Since the taking of the very first photograph in 1826, photography has developed, as it were, in ways hardly imaginable to its first few generations of practitioners.
Since the taking of the very first photograph in 1826, photography has developed, as it were, in ways hardly imaginable to its first few generations of practitioners.
Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that Harvard.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution of higher learning in the United States offers a free 12-module online digital photography class.
Four months ago, it was Stanford who made their photography course for free, and now comes Howard’s turns. Howard has an online learning platform – Alison – and their photography course has been upaloded in whole and accessible world wide.
Looking to step up your photography game? Now it’s easier than ever, as you can take Harvard’s online course in digital photography, for free; just don’t tell your friends and fam that you actually got accepted into the prestigious university, though.
Save this picture! If you've always wanted to take better photos and you have 10-15 hours to dedicate to the endeavor, you'll be pleased to know this: Harvard, one of the world's most renowned universities and home to the mighty GSD (Graduate School of Design)—whose faculty has included Rem K
From overseas tourist destinations to your own neighborhood, there are beautiful spots to photograph all over the world. This interactive map shows you where people are taking pictures worldwide. Photographer Mike Wong created the tool using APIs from photo community 500px.
If you want to learn the basics of DSLR photography from an Ivy League university, Harvard's DSLR photography coursework is being offered through ALISON as a free online course.
The joy of Photographing on the street comes from close and engaging photos. Displaying the human nature and emotions in a way that the audience can relive these moments requires the photographer to be close and engaging as well.
When doing photography in general, and in my case travel photography, the use of a photography template can be very beneficial and help improve the overall performance.
My original 52 Week Challenge in 2016 was a huge success, with tens of thousands of photographers participating from around the world. In celebration of those who have completed the first challenge, a new challenge is now here!
As well as being one of the most expensive hobbies around, photography is also one of the more technical pastimes you can pursue. But it doesn't have to be confusing!
Your camera’s manual exposure settings can be complicated. Rules of thumb are useful for figuring out the right settings to go with. For example, if you’re out and about taking street photos, use the f/8 rule for your camera’s aperture.
“Today everything exists to end in a photograph,” Susan Sontag wrote in her seminal 1977 book “On Photography.” This was something I thought about when I recently read that Google was making its one-hundred-and-forty-nine-dollar photo-editing suite, the Google Nik Collection, free.
Challenges are a fun way to help improve your skills in a particular area. If you want to get better at photography, or you just like taking pictures, PetaPixel has a fun 52-week photo challenge anyone can join.
If you’re looking to boost your field photography skills, these eight clever tricks can be done with common items almost everyone has. In this video, youtuber and photographer Peter McKinnon shares eight of his favorite photography tricks he uses in the field.
Whether you want to document a family holiday or aspire to shoot for National Geographic, there are some simple things you can do to take better travel photos. A good travel photo is about a place or event, or even a small aspect of a place or event like the people or the food.
Confused by the options on your Nikon camera? The experts at the Nikon magazine N-Photo explain which camera settings you really need to get to grips with, and which you can manage without…
Night sky photography is a lot of fun, but it’s also challenging. Provided you have the right equipment, it mostly comes down to tweaking your camera settings. And the “500 Rule” can help with that.
A while back I wrote an article that was quite popular: 10 photography tips to take your photography up a level. In this article, I bring you 10 extra tips from all aspects of photography. Enjoy!
The lack of editors directing your work on Instagram, allowing you to share directly with an interested audience, means you can be more experimental and true to yourself in the work you publish. “Before, when I was hired by magazines, there were certain parameters.
Nature and humankind are both great artists, and when they join forces, amazing masterpieces can be produced.
When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of the technical advances that we see in use today with computer generated imagery. So, it’s no wonder that he jumped into digital photography.
This week we have shared some other popular articles from 2016. Check those out here: Now, I’m going to shift gears to talk about post-processing. From 2016 here are some of the most-read articles on post-processing including Lightroom, Photoshop, and other options.
2016 ended in a most fitting fashion for the new way I am trying to earn a living as a freelance photographer. On December 27, I was on Montara Beach photographing a college volleyball player on assignment for Volleyball USA magazine.
