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How to Straighten Crooked Photos

One of the most common errors that can happen when you handhold your shots is that you can get a crooked photo. In the example below you can see that the photo is tilting to the right. Here is the easiest way to correct this type of problem.Open your photo in Photoshop. Click and hold […]

How to Remove Color Casts in JPEGs

Color casts are usually the result of selecting the wrong white balance when you take a photograph. Of course the easiest way to avoid this is to shoot in RAW so you can easily correct this during post-processing. In case, you shoot with a point-and-shoot that can’t shoot in RAW, or if you just don’t […]

How to Protect Your Lens

We mentioned in a previous post how lenses have the biggest impact on your image quality. That’s why the good ones cost four times more than your camera itself. Here are some tips on how to protect your investment. Lens CapKeep your lens cap on when you store your camera in your bag. Sure, most […]

How to Take Care of Your Memory Cards

A lot of times, we forget how important our memory cards are and how much care they require. Here are some tips to remember when handling your digital film so you can avoid losing valuable data or getting error messages while you’re on a shoot. • Always reformat you card right after you upload your […]

Child Photography 101

CC Photo by maessiveThings you should know about child photography: + Children make for better portrait subjects than adults. Why? Not only are they completely adorable, they don’t pose. I’ve met enough adults that just won’t relax and stop posing. + Children can smell insincerity. They can smell fear. I used to teach kindergarten, so […]

Portraits: The Other Use of Macro Lenses

We all know that macro lenses are used for close-up work with small subjects. What some do not know is that true macro lenses (those capable of a magnification of 1:1) are also great to use for portraits. Lens QualityMacro lenses are designed to be extremely sharp since it is designed to capture the smallest […]

Tips on How to Take Tack Sharp Photos

Here are some tips you can use to get the sharpest images possible from your gear. TripodYeah, yeah, we all know this but admit it, you don’t use it often. I’m guilty of the same thing. It’s hell lugging it around, but it still remains as the most basic tool you can use in getting […]

Photo Manipulation and Editing

By Tina Vaziri of The Adventures of Tina and Mr. Bee Editing photos is one of my favorite things to do. Photo manipulation can, if done well, correct a myriad of sins that you could not control during the photo shoot. My tool of choice is Photoshop, upgraded to the latest release, but previous versions […]

Getting Published on National Geographic

“Submit a favorite photo of your own on any topic of your choosing for possible publication in an upcoming issue of National Geographic. Selections will appear in both the print and online magazines.” Submit your photo here. Just for the heck of it, I went looking for information on photography jobs on Nat Geo, and […]

Flower Photography Tips

I’m more into child and infant photography than anything, but I do enjoy taking pictures of flowers (and random unknown greenery, apparently) every now and then. I’ve picked up a few things over the years. The best time to shoot flowers is when it’s overcast, after a rain shower, or the usual early morning/late afternoon. […]