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Take this five-day photo challenge to polish your photography skills and create better compositions.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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