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Get a weekly serving of photographic insight, instruction, and inspiration from photographer, teacher, and author Ben Long.
Explore exposure and dynamic range to understand how digital cameras capture images—and how to deal with tricky lighting scenarios.
Learn how to train your eye to get better ink-jet prints—with less frustration, fewer reprints, and less waste of paper and ink—by spotting and correcting problems first in Photoshop.
Learn how taking control of the white balance in your photography can expand your creative options and improve the accuracy of the color in your photos.
Explore the creative options and challenges presented by backlighting in photography.
Capture the beauty of winter scenes and learn how to conquer the challenges of shooting in cold climates.
Learn about your rights as a photographer, from what and where you can shoot and how those photos can be published, to getting releases and respecting other's copyrights and trademarks.
Learn what copyright means to photographers and the correct steps to registering and defending your copyrights in the Internet age.
Get the most out of one of the best camera phones in the world, the iPhone 5s.
Capture the surroundings, the personality, and the traditions of a favorite family getaway spot.
Keep track of your travel memories and your travel photos with this guide to geotagging and journaling apps, tools, and techniques for the traveling photographer.
Learn the concepts, tools, and techniques for lighting with flash—from improving built-in flash results to shooting with wireless off-camera flash.
Follow along with Ben Long as he shoots, edits, and color corrects a short film, using a video-capable DSLR.
Travel to the desert wilderness of Death Valley National Park with author, teacher, and landscape photographer Ben Long to learn the unique considerations involved in shooting a desert environment.
Experiment with a low-cost technique for macro and close-up photography.
Explore the world of the small with this guide to macro and close-up photography gear, lighting, and technique.
From ultra-wide angle to ultra-telephoto to macro, tilt-shift and more, discover the creative options that specialized lenses and attachments provide.
Learn how to use your Canon 5D Mark III digital SLR—and improve your photography in the process—with this guide to the camera features, controls, and exposure options.
Learn how to use your Nikon D800 digital SLR—and improve your photography in the process—with this guide to the camera's features, controls, and exposure options.
Learn the art and craft of creating inkjet prints that do justice to your photos and get the most out of your printer.
Photographer, author, teacher, and frequent traveler Ben Long details the hardware, software, and workflow issues that photographers need to consider when shooting on the road, whether on vacation or on assignment.
Describes the tools, creative options, and special considerations involved in shooting with a DSLR camera at night or in low-light conditions, such as sunset or candlelight.
Photographer and teacher Ben Long shows how to use Capture NX2—the Nikon nondestructive photo-editing software—to review, enhance, and print photos.
A detailed exploration of the concepts of composition, from basics such as the rule of thirds and leading lines to more advanced topics such as entry and exit points.
Details the features, controls, and options in the Canon Rebel T3i.
Details the features, controls, and options in the Nikon D5100.
Details the features, controls, and options in the Canon EOS D60.
Photographer and author Ben Long details the features, controls, and options in Nikon's popular D7000.
Photographer Ben Long describes and demonstrates high dynamic range (HDR) photography, a technique that broadens the luminance or range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image.
Ben Long shares strategies for capturing the best black and white images and techniques for converting to black and white in Photoshop.
Shows how to understand, choose, and properly use lenses.
Understand how shutter speed, aperture, and ISO settings relate to one another, and how these settings expand your artistic options with any photograph.
Outlines a full, shooting-to-output workflow geared specifically toward the needs of landscape photographers.