Photography Techniques Category Archive - Page 5

35 Abstract Photography Tips and Ideas

What if the most interesting subjects to photograph aren’t subjects at all - or, at least, not ones you can recognize easily? I’m referring to abstract photography, the “grand unifying genre” of photography, relevant to everything from landscapes to portraiture. Sometimes, taking an abstract photo is the best way to...

Guide to Motion Blur and Panning in Photography

In photography, conveying motion is one of the most challenging tasks due to the very nature of a stills photograph. You are essentially freezing a specific moment in time rather than capturing the whole of the sequence from which this moment originates. When set to fast shutter speeds, our cameras...

Photography Case Studies

In this article, we will present you a list of different case studies that our readers and our team have submitted over the years. Through these case studies, we hope that our readers will have a chance to learn how to deal with specific issues related to camera gear, post-processing...

How to Take Better Photos at Night

How does one take better photos at night? Creating technically excellent images at night can be a challenge, especially for novice photographers who may rely on automatic camera settings to get the shot. During the day, there is usually an abundance of light which makes it easy to take a...

How to Increase the Resolution of an Image

Photographers love chasing after image quality, including maximum sharpness, detail, and resolution. Most likely, you’ve wondered at some point how to take higher-resolution photos, or increase the resolution of images you already have (whether photographs or digital illustrations). This article explains step-by-step how to increase resolution quickly and easily in...

Visual Storytelling in Portraiture

If you feel that your portraits lack the "wow" factor or that your viewers don’t feel the excitement you felt while making the image, then you might be just showing a situation rather than telling a story. Showing something that happened might do the job for a news photographer. But...

Going Lightweight for Photography Expeditions

It’s the middle of the night and still bright outside. I’m in Iceland a few weeks after the summer solstice, and I just finished the longest hike of my life - a nine-day version of the Laugavegur. I'll have several photos and articles to publish now that it's done, including...

What Is Back-Button Focus?

One of the key areas many photographers often struggle with, especially when starting out, is focusing. Being able to properly acquire focus on a subject or a scene is critical in making sure that the photograph is sharp where it needs to be. In this article, we will cover back-button...

11 Cityscape Photography Tips for Beginners

Roughly 80% of people in the United States live in metropolitan areas. This means that cityscape photography is one of the most accessible genres of photography. The shapes and intricate details seen in city skylines are attractive to humans because our brains recognize and think in terms of patterns. However,...

Five Advanced Landscape Photography Tips

Often, landscape photography tips are meant for people who are just starting out and trying to get the hang of things. That's great in many ways, but it does carry a problem - it says to advanced photographers that there is nothing new to discover. But landscape photography is incredibly complex,...