50 Incredible Photography Techniques and Tutorials

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Over the recent months we’ve been presenting various showcases of photography – while many readers hated the showcases, most readers found them inspirational and perfect for a lousy workday’s morning. However, what we should have done in the inspirational posts is not just provide you with some inspiration for your work, but also present useful photographic techniques which can help you to achieve optimal pictures for your designs. And as requested by many of you, now it’s time to correct our mistake.

In this post we present useful photographic techniques, tutorials and resources for various kinds of photography. You’ll learn how to set up the perfect environment and what techniques, principles and rules of thumbs you should consider when shooting your next perfect photo. This round-up isn’t supposed to be the ultimate one – please feel free to suggest more useful articles in the comments to this post.

Among other things, we cover high-speed photography, tilt-shift photography, black and white photography, motion blur, infrared, night, smoke photography, macro photography, HDR, panoramic photography, RAW processing and others. Hopefully, you’ll find many of the listed tutorials and how-tos useful for your regular work.

1. High Speed Photography

Celebration Of High-Speed Photography
This post is supposed to provide you with some inspiration of what can be done with high-speed photography. It also showcases some truly stunning slow-motion videos.

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DIY – High Speed Photography at Home
This guide describes how to capture super fast movements using ordinary camera gear and a little home made electronics. It describes the setup used, the common problems and what can be done to solve them.

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Home-Made High Speed Photography (PDF)
Pictures of high-speed events such as popping balloons, breaking glass, and splashing liquids reveal interesting structures not visible to the naked eye. With this guide you can take your own high-speed photos to captures these ephemeral events. A very detailed tutorial.

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Quick guide to Simple High Speed Macro Photography
This is a quick tutorial to get you started with high speed photography. There are tons of other resources on the web, but most of them are advanced and require special equipment. This one is simple and basic.

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2. Tilt-Shift Photography

Tilt-shift photography refers to the use of camera movements on small- and medium-format cameras; it usually requires the use of special lenses.

“Tilt-shift” actually encompasses two different types of movements: rotation of the lens relative to the image plane, called tilt, and movement of the lens parallel to the image plane, called shift. Tilt is used to control the orientation of the plane of focus (PoF), and hence the part of an image that appears sharp; it makes use of the Scheimpflug principle. Shift is used to change the line of sight while avoiding the convergence of parallel lines, as when photographing tall buildings.

Another, less cost-intensive technique called “tilt-shift miniature faking” is a process in which a photograph of a life-sized location or object is manipulated so that it looks like a photograph of a miniature-scale model.

50 Beautiful Examples Of Tilt-Shift Photography

Tilt-Shift Photography Photoshop Tutorial
This tutorial was produced using Photoshop CS2 on a PC.

Receding Hairline
With very little effort, you can take existing photographs of everyday scenes and make them look like miniature models.

Free Auto Tilt-Shift Photoshop Action
Plug-and-play solution for preparing your photos.

 

3. Black and White Photography

Beautiful Black and White Photography
One of the most beautiful inspirational posts on Smashing Magazine, featuring over 50 brilliant works from photographers across the globe.

Black and White Photography

5 Black and White Photography Tips
A short, but useful article by by Darren Rowse, featuring shoot in RAW, low ISO and other techniques. You may also consider reading the articles Key Ingredients for Black and White Images

Black and White Photography Guide
Black and white photography starts before the shot is even taken. In this article you’ll find some quick tips on what to look for to ensure the perfect black and white landscape – e.g. camera settings for black and white photography and what filters are good for black and white landscapes.

Digital Black and White
This site features professional photography articles written by Keith Cooper. It covers black/white-photography-techniques, image manipulation techniques, tools, articles and camera reviews.

The Top 5 Black & White Photography Tips
Five handy tips to get you going in the right direction: practice, focus on contrast, focus on texture, use color filters and more. If you want to learn more about the actual black and white conversion process in Photoshop, see the article 12 Ways to Make a Black & White Photo as well.

Black and White Photography

 

4. Motion Blur Photography

45 Beautiful Motion Blur Photos
A showcase of motion blur photos. Motion blur is frequently used to show a sense of speed. You can artificially achieve this effect in a usual scene using cameras with a slow shutter speed. Also Adobe Photoshop can be used for this purpose, though sometimes images may look unnatural and unprofessional.

