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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
Ansel Adams Biography
Information on Ansel Adams and his contribution to 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.
Want to Blow Up an Image? What You Should Know...
How Big Can I Print My Photos? Photography.
How to Make Your Own Facebook Timeline Cover...
How to make a Facebook Timeline cover photo for your personal page or fan page
How Much Should You Charge for Your Photos?
How To Price Your Photos - A Guide On How To Price Photography
Parts of a Camera
Information on the parts of a camera
What Is Depth of Field?
The effect of aperture and F-Stop on depth of field in photography.
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.
Is 500px.com a Good Alternative to Flickr?
Review of 500px.com. Is it a Flickr killer?
Photography Rights - Licensing Your Work
Information on photography rights and what different licensing means.
A Brief History of Photography
A brief history of photography, highlighting the major events in its development.
Leading Lines
An explanation of leading lines. Photography.
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.
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.
Forced Perspective Photography - How to Take...
Forced Perspective Photography How to Create Forced Perspective Photos By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide
How to Take Great Photos with Your iPhone
How to Take Great Photos With an iPhone or other camera phone
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.
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.
8 Weekly Assignments for Practicing Your...
Practice your photography skills with weekly photography assignments.
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.
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
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?
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 Post a Photo on the Forum with Embedding
How to post a photo on the About Photography forum by embedding the photo.
How to Photograph the Moon Through a Telescope
A free photography lesson on how to photograph the moon through a telescope
Just Starting Out in Photography? Here's What...
Part of our in-depth article on camera shutter speed: What are the basics?
Camera Lens
A detailed description of a camera lens
What Are Layers and How To Use Them
Explanation of what layers are in photo editing software and how to use them.
Megapixels - An Explanation of Megapixels and...
Megapixels - An Explanation of Megapixels and How They Affect Photos
Night Photography in 5 Easy Steps
A step-by-step guide to night photography lesson focusing on making camera setting adjustments.
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.
Understanding Your Camera's Light Meter
A guide to understanding your camera's light meter.
What is a Camera?
A short introduction to what is a camera with a comparison to today's more sophisticated cameras.
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.
What You Need to Do in Order to Get Great Moon...
Moon Photography – Getting Great Moon Pictures
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.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Film and Digital
Advantages of film and digital photography compared to disadvantages of film and digital photography.
Camera Body
A detailed description of a camera body
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Photography Lessons Photography Lessons Taking pictures is what photography is all about. These free
Free Color Abstract Computer Wallpaper from...
Free Color Abstract Computer Wallpaper from About Photography
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
Canvas Gallery Wraps from CVSPhoto.com Review
Review of the canvas gallery wraps from CVSPhoto.com
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 ©
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.
Review of PhotoBucket.com
A review of photobucket image sharing website
How to Watermark Your Photos
Photo theft is everywhere. Learn how to watermark your photos and slow down the thieves.
Photo Print Sizes - Illustration of Photo Print...
An illustration comparing photo print sizes to each other with explanation.
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.
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.
Famous Quotes by Photographer Garry Winogrand
Garry Winogrand is best known for his social documentary photographs.
Photography Tips - Aperture
Part 1 of our in-depth article on aperture. This part explains on the basics of aperture.
Top Photo Sharing Sites
List of the About Photography Guide's top picks in photo sharing websites.
Creating Vignette in PhotoShop Elements
Creating Vignette in PhotoShop Elements
Getting the Most Out of Your Point and Shoot...
Information on how to get the most out of your point and shoot camera.
Beach Photography - How to Photograph the Ocean
Beach Photography - Free Photography Lesson on How to Photograph the Ocean
Review of Portrait Professional Studio Photo...
A review of Portrait Professional Studio, photo editing software that is targeted specifically at facial editing.
How To Add A Texture To Your Photos - A...
How To Add A Texture To Your Photos - A Photoshop Elements Tutorial On Adding Textures
Rule of Thirds
An explanation of the rule of thirds
How to Photograph Severe Weather
Tips on How to Photograph Severe Weather
Fireworks Photography Lessons
Photography lesson on how to photograph fireworks
Top 10 Wedding Photography Tips - How to...
The top 10 wedding photography tips you need to know before photographing a wedding.
Sharing Photos With Friends on Photobucket
Sharing Photos With Friends on Photobucket by Kate Hare
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
Color Selection in Photography
Example and discussion of what the color wheel is and how it affects photography.
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.
4th of July Fireworks Photo Wallpaper Download...
Free Fireworks Wallpaper Download for the 4th of July from About.com Photography
What Causes Green Eye in Photographs
Green Eye in Photographs - What Causes Green Eye in Photographs
Review of Datacolor's Spyder4 Express Color...
Review of Datacolor's Spyder4 Express Color Calibration System
What to do if Your Camera Lens Gets Wet
Information on what to do if your camera lens gets wet.
What is Chimping?
Definition and history of Chimping in Photography
How To Hand Tint Your Photographs
A photography lesson on how to hand tint, or hand color, your black and white 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.
Sunny 16 Rule in Photography
Easy to understand lesson on the use of the Sunny 16 Rule in Photography lighting.
An Introduction to Telling Stories with Photo...
An Introduction to Photo Essays - A free lesson on how to create Photo Essays
Review of iPad Camera Connection Kit
Review of the iPad camera connection kit.
Basic Photography Equipment to Carry
List of the basic camera equipment to carry for most situations.
What is Airbrushing in Photography?
Explanation of what airbrushing means in photography.
