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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.
What Is Depth of Field?
The effect of aperture and F-Stop on depth of field in photography.
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
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.
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
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 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.
How to Post a Photo on the Forum with Embedding
How to post a photo on the About Photography forum by embedding the photo.
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.
How To Take School Photos
How To Take School Photos. Photography.
Introduction to Photography
An introduction to photography and how to create great photographs.
Forced Perspective Photography - How to Take...
Forced Perspective Photography How to Create Forced Perspective Photos By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide
Parts of a Camera
Information on the parts of a camera
Guest Contributor Biography for Serban Enache,...
Guest Contributor Biography for Serban Enache, CEO of Dreamstime
Is 500px.com a Good Alternative to Flickr?
Review of 500px.com. Is it a Flickr killer?
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.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Film and Digital
Advantages of film and digital photography compared to disadvantages of film and digital photography.
Megapixels - An Explanation of Megapixels and...
Megapixels - An Explanation of Megapixels and How They Affect Photos
What Do I Need to Include in a Model Release
A free example model release for photography
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.
What is a Camera?
A short introduction to what is a camera with a comparison to today's more sophisticated cameras.
Creating Vignette in PhotoShop Elements
Creating Vignette in PhotoShop Elements - Refining the Edge. Page 4.
Night Photography in 5 Easy Steps
A step-by-step guide to night photography lesson focusing on making camera setting adjustments.
Understanding Your Camera's Light Meter
Information on understanding your camera's light meter
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
How to Photograph the Moon Through a Telescope
A free photography lesson on how to photograph the moon through a telescope
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?
Francesco Scavullo
Learn about Francesco Scavullo, Cosmopolitan Magazine photographer and his half century spent photographing beautiful women.
Camera Lens
A detailed description of a camera lens
How to Take Great Photos with Your iPhone
How to Take Great Photos With an iPhone or other camera phone
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.
Famous Quotes by Photographer Garry Winogrand
Garry Winogrand is best known for his social documentary photographs.
What You Need to Do in Order to Get Great Moon...
Moon Photography – Getting Great Moon Pictures
What Are Layers and How To Use Them
Explanation of what layers are in photo editing software and how to use them.
Halloween Photography - Halloween Photography...
Tips for great Halloween photography.
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.
Photography Composition - Natural Framing In...
Photography Composition - Natural Framing In Photography
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.
Camera Body
A detailed description of a camera body
Digital Editing - How to Sharpen Your Photos
Digital Editing - How to Sharpen Your Photos
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.
Photography Tips - Aperture
Part 2 of our in-depth article on aperture. This part explains how to measure aperture with F-Stops. Page 2.
An Introduction to Telling Stories with Photo...
An Introduction to Photo Essays - A free lesson on how to create Photo Essays
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.
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.
Preset Camera Modes
A photography lesson on what preset camera modes do and how to use them.
The Orton Effect - How to Ortonize Your Images
How to easily create the Orton Effect with your digital images.
Rule of Thirds
An explanation of the rule of thirds
Steve McCurry Bio
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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 Portrait Professional Studio Photo...
A review of Portrait Professional Studio, photo editing software that is targeted specifically at facial editing.
Boudoir Photography - How to Create Boudoir...
Boudoir Photography - How to Create Boudoir Photographs
What is Airbrushing in Photography?
Explanation of what airbrushing means in photography.
Top picks of Christmas card photo ideas for kids.
Top picks of Christmas card photo ideas for kids.
How to Take Great Zoo Photos
A photography lesson on ways to make your zoo photographs better.
School Photo Tips
Photography tips and lessons to help you take fabulous school photos.
Film Developing and Printing Options
Film developing and printing options for photographers.
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.
Moon Photography - Editing Your Moon Photos
Moon Photography - Editing Your Moon Photos
Top Photo Sharing Sites
List of the About Photography Guide's top picks in photo sharing websites.
Review of PhotoBucket.com
A review of photobucket image sharing website
Getting the Most Out of Your Point and Shoot...
Information on how to get the most out of your point and shoot camera.
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.
Action Photography
Free photography lesson and tips on action photography.
Camera Shake
Information on what camera shake is and how to avoid it.
Basic Photography Equipment to Carry
List of the basic camera equipment to carry for most situations.
Canvas Gallery Wraps from CVSPhoto.com Review
Review of the canvas gallery wraps from CVSPhoto.com
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.
Photo Lab Review - Review of MPix.com
Review of the MPix.com photo laboratory service. Learn about its pros, cons, and additional information.
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.
How To Photograph Crafts For Online Selling and...
Top photo tips to help you get great craft photos for Ebay, Etsy, and Your Blog.
Underexposure
Underexposure in photography refers to an image where too little light was recorded
Photo Print Sizes - Illustration of Photo Print...
An illustration comparing photo print sizes to each other with explanation.
Back to Basics
Information on understanding the most basic controls of your camera
Watermark Example Image Gallery
Examples of watermarked photos with instructions on how to make them
Child Photography - Getting Great Back to...
Child Photography - Getting Great Back to School Portrait 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.
