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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
Your Introduction to the Two Main Types of...
Descriptions on the types of cameras available.
Leading Lines
An explanation of leading lines. Photography.
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
Want to Blow Up an Image? What You Should Know...
How Big Can I Print My Photos? Photography.
How Much Should You Charge for Your Photos?
How To Price Your Photos - A Guide On How To Price Photography
A Brief History of Photography
A brief history of photography, highlighting the major events in its development.
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
How to Make Your Own Facebook Timeline Cover...
How to make a Facebook Timeline cover photo for your personal page or fan page
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.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Film and Digital
Advantages of film and digital photography compared to disadvantages of film and digital photography.
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.
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.
Parts of a Camera
Information on the parts of a camera
Joseph Nicephor Niépce: The First...
Joseph Nicephor Niépce The First Photographer. Learn how the first photograph was created and how an inability to draw led this inventor to discover the process known as photography. It took over a decade of determination to create the very first photographic image.
Forced Perspective Photography - How to Take...
Forced Perspective Photography How to Create Forced Perspective Photos By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide
Francesco Scavullo
Learn about Francesco Scavullo, Cosmopolitan Magazine photographer and his half century spent photographing beautiful women.
Photography Rights - Licensing Your Work
Information on photography rights and what different licensing means.
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.
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.
Introduction to Photography
An introduction to photography and how to create great photographs.
How to Photograph the Moon Through a Telescope
A free photography lesson on how to photograph the moon through a telescope
Guest Contributor Biography for Serban Enache,...
Guest Contributor Biography for Serban Enache, CEO of Dreamstime
What You Need to Do in Order to Get Great Moon...
Moon Photography – Getting Great Moon Pictures
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
Is 500px.com a Good Alternative to Flickr?
Review of 500px.com. Is it a Flickr killer?
8 Weekly Assignments for Practicing Your...
Practice your photography skills with weekly photography assignments.
What is a Camera?
A short introduction to what is a camera with a comparison to today's more sophisticated cameras.
Understanding Your Camera's Light Meter
A guide to understanding your camera's light meter.
How to Post a Photo on the Forum with Embedding
How to post a photo on the About Photography forum by embedding the photo.
Creating Vignette in PhotoShop Elements
Creating Vignette in PhotoShop Elements - Refining the Edge. Page 4.
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.
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.
Camera Body
A detailed description of a camera body
How to Take Great Photos with Your iPhone
How to Take Great Photos With an iPhone or other camera phone
The Orton Effect - How to Ortonize Your Images
The Orton Effect - Setting Layer Opacity. 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.
Photography Tips - Aperture
Part 2 of our in-depth article on aperture. This part explains how to measure aperture with F-Stops. Page 2.
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.
Famous Quotes by Photographer Garry Winogrand
Garry Winogrand is best known for his social documentary photographs.
Halloween Photography - Halloween Photography...
Tips for great Halloween photography.
Photo Print Sizes - Illustration of Photo Print...
An illustration comparing photo print sizes to each other with explanation.
An Introduction to Telling Stories with Photo...
An Introduction to Photo Essays - A free lesson on how to create Photo Essays
How To Take School Photos
How To Take School Photos. Photography.
What is Chimping?
Definition and history of Chimping in Photography
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.
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?
Camera Lens
A detailed description of a camera lens
Fall Photo Tips
These photo tips will help you photograph the fall colors as the leaves change from green to shades of yellow, red, and orange.
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.
Guest Contributor Biography for Kate Hare, VP...
Guest Contributor Biography for Kate Hare, VP of Products, Photobucket
Canvas Gallery Wraps from CVSPhoto.com Review
Review of the canvas gallery wraps from CVSPhoto.com
Watermark Example Image Gallery
Examples of watermarked photos with instructions on how to make them
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.
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.
Guest Contributor Biography for Dan Rubin,...
Guest Contributor Biography for Dan Rubin, Creative Director of MOO.com
Rule of Thirds
An explanation of the rule of thirds
What is Airbrushing in Photography?
