Your Essential Guide

A Post By: John McIntire What is fill light photography? And how can you use fill light to achieve stunning portraits? Fill light is one of those essential skills that every portrait photographer should master, whether they prefer natural or artificial light. In fact, as a professional portraitist, I use fill light all the time in my own work. Over the years, I’ve developed plenty of tips and techniques for beautiful use of fill light – and in this article, I lay it all out: A

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dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Leading Lines

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How to Become a Good Photographer: 12 Steps

In this article, I explain how you can become a better photographer – just by following a few simple guidelines. Specifically, I share my 12-step plan that’ll help you develop both your technical skills (i.e., settings, composition, editing) and your artistic skills (i.e., your personal photographic voice). If you read this article carefully, if you follow my plan, and you put in the work, then you will become a good photographer. Step 1: Look at the light Most folks, when t

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8 Travel Photography Composition Tips (to Instantly Improve Your Shots!)

If you want to capture stunning travel photography, you must master composition. A thoughtful composition is a key ingredient in every great travel image – so if you can learn to create beautiful compositions, you’ll be well on your way to shooting gorgeous photos of far-flung cities, landscapes, and more. In this article, I share with you my top eight travel photography composition tips, from the basics to more advanced techniques that’ll help you refine your skills. Bottom lin

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Bracketing in Photography: The Ultimate Guide

Bracketing is a powerful photographic technique – but what does it achieve and when should you use it? In this article, I explain everything you need to know about bracketing in photography, from the absolute basics (e.g., how to bracket in-camera) to more advanced tips and techniques (e.g., how you can use bracketing to create pro-level landscape and cityscape shots). I also include plenty of practical advice along the way, so you know exactly when and how to apply bracketing for the

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10 Essential Bird Photography Camera Settings

Are you looking to get started with bird photography, but you’re not sure which settings are best? In this article, I break it all down for you. Drawing on years of experience as a bird photographer, I share my favorite shooting modes, exposure settings, autofocus settings, and more – the tried and tested methods that practically guarantee extraordinary results. By the time you’re finished, you’ll know all about the best bird photography settings, and you’ll be ready to captur

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10 Essential Bird Photography Camera Settings

Are you looking to get started with bird photography, but you’re not sure which settings are best? In this article, I break it all down for you. Drawing on years of experience as a bird photographer, I share my favorite shooting modes, exposure settings, autofocus settings, and more – the tried and tested methods that practically guarantee extraordinary results. By the time you’re finished, you’ll know all about the best bird photography settings, and you’ll be ready to captur

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How to Photograph Snowflakes: A Step-By-Step Guide

Snowflake photos look absolutely gorgeous – but if you want to create stunning snowflake macro photography of your own, where do you start? How do you record a tiny snowflake with all its beautiful detail? I’ve been photographing snowflakes for years. And in this article, I’m going to reveal everything you need to know to capture photos just like mine, including: The perfect snowflake gear setup How to get an entire snowflake sharp and in focus The best time to do snowflake pho

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9 Creative Photography Ideas You Can Do From Home

Looking to get inspired with some creative photography ideas? In this article, we share 9 easy ideas to get your creative juices flowing – and best of all, each and every one can be done from home. You don’t need to take expensive trips or head out in bitterly cold weather; just set up at your kitchen table, prepare your camera, and have tons of fun! So if you’re ready to capture some incredible photos, then let’s dive in, starting with our first idea: 1. Photograph water drop

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dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Around The House

A Post By: Sime This week our challenge is brought to you by dPS Group Member, Kathie Dillon. Thanks Kathie! “Around The House” is our theme – which really does leave your options open! The photograph has to be taken on your property / in your house / where you live. Hey! We have a weekly We newsletter with some fantastic free tips – sign up here Must be a new photograph! Must be taken in or around your house! It’s that simple! You could try out some ‘Rules’ while you we

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6 Portrait Lighting Patterns Every Photographer Should Know

A Post By: Darlene Hildebrandt If you want to capture flattering portraits, then you must master lighting. Fortunately, this is pretty easy, thanks to lighting patterns – that is, simple portrait lighting setups you can consistently use for nice-looking images. In fact, portrait lighting patterns are great for beginners and advanced shooters alike; as an experienced portrait photographer, I use these patterns all the time in my own work. Below, I share six useful photography ligh

