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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
Comparing Your Photographs' Print Sizes
Information on the different available printing sizes of photographs and how they compare to each other
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.
What Is Depth of Field?
The effect of aperture and F-Stop on depth of field in photography.
How Much Should You Charge for Your Photos?
How To Price Your Photos - A Guide On How To Price Photography
Leading Lines
An explanation of leading lines. 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.
How to Make Your Own Facebook Timeline Cover...
How to make a Facebook Timeline cover photo for your personal page or fan page
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.
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.
Canvas Gallery Wraps from CVSPhoto.com Review
Review of the canvas gallery wraps from CVSPhoto.com
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.
Introduction to Photography
An introduction to photography and how to create great photographs.
Christmas Photography Tips-Christmas Photograph...
Tips for getting great photographs of your kids with Santa Claus this holiday and Christmas season.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Film and Digital
Advantages of film and digital photography compared to disadvantages of film and digital 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.
How to Photograph the Moon Through a Telescope
A free photography lesson on how to photograph the moon through a telescope
Creating Vignette in PhotoShop Elements
Creating Vignette in PhotoShop Elements - Refining the Edge. Page 4.
Top picks of Christmas card photo ideas for kids.
Top picks of Christmas card photo ideas for kids.
Megapixels - An Explanation of Megapixels and...
Megapixels - An Explanation of Megapixels and How They Affect Photos
Parts of a Camera
Information on the parts of a camera
Photography Rights - Licensing Your Work
Information on photography rights and what different licensing means.
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.
Night Photography in 5 Easy Steps
A step-by-step guide to night photography lesson focusing on making camera setting adjustments.
Photo Print Sizes - Illustration of Photo Print...
An illustration comparing photo print sizes to each other with explanation.
Forced Perspective Photography - How to Take...
Forced Perspective Photography How to Create Forced Perspective Photos By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide
How to Use the Rule of Thirds in Your Photography
A photography lesson on how to use the rule of thirds in photography.
What is a Camera?
A short introduction to what is a camera with a comparison to today's more sophisticated cameras.
Is 500px.com a Good Alternative to Flickr?
Review of 500px.com. Is it a Flickr killer?
Understanding Your Camera's Light Meter
Information on 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.
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.
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?
Coolest Photography Gifts for the Holiday Season
A list of the coolest photography gifts for Christmas and the Holiday season.
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.
Famous Quotes by Photographer Garry Winogrand
Garry Winogrand is best known for his social documentary photographs.
8 Weekly Assignments for Practicing Your...
Practice your photography skills with weekly photography assignments.
Photo Lab Review - Review of MPix.com
Review of the MPix.com photo laboratory service. Learn about its pros, cons, and additional information.
Photography Tips - Aperture
Part 2 of our in-depth article on aperture. This part explains how to measure aperture with F-Stops. Page 2.
How To Take School Photos
How To Take School Photos. Photography.
How to Take Great Photos with Your iPhone
How to Take Great Photos With an iPhone or other camera phone
Underexposure
Underexposure in photography refers to an image where too little light was recorded
Cold Weather Photography
A photography lesson on how take photographs in cold weather while protecting your camera and yourself from adverse conditions.
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.
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.
Camera Lens
A detailed description of a camera lens
What Not To Do When Photographing Babies
What Not To Do When Photographing Babies
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
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.
How to Make Your Own "Old Master" Style...
How to make your own old master style photography background.
An Introduction to Telling Stories with Photo...
An Introduction to Photo Essays - A free lesson on how to create Photo Essays
Rule of Thirds
An explanation of the rule of thirds
Camera Body
A detailed description of a camera body
DxO FilmPack 3 Review
Review of DxO FilmPack 3. Does it really accurately recreate legendary films?
Getting the Most Out of Your Point and Shoot...
Information on how to get the most out of your point and shoot camera.
Photo Printing Review - Review of CanvasPop.com
Photo Printing Review - Review of CanvasPop.com
Moon Photography - Editing Your Moon Photos
Moon Photography - Editing Your Moon Photos
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.
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.
Top 10 Wedding Photography Tips - How to...
The top 10 wedding photography tips you need to know before photographing a wedding.
Action Photography
Free photography lesson and tips on action photography.
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.
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.
Top Photo Sharing Sites
List of the About Photography Guide's top picks in photo sharing websites.
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.
Instagram
Instagram All About Instagram By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide to Photography Published May 1, 2012 ©
Christmas Photography - How to Photograph...
Christmas Photography Lesson - How to Photograph Christmas Lights
Review of PhotoBucket.com
A review of photobucket image sharing website
Capturing A Natural Smile - How To Photograph A...
Capturing A Natural Smile - How To Photograph A Natural Smile
Digital Editing - How to Sharpen Your Photos
Digital Editing - How to Sharpen Your Photos
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.
Camera Shake
Information on what camera shake is and how to avoid it.
Back to Basics
Information on understanding the most basic controls of your camera
Guest Contributor Biography for Serban Enache,...
Guest Contributor Biography for Serban Enache, CEO of Dreamstime
Photo Fun - Creating Elf Ears in Photoshop...
