Legendary Photos: The Stories Behind 7 of Art Wolfe’s Iconic Images

Nature photographer discusses his classic shots
Photo of a brown bear by Art Wolfe
Have you ever wondered about the stories behind some of the world’s most iconic images? Our series “Legendary Photos,” features photographers from Canon’s Explorer’s of Light program, past and present, giving us behind-the-scenes insight on how they captured these unforgettable moments. For this installment of Legendary Photos, wildlife,... Read more

How to Shoot a Fake Golden Hour Portrait Indoors

Get simulated sunset light in the studio
Photo of fake golden hour portrait
We’ve taught you how to fake sunset light for outdoor portraits previously, now here’s a new method to create simulated golden hour light for indoor portraits. The below tutorial is brought to you by portrait photographer Manny Ortiz who shows you how to create the indoor golden hour effect in just two minutes. In the short video below,... Read more

How I Made It: The Story Behind Debbie DiCarlo’s “Howling Lesson” Photo

Image of coyotes in a group howl has become a viral sensation
Photo of three coyotes howling
Debbie DiCarlo’s image, “Howling Lesson,” is the kind of photo that appeals to just about everyone, which is probably why it’s become such a viral sensation. It’s hard not to look at this shot, which shows an adult coyote surrounded by two pups in the midst of a full-throated group howl, and not smile. While DiCarlo’s... Read more
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Legendary Photos: The Stories Behind 7 of Walter Iooss Jr.’s Iconic Images

Sports photographer discusses his classic shots
Photo of Dwight Clark The Catch
Have you ever wondered about the stories behind some of the world’s most iconic images? Our new series “Legendary Photos,” features photographers from Canon’s Explorer’s of Light program, past and present, giving us behind-the-scenes insight on how they captured these unforgettable moments. For this installment of Legendary Photos, sports... Read more

Are You Making This Major Color Mistake with Your Photos?

Even if you color manage your images you could still have this issue
Photo of color photography mistakes
Even if you meticulously color manage your photos you could still be making a major color grading mistake. That’s the message from photographer Blake Rudis of f64 Academy who explains in the below tutorial how to “avoid the number one mistake in color photography.” “By now, you know, I really enjoy working with color, color theory,... Read more

3 Top Tips for Better Swimwear Photos

Winter is the best time to sell more swimsuit images
Photo of a swimsuit model
Temperatures may be plunging as we head into winter (at least in parts of North America) but that’s no reason to stop thinking of ways to elevate your swimwear photography so you can make some sales. That’s the message of Anita Sadowska’s tutorial below where she shares three top tips on how to get your swimsuit photos to stand out... Read more

Legendary Photos: The Stories Behind 5 of David Hume Kennerly’s Iconic Images

Pulitzer prize-winning photojournalist discusses his classic shots
Photo of George Bush and Michelle Obama by David Hume Kennerly
Have you ever wondered about the stories behind some of the world’s most iconic images? Our new series “Legendary Photos,” features photographers from Canon’s Explorer’s of Light program, past and present, giving us behind-the-scenes insight on how they captured these unforgettable moments. For the inaugural installment... Read more

On Assignment: Techniques for Capturing Autumn Leaves

The best assignments are right in your own backyard
Photo of Autumn Leaves technique
Editor’s Note: Have you ever wondered how your favorite photographers capture the images they take? Digital Photo Pro’s monthly column “On Assignment” is where Canon Explorers of Light, past and present, share a backstage look at one of their favorite assignments and how they delivered the goods. This month we go On Assignment with outdoor... Read more

How I Made It: The Story Behind Douglas Dubler’s Leaping Horse Photo

A renowned fashion and beauty photographer captures horse jumping
Photo of a jumping horse
We mostly know Douglas Dubler 3 for his iconic fashion and beauty photography, so when he showed us his striking equine image above from the recent Hampton Classic Grand Prix, we were a bit surprised. We shouldn’t have been. Dubler 3 has been photographing horse jumping for a few years now and sees this type of photography as an extension of his... Read more

How to Pose Female Clients for Flattering Portraits

Jerry Ghionis shares his secrets for posing women
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Knowing how to pose women for flattering photos is essential to having a successful portrait photography career. But even some experienced pros might need a refresher course on great poses for non-models. That’s where Jerry Ghionis comes in with his excellent free tutorial below with tips on how to pose women. “This video is all about demystifying... Read more