Tips & Solutions
So, you just bought your first DSLR camera and you are interested in joining the ranks of image-makers everywhere who find pleasure and creativity in documenting the world as they see it. What are you gonna do now? Do you know how to set your aperture? Or what ISO is? Did you know that DSLR stands for Digital Single Lens Reflex? It doesn’t matter: what you do know is that you’re ready to step up... READ MORE
Preserving family videos is an important task, because no one wants to lose the precious memories of their loved ones. Recently, my family started the process of converting several VHS tapes to DVD format. My mother had been thinking about doing this for years; however, since she doesn’t consider herself to be especially tech-savvy, she was intimidated and kept postponing the job. However, after... READ MORE
Name two things gamers love, and the first will be interchangeable with the second: great graphics and speed. Good game play runs third, simply because the recipe for what makes a good game varies greatly according to personal preference. No credible fan of gaming will give up one over the other, either—it’s all or nothing for us gaming folk. We build large, elaborate desktop systems with... READ MORE
You’ve probably heard the astounding Instagram numbers before: 200+ million monthly active users, 58 million images uploaded per day, 1.7 billion likes per day! With such an oversaturated platform, how can you possibly stand out? Well the truth is that there are probably as many ways to stand out as there are photos uploaded each day, but here we’re going to concentrate on just one: your camera... READ MORE
Tripods legs and heads are not the most enthralling subject in the universe. At first glance, they can seem to be boring pieces of gear. They support the camera. Big deal. What you may not realize is that cheap tripod systems usually leave a lot of room for improvement. That’s not to say that you need to spend top dollar to get the absolute best system, but it's important to avoid compromising to... READ MORE
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
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
Humans are on a constant quest to improve themselves. We’ll do anything possible to make ourselves taller, thinner, more muscular, or more educated. We’ll expand our homes, upgrade our cars, and stretch our imaginations out of a desire to make ourselves better, faster, and more efficient. We have refrigerators that talk to us, stoves and thermostats that think for us and even watches that tell us... 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