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5 tips for better portraits

To take better portraits is to fully understand what it is exactly you are trying to convey. Wikipedia describes portrait photography as a way to, capture by means of photography of the likeness of a person or a small group of people, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The objective is to […]

Playing with Toy Cameras for Inspiration

Lisa and I have been dabbling with toy cameras for the past week. She learned photography with film so it was more or less familiar. I, on the other hand, am a product of the digital age. I started shooting with a Canon S2IS before eventually moving onto DSLRs so this was a very new […]

Inspiration Board Tuesday – The Look of Love

It was Valentines Day last week and I’ve been seeing all kinds of pictures that have me thinking about “the look of love”.  Capturing Love is number #32 on my list.  Here are some shots that capture that look of love to me.  And at the end I have a little assignment. I think I […]

HDR 101 – High Dynamic Range Imaging

A friend of mine is really into HDR.  This wasn’t something that I was really aware of up until six months ago and because I’m curious by nature I did a little research about what HDR is, what photographs make for a good HDR project and how to go about doing it.  So here’s the […]

Photographers in the News and another Winner

In official business The Betterphoto Guide to Digital Photography can be claimed by commenter: PShorten.  I have sent you an e-mail with request for your address but if you haven’t gotten it please check your junk mail. I’m always interested in photo tips, who isn’t?  So this week for our Photographers in the News I bring you tips […]

An Easier Way To Keeping Your Eyes Open

Do you shoot with your right eye? Do you keep the other eye closed? CC Photo by Hamed Saber We published an article last November 2007 that discusses the benefits of keeping both eyes open while looking through a viewfinder. If you’re like most photographers then you probably use your right eye to look through […]

Inspiration Board Tuesday: Food as Art

I love the inspiration that I find in Foodie Magazines and Blogs – the lighting, the presentation, the food it really gets me hungry.  Food photography is very difficult for many reasons the main one being you have to cook food that looks good.  It doesn’t stop me from trying though and this week I’m […]

Spatial Relationships and Distortion

We all know that the main difference between a wide angle lens and a telephoto lens is the angle of view. Compared to a wide angle lens, telephoto lenses have a much smaller or tighter field of view which means that it can only capture a small part of a scene. Another difference between the […]

Photo Editing – Process, Workflow and Balance

Here’s a fantastic question about establishing a process for editing your digital photos. I would like to know if you ever published a “rough” guide to processing/editing the photos after you have taken them. I’ve heard the term “workflow” (pardon my ignorance) which consists of the numerous steps in editing a photo. I have read […]

Printing Basics

Most people don’t print their photos anymore. We’re all getting lazy. The capability to view the photos on the camera’s LCD and manipulate images on a computer is enough for most people. However, nothing will ever replace the feeling of actually seeing and holding a print of a great photo you took. CC Photo by […]