Monthly Archives: December 2016

52 week photography challenge for 2017 – DIY Photography

The Dogwood 52 week photography challenge is back for 2017. Here is are a few tips on how to participate.

The original Dogwood Photography 52 Week Challenge was a huge success, with tens of thousands of photographers participating from around the world. In celebration of those who have completed the first challenge, a new challenge is now here! The challenge for 2017 has a higher difficulty level than the original challenge. While this challenge is […]

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10 Ways to Become a Better Landscape Photographer in the Next Year

Albert Dros gives us some wise advice for becoming a better landscape photographer in 2017.

As each new year approaches, people usually start thinking about what they can do better or improve in the new year. As a professional landscape photograph

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Light Painting the Outline of a Person with Long Exposure Photography

Make the most of your light painting photos by incorporating people.

Unlike most photographers, Jason Page creates his images in complete darkness. After experimenting with long exposures of the moon reflecting over the sea, he became interested capturing movement within his nightscapes. After discovering light painting, Page began to work with creating figures and objects using nothing more than strokes of light. In the following tutorial, he explains […]

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Instagram can help you become full time photographer. Here’s how – DIY Photography

Want to become a pro photographer? Look to Instagram.A few people requested an in-depth post on how to grow your instagram. Here’s how I grew my instagram account without using any online services. Before I dive in, this is purely my workflow and there is no secret App that will make you gain thousands of followers over night nor is this going to be […]

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Capturing Gorgeous Portraits in the Snow with the Sony a6500

Spectacular snow portraits captured with a Sony A6500.

Tag along with photographer Manuel ‘Manny’ Ortiz on a recent trip to a snowy park with his favorite portrait subject (his wife), favorite portrait lens (th

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4 Beginner Tips for Doing Architecture Photography

Get the most out of your architecture photographs.

Architecture photography can be a good way to practice your skills using natural light and composing your images. Here are some tips to help you

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Shooting in the Cold – Tips for Winter Photography

Cold weather shooting tips.

Shooting in the cold doesn’t have to be miserable and disastrous. Here are a few tips to help you do winter photography successfully with fewer challenges.

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30 of the Most Important Photoshop Features and How to Use Them

Here are a few things you need to know about Photoshop.

Nate Dodson over at TutVid just put together one of the most comprehensive overviews of Photoshop’s key tools and features we’ve ever seen. 30 different to

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Lonely Speck’s New Filter Rids The Sky of Light Pollution | Digital Trends

Rid light pollution in your starry nightscape with the Purenight filter.

If light pollution is ruining your attempts to capture the beautiful night sky, don’t fret. Lonely Speck’s new PureNight Premium filter solves that issue.

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Tips from the Sports Photography Pros to Help You Get the Money Shots

Pro sports photography tips and how to get the money shots.

The pros know that sports photography is a fast paced and intense profession. You have to be quick. Really quick! Catching the moment is one-third intuition, a third skill, and the rest is pure luck. Accept it now! Sometimes the most amazing shot you capture will just be pure luck. There are things you can do […]

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