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Tips On How To Get The Best #Selfie

Tips On How To Get The Best #Selfie

Self portrait (or #selfie) is one of the most popular yet considered to be one of the most difficult photos to take…mainly because you won’t have anyone to assist you and tell you whether you’re taking a good shot or not. Despite being a tough act to pull, a lot people still engage in this […]

Three Classic Photo Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Three Classic Photo Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Photographers – no matter how talented they are – have run into their fair share of mistakes. Ask a professional or even someone who’s doing it as a hobby and they’re bound to tell you stories of their mishaps in taking photos. However, among all those mistakes, three stand out. Here’s are three classic photography […]

How To Be the Next Henri Cartier Bresson

How To Be the Next Henri Cartier Bresson

Street portrait photography is a great way to push the boundaries of your digital photography but it can be a difficult subject to master as the conditions on public streets are largely uncontrolled, unlike in studio portrait photography. These street portrait photography tips will help you get started on your street portraiture journey. Photo by […]

How to Turn Old 35mm Negatives Into Custom Canvas Prints

How to Turn Old 35mm Negatives Into Custom Canvas Prints

If you’re like me you have a pile of old 35mm negatives stashed somewhere in your home. Maybe you keep them neatly organized with the actual photos that they created or maybe like many others (let’s not name names!) you just have them in some big box. Regardless of where and how you keep those […]

Art & Decor

A Vignette of Inspiration

A Vignette of Inspiration

Sometimes we need that alone time that every one of us craves, a personal space to retreat to, to create, or just to get away from it all.  A vignette may be your answer!  What is a vignette you ask, a good question!  A vignette describes a group of objects arranged creatively on a surface.  […]

10 Stocking Stuffers For Your Budding Artist

10 Stocking Stuffers For Your Budding Artist

If you have a young one in your life who loves to draw, paint, doodle day dream, or build then here are 10 excellent stocking stuffers that will encourage their creativity. 1. Modern Colored Pencils – $7.99 at Target – This modern colored pencil set will have your little artist drawing in style. 2. Rubber […]

How to Create Beautiful String Art For the Holidays

How to Create Beautiful String Art For the Holidays

String art, first popular in the 70’s, is making a big comeback!  This form of artwork uses geometric patterns to create eye-catching designs.  Does this type of artwork seem hard to create?  It’s not!  You have the ability to choose the design and colors you want to incorporate into your string art piece.  Have fun […]

Get the Most Out of the Season With Your Fall Photo Checklist

Get the Most Out of the Season With Your Fall Photo Checklist

Autumn is loaded with photographic opportunity, offering an atmospheric richness that is not found in other season. As the climate makes its transition the warm sunlight of summer pairs with the colors and early chill of autumn. Lush, panoramic landscapes are hard to resist, but you can also diversify your digital photography portfolio by taking […]

News

Canon 70D Will “Revolutionize Photo and Video Focusing”

Canon 70D Will “Revolutionize Photo and Video Focusing”

  Canon is proclaiming that their new 70D will revolutionize photo and video focusing.  If you have a DSLR that can shoot both photo and video you know how frustrating it is to rely on auto focus mode and how tricky it is to focus in manual mode…especially on moving targets.  Well Canon’s 70D has […]

Nanny Photographer Vivian Maier BBC Documentary

Nanny Photographer Vivian Maier BBC Documentary

If you haven’t heard of who Vivian Maier is or even if you have you should watch this documentary.  Vivian Maier was a nanny for many families here in the United States.  She herself was from Great Britain.  On her off days from being a nanny she would take her camera and head our onto […]

Photoshop Surprise for Unsuspecting People at the Bus Stop

Photoshop Surprise for Unsuspecting People at the Bus Stop

Photoshop played a little prank on some unsuspecting folks at a bus stop in Stockholm, Sweden.  This was part of Adobe’s strategy to promote Adobe Creative Days which is coming up on June 11th.  Each person was photographed and then Photoshop artist Erik Johansson quickly retouches the image while the people watch.  Not only is […]

Take a Trip Around The World With Instagram

Take a Trip Around The World With Instagram

The folks over at Mashable.com have never failed to be on the forefront of what is up and coming.  If you haven’t heard of Mashable.com the best way to describe it is a news source for the tech savvy.  Anything that is going on in the tech world and a little into pop culture they […]

Advice Corner

The Best Equipped Guerilla Photographer

The Best Equipped Guerilla Photographer

  Do we mean photographing guerillas? Flak vest, hard hat, AK-47 and a small SWAT team, eh? No, this is the down and dirty photographer, who can only carry a camera because you are traveling very light. Business traveler, hiker, you name it. So you have to make do with what you brought or what […]

9 Tips for Using Natural Light to Boost Your Photo Style

9 Tips for Using Natural Light to Boost Your Photo Style

Even with a room full of high end equipment it is next to impossible to perfectly mimic the benefits of natural light in photography. However, even natural light has its ranges, and some kinds of natural light are better than others to use in boosting your personal photo style. Learn all about how to use […]

Ansel Adams Still Inspires

Ansel Adams Still Inspires

My first interest in photography was spawned by a college course on audio visual aids that required we take some black and white photos and build a story board for presentation on some subject. I fell in love with the dark room process, with the creativity and the control one had in presenting the concept. […]

Prime Lenses: What They Are and Why They’re Popular

Prime Lenses: What They Are and Why They’re Popular

If you’ve recently upgraded from regular point-and-shoot cameras and have decided to go into the world of SLR or DSLR cameras, one of the many things you have to familiarize yourself with are lenses. Lenses make it easier for you to focus and take a picture of a subject. One type that has been used […]