Use vignetting effectively and it’s a powerful artistic tool. Botch it and you’re likely to be pegged as an amateur. Here’s how you can add a vignette to your photo in-camera or during post-processing in Lightroom and Photoshop.
The challenge I had set myself was to make a wind turbine look like a dandelion seed head! An organic, fuzzy looking, ‘turbo dandelion’ set against a turbulent sky. (Should I drink less coffee?) Here’s how I got the shot and created The Turbo Dandelion Wind Farm.
Concluding our series on the exposure triangle, we discuss ISO, which plays its own specific role in exposure and light. This guide explains what ISO is, how it affects your images, the pros and cons of using ISO, and how it interacts with shutter speed and aperture.
What you need to know about aspect ratios and how you can use them in your photography. This is a must-read for any modern photographer, as we discuss the ratios online technology requires and how you can experiment with different aspect ratios to stand out.
Spanish photographer Alfredo Oliva tells us how he was inspired by the works of realist painter Edward Hopper and used it to capture this photo. “Woman in the Window” is Oliva’s own version of a beautifully sad, lonely woman.
We usually know right away when a color (or color scheme) is or isn’t working. The challenge is learning to identify what is causing it to behave that way. Here’s what you need to know about color theory and how to use complementary colors to make your images pop.
Intellectual property impacts your creative business daily. And others who don’t know (or don’t care) about IP laws can take away from the brand you’ve built and/or products you’ve created. Here’s what every photographer should know about it.
Randal Ford’s photographs of animals go beyond the typical documentary-style captures. His iconic wild animal portraits are stark, striking, and even whimsical at times. Randal shares the gear he uses for his Animal Kingdom portraits.
We talk to Instagram guru Dave Krugman, who has attracted attention for his unique style of street photography. Dave’s take on New York showcases the vibrant colors and moody atmosphere of the city at times when most people are running for shelter.
The f-stop can be a pretty daunting thing when you’re trying to wrap your head around the math and how it affects aperture. But, it doesn’t have to be so confusing. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about f-stops so you can take perfect exposures every time.
While long exposures happen to be heavily used among photographers who specialize in landscapes, this method can actually serve a wide variety of creative purposes, and knowing how, when, and why to take one can be a powerful asset to any photographer.
Just when we thought it might be time to retire the old SD card, it has recently received a huge boost with the introduction of the new SD Express. But, how will it stack up against the latest and popular competing card, the CFexpress? And which memory card format will be better for your specific photography needs?
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