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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
How Much Should You Charge for Your Photos?
How To Price Your Photos - A Guide On How To Price Photography
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.
Leading Lines
An explanation of leading lines. Photography.
Introduction to Photography
An introduction to photography and how to create great photographs.
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.
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.
Comparing Your Photographs' Print Sizes
Information on the different available printing sizes of photographs and how they compare to each other
A Brief History of Photography
A brief history of photography, highlighting the major events in its development.
How to Photograph the Moon Through a Telescope
A free photography lesson on how to photograph the moon through a telescope
What Is Depth of Field?
A primer on depth of field in photography. Details on what depth of field is and how to manipulate it.
What You Need to Do in Order to Get Great Moon...
Moon Photography – Getting Great Moon Pictures
Photography Rights - Licensing Your Work
Information on photography rights and what different licensing means.
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
Megapixels - An Explanation of Megapixels and...
Megapixels - An Explanation of Megapixels and How They Affect Photos
Advantages and Disadvantages of Film and Digital
Advantages of film and digital photography compared to disadvantages of film and digital photography.
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.
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.
Just Starting Out in Photography? Here's What...
Part of our in-depth article on camera shutter speed: What are the basics?
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.
How to Watermark Your Photos
Photo theft is everywhere. Learn how to watermark your photos and slow down the thieves.
How to Use the Rule of Thirds in Your Photography
A photography lesson on how to use the rule of thirds in photography.
8 Weekly Assignments for Practicing Your...
Practice your photography skills with weekly photography assignments.
Photo Print Sizes - Illustration of Photo Print...
An illustration comparing photo print sizes to each other with explanation.
Translucent Embossed Text
How to create a translucent embossed text watermark for your digital images. Page 3.
How to Post a Photo on the Forum with Embedding
How to post a photo on the About Photography forum by embedding the photo.
What is a Camera?
A short introduction to what is a camera with a comparison to today's more sophisticated cameras.
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
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.
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.
Understanding Your Camera's Light Meter
A guide to understanding your camera's light meter.
How to Make Your Own Facebook Timeline Cover...
How to make a Facebook Timeline cover photo for your personal page or fan page
Show off that moon capture with a few edits.
There are plenty of steps to taking a great moon picture. Here are three steps to ensure you get what you are looking for.
Canvas Gallery Wraps from CVSPhoto.com Review
Review of the canvas gallery wraps from CVSPhoto.com
Parts of a Camera
Information on the parts of a camera
Night Photography in 5 Easy Steps
A step-by-step guide to night photography to help you take better night photographs.
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.
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.
Raised Text Effect
How to create a raised text effect watermark for your digital images. Page 2.
Adobe Photoshop Touch Review
Adobe Photoshop Touch Review from About.com Photography
The Orton Effect - How to Ortonize Your Images
How to easily create the Orton Effect with your digital images.
What Not To Do When Photographing Babies
What Not To Do When Photographing Babies
Is 500px.com a Good Alternative to Flickr?
Review of 500px.com. Is it a Flickr killer?
Forced Perspective Photography - How to Take...
Forced Perspective Photography How to Create Forced Perspective Photos By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide
Back to Basics
Information on understanding the most basic controls of your camera
Photography Tips - Aperture
Part 1 of our in-depth article on aperture. This part explains on the basics of aperture.
Translucent Clear Embossed Text Variation
How to create a translucent clear embossed text variation effect watermark for your digital images. Page 4.
Famous Quotes by Photographer Garry Winogrand
Garry Winogrand is best known for his social documentary photographs.
Photography Composition - Natural Framing In...
Photography Composition - Natural Framing In Photography
Alfred Eisenstaedt: The First Candid Camera
One of the most well known photographers of his time. He is known for some of the worlds best known shots including VJ Day, the kiss showing a soldier and nurse in an embrace in New York City in 1945
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 Take Great Photos with Your iPhone
How to Take Great Photos With an iPhone or other camera phone
Preset Camera Modes
A photography lesson on what preset camera modes do and how to use them.
Moon Photography - How to Take Great Moon...
Moon Photography - How to Take Great Moon Photos with Foreground Images
Creating Vignette in PhotoShop Elements
Creating Vignette in PhotoShop Elements
Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds
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
Matching Color Text Overlay
How to create a simple matching color text overlay watermark for your digital images. Page 5.
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.
Camera Body
A detailed description of a camera body
Color Selection in Photography
Example and discussion of what the color wheel is and how it affects photography.
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.
Camera Lens
A detailed description of a camera lens
How can a digital picture be noisy?
Noise in a digital picture can be seen as a lot of oddly colored dots in the image. Here's how to reduce that noise.
Centering Your Photographic Subjects
Free photography lesson on when you should and shouldn't center your subjects in photography.
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?
Photojournalism - An Introduction to Photojourn...
An introduction to photojournalism and how it differs from
Find the Right Photo Size for Your Room
An illustration showing how standard photo print sizes look when hung over a couch.
Watermark Example Image Gallery
Examples of watermarked photos with instructions on how to make them
Matching Color Text Overlay Variation
How to create a simple matching color text overlay variation watermark for your digital images. Page 6.
Capturing A Natural Smile - How To Photograph A...
Capturing A Natural Smile - How To Photograph A Natural Smile
Getting the Most Out of Your Point and Shoot...
Information on how to get the most out of your point and shoot camera.
Famous Quotes by Photographer Henri Cartier-Bre...
Henri Cartier-Bresson is well known as the father of photojournalism. He mastered candid photography.
An Introduction to Telling Stories with Photo...
An Introduction to Photo Essays - A free lesson on how to create Photo Essays
Top 10 Wedding Photography Tips - How to...
The top 10 wedding photography tips you need to know before photographing a wedding.
