Photography Tutorials Category Archive

How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse

On Monday, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, giving photographers in some parts of Mexico, the United States, and Canada a chance to photograph this remarkable phenomenon. Don’t wait until the last minute to prepare! Our updated guide covers everything you need to know about photographing the eclipse.

Nikon Shooting Menu Banks Explained

In this article, I will explain how to set up Nikon’s shooting menu banks so that you can incorporate them into your photography workflow. What are shooting menu banks for, and how can they make your work faster and more enjoyable? Today, I’ll answer those questions and more.

How to Do Urban Wildlife Photography

"Urban wildlife." Put together, those two words sound like a contradiction. Something like a "square circle," "hot ice," or "honest politician." But cities really are full of life, and not the just two-legged kind of hairless primates. There is also a wide variety of animals to photograph. I recently returned...

When to Use Continuous Shooting in Photography

From the perspective of someone whose first language is not English, the term "shooting" does not immediately conjure the idea of cameras. However, it makes sense at some level, because the Continuous Shooting mode on your camera is a very fast-paced tool indeed. In this article, I will introduce the...

9 Most Common Flash Photography Mistakes

Utilizing a flash can be one of the best ways to take your photography to the next level. That said, I often see new photographers with a lot of potential become discouraged by the initial challenges of flash photography. Even experienced photographers make many of the same mistakes. That's why...

Beach Photography Using Manual Mode

This is a short essay for photographers who like to use manual mode. Beaches present some unique challenges for getting good quality photos, but they are also very rewarding subjects. Here’s what you should know if you want to photograph the beach using manual mode.

How to Photograph Fall Colors

Autumn colors are reaching their peak here in Colorado, making it one of the best times of year for landscape photography. I just spent a weekend in the mountains photographing cottonwoods, scrub oaks, and especially aspen trees showing off their deep reds and brilliant yellows. If you also want to...

Milky Way Photography with Micro Four Thirds

Is Milky Way photography possible with a Micro Four Thirds camera? I can confidently say yes - it is absolutely doable with a Micro Four Thirds camera. Is it ideal, or is it better than other formats? No, I definitely wouldn't say so. However, it is absolutely worth shooting the...