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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
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
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.
Comparing Your Photographs' Print Sizes
Information on the different available printing sizes of photographs and how they compare to each other
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.
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
Megapixels - An Explanation of Megapixels and...
Megapixels - An Explanation of Megapixels and How They Affect Photos
Advantages and Disadvantages of Film and Digital
Advantages of film and digital photography compared to disadvantages of film and digital photography.
What is a Camera?
A short introduction to what is a camera with a comparison to today's more sophisticated cameras.
Instagram
Instagram All About Instagram By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide to Photography Published May 1, 2012 ©
Photography Rights - Licensing Your Work
Information on photography rights and what different licensing means.
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 Take Great Photos with Your iPhone
How to Take Great Photos With an iPhone or other camera phone
How To Add A Texture To Your Photos - A...
How To Add A Texture To Your Photos - A Photoshop Elements Tutorial On Adding Textures
Forced Perspective Photography - How to Take...
Forced Perspective Photography How to Create Forced Perspective Photos By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide
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.
Parts of a Camera
Information on the parts of a camera
8 Weekly Assignments for Practicing Your...
Practice your photography skills with weekly photography assignments.
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?
Adobe Photoshop Touch Review
Adobe Photoshop Touch Review from About.com 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 to Use the Rule of Thirds in Your Photography
A photography lesson on how to use the rule of thirds in 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.
Photo Print Sizes - Illustration of Photo Print...
An illustration comparing photo print sizes to each other with explanation.
Translucent Embossed Text
How to create a translucent embossed text watermark for your digital images. Page 3.
Famous Quotes by Photographer Garry Winogrand
Garry Winogrand is best known for his social documentary photographs.
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 to Photograph the Moon Through a Telescope
A free photography lesson on how to photograph the moon through a telescope
How to Watermark Your Photos
Photo theft is everywhere. Learn how to watermark your photos and slow down the thieves.
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?
Creating Vignette in PhotoShop Elements
Creating Vignette in PhotoShop Elements - Inversing the Selection. Page 3.
Just Starting Out in Photography? Here's What...
Part of our in-depth article on camera shutter speed: What are the basics?
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.
What Causes Green Eye in Photographs
Green Eye in Photographs - What Causes Green Eye in Photographs
Understanding Your Camera's Light Meter
Information on understanding your camera's light meter
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 is Airbrushing in Photography?
Explanation of what airbrushing means in photography.
Photography Tips - Aperture
Part 1 of our in-depth article on aperture. This part explains on the basics of aperture.
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.
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.
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.
An Introduction to Telling Stories with Photo...
An Introduction to Photo Essays - A free lesson on how to create Photo Essays
Camera Body
A detailed description of a camera body
Raised Text Effect
How to create a raised text effect watermark for your digital images. Page 2.
The Orton Effect - How to Ortonize Your Images
How to easily create the Orton Effect with your digital images.
What Are Layers and How To Use Them
Explanation of what layers are in photo editing software and how to use them.
Camera Lens
A detailed description of a camera lens
Top 10 Wedding Photography Tips - How to...
The top 10 wedding photography tips you need to know before photographing a wedding.
What You Need to Do in Order to Get Great Moon...
Moon Photography – Getting Great Moon Pictures
Photojournalism - An Introduction to Photojourn...
An introduction to photojournalism and how it differs from
Color Selection in Photography
Example and discussion of what the color wheel is and how it affects 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.
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.
Back to Basics
Information on understanding the most basic controls of your camera
Macro Photography
An explanation of macro photography
Capturing A Natural Smile - How To Photograph A...
Capturing A Natural Smile - How To Photograph A Natural Smile
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.
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.
Centering Your Photographic Subjects
Free photography lesson on when you should and shouldn't center your subjects in photography.
Steve McCurry Bio
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Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds
How To Take School Photos
How To Take School Photos. 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.
Night Photography in 5 Easy Steps
A step-by-step guide to night photography to help you take better night photographs.
Translucent Clear Embossed Text Variation
How to create a translucent clear embossed text variation effect watermark for your digital images. Page 4.
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
What Do I Need to Include in a Model Release
A free example model release for photography
Find the Right Photo Size for Your Room
An illustration showing how standard photo print sizes look when hung over a couch.
What is Chimping?
Definition and history of Chimping in Photography
How to Win a Photo Contest
Top 5 ways to increase you chances of winning a photo contest
Contact Sheet
An explanation of Contact Sheet in photography
How to Transfer Photos to Wood, Glass, Canvas,...
How to Transfer Photos to Wood, Glass, Canvas, or Other Surfaces
Review of Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended
A review of Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended
Canvas Gallery Wraps from CVSPhoto.com Review
Review of the canvas gallery wraps from CVSPhoto.com
Where Can I Find the Copyright Info for Photos...
Instructions on where to find copyright information on Flickr
Photography Composition - Natural Framing In...
Photography Composition - Natural Framing In Photography
Camera Shake
Information on what camera shake is and how to avoid it.
Getting the Most Out of Your Point and Shoot...
Information on how to get the most out of your point and shoot camera.
Review of ChromaLuxe Metal Photo Panels
Review of ChromaLuxe Metal Photo Panels and Metal Photo Shapes
Fair Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 2.