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How to Capture Motion Blur in Photography
Capturing movement in images is something that many photographers only need to do when photographing sports or other fast-moving events.

Professional-Looking Motion-Blur Effect for Your Images
“In this tutorial we’re going to show you how to create a very popular motion blur effect used in many magazine and various other professionally crafted images.”

Photoshop Tutorials: Create Silky Smooth Waterfalls
“In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to look at how to give waterfalls a silky smooth appearance, as if the photo were taken with a longer exposure, which would normally require the use of a neutral density filter.”

Long Exposure Photos
Long exposure can be used to create very interesting photographs. It can be used, for example, to create a bright photo in low-light conditions or to create motion blur for moving elements in a photograph

 

5. Infrared Photography

40 Incredible Near-Infrared Photos
A showcase of near-infrared photography. Near-infrared images straight out of the camera do not always look good and are usually not as dramatic and beautiful as normally captured images. Hence, a lot of post-processing is done to enhance these images.

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Infrared Photography with a Digital Camera
Thanks to digital photography, we can take infrared pictures whenever we please, mix them with “normal” ones and see the results on the spot, tweaking the settings to our heart’s desire.

InfraRed photography
A specialized IR portal, with gallery and forum.

LifePixel
Rich collection of manuals, how-to and do-it-yourself guides.

Beyond Visible
Website about IR, UV and luminescence photography. Here you can found plenty of theory and useful information about IR adaptors for flashlights. Among the resources is a huge collection of links related to invisible light photography.

Infrared (IR)
A gallery with a number of amazing IR photos.

Infrared photography
Huge article with a number of useful links. Nearly complete list of IR filters and digital cameras that can be updated for IR shooting.

 

6. Night Photography

60 Beautiful Examples Of Night Photography
60 amazing examples of night photography, created by some hard-working and dedicated photographers. Take a look at their websites and portfolios.

The Nocturnes
The Nocturnes is an organization dedicated to night photography. Founded by Tim Baskerville in San Francisco in 1991, it has grown to become the premier source of information and education on night photography, as well as an international community for night photographers.

Lost America night photography
Wandering the deserted backroads of the American Southwest, Troy Paiva has explored the abandoned underbelly of America since the 1970s. Since 1989 he’s been taking pictures of it… at night, by the light of the full moon.

Long Exposure Night Photography
This article shows you how to take pictures of night scenes with no moving objects.

Night Photography by David Baldwin
Night photography of landscapes and architecture.

“Strangers in the night”
How-to guide for night photography with point-and-shoot cameras.

MalekTips (removed due to errors)
Some solutions for avoiding typical problems with night photography.

Learn Night Photography
Quick and dirty guide to defining exposure time for typical night subjects.

Night Landscape Photography
Capture stunning landscape images during the black of night.

 

7. Smoke Art Photography

Smoke Photography and Smoke Art
A round-up of some of the best examples of photos and artworks where smoke dominates.

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Smoke Art Photography – An Introduction
This articles features smoke art photography tips from Stoffel De Roover; it describes the typical setup, important techniques and necessary adjustments for a perfect smoke art photo.

Smoke Art: Professional’s Notes
Personal photography notes from Graham Jeffery that are part instruction, and part a description of his own technique, and a few things that he has discovered along the way.

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Photographing Smoke
The interview with Graham Jefferey, of Sensitive Light fame (see the link above), with interesting insights into practice and handy tips and tricks. Learn how to get the smoke right, how to set up the perfect lighting and exposure and how to manipulate images digitally.

How to photograph smoke – Photography podcast
This podcast talks about how to photograph smoke in a professional way. It discusses photographing different types of smoke including incense, outdoor smoke and liquid nitrogen.

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How to: Smoke Photography
This simple guide describes a set up for smoke art photography.

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Smoke photography video tutorial
Video tutorial on smoke photography.

Make: How-To Smoke Photography
Learn how to create and shoot sculptures made with smoke and how to paint with smoke.

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8. Macro Photography

25 Beautiful Macro Photography Shots
A round-up of some truly revealing and inspiring macro photographs which are sure to have you marveling at the world around you.

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Macro Photography
How to take close-up pictures of small things, by Philip Greenspun

Introduction to Macro Photography
Set-up and camera settings for macro photography (8-minute video).

Reversing Lenses for Macro Photography
A guide to building a lens for extreme macro shooting.

