Photography Blogs & Tutorials

They say to never work with children or animals. Personally, though, I rather enjoy working with animals in the studio, and I know many photographers who adore working with children. Mixing the two, though, is often fraught with risk, especially for children who aren’t used to being around animals. This is whatphotographer Mercer Harris is […]

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When you arrive at a beautiful scene, open your camera bag, and reach in to pick out a lens for landscape photography, which one do you usually choose and why?

A mid-range focal length lens, say between 35mm and 70mm, is usually the one that gets picked the most because it is closest to what we see with our eyes. When we choose that lens, we come home with photos that look like what we saw and they feel natural.

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Up until a few months ago, my only experience with infrared photography was through the work of Minor White and a few other photographers that shoot masterful infrared photographs. Their images were dreamy scenes with glowing trees that completely transformed my idea of what made a beautiful picture.

Most people I speak to about infrared photography immediately say something about the movie Predator or ask, You mean like those cameras they use in police chases, right? While those are... more

Film photography has been (re)gaining popularity over the past couple of years. However, the renowned film photography hype just isnt enough to keep some film types alive. According to the latest report from Japan Camera Hunter, the latest 35mm film to be discontinued is popular and super-cheap Agfa Vista. In his blog post, Bellamy Hunt […]

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In case you missed it, in an earlier article I introduced you to the 101s of Long Exposure Photography, provided a checklist of the essential equipment, and detailed the exact steps to follow so you can capture a long exposure photograph.

In this article, I will share a precise workflow that you can use to process your long exposure photographs.

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MacOS 10.13 High Sierra was released back in September 2017, but Wacom users who upgraded noticed that their tablets wouldnt work. Wacom has approached DIYP to let the community know about the latest news: they have released a further driver update that lets your tablet work with High Sierra MacOS system software. The software update […]

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Laura Marijn is a portrait photographer from Holland who also likes to create dramatic portraits and invent new exciting worlds for her clients through surreal Photoshop images. DIYP: Tell us a little of how you got into photography. LM: Before I did photography I was modeling for a while. One I day went with a […]

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Regular DIYP readers will knowthat I’ve been researching 3D printing recently. My goal is to see how one might be able to help me with my photography and video tasks. Primarily to keep things organised. There’s SD card cases,battery covers, lens cap clips, charging station doohickies and all kinds of goodies on sites like Thingiverse. […]

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Just a quick heads-up that I'll be teaching a small-class lighting workshop in Washington, DC this June 7th. It is part of the Focus on the Story International Photo Festival being held June 7-10.

This class is small a maximum of 16 people and we will be shooting all day. It is designed for people who are... more

Motion control has so many applications for both photographers as well as filmmakers. From creating 360 stitched stills with your DSLR to moving timelapse and video sequences. There are a lot of complete solutions out there for this, and there are also many plans out there for completely scratch built DIY projects. But there’s very […]

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