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Digitally Touching Up Maternity Photos

Offering maternity photos can provide you with some year round bread and butter work, which is always welcome for a photographer. There are, however, lots of competitors offering similar services. In order to stand a...[more]

9 New Features in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 is a new version of the popular Lightroom application. This makes editing and touching up photographs much easier than it is normally. Lightshop means that you can easily apply various touch...[more]

How To Remove Redeye in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a very useful piece of software, which makes editing and adjusting photos very simple. There are a number of touchups which can be applied to your photos almost instantly, with no...[more]

When To Use a Monopod

A monopod is a single pole that supports a camera, binoculars, video camera and other equipment in the field. This is sometimes called a unipod. A monopod allows for steadier photographing by reducing the shaking...[more]

How To Repair a Gorillapod Tripod

A gorillapod tripod can be very reliable and easy to use, however, it can eventually get worn out. It is important that you know some quick and easy tips to be able to fix your...[more]

Create a Simple Web Gallery in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Displaying all of your photos on the Internet has never been easier thanks to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Lightroom is a popular image editing application, which simplifies the entire process and makes editing images very simple....[more]

How To Make Your Own Tripod Strap

A tripod strap is something that can help make lugging around your tripod much easier. You will not have to worry about purchasing an expensive bag and getting your tripod out whenever you need it....[more]

How a Camera External Flash Works

The camera external flash is something that a lot of people do not know much about. It is important to get a good understanding on how it works so that you will be able to...[more]

Getting a Great Performance from School Portait Subjects

Getting great performance in school photos can be challenging. Younger children are fidgety and can't sit still for long. Older kids feel they have better things to do, and are often self conscious. Even for...[more]

5 EXIF Data Programs

EXIF data programs are there to help photographers determine the specifics of each picture that they take. EXIF data is especially popular with professional photographers that are just starting out, as it helps them to...[more]

How To Adjust Hue And Saturation in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a useful tool which can be used to apply various fixes and corrections to photos in a matter of seconds. This application combines several others, which makes using it very simple....[more]

Fotoflexer and Photobucket

In the last few years, Photobucket had been hanging on to its imaging process, waiting for the release of the more advanced Photoshop tools. It joined forces with Fotoflexer instead. This online photo changing tool...[more]

How Much to Charge for Maternity Photography

The cost of maternity photography is not something which can be set in stone, as expectant mothers may have a range of desires which are difficult to fit together. They may want, for example, to...[more]

The Best Way to Take Photographs of Birds

Photographs of birds can be very difficult to capture properly, which is why you you must spend time learning the skills required to photograph birds properly. When photographing birds, there are a number of steps...[more]

How to Select a Camera for Digital Graduation Photos

Graduation ceremonies are important events to document through photography. With the right digital camera, your graduation photos can produce professional looking results. The following are key considerations when selecting the right camera with which to...[more]

How To Create Skin Tones in Photoshop

When working with skin tones in Photoshop, there are a number of different things you can do and improvements that you can make. One of the most important things will be to even out the...[more]

How To Achieve a Great Sunrise Photo

Getting the perfect sunrise photo requires a lot more than just getting up early. Determining the right exposure by using the correct ISO setting, aperture and shutter speed can be quite tricky. During sunrise, the...[more]

How to Use Exposure to Capture Blur in Your Photography

Getting the right exposure in your photographs can be quite tricky. Depending on your priority, you will have to correctly manipulate the exposure triangle. You might decide to use a high ISO setting if you...[more]

Understanding Exposure and Shutter Speed

Knowing how to manipulate exposure on your camera can create a big impact on your photographs. There are 3 main elements to getting the right exposure for your pictures: the ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed....[more]

How To Do Bird Photography From Your Home

You don't need to go out in the middle of no where to shoot bird photography. Birds are everywhere, even in cities. And since they migrate, there are times during the spring and fall that...[more]

Reducing Shifting Equipment in a Large Camera Bag

A large camera bag is a good thing to have because there will be times when you need to take a lot of equipment with you, and this is the best way to pack it....[more]

Fixing an Underexposed Photo in Photoshop

Don't be disappointed if you get home from a day of shooting and a few of your photos are underexposed. Underexposed images can be fixed while overexposed ones cannot. You actually want your images to be...[more]

Choosing a CMOS Camera: Key Features

There is a revolution in the film industry happening right now that many people are not aware of, and it's being caused by CMOS cameras. Cameras used for still photography are changing the motion picture...[more]

How to Reduce CMOS Noise

CMOS image processors have been criticized over their noise when compared to CCD sensors and Digital SLR cameras. So how do we reduce CMOS noise? Well, first we need to understand what noise is and...[more]

Getting Film Looks from a CCD Digital Camera

CCD digital cameras produce high resolution photos that are great in terms of quality. And yet, a lot of people complain that digital as an overall medium is inferior to film. Part of it has...[more]

CCD vs CMOS: What's the Difference?

