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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
What You Need to Do in Order to Get Great Moon...
Moon Photography – Getting Great Moon Pictures
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 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.
How to Make Your Own Facebook Timeline Cover...
How to make a Facebook Timeline cover photo for your personal page or fan page
What Is Depth of Field?
The effect of aperture and F-Stop on depth of field in 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.
A Brief History of Photography
A brief history of photography, highlighting the major events in its development.
Parts of a Camera
Information on the parts of a camera
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.
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
Understanding Your Camera's Light Meter
Information on understanding your camera's light meter
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.
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.
Photography Rights - Licensing Your Work
Information on photography rights and what different licensing means.
Edward J. Steichen-The First Fashion Photographer
Edward J. Steichen was not only the first fashion photographer, but also served as the director of Photographic Arts for the Museum of Modern Art(MOMA.) He won an Academy Award in 1945 for a documentary film he directed.
Ansel Adams Biography
Information on Ansel Adams and his contribution to photography
Forced Perspective Photography - How to Take...
Forced Perspective Photography How to Create Forced Perspective Photos By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide
Introduction to Photography
An introduction to photography and how to create great photographs.
Just Starting Out in Photography? Here's What...
Part of our in-depth article on camera shutter speed: What are the basics?
Is 500px.com a Good Alternative to Flickr?
Review of 500px.com. Is it a Flickr killer?
8 Weekly Assignments for Practicing Your...
Practice your photography skills with weekly photography assignments.
Night Photography in 5 Easy Steps
A step-by-step guide to night photography lesson focusing on making camera setting adjustments.
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.
How to Take Great Photos with Your iPhone
How to Take Great Photos With an iPhone or other camera phone
Megapixels - An Explanation of Megapixels and...
Megapixels - An Explanation of Megapixels and How They Affect Photos
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.
Review of PhotoBucket.com
A review of photobucket image sharing website
How to Use the Rule of Thirds in Your Photography
A photography lesson on how to use the rule of thirds in photography.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Film and Digital
Advantages of film and digital photography compared to disadvantages of film and digital photography.
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?
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.
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
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 Dorothea Lange
Quotes by Dorothea Lange. Photography.
Camera Body
A detailed description of a camera body
Rule of Thirds
An explanation of the rule of thirds
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 Nude Photography Really Art, or Just Porn?
Discussion on whether or not nude photography can be art or if all nude photography is porn.
Underexposure
Underexposure in photography refers to an image where too little light was recorded
How To Take School Photos
How To Take School Photos. Photography.
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.
Camera Lens
A detailed description of a camera lens
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.
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.
Ansel Adams Quotes
Ansel Adams Quotes. Photography.
How To Hand Tint Your Photographs
A photography lesson on how to hand tint, or hand color, your black and white photographs.
Creating Vignette in PhotoShop Elements
Creating Vignette in PhotoShop Elements - Refining the Edge. Page 4.
Famous Quotes by Photographer Garry Winogrand
Garry Winogrand is best known for his social documentary photographs.
Photo Print Sizes - Illustration of Photo Print...
An illustration comparing photo print sizes to each other with explanation.
The Orton Effect - How to Ortonize Your Images
How to easily create the Orton Effect with your digital images.
Fireworks Photography Lessons
Photography lesson on how to photograph fireworks
Watermark Example Image Gallery
Examples of watermarked photos with instructions on how to make them
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.
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.
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.
Top Photo Sharing Sites
List of the About Photography Guide's top picks in photo sharing websites.
An Introduction to Telling Stories with Photo...
An Introduction to Photo Essays - A free lesson on how to create Photo Essays
Getting the Most Out of Your Point and Shoot...
Information on how to get the most out of your point and shoot camera.
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 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
Beach Photography - How to Photograph the Ocean
Beach Photography - Free Photography Lesson on How to Photograph the Ocean
Photography Composition - Natural Framing In...
Photography Composition - Natural Framing In Photography
Alabama Photography Clubs
Listings of photography clubs in Alabama
Macro Photography
An explanation of macro photography
Top 10 Wedding Photography Tips - How to...
The top 10 wedding photography tips you need to know before photographing a wedding.
Review of Datacolor's Spyder4 Express Color...
Review of Datacolor's Spyder4 Express Color Calibration System
Preset Camera Modes
A photography lesson on what preset camera modes do and how to use them.
Instagram
Instagram All About Instagram By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide to Photography Published May 1, 2012 ©
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.
How To Add A Texture To Your Photos - A...
How To Add A Texture To Your Photos - A Photoshop Elements Tutorial On Adding Textures
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.
How to Watermark Your Photos
Photo theft is everywhere. Learn how to watermark your photos and slow down the thieves.
How to Photograph Severe Weather
Tips on How to Photograph Severe Weather
Find the Right Photo Size for Your Room
An illustration showing how standard photo print sizes look when hung over a couch.
Free Color Abstract Computer Wallpaper from...
Free Color Abstract Computer Wallpaper from About Photography
Centering Your Photographic Subjects
Free photography lesson on when you should and shouldn't center your subjects in photography.
