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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
Your Introduction to the Two Main Types of...
Descriptions on the types of cameras available.
Want to Blow Up an Image? What You Should Know...
How Big Can I Print My Photos? Photography.
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.
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.
How to Photograph the Moon Through a Telescope
A free photography lesson on how to photograph the moon through a telescope
Comparing Your Photographs' Print Sizes
Information on the different available printing sizes of photographs and how they compare to each other
Night Photography in 5 Easy Steps
A step-by-step guide to night photography to help you take better night photographs.
Introduction to Photography
An introduction to photography and how to create great photographs.
The Orton Effect - How to Ortonize Your Images
How to easily create the Orton Effect with your digital images.
Creating Vignette in PhotoShop Elements
Creating Vignette in PhotoShop Elements
Just Starting Out in Photography? Here's What...
Part of our in-depth article on camera shutter speed: What are the basics?
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.
A Brief History of Photography
A brief history of photography, highlighting the major events in its development.
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
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.
What You Need to Do in Order to Get Great Moon...
Moon Photography – Getting Great Moon Pictures
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.
Photography Tips - Aperture
Part 1 of our in-depth article on aperture. This part explains on the basics of aperture.
Photography Rights - Licensing Your Work
Information on photography rights and what different licensing means.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Film and Digital
Advantages of film and digital photography compared to disadvantages of film and digital photography.
Leading Lines
An explanation of leading lines. Photography.
Megapixels - An Explanation of Megapixels and...
Megapixels - An Explanation of Megapixels and How They Affect Photos
4th of July Fireworks Photo Wallpaper Download...
Free Fireworks Wallpaper Download for the 4th of July from About.com Photography
Parts of a Camera
Information on the parts of a camera
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.
What is a Camera?
A short introduction to what is a camera with a comparison to today's more sophisticated cameras.
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
Adobe Photoshop Touch Review
Adobe Photoshop Touch Review from About.com Photography
Preset Camera Modes
A photography lesson on what preset camera modes do and how to use them.
How to Use the Rule of Thirds in Your Photography
A photography lesson on how to use the rule of thirds in photography.
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.
How to Make Your Own Facebook Timeline Cover...
How to make a Facebook Timeline cover photo for your personal page or fan page
Forced Perspective Photography - How to Take...
Forced Perspective Photography How to Create Forced Perspective Photos By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide
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.
8 Weekly Assignments for Practicing Your...
Practice your photography skills with weekly photography assignments.
Using Levels in Photoshop
An introduction to levels and how to use to them to quickly edit photographs.
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 Lens
A detailed description of a camera lens
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.
How to Watermark Your Photos
Photo theft is everywhere. Learn how to watermark your photos and slow down the thieves.
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.
Translucent Embossed Text
How to create a translucent embossed text watermark for your digital images. Page 3.
Photo Print Sizes - Illustration of Photo Print...
An illustration comparing photo print sizes to each other with explanation.
Is 500px.com a Good Alternative to Flickr?
Review of 500px.com. Is it a Flickr killer?
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.
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.
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.
Raised Text Effect
How to create a raised text effect watermark for your digital images. Page 2.
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.
Top 10 Wedding Photography Tips - How to...
The top 10 wedding photography tips you need to know before photographing a wedding.
Capturing A Natural Smile - How To Photograph A...
Capturing A Natural Smile - How To Photograph A Natural Smile
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?
An Introduction to Telling Stories with Photo...
An Introduction to Photo Essays - A free lesson on how to create Photo Essays
Camera Body
A detailed description of a camera body
How To Add A Texture To Your Photos - A...
How To Add A Texture To Your Photos - A Photoshop Elements Tutorial On Adding Textures
Famous Quotes by Photographer Garry Winogrand
Garry Winogrand is best known for his social documentary photographs.
What Are Layers and How To Use Them
Explanation of what layers are in photo editing software and how to use them.
Translucent Clear Embossed Text Variation
How to create a translucent clear embossed text variation effect watermark for your digital images. Page 4.
Back to Basics
Information on understanding the most basic controls of your camera
Photography Lighting Lesson - How Light...
Free Photography Lighting Lesson Series - Photography Lesson On How Light Reflects Off Glass
Canvas Gallery Wraps from CVSPhoto.com Review
Review of the canvas gallery wraps from CVSPhoto.com
Photojournalism - An Introduction to Photojourn...
An introduction to photojournalism and how it differs from
Color Selection in Photography
Example and discussion of what the color wheel is and how it affects photography.
How to Take Great Photos with Your iPhone
How to Take Great Photos With an iPhone or other camera phone
How to Photograph Severe Weather
Tips on How to Photograph Severe Weather
Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds
Watermark Example Image Gallery
Examples of watermarked photos with instructions on how to make them
Matching Color Text Overlay
How to create a simple matching color text overlay watermark for your digital images. Page 5.
Flower Photography - How to Photograph Flowers
A free photography lesson on how flower photography.
How to Photograph a Rodeo
Learn how to photograph a rodeo.
What is Airbrushing in Photography?
Explanation of what airbrushing means in photography.
What Causes Green Eye in Photographs
Green Eye in Photographs - What Causes Green Eye in Photographs
Find the Right Photo Size for Your Room
An illustration showing how standard photo print sizes look when hung over a couch.
Basic Photography Equipment to Carry
List of the basic camera equipment to carry for most situations.
Moon Photography - How to Take Great Moon...
Moon Photography - How to Take Great Moon Photos with Foreground Images
What Not To Do When Photographing Babies
What Not To Do When Photographing Babies
Free Photo Apps for iPad
Reviews of free photography apps for iPad
Sharing Photos With Friends on Photobucket
Sharing Photos With Friends on Photobucket by Kate Hare
Photo Fun - Creating Elf Ears in Photoshop...
