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Photodoto

  • Reader Photos: Altocumulus Mackerel Clouds by Lance Bates
    Photo, originally uploaded by Degilbo. Photos posted in this category are selected from the contributions of members of the Photodoto discussion group at Flickr.com.
  • What is the best Canon lens for everyday photography?
    There are many things that you need to consider even for everyday photography. Starting with the camera you are using, all the way to the anticipated end result. To narrow down our little search, we need to take into account at least a couple of elements….
  • Microstock Agency Review – Depositphotos
    There are quite a few microstock agencies these days, and it seems that several new ones start every year. I believe most of us can name a couple of sites easily, but how well do we know the microstock market in its whole? It is an interesting question…

Strobist

Digital Photography School

  • The Three-Stage Roadmap to Dynamic Portraiture
    A Guest post by Scott Himelhoch of D Studio Photography I don’t claim to have a universal definition of what makes a great portrait. In fact, my objective with portraiture is quite simple; have the portrait evoke a specific feeling or set of emotions….
  • 19 More Creative Mirror Self Portraits
    2 years ago to the day we published a post titled – 13 Fun Self Portrait Mirror Shots. It was such a popular post and that still gets a lot of visitors to it today (and which spurred a lot of our readers to try their own shots) that we thought we’d…

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Photo Guides

  • Physical Instagram Camera in 2013
    ADR Studio has announced that it will be releasing the “Instagram Socialmatic” in mid 2013. The Camera will have a flat touch screen on the back with a built in printer and 16GB of storage. It will also have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth that will allow…

Digital Photography School

  • Don’t Give Up In The Middle Of The Day – Tips For Shooting In Mid-Day Sun
    So many ‘rules’ you will hear about photography are better described as ‘guidelines’. And like any line, it’s okay if you stray off it if it suits your purpose. I openly admit I profess to many students to try to avoid mid-day sun if they can….
  • 10 Tips for Mouth Watering Food Photography
    A Guest Post by Dario Milano of Food Pixels Food is in front of us every day – 24/7. On our plates, in magazines, on TV and even on computer screens. If we are not eating it we are talking about what we just ate or about what we are going to eat!…

Dpreview News

  • Exhibition Review: ‘8x10’ By Impossible
    The discontinuation of Polaroid film in 2008 led to much despair among its fans. The Impossible Project, founded in the same year, set out to recreate the out-of-production films that Polaroid users had come to depend on. In advance of a new 8x10…

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DIY Photography and Studio Lighting

  • How to Shoot the Moon – in Honor of Neil Armstrong
    Submissions for our How I Took It contest are starting to roll in and today I would like to share an interesting submission that has to do with blue moons astronauts and, of course, photography. Photographer Jason Carlton made a basic tutorial about shooting…
  • Think Tank Airport International v2 Camera Bag Review
    I got the Think Tank Airport International V 2.0 a few months back when I had a shoot planned that required me to hop on a plane. If you want the long story, you can find it in the review and video below. The short story is that it replaced my old Lowepro…
  • DIY Turntable For Videos
    Hey guys, This is Benjamin Von Wong, Montreal Based Photographer and I wanted to present to you a pretty nifty DIY solution that I’ve come up with! Recently, following my Von Wong does Europe tour, I’ve been trying to put together some product review…
  • The Easiest DIY Slider I’ve Ever Seen
    Most of you know that I love sliders and that using a slider in a video shoot is a great way to get more value in your video production. This next slider from pixelriffic is not the fanciest slider, but it is the kind of slider that you can build for…
  • How To Shoot A Water Splash With A Spectacular Bokeh
    I am always keeping a close eye on Corrie White’s work. She seems to always have a new trick up her sleeve. A few days ago I saw Corrie White’s amazing splash with bokeh photograph and was drawn to it. I asked Corrie how she took the image and she was…
  • Behind The Scenes: Black Light. In The Dark. In A Pool. Over Water
    We are pretty used to Benjamin Von Wong pulling off really inspirational stuff. It seems that each project that he does raises the bar, and this one is no exception. Except that he raises the bar over water. If you’ve ever done a shoot in a pool, you…
  • Photographer Finds Tattooed Girl By Sharing A Photo Of Her Back On Social Media
    A few weeks back we shared Guy Prives’s story where he took a picture of a beautiful tattooed girl on the beaches of Costa Rica, but could not sell the image because he lacked a model release. Being a great photograph, Guy, took an interesting initiative…