Featured articles and tutorials from Digital Photography School.

Photographing Steel Wool on Fire!

Steel wool is useful for more than just cleaning. Have you ever tried setting it on fire? Or using it in light painting in photos? Read over this article to find out how to use steel wool on fire safely and create some amazing photos.

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How to Optimize Your Photos for Search Engines

If you want your photos to be viewed by more people searching the web, especially if you have an online photo business, this article is a must-read. If you're not naming your images carefully when you publish them online, you may never get any views. This article will give you all the info you need.

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Photographer Inspiration: Jimmy Nelson

Photographer Jimmy Nelson has set out on a photo project that no one else may ever be able to complete. He's photographing and telling the stories of 35 elusive tribes that are vanishing as the world progresses. Watch his TED talk and learn more about this important photo project.

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Photography Tip: Zooming the Exposure

If you're looking for new ways to photograph nightscapes, especially scenes with a lot of lights, then read over this article and learn how to zoom during a long exposure.

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Photography Video: Everything You Need to Know About Posing

One of the aspects of portrait photography that stumps photographers is how to pose their subject. It's especially important the photographer know how to pose when you're working with the average, non-model, person. This video covers how to pose all ages and many different positions, give it a look.

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Model Releases: What Photographers Need to Know

Why do we always need to get our models to sign a release when we do photo shoots? Well in this digital age when images are constantly being used without copyright permission, wouldn't you rather be protected? Read more about model releases and why they're important in this informative article.

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Photography and Railroad Safety

Did you know railroad tracks are not public property? And it can take trains up to 1 mile to stop? Next time you're near railroad tracks and thinking of some ideas for photos, keep these facts in mind. For more important info about keeping safe around railroad tracks, and why it's better to avoid them generally read over this article.

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6 Tips to Become a More Sensitive Newborn Photographer

If part of your photography career is photographing newborns then you may already be familiar with these tips, but just in case it's worth reading over this great article to get a better understanding of the care you must take with newborns. They can be an amazing subject to photograph, but if you're not careful, the photo shoot could be very frustrating.

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How to Select Photos for Your Client

When you're selecting the photos to show your client at the end of a photo shoot, there's a careful selection process you need to follow to make sure you're giving your client a lot of different options. This is especially important because sometimes a photo you don't like can be one the client loves.

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How to Photograph Strangers: The 100 Strangers Project

The 100 strangers project, if you choose to undertake this mission, requires you to photograph 100 people you've never met before. It's mostly a street photography exercise, but that doesn't mean you can't pose your new friends and create relationships with these strangers. Read over this project and if you truly want to improve your street photography, give it a try.

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