Repoussoir is a framing and composition technique used in art and photography. Pronounced “ruh-poo-swahr”, the term originates from the French verb repousser, meaning “to push back”. As its etymology suggests, repoussoir framing creates depth, with the ultimate purpose of drawing...
Grab a lens pen, lens cloth, air blower and cleaning solution. This simple camera cleaning kit will help you get rid of annoying dust specs. You know, the ones that dot images like fuzzy eye floaters? Start by using...
All pet owners know their pet is more than just an animal. It’s a member of their family. That’s why pet photography is not the same as wildlife photography. The goal of pet photography is to capture the bond...
Photography umbrellas are useful because they soften flash, which is typically quite harsh. Soft light transitions more gradually between areas of light and dark, and therefore erases some of the hard lines created by shadow. It's one of those frustrating...
Almost two and a half centuries ago, our nation’s forefathers proclaimed their independence from Great Britain by digging into John Adams’ notorious Chinese fireworks stash and setting the skies aflame. You think we’re kidding, but the truth is not...
You’re finally ready. You’ve put it off for years, but it’s time to build your own photo studio. Whether in the spare bedroom or a joint space (or even your own actual studio – oh la la!), there are...
What Is Macro Photography? Macro photography is the practice of taking extreme close-up images, usually of a subject that fills the entire frame. It’s often very nature-centric (bugs, flowers, water droplets, etc.) but can also be an asset in product...
The Fujifilm Instax Share SP-3 Printer is the perfect companion for your smartphone or digital camera. The printer connects wirelessly with your digital device and exposes images onto instant film. That way, you get the look of a vintage...
It’s never been easier to communicate online. Advanced computer processors and high speed internet have made video communication commonplace, at home and in the workplace. However, while most PC and Mac computers come with powerful built-in cameras, the onboard...
Just like the use of negative space in design, the artful use of negative space in photography is a valuable composition technique. In compositions where plain, empty, or white space surrounds the subject (your positive space), negative space is...