Good Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 4.
Dynamic Range - What Your Eye Sees That Your...
Dynamic Range - What Your Eye Sees That Your Camera Does Not
Action Photography
Free photography lesson and tips on action photography.
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.
Underexposure
Underexposure in photography refers to an image where too little light was recorded
Faux X-ray Flower Photos
Faux X-ray Flower Photos Creating See Through Flower Photos By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide to Photography
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.
Robert Capa on the Battlefield
Famous war photographer Robert Capa captures memorable images of war.
Software
A review of PicScout, a photography copyright infringement tracking service
Photo Lab Review - Review of MPix.com
Review of the MPix.com photo laboratory service. Learn about its pros, cons, and additional information.
Agitation
An explanation of agitation as it relates to photography
Preset Camera Modes
A photography lesson on what preset camera modes do and how to use them.
Poor use of rule of thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 6.
Profile of Geddes
Profile of Anne Geddes including a brief biography and information on her photographic works
Partial Color Photos
Partial Color Photos How to Leave Only One Part of a Picture in Color By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide
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 Hand Tint Your Photographs
A photography lesson on how to hand tint, or hand color, your black and white photographs.
Top Photo Sharing Sites
List of the About Photography Guide's top picks in photo sharing websites.
Children's Photography Props
Inexpensive props for children's portrait photography.
Poor Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 5.
Backlighting
An explanation of backlighting in photography
School Photo Tips
Photography tips and lessons to help you take fabulous school photos.
Sunny 16 Rule in Photography
Easy to understand lesson on the use of the Sunny 16 Rule in Photography lighting.
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 Crafts - How to Make a School...
Directions on how to make a school memory book or homeschool yearbook
Sharing Photos With Friends on Photobucket
Sharing Photos With Friends on Photobucket by Kate Hare
Basic Photography Equipment to Carry
List of the basic camera equipment to carry for most situations.
How to Photograph Severe Weather
Tips on How to Photograph Severe Weather
Using Your Built-In Flash
Information on your camera's built-in flash and how to use it effectively in photography.
How To Photograph Crafts For Online Selling and...
Top photo tips to help you get great craft photos for Ebay, Etsy, and Your Blog.
What to do if Your Camera Lens Gets Wet
Information on what to do if your camera lens gets wet.
Matching Color Text Overlay
How to create a simple matching color text overlay watermark for your digital images. Page 5.
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 Blow Up 3 from Alien Skin
Review of Blow Up 3 from Alien Skin
How to Take Great Pet Photographs
Ideas and tips on how to take great pet photographs.
Child Photography - Getting Great Back to...
Child Photography - Getting Great Back to School Portrait Photographs
Beach Photography - How to Photograph the Ocean
Beach Photography - Free Photography Lesson on How to Photograph the Ocean
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.
4th of July Fireworks Photo Wallpaper Download...
Free Fireworks Wallpaper Download for the 4th of July from About.com Photography
Annie Leibovitz
Information on Annie Liebovitz and her contribution to photography
Review of iPad Camera Connection Kit
Review of the iPad camera connection kit.
Street Photography - The Artful Candid
Street Photography Street Photography - The Artful Candid By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide to Photography
Getting a Perfect Photo - What is a Perfect...
Getting a Perfect Photo - What is a Perfect Photo?
Matching Color Text Overlay Variation
How to create a simple matching color text overlay variation watermark for your digital images. Page 6.
Famous Quotes by Photographer Richard Avedon
Richard Avedon's name is synonymous with fashion photography. Avedon has worked for all of the top fashion magazines and provided commercial photography for many of the top companies in the United States.
Color Temperature
A photography lesson on color temperature and how it affects photography
Famous Quotes by Photographer Henri Cartier-Bre...
Henri Cartier-Bresson is well known as the father of photojournalism. He mastered candid 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.
Review of Datacolor's Spyder4 Express Color...
Review of Datacolor's Spyder4 Express Color Calibration System
Protest Photography
Learn how to photograph protests and stay safe while doing so
How to Make Your Own "Old Master" Style...
How to make your own old master style photography background.
How to Photograph a Rodeo
Learn how to photograph a rodeo.
Imogen Cunningham
Imogen Cunningham is one of the most well known female American photographers. She had one of the longest photography careers in history starting at 18 and taking photos until the age of 93. She is known for her floral images and her work with Vanity Fair magazine.
1-Year Cost Comparision for Film vs. Digital
A comparison of the costs of shooting with film vs digital for one year
Photo Panels from CVSPhoto.com Review
Review of the photo panel wood blocks from CVSPhoto.com
Portrait Photography - Top 5 Tips for Better...
Portrait Photography - Top 5 Tips for Better Portraits
Free Photo Apps for iPad
Reviews of free photography apps for iPad
Digital Zoom vs Optical Zoom
Information on digital zoom vs optical zoom and how it affects your images.
Famous Quotes from Photographer Paul Strand
Paul Strand was an American born photographer and filmmaker who was responsible for helping to elevate photography to an art form. Some of his most famous words are below:
How to Take Great Zoo Photos
A photography lesson on ways to make your zoo photographs better.

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