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Welcome to the featured articles page of our online photography magazine.  Our goal is to help you become the best photographer you can be by providing inspirational, educational and informational resources that covers a diverse range of photo subjects through articles.

Here you will find the past 4 months articles.

Just click on the title to read the article.

IMAGE TALK with Noella Ballenger: What makes that photo work…
Photo critique: learn about seeing the usual in an unusual way, misty days, and environmental images.
Mount Rushmore by Anita Kratofil
Squeezing the Value Out of Photo Workshops
Learn how to make the most of your photography workshop experience.
By Noella Ballenger
Photo Vision Unique
Each person had his or her own vision of the world. Learn how to tap into your own vision unique.
By Helen Longest-Slaughter Saccone and Marty Saccone
Critiquing Your Photographs
Learn how to self-critique and the important elements that make a great photo.
By Andy Long
Product Review: Acratech GP Ballhead, Lever Clamp and Swift Release
Learn about this precision, compact, lightweight, durable and smooth functioning ballhead.
By Marla Meier
Confessions of a Photo Addict: Photo Tips When You're a Passenger
Get some photo tips on how to make images from moving transportation.
By Noella Ballenger
Photo & General Interest Book Reviews
Subjects: color, tigers, chasing the light and the Burning Man Festival - add them to your library.
By Noella Ballenger
Photoshop CS6 / CC: What Makes a Good Color Print? Part 3
Everything is tied together with two “real-life” examples, so you can see the magic of Photoshop at work.

By John Watts
IMAGE TALK with Noella Ballenger: What makes that photo work…
Photo critique: learn how a sense of speed, intensity, danger, and the Zeigarnik Effect created a great stop action image.
Dirt Bike Rider in Action by Rock Myers
Exploring and Photographing City Reflections
Learn where to look, how to compose in the photo frame and photo techniques used.
By Steve Geer
Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange. "See What is Really There" - Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning
It's a biography, a story by director Dyanna Taylor, her grandmother, and an introduction to the video and book.
Presented by American Masters and WNET, Pulic New York Media
Have Your Photos Been Stolen? Take Action to Enforce Your Copyrights
Learn about finding stolen images and defending and enforcing your copyrights - get sample takedown notices.
By Marla Meier
IMAGE TALK with Noella Ballenger: What makes that photo work…
Photo critique: learn how knowing your subject and camera, being prepared and observation creates sharp action images of birds.
Band Mayna bird fight by Awais Ali Shiekh
How to Photograph Close-ups in Nature - Part 2
Get tips on natural light, flash, adding photo interest, and esthetics.
By Nancy Rotenberg & Michael Lustbader
How to Photograph Close-ups in Nature - Part 1
Get tips on photo exposure, magnification and equipment.
By Nancy Rotenberg & Michael Lustbader
Being Successful in Photography is Like...
It's your passion - embrace the technical, the art, the ups, the downs. It all leads to making great photos.
By Jean Lua
Photo & General Interest Book Reviews
Subjects: women photographers, seascapes, Angry Birds, 1986 New York, and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
By Noella Ballenger
How to Create a Photo Essay
Learn step-by step how to make a great photo story.
By Noella Ballenger
IMAGE TALK with Noella Ballenger: What makes that photo work…
Photo critique: intricate patterns and textures, contrast, and black and white create a photo with impact.
City Park in the Snow by Maryann Ryan
Outdoor Photographers Be Aware: Protect Yourself from Harmful UV Rays
Enjoy all those outside photo opportunities, but take preventive measures and lower your risk for skin cancer.

By Marla Meier
Photographing INTO the Light
Make dramatic images with backlighting - learn about silhouettes, sunbursts, metering, lens flare, and image quality.

By Sarah Vercoe
Photoshop CS6 / CC: What Makes a Good Color Print? Part 2
Learn how the use of contrast, brightness and hue and saturation affects your images.

By John Watts
Just Ask 3 Questions to Make Better Travel Photos
Learn to improve your images by asking questions about your approach, simplifying and what if I tried...
By Jim Austin
Growing Up Photographically
Your photos improve as your ability to ‘see’ develops, your skill levels rise and new techniques are learned.
By Andy Long
Photo Impressionism: How to Use Your Camera as a Digital Paintbrush
BREAK THE PHOTOGRAPHY RULES! Shake that camera. Get creative and artistic with your photo visions.
By Gerald Sanders and Peggy Sanders
IMAGE TALK with Noella Ballenger: What makes that photo work…
Photo critique: learn about creating a story with candid portraits using simplicity, lines, environment, and details.
Candid Portrait in India by Pritam Saha
Camera Tripods and Ball Heads: What to Consider Before You Buy
What supports your camera and lens is important. Learn what features are best.
By Margo Taussig Pinkerton
Photo & General Interest Book Reviews
Photography Subjects: Ansel Adams, DIOR, faces and portraits, and birds of Cape May.
By Noella Ballenger
Photoshop CS6 / CC: What Makes a Good Color Print? Part 1
Learn the basic elements and what corresponding Photoshop tool is used to create quality photo prints.

By John Watts
For the Love of Light, Part 3 – Beauty of Black and White HDR Photography
Learn how to manage tone control, personal and visual elements, multiple exposures and the workflow process.
By Jim Austin
For the Love of Light, Part 2 – HDR Visions from Nine Photographers
The controversy continues! Is it "real" and "true" photography? What is it that makes HDR artistic?
By Jim Austin
For the Love of Light, Part 1 – HDR Visions from Nine Photographers
Broaden your vision - why use it and how to make the photos and an examination of other photographer’s images.
By Jim Austin
Photo portrait of baby. Tips and Tricks to Making Children's Photo Portraits
Tips on how to work with kids and how to use a variety of lighting techniques to create those cherished memories.
By Cathy Topping
Product Reviews: LumiQuest Photo Flash Accessories
Lightweight, compact and very portable and affordable - may want to add them to your toolkit.

By Marla Meier
Filter Forge 4.0 – Graphic Software Plugin
Over 10,000 available filters - textures, visual effects and so much more, with the ability to create your own filters.

Release by Filter Forge

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