Woven Shadows
Digital photography video tutorial (48 MB).

Macro photography
A round-up of gadgets that will help you move really close to your subject.

Captain’s European Butterfly Guide
Engaging guide for this special kind of hunting (of course, you can use it outside of Europe, too).

Macro Photography Tips for Point and Shoot Digital Cameras
Most of the articles here are geared to DSLR owners. But they are also useful for macro photography with compact cameras, too.

Extreme Macro Photography on a Budget
DIY extreme macro lens with a Pringles container.

Macrophoto Journal on deviantART
A number of excellent photos, forums and technical articles.

Macro Photography Tutorial
Short review on insect shooting, and amazing photos by M. Plonsky, PhD.

 

9. HDR

If you don’t like these kinds of photos, please move along. No complaints will be accepted.

35 Fantastic HDR Pictures
This post covers 35 beautiful and perfectly executed HDR pictures. Some of them may look surreal, too colorful, even magic or fake, but they are not. Keep in mind that they’ve all been developed from normal photos; not a single image is an illustration.

HDR Tutorial
HDR how-to guide, mostly related to Mac users.

HDR: High Dynamic Range Photography
HDR how-to guide with Photoshop CS2

In-Camera HDR detailed tutorial
YouTube video tutorial

My HDR Tutorial
Clear tutorial on using your digital camera, Photomatix and Photoshop, by Markus Linke.

HDR tutorial
Tutorial on HDR with free-of-charge software GIMP and Qtpfsgui

HDR Tutorial
Tutorial on HDR with Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop CS2 and Photomatix Pro

 

10. RAW Processing

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw image files are sometimes called digital negatives, because they serve the same role as negatives in film photography. But unlike negatives, these files need much more processing.

RAW vs. JPEG: The Real Story
You can take the RAW image file and make all of your choices about size, color, contrast, etc., and then output it to a new original each time (which might be a JPEG). This is greatly aided by the fact that there’s 12-bit color. The software can make easier choices and less compromises.

Digital camera RAW converter comparision
This article is not an in-depth analysis of seven different programs. The goal is to give the reader an overview of each program’s features and capabilities and to provide reasonably accurate image comparisons. With Canon 1Ds Mk II, Canon 400D XTi, Canon 50D and Nikon D300 images

Choosing RAW Image Processing Software
The most expensive multi-function RAW processing software is not always the best for converting the wide range of current RAW image file formats.

RAW Processing Workflow Using Phase One’s Capture One 4
Capture One 4 is more than just a rewritten version of Phase One’s Capture One LE. It offers improved speed and quality of RAW conversion, and it builds on its strengths as a RAW-processing workflow tool.

Aperture, Lightroom and Capture One review:

A full-range review of three of the most popular and powerful tools for RAW processing

Lightroom Presets: The Ultimate Free List
“The biggest, most updated list of free Adobe Lightroom presets. It’s true you can have too many, but this is the best jumping-off point for finding new presets. Taste as many as you like, then tell us your favorites.” Note that the presets don’t work with RAW and JPEG files the same.

 

11. Panoramic Photography

A panorama — or panoramic photo — is usually made by stitching several pictures taken with the same camera into one.

How To: Panoramic Photography
Making a panoramic photo really is only taking the pictures, stitching them together on your computer. The more effort and attention you put into the first step, the easier the second step will be and the more realistic your final photo will look.

Taking Panoramic Landscapes – The Easy Solution
Panoramas have a reputation for being hard to take. Dedicated panorama cameras are available, but unless you’ve got at least $1000 to spare, you probably can’t afford one! But you can take panoramas with any kind of camera.

Digital Photography Tutorial – Panorama Stitching
“Many digital cameras, even some budget-priced pocket compacts, have a feature known as “Panorama Stitching” mode. If you haven’t experimented with it yet, it is designed to help with a particular type of photograph, or rather series of photographs, in which successive shots are taken as the camera is panned across a scene.”

Building Panoramic Images in The GIMP
Panoramic landscapes make for some amazing photos. There’s nothing like the relaxation and tranquility felt when gazing over the sweeping wilderness, save for the hassle of actually getting there. Using a digital camera, it’s possible to stitch photos together to simulate the expensive effects of a landscape filter.

The easy way is to use Pandora. Pandora is a plug-in for The GIMP that tries to match the edges of the photos, using a best guess at where one photo ends and the next begins.

