Sync Speed and Mirrorless Cameras

All About the Gear host Doug Kaye goes in-depth on a listener question: "I have a question for the gearheads in the crowd. Why does the Sony A7 have a sync speed of only 1/250 of a second? I gather it must sti...

TWiP 332 – Smartphone Creep

Canon's financial forecast is haunted by smartphone creep. Adobe hack actually affects 38 million people. A roundtable discussion about learning photography. Plus Don Komarechka inspires you to kickstart your photographic dreams.

TWiP Listener Survey

Hey there TWiP listener. We're always trying to make TWiP better - so please take a few moments to sound off below with your thoughts on what you'd like to see more/less of in future episodes.

Thank You TWiP Listeners!

This morning I recorded this quick "thank you" for the TWiP listeners. The This Week in Photo team is very appreciative of all your support, feedback and tips. You all make doing the show worthwhile.

The Google+ Photographers Conference

This week I'm helping out "behind the scenes" at the first Google+ Photographers Conference in San Francisco, CA. It's "Day 0" of the conference and a number of the speakers have taken to the streets of San Fra...

4 Tips for Better Landscape Photos

So you have already followed some basic advice for getting better landscape photos: Shoot during the golden hour, use f/22, and focus 1/3 of the way in. You are using a tripod, ballhead, and shutter release. No...

Understanding the Inverse Square Law

Are you baffled by the inverse-square law? Wondering what it means to you and your photography? In this article, TWiP contributor Alex Singh explains the meaning of the inverse square law and how it applies to lighting and photography.

Outdoor Fashion Shoot – Lessons Learned

TWiP Contributor Dave Reynolds recently completed an outdoor photo shoot for a project he is working on and he shares the top five lessons he learned from his experience photographing models outdoors in New York City.
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Starting To Show – What I Learned at my First Bridal Show

Bridal shows are a great place for wedding photographers to attract and find clients. TWiP contributor Patrick Reed recently participated in his first bridal show and shares his 5 takeaways from his experiences in preparing for and participating in his first bridal show.
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In Camera vs In Photoshop

Photographers today have options for creating images that were unthinkable less than a decade ago. While it has always been possible to manipulate in the wet darkroom and to employ in-camera techniques on film , today photographers have a choice. TWiP contributor Michelle Geoga shares an experiment with us.
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How to Photograph Fireworks

It's summer and that means that there will be plenty of fireworks celebrations happening around the world. TWiP contributor Nate Donovan provides us with some tips and advice on how to capture great fireworks photographs this summer.
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How to Publish from Lightroom Directly to SmugMug

Most people have gotten comfortable with using Lightroom's export function to create a second set of images that will be used for uploading to the many web photo services. A lesser used function of Lightroom is its Publish Services feature.
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Foundational Photoshop, Part 3 – Layer Masks

The basic function of a Layer Mask is simple. It's the ability to reveal and conceal pixels between layers. Like wearing a Halloween mask, the face is covered, but the eyes show through. Think of the face as the bottom layer, and the Halloween mask as the top layer...
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How to Succeed with your Photography Blog

Most photographers struggle with the timing of their blog posts. They may not blog consistently, they may run out of steam with blogging, or they may forget their blog for a while. In this post you'll discover several ways to get your posts done. Everything from planning, to scheduling, to broadcasting.
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Foundational Photoshop Part 2, Layers

In a typical class I like to make sure everyone understands the basics of selecting, layers, and masking within the first two class meetings. A teaching technique I find useful is to come up with analogies that help students wrap their brains around a basic concept.
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TWiP Training: Foundational Photoshop Part 1, Selecting

In this three-part article, I will dig into Selecting, Layers, and Masking giving simple tips that should be considered in every-day editing.  Regardless of how simple or complex my methods are, I always try to approach Photoshop with a focus on loss-less editing and keeping the file size manageable.