The original Dogwood Photography 52 Week Challenge was a huge success, with tens of thousands of photographers participating from around the world. In celebration of those who have completed the first challenge, a new challenge is now here!
Whether you've just got a new camera and are looking to learn some new photography techniques or have been shooting for a while and want to master some old ones, this essential photographer's resource is here to help.
Earlier this week we shared some other popular articles from 2016. Check those out here: Now it’s time to take a look at some photography basics. These are some of the best beginner photography tips we ran on dPS in 2016.
After two massive password breaches, the precise future of Yahoo is uncertain from a couple of different angles. Reports indicate that its buyer, Verizon, may have second thoughts or be trying to renegotiate the multi-billion-dollar purchase price.
We’re all disappearing under a virtual avalanche of photos and videos, and no one’s really sure about how to organize it all—though Apple and Google keep trying.
Landscape photographer and travel addict Mike Wong has created a super useful tool for fellow photographers who want some help location scouting.
When photographer Paul Schlemmer started out in photography in his late teens, he spent the first four years studying the subject of light. As he became more proficient, he began sketching lighting diagrams to share how photos were lit and constructed.
The fantastic ambitions of rich men should never be underestimated. Throw enough cash at something and even a failure can have staying power. When Albert Kahn, a wealthy French banker and philanthropist, decided he wanted to commission a photographic “archive of the planet” he wasn’t joking.
Unlike most photography challenges which are just a simple list of ideas, this 52 week challenge is designed to push your photography to the next level. This list is going to be more challenging to complete than a simple 52 week photography challenge list.
“A woman is always accompanied, except when quite alone, and perhaps even then, by her own image of herself. While she is walking across a room or weeping at the death of her father, she cannot avoid envisioning herself walking or weeping.
I love Adobe Lightroom. That doesn't mean that I want to spend a lot of time using it. I'd rather be shooting or teaching Lightroom, so I want to work through my own images rapidly. What follows are ten of the best tricks for working in Lightroom. Check these out to speed up your own workflow.
You may have a 4K camera in your pocket right now without even realizing it. Even if you don’t have a 4K TV to watch those videos on, you can use that camera to make even better 1080p videos right now. 4K displays may be scarce, but 4K cameras are everywhere.
Moving from using only natural light to flash photography is a big step for an outdoor photographer, but before you ditch ambient light entirely, give this video a look. As photographer Francisco Hernandez explains, you’ll often get more pleasing results by pulling some ambient light back in.
Sony’s interchangeable-lens cameras come in two flavors: those with full-frame 35mm sensors and those with smaller but still great APS-C sensors. This guide is exclusively for owners of the latter class of camera—we’ll talk about Sony’s lens-mount system in a bit.
Back in 2014, a free Lightroom Plugin called Show Focus Points blew up online. Unfortunately, that plugin hasn’t been updated in quite some time, so if you have a newer camera you were totally out of luck… until now.
When you see a long exposure image like the one above, what first comes to mind is probably how beautiful it is.
How do you find the best photo editing apps for your iPhone photography? With so many apps available, it’s difficult to know which photo editor app to choose for a particular editing task.
Serious photographers know that even the best camera phones can’t compete with a DSLR. Provided you know how to use one, that is. The myriad knobs, dials, and settings can intimidate casual users, which explains why two-thirds of non-professionals rarely use anything but full-auto mode.
Every year I learn more about photography as an art form and a business. I’ve struggled over the past few years with finding a balance between pursuing the photography I love and posting things to social media that get the most likes.
One of the most beautiful photographs I know of is an image of a woman standing in the doorway of a barn, backlit in a sheer nightgown, peeing on the floorboards beneath her. It was taken in Danville, Virginia, in 1971, by the photographer Emmet Gowin, and the woman in question is his wife, Edith.
Are you stuck for portrait ideas? Sometimes we've found that you can over-think these things. When you put so much thought into backdrops and colour schemes, etc, you can overlook some of the fundamentals of portrait photography, such as your subject's pose.
