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Nature Photography FuelTip: How Light Changes Color
By Rob Sheppard
May 1, 2014
In this excerpt from The Power of Color in Nature and Landscape Photography, Rob Sheppard explains that when you start seeing the light beyond illumination so you see its effect on color, you can quickly increase the level of your color work.
Nature Photography FuelTip: How to Shoot in Black and White
By Rob Sheppard
Apr 30, 2014
Rob Sheppard, author of The Power of Black and White in Nature and Landscape Photography, shares a trick to shooting in black and white that will gain you more control, let you use RAW, and help you learn this medium better.
Nature Photography FuelTip: Finding a Good Location for Shooting a River
By Robert Correll
Apr 29, 2014
In this excerpt from Photographing Rivers, Lakes, and Falling Water, Robert Correll offers advice for scouting the best locations for shooting a river.
Nature Photography FuelTip: Choosing the Right Lens for Shooting Insects and Small Critters
By Rob Sheppard
Apr 28, 2014
In this excerpt from Choosing the Right Lens for Nature and Landscape Photography, Rob Sheppard explains how to choose the right lens for shooting insects and other little critters.
Using Advanced Modes with Your Sony A7 / A7R
By Brian Smith
Apr 21, 2014
Brian Smith explores Program Auto Mode, Shutter Priority Mode, Aperture Priority Mode, and Manual Mode in the Sony A7 and A7R cameras. He also shows how these modes open up a range of options not possible in full auto modes, including shooting in RAW and applying creative styles and picture effects.
Working with Natural Light in Portrait Photography
By Erik Valind
Apr 17, 2014
Natural light doesn't always mean pretty light. Erik Valind explains that once you understand what you’re looking at, it becomes very easy to compose your portraits to put your subjects in their best light.
Picture Perfect Posing: Three-Point Check Combinations
By Roberto Valenzuela
Apr 14, 2014
Photographers can create very distinct energies and looks in a photo by focusing specifically on only three parts of the body: the collarbone, the chin, and the eyes. By combining these three with two posing options, you will be able to create any feeling you desire.
Nikon D610: The Professional Modes
By Rob Sylvan
Apr 10, 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 D610's professional modes, but why you are controlling them. Rob Sylvan explores Program Mode, Shutter Priority Mode, Aperture Priority Mode, and Manual Mode.
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.

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