Articles tagged "how-to"

10 macro photography tips for beginners

This helpful article by photographer Micael Widell will help you avoid some of the common mistakes beginners make when they try out macro photography for the first time.

Photo Experiment: Shooting macro photos of boiling water

It might sound like a strange idea, but taking macro photos of boiling water can actually result in some really cool photographs. A good photo experiment for a rainy day.

Video: Four common composition mistakes and what to do instead

Correct these four common composition mistakes and your photos will be more balanced, tell a better story, and lead your viewer's eye where you want it to go.

Tutorial: How to shoot a martini splash photo using only speedlights

In this video, photographer Dustin Dolby offers you a simple, affordable way to capture that classic splash photography look using only cheap speedlights.

How to buy used gear (and not get burned)

Buying used is a good way to save some dough, and with the right precautions you can protect yourself from falling victim to a scam.

How to shoot classic beauty product photography on a budget

You don't need a fancy studio or tons of gear to capture the kind of classic product photography you see in magazines. In this video, Dustin Dolby shows you how to do it with just a couple of speedlights and some know-how.

Tutorial: How to photograph glassware on a white background

Glassware is one of the most challenging subjects to photograph, especially against a white background. This tutorial shows you how to do it with hardly any gear.

Video: a quick introduction to panning photography

This how-to video explains everything you need to know to execute the perfect pan.

Video: simple camera tricks in under 90 seconds

No guessing games here, this short video is straight to the point: 6 quick camera tricks in a minute and a half.

Video: How to shoot white products on a white background

Selling products online? Pro photographer David Patino shares a useful approach to this common challenge.

Back to basics: A simple three-point lighting setup for headshots

This video tutorial makes it easy to step outside of your available-light comfort zone.

More videos added to product overviews and getting started guides

We've just added several new informational videos to our range of product overviews and getting started guides, including guides to how to get started with the Fujifilm X-T20 and Nikon D3400. Read more

Fresh out of the box: getting started with your first interchangeable lens camera

We're not all experts. In this article, we offer a quick primer for the first-time interchangeable lens camera buyer, covering the very basics. Read more

How to find (and keep) models
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Having trouble finding models for your formal portrait and glamour projects? This guide will help get you started.
How to Use Composition to Improve Your Images
Composition is the most important component of great photography. Understanding how to compose an image will improve your ability to take good pictures.
"Golden Hour" Photography
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The golden hour, when the sun is just over the horizon, is an excellent time for taking photographs.
Shoot Close Up For Impact!
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Shooting close up for impact (SCUFI) is a great technique for separating a subject from its surroundings to create compositions with greater stopping power. This is not a macro technique, but actually getting closer to your subject.
The Rule of Thirds: A Simple Way to Improve Your Images
The rule of thirds is an easy way for beginning photographers to improve the composition of their photographs. This article explains how to break away from a center-oriented composition and create a more dynamic image.