Long Exposure and Low Light: 16 Great Results

Shooting in low light can often be challenging.  In-camera flashes are only good for about 10 feet and hotshoe mounted flashes are only good for 40-60 feet, neither are good for illuminating large areas though.  Sometimes, the best option is to use a tripod in conjunction with a long exposure.  Most commonly shown with trailing […]

21 Cool and Colorful Lomo Photographs

Lomo cameras have always fascinated me. They are made by a Russian optics company started early in the 20th century.  By defintion, the act of using a Lomo is: Lomography emphasizes casual, snapshot photography. Characteristics such as over-saturated colors, off-kilter exposure, blurring, “happy accidents,” and alternative film processing are often considered part of the “Lomographic […]

How to Clean a DSLR Sensor Without Ruining It

The three spots you see in the photograph below are sensor dust.  Small pieces of dust, fiber or hair that are sitting on the sensor of your digital camera.  The most common reason dust shows up on your sensor is from changing your lens.  It’s nearly impossible to stop dust from getting in, so at […]

The Simple Beauty of Japan: 24 Serene Images

Japan is a world of beauty and mystery.  As of late it’s known to be the epicenter for all things technological, computer, camera and compact.  The major cities are known for their non-stop activity, all night bars and karaoke and street food vendors.  Aside from the cramped and compact living style in the cities, much […]

A Comprehensive Guide To Aurora Photography

This is a guest post by Karl Johnston that originally appeared in Slave River Journal. You can find out more about Karl and see more great shots of auroras at his photography website. Seeing as it is what I’m famous for, I thought it only fair that I share some techniques for getting successful photographs […]

20 Shots That Captured Birds in the Wild Perfectly

Flight has captured and mesmerized man for centuries.  Birds in flight are one of the most beautiful things to be seen and these 20 shots capture birds in the wild perfectly. Photo by ViaMoi Photo by khalid almasoud Photo by ViaMoi Photo by John&Fish Photo by bradburyjason Photo by Eric Bégin Photo by Kjunstorm Photo […]

Do You Commit These 7 Photoshop Crimes?

For most photographers, Photoshop is one of, if not the primary tool used to make adjustments to digital photos.  It’s their darkroom, allowing creativity and correction for mistakes made in, or uncontrollable situations while shooting.  Additionally, it can be used to black and white, sepia and other color conversions, selective color, blemish removal and removing […]

27 Photos That Break All the Composition Rules but Still Rock

Composition is one of the foundations of photography, coupled with light, it pretty much is photography.  There are tons of composition rules such as the rule of thirds or the s curve, but rules are meant to be broken! We think these photos break the rules, but still rock! Photo by john faherty photography Photo […]

What You Need to Know About Exposure Before You Pick up a Camera

To understand exposure is to understand photography.  Exposure is the technical aspect that allows you to actually create a photograph.  While it has nothing to do with composition directly, without it, you wouldn’t be able to shoot.  So what is exposure and why do you need to understand it? Exposure is made up of three […]