It has never been easier to photograph the moon, thanks to the advent of digital camera technology. This familiar sight in our skies – our nearest neighbor in space – is a great object to start with if you’re a beginner looking to get into the wider universe of astrophotography. 

If you have a smartphone, it’s likely that you’ve already tried your hand at photographing the moon, with surprisingly decent results. However, if you are keen to start capturing many of the craters, mountains and valleys that litter the lunar surface you’ll need something more substantial. This is where a

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There is no better reminder that strong technique and knowledge of how to shape light are what create good images than seeing a professional make compelling photos use basic equipment. This fantastic video tutorial will show you how to create a professional-level product image of beer using entry-level equipment and also walk you through the retouching process in Photoshop.

Coming to you from workphlo, this awesome video tutorial will show you how to light, shoot, and edit an image of beer using basic equipment. It is always great to see what you can do with limited equipment, as it

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Also known as a pinhole camera, the camera obscura has been used for centuries to watch eclipses without damaging vision, as a drawing aid, and for scientific experiments. While the term photography wasn’t coined until the nineteenth century, humanity has had a long fascination with photographic effects. Historians suspect Neolithic peoples used the camera obscura effect in some of their monuments. The Ancient Chinese philosopher Mozi (470 to 390 BCE) made the earliest known written reference to the camera obscura, while Renaissance artists used the devices as drawing tools. The first clear description of a camera obscura device resides in

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The following is excerpted, with permission, from the article “Understanding Light Control—Photographing Black on Black and White on Whiteby photographer Zach Sutton, editor and frequent writer of the Lensrentals blog. Read his article in its entirety here.

Before we dig into the nitty-gritty finesse of photographing black on black, we must first have a principled understanding of how both white and black reflect and absorb light. If you’ve been in a studio before, you may have seen a few V-flats lying around. These large pieces of foamboard may be unassuming at first glance, but

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