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Understanding How Light Affects Your Photography
By Jeff Revell
Apr 8, 2014
Understanding light is one of the most important skills in photography. Jeff Revell discusses the properties of light, types of light, quality of light and direction of light, and how these aspects affect your photograph.
From Snapshots to Great Shots: An Interview with Photographer Jeff Revell
By Peachpit, Jeff Revell
Apr 7, 2014
Jeff Revell answers our questions about his favorite camera, the most overused photography tool, and what's so great about photowalks.
Portrait Photography FuelTip: Three Keys to a Successful Composite Portrait
By Eric Doggett
Apr 3, 2014
In this excerpt from Introduction to Compositing: Creating Your First Composite Portrait, Eric Doggett offers some tips that will give you the best results when creating a composite portrait.
Portrait Photography FuelTip: Composing a Portrait
By Dan Ablan
Apr 2, 2014
In this excerpt from Composition for Portraiture: Creating Compelling Headshots, Group Shots, and Senior Pictures, Dan Ablan looks at portraits that go beyond the headshot.
Portrait Photography FuelTip: How to Use Available Light for Your Environmental Portrait
By Kathleen Lavine
Apr 1, 2014
Kathleen Lavine, author of Environmental Portraiture: Tell Your Subject’s Story and Create Dynamic Portraits with One Bag of Gear, offers tips for how to use available light to tell your subject's story.
Portrait Photography FuelTip: Taking Environmental Portraits of Strangers
By John Batdorff
Mar 31, 2014
John Batdorff offers advice on how to approach a stranger on the street about taking his photograph, in this excerpt from Street Photography: A Guide to Finding and Capturing Authentic Portraits and Streetscapes.
Nikon D5300: The Professional Modes
By Rob Sylvan
Mar 18, 2014
If you really want to take that next step in controlling your photography, it is essential that you understand not only how to control the Nikon D5300's professional modes, but why you are controlling them. Rob Sylvan explores Program Mode, Shutter Priority Mode, Aperture Priority Mode, and Manual Mode.
FuelBooks Urban and Street Photography Tip: Know Your Goal
By Todd Sipes
Mar 13, 2014
Todd Sipes, author of Urban Exploration Photography: A Guide to Shooting Abandoned Places, asks, are you shooting as an artist or a documentarian? Know what you're shooting and why.
FuelBooks Urban and Street Photography Tip: Be at the Right Place at the Right Time
By John Batdorff
Mar 12, 2014
John Batdorff, author of Street Photography: A Guide to Finding and Capturing Authentic Portraits and Streetscapes, explains that knowing the best times and locations to find interesting people for street photography are critical.
FuelBooks Urban and Street Photography Tip: Shooting in the Dark
By Todd Sipes
Mar 11, 2014
Todd Sipes, author of Urban Exploration Photography: A Guide to Shooting Abandoned Places, shares some tips on shooting well and safely in an urban environment.
Tips for Creating Realistic HDR Imagery
By Tim Cooper
Feb 25, 2014
In this excerpt from his FuelBook, The Realistic HDR Image, Tim Cooper shares a few tips that will help guide your hand while you are creating your HDR images.
A Lighting Gear Checklist for Photographing Kids
By Allison Tyler Jones
Feb 20, 2014
In this chapter from 100% Kid: A Professional Photographer's Guide to Capturing Kids in a Whole New Light, Allison Tyler Jones give you a rundown on how to use and how not to use your flash. She also talks about the studio lights that photographers use the most and how to set up your camera and trigger those lights.
How to Choose the Right Lenses for Your Digital Camera
By Khara Plicanic
Feb 19, 2014
The lens you choose (or that comes built into the camera you buy) plays a more integral role in the look, feel, and quality of your images than the actual camera body itself does. Khara Plicanic, author of Getting Started in Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, gives a basic tutorial on lenses and then explains how to pick the best lenses for your camera and style.
9 Pro Tips for Getting Better Results in the Field from Your HDR Images
By Tim Cooper
Feb 18, 2014
In this excerpt from his FuelBook, The Realistic HDR Image, Tim Cooper offers some advice to assure that your HDR photos look their best.
Say Cheese! How to Create Great Portraits with Your Canon EOS 70D
By Nicole S. Young
Feb 11, 2014
In this chapter, you will learn some camera features and techniques that can help you create great portraits.
Perfect Photo Suite 8: Browse and Enhance
By Dan Moughamian
Feb 10, 2014
Dan Moughamian takes a look at some of the best new features in onOne Software’s new Perfect Photo Suite 8. This article looks at two newly integrated modules: the onOne Browser and Perfect Enhance. See how easy it is to get started with this exciting collection of digital photography tools, which can be used as a stand-alone application or as plugins for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, or Photoshop Elements.
Road to Seeing: Photographer Dan Winters on Aerospace
By Dan Winters
Jan 23, 2014
Photographer Dan Winters explains his love of the NASA space program and documents how he photographed the final flights of the space shuttles Discovery, Endeavor, and Atlantis in this excerpt from his book, Road to Seeing.
Getting to Know Analog Efex Pro from the Google Nik Collection
By John Batdorff
Jan 21, 2014
Google's Nik Collection has expanded its suite of plugins while paying homage to its analog past with the release of Analog Efex Pro. John Batdorff describes how the plugin is chock full of great effects and why it should be a part of any photographer's digital toolbox.
Scott Kelby on Photoshop for Lightroom Users: Retouching Portraits
By Scott Kelby
Jan 20, 2014
In this chapter from Photoshop for Lightroom Users, Scott Kelby shows you how to do simple photo retouching in Lightroom, and then shows you more advanced retouching techniques in Photoshop.
Night Photography: Observing Light at Night
By Gabriel Biderman, Tim Cooper
Jan 15, 2014
Our eyes are capable of adjusting to the contrast and colors of the night, but cameras often struggle to balance the many degrees of brightness. In this chapter, you'll explore color, light painting, and creative ways to play with light when photographing at night.

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