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Photography: Most Popular Articles

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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 to Photograph the Moon Through a Telescope
A free photography lesson on how to photograph the moon through a telescope
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.
How to Post a Photo on the Forum with Embedding
How to post a photo on the About Photography forum by embedding the photo.
Your Introduction to the Two Main Types of...
Descriptions on the types of cameras available.
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.
Comparing Your Photographs' Print Sizes
Information on the different available printing sizes of photographs and how they compare to each other
What You Need to Do in Order to Get Great Moon...
Moon Photography – Getting Great Moon Pictures
Introduction to Photography
An introduction to photography and how to create great photographs.
What Not To Do When Photographing Babies
What Not To Do When Photographing Babies
A Brief History of Photography
A brief history of photography, highlighting the major events in its development.
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.
Megapixels - An Explanation of Megapixels and...
Megapixels - An Explanation of Megapixels and How They Affect Photos
Leading Lines
An explanation of leading lines. Photography.
Photography Rights - Licensing Your Work
Information on photography rights and what different licensing means.
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
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.
What is a Camera?
A short introduction to what is a camera with a comparison to today's more sophisticated cameras.
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.
Just Starting Out in Photography? Here's What...
Part of our in-depth article on camera shutter speed: What are the basics?
The Orton Effect - How to Ortonize Your Images
How to easily create the Orton Effect with your digital images.
How to Watermark Your Photos
Photo theft is everywhere. Learn how to watermark your photos and slow down the thieves.
Adobe Photoshop Touch Review
Adobe Photoshop Touch Review from About.com Photography
Night Photography in 5 Easy Steps
A step-by-step guide to night photography to help you take better night photographs.
Photography Tips - Aperture
Part 1 of our in-depth article on aperture. This part explains on the basics of aperture.
How to Use the Rule of Thirds in Your Photography
A photography lesson on how to use the rule of thirds in photography.
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.
Parts of a Camera
Information on the parts of a camera
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 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
Advantages and Disadvantages of Film and Digital
Advantages of film and digital photography compared to disadvantages of film and digital photography.
What Are Layers and How To Use Them
Explanation of what layers are in photo editing software and how to use them.
Photojournalism - An Introduction to Photojourn...
An introduction to photojournalism and how it differs from
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.
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.
Understanding Your Camera's Light Meter
A guide to understanding your camera's light meter.
Photo Print Sizes - Illustration of Photo Print...
An illustration comparing photo print sizes to each other with explanation.
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.
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.
An Introduction to Telling Stories with Photo...
An Introduction to Photo Essays - A free lesson on how to create Photo Essays
Is 500px.com a Good Alternative to Flickr?
Review of 500px.com. Is it a Flickr killer?
Canvas Gallery Wraps from CVSPhoto.com Review
Review of the canvas gallery wraps from CVSPhoto.com
How to Take Great Photos with Your iPhone
How to Take Great Photos With an iPhone or other camera phone
Translucent Embossed Text
How to create a translucent embossed text watermark for your digital images. Page 3.
Top 10 Wedding Photography Tips - How to...
The top 10 wedding photography tips you need to know before photographing a wedding.
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?
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.
Back to Basics
Information on understanding the most basic controls of your camera
Famous Quotes by Photographer Henri Cartier-Bre...
Henri Cartier-Bresson is well known as the father of photojournalism. He mastered candid photography.
Camera Lens
A detailed description of a camera lens
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.
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.
Moon Photography - How to Take Great Moon...
Moon Photography - How to Take Great Moon Photos with Foreground Images
Creating Vignette in PhotoShop Elements
Creating Vignette in PhotoShop Elements
How To Take School Photos
How To Take School Photos. Photography.
Famous Quotes by Photographer Garry Winogrand
Garry Winogrand is best known for his social documentary photographs.
How to Take Great Pet Photographs
Ideas and tips on how to take great pet 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.
How to Transfer Photos to Wood, Glass, Canvas,...
How to Transfer Photos to Wood, Glass, Canvas, or Other Surfaces
Moon Photography - Moon Photography Lesson and...
Moon Photography - Moon Photography Lesson and Moon Pictures
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
What is Airbrushing in Photography?
Explanation of what airbrushing means in photography.
Where Can I Find the Copyright Info for Photos...
Instructions on where to find copyright information on Flickr
What Do I Need to Include in a Model Release
A free example model release for photography
Using Levels in Photoshop
An introduction to levels and how to use to them to quickly edit photographs.
Dynamic Range - What Your Eye Sees That Your...
Dynamic Range - What Your Eye Sees That Your Camera Does Not
What Causes Green Eye in Photographs
Green Eye in Photographs - What Causes Green Eye in Photographs
Preset Camera Modes
A photography lesson on what preset camera modes do and how to use them.
Sharing Photos With Friends on Photobucket
Sharing Photos With Friends on Photobucket by Kate Hare
Camera Body
A detailed description of a camera body
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.
Color Selection in Photography
Example and discussion of what the color wheel is and how it affects photography.
Review of PhotoBucket.com
A review of photobucket image sharing website
How To Add A Texture To Your Photos - A...
How To Add A Texture To Your Photos - A Photoshop Elements Tutorial On Adding Textures
Capturing A Natural Smile - How To Photograph A...
