Posts from Category: "Photography Tips & Tricks"

The Rule Of Thirds: When To Use It, When To Lose It

The rule of thirds has been around for so long that it’s tough to say who came up with it. Long before the camera was ever invented, artists used it as well as the golden ratio to make their masterpieces as far back as the Renaissance.

Photo by Jeremy X

Photo by Jeremy X

The first time it was written, though, was by an artist and engraver by the name of John Harvey Smith. In his book, Remarks on Rural Scenery, he first wrote the term, Rule of Thirds. He references how a painter might paint a landscape: Read more…

Mastering the Art of Depth Creation

In the simplest terms, photography is a method of duplicating reality. While you cannot change reality, you can present it in the best way possible. Though you are duplicating reality, you can present your subjects in a way that tells a story — you can make the everyday seem ordinary or fantastic, by using simple photographic techniques.

No matter what your subject is, taking classic photos involves managing several attributes simultaneously. When light, composition, framing and timing all come together just right, the results can be spectacular. Read more…

How To Start a Photography Project You’ll Love

Once called the “Jay-Z of documentary photography,” Martin Parr is known throughout the world for his absurd, colorful, yet tongue-in-cheek photographs of modern life. But if you asked him about his favorite shots, he wouldn’t mention individual photographs, instead he’d point you to photography projects.

And if you want to improve your photo-taking skills, starting a project you love is a great way to do it. Read more…

10 Bad Photography Habits and How to Break Them Now

There are some very common habits that we develop as photographers. Especially in the beginning when there is so much to learn!

Photo by Luis Valadares

Photo by Luis Valadares

Among the tips and secrets to good photography, a valuable one is to avoid bad habits that will be hard to shake off later. Bad habits are fairly common to create, as we  create habits in everything we do. But this guide will help you overcome those habits, and later, you will thank yourself for being so immune to forming bad habits. Read more…

30 Ideas to Jump-start Your Photo Theme Project

Variety, not only the spice of life, is also one of the most beautiful things about the art form of photography; the number of possible subjects for a photo is almost limitless.  There are formats, within forms and within disciplines, and all we need to create a work of art is an idea, which can come to us at any time and in many ways.


Unfortunately, like with any creative medium, photographers can experience a block, or lack of ideas for a subject. Read more…

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