Photographing objects on pure white background

There are many reasons why you would want to shoot something on a pure white background. Product shots for a catalog or for selling on eBay just look better that way. Another reason is stock photography where the editor will want to take the image and place it over a different background easily.

Meike LED Macro Ring Flash FC100 Review

I was enticed by the price and the slick looks of the inexpensive Meike LED Macro Ring Flash FC100, which I found on the internet for about $40. I decided to give it a try and see how it performs. Before rendering a verdict, let me list its specifications to give you an idea of what this device is capable of.

A Splash of Rose

Nothing could be more fitting than the title “A Splash Of Rose” for this image by Anthony Chang, a student photographer with a brilliant eye for creating the unusual.

A Chance to Win a new Lytro Camera

Bigstock’s library reaches 10 million images and they giving away a Lytro camera to celebrate. In order to participate in the raffle you just need to download images from Bigstock’s collection.

Tips for Great Interior Photographs

Many photographers approach shooting interiors as if they were in a studio or outside. But whether photographing models, landscapes or interiors, there is a methodology which needs to be learned. This article will address those techniques in order help you make better interior photographs.

Awkward Stock Photos from Shutterstock

Anyone can sell images through microstock agencies, and is free to take photos on any subject. But some photographers take it too far.

Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera Powered by Android

January 10, 2012 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Polaroid introduced the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera – new point-and-shoot camera powered by Android OS.

Night Photography for the Beginner

The thought of photographing at night may be quite daunting for the beginner, yet it is the best way to learn more about f-stops, shutter speeds, and exposure because the camera will produce more contrasting results and the photographer increases awareness and understanding of photography as well as the camera.

Martin Stranka

Martin Stranka is a self-taught photographer from Prague, Czech Republic. Martin has received numerous awards for his work and has exhibited his images around the world. His extraordinary photographs show the boundary between dreaming and awakening.

Point-and-Shoot: Tips for Great Photos

Point and Shoot: Tips for Taking Fabulous Photos With Any Camera

Whether you have a $10,000 camera or a $10 disposable point and shoot, fabulous photos are always possible. Here are some tips to take frame-worthy photos with any camera:

XQD: The Latest in Memory Card Technology

Since the advent of digital photography professional photographers have been consistently pushing the limits of the memory cards available in the marketplace. The need for a card that writes at a high speed and has a large storage capacity is just as great as the need for smaller quality DSLR cameras.

The How, When and Why of Model Releases

Whether you are a professional photographer or a hobbyist, it is important to follow several guidelines when working with models. It is also imperative for a photographer to have a clear understanding of what the word model means;

Marketing Your Photography

Photographers who are interested in selling their work face a challenge, but it is one that can ultimately be very rewarding. The first step towards selling prints is to learn how to most appropriately market them. Although this can vary a bit in different areas, the basics are the same and apply to everyone in the art world.

Dali Atomicus by Philippe Halsman

Philippe Halsman entered the world by way of Riga on May 2, 1906. Educated in Germany, Philippe was just 15 years of age when he captured his first photographs and was quickly taken by the art of photography.

Managing Mayhem: Survival Guide for a Wedding Shoot

Part II

Now that you’ve mastered the preparation process for a wedding shoot in part 1 of Managing Mayhem: Survival Guide for a Wedding Shoot, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty of the special day. In part 2, we will discuss how to handle the challenges of wedding day chaos.

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