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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
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 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.
Your Introduction to the Two Main Types of...
Descriptions on the types of cameras available.
Comparing Your Photographs' Print Sizes
Information on the different available printing sizes of photographs and how they compare to each other
What Is Depth of Field?
The effect of aperture and F-Stop on depth of field in photography.
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.
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.
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
Photography Rights - Licensing Your Work
Information on photography rights and what different licensing means.
Megapixels - An Explanation of Megapixels and...
Megapixels - An Explanation of Megapixels and How They Affect Photos
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
Introduction to Photography
An introduction to photography and how to create great photographs.
How to Take Great Photos with Your iPhone
How to Take Great Photos With an iPhone or other camera phone
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.
8 Weekly Assignments for Practicing Your...
Practice your photography skills with weekly photography assignments.
Translucent Embossed Text
How to create a translucent embossed text watermark for your digital images. Page 3.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Film and Digital
Advantages of film and digital photography compared to disadvantages of film and digital photography.
Forced Perspective Photography - How to Take...
Forced Perspective Photography How to Create Forced Perspective Photos By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide
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.
Instagram
Instagram All About Instagram By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide to Photography Published May 1, 2012 ©
How To Take School Photos
How To Take School Photos. 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.
Is 500px.com a Good Alternative to Flickr?
Review of 500px.com. Is it a Flickr killer?
What is a Camera?
A short introduction to what is a camera with a comparison to today's more sophisticated cameras.
How to Photograph the Moon Through a Telescope
A free photography lesson on how to photograph the moon through a telescope
Adobe Photoshop Touch Review
Adobe Photoshop Touch Review from About.com Photography
Just Starting Out in Photography? Here's What...
Part of our in-depth article on camera shutter speed: What are the basics?
How to Use the Rule of Thirds in Your Photography
A photography lesson on how to use the rule of thirds in 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.
Photo Print Sizes - Illustration of Photo Print...
An illustration comparing photo print sizes to each other with explanation.
Parts of a Camera
Information on the parts of a camera
Raised Text Effect
How to create a raised text effect watermark for your digital images. Page 2.
How to Watermark Your Photos
Photo theft is everywhere. Learn how to watermark your photos and slow down the thieves.
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.
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.
Translucent Clear Embossed Text Variation
How to create a translucent clear embossed text variation effect watermark for your digital images. Page 4.
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.
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.
An Introduction to Telling Stories with Photo...
An Introduction to Photo Essays - A free lesson on how to create Photo Essays
Understanding Your Camera's Light Meter
A guide to understanding your camera's light meter.
Camera Lens
A detailed description of a camera lens
Photography Tips - Aperture
Part 2 of our in-depth article on aperture. This part explains how to measure aperture with F-Stops. Page 2.
The Orton Effect - How to Ortonize Your Images
How to easily create the Orton Effect with your digital images.
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?
Matching Color Text Overlay
How to create a simple matching color text overlay watermark for your digital images. Page 5.
Night Photography in 5 Easy Steps
A step-by-step guide to night photography lesson focusing on making camera setting adjustments.
Creating Vignette in PhotoShop Elements
Creating Vignette in PhotoShop Elements - Inversing the Selection. Page 3.
How to Make Your Own "Old Master" Style...
How to make your own old master style photography background.
Camera Body
A detailed description of a camera body
Photojournalism - An Introduction to Photojourn...
An introduction to photojournalism and how it differs from
What Are Layers and How To Use Them
Explanation of what layers are in photo editing software and how to use them.
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 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.
How to Win a Photo Contest
Top 5 ways to increase you chances of winning a photo contest
Rule of Thirds
An explanation of the rule of thirds
Back to Basics
Information on understanding the most basic controls of your camera
Top 10 Wedding Photography Tips - How to...
The top 10 wedding photography tips you need to know before photographing a wedding.
Steve McCurry Bio
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Watermark Example Image Gallery
Examples of watermarked photos with instructions on how to make them
What Not To Do When Photographing Babies
What Not To Do When Photographing Babies
Famous Quotes by Photographer Garry Winogrand
Garry Winogrand is best known for his social documentary photographs.
How to Photograph Severe Weather
Tips on How to Photograph Severe Weather
Capturing A Natural Smile - How To Photograph A...
Capturing A Natural Smile - How To Photograph A Natural Smile
Matching Color Text Overlay Variation
How to create a simple matching color text overlay variation watermark for your digital images. Page 6.
Black And White Photography - An Introduction...
Black And White Photography - An Introduction to Black and White Photography
What is Airbrushing in Photography?
Explanation of what airbrushing means in photography.
Photography Composition - Natural Framing In...
Photography Composition - Natural Framing In Photography
What Causes Green Eye in Photographs
Green Eye in Photographs - What Causes Green Eye in Photographs
Centering Your Photographic Subjects
Free photography lesson on when you should and shouldn't center your subjects in photography.
School Photo Tips
Photography tips and lessons to help you take fabulous school photos.
Stephen Shore Biography
Stephen Shore is an American born photographer who managed to make ordinary scenes become extraordinary photographs. His use of color was studied by many famous photographers who had previously believed that serious photographers only used black and white film to express their art.
Child Photography - Getting Great Back to...
Child Photography - Getting Great Back to School Portrait Photographs
Matching Color Embossed Text Overlay
How to create a matching color embossed text overlay watermark for your digital images. Page 7.
Robert Capa on the Battlefield
Famous war photographer Robert Capa captures memorable images of war.
