Advanced Photography Tips
Long Exposure Photo Tips
Use these tips to learn more about figuring out how to shoot long exposure photos with your DSLR camera.
Create Sharp Manual Focus
If your advanced camera offers a manual focus option, use these tips to help you achieve the sharpest manual focus possible.
How to Fix Blown Highlights
As a special effect, you may sometimes want blown highlights in certain types of photos, but, in most photos, blown highlights are not desirable. Use these tips to avoid ending up with blown highlights in your photos.
How to Shoot Smoke Photos
If you’re looking for a challenge in your photographic work, consider attempting a project where you shoot photos of smoke.
Contrast in Studio Lighting
While some aspects of setting up studio lighting can be challenging, such as dealing with contrasts, being able to control the contrast will give you impressive results in your DSLR photography.
Advanced Night Photography Tips
When making the switch from point and shoot cameras to DSLRs, one aspect of the DSLR that can be confusing is some of the additional options you have for shooting night photos.
Texture Photo Tips
Texture is one photographic element that a lot of photographers -- both beginners and advanced photographers -- forget about when creating shots. After all, you can’t “feel” the texture of the subject of your photos on a computer screen or a photo print.
Photography in Rain
Just because it's raining, that doesn't necessarily mean that you should cancel your photography session. Use these tips for using wet cameras in the rain.
Indoor Action Photography Tips
When shooting sports indoors, you will need to set quite a few camera settings manually for the best indoor action photos.
When to Avoid Auto White Balance
Most of the time, the Auto White Balance (AWB) setting on your DSLR will prove extremely accurate. However, occasionally, your camera's AWB can become confused and need a little help. Use these tips to figure out which white balance settings to select manually.
Using Studio Lights
Studio lights are used by photographers to provide strong and natural light, with a minimum of shadows. The advantage of studio lights is that they are far more powerful than a flashgun, and don't cast harsh shadows over subjects, as speedlights tend to do. Learn about using studio lights with these tips.
Snow Photography Tips
Shooting photos in the snow requires a little extra photographic know-how. Read these simple snow photography tips to help you achieve better winter photography results.
Using Unusual Lighting Sources
Dealing with challenging light sources can help you learn more about photography and help you hone your photography skills. Use these tips to achieve better results with unusual lighting sources.
What Are Camera Time Lapse and Camera Remote Capture?
Find out how to use remote capture and time lapse technology with your DSLR.
Tips for Action Photography
Capturing moving subjects with pin-sharp images that are well composed requires a certain degree of know-how. In this article, I'll show you some tips that will help make your action shots look truly professional.
Tips for Photographing Children
Capturing beautiful pictures of children requires more than just good, solid photographic skills. You need to really engage with your subjects, and use a little psychology!
Tips for Photographing Wildlife
Shooting great wildlife photos requires patience, practice, and a little know-how. Here are the top tips for photographing wildlife with a DSLR camera.
Tips for Finding the Best Lighting
Fantastic natural light can transform even the dullest of landscapes into a magical photograph. Here are some tips for making the most of light and to help your camera to capture the best photography lighting.
Underwater Photo Tips
Underwater photography requires some specialized equipment ... after all, water and electronics typically don’t mix. Once you have the waterproof housing for your camera and other necessary equipment, you're ready to shoot these special underwater photos.
What Are HDR Photos?
As it has grown in popularity during the past few years, the term High Dynamic Range photography has become more widely used among photographers. However, figuring out exactly what High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is can be a little tricky.
Using Multiple Flashes
If you are ready to take your flash photography to a new level, the next step after using a high-end flash with your DSLR camera is using multiple flashes. By changing the angles of the flash units in relation to the subject, you can significantly change the look of your photographs. Use these tips to successfully employ multiple flash units in...
Gel Filters in Flash Units
Creating cool special effects in your photos is easier with gel filters. Try these tips for using gel filters in your photographs.
What Is Shutter Priority Mode?
Learning how to use your camera's shutter speeds will help you create dramatic and correctly exposed images. The shutter speed controls the length of time the shutter of the camera is open, and, therefore, how much light strikes the image sensor. One way to learn about using shutter speeds is to put the camera into "shutter priority mode."
What Is Aperture Priority Mode?
One of the easiest ways to improve your photography is to master depth of field. To do this, however, you need to understand aperture. A good way to experiment with this is to use your camera in aperture priority mode. Aperture priority is represented by an "A" or "AV" on the mode dial on the top of your camera.
How to Shoot DSLR Close-Up Photos
Use these tips to learn more about shooting macro, micro, and close-up photos with your DSLR camera and for learning about your options for accessories.
What Is a Histogram?
The histogram is a simple graph which displays the brightness levels in an image, from darkest to lightest. Learn how the histogram can help improve your DSLR photography with these answers to the question: What is a histogram?
Using Manual Mode
Using full manual mode on your DSLR camera can seem like a daunting prospect. In this mode, the camera gives the user full control of all settings, and there can be a fair amount to remember. But, if you've practiced using aperture-priority and shutter-priority modes, it's a simple step to move on to full manual mode.
How to Photograph Running Water
Here are the top tips for taking beautiful shots of running water. Follow these simple tips to achieve beautiful ethereal shots of waterfalls.
DSLR Nighttime Photography Tips
Taking dramatic nighttime photographs with your DSLR camera is easier than you might think! Read these tips for creating beautiful photographs after the sun has gone down.
Tips for Taking Better Portraits
As a specialist in portrait photography, these are the things that I've found help my photos the most. Use these five tips for taking better portraits.
Common DSLR Photography Mistakes
One of the joys of digital photography is that you can take as many shots as you want, without worrying about the cost! Even so, it's frustrating to have to delete loads of shots. This article contains tips to help you to get the shot right the first time and avoid common DSLR photography mistakes.