Instagram’s a fun place to share candid photos about your daily life, but many people opt for intentional compositions and care when crafting a photo. Here are a few photo styling tips to elevate your images. This video comes from a couple of photographers known as Mango Street.
We snap photos so fine, we don’t need editing apps … but every now and then a photo needs a touch of sharpening, or a cooling filter, or a clip art robot, just to spruce it up. Who are we kidding? We’re obsessed with editing apps. And so are you – we asked!
One of the most difficult things in photography is to stay motivated and inspired. I know that I’ve personally hit “photographer’s block” many times in my career.
There is a big craze for Sony full frame (FF) mirrorless cameras at the moment, and seeing people rush onto that bandwagon is like watching lemmings following each other over the cliff. Many fanboys can be heard triumphantly declaring the victory of FF mirrorless over the DSLR, but like George W.
So you’ve spent years honing your photography skills, perfecting the art of puppy fashion photography. You’ve set up a website to share your marvelous work with the world, and one day you’re contacted by a corporation who wants to use one of your photos in its ad for doggie perfume.
Each time I process one of my images I do it in a totally different way. This might sound strange to you. I feel that often articles about image processing are riddled with ideas about formulas and essential steps. But for me, this totally goes against everything I believe about photography.
Have you learned everything your new camera can do yet? If not, then you’ve found the right article. I present you with five quick exercises you can try right now, to help you better understand your new camera, and how it captures light.
Buying a camera has never been more complicated: there are so many good options available, but picking between them can feel like a nightmare, especially if you’re just starting out with photography. It’s hard to buy a bad camera, but it’s not always easy to buy the right camera for you.
Everywhere in the world, across the course of a year, the sun will be below the horizon just about 50% of the time. Although it can take a while for sunset to fade away completely, it’s safe to say that we spend a huge portion of our lives under dark skies.
I know your pain. You’re looking for free images for your website. You’ve looked far and wide for gorgeous, free images to use online, but keep running into cheesy pictures of people laughing at their salad.
The question of whether to shoot street and travel photos in black or white or color is an eternal one that isn’t going to go away.
Modern cameras, from phones to high-end DSLRs, are designed to make decisions for us. And for the most part, they do a pretty darn good job of it. Slap your SLR into AUTO mode and more often than not you’ll get images that are sharp with decent exposure.
Photographer Andy Seliverstoff over St. Petersburg, Russia, has been working on a heartwarming photo project that will put a smile on your face, particularly if you’re a dog lover. It’s titled, “Little Kids and Their Big Dogs.”
It might look easy, but taking an epic photo of the night sky in all its glory takes skill. You have to be in the right place with the right equipment, and your camera needs just the right settings. It takes some practice, but the right shot it is worth it.
When captured by an iPhone 7 Plus, most of the oranges and colors in the room are outside the sRGB color gamut, so detail is lost unless we use a wider color space. The color space that Apple chose for its devices going forward is Display P3.
Unlike with most genres of photography, still life requires two levels of composition: composing your frame, and composing your props. The latter is commonly called photo styling, and this short video offers three simple tips for upping your photo styling game.
You only have to go into a high-street retail store or look online to get an idea of the sheer number of digital cameras on the market.
In the last few years, single-pixel cameras have begun to revolutionize the field of imaging. These counterintuitive devices produce high-resolution images using a single pixel to detect light.
By and large, the landscape images you see in magazines and online are taken with a wide-angle lens. It’s the go-to focal length for landscapes for a variety of reasons, not the least of which that the angle of view allows you to capture more of the scene before you.
Landscape is one of the great tests of the photographer. It’s also one of the most enjoyable hobbies that anybody can take up. But there is a lot to learn and a lot to remember about how to shoot a solid landscape photography. Here are 50 things to get you started.
Want to capture excellent photos? Then you need to understand three things — the aperture, the shutter speed, and the ISO. The aperture controls light that passes through your camera lens.
Most photographers have been in a situation where the only thing standing between their camera and a breathtaking scene happens to be a handful of pesky bystanders. Sometimes, it’s possible to simply wait for tourists to move out of your frame and quickly snap a shot.
