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All Photographers Need a Tilt-Shift Lens: Here's Why

One of the biggest misconceptions I have come across in the industry is that tilt-shift lenses are just for people who shoot architecture. Once you understand how these specialist lenses work, you'll realize how big of a deal they can be for almost any genre of photography.

Inspiring Light Painting Ideas for Photographers With Drones

Light painting is something many of us photographers will have done at some point in our lives. Question is, have you ever tried doing it with a drone? Take your light painting to the next level quite literally with these inspiring ideas.

YouTuber Buys and Tests All the Cheap Cameras on Wish

We all know that if something seems too good to be true, then it probably is. Even though many of us have learned that lesson the hard way, the lure of a cheap deal can sometimes be too strong to resist. If you've ever been tempted to make a sketchy photography-related purchase online, this video is a must-watch.

What Took the Crown as Best Camera of 2019?

As 2019 draws to a close, it's time to start working out which camera should be awarded the best of the year. Mirrorless, DSLR, and medium format all get a mention in this list, but which body manages to take the top spot?

Six Books All Creatives Must Read

Most good photographers also have a wide and varied book collection to draw from when they need it. If you want to grow as a creative, then you should seriously consider some, if not all, of these book suggestions.

Which Auto-Selection Tool Is the Best in Photoshop?

It doesn't seem all that long ago that the magic wand tool in Photoshop was pretty much as advanced as selection tools got. These days, however, there are several different ways to make selections in your images. Question is, which of these tools actually does the best job?

Seven Annoying Things That Clients Do to Harm Photographers

The moment you start working as a photographer for money everything changes. While there are many positives when it comes to being paid to shoot, there are lots of headaches along the way too. Here are seven annoying things that clients will try to do to you, and how best to keep the upper hand in those situations.

No Photoshop Allowed: 10 Clever In-Camera Tricks to Try

You can never know enough tricks of the trade when it comes to photography — those little techniques that can transform a boring picture into something that will stop the viewer in their tracks. Here are 10 of those go-to tricks well worth adding to your photographic arsenal today.

How to Make Cinematic Work on an Old $300 Camera

It may be a statement that you've heard many times before, but it's the photographer that makes the picture and not the camera. Here's how a little bit of knowledge along with some cheap kit can turn your images from looking amateur to professional in a few simple steps.

Hack Your Camera and Taser Your Subjects, Yes Really

Hacked cameras, tasers, and portrait photography are not elements you'd usually find together, and for very good reason too! This creative programmer is about to combine all these things for some hilarious photographic results.