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White Balance in Photography: The Essential Guide

What is white balance in photography? And how can it enhance your images? In this article, I’m going to share everything you ever wanted to know about white balance, including: The white balance camera settings you should use for consistently good results How white balance can instantly improve your shots How you can use white balance for gorgeous creative effects in your photos I’m also going to explain key related terms, such as color temperature, white balance presets, and mor

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8 Tips for Impactful Street Photography Lighting

Lighting is a key component of great street photography. After all, by carefully working with the light, you can capture shadowy photos, silhouettes, upbeat shots, ethereal images, and so much more. But what type of street photography lighting is best? And how can you use it to your advantage? In this article, I share plenty of practical lighting tips. I explain the best types of light for street shooting, and I also offer tricks and techniques I’ve developed over the years that’ll h

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5 Food Photography Tips to Instantly Improve Your Images

In this article, I explain five simple but effective techniques to seriously level up your food photography. I also provide plenty of before/after examples, so you can see how each tip will affect your photos in practical situations. These are the exact techniques I use to capture consistently beautiful food shots in my professional work, and – I promise you – they’re not hard to follow. So if you’re ready to discover how to photograph food like a pro, then let’s dive right i

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dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Slow Shutter

Well hello there 2022! 2022 is going to be great, right? Well, we hope yours has started well regardless of what’s going on around the world! Now, there was a suggestion that we mix in, rather than just regular themes, some more technical themes and that those that might be a bit scared at the thought use these themes to learn from others in our Facebook group – a great idea, we’re not called ‘Digital Photography School’ for nothing! So, our first theme of the year is ‘Slow Shutter

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Reflector Photography: How to Use a Reflector for Stunning Portraits

A Post By: Dennis Drenner How does a reflector work? And how can you use a reflector to capture beautiful portraits? A reflector is one of the simplest photography accessories you can buy – yet a basic, $40 reflector can make an insane difference to your portraits. As a seasoned portrait shooter, I never leave home without a reflector, and neither should you. In this article, I explain everything you need to know to use a reflector like a pro, including: The different types of r

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The dPS Top Photography Tips of 2021

This year, we’ve published hundreds of photography tutorials; below, we feature the most popular, covering composition, lighting, camera settings, post-processing, and more. So if you want to enhance your photos, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look! 1. Rule of Thirds in Photography: The Essential Guide 2. Glamour Posing Guide: 21 Sample Poses to Get You Started 3. Female Poses: 21 Posing Ideas to Get You Started Photographing Women 4. How to Shoot in Manual Mode

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Happy New Year From the dPS Team (2022!)

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dPS Top Nature and Wildlife Photography Tips of 2021

Like nature and wildlife photography? Then you’re going to love these articles, which are chock full of our best nature and wildlife advice from 2021. Discover how to choose the perfect settings, level up your compositions, capture wildlife in action, and so much more. Take a look! 1. Sunset Predictor: How to Predict Dramatic Sunsets Like a Pro 2. 12 Snow Photography Tips (How to Capture Magical Snow Shots) 3. 11 Sunset Photography Tips for Beautiful Results 4. 10 Flowe

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dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Best of 2021

It’s been a year since we did a “Best of” that we thought may introduce a year that saw the end of Covid and well… here we are, a year older… When you think back over the last year, does any single photograph stand out more so than others? It’s totally fine if the answer to this question is no – share the one that means the most to you, or the one that inspires you the most to work at your photography in 2022. For me, there are a couple that I liked, for one reason or another, and

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12 Snow Photography Tips (How to Capture Magical Snow Shots)

If you want to capture stunning snow photography, then you’ve come to the right place. I love snow photoshoots, and I’ve been photographing snow for years. In this article, I share my absolute best tips for snow shots, including: The best snow photography settings The best time to head out for pictures in the snow How to keep your camera gear safe in the cold How to photograph falling snow for a beautiful, ethereal effect Magical snow picture ideas Much more! So if you’re read

