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Ron Leach  |  Mar 30, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the first “rules” everyone learns about composition is to avoid having telephone poles growing out of a subject’s head. But what about distracting background elements like power lines or airplane contrails in the sky?

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 30, 2017  |  0 comments

Though it's a commonly used term in the photography world, opinions vary on how the word “bokeh” should be pronounced. The term is said to come from the Japanese word “boke,” which translates as “blur” or, in some cases, “senility.”

Ron Leach  |  Mar 30, 2017  |  0 comments

British nature photographer Thomas Heaton is a master of telling stories with his images, and in the video below he reveals some great tips and tricks for making spectacular photos of the Northern Lights.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 29, 2017  |  0 comments

We typically turn to image-editing expert Nathaniel Dodson for advice on Photoshop tools you can use to enhance your images. The in-depth tutorial below is a bit different, in that Dodson explains 10 mistakes you should avoid while editing your work.

Giulio Sciorio  |  Mar 29, 2017  |  0 comments

Environmental portraits are all the rage these days in photography because they are far more revealing than a basic portrait of an individual or a simple headshot. As the name suggests, environmental portraits capture a subject within his or her typical environment such as a workplace. 

Ron Leach  |  Mar 29, 2017  |  0 comments

Commercial photographer Lou Freeman specializes in fashion/glamour work and in the 4-minute video below she shows you how to make great outdoor portraits in direct sunlight.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 29, 2017  |  0 comments

Earlier this week we showed you how to make great portraits on the cheap with three simple setups. In the video below you’ll learn how to up your portrait game even further with 6 clever hacks that you can create for virtually nothing.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Nature photographer Brendan Pattengale employs his love of the great outdoors and a few secret techniques to capture vivid, painterly landscape photos during his travels around the world.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Last week we featured Episode 1 in a new how-to series by image-editing expert Anthony Morganti, designed for those of you new to Photoshop and Lightroom. Here, in Episode 2, you’ll learn how to use Layer Masks to properly balance photos with both bright highlights and dark shadows.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Last fall we ran a preview of our favorite early entries in the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA), and now the stunning winning images have been announced. The photos you see here are the best shots in each of the contest’s 10 open categories, including our lead photo by UK photographer Tim Cornbill who took top honors in the Architecture category.

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