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Shortcuts for Making the Copyright Symbol on...
Easy instructions and shortcuts for creating the copyright symbol on a Windows and Mac computer
Want to Blow Up an Image? What You Should Know...
How Big Can I Print My Photos? Photography.
Your Introduction to the Two Main Types of...
Descriptions on the types of cameras available.
What Is Depth of Field?
The effect of aperture and F-Stop on depth of field in photography.
Comparing Your Photographs' Print Sizes
Information on the different available printing sizes of photographs and how they compare to each other
Need to make Your Valentine's Day Photos More...
A listing of great photography ideas for Valentine's Day.
Leading Lines
An explanation of leading lines. Photography.
A Brief History of Photography
A brief history of photography, highlighting the major events in its development.
How Much Should You Charge for Your Photos?
How To Price Your Photos - A Guide On How To Price Photography
Point of View in Photography
Point of View in Photography How to Use Point of View to Improve Your Photos By Liz Masoner , About.com
Parts of a Camera
Information on the parts of a camera
Advantages and Disadvantages of Film and Digital
Advantages of film and digital photography compared to disadvantages of film and digital photography.
How to Make Your Own Facebook Timeline Cover...
How to make a Facebook Timeline cover photo for your personal page or fan page
Horizontal vs. Vertical Photographs
Free photography lesson on the benefits of horizontal and vertical photographs and when to use each in your photography for maximum visual impact.
Just Starting Out in Photography? Here's What...
Part of our in-depth article on shutter speed: How do you set it? A common question with a simple answer, although it varies from camera ago camera.
Want to Shoot Like the Big Boys? Here's 4...
The best SLR digital camera for amateurs is a question that will persist as technology advances and smartphones make photography more and more accessible to the masses.
Introduction to Photography
An introduction to photography and how to create great photographs.
Megapixels - An Explanation of Megapixels and...
Megapixels - An Explanation of Megapixels and How They Affect Photos
How to Use the Rule of Thirds in Your Photography
A photography lesson on how to use the rule of thirds in photography.
How to Photograph the Moon Through a Telescope
A free photography lesson on how to photograph the moon through a telescope
Camera Body
A detailed description of a camera body
8 Weekly Assignments for Practicing Your...
Practice your photography skills with weekly photography assignments.
Photography Rights - Licensing Your Work
Information on photography rights and what different licensing means.
5 Things to Do When Someone Steals Your Photos...
Someone stole your photos online? This list will show you steps to get the photos removed.
Adobe Photoshop Touch Review
Adobe Photoshop Touch Review from About.com Photography
Top 10 Ways to Get Great Prom Photos
Prom night is the biggest night of the year for a high schooler. Here are some great ideas to make your
Understanding Your Camera's Light Meter
Information on understanding your camera's light meter
Is 500px.com a Good Alternative to Flickr?
Review of 500px.com. Is it a Flickr killer?
What is a Camera?
A short introduction to what is a camera with a comparison to today's more sophisticated cameras.
Translucent Embossed Text
How to create a translucent embossed text watermark for your digital images. Page 3.
Photography Tips - Aperture
Part 2 of our in-depth article on aperture. This part explains how to measure aperture with F-Stops. Page 2.
Camera Lens
A detailed description of a camera lens
Raised Text Effect
How to create a raised text effect watermark for your digital images. Page 2.
Our Review of Flickr Photo Sharing
A review of the highly popular photo photo sharing website. Does Flickr deserve to be the juggernaut of photo sharing or is it all hype?
Forced Perspective Photography - How to Take...
Forced Perspective Photography How to Create Forced Perspective Photos By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide
How to Watermark Your Photos
Photo theft is everywhere. Learn how to watermark your photos and slow down the thieves.
Fun Photography - How to Photograph Food...
How to Photograph Food Coloring or Dye Dropped in Water, part of the About.com Photography Fun Photography series of tutorials.