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Happy Holidays 2021 From the dPS Team

Well, it’s Christmas, folks! Here at dPS, we’d like to wish you the most joyous of holidays and an amazing end to the year. We also want to express our gratitude – for being such a vital part of dPS, for supporting us through these difficult times, and for joining us in the most exciting of adventures: photography! We’re certainly thrilled to keep offering photography instruction in 2022, and you can look forward to some great content. So here’s to a holiday season and a new

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dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Roadtrip

This week your challenge is “Road Trip” maybe you’re getting away for a break over the holidays, maybe you’re not! The tag for this week’s challenge is #dPSRoadtrip make sure you include it if you’re posting on your own social media. (You can tag us too, our links are down below) All you need to do is tell the story of a road trip with a single image! A packed car, a long road, a steering wheel, a close up of your (or someone else’s) tyres on the road – the ideas are plentiful,

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Lake District Landscape Photography Tips (+7 Must-See Locations)

The Lake District is one of the UK’s most stunning national parks and one of the absolute best places in the world for landscape photography. It features glacial lakes, rugged fells, and mountain views, as well as picturesque inns and attractive market towns. But if you’re a first-time Lake District visitor, what’s the best way to capture beautiful photos? And what are the best locations for a landscape photographer? In this guide, I share plenty of Lake District landscape photog

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Butterfly Lighting in Photography (Capture Stunning Portraits)

What is butterfly lighting, and how can you use it for flattering portraits? In this article, I aim to share everything you need to know for beautiful butterfly lighting setups, including: When you should (and shouldn’t) use butterfly lighting Necessary butterfly lighting equipment A step-by-step method to create a simple butterfly setup Advanced methods of modifying your setup for even better results So if you’re ready to get started with this gorgeous lighting technique, then l

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10 Street Photography Tips for Beautiful Shots

How can you capture stunning street photos? What’s the best way to get started with street photography? As an experienced street shooter, I’ve been exactly where you are – and over time, I’ve developed plenty of street photography tips and techniques to go from beginner shots to standout professional images. That’s what this article is all about; I share everything you need to know to jumpstart your street photos, including: My favorite street photography gear How to get ov

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Flashop Studio Lets You Easily Deliver Photos to Customers

Over the last year, our company, AM Studios, has been developing a simple, quick way to deliver digital images – so that photographers and businesses can save time and resources when working with customers. Introducing Flashop Studio, a hassle-free method of image delivery. It has produced astonishing results for our photography program, and it’s also increased our sales average, customer satisfaction rating, and profit margins. (In other words, photographers love Flashop Studio!)

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The dPS Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers (2021)

In this 2021 gift guide, we offer plenty of gift ideas for photographers, whether they’re a beginner, a hobbyist, or even a professional. We share the best gifts for photographers at all price points, including cameras, lenses, accessories, creative photography tools, and much more.  So no matter your budget and no matter the photographer, you’re bound to find the right item!  Take a look: Featured: Photzy Snap Cards In many ways, the best gift for a photographer is ed

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The Essential Guide to Photographing Birds in Flight

If you want to photograph birds in flight like a pro, then you’ve come to the right place. As a longtime bird photographer, I’ve spent countless hours tracking birds through the viewfinder, dealing with the frustration, the difficulties, and the exhilaration that comes from nailing a perfect shot. I’ve made plenty of mistakes – and I’ve also discovered many, many tips and techniques that’ll instantly elevate your photos. And in this article, I aim to share it all. I’ll

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How to Take Sharp Images (11 Simple Tips)

If you want to capture sharp images consistently, then you’ve come to the right place. Because while achieving clean, crisp, sharp photos may seem difficult, it’s actually pretty easy – once you know the right techniques. And that’s what I’ll share in this article, today: my top 11 best tips, techniques, and secrets for sharper images. So whether you’re a beginner struggling to deal with blur, or an experienced photographer looking for that extra bit of crispness, read on

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The Ultimate Guide to Street Photography (2021)