The Orton Effect - How to Ortonize Your Images
How to easily create the Orton Effect with your digital images.
Centering Your Photographic Subjects
Free photography lesson on when you should and shouldn't center your subjects in photography.
Ansel Adams Quotes
Ansel Adams Quotes. Photography.
Organizing your photos – Filing Ideas for...
Organizing your photos – Filing Ideas for your digital photos
Creative Commons - What Do Creative Commons...
Explanation of what the various Creative Commons licenses mean
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.
Street Photography - The Artful Candid
Street Photography Street Photography - The Artful Candid By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide to Photography
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.
Photographer's Rights Overview
While photographers can take images of almost anything, that does not mean we can publish those images. Page 3.
Back to Basics
Information on understanding the most basic controls of your camera
Capturing A Natural Smile - How To Photograph A...
Capturing A Natural Smile - How To Photograph A Natural Smile
What Do I Need to Include in a Model Release
A free example model release for photography
Tips for Photographing Artwork and Other Flat...
Learn about how to deal with glare, angles, and flash when taking photos of artwork or a flat object.
Software
A review of PicScout, a photography copyright infringement tracking service
Using Reflectors in Photography
A quick photography lesson on using reflectors in photography.
How to Take Great Zoo Photos
A photography lesson on ways to make your zoo photographs better.
Free Photo Apps for iPad
Reviews of free photography apps for iPad
Organizing your photos – Ways to Organize...
Organizing your photos – Ways to Organize your Digital Photos
Children's Photography Props
Inexpensive props for children's portrait photography.
Proper Care of a Photographic Lens
How to take proper care of your photographic lenses.
How to Make Your Own "Old Master" Style...
How to make your own old master style photography background.
Find the Right Photo Size for Your Room
An illustration showing how standard photo print sizes look when hung over a couch.
How to Photograph a Rodeo
Learn how to photograph a rodeo.
Preset Camera Modes
A photography lesson on what preset camera modes do and how to use them.
Photo Printing Review - Review of CanvasPop.com
Photo Printing Review - Review of CanvasPop.com
Cold Weather Photography
A photography lesson on how take photographs in cold weather while protecting your camera and yourself from adverse conditions.
Photojournalism - An Introduction to Photojourn...
An introduction to photojournalism and how it differs from
How to Resize an Image Using Adobe Photoshop...
Instructions on how to resize an image using Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0
Where Can I Find the Copyright Info for Photos...
Instructions on where to find copyright information on Flickr
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.
Partial Color Photos
Partial Color Photos How to Leave Only One Part of a Picture in Color By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide
Moon Photography - Moon Photography Lesson and...
Moon Photography - Moon Photography Lesson and Moon Pictures
How To Take School Photos
How To Take School Photos. Photography.
How to Photograph Hummingbirds
How to Photograph Hummingbirds Learn to Take Great Hummingbird Pictures By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide
How to Take Great Animal Photographs
Free photography lessons on taking great animal photographs
Protest Photography
Learn how to photograph protests and stay safe while doing so
Basic Camera Care
The basics on how to care for your camera
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.
How to Make Lens Creatures
Instructions for making lens creatures for your camera.
Underexposure
Underexposure in photography refers to an image where too little light was recorded
Robert Capa on the Battlefield
Famous war photographer Robert Capa captures memorable images of war.
How to Take Great Pet Photographs
Ideas and tips on how to take great pet photographs.
Macro Photography
An explanation of macro photography
Photography Etiquette
Tips for proper photography etiquette at certain events and occasions.
Aquarium Photography
A free photography lesson on taking photos in a large aquarium. Helpful tips for vacation photography.
Photography Composition - Natural Framing In...
Photography Composition - Natural Framing In Photography
Adobe Photoshop Touch Review
Adobe Photoshop Touch Review from About.com Photography
Fun With Photography - Water Splashes
Part of the fun with photography series of tips, this tip explains how to take photos of water splashes.
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.
Valentine's Day Photo Card Candy Sucker Holder...
Easy instructions for making a Valentine's Day Photo Card sucker holder
Paper Negatives
Information on creating and printing paper negatives in photography.
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.
Cave Photography How To
Cave Photography How To Taking Photographs Inside Developed Caves By Guest Contributor Jim McCain Works
Moon Photography - Editing Your Moon Photos
Moon Photography - Editing Your Moon Photos
Dynamic Range - What Your Eye Sees That Your...
Dynamic Range - What Your Eye Sees That Your Camera Does Not
How To Photograph Crafts For Online Selling and...
Top photo tips to help you get great craft photos for Ebay, Etsy, and Your Blog.
Backlighting
An explanation of backlighting in photography
Boudoir Photography - How to Create Boudoir...
Boudoir Photography - How to Create Boudoir Photographs
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.
Fun With Photography - Water Balloons
Part of the fun with photography series of tips, this tip explains how to take photos of exploding water balloons.
How to Choose a Wedding Photographer
Advice on some important questions to consider before choosing a wedding photographer.
Creative Beach Photography - How to Take Great...
Creative Beach Photography - Free Photography Lesson on How to Take Great Beach Pictures
Images Showing Differences in Lens MM rankings
A gallery of images taken with different lens lengths
How to Win a Photo Contest
Top 5 ways to increase you chances of winning a photo contest
Our Favorite Photo Lessons from Around the...
About Photography's top picks for photography lessons from around the internet
Review of Blow Up 3 from Alien Skin
Review of Blow Up 3 from Alien Skin
Film Speed
An explanation of film speed. Photography.

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