Using Levels in Photoshop
An introduction to levels and how to use to them to quickly edit photographs. This step explains how to create and adjustment layer for the level process. Page 2.
Facebook vs. Google+ Licensing Rights: Who is...
Is Google+ or Facebook more photographer friendly? Find out what rights you sign away just by uploading a photo.
How to Post a Photo on the Forum with Embedding
How to post a photo on the About Photography forum by embedding the photo.
Photo Print Sizes - Illustration of Photo Print...
An illustration comparing photo print sizes to each other with explanation.
Color Selection in Photography
Example and discussion of what the color wheel is and how it affects photography.
Creating Vignette in PhotoShop Elements
Creating Vignette in PhotoShop Elements - Refining the Edge. Page 4.
Print Size Comparisons, Explanations, and Help...
Information on common photo print sizes, what format ratios are, help choosing a picture size for hanging, details about megapixels, and help on how large you can print a picture.
Translucent Clear Embossed Text Variation
How to create a translucent clear embossed text variation effect watermark for your digital images. Page 4.
Night Photography in 5 Easy Steps
A step-by-step guide to night photography lesson focusing on making camera setting adjustments.
What Are Layers and How To Use Them
Explanation of what layers are in photo editing software and how to use them.
How Do I Start Taking Photographs
A major concern for photographers is how to measure light.
Autofocus Points - What are Autofocus Points on...
Autofocus points are shown when looking through the viewfinder of most SLR and DSLRs, even a few point and shoot cameras use them. So what are they? They are designed to help you know where your camera is focusing and to let you fine where the camera focuses. This lesson with explain autofocus points and how they are used in simple terms.
Back to Basics
Information on understanding the most basic controls of your camera
What You Need to Do in Order to Get Great Moon...
Moon Photography – Getting Great Moon Pictures
Photography Lighting
Photography is all about the capturing of light. How we control the available light and add additional light when needed is basis for all photography.
Rule of Thirds
An explanation of the rule of thirds
Valentine Photography Props - Prop Ideas for...
Valentine Photography Props - Prop Ideas for Valentine's Day Photography
What is Airbrushing in Photography?
Explanation of what airbrushing means in photography.
What Not To Do When Photographing Babies
What Not To Do When Photographing Babies
Preset Camera Modes
A photography lesson on what preset camera modes do and how to use them.
Instagram
Instagram All About Instagram By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide to Photography Published May 1, 2012 ©
Matching Color Text Overlay
How to create a simple matching color text overlay watermark for your digital images. Page 5.
How To Hand Tint Your Photographs
A photography lesson on how to hand tint, or hand color, your black and white photographs.
How to Take Great Photos with Your iPhone
How to Take Great Photos With an iPhone or other camera phone
Profile of Geddes
Profile of Anne Geddes including a brief biography and information on her photographic works
Contact Sheet
An explanation of Contact Sheet in photography
Cold Weather Photography
A photography lesson on how take photographs in cold weather while protecting your camera and yourself from adverse conditions.
Underexposure
Underexposure in photography refers to an image where too little light was recorded
Matching Color Raised Text Overlay
How to create a matching color raised text overlay watermark for your digital images. Page 8.
Canvas Gallery Wraps from CVSPhoto.com Review
Review of the canvas gallery wraps from CVSPhoto.com
Fun With Photography - Fruit In Water
Part of the fun with photography series of tips, this tip explains how to take photos of fruit falling through water.
Matching Color Embossed Text Overlay
How to create a matching color embossed text overlay watermark for your digital images. Page 7.
Basic Photography Equipment to Carry
List of the basic camera equipment to carry for most situations.
Is Nude Photography Really Art, or Just Porn?
Discussion on whether or not nude photography can be art or if all nude photography is porn.
Noise - What is Noise in a Digital Camera?
Noise in a digital camera is that often annoying grainy look that makes your photos seem like they were shot in a dust storm or printed on an old dot matrix printer. This lesson will show you what causes noise and how to minimize it's effects on your pictures.