A Post By: James Maher In this article, I’m going to explain everything you could ever want to know about street photography, including: The best cameras and lenses for shooting on the streets How to overcome fear when taking pictures of strangers How to capture beautiful street photography compositions How to find the best street photography lighting Much more! By the time you’ve finished, you’ll be a street photo expert, and you’ll know how to capture stunning street im

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8 Chocolate Photography Tips for Mouthwatering Images

Do you want to do chocolate photography that looks elegant, beautiful, and mouthwateringly delicious? If you’ve ever tried to photograph chocolate, you probably realize that making it look good is not an easy task – unless you know a few tricks, that is! In this article, you’ll find some tips and techniques that’ll help you on your next chocolate photoshoot; they discuss handling your subject, picking the perfect gear, editing your images, and more. So if you’re eager to impr

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dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Negative Space

We’ve had a crack at this previously, but it was a while ago and it’s a brand new day, so why not. What IS ‘negative space’ in photography? Very basically it’s using the open space in an image to draw focus to the subject – your eyes pretty much can’t help but be drawn from the nothingness to the subject. This week your challenge comes from Sharon Williams a member of our Facebook Group (you should join!) …and after you join you should suggest a challenge (or suggest one in the

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dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Friends

A Post By: Sime This week your challenge is to photograph an image that says “Friends” it’s that simple! Make sure you use the theme hashtag if you’re posting on social media #dpsfriends Here are three great resources for photographing groups, on our website. How to take great group photos 6 keys to shooting great group photos Sample poses for photographing groups Now, the links above all point to “group” photography, as in a group of friends, but realistically, it m

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Burst Mode: What Is It, and How Should You Use It?

Do you want to capture action shots of kids running, birds flying, sports players dunking, split-second moments on the streets, and more? Well, you can – if you know how to use your camera’s burst mode, that is. Burst mode, also known as continuous shooting mode, allows you to shoot a series of rapid-fire images without stopping. Depending on your camera’s capabilities, you can record 5, 10, 20, or even 60 images per second, and each one offers another opportunity to capture a o

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Beauty Dish Photography: The Essential Guide (+ 5 Lighting Setups)

A Post By: Gary Detonnancourt The beauty dish is one of my absolute favorite light modifiers – but it can be intimidating for beginners, and can even confuse serious portrait shooters. That’s why, in this article, I share everything you need to know about beauty dish photography, from the lighting basics all the way to my favorite setups. I also explain when it makes sense to use a beauty dish versus a softbox, so if you’re not sure which way to go, I should be able to help y

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7 Macro Food Photography Tips (for Eye-Catching Shots!)

A Post By: Rick Ohnsman When your objective is to communicate that your subject is tasty and delicious, macro food photography might be just the technique you need. And sometimes, it’s not so much about the appeal to the palate as it is about capturing the interesting colors, textures, and patterns of a food subject. An extreme macro of food might not even clearly identify the subject – instead, it might simply be interesting as an abstract. Whatever your intent, let’s explor

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Exposure Triangle: Everything You Need to Know

What is the exposure triangle? How does it work? And how can you use it to capture beautifully detailed photos? You’ve come to the right place. In this article, I’m going to share the ins and outs of the photographic triangle of exposure. I’ll identify the three triangle corners, I’ll explain what they do, and I’ll explain how you can use the triangle to instantly elevate your photos. If you’ve never encountered the exposure triangle, or you’re not sure how it works, then y

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How Do Cameras Work? A Guide for Beginners

Want to know how cameras work but don’t want to read about complicated mathematics and physics? This is the guide for you. In this article, I’ll explain how most cameras work, and I’ll also explain the differences between various camera types (such as film versus digital and DSLR versus mirrorless). With this knowledge, you can make an informed choice before buying a new camera – plus, you can better understand what’s going on inside your equipment! If you’re ready to get

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10 Ways to Take Stunning Portraits (Portrait Photography Guide)

How do you do portrait photography that has the wow factor? Capturing stunning portraits often seems difficult, but it’s actually pretty easy once you know a few tips and tricks. Below, I share my 10 absolute favorite techniques for shooting portraits, including tips for lighting, composition, perspective, and much more. I’ve also included plenty of portrait photography examples (to get you inspired as we go along). Hopefully, by the time you’re done, you’ll be a more confident