Explanation of what airbrushing means in photography.
Photography Composition - Natural Framing In...
Photography Composition - Natural Framing In Photography
Camera Shake
Information on what camera shake is and how to avoid it.
Photojournalism - An Introduction to Photojourn...
An introduction to photojournalism and how it differs from
Getting the Most Out of Your Point and Shoot...
Information on how to get the most out of your point and shoot camera.
Review of PhotoBucket.com
A review of photobucket image sharing website
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.
What Causes Red Eye in Photographs
Red Eye in Photographs - What Causes Red Eye in Photographs
How to Photograph Severe Weather
Tips on How to Photograph Severe Weather
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.
How To Add A Texture To Your Photos - A...
How To Add A Texture To Your Photos - A Photoshop Elements Tutorial On Adding Textures
Underexposure
Underexposure in photography refers to an image where too little light was recorded
Action Photography
Free photography lesson and tips on action photography.
Preset Camera Modes
A photography lesson on what preset camera modes do and how to use them.
Where Can I Find the Copyright Info for Photos...
Instructions on where to find copyright information on Flickr
How Do I Start Taking Photographs
How do I start taking photographs is one of the first questions many new photographers ask. There is no right or wrong answer to that question but there is some basic information that can set you on the right path to quickly taking good quality photographs.
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.
Digital Editing - How to Sharpen Your Photos
Digital Editing - How to Sharpen Your Photos
Black And White Photography - An Introduction...
Black And White Photography - An Introduction to Black and White Photography
Centering Your Photographic Subjects
Free photography lesson on when you should and shouldn't center your subjects in photography.
Review of iPad Camera Connection Kit
Review of the iPad camera connection kit.
Back to Basics
Information on understanding the most basic controls of your camera
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.
Creative Commons - What Do Creative Commons...
Explanation of what the various Creative Commons licenses mean
Top Photo Sharing Sites
List of the About Photography Guide's top picks in photo sharing websites.
Photo Printing Review - Review of CanvasPop.com
Photo Printing Review - Review of CanvasPop.com
How to Take Great Animal Photographs
Free photography lessons on taking great animal photographs
How To Photograph Crafts For Online Selling and...
Top photo tips to help you get great craft photos for Ebay, Etsy, and Your Blog.
Top picks of Christmas card photo ideas for kids.
Top picks of Christmas card photo ideas for kids.
Ansel Adams Biography
Information on Ansel Adams and his contribution to photography
Basic Photography Equipment to Carry
List of the basic camera equipment to carry for most situations.
How to Watermark Your Photos
Photo theft is everywhere. Learn how to watermark your photos and slow down the thieves.
Photo Lab Review - Review of MPix.com
Review of the MPix.com photo laboratory service. Learn about its pros, cons, and additional information.
Color Selection in Photography
Example and discussion of what the color wheel is and how it affects photography.
What Do I Need to Include in a Model Release
A free example model release for photography
How To Hand Tint Your Photographs
A photography lesson on how to hand tint, or hand color, your black and white photographs.
Review of ChromaLuxe Metal Photo Panels
Review of ChromaLuxe Metal Photo Panels and Metal Photo Shapes
Macro Photography
An explanation of macro photography
Free Color Abstract Computer Wallpaper from...
Free Color Abstract Computer Wallpaper from About Photography
Fun Photography - Light Drawing
Part of the fun with photography series of tips, this tip explains how to take photos of light drawings.
Moon Photography - Editing Your Moon Photos
Moon Photography - Editing Your Moon Photos
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.
What Not To Do When Photographing Babies
What Not To Do When Photographing Babies
Find the Right Photo Size for Your Room
An illustration showing how standard photo print sizes look when hung over a couch.
Edward J. Steichen-The First Fashion Photographer
Edward J. Steichen was not only the first fashion photographer, but also served as the director of Photographic Arts for the Museum of Modern Art(MOMA.) He won an Academy Award in 1945 for a documentary film he directed.
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.