 

12. Special Issues

Architecture photography, a beginners’ guide
Insightful tips for photography of stationary subjects by Michael Jenkins. You may also want to learn how to shoot bridges, statues, buildings and piers.

Guide To Architectural Photography
Despite architecture’s diversity there are a number of simple rules that apply in most situations, or will at least get you thinking more deeply about how you can best portray a particular piece of architecture.

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Fixing photos shot from airplanes
One of the cool things about getting a window seat in an airplane is that you get a unique opportunity to photograph things from a high vantage point. On the flip side, when you get home, you often find the photos look washed out and the color poor. Luckily, there is not much that Photoshop can’t recover, provided that the photographs are in focus.

DIY Lighting Hacks for Digital Photographers
“Lighting can be the difference between a good shot and a great one. Walk into most professional photographers’ studios, and you’ll be confronted with truckloads of lighting equipment. To the average hobby photographer, it’s enough to make your mind boggle — and make your stomach turn as you think about the cost of it all.

In this post, I’ve found 10 DIY flash and lighting hacks that put some of these lighting techniques within the grasp of the rest of us.”

Lighting simulator
A great tool to plan and test your portrait lighting with one light source, with fill light if wished

FAQ: Photo Filters
Optical filters function in digital photography much as they do in film work. Properly used, they can condition the light entering the camera in favorable ways — often in ways that post-processing can’t easily duplicate.

10 Top Photography Composition Rules
This post reviews important rules of good photography, such as Rules of Thirds, balancing elements, leading lines, symmetry and patterns, viewpoint, background, depth, framing, cropping and experimentation.

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Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. Vitaly is writer, speaker, author and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine. He runs responsive Web design workshops and loves solving complex problems in large companies. Get in touch.

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    Some of these are interesting. Thanks SM…cheers!

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    Thx for article, its very useful for me :)

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    I’m not an expert in photography, but these are fantastic I think!
    Cool.

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    I’m going to try out the high speed photography!

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    I like High Speed and Motion blur photography a lot !! also i like the outcomes of Aerial photography.

    DKumar M.
    @instantShift

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    Great post! I have tried almost all of these techniques. In fact some of my favorite photos use the above techniques!
    High speed High speed
    Motion blur Motion blur
    Night Night
    Macro Macro
    HDR HDR
    RAW RAW

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    Hi. the “45 beautiful motion blur photos” links goes to “25 beutiful macro photos”, could you fix it? I would like to see those 45 motion blur photos, hehe

    (SM) Fixed, thanks.

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    Lailson Bandeira

    April 22, 2009 5:36 am

    I’d love to see about light painting…

    (SM) Will be done in one of the next posts.

    Reply: Thanks, I’ll be waiting anxiously! =D

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    Fantastic compilation of links !
    Great article.

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    Thanks guys for this awesome post…..
    It came out right when I needed.
    Especially for the photography hacks, coz I’m sure everybody knows that photography is expensive..

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    fantastic work. Thanks a lot.

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    Hehehe he he – you could see that chicks boobs he he he

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    Fantastic article! Awsome collection with wonderful inspiration :)

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    Amazing post guys!

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    Great stuff:

    Bookmarked and Tweeted for others to share. =)

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    I do night photos three times a week for two years now. Some words ref. to the many bad tips of MalekTips:

    #2: Use Night Program or Scene Mode
    No! There is the manual mode and nothing else.

    #3: Look for Bridges
    Look for bridges on Flickr. There are millions.

    #4: Don’t Always Rely on Flash
    Flash does not belong to night photography. As a night photographer you will never use it.

    #5: Increase Your ISO
    For heavens sake! There is 100 (or 50 if you have). If your photo gets too dark, the exposure must be longer. If you can’t focus, take a pocket lamp with you: Switch the lamp on – focus – hold – switch lamp off – shoot.

    And please, do not label yellow flat snapshots as “night photography”.

    (SM) Thanks, after careful consideration it was removed from the post.

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    I totally agree with Helen.
    I would add :
    #13 : Shoot Many Photos to Help Compensate for Camera Shake
    Ooops… I would rather say : 1 take a remote with you, and 2 mirror up if you can !!!
    And the tripod is an obvious requirement for (or against !) camera shake ;)

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    A good technique for great photos is to use polarizing filter for your lens, check here everything about it http://polarizingfilter.blogspot.com/

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    Wow, this article is amazing. I love the smoke photograhic techniques.