Easy instructions for creating elf or fairy ears in Photoshop Elements
Images Showing Differences in Lens MM rankings
A gallery of images taken with different lens lengths
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.
How To Hand Tint Your Photographs
A photography lesson on how to hand tint, or hand color, your black and white photographs.
Dynamic Range - What Your Eye Sees That Your...
Dynamic Range - What Your Eye Sees That Your Camera Does Not
White Balance
A photography lesson on what white balance is and how it affects your photographs.
How To Take School Photos
How To Take School Photos. Photography.
How to Resize an Image Using Adobe Photoshop...
Instructions on how to resize an image using Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0
Beach Photography - How to Photograph the Ocean
Beach Photography - Free Photography Lesson on How to Photograph the Ocean
How to Transfer Photos to Wood, Glass, Canvas,...
How to Transfer Photos to Wood, Glass, Canvas, or Other Surfaces
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.
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.
Good Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds
Matching Color Text Overlay Variation
How to create a simple matching color text overlay variation watermark for your digital images. Page 6.
What to do if Your Camera Lens Gets Wet
Information on what to do if your camera lens gets wet.
Photography Composition - Natural Framing In...
Photography Composition - Natural Framing In Photography
Fill Flash
A photography lesson on using fill flash in photography
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.
Review of PhotoBucket.com
A review of photobucket image sharing website
How to Make Your Own "Old Master" Style...
How to make your own old master style photography background.
Getting the Most Out of Your Point and Shoot...
Information on how to get the most out of your point and shoot camera.
Moon Photography - Moon Photography Lesson and...
Moon Photography - Moon Photography Lesson and Moon Pictures
Preventing Dark (underexposed) Photos
Photography lesson on preventing dark, or underexposed, photos.
Proper Care of a Photographic Lens
How to take proper care of your photographic lenses.
Where Can I Find the Copyright Info for Photos...
Instructions on where to find copyright information on Flickr
Camera Shake
Information on what camera shake is and how to avoid it.
Top Photo Sharing Sites
List of the About Photography Guide's top picks in photo sharing websites.
Fireworks Photography Lessons
Photography lesson on how to photograph fireworks
Poor use of rule of thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 6.
Review of Portrait Professional Studio Photo...
A review of Portrait Professional Studio, photo editing software that is targeted specifically at facial editing.
How to Photograph the Moon - Moon Landscapes...
Photography lesson on how to photograph the moon with a landscape.
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.
Sunny 16 Rule in Photography
Easy to understand lesson on the use of the Sunny 16 Rule in Photography lighting.
Street Photography - The Artful Candid
Street Photography Street Photography - The Artful Candid By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide to Photography
What Do I Need to Include in a Model Release
A free example model release for photography
Cave Photography How To
Cave Photography How To Taking Photographs Inside Developed Caves By Guest Contributor Jim McCain Works
Film Speed
An explanation of film speed. Photography.
How to Take Great Zoo Photos
A photography lesson on ways to make your zoo photographs better.
Review of ChromaLuxe Metal Photo Panels
Review of ChromaLuxe Metal Photo Panels and Metal Photo Shapes
Matching Color Embossed Text Overlay
How to create a matching color embossed text overlay watermark for your digital images. Page 7.
Portrait Photography - Top 5 Tips for Better...
Portrait Photography - Top 5 Tips for Better Portraits
How To Photograph Crafts For Online Selling and...
Top photo tips to help you get great craft photos for Ebay, Etsy, and Your Blog.
Photographer's Rights Overview
Overview of a photographer's rights to take photographs and what the photographer can do with those photographs.
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
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.
Photo Lab Review - Review of MPix.com
Review of the MPix.com photo laboratory service. Learn about its pros, cons, and additional information.
How a Digital Camera Works Video
Ever wonder what happens inside your digital camera? This video from Lexar shows you how your subject becomes a digital photo.
Matching Color Raised Text Overlay
How to create a matching color raised text overlay watermark for your digital images. Page 8.
Panning - Explanation of Panning in Photography
Panning - Explanation of Panning in Photography
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.
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.
Film Developing and Printing Options
Film developing and printing options for photographers.
Fair Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 2.
Action Photography
Free photography lesson and tips on action photography.
Underexposure
Underexposure in photography refers to an image where too little light was recorded
What is Chimping?
Definition and history of Chimping in Photography
Famous Quotes by Photographer Henri Cartier-Bre...
Henri Cartier-Bresson is well known as the father of photojournalism. He mastered candid photography.
1-Year Cost Comparision for Film vs. Digital
A comparison of the costs of shooting with film vs digital for one year
Boudoir Photography - How to Create Boudoir...
Boudoir Photography - How to Create Boudoir Photographs
Software
A review of PicScout, a photography copyright infringement tracking service
Zoo Photography - Dealing With Different...
Zoo Photography - Dealing With Different Enclosure Types At Zoos
Faux X-ray Flower Photos
Faux X-ray Flower Photos Creating See Through Flower Photos By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide to Photography
Using props in portraits of children can make...
Simple and affordable props can make photos of children a lot better. Here are a few ideas to help you with your photography.
Photoshop and the Obsession with "Perfection"
Exploring the ramifications of excessive digital editing of photographs
Winner and Finalists of Assignment Flowers - #24
An image gallery of the winning photo and finalist photos for photography Assignment 24 - Flowers
These photographers are THE ones to follow on...
Twitter is a quick, easy, and fun way to connect with other photographers and photo organizations. While there are a lot to follow, here are some favorites.

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