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6 Ways to Use Color for Eye Catching Compositions

A painter only needs to look at their palette before applying color to the canvas. Photographers have a different challenge, as they must locate their tones by studying a scene. 734 more words


Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens Review

In November of 2014, Canon introduced us to its newest member of their low-cost prime lens family, the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens. Canon gave us the 40mm version in 2012, and hoped to up the stakes by adding a wide-angle version this past year. 647 more words


Beginners Guide to Creating and Applying Texture Overlays Using Photoshop

Adding texture to photographs was happening long before the invention of Photoshop and other editing programs. In the days of the darkroom, we would scratch negatives with pins, sand paper them, stain the photographic paper with fixer before exposing, layer two negatives on top of each other in the enlarger, or push our film ISO to increase grain. 1,168 more words


How to Light a Beer Bottle – a Video Tutorial

If you’ve ever wanted to photograph a bottle (beer, wine, soda, ever water) and make it look like they do in the magazines or advertisements you’ll want to watch this! 154 more words


Think Tank Photo Sub Urban Disguise 30 Shoulder Camera Bag Review

Packing and carrying equipment for travel adventures is always a challenge. With increasing airline restrictions and not being willing to check your gear, you need to find the best possible alternative for your needs. 843 more words


Photographing Starry Skies for Nocturnal Landscape Without Breaking the Bank

Photography in low-light conditions is one of the most challenging things to do with a camera. In conditions with faint, moving, distant lights it is even trickier. 2,813 more words


Weekly Photography Challenge – Antique Cars

Old cars – look around you, they’re everywhere.

Weekly Photography Challenge – Old Cars

Admit it – photographers love old things. The more battered, torn, peeling, weathered, falling down, beat up, rusted, broken and just in generally poor condition an item is – the more we love to photograph it. 482 more words