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5 Ways to Hold Your Viewer’s Attention

One of the most important things your photo should have is an ability to hold your viewers attention. There are a lot of techniques that can be used to help you compose your shot so that people will spend more than a second looking at it. Besides keeping your viewers focused on your photo, the […]

Weekly Linkies, 06/14/08

As you may have noticed, we’ve been posting a lot more regularly these days. Your feedback on the comments section has been a major inspiration for us, so to those that came out and let us know that we’ve helped you out and to those who asked questions, thank you. You’re awesome. We’re planning on […]

Canon Announces the New Digital Rebel XS / 1000D and Speedlite 430EX II

In a very surprising move, Canon recently unveiled the Digital Rebel XS/1000D which is its newest entry-level DSLR only four months after the release of the Rebel XSi/450D. Apparently, the 1000D was developed alongside the XSi. Canon decided to release a new lower cost model to the Rebel 450D instead of keeping the Xti/400D in […]

Going Manual: Learning Exposure Basics

Exposure is probably the most dreaded subject in photography. We know a lot of photographers who have been shooting for years but still rely on their camera’s metering system to dictate a scene’s exposure. Cameras are getting more and more advanced which is why it works, but it will not work all the time. This […]

Latest News In Photography, 06/09/08

PENTAX ANNOUNCES THE 17-70mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM LENSGOLDEN, CO. (June 3, 2008)…PENTAX Imaging Company has introduced the smc PENTAX DA 17-70mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM lens designed for exclusive use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras. This standard lens with extra zoom offers outstanding, well-balanced handling, and covers the most frequently used focal lengths between […]

Tip for DSLR Beginners: Get a 50mm Lens

“I’m upgrading to a digital SLR. What camera model and lens should I get?” We get asked this often, and our reply is always the same. It matters little what DSLR you have, so long as you’ve got great lenses. And when you’re starting out, there’s really no need to shell out thousands of dollars […]

How to Make a Light Box and Macro Studio for Under $20

Ever wondered how pros take photos of random objects and make them look crisp and clean? The answer to that is a light box or what is sometimes referred to as a light tent. A light box is just simply a cube which is made out of a white translucent material. The object that is […]

How to Create High-Contrast Black and White Images

In Photoshop CS3, making black and white photos is easier than ever. This tutorial is not limited to converting color photos to monochrome but how to make them pop by adding contrast and a vignette. (Lisa’s note: It’s always best to shoot in color and convert to BW during post-processing. You tend to lose detail […]

Not-so-Weekly Linkies: Photography Must-Reads, Part III

Things to read over the weekend: The SLR Camera: Then and Now 25 Ways to Jump Start Photography Inspiration Photography Niches You Never Considered The CentralPark.com Photo Contest Big and Tasty Food Photography Tips Roundup How to Hold Your Digital Camera, The Ultimate Guide Have a great one! Related Posts:Weekly Linkies: Photography Must-ReadsWeekly Linkies: Photography […]

Starlight Effect: Creative Use of Aperture

Ever wondered how photographers make sources of light in photos appear like they’re twinkling? What most pros do is attach a starlight filter which automatically makes points of light flare. You can even twist the filter to adjust the effect much like a polarizer. If you don’t want to spend money on something that you […]