The Orton Effect - How to Ortonize Your Images
How to easily create the Orton Effect with your digital images.
Matching Color Text Overlay Variation
How to create a simple matching color text overlay variation watermark for your digital images. Page 6.
An Introduction to Telling Stories with Photo...
An Introduction to Photo Essays - A free lesson on how to create Photo Essays
Motocross Photography - How to Photograph...
Motocross, or mx, photography is not difficult once you know the tricks but there are specific challenges to photographing motocross.
Camera Shake
Information on what camera shake is and how to avoid it.
Macro Photography
An explanation of macro photography
What Causes Green Eye in Photographs
Green Eye in Photographs - What Causes Green Eye in Photographs
Watermark Example Image Gallery
Examples of watermarked photos with instructions on how to make them
How to Photograph a Rodeo
Learn how to photograph a rodeo.
Photography Composition - Natural Framing In...
Photography Composition - Natural Framing In Photography
How to Photograph Severe Weather
Tips on How to Photograph Severe Weather
Top Photo Sharing Sites
List of the About Photography Guide's top picks in photo sharing websites.
Famous Quotes by Photographer Garry Winogrand
Garry Winogrand is best known for his social documentary photographs.
Boudoir Photography - How to Create Boudoir...
Boudoir Photography - How to Create Boudoir Photographs
Free Photo Apps for iPad
Reviews of free photography apps for iPad
Good Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 4.
Beach Photography - How to Photograph the Ocean
Beach Photography - Free Photography Lesson on How to Photograph the Ocean
Fair Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 2.
Poor Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 5.
Where Can I Find the Copyright Info for Photos...
Instructions on where to find copyright information on Flickr
How To Take School Photos
How To Take School Photos. Photography.
Photo Lab Review - Review of MPix.com
Review of the MPix.com photo laboratory service. Learn about its pros, cons, and additional information.
Agitation
An explanation of agitation as it relates to photography
Getting the Most Out of Your Point and Shoot...
Information on how to get the most out of your point and shoot camera.
Centering Your Photographic Subjects
Free photography lesson on when you should and shouldn't center your subjects in photography.
Photojournalism - An Introduction to Photojourn...
An introduction to photojournalism and how it differs from
Mary Ellen Mark Biography
Mary Ellen Mark is a well known and respected photographer who has won just about every photographic award. She has documented the human condition and brought important issues to the forefront through her photography.
Digital Zoom vs Optical Zoom
Information on digital zoom vs optical zoom and how it affects your images.
Action Photography
Free photography lesson and tips on action photography.
Review of PhotoBucket.com
A review of photobucket image sharing website
Valentine's Day Photo Card Candy Sucker Holder...
Easy instructions for making a Valentine's Day Photo Card sucker holder
What is Chimping?
Definition and history of Chimping in Photography
How To Photograph Crafts For Online Selling and...
Top photo tips to help you get great craft photos for Ebay, Etsy, and Your Blog.
How To Add A Texture To Your Photos - A...
How To Add A Texture To Your Photos - A Photoshop Elements Tutorial On Adding Textures
Review of iPad Camera Connection Kit
Review of the iPad camera connection kit.
Stencil Text Overlay
How to create a stencil text overlay watermark for your digital images. Page 9.
Faux X-ray Flower Photos
Faux X-ray Flower Photos Creating See Through Flower Photos By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide to Photography
Organizing your photos – Filing Ideas for...
Organizing your photos – Filing Ideas for your digital photos
Famous Quotes from Photographer Anne Geddes
Anne Geddes is world renowned for her images of infants. Her images grace the pages of calendars, books, greeting cards, and other items. They highlight babies in a variety of backdrops including flowers and other things of beauty.
Understanding Photography Exposure
A photography lesson on understanding photography exposure and how to use shutter speed, aperture, and film speed in conjunction with your camera's light meter.
Photography Etiquette for Wedding Guests - Can...
