6 Tips for Beginner DSLR Users to Keep in Mind

There are certain things that people constantly and always tend to mess up when they first start using a DSLR after moving up from a point-and-shoot. Afterward, they tend to look at their images and wonder what went wrong. These are things that shouldn’t be looked past and in order to get the maximum cash value from your DSLR, you should keep these starting tips in mind while shooting.

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Shape Collage – Free Automatic Photo Collage Maker

Shape Collage is one of those programs that makes you go: “Cool!”  I can’t believe I hadn’t heard of this program before I received an email today from the Shape Collage creator.

You can watch the above video or read Vincent’s explanation of the program below. [Read more...]

Build a Better Photograph [New Book]

Michael Stern’s new book, Build a Better Photograph, has just been released by Rocky Nook through O’Reilly Media.  Build a Better Photograph focuses on the creative process of photography.  Stern has been a professional photographer for 30 years and has worked with Disney, Warner Brothers and Universal Studies among others.

Build a Better Photograph carries a retail price tag of $34.95; however, it can be found on Amazon.com for $23.07.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

21 Awesome Reader Photos

Purple Heart

Photography Bay has had a Flickr group for about a year or so now.  We’ve featured readers’ photos from the group during contests; however, I wanted to take this opportunity to simply show off some of your photos that you’ve shared in the Photography Bay Flickr pool.

I’ve chosen these just because they jumped out at me and I had to stop somewhere.  We’ve got nearly 500 members and many of you contribute to the pool on a regular basis.  We’re now at over 2100 images, which I find very inspiring.

In addition to Kirstein’s photo above, there’s 20 more coming up. [Read more...]

myPhotopipe Memorial Day Sale

myPhotopipe sent an email to regular customers a couple days back announcing a big sale from May 22 through May 31.  The email advises regular customers that these sales are not announced to the general public; however, after clearing things with myPhotopipe CEO Doug Keeney, I’m pleased to pass along the details of this sale to Photography Bay readers. [Read more...]