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The 10 Best Photography Movies

Photography movies: Very often we just remember the iconic images from the great masters of photography. “The Kiss” from Robert Doisneau, for example. Or Robert Capa’s photo of a falling soldier in the Spanish Civil War. Not to mention Henri Cartier-Bresson’s brilliant captures of the”decisive […]

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Creative Photography: Shallow Depth of Field

Understanding depth of field (DOF) and how to use it is one of the most important learning stages in creative photography. If we always keep our cameras on full auto mode, so that the (DOF) is chosen for us, we will never have full creative […]

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Enhancing Exterior Architectural Photos

Half of what goes into creating a great architectural image happens in post. When it comes to exterior photos, this could mean compositing multiple shots, adjusting the sky, or removing distracting elements. In this course, Richard Klein takes photos from two of his own location […]

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The Best Star Trail Images That You’ll Never Take

Astronaut captures astonishing images of star trails from space at 17,000 MPH. Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit gives us a view of our planet from space unlike anything we’ve seen before. The familiar blue-green ball is replaced by striking fast moving lines of light. […]

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Eight Ways To Avoid Photography Clichés

Taste is a subjective concept in photography, as in all the arts, but if you have ever seen a ‘tacky,’ over-processed image, you will spot bad taste instantly. Here are some common pitfalls to watch out for in order to ensure your images are as […]

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How-To: Take Better Breakfast Instagram Photos

Adam Goldberg’s tips for more appetizing #foodphotos. Adam Goldberg never expected to be taking mobile photos of his food, but now, like many Instagram enthusiasts he can’t imagine not doing it. “I almost consider my iPhone a camera that has a phone function, rather than […]

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How-To: Photograph The Moon

The most beautiful photography subject 239,000 miles away. *I spend a lot of time photographing the night sky, and apart from the Milky Way, one of my favorite celestial objects to photograph is The Moon. Our moon is Earth’s only natural satellite, and sits at […]

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How To Make The Most Of Your Fall Photography

Filled with reds, golds, and oranges, autumn is a spectacular time to photograph. Leaves turn and drop from trees, berries ripen, and morning dew clings to everything as summer’s heat wanes. To tell the story of the changing seasons, get creative with color, motion, and […]

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How To Light a Car Photoshoot Through Three Feet of Ice

Russian photographers Dmitriy Christoprudov and Nikolay Kykov decided to take a very different tact with a recent photoshoot of the Chevy Cruze. To light the car for the photograph, they took it on the yard thick ice of Baikal lake—but drilled a hole in the […]

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Infrared focus marks on SLR lenses

The video explains how infrared light focuses differently with lenses intended for visible light photography and how the focus shifts a different amount depending on the lens and focal length.

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Tips For Shooting Fascinating Close-up Photos

Bring the hidden details of ordinary objects to life with macro photography. The wonderful thing about really close close-up photography is that it lets you examine a world of fascinating detail that surrounds us 24/7—detail of which we’re largely unaware. Boston-based photographer Bruce Peterson was […]

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How To Photograph Butterflies

Imagine a field of wild flowers, with the sun shining, and jewel-coloured butterflies flitting from one flower to another. Amazingly beautiful – and tantalisingly difficult to photograph! The first reason that it’s difficult is the flitting – butterflies seem to be always on the move. […]

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The Top 5 Best Photo Destinations in the United States

1. Manhattan-Henge Twice every year, New York City’s grid map acts as an astronomical phenomenon, similar to Stonehenge in Salisbury England. In late May and again in mid-July, city-dwellers and tourists can watch the sun set down the centerline of Manhattan’s east and west avenues, […]

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Tips From a Pro: Using Smoke Bombs in Portraits

Add some smoke to your next portrait for a whimsical feeling. We get asked a lot about our smoke bomb photos. The two big questions always seem to be, “How do you guys go about using them in shoots?” and “Where do you guys get […]

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How-To: Present Your Photography Work In a Printed Portfoloio

Even amazing images can be ruined with bad presentation. In my column for American Photo on Campus last year (reposted at PopPhoto.com/campus), I focused on how you think about making imagery and how that thinking informs the way you present your photos to the world. […]

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10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Photography

We all want to improve our photography. However, sometimes the technical stuff can feel overwhelming. Fortunately there are many ways to improve as a photographer without going anywhere near a camera manual. Here are ten of my top tips for doing just that… Tip no. […]

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Start Making Better Bird Pictures

At once challenging and wondrous subjects, birds are fast, elusive, biologically diverse, and can be stunningly beautiful. “There are about 10,000 species of birds in the world, and their range of behaviors is very wide,” says William Majoros, a North Carolina–based scientist and avid bird […]

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Lighting Tip: Faking a Rainstorm

Stephen Carroll, a freelance photographer from Reston, Virginia, specializes in artwork for book covers, with more than 400 (mostly novels) to his credit. They’re not just any book covers, though. His genius lies in creating film noir-like scenes, complete with desperate lovers, soaked T-shirts, smoking […]

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