Easy instructions for creating elf or fairy ears in Photoshop Elements
Easy to Make Photography Gift Tags
Instructions for making your own photo gift tags for Christmas, birthdays, and any other gift occasion.
Adobe Photoshop Touch Review
Adobe Photoshop Touch Review from About.com Photography
Review of iPad Camera Connection Kit
Review of the iPad camera connection kit.
Where Can I Find the Copyright Info for Photos...
Instructions on where to find copyright information on Flickr
Free Color Abstract Computer Wallpaper from...
Free Color Abstract Computer Wallpaper from About Photography
Photo Panels from CVSPhoto.com Review
Review of the photo panel wood blocks from CVSPhoto.com
The Orton Effect - How to Ortonize Your Images
How to easily create the Orton Effect with your digital images.
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.
Preset Camera Modes
A photography lesson on what preset camera modes do and how to use them.
How to Watermark Your Photos
Photo theft is everywhere. Learn how to watermark your photos and slow down the thieves.
Macro Photography
An explanation of macro photography
Photography Composition - Natural Framing In...
Photography Composition - Natural Framing In Photography
Guest Contributor Biography for Kate Hare, VP...
Guest Contributor Biography for Kate Hare, VP of Products, Photobucket
Color Selection in Photography
Example and discussion of what the color wheel is and how it affects photography.
Contact Sheet
An explanation of Contact Sheet in photography
Fair Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 2.
Poor Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 5.
What is Airbrushing in Photography?
Explanation of what airbrushing means in photography.
Photojournalism - An Introduction to Photojourn...
An introduction to photojournalism and how it differs from
Review of Datacolor's Spyder4 Express Color...
Review of Datacolor's Spyder4 Express Color Calibration System
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.
How To Hand Tint Your Photographs
A photography lesson on how to hand tint, or hand color, your black and white photographs.
School Photo Tips
Photography tips and lessons to help you take fabulous school photos.
Beach Photography - How to Photograph the Ocean
Beach Photography - Free Photography Lesson on How to Photograph the Ocean
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.
Basic Photography Equipment to Carry
List of the basic camera equipment to carry for most situations.
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.
Good Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 3.
What is Chimping?
Definition and history of Chimping in Photography
How to Photograph Severe Weather
Tips on How to Photograph Severe Weather
How to Transfer Photos to Wood, Glass, Canvas,...
How to Transfer Photos to Wood, Glass, Canvas, or Other Surfaces
Review of Adobe's Lightroom 4
Review of Adobe's Lightroom 4. Photography.
Profile of Geddes
Profile of Anne Geddes including a brief biography and information on her photographic works
Software
A review of PicScout, a photography copyright infringement tracking service
Watermark Example Image Gallery
Examples of watermarked photos with instructions on how to make them
How to Make Lens Creatures
Instructions for making lens creatures for your camera.
Child Photography - Getting Great Back to...
Child Photography - Getting Great Back to School Portrait Photographs
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.
Review of Portrait Professional Studio Photo...
A review of Portrait Professional Studio, photo editing software that is targeted specifically at facial editing.
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.
Ansel Adams Quotes
Ansel Adams Quotes. Photography.
Annie Leibovitz
Information on Annie Liebovitz and her contribution to photography
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 Crafts For Online Selling and...
Top photo tips to help you get great craft photos for Ebay, Etsy, and Your Blog.
Protest Photography
Learn how to photograph protests and stay safe while doing so
White Balance
A photography lesson on what white balance is and how it affects your photographs.
Review of JOBY Gorillapod - Original Design
Review of JOBY Gorillapod - Original Design
Organizing your photos – Filing Ideas for...
Organizing your photos – Filing Ideas for your digital photos
Robert Capa on the Battlefield
Famous war photographer Robert Capa captures memorable images of war.
Centering Your Photographic Subjects
Free photography lesson on when you should and shouldn't center your subjects in photography.
Boudoir Photography - How to Create Boudoir...
Boudoir Photography - How to Create Boudoir Photographs
Film Speed
An explanation of film speed. Photography.
Steve McCurry Bio
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How to Take Great Animal Photographs
Free photography lessons on taking great animal photographs
Agitation
An explanation of agitation as it relates to photography
Translucent Embossed Text
How to create a translucent embossed text watermark for your digital images. Page 3.
Review of Blow Up 3 from Alien Skin
Review of Blow Up 3 from Alien Skin
How to Resize an Image Using Adobe Photoshop...
Step one of instructions on how to resize an image using Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0. Page 2.
Need to make Your Valentine's Day Photos More...
A listing of great photography ideas for Valentine's Day.
1-Year Cost Comparision for Film vs. Digital
A comparison of the costs of shooting with film vs digital for one year
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.
What Do I Need to Include in a Model Release
A free example model release for photography
Top picks for Christmas Photography Props
Top picks for Christmas photography props
Print Finishes
An explanation of print finishes
Photographer's Rights Overview
While photographers can take images of almost anything, that does not mean we can publish those images. Page 3.
How To Photograph Lightning
How To Photograph Lightning
Sunny 16 Rule in Photography
Easy to understand lesson on the use of the Sunny 16 Rule in Photography lighting.
Fill Flash
A photography lesson on when to use fill flash effectively in photography. Page 2.
Backlighting
An explanation of backlighting in photography

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