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News : Different Types of Photography

Aerial- standing tall above the subject, or shooting from a tall building, plane, etc... Architecture- shots of buildings (no people) Artistic- any shot of a subject where creativity is the number 1 goal. Black and White - aka... B&W, working with no color. Camera Phone- low q ...more

How To : An Extensive Guide to Creating Bokeh Photography

Bokeh (which translates to "blur" in Japanese) is a photography technique referring to the blurred areas of a photograph. Basic bokeh photographs often have one point of focus, while the background falls away into a dreamy, blurred haze. The technique can be taken even furthe ...more

News : 10 Photography Tips for Mastering Your Camera Phone

If you're always taking blurry and underexposed pics with your mobile device, try using some of the tips below to turn your phone into a valuable photography asset. It doesn't matter if you have an iPhone, Android smartphone, or even a first-gen camera phone... you can still t ...more

How To : Learn extreme macro photography tricks

Watch this quick instructional photography video and discover how to do extreme macro photography without having any real specialized macro photo equipment. Use a couple of your existing lenses to create a super macro lens. Practice these tips and improve your photography skills.

News : 3 Ultra-Cheap DIY Macro Photography Hacks

Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills. Submit your best shot to our weekly competition for a chance to win an awes ...more

News : 10 Photography Apps for Android

Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills. Submit your best shot to our weekly competition for a chance to win an awes ...more

Do-It-Yourself : High Speed Photography Tips & Tricks

High speed photography is awesome. Who doesn't love looking at bullets smash through glass or annihilate a tomato? Or see a babe in a swimsuit do a strikingly slo-mo wet hair flip? Hongkiat's collection of high speed photographs completely inspire the HowTo behind the process ...more

How To : Set up butterfly lighting for photography

Mark Wallace explains how to set up butterfly lighting (AKA Glamour Lighting; AKA Paramount Lighting)with three light sources. This video shows a nice soft lighting underneath the nose. Used if you want to create a strong powerful look, or if your subject has strong cheekbones ...more

How To : Use gobos in photography

Here is a Harper Point Photography video on gobos for fashion photography. Nathan gives a simple but effective photo tip for creating dynamic light with a cardboard 'go-bo.' The gobo is a lighting element that texturizes lighting by blocking in strategically. Apply these direc ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 5: Photography

There are seemingly endless photography apps for the iPhone—it is perhaps one of the most popular arenas for application developers. We've covered a few in Giveaway Tuesdays, but nothing comprehensive. We would be remiss to omit the two most popular frontrunners—Hipstamatic ( ...more

How To : Learn studio product photography tricks

This instructional photography video with Jim Talkington explores various studio photography tricks. Whether shooting products or people, the whole reason for studio lighting is to be able to define the things you want to define and to minimize the things you don't want to see ...more

How To : Make a DIY photography bokeh for a camera

How to make that cardboard hood to assist you in making your own custom bokeh when shooting images. Bokeh meaning "blurred or fuzzy" is a photographic term referring to the appearance of out-of-focus areas in an image produced by a camera lens using a shallow depth of field.[ ...more

News : Brain-Defying Explosive Balloon Photography

What is it about exploding balloons that is so incredibly satisfying? (Exhibit A: today's lethal mini cannon). DIY Photography features London based photographer Edward Horsford and his process on photographing balloons, mid-explosion. Click through to pick up some tips and s ...more

How To : Learn tabletop studio photography with mirrors

This instructional photography video with Jim Talkington explores tabletop studio photography done with mirrors. Use just one light and several mirrors to light your subject. You can also use silver poster board or white poster board to reflect the light from the strobe. Mirro ...more

How To : Prepare a photography portfolio presentation

Putting together a print portfolio for your photography? This instructional photography video provides some suggestions on photographic portfolios and how to assemble a portfolio. It is very important to have a good online presence, a nice gallery of your work to show. But the ...more

Bokeh Photography Challenge : Old & New

I took this photo of a dried hydrangia with a blooming cherry tree several yards behind it. The light was just right for the pink of the cherry blooms, a touch of green from the new leaves and the blue of the sky to give a nice Bokeh effect backing for the brown of the dried h ...more

Cloud Photography Challenge : Magic All Around

Taken with a compact with a tiny sensor. All that is the photo was present at that magic instant. Nothing was added at a later stage. Every year there is a cloud magic day in Costa Caparica. If Asterix and fellow village inhabitants had seen what Lisbon local saw above them th ...more

News : Vibrant Color Photography Challenge: Bali

As WonderHowTo staff, I'm disqualified from winning... so I'm pulling a Cory ;) and posting a few images. These were taken over the summer during my trip to Bali. The culture and landscape were so beautiful, almost every shot I got had beautiful color. Mossy lily pads (?) out ...more

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