    Thanks

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    Very very great post ! Thx !!

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    Man, the info here is mind blowing. A bit too much to take in to be honest!

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    your site is really amazing, how find you the time to detect everyday wonderful Websites???
    Thanks a lot for these great job!

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    Great article.

    For fake tilt-shifting you can do some online if your copy of photoshop is too ancient at http://tiltshiftmaker.com/

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    Stunning! Thank you so much for providing such useful information. Very inspiring!

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    Again a great article… i have been using some of the techniques mentioned here.

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    Wonderful collection! I think it will take a time to lokk at all of the links! Thank you!

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    Awesome collection of links – great job! Thanks!

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    I have never posted comment before, but this post is really great! All looks interesting, am excited to test some out!

    Thank you SM! A great job!

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    Bloody brilliant!! This was something I’ve been looking for a long long time.

    Thanks S

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    Great collection, thank you.

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    Wonderful collection of tutorials! Thanks.

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    Waho !
    Very complete article.
    Thanks !

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    Very nice…thanks!

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    Thanks for the great photography post. Also I love the little warning about people who may not like HDR. HDR is GREAT as long as:
    1. Don’t try and fake like that was just ‘straight outta’ the camera’.

    2. Don’t overdo it: (a little HDR goes a long way)

    Thanks also for the DIY lighting hacks. Extremely valuable!!!

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    Template Library

    April 23, 2009 4:46 pm

    That was awesome..

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    Anders Fredriksson

    April 24, 2009 12:38 am

    Excellent!!

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    Great article!

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    Excellent… Article.. Thanks…

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    How about actually using the camera as opposed to a retouching software. Real photographers can achieve most of all of the above on film. Motion-Blur Effect is easily done with a slow shutter speed and zooming, for example. Add to this a bit a of crafty panning and a slow flash sync and you get what real photographers actually want to achieve. A good picture straight out of the camera. So how about ditching your PCs for a sec and really learn how to take proper photos?

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    Hello,

    I’m a long time reader and this article is VERY nice!

    I think another thing that would be interesting to add to the Special Issues section would be automotive photography. We don’t find tutorials about that very often and I think it’s an important side of the photography.

    Thanks a lot for the great article again,

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    Michael Garmahis

    April 24, 2009 12:07 pm

    Thanks for including my HDR tutorial!

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    great site..i find this very useful..i would like to try some of the tricks youve mentioned here for a more awesome picture. Im just a beginner and just starting to learn photography.

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    Thanks for the information, I actually tried one of the techniques listed from one of the linked sites about macro photography, about reducing the aperture to blur the background and the shot came out pretty good. Check it out and let me know what you think… http://www.disconerd.com/flower.jpg

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    Thank you verrrry much for this great post :-)
    I loved it the most….
    You’re making wishes true .. Bravo !

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    Excellent stuff … Thanks for sharing!

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    Wow! Great techniques. Thanks for sharing these!

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    Great list of tutorial and resources for photographers. All useful and some much more to add. Please keep adding to the list!

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    Wow. This is incredible. I had no idea this wealth of training was available. I’ll be here often!

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    Awesome tutorial!

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    Very nice links. Am i missing something or are there only 12 techniques shown wher the title says 50??

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    Very nice collection. Thanks!

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    Greate post!
    I would like to test them all.
    Greate job!
    Thanks for sharing.

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    All of us have ventured out and can find, quite easily, astounding and inspirational photography – and also find ourselves discouraged without the added benefit of HOW to do it too. Seeing is nice, understanding is rewarding – thanks for a good article.

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    Excellent tips. Very useful for a novice such as myself.

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    great hot . i must ll try your entire techniques.
    Thank you

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    Brain Hit tips.
    I’m very impress

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    amazing! but am i missing something? It says there are 50 techniques….but i only see 12?

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    Great techniques. Thank you for sharing!

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    Very useful source of information.
    Thanks

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    I learned a lot of useful and excellent techniques. Thank you.

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    This was awesome. Thank you!

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    great collection

    but i like the Infrared technique
    take a look at http://www.bestfreewebresources.com/2010/03/30-excellent-infrared-images.html#more

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    Great information.
    Thanks for sharing.
    One remark:
    The Link “Free Auto Tilt-Shift Photoshop Action”
    Plug-and-play solution for preparing your photos
    lead to ?