Back to Basics
Information on understanding the most basic controls of your camera
Canvas Gallery Wraps from CVSPhoto.com Review
Review of the canvas gallery wraps from CVSPhoto.com
4th of July Fireworks Photo Wallpaper Download...
Free Fireworks Wallpaper Download for the 4th of July from About.com Photography
Review of iPad Camera Connection Kit
Review of the iPad camera connection kit.
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.
Action Photography
Free photography lesson and tips on action photography.
Where Can I Find the Copyright Info for Photos...
Instructions on where to find copyright information on Flickr
What Not To Do When Photographing Babies
What Not To Do When Photographing Babies
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.
Photojournalism - An Introduction to Photojourn...
An introduction to photojournalism and how it differs from
Review of Adobe's Lightroom 4
Review of Adobe's Lightroom 4. Photography.
Creative Commons - What Do Creative Commons...
Explanation of what the various Creative Commons licenses mean
Film Developing and Printing Options
Film developing and printing options for photographers.
Guest Contributor Biography for Serban Enache,...
Guest Contributor Biography for Serban Enache, CEO of Dreamstime
Sunny 16 Rule in Photography
Easy to understand lesson on the use of the Sunny 16 Rule in Photography lighting.
What Causes Green Eye in Photographs
Green Eye in Photographs - What Causes Green Eye in Photographs
Children's Photography Props
Inexpensive props for children's portrait photography.
Organizing your photos – Ways to Organize...
Organizing your photos – Ways to Organize your Digital Photos
Review of Portrait Professional Studio Photo...
A review of Portrait Professional Studio, photo editing software that is targeted specifically at facial editing.
Capturing A Natural Smile - How To Photograph A...
Capturing A Natural Smile - How To Photograph A Natural Smile
What to do if Your Camera Lens Gets Wet
Information on what to do if your camera lens gets wet.
Fun With Photography - Water Splashes
Part of the fun with photography series of tips, this tip explains how to take photos of water splashes.
What is Chimping?
Definition and history of Chimping in Photography
Basic Camera Care
The basics on how to care for your camera
How to Make Your Own "Old Master" Style...
How to make your own old master style photography background.
Photo Printing Review - Review of CanvasPop.com
Photo Printing Review - Review of CanvasPop.com
Color Selection in Photography
Example and discussion of what the color wheel is and how it affects photography.
What is Airbrushing in Photography?
Explanation of what airbrushing means in photography.
Guest Contributor Biography for Kate Hare, VP...
Guest Contributor Biography for Kate Hare, VP of Products, Photobucket
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.
Robert Capa on the Battlefield
Famous war photographer Robert Capa captures memorable images of war.
Review of JOBY Gorillapod - Original Design
Review of JOBY Gorillapod - Original Design
School Photo Tips
Photography tips and lessons to help you take fabulous school photos.
How To Photograph Lightning
How To Photograph Lightning
Overexposure
Overexposure in photography refers to an image where too much light was recorded
How To Photograph Crafts For Online Selling and...
Top photo tips to help you get great craft photos for Ebay, Etsy, and Your Blog.
Fill Flash
A photography lesson on when to use fill flash effectively in photography. Page 2.
Famous Quotes by Photographer Henri Cartier-Bre...
Henri Cartier-Bresson is well known as the father of photojournalism. He mastered candid photography.
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.
Film Speed
An explanation of film speed. Photography.
Software
A review of PicScout, a photography copyright infringement tracking service
Dynamic Range - What Your Eye Sees That Your...
Dynamic Range - What Your Eye Sees That Your Camera Does Not
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.
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.
Proper Care of a Photographic Lens
How to take proper care of your photographic lenses.
Organizing your photos – Filing Ideas for...
Organizing your photos – Filing Ideas for your digital photos
How to Resize an Image Using Adobe Photoshop...
Instructions on how to resize an image using Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0
Black And White Photography - An Introduction...
Black And White Photography - An Introduction to Black and White Photography
Photographer's Rights Overview
Overview of a photographer's rights to take photographs and what the photographer can do with those photographs.
Profile of Geddes
Profile of Anne Geddes including a brief biography and information on her photographic works
Basic Photography Equipment to Carry
List of the basic camera equipment to carry for most situations.
Bokeh
Bokeh Definition. Photography.
Review of Blow Up 3 from Alien Skin
Review of Blow Up 3 from Alien Skin
How to Take Great Animal Photographs
Free photography lessons on taking great animal photographs
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.
How to Photograph Hummingbirds
How to Photograph Hummingbirds Learn to Take Great Hummingbird Pictures By Liz Masoner , About.com Guide
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.
Steve McCurry Bio
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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.
Camera Shake
Information on what camera shake is and how to avoid it.
Richard Avedon
Information on Richard Avedon and her contribution to photography
Review of ChromaLuxe Metal Photo Panels
Review of ChromaLuxe Metal Photo Panels and Metal Photo Shapes
Top 5 Sites to Play With Your Photos
Top 5 Sites to Play With Your Photos
Child Photography - Getting Great Back to...
Child Photography - Getting Great Back to School Portrait Photographs
Poor Use of Rule of Thirds
Examples and discussion of the rule of thirds. Page 5.

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