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How to Use the Zone System to Make Your Best Digital Photos

Are you a photographer who desires to better understand exposure and dynamic range? Learning to use the Zone System is a great foundation on which to build a stronger understanding of these aspects of photography. The Zone System can help you read the light and tone in a scene. When...

Softbox vs Umbrella: Which Is Best and Why?

When it comes to light modifiers, both softboxes and umbrellas are equally popular. Though they are used for slightly different reasons, setting up and using them involves pretty much a similar process flow. In this discussion, we shall take a look at both these modifiers and try to find...

Episode 46 – Interview with Krystallenia Batziou

No matter how difficult it sounds, we have to do something different. Just get up and do something small. Go for a walk. Read a book.Krystallenia Batziou You can also listen to this episode on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Castbox, and Google Podcasts.Our 365 Days of Photography Course is the...

What is a Viewfinder and How is it Used?

Have you ever taken a moment to think about your camera's viewfinder? It's a component of our equipment that is often overlooked and ignored. But it may be one of the most important parts of your camera! It is your view of the world through your cameras. Every camera comes...

Beyond the Selfie: 19 Famous Self Portrait Photographers

We put together a list of the most famous self portrait photographers in history to help you better your work! These days the internet is flooded with selfies. With the advancement of technology, everyone has a phone with a camera and the ability to take their own photo. We...

The Best Cameras for Landscape Photography in 2021

The legendary Ansel Adams had summarized landscape photography as - "the supreme test of the photographer; and often the supreme failure." I have not found a better one-liner that could summarize what landscape photography means to me and hundreds and thousands of other landscape photographers. I can understand why the...

Perspective in Photography: Everything You Need to Know

Perspective photography is all about what you show your viewers through your images. You may have seen the composition from a totally different point of view. But how you shoot it, and the illusions you use to do so, can completely make or break a great composition. Furthermore, we...

Episode 45 – Interview with Karen Biilmann

You probably have experience with art directing without maybe even really knowing that you do. Whether it's directing your own shoots, conceptualizing the concepts within the shoots, or even just collaborating with other photographers...Karen Biilmann You can also listen to this episode on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Castbox, and Google...

What is the Sunny 16 Rule and How to Use it?

Some photographers say the Sunny 16 Rule may be outdated due to the advancement in technology. Maybe you have never even heard of this metering system. Either way knowing how to use the 16 rule is still useful and a foundation to teach photographers about metering whether they are...

Photographer of the Month: Dondre Green

Dondre Green is a photographer and multidisciplinary artist based in New York City. As a young adult growing up in the Bronx, Green was first inspired by his city. This environment also motivated him to later start Bronx Narratives, where he acts as the creative director. The platform is...

The 30 Most Famous Street Photographers of All Time

This article will examine 30 famous street photographers who have changed the genre as we know it today! Street photography is a tradition as old as the invention of photography itself. For a street photographer, the street is like a stage full of possibilities, the cast unknown until the...

How to Edit Photos in Lightroom Classic: An Overview

For many beginner photographers who have started saving their photos are RAW files, learning how to edit photos in Lightroom is a problem. Where to start editing? What do all editing tools do? How do I know my photos will look better when I use Lightroom to edit? How...

Episode 44 – Interview with Julia Wimmerlin

I think the biggest thing to achieve is to never stop learning.Julia Wimmerlin You can also listen to this episode on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Castbox, and Google Podcasts.Our 365 Days of Photography Course is the ultimate learning experience for new photographers and even those with some experience. This course,...

How to Blend in Photoshop: Make Stunning Composite Images

Compositing images in Photoshop can be quite simple or pretty complex. You can choose the level of complexity depending on the final result you want to achieve. To create composite images you need to use a program like Adobe Photoshop that has options for layering photos. Adobe Lightroom does...

7 Best Cameras for Wedding Photography: Ultimate Buying Guide

You may have a lot of questions when it comes to choosing the best cameras for wedding photography. Wedding photography is a high-pressure business to be in. Some photographers spend years learning the craft because weddings combine a lot of moving parts including portraits, action, and emotion. This is...

How to Clean a Camera Lens: Everything You Need to Know

Learning how to clean a camera lens is just as important as learning how to shoot! Having a dirty lens can easily ruin the entire photo session. Even worse you may have to spend hours more in post-processing editing out smears and dirt particles. So save yourself time and...

Episode 43 – Interview with Whitney Justesen

The way that I fell into photography was such a special thing.Whitney Justesen You can also listen to this episode on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Castbox, and Google Podcasts.Our 365 Days of Photography Course is the ultimate learning experience for new photographers and even those with some experience. This course,...

Film Photography Classes

Do you sometimes miss shooting film photography? Or are you still shooting film photography on a regular basis and just want to learn more? Or maybe you have never shot with a film camera and want to learn now. Whatever the case, film photography is a rewarding format. This...

40 Ansel Adams Quotes to Inspire You Today

Almost everyone in the photography world and outside of it has heard of Ansel Adams. Adams was an American photographer famous for his breathtaking landscape photos taken around Western America.  Through his environmentalist approach to photography and eye-catching black and white shots, Ansel Adams showed a different side of untouched...

15 Unforgettable Wedding Poses for the Bride and Groom

So, the big day has arrived. You are at the wedding venue at the prescribed time, you are ready with gear in hand, batteries charged up, and if you are lucky, a second shooter is ready to go. Suddenly, it hits you. You are in charge of preserving this...

Episode 42 – Interview with Krystal Kenney

If you want to do something, you just have to jump in.Krystal Kenney You can also listen to this episode on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Castbox, and Google Podcasts.Our 365 Days of Photography Course is the ultimate learning experience for new photographers and even those with some experience. This course,...
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