How unfortunate is it that some of the best photographic opportunities present themselves when it's miserably cold outside? It doesn't matter what kind of camera equipment you're using, proper preparation and knowledge of your gear and environment are essential to helping ensure success when you're out in the cold... READ MORE
With a basic understanding of the camera’s aperture, shutter, and ISO controls, adding the versatility of electronic studio flash to a photographer’s tool kit is easier than most people think. Studio flash provides much more light than is available from battery-powered speedlights. These flash units include constant modeling lights to show what the flash will do before taking photos.
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This video tackles that most simple, and most daunting, of problems: most artists cannot survive on their creative practices alone. Artists often juggle multiple jobs and freelance work—and are still compelled to raise funds for projects. Pressures and obligations of the day-to-day leave little space or energy for creative practice. Andrew Frank has worked through these obstacles and developed... READ MORE
In the following video, Larry Becker, of KelbyOne, presents an overview of five different advanced compact cameras, and compares some of their feature sets and imaging capabilities. Beginning with the Nikon COOLPIX P7800, Becker describes its 12.2MP 1/1.7" BSI CMOS sensor, 7.1x optical... READ MORE
Running a financially sound business can often feel like a fine balancing act of pursuing passion versus profits. Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned photographer, owning and running a full-time photography business requires that know-how, to make money and be profitable. Binita Patel shares her insights on how to MAKE MONEY as a full-time photographer.
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As a photographer, you’ve probably found that the world of digital photography has opened up tremendous opportunities, but has perhaps also caused you to accumulate many more photographic images than you ever thought possible. You may also feel that you prefer to focus on the creative side of photography, rather than the technical aspects of keeping your images organized.OK, let’s face it. There... READ MORE
It is that time of year again, when all those kids are getting ready to graduate from high school and move on to the next stage of their lives. And with that, photographers and photo enthusiasts get requests to capture senior portraits. Jeff Cable shows you some of his favorite senior portraits and tells you how he captured them. He provides photography tips, tips for shooting locations, talks... READ MORE
From an extraordinary sunset on a quaint Greek Island to the bustling commerce of gondolas on the busy Rialto, in Venice, Italy, the memories of our favorite travel experiences are complex blends of all five senses. Sights, sounds, smells, and feelings coalesce to help create our visual memory, adding an emotional response to what we remember as a perfect and harmonious moment in time. With an... READ MORE
New York photographers Mindy Veissid and RA Friedman believe that wherever you are, there is fascinating raw material to use to create eye-popping photographs. A study in contrasting ways of working and seeing, Veissid, whose camera of choice is a Canon DSLR with a 24mm-70mm zoom lens, and RA Friedman, who uses a medium format, 40-year-old, 80mm fixed focal length Hasselblad with black-and-white... READ MORE
No matter how experienced the bird watcher in your life may be, there is almost certainly something missing from that person’s rig. Whether it’s a new set of compact glass or an accessory to round out their bag of tricks, this is a gift opportunity that should not to be missed. This year, instead of giving your friend or family member a gigantic tin of flavored popcorn, give them a gift that will... READ MORE
For those looking to gain pinpoint precision with their digital imaging, the Wacom Cintiq and Intous system offer unparalleled control to image makers.
In this two-hour seminar, Wacom pro Dan Johannessen demonstrates how you can increase your efficiency and creativity using the Cintiq’s pressure pen. Johannessen shows you how to set up a Cintiq and use it to apply tonal adjustments, remove... READ MORE
Painting with light is an exciting and artistic way to portray your subject in a completely unique manner. Using the darkness of night as the backdrop and any subject as the canvas, the photographer works like a painter using flashlight to illuminate, highlight, and emphasize their subject.
Using your own light source to illuminate the scene provides unrivaled creativity in rendering your final... READ MORE
From the incredible capabilities of new sensors and processors to 4K video to light field imaging, I am understandably impressed and often mystified by the leaps made in digital camera technology. However, when a wonderfully uncomplicated product comes along, it is also worth a shout out. The Lens Flipper by GoWing is a... READ MORE
“The best wide-angle lens? Take two steps backward, look for the ‘ah-ha’.” —Ernst Haas
Notwithstanding Mr. Haas’ very astute comment, I have always loved wide-angle lenses. Well, more accurately, I love the inclusive, often distorted, sometimes messy perspectives they create; those of the street photographer, the documentarian, the artist. It is often noted that a 50mm lens is closest to the... READ MORE
In the following video, Mia McCormick, of KelbyOne, discusses the features and functions of trail cameras. She covers their applications for hunting and security purposes, and offers an overview of the highlights of five models. The video demonstrates how trail cameras can work in motion-detection and time-lapse modes to capture images of wildlife or people, and how their discreet flash units... READ MORE