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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
Leading Lines
An explanation of leading lines. Photography.
Comparing Your Photographs' Print Sizes
Information on the different available printing sizes of photographs and how they compare to each other
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.
Want to Blow Up an Image? What You Should Know...
How Big Can I Print My Photos? 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
How to Make Your Own Facebook Timeline Cover...
How to make a Facebook Timeline cover photo for your personal page or fan page
What You Need to Do in Order to Get Great Moon...
Moon Photography – Getting Great Moon Pictures
Parts of a Camera
Information on the parts of a camera
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 Use the Rule of Thirds in Your Photography
A photography lesson on how to use the rule of thirds in photography.
How to Post a Photo on the Forum with Embedding
How to post a photo on the About Photography forum by embedding the photo.
Forced Perspective Photography - How to Take...
Forced Perspective Photography How to Create Forced Perspective Photos By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide
Megapixels - An Explanation of Megapixels and...
Megapixels - An Explanation of Megapixels and How They Affect Photos
Just Starting Out in Photography? Here's What...
Part of our in-depth article on camera shutter speed: What are the basics?
Photography Rights - Licensing Your Work
Information on photography rights and what different licensing means.
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.
Francesco Scavullo
Learn about Francesco Scavullo, Cosmopolitan Magazine photographer and his half century spent photographing beautiful women.
Is 500px.com a Good Alternative to Flickr?
Review of 500px.com. Is it a Flickr killer?
How to Photograph the Moon Through a Telescope
A free photography lesson on how to photograph the moon through a telescope
Introduction to Photography
An introduction to photography and how to create great photographs.
Photography Tips - Aperture
Part 2 of our in-depth article on aperture. This part explains how to measure aperture with F-Stops. Page 2.
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.
Understanding Your Camera's Light Meter
Information on understanding your camera's light meter
How to Take Great Photos with Your iPhone
How to Take Great Photos With an iPhone or other camera phone
Advantages and Disadvantages of Film and Digital
Advantages of film and digital photography compared to disadvantages of film and digital photography.
Ansel Adams Biography
Information on Ansel Adams and his contribution to photography
8 Weekly Assignments for Practicing Your...
Practice your photography skills with weekly photography assignments.
Camera Lens
A detailed description of a camera lens
Night Photography in 5 Easy Steps
A step-by-step guide to night photography lesson focusing on making camera setting adjustments.
Camera Body
A detailed description of a camera body
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.
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.
Rule of Thirds
An explanation of the rule of thirds
Photography Composition - Natural Framing In...
Photography Composition - Natural Framing In Photography
What is a Camera?
A short introduction to what is a camera with a comparison to today's more sophisticated cameras.
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.
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.
What Are Layers and How To Use Them
Explanation of what layers are in photo editing software and how to use them.
An Introduction to Telling Stories with Photo...
An Introduction to Photo Essays - A free lesson on how to create Photo Essays
Review of Blueprints on Fabric
Review of Blueprints on Fabric. Photography.
Ansel Adams Quotes
Ansel Adams Quotes. 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?
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
Review of PhotoBucket.com
A review of photobucket image sharing website
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.
Underexposure in photography refers to an image where too little light was recorded
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.
Fireworks Photography Lessons
Photography lesson on how to photograph fireworks
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.
Creating Vignette in PhotoShop Elements
Creating Vignette in PhotoShop Elements - Inversing the Selection. Page 3.
Famous Quotes by Photographer Garry Winogrand
Garry Winogrand is best known for his social documentary photographs.
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.
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.
Back to Basics
Information on understanding the most basic controls of your camera
Moon Photography - Editing Your Moon Photos
Moon Photography - Editing Your Moon Photos
How To Take School Photos
How To Take School Photos. Photography.
Guest Contributor Biography for Kate Hare, VP...
Guest Contributor Biography for Kate Hare, VP of Products, Photobucket
Winner and Finalists of Shoes Photography...
Finalist Image by Melissa Marshall for Assignment 34 - Shoes. Page 4.
Photo Print Sizes - Illustration of Photo Print...
An illustration comparing photo print sizes to each other with explanation.
What Not To Do When Photographing Babies
What Not To Do When Photographing Babies
Watermark Example Image Gallery
Examples of watermarked photos with instructions on how to make them
Review of Datacolor's Spyder4 Express Color...
Review of Datacolor's Spyder4 Express Color Calibration System
Top 5 Sites to Play With Your Photos
Top 5 Sites to Play With Your Photos
Guest Contributor Biography for Serban Enache,...
Guest Contributor Biography for Serban Enache, CEO of Dreamstime
How to Photograph Severe Weather
Tips on How to Photograph Severe Weather
What is Airbrushing in Photography?
Explanation of what airbrushing means in photography.
Getting the Most Out of Your Point and Shoot...
Information on how to get the most out of your point and shoot camera.
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.
The Orton Effect - How to Ortonize Your Images
How to easily create the Orton Effect with your digital images.
Alan Diaz Profile
Alan Diaz spent months preparing for the photograph that would win him the Pulitzer Prize for best spot news photograph in 2000. The winning photograph was of federal agents with guns drawn entering Elian Gonzalez' family home to remove him and send him back to Cuba to be with his father.
Free Color Abstract Computer Wallpaper from...
Free Color Abstract Computer Wallpaper from About Photography
Capturing A Natural Smile - How To Photograph A...
Capturing A Natural Smile - How To Photograph A Natural Smile
Preset Camera Modes
A photography lesson on what preset camera modes do and how to use them.
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.
How To Add A Texture To Your Photos - A...
