How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse

Questions and answers about photographing the solar eclipse.

If you live in the continental US you may have a chance to see and photograph the solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017. Here are some tips to help you.

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7 Travel Photography Tips I’ve Learned from People in the Industry

Get the most from your travel photos using these tips.

Follow these 7 tips from travel photography industry experts to help you have more success – either for your own images or sales of stock photography.

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How to predict moments in street photography before they happen – DIY Photography

Can you predict the best moments when you are taking street photographs.

As if finding amazing moments wasn’t hard enough, you also have to capture them in the blink of an eye. Especially in the beginning, that can be very frustrating! Once you shift from finding moments to predicting moments, it gets much easier. This has 3 major advantages for you: 1) More time to compose the shot 2) More […]

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Here are the pros and cons of using LED panels for portraits – DIY Photography

Get the hard film look using LEDs in place of strobes. Also, learn some pros and cons with using the different types of lights.

Other than using continuous lighting for video, some photographers choose to use it for shooting still as well. Jay P. Morgan relies on LED panels for portrait photography from time to time, and in his latest video, he discusses the pros and cons of this approach. There are definitely certain advantages of using LED panels […]

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Pro Photographers with Amateur Gear vs. an Amateur with Pro Gear

Loved watching this video about how important it is for what is behind the camera–you.

The photographers at Mango Street wanted to show that it generally takes more than “pro” camera gear to shoot “pro” photos, so they decided to do a shootou

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How to create strong dynamic portraits using only one light and a beauty dish – DIY Photography

What is a beauty dish for anyway?

The whole “one light” thing always seems to be a popular topic. And it’s not really surprising. Every day new people are getting into flash. Buying just a single light and learning to master it is the usual recommendation. And it’s a great way to start. The next logical step before buying more lights is […]

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Tamron Unveils the World’s First 18-400mm Lens

Let’s face it. We have all missed that shot we wanted because the wrong lens was attached to our camera. Tamron is trying to fix that by offering an 18-400 lens that you can keep on your camera when you are out and about and don’t know if you are going to be running into a wide angle shot or a zoom.

We will have to wait for the pixel peeping to begin to see if this king of lenses is worth the gold.

One lens to rule them all?Tamron has announced the 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD, which it is calling “the world’s first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens” with an extremely fl

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This website takes JPG photos and shows how they were edited in Lightroom – DIY Photography

Although it may seem like cheating, this website provides a look at the Lightroom steps and settings an editor used to enhance her image.If it happens to you to see a photo and wish you could recreate the look, you will find this website really handy. Piotr Chmolowski has launched Pixel Peeper, a website that reads EXIF data from JPG image and instantly shows what process was used for editing in Lightroom, as well as the camera settings. […]

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Handheld Milky Way imaging with the OM-D E-M1 MkII (by Jonathan Usher)

If you never considered a micro 4/3 mirrorless camera due to the small sensor size, think again. This sweet shot of the Milky Way by Jonathan Usher was captured hand held.Source: Handheld Milky Way imaging with the OM-D E-M1 MkII (by Jonathan Usher)

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How to Use a Cell Phone for Dramatic Night Photography

Take your smartphone photography skills up one notch using these nighttime phone photography tips.Shooting at night can be tricky, but you don’t have to carry a lot of lighting gear. Here’s how to use your cell phone to make some dramatic images.

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