Photography Tips and Tricks

Hometown Photos: Six Guidelines for Shooting Photography that Sells

Hometown Photos: Six Guidelines for Shooting Photography that Sells

There is so much potential for shooting saleable images around your own hometown. Here are some guidelines for shooting photography that sells.

Istanbul Photo Expedition: The “Human Element” in Your Photos

Istanbul Photo Expedition: The “Human Element” in Your Photos

On the last day of our Istanbul photo expedition, we're learning how to add the human element to our photos -- without having to worry about a model release.

Istanbul Photo Expedition Day 3: Keep It Simple

Istanbul Photo Expedition Day 3: Keep It Simple

We're learning lots at the Istanbul Photo Expedition led by pro photographer Efrain Padro. Our tip today is about keeping it simple, which can have a lot more impact...

Color Me Blue: Change Your Camera’s White Balance for this Cool Effect

Color Me Blue: Change Your Camera’s White Balance for this Cool Effect

Change your camera's white balance to help you when you're stuck with less than ideal light. You may be surprised by the result...

Istanbul Photo Expedition: The View from the Rooftop

Istanbul Photo Expedition: The View from the Rooftop

Over the next few days of our Istanbul photo expedition, we'll be taking photos ready to sell when we get home. Here's the first tip we got from Efrain today...

Coffee Table Books: Get Your Name and Photos on a Book Cover

Shooting for your own coffee table book -- and seeing your name on the cover -- is a most rewarding experience for a photographer. And, you get to be the boss...

3 Tips on How to Create Your Own Coffee Table Book

3 Tips on How to Create Your Own Coffee Table Book

Victor Englebert has published 17 photo books. Here are his top three tips for getting the right images when you're out shooting to create your own coffee table book.

Your Favorite Photos… in a Coffee Table Book

Your Favorite Photos… in a Coffee Table Book

When shooting for a coffee table book, you'll need hundreds of photos. Mark Langford has published six coffee table books. Here's his favourite image...

Photo Tips: 5 Subjects to Photograph Locally

Photo Tips: 5 Subjects to Photograph Locally

Some buyers will pay as much as $9,000 for photos of your hometown. Here are five tips to help you choose subjects to photograph locally.

How to Make Rainbows Appear Using Photoshop

How to Make Rainbows Appear Using Photoshop

Adding a rainbow to a dark sky can have a dramatic effect on your image. Here's how to make rainbows appear using Photoshop...

Photoshop Tip: How to Make Eyes Sparkle in Photos

Photoshop Tip: How to Make Eyes Sparkle in Photos

This Photoshop trick will help make eyes sparkle in your photos. It's a subtle change, but makes a difference when it comes to making sales.

Photoshop Tips: Using the Mona Lisa to Improve Your Photos

Photoshop Tips: Using the Mona Lisa to Improve Your Photos

You can improve your photos a lot with just a few minutes in Photoshop. Today, we borrow color from famous paintings to strengthen otherwise drab images...

Beginner Photography Class Day 4: Understanding Exposure

They say the color of your eyes determines your eye’s sensitivity to light. Light colored eyes are more sensitive than dark. My mom and I have blue eyes. We always wear sunglasses outside. We struggle to see without them. And prolonged exposure to bright light without glasses usually gives us a headache. My husband, on […]

Beginner Photography Class Day 3: Understanding ISO

Over the past two days, we’ve discussed two important functions of your camera – aperture and shutter speed. These two things work together with your ISO to balance the right amount of light needed to create a well-exposed photograph. ISO controls your camera’s sensitivity to light. When you increase your sensor’s sensitivity to light, you […]

Beginner Photography Class Day 2: Understanding Shutter Speed

Yesterday, we learned all about aperture and f-stops and how adjusting your aperture let’s you control the amount of light you let into your camera and how much of your photograph is in sharp focus. Today, let’s talk about SHUTTER SPEED. The shutter on your camera opens to begin an exposure and closes to end […]

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