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dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Stairways

This weeks topic brought to you by Norma Prina Murphy from out Facebook group theme post (Add your ideas) Use #dPSStairways if you share your images on social media, makes them easier for us to find and admire that way, you can comment in the comments section under this post if you don’t use social media, and upload your photo to your comment directly. As is mostly the case, make a new photograph for the challenge, this is to help challenge your photo skills and your creativity. ‘Stairways

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Fire Photography: How to Capture Fire Photos Like a Pro

Fire photography doesn’t have to be scary, and it can be a lot of fun, too – if you know what you’re doing. As an experienced fire photographer, I’ve discovered all the tips, tricks, and techniques that will guarantee you gorgeous results, including: The proper fire photoshoot settings How to stay safe while photographing fire How to include fire in your compositions By the time you’re done with this article, you’ll know how to photograph fire like a pro (and you’ll

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dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Perfectly aligned

A Post By: Sime This week your weekly challenge photography theme is “Perfectly aligned” by our dPS Facebook group member Sharon WIlliams. Use the hashtag #dPSPerfectlyAligned if you’re sharing on social media. Share your photograph in the comments below if you don’t use social media. (Here’s how) Perfectly aligned? The sun? Lines on a road? Kids artwork on a wall (I’m running late this week, that’s all I’ve got – BUT – I will find something during the week!)

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dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Abandonment

A Post By: Sime I was trying to think how to best describe what the person that suggest this theme was after (Thanks, Sean Toler, from our Facebook group) and after reading his suggestion and the subsequent comments, I thought it was easier to let Sean and Marilyn tell their story! This week your theme is ‘Abandonment’ so use #dPS Abandonment in your posts! Clever, huh! (But for those using a reader, here’s that transcript!) I like this. Lately I’ve been photograp

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5 Tips for Jaw-Dropping Winter Landscape Photography

Winter landscape photography is a lot of fun – and it doesn’t have to be hard, either, assuming you know the right techniques. In this article, I’ll share five critical winter landscape tips so you can start capturing beautiful snowy landscapes like the pros. Specifically, I’ll discuss: The best time of day for winter landscape photography (this one might surprise you!) The right winter photography camera settings How to enhance your winter landscape compositions Much, much m

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Refraction Photography: 4 Practical Tips (+ Examples)

Refraction photography is a ton of fun, but how does it work? How can you get started capturing gorgeous refraction photos? In this article, I’m going to share plenty of tips and ideas for stunning refraction shots, including both glass refraction and water refraction photography. I’ll also share plenty of examples, so you know exactly what you can achieve! So if you’re ready to capture some photos just like this… …then let’s get started! What is refraction photog

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Light Trail Photography: A Beginner’s Guide (+ Examples)

If you want to capture beautiful light trail photography, then you’ve come to the right place. Because while beginners struggle to understand how light trails work, it’s actually pretty easy – once you know a few simple tricks. And that’s what I’ll share with you in this article: The tips, tricks, and techniques you need to know for amazing results. By the time you’re done, you’ll be able to capture images just like this: Plus, you’ll know how to experiment

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How to Read (and Use) Histograms for Beautiful Exposures

Are you struggling to understand how histograms in photography work? Do you want to know how to read a histogram so you can capture consistently detailed exposures? In this article, we’re going to look at everything you need to know to get started with histogram photography, including: What a histogram actually is How to understand the peaks of a histogram graph How to use a histogram to prevent overexposure and underexposure Histogram pitfalls and mistakes So if you’re ready to

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The Essential Guide to Camera Light Meters

These days, every camera has an in-built light meter – but what actually is it, and how does it work? In this article, I share everything you need to understand your camera’s light meter. And by the time you’re done, you’ll be able to select different metering modes, plus you’ll know how to meter your camera for great results. Let’s get started. What is a camera light meter? A light meter measures the amount of light reflecting off a scene, then indicates the proper combin

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How to Get Natural Smiles in Photos: 20 Easy Tips

