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The Top 100 Photography Blogs

The Top 100 Photography Blogs
Learning the art of photography is exciting, especially because so many resources are available to beginner photographers online and off. Some of the best of these resources are blogs, and they highlight gear, techniques, inspiration, and more that can help you learn to be a better photographer. Read on to discover 100 of the best photography blogs out there. General For general interest photography, be sure to check out these blogs. Resources Get the help you need through these blogs that highlight useful resources for photographers. News Stay up to date on the latest in photography with the help of these blogs. Photoblogs If you’re in search of pure eye candy, these blogs will get you your fix. Photo Genres These blogs cater to a specific genre of photography. Tips & Learning Improve your photography with the tips and learning resources found on these blogs. Photographer Profiles Get a look into the lives and work of active photographers through these blogs. Gear Business Photoshop

How to Take Macro Pictures -- National Geographic Get Wallpaper Photograph by John Kimbler, My Shot With its emphasis on detail, pattern, and texture, macro photography can yield rewarding and unique results. In this gallery, learn what makes a great macro shot and get tips on how to turn your extreme close-ups into compelling photographs. Here, a macro lens and diffused macro twin flash capture the intricate detail on a bee and flower. (This photo was submitted to My Shot.) Photo Tip: Macro photography is photography magnified. Get more photo tips » The Photography Tips that 96 Photographers Wish They Would Have Learned Sooner Two weeks ago (I know, I’m slow…) on the Improve Photography Facebook fan page, I asked our community what photography tips they wish they would have learned sooner. I was looking for lessons that many photographers procrastinate learning and it ends up keeping them back from progressing as photographers. Over 96 photographers commented on that facebook comment with their hard earned lessons, and I grabbed the most popular lessons from the group to share here. I hope that this article teaches you many ways to save yourself from making rookie mistakes (like I still seem to do every day!). Lesson #1: Envision, plan, and then create There is nothing–at all-wrong with looking at great photography to get creative inspiration. Lesson #2: The histogram is NOT optional Spending just 5 or 10 minutes to learn how to use the histogram can make a huge difference in your photography. This photo would be pretty dull without great off-camera lighting... Lesson #4: Learn to change the active focus point

9 creative photo ideas to try in December | Digital Camera World - page 3 03 Shoot a studio portrait To light this striking portrait shot, photographer Dave Kai-Piper used only a Nikon SB900 Speedlight flashgun modified with an Orbis Ringflash adapter. The ringflash was attached onto the flash to help produce an even, soft light and pick up detail. “Randomly, this image was taken in a kitchen in Munich,” Dave reveals. “The shoot came about during a discussion about how simply you can take a fashion portrait.” Dave tethered his camera so that the images appeared instantly in Photoshop Lightroom on his computer. “However, I also decided to further enhance the gentle vignette in Photoshop in order to improve the overall effect.” Get started today… * Pose your model at a profile angle and light the face using natural or flash light. * Shoot in Manual mode and set the shutter speed to 1/200 sec. PAGE 1: Shoot a bokeh effectPAGE 2: Shoot the city drenched in rainPAGE 3: Shoot a studio portraitPAGE 4: Shoot an abstract image – then rotate it!

Cloth Paper Scissors Presents 4 Free Digital Art Tutorials: Creating Digital Artwork Collage Cloth Paper Scissors presents: 4 Free Digital Art Tutorials: Creating Digital Artwork for Photo Collage Not too long ago we waited to see how photos came out when the roll was finished and sent away to be developed. And, if you wanted to duplicate or manipulate images or other artwork for photo collage, you had to find a copy center and pay per page. Now, technology for altering photos is available in our own homes and studios, making photo collage and digital art more accessible and easier than ever for mixed media artists. Whether you are just starting out creating digital artwork or have developed your own style of digital mixed media, this free eBook has something for you.

100 Helpful Photography Tutorials for Beginners and Professionals Photography as both a profession and a hobby is an incredibly expansive topic that covers a remarkably vast range of subjects from science and art. No matter where you lie on the professional spectrum, there is simply always more to learn. We spent countless hours scouring the web for the best content we could find and share with you, and today we'll help you expand your knowledge with 100 photography related tutorials! "There are many composition guidelines which can be applied in almost any situation, to enhance the impact of a scene. "Graphic illustrations [and explanations] of the difference between RAW and JPEG (also called JPG). A basic discussion of white balance and how to respond to different lighting situations. "Use a simple device to get perfect color in all of your shots" "What you need to know to get the most from today’s amazing high-ISO settings" "A beginner’s guide to focal lengths and how they affect photographs" "Ever wonder what it is that actually makes a camera work?

What Skills Do You Need As A Photographer This post is Day 15 of 30 Ways In 30 Days To Redesign Your Life With Photography. This series seeks to provide you with practical steps to get you from wherever you are today, to exactly where you want to be – this year! If your goal has always been to take your photography to a whole new level, hang on and start enjoying a new lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. I went back and read through many of your responses again, and read through them with a different idea in mind. And as expected, I found a full array of support for many different types of skills. I found questions and comments about final output – “Do I provide high or low res images?” I found questions and comments about social and business – “I have a Facebook and Twitter account, but I don’t get any reactions from there.” And I found questions and comments about the general condition of photography today – “When I started photography aged 19 it was film and standard print proofing with traditional albums. 1. 2. 1. 2. 1. 2.

10 Top Photography Composition Rules There are no fixed rules in photography, but there are guidelines which can often help you to enhance the impact of your photos. It may sound clichéd, but the only rule in photography is that there are no rules. However, there are are number of established composition guidelines which can be applied in almost any situation, to enhance the impact of a scene. These guidelines will help you take more compelling photographs, lending them a natural balance, drawing attention to the important parts of the scene, or leading the viewer's eye through the image. Once you are familiar with these composition tips, you'll be surprised at just how universal most of them are. You'll spot them everywhere, and you'll find it easy to see why some photos "work" while others feel like simple snapshots. Rule of Thirds Imagine that your image is divided into 9 equal segments by 2 vertical and 2 horizontal lines. Doing so will add balance and interest to your photo. Balancing Elements Leading Lines Viewpoint Depth

Photography Links That Will Make Sure You Get Nothing Else Done Today As the Holiday Season is upon us, the Toad has been very busy compiling this weeks list of tutorials, great photography and interesting blogs to share with everyone. This final post of 2011 is filled with great works by some truly great photographers and artists, and the Toad hopes you enjoy viewing these as much as he did in bringing the list to you. At this time, the Toad would like to extend the best wishes for the holiday season to everyone, and he looks forward to returning in 2012 with a fresh list of great works to peruse and enjoy! Happy Holidays! Check out the Toad’s special holiday wish “Happy Holidays – From Us To You” on their photo blog, as well as an extensive gallery of 1750+ images on their Canadian Fine Art and Landscape Photography site. Home Studio Boudoir Part 11 – Erik and Kathleen Kerstenbeck continue their running series on this wonderful style of photography with a new post this week. Split It Up – this is so very cool and captivating! Do You Have The Time?

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