Capturing A Natural Smile - How To Photograph A Natural Smile
How To Hand Tint Your Photographs
A photography lesson on how to hand tint, or hand color, your black and white photographs.
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.
Find the Right Photo Size for Your Room
An illustration showing how standard photo print sizes look when hung over a couch.
What to do if Your Camera Lens Gets Wet
Information on what to do if your camera lens gets wet.
Translucent Clear Embossed Text Variation
How to create a translucent clear embossed text variation effect watermark for your digital images. Page 4.
Basic Photography Equipment to Carry
List of the basic camera equipment to carry for most situations.
Getting the Most Out of Your Point and Shoot...
Information on how to get the most out of your point and shoot camera.
How to Photograph Severe Weather
Tips on How to Photograph Severe Weather
Photography Lighting Lesson - How Light...
Free Photography Lighting Lesson Series - Photography Lesson On How Light Reflects Off Glass
Watermark Example Image Gallery
Examples of watermarked photos with instructions on how to make them
Top Photo Sharing Sites
List of the About Photography Guide's top picks in photo sharing websites.
Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds
Review of iPad Camera Connection Kit
Review of the iPad camera connection kit.
Creative Commons - What Do Creative Commons...
Explanation of what the various Creative Commons licenses mean
Photography Composition - Natural Framing In...
Photography Composition - Natural Framing 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.
How to Photograph the Moon - Moon Landscapes...
Photography lesson on how to photograph the moon with a landscape.
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.
How to Take Great Zoo Photos
A photography lesson on ways to make your zoo photographs better.
How To Photograph Crafts For Online Selling and...
Top photo tips to help you get great craft photos for Ebay, Etsy, and Your Blog.
Centering Your Photographic Subjects
Free photography lesson on when you should and shouldn't center your subjects in photography.
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.
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.
A review of PicScout, a photography copyright infringement tracking service
How to Photograph a Rodeo
Learn how to photograph a rodeo.
What is Chimping?
Definition and history of Chimping in Photography
Underexposure in photography refers to an image where too little light was recorded
David Muench Profile
David Muench has spent the past 50 years as a nature and landscape photographer. He has focused much of his work on the Western United States. He has over 50 exhibit type books to his credit and continues to teach at workshops throughout the United States.
Action Photography
Free photography lesson and tips on action photography.
How to Photograph Hummingbirds
How to Photograph Hummingbirds Learn to Take Great Hummingbird Pictures By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide
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
Free Photo Apps for iPad
Reviews of free photography apps for iPad
Flower Photography - How to Photograph Flowers
A free photography lesson on how flower photography.
Preventing Dark (underexposed) Photos
Photography lesson on preventing dark, or underexposed, photos.
Contact Sheet
An explanation of Contact Sheet in photography
Film Speed
An explanation of film speed. Photography.
Matching Color Text Overlay
How to create a simple matching color text overlay watermark for your digital images. Page 5.
Top 5 Sites to Play With Your Photos
Top 5 Sites to Play With Your Photos
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 Resize an Image Using Adobe Photoshop...
Instructions on how to resize an image using Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0
Cave Photography How To
Lesson from Jim McCain on how to photograph caves.
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.
Film Developing and Printing Options
Film developing and printing options for photographers.
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.
Sunny 16 Rule in Photography
Easy to understand lesson on the use of the Sunny 16 Rule in Photography lighting.
Beach Photography - How to Photograph the Ocean
Beach Photography - Free Photography Lesson on How to Photograph the Ocean
How to Make Your Own "Old Master" Style...
How to make your own old master style photography background.
How to Take Great Animal Photographs
Free photography lessons on taking great animal photographs
Beach Photography Lessons - How to Take Beach...
Photography lessons on basic beach photography, how to photograph the ocean, and creative beach photography.
Faux X-ray Flower Photos
Low cost way to create a faux X-ray effect for translucent flower photographs.
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.
Photo Fun - Creating Elf Ears in Photoshop...
Easy instructions for creating elf or fairy ears in Photoshop Elements
Good Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds
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.
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.
Portrait Photography - Top 5 Tips for Better...
Portrait Photography - Top 5 Tips for Better Portraits
Review of ChromaLuxe Metal Photo Panels
Review of ChromaLuxe Metal Photo Panels and Metal Photo Shapes
Wedding Photography
Articles on wedding photo tips, advice on how to chose a wedding photographer, and the horror stories of wedding photography gone wrong.
Photographer's Rights Overview
Overview of a photographer's rights to take photographs and what the photographer can do with those photographs.
Aquarium Photography
A free photography lesson on taking photos in a large aquarium. Helpful tips for vacation photography.
Robert Capa on the Battlefield
Famous war photographer Robert Capa captures memorable images of war.
Biography of Photographer Carol Guzy
Biography of Carol Guzy, Pulitzer Prize winner and NPPA Photographer of the Year
White Balance
A photography lesson on what white balance is and how it affects your photographs.
Macro Photography
An explanation of macro photography
How To Photograph Butterflies
How To Photograph Butterflies
Camera Shake
Information on what camera shake is and how to avoid it.
Images Showing Differences in Lens MM rankings
A gallery of images taken with different lens lengths
Fill Flash
A photography lesson on using fill flash in photography
Our Favorite Photo Lessons from Around the...
About Photography's top picks for photography lessons from around the internet

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