Every beginner struggles to make people smile for a portrait. Sure, you can always ask your subjects to say “Cheese!” but the resulting smiles rarely look natural. Encouraging natural smiles is hard. It often seems impossible. Fortunately, capturing smiling pictures is not as hard as it sounds. As a professional event photographer, getting complete strangers to smile is a big part of my job, and I’ve picked up plenty of proven techniques that I’ll share with you today, from spe

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12 Tips for Beautiful Low-Light Landscape Photography

Low-light landscape photography may seem hard – but it doesn’t have to be. With a few tips, tricks, and simple techniques, you can easily: Nail low-light exposures, consistently Keep your camera steady for rock-solid images Work with the light for beautiful long exposures Select the perfect low-light landscape settings Much more! And in this article, I’ll share it all with you! So if you’re ready to become a low-light master, then let’s get started. 1. Get in position befo

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Manual Focus in Photography: The Ultimate Guide

What is manual focus, how does it work, and why should you use it in your photography? That’s what I aim to answer in this article. You see, manual focus is (somewhat) advanced, yet it can be a game-changing technique – if you know when and how to use it for outstanding results. Below, I tell you everything you need to know to get started with manual focus. I give you a step-by-step lesson in how to manually focus, plus I share plenty of scenarios where these focusing techniques make

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dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – The Number 3

This week’s photo challenge is “The Number 3” from one of our Facebook group members, Jayda Messer. Open to your own interpretation, “The Number 3” could be many things! Your image clearly needs to indicate or say “The number 3” in some way, shape or form. I had NO idea what to photograph for this theme, and then spotted this little trio, thankfully not quite ripe enough for the kids to demolish, but just fine for their portrait session. Photographed with a 55mm f/1.8 in

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How to Use a Gray Card in Your Photography (Step By Step)

What is a gray card, and how can you use one in your photography? In this article, I’m going to address all things gray-card related. I’m going to share the purpose of a gray card, when it’s needed, and – most importantly! – how to use a gray card for beautiful exposure and colors in your photos. These little accessories start at less than $10, yet they give you a huge amount of control over your images, and they can be invaluable in tricky situations. So to master gray card ph

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10 Tips for Spectacular (and Spooky!) Halloween Photography

Looking for Halloween photography tips and tricks? Want some fun Halloween photoshoot ideas to take your images to the next level? In this article, I’m going to share plenty of techniques for beautiful Halloween pictures, including: Lighting tips for spooky results Compositional secrets to give your images an edge Easy ways to photograph your kids and their adorable costumes Fun Halloween photo ideas Much more! So if you’re ready to pick up that camera on the scariest day of the ye

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Emotional Photography: 5 Tips to Add Feeling to Your Photos

The best photography often conveys emotions, but how do you create emotional photography? How do you add feelings to your photos so you can move the viewer and ensure they connect with the piece? I’ve spent years honing my ability to infuse photos with emotions. And in this article, I’ll share my absolute favorite techniques – so that you can capture powerful, moving images, too! Of course, not all viewers experience the same emotions in response to the same photos, so don’t fe

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22 Self-Portrait Ideas to Get You Inspired

Are you looking for self-portrait ideas so you can create powerful, eye-catching results? If you’re a frequent self-portrait photographer, you’re bound to struggle with inspiration now and then, so this article will be a big help. And if you’re a first-time self-portrait photographer, then you’re certainly on the right track; the ideas I share below will get you started taking gorgeous self portraits! Now, if you are a beginner, you might be wondering: What’s the difference b

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Negative Space in Photography: The Essential Guide

A Post By: Sandra Roussy What is negative space in photography, and how can you use it for beautiful compositions? The term negative space may sound problematic, but it’s actually an essential component of almost every great image. In fact, if you want to create gorgeous photos, you must master negative space; that way, you can take shots that feature balanced, harmonious, eye-catching arrangements. (You can also capture wonderfully minimalistic compositions, as I discuss down be

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dPS Weekly Photo Challenge: My Street

Thanks to Marjorie over in our Facebook Group, this week we’re having a go at photographing our street “On the street where I live” So earlier, I grabbed my camera and headed to the top of my street and this was the first thing that caught my eye… (Someone that lives around here has done similar on many signs..) Use the hashtag #dPSInMyStreet if you share your photograph on social media “Stop Having Kids” What you choose to photograph in your street is entirely up to you

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Bird Photography: 10 Tips for Beautiful Images

Looking to capture stunning photos of birds? While bird photography can often seem daunting, it’s actually pretty easy – once you get the hang of it. In this article, I’ll share everything you need to know for stunning bird pictures, including: The best camera equipment for action-packed bird shots The perfect bird photography lighting Simple tips to improve your compositions Plenty of bird photography examples Much, much more! So if you’re ready to become an expert, let’s

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10 Questions for Photographers (You Should Always Ask!)

