• 10 Great Photography Gadgets Under $25

    Published Monday, September 16th, 2013

    Great Photography Gadgets Under $25

    I love photography gadgets and some of them turn out to be surprisingly handy. The other day I went through my gadget box and picked out a few that turned out to be really worth the money. There were more that should get honorable mention but didn’t get included because they didn’t make the price target.

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  • 101 Photography Tutorials to Elevate Your Skills

    Published Thursday, September 12th, 2013

    Photography Tutorials

    If you’re looking to improve your own photography skills in some specific area, or in general, there are plenty of tutorials available online that can help. Here we’ll showcase 101 different tutorials that you can follow to take your skills to a new level.

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  • Autumn Photography Tips & Advice

    Published Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

    Autumn Photography Tips & Advice

    Shooting in the Autumn is arguably the best time to dust off your camera and head out into the open. The fall offers photographers so much scope and with so many interesting colors, its hard to know exactly where to start.

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  • 10 Pro Tips For Better Composition

    Published Monday, September 9th, 2013

    10 Pro Tips for Better Composition

    I frequently quiz my friends in the photography business for tips and tricks to share with readers either in person or by email; they’re used to it and, for the most part, are pretty forthcoming. From those efforts I have collected a number of ideas for better composition from people who live the business of photography every day. This exercise was fraught with surprises and the answers were not always what I expected. It’s hard to get photographers to follow the rules, even the ones they set for themselves. I’ve sifted through the responses and pick the top 10 based on their feedback.

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  • Stunning Landscape Photographs

    Published Thursday, September 5th, 2013

    Landscapes are a popular subject with many photographers, and everyone loves to see a beautiful landscape photo. Amazing subjects for landscape photos are all over the place, you don’t have to be at one of the best locations in order to produce a great landscape photo.

    In this article we’ll showcase 45 examples from various photographers. This gallery should provide plenty of inspiration for your own landscape photography and give you something great to browse.

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  • 6 Tips for Candid Kids Photos

    Published Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

    Candid Kids Photo Tips

    There’s nothing worse than cheesy smiles and awkward poses when it comes to kid’s photos – so if you want to get cheese-free photos then you may want to consider the following tips:

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  • Free Elegant Fade Lightroom Preset

    Published Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

    Free Elegant Fade Lightroom Preset

    Today we have a free Lightroom preset that will give your photos an elegant faded look. This preset is a sample from our larger set of Fabulous Fades Lightroom Presets. The preset works in Lightroom 4 and 5. See preview images below.

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  • 5 Tips for Real Estate Photography

    Published Monday, September 2nd, 2013

    Tips for Real Estate Photography

    With more and more people jumping on the real estate train every day, the market is beginning to get very saturated with realtors. This causes those who want to be successful in the business to offer a higher quality service to those who hire them. One way realtors can do this is by offering professional images of their listings for the Multi List. Not only does it make their service look more professional, but it also helps sell houses more quickly because better pictures online usually means more foot traffic at the listing.

    Here are five great ways to help you offer an outstanding product for your clients who are real estate agents.

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  • Create Christmas Cards with Your Own Photos, Plus Free Templates

    Published Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

    Christmas Overlays

    Christmas is still a few months away, but before you know it you may have some clients who are interested in getting Christmas cards printed and it’s always good to be prepared. Seasonal promotions can be a great way to bring in some extra money from your photography, and Christmas cards are something that most families will be looking for within the next few months.

    We have a few different products that can help with making it easy to offer Christmas cards to your clients this year. You can use these resources along with your photos to make memorable cards that your clients will love. These resources are photo overlays, and they’re very easy to use. It can be as simple as using one of your photos for the full size of the card front and then applying one of the overlays on top of it. Here are the different types of Christmas-themed overlays that are available.

    Christmas Word Overlays – $19
    This set includes 15 different Christmas and holiday themed quotes in .png and .psd formats. You can simply lay them on top of your photo and customize the overlay details like size and color. You can even edit the text if needed.

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  • Top 10 Destinations Around the Globe for Landscape Photography

    Published Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

    The world is full of beautiful and inspiring locations at every twist and turn, and knowing where to take your camera next is often the hardest decision you’ll ever have to make when it comes to photography.

    From the picturesque peaks of the Peruvian mountains to the breathtaking British Isles, check out these top ten destinations from around the globe that every passionate landscape photographer needs to add to their bucket list.

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  • Texture Pack 2 – Free Samples

    Published Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

    Free High Res Textures

    These free textures are provided as a free sample from our Texture Pack 2. The free sample includes 3 high resolution textures, and the full set includes 50 textures. Each texture is 12 inches by 12 inches at 300 dpi (3600 pixels by 3600 pixels), so they are versatile for web and print usage. You can preview the free sample textures here, and download the high res textures after the preview images.

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  • 33 Stunning Urban Decay Photographs

    Published Monday, August 26th, 2013

    Browsing through the work of other photographers has always been something that I really enjoy. Seeing the work of others can provide inspiration and ideas, plus it helps me to find things that I want to try on my own. One subject that I find to be a favorite is urban decay.

    Here you’ll find 33 different examples of urban decay photography for your own inspiration. These photos take a subject that is deteriorating and in disrepair and use it to create a stunning and powerful image.

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  • How to Create a Split Tone Effect in Photoshop

    Published Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

    Split Tone in Photoshop

    Split toning is a technique that harks back to film photography, but it’s very easy to create a similar split tone effect using Photoshop. This technique applies different color tones to the shadow and highlight areas to produce a twist on a simple black and white image.

    You can find a variety of ways to achieve this effect in Photoshop. If you’re working on a RAW file, you have a split toning option in ACR while converting for use in Photoshop and it’s also possible to use ACR to work on JPEG files. However you do have a little more control using the Gradient Map method that I’m going to describe here.

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  • Vintage Lightroom Preset

    Published Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

    Free Vintage Lightroom Preset

    Today we have a free preset that will allow you to create vintage-style effects for your photos in Lightroom. This preset is a sample from our full set of Vintage Lightroom Presets, which includes a total of 31 presets. It works with Lightroom 4 and 5 and will give you an excellent preset for quickly creating beautiful vintage effects.

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  • How to Submit Stock Photography – Preparing to Get Accepted!

    Published Monday, August 19th, 2013

    How to Submit Stock Photography

    Becoming a professional photographer opens you up to a whole array of different avenues towards earning a living and making some serious dough. Not only can you sell your services as a photographer, but you can also sell your images on the internet to a whole bunch of different stock image companies; knowing how to submit stock photography can be somewhat confusing, even for the seasoned pro-photographer, see below for three of the most popular stock image companies:

    Each of these offer a very detailed and somewhat confusing image submission guideline, some offer advice on how to submit stock photography, others don’t. Nevertheless, there are many to be found on the internet, each offering their own unique services and set of guidelines for submissions.

    Getting it right

    The director of Getty images said in an interview recently;

    “We get thousands upon thousands of photographers going through our online submission process every week, most don’t know how to submit stock photography sites. Less than 5% of these photographers get picked. Not reading the guidelines correctly is the main factor for this”

    Getty and all of the other image houses ask for relatively the same elements and just as what explained above, many excellent photographers get turned away because they didn’t follow the guidelines to the letter.

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