Digital Photography

Review of the Tiffen Variable Neutral Density Filter

Review of the Tiffen Variable Neutral Density Filter

In this review, I’d like to show you the Tiffen Variable Neutral Density Filter and give you my thoughts on it. What is an ND or neutral density filter? A neutral density filter is a piece of glass
8 Ways to Create More Dramatic Flower Photos

8 Ways to Create More Dramatic Flower Photos

Do you think flower photography is boring? Or even too easy and obvious? I mean, of course, when you point your camera at a pretty flower you’re going to get a pretty photograph. Right? But a subject
7 Great Reasons to do Early Morning Photography

7 Great Reasons to do Early Morning Photography

An age-old question is whether you’re an early bird or a night owl. Well even if you fall into the latter category there are compelling reasons why you should get up earlier than the crack of dawn!
6 Essential Steps in any Post-Processing Workflow

6 Essential Steps in any Post-Processing Workflow

We live in a digital age, a time when a post-processing workflow is an increasingly essential aspect of our photography. Cameras produce images with the expectation that they will be altered later,
Weekly Photography Challenge: Sunsets – With Prizes from ViewBug

Weekly Photography Challenge: Sunsets – With Prizes from ViewBug

Who doesn’t love a good sunset? It’s colorful and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, right? Think you can take a great sunset photo? It’s not as easy as just pointing your camera at the sun. In

Tips for Using On-Camera Flash for Beginners

Flash is a challenging subject and can be confusing if you’ve never used it. These two videos will give you an overview of some flash basics you need to know, and how to take the next step when using

How Conquer Your Fear of People as a Photographer

You know the feeling; shyness around strangers, dreading new situations, sleepless nights worrying, completely self-conscious in a crowd, thinking that everyone is judging you. In short, a fear of
7 Quick Tips To Help You Capture Better Portraits

7 Quick Tips To Help You Capture Better Portraits

Taking great portraits is a great genre of photography to master. Some of the most famous photographs in the world and even paintings are simple head and shoulder portraits. They can tell us so much

My Top 5 Photography Documentaries on YouTube

Surrounding yourself with inspiration is one of the best ways to jump-start your creativity. By viewing the works of others, we connect with our own photographic practice. One of my favorite things to

Why You Should Find Your Own Photography Style and Not Conform to Social Media Trends

Everyone is a photographer. We all love to use our phones, tablets, or cameras to take photos. What’s more, we all share them and publish them for the world to see. This phenomenon has changed
Camera Comparison – The Fujifilm X-H1 Versus the Sony a7R III

Camera Comparison – The Fujifilm X-H1 Versus the Sony a7R III

Two of the hottest mirrorless cameras you can get your hands on right now are the Sony a7R III and the Fujifilm X-H1. My husband owns one and I have the other. In the past few months, we’ve been

Fixing Your Photos with the Lightroom Spot Removal Tool

Lightroom’s suite of editing tools is not as comprehensive as its big brother Photoshop But the program does offer a host of options for fixing photos that cover most of the corrections you are likely

How to Take Amazing Photos Using the MIOPS Splash Water Drop Kit

Water droplet photography is a dream for almost every creative photographer. When a water drop collides with another drop, it creates beautiful crowns and other shapes that look fabulous. Capturing
Tips for Doing a Summer Project 92 to Get You Out Shooting

Tips for Doing a Summer Project 92 to Get You Out Shooting

You’ve heard of the fabled Project 365, right? A photo a day for a year. We’ve even posted theme ideas here on dPS for those interested in a long-term project. But what about if you know that you
How Much is an Image Worth? Tips for Pricing Your Photography

How Much is an Image Worth? Tips for Pricing Your Photography

One of the questions that a lot of photographers ask, is how much I should charge for my images? It is very hard to do, and hence a lot of artists struggle with it. There is so much more involved, and
Making Sense of Lens Optics for Crop Sensor Cameras

Making Sense of Lens Optics for Crop Sensor Cameras

If you have been considering getting a new camera or have been considering upgrading a camera, you have probably heard all about crop sensor cameras but what does it mean? How does crop factor affect
12 Good Reasons Why You Should Start a Photography Blog

12 Good Reasons Why You Should Start a Photography Blog

Starting a photography blog was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I never would’ve guessed when I pulled the trigger on my first blog post how much good would come from it. I talked briefly

How to Choose Your Lightroom Export Settings for Printing

If you haven’t yet printed some of your favorite photos, trust me you are missing out on a lot. The joy and pleasure that you get by looking at the prints cannot be matched by the digital copies. This
Weekly Photography Challenge: Trees – With Prizes from ViewBug

Weekly Photography Challenge: Trees – With Prizes from ViewBug

Over the last two weeks, you’ve done images of spring in general, and then flowers last week. So for this week’s photography challenge, let’s see if you can see the forest for all the trees! Need some

How to Use Ordinary Items to Make DIY Photo Filters

In photography, you can use filters in many ways to alter and/or enhance your images. But what if you don’t have any filters, or can’t afford the high prices to the top of the line ones? Time to