If you meet a photographer, what questions should you ask them? What questions about photography will help you understand what they do? How can you use their knowledge to improve your own photography? I’ve spent a lot of time interviewing photographers, and I’ve developed a list of essential questions for photographers that I highly recommend you commit to memory. These are the types of questions that will give you the best, most useful advice, and they’ll also help you underst

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Real Estate Photography: The Complete Guide

Do you want to capture beautiful, eye-catching real estate photos? You’ve come to the right place. Real estate photography might seem difficult and even high pressure, but with a little know-how, you can start creating outstanding images right away. I’ve spent plenty of time learning the ins and outs of real estate and house photography, and today, I’d like to pass that knowledge on to you. So if you’re ready to learn how to photograph houses like a pro, then let’s dive in, sta

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Bird Photography: 10 Tips for Beautiful Images

Looking to capture stunning photos of birds? While bird photography can often seem daunting, it’s actually pretty easy – once you get the hang of it. In this article, I’ll share everything you need to know for stunning bird pictures, including: The best camera equipment for action-packed bird shots The perfect bird photography lighting Simple tips to improve your compositions Plenty of bird photography examples Much, much more! So if you’re ready to become an expert, let’s

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9 Tips for Gorgeous Macro Still Life Photography

A Post By: Rick Ohnsman You may have done macro photography, and you may have photographed still-life subjects. But have you combined them for some macro still life photography fun? Combine the love of gardening with the enjoyment of macro still life photography. These newly-planted African daisies proved beautiful subjects for shooting with my Canon EOS R6 mirrorless camera and a Tamron 90mm macro lens. Macro photography speaks to the techniques and equipment we use to

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Shallow Depth of Field: How to Get It in Your Photos (5 Easy Ways)

What is shallow depth of field photography? And how can you create it for beautiful, pro-level effects? In this article, I’ll share everything you need to know about shallow depth of field, including: What shallow depth of field actually is Why shallow depth of field is useful in photography Five easy ways to create that gorgeous shallow depth of field effect In fact, here’s my guarantee: By the time you leave, you’ll be a shallow DOF expert. Sound good? Let’s dive right in

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Just Add Light

I have been thinking about light a lot recently, adding light to images by using lots of different sources, flash, led panels, torches, bedside lamps etc, but I have to level with you, while I love experimenting with light, I’m not a master of ‘all of the settings’ and I mess up often – and that’s ok, we learn. We thought it might be a fun idea to do another “more than one image” challenge to see what adding light, however you like, can lift an image. Share your photo on social m

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Photography Lighting Equipment: The Essential Guide

When you first dive into photography lighting equipment, you’re bound to feel massively overwhelmed. Studio lighting seems complex, it’s full of confusing jargon, and it certainly isn’t designed for the beginner. But here’s the truth: While photography lighting might seem complicated, it’s actually pretty easy to get started – assuming you have the right teacher. That’s where this article comes in handy; I aim to share all the photoshoot lighting basics, so that by the

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How to Make Money With Your Photography (From Fine Art America)

Have you ever wanted to sell your photos, but the process seemed too time-consuming or even overwhelming? Does making stress-free money from your images sound appealing?  Then you should explore Fine Art America, a company that takes artists from creators to full-blown entrepreneurs – practically overnight. Fine Art America is designed to get photography businesses off the ground. FAA lets you sell photos online and create merchandise directly from its online platform with zero hass

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10 Wildlife Photography Tips for Stunning Results

