Photography Tips, Tricks and Techniques


Welcome to the all-new PhotographyTips.com, a hub for photography enthusiasts of all levels. Originally founded in 2001 by Dan McCormick, our website has been the go-to resource for aspiring and accomplished photographers alike. Today, we’re excited to introduce a wealth of new content, including exclusive video lessons for subscribers.

Our core mission remains the same: to elevate your photography skills, whether you’re a beginner aiming for proficiency or an advanced amateur seeking refinement. We are committed to providing invaluable insights, tips, and techniques that enable you to capture better photographs.

In addition to hundreds of informative articles currently being updated, we’re also offering an array of high-quality video tutorials. These lessons, led by industry experts, cover everything from the basics of camera settings to advanced post-production techniques. Available exclusively to our subscribers, these videos offer a hands-on learning experience designed to enrich your creative journey.

After its original launch on March 25, 2001, PhotographyTips.com garnered a million monthly pageviews in its inaugural year alone and has been lauded by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Australian National Radio, and been featured in numerous international publications. USAToday recognized us as a Hot Site, while the Kim Komando Radio Show included us in its list of Kool Sites to Visit. Additionally, the original photographytips.com received praise from PC World magazine and on PCWorld.com, among many other accolades.

We’re proud to have received endorsements from renowned organizations both internationally and domestically, and we’re thrilled to embark on this new chapter with you. Welcome to the revamped PhotographyTips.com — your comprehensive guide to mastering the art and craft of photography.”


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Site Features To Come

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  • A good starting point where you can discover many tips about good composition, will be to learn the basics of light and pick up several useful techniques to improve your photography is our Techniques section.
  • Or, you might want to take the bull by the horns, and go straight to our Subjects category, where you can find tips on just about everything you might wish to photograph, from babies to wild animals.
  • If your interests lean more towards the tools photographers use and how they work, then check out our Equipment section. Find out how to buy a used camera or the basics of digital photography.
  • Want to learn about pinhole photography? Look here for tons of information.
  • Looking for fun? Try our Humor in photography pages or our What in the world? section.
  • Feeling artistic? Try your hand at Painting with light and see what masterpiece you can create.
  • Use your photos to tell a story. Check out some helpful tips on writing a photo essay.
  • Learn from the mistakes of others by visiting What’s wrong with this picture?
  • Curious about processing B&W film and making prints in the darkroom? Don’t stay in the light. Check it out here.

Our Forum is being updated

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Photography Forums Learn from experience: Drop into our online discussion Forums. Share your comments, questions, experience and knowledge with other viewers. Bring up a subject, ask a question that has been troubling you, and you will be sure to draw out people who have been there, done that, and who have something valuable to say about it. You can even pick a cartoon character to reflect your personality from our “author’s icon” selection. Never used a forum? It’s easy. Just log in here, and you’re on your way. We’re all students, and this is the place for us to talk to each other.

Photography Glossary Want to know what a particular term means? Visit the PhotographyTips.com Glossary when you come across a photography term with which you aren’t familiar. You’ll probably find its definition here.

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