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Five SOOC Tips

Hello friends! I was just e-mailing with Steve Russell, our regularly featured guest writer, about his weekend photography shoot. He was lamenting the fact that he had over 500 shots to post-process after a photo-heavy day. I, too, find it sometimes wearying to conceive of hours of post-processing after a long day of shooting. I […]

Around the Internet

I’ve amassed quiet a list of finds from around the internet that I’ve been meaning to share with you all. There’s no time like the present! First is the incredible shot of the Popocatepetl volcano in San Andrés Cholula, Mexico, that you see above. I came across it on Flickr not too long ago, and […]

Four Tips for Photographing Fall Foliage

In keeping with this month’s Photo Challenge, here are four tips for photographing fall foliage. One – The best time of day to photograph autumn leaves is early morning. The quality of morning sunlight works to bring out the rich and intense colors of the foliage. You can also take advantage of any overnight or […]

Five Tips for a Better Portfolio

Looking to improve your photography portfolio? Take advantage of these tips: One – If you’re directing folks to an on-line portfolio, try to provide a unique, personal site instead of a photo repository site like Flickr or Shutterfly. In that way you can really showcase your work, without all of the background distractions. It is […]

Fix My Pic #1

Hello, all. Back in August I asked for volunteers for Fix My Pic, in which readers submit their own photographs for analysis and advice. This photo was submitted by Amit Khanna for our consideration. As seen here, the surfer is right in the center of the photograph. The photo might benefit by applying the Rule […]

Shortcuts and Rules of Thumb

Following are a few shortcuts and rules of thumb that help me in my day-to-day photography needs. Since I refer to them often enough myself, I thought I would pass them along to you. Using a Teleconverter Keep light loss in mind if you use a teleconverter in combination with your lens. In general, adjust […]

Better Point and Shoot Pictures

Has anyone ever said to you, “Your camera takes great pictures!”? Folks may have the tendency to believe that the camera makes the photo, but that is entirely not true. Any kind of camera, in the hands of someone who knows what they’re doing, can take a great photograph. This applies to film SLR’s, digital […]

Landscape Photography Tips

In support of this month’s photo challenge subject, here are five tips to improve upon your landscape photography. One – Find your focal point. While the landscape itself may be the subject of your photograph, the viewer still needs a point upon which they can rest their eyes. Placing a point of focus within the […]

What NOT to Photograph

While considering what kinds of pictures you should set your sights on capturing, you should also take a moment to ponder what photographs you shouldn’t take. Avoid clutter. It is a proven fact that a tidy, neat, and clean home sells more quickly than a messy, cluttered home. This concept translates to photography as well. […]

Photography 101 – Exposure Compensation

The exposure compensation feature on today’s digital cameras does what the name suggests – compensates the exposure of the shot according to the conditions in which the photo is being taken. Exposure compensation is used to manually adjust the exposure to something different than what the camera’s meter is suggesting. The photographer can tell the […]