What's the etiquette of photography at a wedding? 1. Ask the couple. 2. Turn off camera sounds and the flash. 3. Stay in your seat. 4.Share with the couple.
Find the Right Photo Size for Your Room
An illustration showing how standard photo print sizes look when hung over a couch.
What Do I Need to Include in a Model Release
A free example model release for photography
Review of Datacolor's Spyder4 Express Color...
Review of Datacolor's Spyder4 Express Color Calibration System
Walter Iooss Jr.
Read this article to learn more about one of the top Sports Illustrated Photographers.
Street Photography - The Artful Candid
Street Photography Street Photography - The Artful Candid By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide to Photography
School Photo Tips
Photography tips and lessons to help you take fabulous school photos.
Review of Blow Up 3 from Alien Skin
Review of Blow Up 3 from Alien Skin
Garry Winograd
Garry Winograd is the master of street photography. He has been showcased at the MOMA and has written several books, He focused much of his photography on candid shots done of normal people.
Robert Capa on the Battlefield
Famous war photographer Robert Capa captures memorable images of war.
Review of Portrait Professional Studio Photo...
A review of Portrait Professional Studio, photo editing software that is targeted specifically at facial editing.
Free Color Abstract Computer Wallpaper from...
Free Color Abstract Computer Wallpaper from About Photography
What to do if Your Camera Lens Gets Wet
Information on what to do if your camera lens gets wet.
Photographer's Rights Overview
While photographers can take images of almost anything, that does not mean we can publish those images. Page 3.
How to Make Your Own "Old Master" Style...
How to make your own old master style photography background.
Steve McCurry Bio
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Poor use of rule of thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 6.
Capturing A Natural Smile - How To Photograph A...
Capturing A Natural Smile - The Forced Smile Dilemma. Page 2.
Black And White Photography - An Introduction...
Black And White Photography - An Introduction to Black and White Photography
Using Photography to Recover from Disaster
Information on how to use photographs to help you recover from disasters and protect your assets
Photo Printing Review - Review of CanvasPop.com
Photo Printing Review - Review of CanvasPop.com
Tips for Photographing Artwork and Other Flat...
Learn about how to deal with glare, angles, and flash when taking photos of artwork or a flat object.
Create Your Own Photo Book
Learn about softcover/hardcover differences, printer choices, and more on how to create you own photo book for your memories.
Creative Commons - What Do Creative Commons...
Explanation of what the various Creative Commons licenses mean
Review of Photoshop Elements 10
About Photography's review of Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 for Mac and PC.
How to Take Great Pet Photographs
Ideas and tips on how to take great pet photographs.
Basic Fireworks Photo Tips
Free photo lesson on taking great fireworks photos
David Muench Profile
David Muench has spent the past 50 years as a nature and landscape photographer. He has focused much of his work on the Western United States. He has over 50 exhibit type books to his credit and continues to teach at workshops throughout the United States.
Ansel Adams Quotes
Ansel Adams Quotes. Photography.
Valentine's Day Photo Card - Carried Away by...
Easy instructions for making a Valentine's Day Photo Card with your child appearing to be carried away by balloons
Photography Lighting - Strobe vs. Hot Lights
Photography Lighting - Strobe vs. Hot Lights
The Blue Hour in Photography
A free to read photo lesson that teach you what the blue hour is, when it will happen, and how to photograph it.
Moon Photography - Moon Photography Lesson and...
Moon Photography - Moon Photography Lesson and Moon Pictures
Using Reflectors in Photography
A quick photography lesson on using reflectors in photography.
Organizing your photos – Ways to Organize...
Organizing your photos – Ways to Organize your Digital Photos
How to Take Great Zoo Photos
A photography lesson on ways to make your zoo photographs better.
Stephen Shore Biography
Stephen Shore is an American born photographer who managed to make ordinary scenes become extraordinary photographs. His use of color was studied by many famous photographers who had previously believed that serious photographers only used black and white film to express their art.

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