Among our users, we have some of the most talented photographers in the world share advice that you won't find even in the most expensive subscription magazines. That's because some of them only post on our website, so you won't find this information anywhere else! Some of them post under an alias, others disclose their studio name, it's up to them. But in either case you get to read and discover photography techniques that will make you very good at taking pictures.
Unlike other websites, we don't try to pitch DSLRs, lenses, and other gear, while collecting sales commission. We don't sell photography tutorials, books, DVDs and courses, while promising that your photography will improve only if you buy what's being promoted.
Instead, we have other people, who are either professional photographers or serious amateurs, some with decades of experience, share with you what they learned, what gear they use, which products really work and which are useless, which techniques work and which don't.
It's all completely unbiased. Our users simply have no reason to lie to you. They are people just like you.
And we provide a free platform for you and them to communicate. So you get to discover this information straight from the source, from people just like you, not from editors of some magazine or sales reps of some company.
This is what makes us different from other photography websites out there that try to sell you something while claiming they are trying to help you.
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• We cover both film and digital photography.
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• We cover all aspects of photography from picking gear to composition to working with models, and everything in between.
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• Let me repeat that. Since for some reason a lot of people contact us asking if the membership is really free: we are a social website for photographers, so we don't sell anything, and we don't charge any fees. It's as simple as that.
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Here are just some of the things we talk about:
- How to make almost anyone look great when taking their portrait. Regardless of facial features, type of face and hair. (A few tricks to position the light and the angle of your camera that work on 95% of people.)
- Is there a better way to compose than the "rule of thirds?"
- One simple technique that allows you to use your flash in a way that makes your pictures look as if flash wasn't used at all. (The opposite of deer-in-headlights amateurish pictures you would normally get when using flash.) So if you hate using flash because it makes your pictures look bad, then you really need to learn this.
- Which camera brand (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, etc.) has the best sensor and the best electronics? We cover this in great detail through discussion with real photographers who speak from experience, not just dry tech specs. (The answer will definitely surprise you.)
- How to make HDR pictures without them looking either soft (with no contrast what so ever) or over-saturated to the point of looking like a cartoon?
- How to make sure pictures taken indoors and without flash aren't blurred.
- How to make money off of your photography no matter where you are located?
- Which camera gear is right for your specific needs?
- How to take a giant shot of the moon while keeping your foreground subject(s) sharp?
- Is good "glass" always more important than expensive "body"? (you would be surprised!)
- How to reduce camera shake without using a tripod.
- How to make those beautiful blurred backgrounds you see in professional photos while keeping your subject perfectly crisp.
- Which cameras have the best performance in low light situations?
- Are macro lenses better for regular photography than regular glass?
- Is it generally better to increase ISO or to lower shutter speed? (for non-action shots)
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