August 20, 2019

5 Types of Perspective in Photography and How To Use Them

Perspective is a powerful tool in image creation. When used masterfully, it can create a 3-dimensional world within a two-dimensional surface, drawing the viewer into your world with a single…
August 18, 2019

15 Travel Photography Tips For Beginners

Venturing out into new territory with your camera creates the potential for entirely new experiences, subject matter, and compositions.  To make the most out of your photography trip, it’s important…
August 17, 2019

RAW vs. JPEG: The Full Story

What is RAW? As the name suggests, a RAW image is the raw, untouched data collected by your camera. It is a file format that produces high-quality images using all…
August 14, 2019

Long Exposure Beach Photography: The Complete Guide

Everyone loves a great beach trip, and the same goes for photographers. This type of nature photography presents endless opportunities for eye-catching images. With the beach's timeless waves, ethereal coastline,…
August 13, 2019

The Ultimate Guide to Long Exposure Photography

Long exposure photography is a great way to create unique and exciting images.  It allows you to add different tones, moods, and textures in your images. You can capture the…
August 11, 2019

31 Landscape Photography Tips for Beginners

With sweeping scenes and breathtaking subjects, most beginner landscape photographers may feel like they have an advantage in creating impactful images. While landscape photography undoubtedly deals with powerful scenes, it’s…
August 10, 2019

16 Life Lessons Learned From Photography

In the five years that I've spent with my camera, I've come to learn how much photography can teach us about life. Beyond beautiful images, photography has provided me with…
August 2, 2019

How to Photograph Water: The Ultimate Guide

If you’ve ever found yourself enraptured by the sparkling light on a forest stream or the beauty of the sunset over the ocean, you’ve probably tried to capture it with…
August 1, 2019

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Used Camera Gear

From your first camera body to the extensive number of lenses and accessories that are available even an affluent photographer benefits from being a little frugal.  Buying used equipment is…
July 31, 2019

New vs. Used Camera Body: Which One Should You Buy?

Should you buy a new or used camera body? The short answer: if you want a risk free purchase and don’t mind spending the extra cash, I’d say buy new.…
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July 28, 2019

51 Fun and Creative Photography Project Ideas

Pursuing photography means that you’ll constantly be on the hunt for photo inspiration and fresh ideas for shoots. One fantastic (and fun!) way to add interest to your photography efforts…
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July 24, 2019

23 Costly Mistakes Photographers Commonly Make

In this article, we're going to go through some of the most common and costly mistakes photographers make. What's costly? Anything that will cause you to spend valuable resources such…
July 22, 2019

200+ Photography Terms You Need to Know

If you’re new to photography odds are you’ve realized that you’re going to have to learn a whole collection of words you’ve never heard before. To help you start, I’ve…
July 21, 2019

11 Compositional Mistakes Beginner Photographers Make

Mistakes are a common part of photography, especially when you’re just starting out.  But, the problem with making mistakes as a beginner is that you typically struggle to identify the…
July 14, 2019

200+ Photography Quotes

In this post, we’ve put together 200+ of the most memorable, inspirational and thought-provoking quotes about photography. Inspirational Quotes Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.—…
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July 9, 2019

How to Take Epic Pictures In Crowded Locations

Certain iconic spots are a must-shoot for any travel photographer. However, these popular places tend to get crowded, and it can be difficult to photograph without capturing people in them. …
July 7, 2019

9 Things Thomas Edison Can Teach You About Photography

Thomas Edison is an emblematic figure in history. While he may not have been a photographer,  you can apply many of his wise words to the pursuit of creative success. …
July 7, 2019

39 Photography Myths Debunked

Do you remember the first time you decided to learn photography? You must’ve started by listening to the many advice you found online. You may have followed most of them…
July 3, 2019

10 Types Of Landscape Photography

When you hear the term landscape photography, it wouldn’t be surprising if you lumped it all into one category.  After all, a landscape is a landscape, right? Not really, as…
July 1, 2019

How to Take Amazing Photos on Rainy Days

Rainy days are not always the most comfortable days to shoot on. But they can make for some of the most spectacular photos. Such days are characterized by soft lighting…
June 30, 2019

How to Find Time for Photography When You Have a Full-Time Job

Time is limited, and when you have a full-time job, your photography passion may easily fall by the wayside. While spending time on photography may seem unattainable, there are tricks…
June 30, 2019

5 Ways to Take Beautiful Landscape Photos in Overcast Weather

It can be challenging to take landscape photos during overcast weather. The sky tends to be dull during these conditions, even during the golden hours. It also tends to be…
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June 22, 2019

13 Reasons Why a Tripod Is a Must for Travel Photographers

If you are looking to take your travel photography higher a notch, a tripod might just be the missing piece. Beyond improving the stability of your camera, there are a…
June 22, 2019

A Brief History of Color Photography: 300 BC – 2000

The history of colored photography is extensive and would be difficult to cover in a single blog post. Nonetheless, in this piece, we’ll touch on many of the scientists, artists,…
June 20, 2019

10 Benefits of Prime Lenses

Using a fixed focal length may seem inhibiting, but prime lenses offer many benefits that zoom lenses just can’t. Here are ten ways prime lenses can help improve your photography.…
June 19, 2019

16 Ways to Find Inspiration for Your Photography

Finding inspiration for photography can be a challenge over time. After you’ve taken thousands of pictures, you may start to feel like you’ve either done it all, or your well…
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June 17, 2019

Why Having Less Camera Gear Makes You A Better Photographer

While it might seem like you need all the newest and most expensive camera to start doing great work, this is often not the case. There can be a number…
June 17, 2019