Do you want to capture beautiful, powerful, eye-catching images of wildlife? As a professional wildlife photographer, I’ve spent years developing the techniques needed to get consistently great shots. And in this article, I aim to share my secrets, from the perfect wildlife lighting to the best ways to capture those once-in-a-lifetime moments. So no matter your skill level, if you’re looking to take your wildlife photography to the next level, you’ve come to the right place. Let

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8 Tips for Beautiful Fall Landscape Photography

Capturing stunning autumn landscape photos might seem difficult, but it’s actually pretty easy – once you know a few simple tricks. As an experienced fall landscape photographer, I’ve spent plenty of time in search of those elusive fall photos. I’ve made lots of mistakes, but I’ve also had a lot of success, and in this article, I aim to show you how it’s done. Specifically, I’m going to share eight practical tips for creating beautiful fall landscape photography. I’ll c

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7 Tips for Action-Packed Indoor Sports Photography

Indoor sports aren’t always easy to photography. In fact, for the beginning sports photographer, they can be downright intimidating, thanks to the fast action, low light, and limited camera movement. Fortunately, experienced sports shooters have developed lots of advice that makes indoor sports photography way easier, including: Simple starting settings for sharp indoor shots Standard gear that every beginner should own Careful research you should do before approaching a sport Much

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8 Tips for Beautiful Fall Landscape Photography

Capturing stunning autumn landscape photos might seem difficult, but it’s actually pretty easy – once you know a few simple tricks. As an experienced fall landscape photographer, I’ve spent plenty of time in search of those elusive fall photos. I’ve made lots of mistakes, but I’ve also had a lot of success, and in this article, I aim to show you how it’s done. Specifically, I’m going to share eight practical tips for creating beautiful fall landscape photography. I’ll c

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8 Tips for Stunning Car Photography

Car photography is tons of fun – but it can also be very intimidating unless you know the tricks of the trade. Fortunately, as a professional automobile photographer, I’ve developed plenty of techniques for creating top-notch photos of cars. And in this article, I’m going to share eight essential tips, including: The best lighting for car photo shoots Plenty of ideas for amazing car pictures Common car photography mistakes to look out for Much, much more! So no matter your skil

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50mm vs 85mm: Which Is Best for Portrait Photography?

A Post By: Meredith Clark Which lens is better, 50mm vs 85mm? It’s a common question, but one without an easy answer; after all, 50mm and 85mm lenses are both great – it just depends on what and how you like to photograph. That’s where this article comes in. I’m going to share the pros and cons of photographing portraits with 85mm and 50mm lenses. I’m also going to share plenty of examples so you can see these two lens types in action. Hopefully, by the time you’re f

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31 Days to Becoming a Better Photographer – Closing Soon!

Do you want to learn the skills and master the techniques to take stunning photos like you see in galleries and magazines and other places? Where do you start? And where do you find the time and the motivation to do this? That’s why we created 31 Days to Becoming a Better Photographer. The beautiful thing about a 31-day period is that it’s long enough for you to learn something really meaningful, but it’s also short enough to stay focused and actually get it done. 31 days

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The Best Camera Settings for Portrait Photography, Explained

What are the absolute best settings for portrait photography? In other words, what settings can you consistently use to create stunning portraits? In this article, I’m going to tell you everything you need to know about portrait photography settings. I’ll cover both natural light portrait shooting and flash portrait shooting. And whether you’re brand new to photography or a seasoned pro, you’re bound to benefit from these tips. Let’s dive in, starting with portrait photogra

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Digital Photography Tips

Digital photography is one of the most exciting and rewarding aspects to take up as a hobby. It can be hard, but with these tips it will get much easier!   Digital photography can be a complicated process. Point-and-shoot cameras are not the only option anymore, as there is an entire world of DSLR camera and lens options to choose from. If you're just starting out with digital photography, it's best to start small before investing in expensive equipment that may or may not work for your n

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There are a lot of people who love black and white photography, but they don't have to be limited by the traditional two-toned palette. Modern technology has given photographers an array of different colors that can give their work some depth without being restricted to just shades or grays. Digital cameras allow them access to millions upon millions of colors in order for them create something as simple as capturing your grandmother's birthday party with all her friends present - only it will c

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