It can be surprisingly hard to get a decent shot of expansive buildings or architecture. Maybe there are tourists in your photo or your lens isn’t wide enough or your picture just won’t do the scene justice. For a better shot, focus on detail instead of the big picture.
There is nothing like having your work displayed up on a wall for everyone to see. Even better, is seeing little round red stickers underneath to indicate that the work has been sold. For most artists, that is their driving force and anyone who makes images that are intended for walls and display.
What if you could make just a single, easy change to the way you approach landscape photography, and see an immediate boost in the quality of the image? Better photos in very little time - sounds too good to be true, right?
Petra Collins, Untitled (24 Hour Psycho), 2016. Image courtesy of the artist and Ever Gold [Projects]. It’s 2007, four years after digital photography spiked to prominence, eclipsing the sales of film.
My name is Sam Vox. I am a freelance photographer from Tanzania. I became a full-time photographer because of my Instagram account. In this post, I’ll share how I grew my Instagram account without using any online services.
Smartphone cameras have come far, but they’re still no competition for a DSLR. The biggest problem isn’t actually the sensor, though—it’s the lens. Most smartphones have something equivalent to a 35mm lens on a DSLR.
The art of photography largely concentrates on subject. What you shoot, how you stage it, light it, frame it. The post process techniques we tend to spend our time with are the “upper Lightroom” controls, dealing with exposure, contrast, curves and the like.
What’s the ‘recipe’ for a great photograph? As we embark on this new 365-day journey called “2017,” our friends at COOPH teamed up with photographer Craig Semetko to answer this question; and he believes it all comes down to 4 key elements: Design, Information, Emotion, and Timing.
This week we have shared some other popular articles from 2016. Check those out here: In this last annual round-up, I have gathered some of the top street, and travel photography articles of the year for you, and as a bonus some other miscellaneous topics as well.
Given my interest in lifelong learning and skill-development, I often ask people which new skills they’re looking to learn. The most common response? “I want to be a better photographer”. And for good reason! Few things evoke the instant emotional response a great photo does.
F-Stops are a familiar term when it comes to photography. As more photographer start to delve into the world of video, though, they’ve started looking at cinema lenses. The familiar F-Stops are gone, replaced by T-Stops.
If you ask 10 photographers what camera feature they are least comfortable with, what do you think they’d say? Hands down, my bet would be the histogram.
If you’re looking to get better at photography in 2016, one great option is to do a 52-week photography challenge that forces you to complete regular assignments throughout the whole year. And we’ve found a great one you can take on as your new year’s resolution.
Getting into photography is one of the most rewarding hobbies you will ever be likely to undertake. The thing is though, that it is a very big subject. Learning the lot quickly is extremely difficult. That is why we put this list of photography tutorials and articles together!
The sheer number of Micro Four Thirds lenses to choose from can be overwhelming. Olympus and Panasonic have created a wide array of reasonably affordable lenses that deliver very high optical quality—and growing support from third-party lens makers provides even more options.
It can be insanely hard to find high quality, free stock photos for personal and commercial use. A growing number of awesome websites have amazing photos you can use for your work for free. I’ve curated a list of the most epic sites that have great stock images you can use for different purposes.
In 2013, when the first consumer drones began arriving on the market, photographer Amos Chapple knew he needed one. After purchasing a drone, he traveled the world photographing famous landmarks — before some governments had time to roll out regulations on drone use.
When you think of composition in photography, what is the first idea that pops into your head? Let me guess – the rule of thirds?
Do you enjoy the creative photography options you get with your DSLR, but find that you often miss out on great shots because you don’t have your camera with you? What if we told you that you could achieve the same level of camera control that your DSLR provides, but with nothing more than your
Not The Hasselblad It Used To Be . . . What Will The Future Be? As a young photographer starting out in the seventies, I worked my tail off. I had to. As is the case for many photographers today, I lusted after a particular camera more than the rest. The camera gear I wanted most was Hasselblad.
Before the days of smartphones -- if you can remember such a time -- taking a great photo was a labor-intensive process. You'd have buy a fancy camera and editing software for your desktop computer, and invest some serious time and energy into learning how to use them.