What Do I Need to Include in a Model Release
A free example model release for photography
How To Take School Photos
How To Take School Photos. Photography.
Where Can I Find the Copyright Info for Photos...
Instructions on where to find copyright information on Flickr
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.
Dynamic Range - What Your Eye Sees That Your...
Dynamic Range - What Your Eye Sees That Your Camera Does Not
How To Add A Texture To Your Photos - A...
How To Add A Texture To Your Photos - A Photoshop Elements Tutorial On Adding Textures
How to Photograph Severe Weather
Tips on How to Photograph Severe Weather
Instagram is a Social Photo Service
Instagram is a social photo sharing service. It's free and just a blast to use. Here's how it works and why you should use it.
What Causes Green Eye in Photographs
Green Eye in Photographs - What Causes Green Eye in Photographs
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.
Robert Capa on the Battlefield
Famous war photographer Robert Capa captures memorable images of war.
Good Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 3.
Software
A review of PicScout, a photography copyright infringement tracking service
Matching Color Embossed Text Overlay
How to create a matching color embossed text overlay watermark for your digital images. Page 7.
What is Airbrushing in Photography?
Explanation of what airbrushing means in photography.
Beach Photography - How to Photograph the Ocean
Beach Photography - Free Photography Lesson on How to Photograph the Ocean
Review of Blow Up 3 from Alien Skin
Review of Blow Up 3 from Alien Skin
Using Levels in Photoshop
An introduction to levels and how to use to them to quickly edit photographs.
Free Color Abstract Computer Wallpaper from...
Free Color Abstract Computer Wallpaper from About Photography
Steve McCurry Bio
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Street Photography - The Artful Candid
Street Photography Street Photography - The Artful Candid By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide to Photography
Underexposure
Underexposure in photography refers to an image where too little light was recorded
Moon Photography - Moon Photography Lesson and...
Moon Photography - Moon Photography Lesson and Moon Pictures
How To Hand Tint Your Photographs
A photography lesson on how to hand tint, or hand color, your black and white photographs.
What to do if Your Camera Lens Gets Wet
Information on what to do if your camera lens gets wet.
Poor use of rule of thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 6.
Ansel Adams Quotes
Ansel Adams Quotes. Photography.
What is Chimping?
Definition and history of Chimping in Photography
Fair Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 2.
Top Photo Sharing Sites
List of the About Photography Guide's top picks in photo sharing websites.
Agitation
An explanation of agitation as it relates to photography
Macro Photography
An explanation of macro photography
Sharing Photos With Friends on Photobucket
Sharing Photos With Friends on Photobucket by Kate Hare
Camera Shake
Information on what camera shake is and how to avoid it.
Stencil Text Overlay
How to create a stencil text overlay watermark for your digital images. Page 9.
Poor Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 5.
How to Transfer Photos to Wood, Glass, Canvas,...
How to Transfer Photos to Wood, Glass, Canvas, or Other Surfaces
Film Developing and Printing Options
Film developing and printing options for photographers.
Matching Color Raised Text Overlay
How to create a matching color raised text overlay watermark for your digital images. Page 8.
Review of iPad Camera Connection Kit
Review of the iPad camera connection kit.
Photographing Severe Weather Safely
Lesson Outlining the Safety Issues when Photographing Severe Weather
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.
Photographer's Rights Overview
Overview of a photographer's rights to take photographs and what the photographer can do with those photographs.
Review of Datacolor's Spyder4 Express Color...
Review of Datacolor's Spyder4 Express Color Calibration System
Using Reflectors in Photography
A quick photography lesson on using reflectors in photography.
Contact Sheet
An explanation of Contact Sheet in photography
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.
Basic Photography Equipment to Carry
List of the basic camera equipment to carry for most situations.
Profile of Geddes
Profile of Anne Geddes including a brief biography and information on her photographic works
Portrait Photography - Top 5 Tips for Better...
Portrait Photography - Top 5 Tips for Better Portraits
How to Make Lens Creatures
Instructions for making lens creatures for your camera.
How to Resize an Image Using Adobe Photoshop...
Instructions on how to resize an image using Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0
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.
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
Creative Commons - What Do Creative Commons...
Explanation of what the various Creative Commons licenses mean
Macro Photography - Taking Great Macro...
Macro Photography - Taking Great Macro Photographs
Preventing Dark (underexposed) Photos
Photography lesson on preventing dark, or underexposed, photos.
Photoshop and the Obsession with "Perfection"
Exploring the ramifications of excessive digital editing of photographs
Controversy over Jill Greenberg's "End of Days"...
The Photographs: In July 2006 Jill Greenberg unveiled a photographic series titled "The End of Days."
Photography Etiquette
Tips for proper photography etiquette at certain events and occasions.
How to Photograph the Moon - Moon Landscapes...
Photography lesson on how to photograph the moon with a landscape.
Photo Printing Review - Review of CanvasPop.com
Photo Printing Review - Review of CanvasPop.com
Digital Zoom vs Optical Zoom
Information on digital zoom vs optical zoom and how it affects your images.
How to Photograph Hummingbirds
How to Photograph Hummingbirds Learn to Take Great Hummingbird Pictures By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide
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.
How To Photograph Crafts For Online Selling and...
Top photo tips to help you get great craft photos for Ebay, Etsy, and Your Blog.
Action Photography
Free photography lesson and tips on action photography.
Protest Photography
Learn how to photograph protests and stay safe while doing so
When Do I Need A Model Release
Whether you're a professional photographer or working for the local newspaper, find out what releases you need for photographing a model or subject.
Color In Photography
Information and free lessons on how color of composition and light affects 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.
Review of ChromaLuxe Metal Photo Panels
Review of ChromaLuxe Metal Photo Panels and Metal Photo Shapes

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