CCD and CMOS are both image sensors found in digital cameras. They're what's responsible for converting light into electronic signals. But, what's the difference between the two? How do they influence both the quality of...[more]

Tools You Need for Sports Photography

When taking sports photography, there are some important pieces of equipment that you need. Sports photography is completely different to many other types of photography, and this means that you will need specialty equipment. In...[more]

Where To Find a Wildlife Photography Tour

Wildlife photography is a special niche that requires a lot of research, planning and traveling. But now, there are a lot of companies emerging over the Internet that offer wildlife and nature photography group tours,...[more]

How To Create the Frosted Pixels Effect in Photoshop

There are a number of different effect Photoshop techniques which can be applied to photos to make them look interesting and unique. Frosted pixel effects are some of the most popular effects to apply to...[more]

How To Make a GoPod

A GoPod is something that can make taking pictures with your tripod much easier. It is basically a tripod that has wheels at the bottom to allow you to move around much easier. This will...[more]

3 Uses for a Camera Flash Bracket

A camera flash bracket is a simple arm that attaches to your camera, allowing you to raise or lower the flash without needing extra hands. The bracket attaches the flash directly to the camera and...[more]

What is a Gorillapod Tripod?

A Gorillapod tripod is a device used by many photographers to stabilize their cameras. They are different than the traditional tripod. With these types of tripods, getting the perfect shot is easy regardless of the...[more]

Finding a Bounce Angle for an On Camera Flash

An on camera flash can pose some challenges when it comes to finding the perfect lighting. You can avoid being disappointed with your pictures by understanding how to bounce your flash at an angle for...[more]

4 Tips for Preparing Venues for School Portraits

School portraits can be very stressful and overwhelming, unless you are able to prepare for them. While it can be impossible to be fully prepared, there are a few things that you will need to...[more]

How To Create Focal Points in Photoshop

A focal point is something that can add a lot of depth and really make a picture pop. It is something that is used to help create a more dramatic effect on any picture that...[more]

7 Christmas Card Photo Ideas for Pets

Choosing your pet as the subject of your family Christmas card photo is a popular trend. Taking photos of your pet can be a challenge, so choose an environment that is comfortable for the pet,...[more]

5 Essential Items for Your Wedding Photography Kit

Anyone interested in making money from wedding photography will need to ensure they prepare a photography kit, and take it with them everywhere they go. Knowing what to pack in your kit can be confusing....[more]

3 Ways to Make School Portraits More Artistic

Making portraits artistic can be a simple thing to do, as long as you know what to focus on. You don't have spend hundreds of dollars to capture some great school photos. Whether it's your...[more]

Troubleshooting: When Photoshop 7 Rejects Your Scanner

Photoshop 7 is a very powerful image editing package, which makes editing photos and other types of images very simple. However, there are some problems which can cause you stress when trying to use it....[more]

6 Amazing Places to Take Wildlife Pictures

Wildlife pictures consist of animals in their natural habitats. You don't have to go into the middle of nowhere to grab some nice photos. You can do it virtually anywhere. Whether you live in the...[more]

How To Buy Wildlife Stock Photography

Everyone loves pictures of wildlife, and therefore may want to buy wildlife stock photography. It's so exotic and is definitely not something most of us see everyday. Because you need to travel far and look...[more]

Wildlife Photography: 3 Reasons a Small Camera Is Best

When choosing a camera for wildlife photography, you need it to meet these requirements: it needs to capture high resolution images in amazing colors, while having the ability to swap lenses. Once you found a...[more]

Wildlife Photography Equipment: 5 Essentials

Shooting wildlife photography is like going camping; you spend a lot of time and effort traveling away from civilization just to be alone with the wilderness. Because it's based upon naturalism, the wildlife photography equipment...[more]

Wildlife Photography: 6 Safety Tips

Shooting wildlife photography requires you to get far away from civilization. You need to put yourself in a situation where it's just you, the camera and mother nature. It's almost like going camping. Because you...[more]

Shooting Macro Shots In an Aquarium

Aquariums are interesting places to shoot macro photography. As with all macro photography, this will take a little extra care and attention in order to get interesting shots. Step 1: Check the Rules In order...[more]

Ideas for Framing Posters

Posters and pictures are the best ways to create fond memories, and here are some ideas for framing posters.  These ideas can be used for framing small, medium as well as large posters.  Buy a...[more]

Take Birthday Photos fom a Childs Perspective

There are photography techniques to follow when taking birthday photos from a child's perspective. A key technique is to take photos at the eye level of a child. If photos are taken from an adult...[more]

Smoke Photography: How To

Where there is smoke, there is an awesome picture to be taken. Smoke photography is very abstract and looks cool. It's simple to create interesting smoke photos in the comfort of your home.  Find a...[more]

Ordering Prints from Your Camera's Memory Card In Store

Digital cameras are very convenient, however, this doesn't mean that you won't ever want to order prints from your camera. Digital cameras mean that you don't need to waste any film when taking lots of...[more]

How to Fix Muddy Looking Prints from Your Printer

Muddy looking prints is a very common problem when printing your photographs using your photo quality inkjet printer. If you are experiencing this problem, then you will want to find out how to fix it...[more]