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    designebookcover

    March 13, 2010 11:38 am

    looking amazing thanks for that some nice pictures

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    Night photography has always fascinated me, I am going to try out some tips from the links given here,

    Thanks for the Info.

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    An interesting article for mind inclined unprofessional Photographers like me.
    Please interact with me on my email.
    Thank you.

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    I would like to share a couple of video tutorials that demonstrate some of these techniques:
    Sunshine Effect with Artificial Sunlight
    Water in motion in a river landscape
    Macro Photography with Extension Tubes

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    wow this is a great list, a perfect resource for any photographer

    Thank you

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    Very useful source of information.
    Thanks

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    MaleeQ Ismail

    May 1, 2010 7:22 pm

    i do like photography since i was in school.. now, i’m only using Canon 1000D for the beginning.. still lot of things to study.. hope somebody can show me the way..

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    Like this post!

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    Valuable details! Most appreciated….

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    Lots of useful information and excellent shots. Look at my photos too http://1photos.com

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    This is absolute crap.

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    Landscape Photographer Chester Tugwell

    June 23, 2010 6:48 am

    Great stuff – nice examples. Thanks

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    Leandro Monteiro

    June 28, 2010 4:42 am

    Muito interessante o post! Congrats! Thanks!

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    which would be the best user friendly photo editing software for amateur photographers ?(except for Photoshop)

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    some great examples above… added to my favs list

    Geotagging without a dedicated GPS on your DSLR
    - http://www.wolfcat.com.au/randomrants/2010/03/postid-978/

    and

    Tone Dropping in Photoshop in 7 easy steps (aka selective colouring)
    http://www.wolfcat.com.au/randomrants/2009/09/postid-701/

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    so good . . .
    thnx

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    Fine Art Photography

    August 20, 2010 12:37 pm

    Beautiful photos. The amount of flexibility a photographer has as far a editing goes is amazing. I find that my favorite pictures are the scenic photos.

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    These photos are amazing! I like how you have captured the mood of the scene as will as the beauty. A lot of those could go up for a yoga ad and href=”http://www.expandingarts.com/”> finding inner peace ! Gorgeous!

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    Well you can’t please everybody. Eitherway the tips were good if not best and the comments about manual photography – well I would agree, real photographers don’t really need photoshop for them to be able to come up with a good piece. Practice makes it perfect I reckon!.

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    Initially I had Olympus Camedia C-5060 for macro photography and it was quite hard to have background blurred – now, with typical DSLR with macro lens it is quite opposite – I have to choode aperture range at least 5.6-8 to have an object sharp enough. Here are tips on macro photography – http://www.macro-photography.eu

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    Not criticising, but this is 50 tutorials for 12 techniques right? Or am I missing some ”next page” option?

    Great post though, links are all really useful :)

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    so fantastic…i love those pictures, tnx for sharing

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    Great post! Hope you’lle enjoy my tuscanphotomasterclass.com international forum for photographers ;)

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    Thank you very much for the post. I enjoyed it.
    And its quite informative too. Anyway,
    all posts in smashingmagazine are definitely attractive,
    informative and marvellous!

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    Hi

    This is an awesome collection of tips. I will go over this many times, try some techniques and refine the results. I like to shoot wide angle HDR Landscapes using a Sigma 10-20mm, tripod, mirror up, live view, remote release. I like the undersides of piers for their colors and textures like the one here at Redondo Beach, CA
    wp.me/p11Vpv-7Z

    Regards, Erik

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    incredible techniques and information, thank you very much for the post

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    this is very good and all but what techniques are there such as the 3r grid thing and the line to make you want to look more xxx

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    i love ur………. photoz………………………….**

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    Your hard work is well appreciated.Excellent information.. macro style in one page,.

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    Very good posting. I liked very much, hence adding a thanks for the efforts.

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    Bulwark Exterminating

    January 3, 2011 3:23 pm

    That is some seriously amazing work. And thanks for the tips on macro photos for insects. That will come in handy when doing posts of pests. Now, even the pest control guy can be a little bit artistic.

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    Hey its really interesting to know about these techniques. I also try it.

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    It goes without saying that this is a wonderfull article, loved every word of it. well done!!