How to Embrace the Unknown in Travel Photography

Predictability when traveling can be comforting - many of us strive to set watertight schedules and create detailed plans for ourselves. But, in the world of travel photography, embracing the…
June 13, 2019

13 Reasons Why I Love Landscape Photography

Being a photographer is something that I will always cherish. There is just something about being able to convey emotions through images I find captivating. Landscape photography is an especially…
June 12, 2019

How to Start With Landscape Photography

I'll always feel lucky that I get to spend a great amount of my time doing landscape photography. But, I also know how limiting and frustrating the beginning stages of…
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June 11, 2019

15 Ways to Evoke Emotions in Your Landscape Photos

As a landscape photographer, you are privy to the ability to cause your viewers to feel certain ways about your work. This can be intentional or unintentional but is destined to…
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June 10, 2019

11 Benefits of Travel Photography

Travel photography is an incredible art form and one that I'm proud to say that I've spent an immense amount of time on in my life. Everywhere you go there's…
June 5, 2019

12 Tips on How to Use Wide Angle Lens in Landscape Photography

Most landscape photographers love to use their wide angle lenses to capture breathtaking sceneries. These lenses not only allow for broad compositions but also for a significant amount of focus within…
June 5, 2019

17 Tips on How to Photograph Stunning Silhouettes

Photographing silhouettes is a great way to convey emotion and infuse drama in your images. For instance, taking an image of a silhouette during sunset often draws the viewers into…
June 3, 2019

How to Get Back into Photography After A Long Break

We all know that we should always expect the unexpected when it comes to life. Family emergencies, job callings, and the simple toll of everyday life can force even the…
June 2, 2019

10 Tips on How to Stay Motivated in Photography

When we first discover photography, we find its allure seductive; seeing through a lens and freezing moments captivate us. While this heady feeling can carry us far, it can be…
June 1, 2019

9 Reasons to Take Photos With Small Apertures

Photographers often use small apertures to control depth-of-field. The depth of field determines how much of your image will be in focus.  It is the area between the nearest and farthest…
May 25, 2019

23 Composition Techniques for Travel Photography

1. Rule of Thirds The rule of thirds is perhaps one of the most well known compositional rules in visual arts. According to this technique, a frame is to be…
May 22, 2019

Make Your Images Look 3D With These 10 Techniques

  Creating a sense of depth is one of the biggest challenges in photography. But the reward is often worth the difficulty. An image with depth draws viewers into a…
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May 18, 2019

What I Wish I knew When I Started Landscape Photography

The beginning stages of learning any skill is often the most frustrating. On the one hand, you have that burning passion and energy. On the other hand, you don’t have…
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May 15, 2019

17 College Majors for Aspiring Photographers

If you love photography but don't want to major in it, there are many alternative options which may still cross over with your artistic interests. Below are some college majors…
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May 11, 2019

10 Tips for the Bored Photographer

When you first enter the world of photography, there’s often that creative, fiery gust of excitement that comes with taking pictures. You often want to go out and take shots…
May 5, 2019

How to Take Stunning Images With Backlighting

Backlighting is one of the hardest lighting conditions to photograph. Adjusting the camera settings for backlit scenes is more complicated than most. This is especially true if your goal is…
May 2, 2019

The Ultimate Guide To Amazing Desert Photography

Summary: The desert landscape is full of wonder and awe-inspiring elements. With the great variety of shapes and patterns found in the desert, it has become one of the most…
May 2, 2019

20 Ways to Tell a Story With a Single Image

The world abounds with captivating stories and today's technology has made photography one of the most potent means of communicating them. With a camera, you can frame and capture narratives…
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April 29, 2019

How to Use Your Camera: Understanding Camera Modes

Three settings control exposure: Aperture, Shutter speed, and ISO. Though it is possible to set all three settings by yourself, it's not always the best approach. This is especially true in…
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April 23, 2019

A Landscape Photographer’s Guide to Color Theory

There are two types of color theories: artistic and scientific. The former is concerned with the human perception of color and how it relates to fine arts; the latter is…
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April 20, 2019

What is Middle Grey: Understanding 18% Grey Reflectance

What is Middle Grey? Middle grey is the middle shade between white and black. Middle grey is also referred to as 18% grey. 18% represents the amount of light that…
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April 20, 2019

11 Reasons Why Photography Is Fun

Have you ever wondered, what is it about photography that makes you willing to do anything despite how costly, uncomfortable, or difficult it is? The very practice of photography seems…
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April 12, 2019

9 Design Elements You Should Use to Improve Your Photography

Design elements are the basic components of visual design. These elements include line, shape, color, form, texture, pattern, space, scale and balance. Often, one or more of these elements appear…
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April 10, 2019

Bored With Photography? 5 Reasons Why This Might Be Good News

When you first enter the world of photography, there’s often that creative, fiery gust of excitement that comes with the passion for taking pictures. You often want to go out…
April 3, 2019

59 Tips to Improve Your Photography

Looking for ways to level up your photography? Here are 59 essential tips to help you improve your photography skills. 1. Be Prolific Photography, like any creative work, is a…
April 1, 2019

How to Use Your Camera: Understanding Exposure

  Every image begins with light. When you take a picture with your camera, you’re capturing light particles on a digital sensor to paint the image. Exposure is the amount…
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March 12, 2019

5 Reasons Why You Should Aim to be a Prolific Photographer

As creatives, you're sometimes presented with one of two scenarios: take your time to produce quality work like the giants in your field or produce an ample amount of work…
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March 12, 2019

The Photographer’s Guide to Gestalt Theory

Have you ever looked at billows clouds and seen a recognizable shape such as the figure of an animal? What you’re looking at is nothing other than clouds in the…