Children's Photography Props
Inexpensive props for children's portrait photography.
Macro Photography
An explanation of macro photography
How To Hand Tint Your Photographs
A photography lesson on how to hand tint, or hand color, your black and white photographs.
What Causes Green Eye in Photographs
Green Eye in Photographs - What Causes Green Eye in Photographs
How To Add A Texture To Your Photos - A...
How To Add A Texture To Your Photos - A Photoshop Elements Tutorial On Adding Textures
Instagram
Instagram All About Instagram By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide to Photography Published May 1, 2012 ©
Centering Your Photographic Subjects
Free photography lesson on when you should and shouldn't center your subjects in photography.
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.
Where Can I Find the Copyright Info for Photos...
Instructions on where to find copyright information on Flickr
Profile of Geddes
Profile of Anne Geddes including a brief biography and information on her photographic works
Photo Printing Review - Review of CanvasPop.com
Photo Printing Review - Review of CanvasPop.com
Review of Datacolor's Spyder4 Express Color...
Review of Datacolor's Spyder4 Express Color Calibration System
How to Photograph Severe Weather
Tips on How to Photograph Severe Weather
How to Watermark Your Photos
Photo theft is everywhere. Learn how to watermark your photos and slow down the thieves.
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.
What is Chimping?
Definition and history of Chimping in Photography
Lens Mounts - What They Are and How They Affect...
Explanation of what lens mounts are and how they affect your camera.
Creative Commons - What Do Creative Commons...
Explanation of what the various Creative Commons licenses mean
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.
Fair Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 2.
Color Selection in Photography
Example and discussion of what the color wheel is and how it affects photography.
Annie Leibovitz
Information on Annie Liebovitz and her contribution to photography
Guest Contributor Biography for Kate Hare, VP...
Guest Contributor Biography for Kate Hare, VP of Products, Photobucket
Review of iPad Camera Connection Kit
Review of the iPad camera connection kit.
Robert Capa on the Battlefield
Famous war photographer Robert Capa captures memorable images of war.
Photojournalism - An Introduction to Photojourn...
An introduction to photojournalism and how it differs from
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.
What Not To Do When Photographing Babies
What Not To Do When Photographing Babies
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.
Photography Lighting - Strobe vs. Hot Lights
Photography Lighting - Strobe vs. Hot Lights
Biography of Photographer Carol Guzy
Biography of Carol Guzy, Pulitzer Prize winner and NPPA Photographer of the Year
What to do if Your Camera Lens Gets Wet
Information on what to do if your camera lens gets wet.
Software
A review of PicScout, a photography copyright infringement tracking service
Good Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 3.
Black And White Photography - An Introduction...
Black And White Photography - An Introduction to Black and White Photography
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.
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.
Find the Right Photo Size for Your Room
An illustration showing how standard photo print sizes look when hung over a couch.
Paper Negatives
Information on creating and printing paper negatives in photography.
Review of Blow Up 3 from Alien Skin
Review of Blow Up 3 from Alien Skin
Dynamic Range - What Your Eye Sees That Your...
Dynamic Range - What Your Eye Sees That Your Camera Does Not
Adobe Photoshop Touch Review
Adobe Photoshop Touch Review from About.com 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
Halloween Photography - Halloween Blacklight...
Instructions on how to take photographs under blacklight. Page 2.
Fun With Photography - Water Splashes
Part of the fun with photography series of tips, this tip explains how to take photos of water splashes.
Guest Contributor Biography for Dan Rubin,...
Guest Contributor Biography for Dan Rubin, Creative Director of MOO.com
Contact Sheet
An explanation of Contact Sheet in photography
Walter Iooss Jr.
Read this article to learn more about one of the top Sports Illustrated Photographers.
Sunny 16 Rule in Photography
Easy to understand lesson on the use of the Sunny 16 Rule in Photography lighting.
Beach Photography Lessons - How to Take Beach...
Photography lessons on basic beach photography, how to photograph the ocean, and creative beach photography.
Photographer's Rights Overview
While photographers can take images of almost anything, that does not mean we can publish those images. Page 3.
Fill Flash
A photography lesson on when to use fill flash effectively in photography. Page 2.
Poor Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 5.
Organizing your photos – Filing Ideas for...
Organizing your photos – Filing Ideas for your digital photos
Fun Photography - Light Drawing
Part of the fun with photography series of tips, this tip explains how to take photos of light drawings.
Ansel Adams Quotes
Ansel Adams Quotes. Photography.
How to Make Your Own "Old Master" Style...
How to make your own old master style photography background.
Faux X-ray Flower Photos
Faux X-ray Flower Photos Creating See Through Flower Photos By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide to Photography
Famous Quotes by Photographer Henri Cartier-Bre...
Henri Cartier-Bresson is well known as the father of photojournalism. He mastered candid photography.
Famous Quotes by Photographer Dorothea Lange
Quotes by Dorothea Lange. 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.
Review of ChromaLuxe Metal Photo Panels
Review of ChromaLuxe Metal Photo Panels and Metal Photo Shapes
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.

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