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    These tips are cool and very helpful especially for us beginners.Really love Photography !!♥

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    it’s excellent tips for beginner photographer as it would value for them to see what techniques would make picture differentiate. Very Nice Summary!!

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    Great job guys..

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    Gostei muito!!!!!

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    This is really an interesting article.

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    The IR stuff is interesting – never got round to trying this but the results are amazing.

    Here’s another HDR Tutorial using SNS-HDR: uk-hotel-accommodation.co.uk/hdr-photography-tutorial/

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    treadmill traci

    April 6, 2011 2:28 pm

    Thanks for all the really fun links.

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    I love this article and all it has to give in terms of links to very detailed summaries and tutorials. It has helped me as well as some of my own readers do well with their photography. My blog clickitphoto.net also has some interesting tips concerning photography.

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    Amazing techniques! Mad genius at play!!

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    hhhhhmmmmm…. its nice i learned a lot ^^ keep it up

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    i love to hear from this webpage everyday :)

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    I’m pretty new to DSLR photography and I love this site.
    An incredible collection of useful information.
    Thanks a lot for gathering it.

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    thankx for the amazing visual treat .

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    Hey there, thanks for sharing, I would like to ad to the list a great resource for both free and lightroom presets

    http://www.adobelightroompresets.net

    freebies here:

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    I’m new to photogrphy, so I love this site. It’s most useful for us, thank you all.

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    Amazing! I seriously dont even know where to start!? too much good stuff. I’ll be focusing on one section a week

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    wow! so so so nice! amazing… <3

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    L o v e l y.

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    its amazing! i am also new in photography i love it!..i want to learn more!!

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    Hello,
    I am doing a project on image processing. Can you please tell me which image format is fastest+take less memory for image processing. I have to continuously take image and process that image.

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    Hi there…this is a gud way for us (newbies) to learn more from the pro’s….
    just some question regarding the title was “50 Incredible Photography Techniques and Tutorials”….was it the technique includes the tutorial that made the total of 50 or it just me that cant find the rest of 38 technique? coz i just saw there were only 12 technique been mention above…im sorry couldn’t find the rest….if only someone can help me…thanks…. :)

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    Yep, it is indeed a good reference for as beginners. Love the article and the photos.

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    Cool beans.

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    edward kevlin

    May 1, 2012 7:59 pm

    very very good fotos regards edward

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    AMAZING Keep em coming

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    Maxwell Okpanachi

    January 21, 2013 12:19 pm

    Wonderful photographs, could you send me some of your pictures please?

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    I have just started a blog blog.danspratt.co.uk I hope that it can be half as useful to other people as this one is to me and others. Great work!

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    David Hardwick Photography

    April 9, 2013 7:47 pm

    Some very interesting lessons. I will have to try these when I have some time. Thank you for the information.

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    Check this out. Wonderful Tricks on Photography. Click the link below and find out.

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    Wow. Even though this is an old post I do still think that it is useful. I have read and used a lot of these techniques for a while now and none have steered me wrong. Cudos to the writer.

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    I love it..pretty nice…

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    Christopher Prins

    May 25, 2013 10:18 am

    Great round up Vitaly. Love the night photography category.

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    very useful techniques.thanks for the information

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    really amazing………….

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    The amount of photographers who say they don’t like bright sun light and would rather shoot in cloudy conditions I find astounding, granted, bright light can bleach

    out certain areas, but it equally creates amazing contrast and shadows that can really make an image pop. hapfashion.com/category/photography/

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    This is a really interesting article. Thanks for giving me good tips.

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    It is really interesting articles.Thanks for giving me good techniques about the photography….!!!!

    http://www.indianinstituteofphotography.com

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    Hi ,

    Great reviews and notes to make a different photography loved the points mentioned above, Thanks for the help

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    Here is another tutorial you can do at home, “Painting With Light”. It is an age old (and really fun) photography technique based on actively manipulating the light in a scene during a long exposure. It can be done in a variety of settings from studios to outdoors, and a variety of styles from macro to nature. http://shutterbugremote.com/painting-with-light-a-tutorial-you-can-do-at-home/

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    Hi I am 13 and just starting out do you have any tips for me I don’t any equipment. But I have my camera!

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    I am a first year student photogragrapher, and found for this
    so informative, while doing some research in class a classmate and I saw some smoke photography and woundered how it was done.

    thanks

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