How To Add A Texture To Your Photos - A Photoshop Elements Tutorial On Adding Textures
Centering Your Photographic Subjects
Free photography lesson on when you should and shouldn't center your subjects in photography.
Famous Quotes by Photographer Henri Cartier-Bre...
Henri Cartier-Bresson is well known as the father of photojournalism. He mastered candid photography.
Top Photo Sharing Sites
List of the About Photography Guide's top picks in photo sharing websites.
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.
Photo Lab Review - Review of MPix.com
Review of the MPix.com photo laboratory service. Learn about its pros, cons, and additional information.
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.
Photojournalism - An Introduction to Photojourn...
An introduction to photojournalism and how it differs from
Photographer's Rights Overview
While photographers can take images of almost anything, that does not mean we can publish those images. Page 3.
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.
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.
How to Watermark Your Photos
Photo theft is everywhere. Learn how to watermark your photos and slow down the thieves.
Review of Portrait Professional Studio Photo...
A review of Portrait Professional Studio, photo editing software that is targeted specifically at facial editing.
Black And White Photography - An Introduction...
Black And White Photography - An Introduction to Black and White Photography
How To Hand Tint Your Photographs
A photography lesson on how to hand tint, or hand color, your black and white photographs.
Instagram All About Instagram By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide to Photography Published May 1, 2012 ©
Steve McCurry Bio
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Macro Photography
An explanation of macro photography
Basic Camera Care
The basics on how to care for your camera
Annie Leibovitz
Information on Annie Liebovitz and her contribution to photography
What to do if Your Camera Lens Gets Wet
Information on what to do if your camera lens gets wet.
Lewis W. Hine Biography
Lewis W. Hine was both a sociologist and a photographer. He used his photographic talents to help elicit social reform.
Poor Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 5.
Free Photo Apps for iPad
Reviews of free photography apps for iPad
Film Speed
An explanation of film speed. Photography.
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.
Review of Adobe's Lightroom 4
Review of Adobe's Lightroom 4. Photography.
Where Can I Find the Copyright Info for Photos...
Instructions on where to find copyright information on Flickr
Creative Commons - What Do Creative Commons...
Explanation of what the various Creative Commons licenses mean
Photo Printing Review - Review of CanvasPop.com
Photo Printing Review - Review of CanvasPop.com
Moon Photography - Moon Photography Lesson and...
Moon Photography - Moon Photography Lesson and Moon Pictures
Camera Shake
Information on what camera shake is and how to avoid it.
Moon Photography - How to Take Great Moon...
Moon Photography - How to Take Great Moon Photos with Foreground Images
Find the Right Photo Size for Your Room
An illustration showing how standard photo print sizes look when hung over a couch.
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.
What Causes Green Eye in Photographs
Green Eye in Photographs - What Causes Green Eye in Photographs
How to Take Great Zoo Photos
A photography lesson on ways to make your zoo photographs better.
Action Photography
Free photography lesson and tips on action photography.
Review of JOBY Gorillapod - Original Design
Review of JOBY Gorillapod - Original Design
How To Photograph Crafts For Online Selling and...
Top photo tips to help you get great craft photos for Ebay, Etsy, and Your Blog.
Sunny 16 Rule in Photography
Easy to understand lesson on the use of the Sunny 16 Rule in Photography lighting.
How To Photograph Lightning
How To Photograph Lightning
Organizing your photos – Ways to Organize...
Organizing your photos – Ways to Organize your Digital Photos
Dynamic Range - What Your Eye Sees That Your...
Dynamic Range - What Your Eye Sees That Your Camera Does Not
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.
How to Choose a Wedding Photographer
Advice on some important questions to consider before choosing a wedding photographer.
Robert Capa on the Battlefield
Famous war photographer Robert Capa captures memorable images of war.
Review of iPad Camera Connection Kit
Review of the iPad camera connection kit.
Beach Photography Lessons - How to Take Beach...
Photography lessons on basic beach photography, how to photograph the ocean, and creative beach photography.
Good Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 4.
Fair Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 2.
Cold Weather Photography
A photography lesson on how take photographs in cold weather while protecting your camera and yourself from adverse conditions.
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.
4th of July Fireworks Photo Wallpaper Download...
Free Fireworks Wallpaper Download for the 4th of July from About.com Photography
An explanation of backlighting in photography
Imogen Cunningham
Imogen Cunningham is one of the most well known female American photographers. She had one of the longest photography careers in history starting at 18 and taking photos until the age of 93. She is known for her floral images and her work with Vanity Fair magazine.
What is Chimping?
Definition and history of Chimping in Photography
Environmental Portraiture
Photo lesson on what are environmental portraits and how to take an environmental portrait
Beach Photography - How to Photograph the Ocean
Beach Photography - Free Photography Lesson on How to Photograph the Ocean
Contact Sheet
An explanation of Contact Sheet in photography
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.
White Balance
A photography lesson on what white balance is and how it affects your photographs.
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.
Using Reflectors in Photography
A quick photography lesson on using reflectors in photography.
Children's Photography Props
Inexpensive props for children's portrait photography.
Guest Contributor Biography for Dan Rubin,...
Guest Contributor Biography for Dan Rubin, Creative Director of MOO.com
How to Resize an Image Using Adobe Photoshop...
Instructions on how to resize an image using Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0
Halloween Photography - Halloween Photography...
Tips for great Halloween photography.
Organizing your photos – Filing Ideas for...
Organizing your photos – Filing Ideas for your digital photos
Digital Zoom vs Optical Zoom
Information on digital zoom vs optical zoom and how it affects your images.

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