Best Twitter Photography Accounts to Follow
Finding specific accounts on Twitter can be frustrating, so here's a list of some of the best photography feeds like WTDComics, PhotoJack, and the NPPA.
Instagram
Instagram All About Instagram By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide to Photography Published May 1, 2012 ©
Top 10 Wedding Photography Tips - How to...
The top 10 wedding photography tips you need to know before photographing a wedding.
Cold Weather Photography
A photography lesson on how take photographs in cold weather while protecting your camera and yourself from adverse conditions.
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.
Basic Camera Care
The basics on how to care for your camera
Robert Capa on the Battlefield
Famous war photographer Robert Capa captures memorable images of war.
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.
Annie Leibovitz
Annie Leibovitz spent ten years as the head photographer for Rolling Stone Magazine. She is responsible for the ongoing appearance of the magazine. Her famous photo of John Lennon and Yoko Ono was the last photo he would have taken, being shot and killed only hours later.
Review of Datacolor's Spyder4 Express Color...
Review of Datacolor's Spyder4 Express Color Calibration System
Fun With Photography - Water Splashes
Part of the fun with photography series of tips, this tip explains how to take photos of water splashes.
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.
Julia Margaret Cameron
Julia Margaret Cameron early female photographer who captured famous and not so famous faces in her portraits. Her career only spanned 11 years but her photographs will live on forever.
Software
A review of PicScout, a photography copyright infringement tracking service
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.
White Balance
A photography lesson on what white balance is and how it affects your photographs.
Using Photography to Recover from Disaster
Information on how to use photographs to help you recover from disasters and protect your assets
Sunny 16 Rule in Photography
Easy to understand lesson on the use of the Sunny 16 Rule in Photography lighting.
Ansel Adams Quotes
Ansel Adams Quotes. Photography.
Halloween Photography - Halloween Blacklight...
Instructions on how to take photographs under blacklight. Page 2.
Nigel Barker America's Top Photographer
He is best known as a judge on Tyra Bank's hit show America's Top Model, but his career has included top fashion model, documentary director, actor, film maker, and author. Learn how Nigel Barker went from in front of the camera to behind the camera, in his long standing career in the fashion industry.
How to Photograph a Rodeo
Learn how to photograph a rodeo.
Review of Portrait Professional Studio Photo...
A review of Portrait Professional Studio, photo editing software that is targeted specifically at facial editing.
The Golden Hour in Photography
This free to read photography lesson will teach you about the Golden Hour and how to use this light quality in your photographs.
How to Take Great Pet Photographs
Ideas and tips on how to take great pet photographs.
Famous Quotes by Photographer Dorothea Lange
Quotes by Dorothea Lange. Photography.
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.
How to Resize an Image Using ACDSee 10
Information on step two of how to resize a digital photograph using ACDSee 10 software. Page 3.
Fair Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 2.
Street Photography - The Artful Candid
Street Photography Street Photography - The Artful Candid By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide to Photography
Photoshop and the Obsession with "Perfection"
Exploring the ramifications of excessive digital editing of photographs
Steve McCurry Bio
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School Photo Tips
Photography tips and lessons to help you take fabulous school photos.
Photography Lighting - Strobe vs. Hot Lights
Photography Lighting - Strobe vs. Hot Lights
What Causes Green Eye in Photographs
Green Eye in Photographs - What Causes Green Eye in Photographs
Capturing A Natural Smile - How To Photograph A...
Capturing A Natural Smile - How To Photograph A Natural Smile
Beach Photography - How to Photograph the Ocean
Beach Photography - Free Photography Lesson on How to Photograph the Ocean
Christmas Photography Tips - Christmas Card...
These Christmas card photo ideas and tips for how to make really good ones are intended for amateur photographers and other relative newcomers to the craft.
Organizing your photos – Filing Ideas for...
Organizing your photos – Filing Ideas for your digital photos
Good Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 4.
Translucent Embossed Text
How to create a translucent embossed text watermark for your digital images. Page 3.
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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