Photography Techniques

  • Strategies for Making Documentary Photographs

    There are a number of strategies for documentary photography. You might choose to shoot a lot quickly, or you may work slowly and carefully. You can shoot from the hip, or you can frame each image deliberately. Which strategy you employ can depend on...
    By Nicole Silvester August 14, 2011 

  • Photography and Social Commentary in the 1920s and 1930s

    Social documentary photography became popular in the 1920s and 1930s as it showed life as it was. This "new objectivity" allowed photographers to use photography in a different way, it embraced this mechanical box and used it to reflect the world...
    By Zoe Van-de-Velde August 13, 2011 

  • Problems With Buildings: The Challenges of Photographing Architecture

    Photographing architecture presents its own special set of problems, especially if you want your images to accurately record the buildings you shoot. Fortunately, there are also plenty of solutions, from hardware fixes to software adjustments.
    By Nicole Silvester August 13, 2011 


  • Nature Photography: Getting the Most out of Your Outdoor Shoot

    Heading to the great outdoors for a photography session can produce some of the most beautiful work a shutterbug can ever produce. Some of the best photos are of the forests, seasides and deserts. Before you set out to take your own masterpieces, here...
    By Shawn S. Lealos July 28, 2011 

  • Capture High Speed Action With your Digital Camera

    Freezing fast action into digital images can be an exciting adventure to embark on. This style of photography does seem tough, but you’ll easily get the hang of it once you read through this article.
    By Sidharth Thakur July 16, 2011 

  • The Tableau Photograph as Visual Fiction

    Tableaux vivants have been around for centuries. The recreation of famous scenes and paintings was a popular pastime. Today in the digital age new stories and narratives can be created with the revival of the tableau photograph.
    By Zoe Van-de-Velde July 11, 2011 


  • Creating Words from Objects

    You can take photographs of normal objects and then string these objects together to create words. Alphabet pictures are fun and fairly easy to do. All you need is a good imagination and a willingness to look at objects in out of the norm ways.
    By Misty Faucheux July 9, 2011 

  • How to Master Event Photography

    Master event photography sessions as you learn the standard poses with others that are more creative.
    By Angelique de la Morreaux July 4, 2011 

  • Applying the Zone System to Digital Photography Can Improve the Quality of Your Photos

    The Zone System has long been known as an incredibly precise method of exposure control. This article introduces you to the approach.
    By digitaldan1 June 30, 2011 

  • When Should You Use a Flash when Taking Pictures at Nighttime?

    Night photography is always more tricky than daytime photography because of the limited light conditions. Flash can help you out in this situation but you have to be careful and really picky.
    By Kristina Dems June 30, 2011 
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