Sharing Photos With Friends on Photobucket
Sharing Photos With Friends on Photobucket by Kate Hare
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.
Top Photo Sharing Sites
List of the About Photography Guide's top picks in photo sharing websites.
Good Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 3.
Matching Color Raised Text Overlay
How to create a matching color raised text overlay watermark for your digital images. Page 8.
Review of Datacolor's Spyder4 Express Color...
Review of Datacolor's Spyder4 Express Color Calibration System
Profile of Geddes
Profile of Anne Geddes including a brief biography and information on her photographic works
Dynamic Range - What Your Eye Sees That Your...
Dynamic Range - What Your Eye Sees That Your Camera Does Not
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.
Basic Photography Equipment to Carry
List of the basic camera equipment to carry for most situations.
Underexposure
Underexposure in photography refers to an image where too little light was recorded
Software
A review of PicScout, a photography copyright infringement tracking service
Stencil Text Overlay
How to create a stencil text overlay watermark for your digital images. Page 9.
Fair Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 2.
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.
Color Selection in Photography
Example and discussion of what the color wheel is and how it affects photography.
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.
What You Need to Do in Order to Get Great Moon...
Moon Photography – Getting Great Moon Pictures
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.
How To Hand Tint Your Photographs
A photography lesson on how to hand tint, or hand color, your black and white photographs.
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.
Review of Portrait Professional Studio Photo...
A review of Portrait Professional Studio, photo editing software that is targeted specifically at facial editing.
Preset Camera Modes
A photography lesson on what preset camera modes do and how to use them.
Where Can I Find the Copyright Info for Photos...
Instructions on where to find copyright information on Flickr
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.
What is Chimping?
Definition and history of Chimping in Photography
Film Developing and Printing Options
Film developing and printing options for photographers.
Annie Leibovitz
Information on Annie Liebovitz and her contribution to photography
Macro Photography
An explanation of macro photography
Famous Quotes by Photographer Henri Cartier-Bre...
Henri Cartier-Bresson is well known as the father of photojournalism. He mastered candid photography.
Photo Lab Review - Review of MPix.com
Review of the MPix.com photo laboratory service. Learn about its pros, cons, and additional information.
What to do if Your Camera Lens Gets Wet
Information on what to do if your camera lens gets wet.
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.
Find the Right Photo Size for Your Room
An illustration showing how standard photo print sizes look when hung over a couch.
Canvas Gallery Wraps from CVSPhoto.com Review
Review of the canvas gallery wraps from CVSPhoto.com
How To Photograph Crafts For Online Selling and...
Top photo tips to help you get great craft photos for Ebay, Etsy, and Your Blog.
Camera Shake
Information on what camera shake is and how to avoid it.
White Balance
A photography lesson on what white balance is and how it affects your photographs.
Review of PhotoBucket.com
A review of photobucket image sharing website
Action Photography
Free photography lesson and tips on action 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
Getting the Most Out of Your Point and Shoot...
Information on how to get the most out of your point and shoot camera.
Contact Sheet
An explanation of Contact Sheet in photography
Beach Photography - How to Photograph the Ocean
Beach Photography - Free Photography Lesson on How to Photograph the Ocean
Moon Photography - Editing Your Moon Photos
Moon Photography - Editing Your Moon Photos
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.
Poor Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 5.
Biography of Photographer Carol Guzy
Biography of Carol Guzy, Pulitzer Prize winner and NPPA Photographer of the Year
Sunny 16 Rule in Photography
Easy to understand lesson on the use of the Sunny 16 Rule in Photography lighting.
Review of iPad Camera Connection Kit
Review of the iPad camera connection kit.
Photoshop and the Obsession with "Perfection"
Exploring the ramifications of excessive digital editing of photographs
Poor use of rule of thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 6.
Fill Flash
A photography lesson on using fill flash in photography
Photography Lighting Lesson - How Light...
Free Photography Lighting Lesson Series - Photography Lesson On How Light Reflects Off Glass
Ansel Adams Quotes
Ansel Adams Quotes. Photography.
1-Year Cost Comparision for Film vs. Digital
A comparison of the costs of shooting with film vs digital for one year
How to Photograph a Rodeo
Learn how to photograph a rodeo.
Review of Blow Up 3 from Alien Skin
Review of Blow Up 3 from Alien Skin
Backlighting
An explanation of backlighting in photography
How to Take Great Zoo Photos
A photography lesson on ways to make your zoo photographs better.
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 Your Built-In Flash
Information on your camera's built-in flash and how to use it effectively in photography.
Review of ChromaLuxe Metal Photo Panels
Review of ChromaLuxe Metal Photo Panels and Metal Photo Shapes
Organizing your photos – Filing Ideas for...
Organizing your photos – Filing Ideas for your digital photos
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.
Proper Care of a Photographic Lens
How to take proper care of your photographic lenses.
Famous Quotes from Photographer Elliott Erwitt
Elliott Erwitt is a well known photographer who studied in NY after moving to the states from Paris France. He was a Magnum Photographer who traveled around the world as a freelance photojournalist.
Free Photo Apps for iPad
Reviews of free photography apps for iPad
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.
Simple Text Overlay
How to create a simple text overlay watermark for your digital images
Art Wolfe
Learn about Art Wolfe and his wildlife photography. Wolfe captures endangered species in far off lands. Wolfe has received some of the most prestigious awards presented to photographers.

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