Photography DIY – Free Quick Guide

How is your photography coming along? I hope you’re having fun, learning, and taking amazing pictures. Today, the topic of my email is all about saving money! Not a bad topic, right? We all want to save money. In photography, a huge expense is gear. Yet, we want the gear, as it helps us to…

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How Photography Has Influenced My Life and What It Can Do For You – Free Quick Guide

Have you ever really sat down and thought about what photography means to you? Have you thought about how photography came into your life? Have you contemplated where you are now with it, and where it might take you in the future? I posed those questions to photographer and writer Chuck Haacker. Chuck spent quite…

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The Sharpening Conundrum – Free Quick Guide

I don’t believe that there is any other aspect of digital photography that confuses more photographers than the topic of “image sharpening”. At Photzy, we receive daily emails asking… These are just a handful of the questions that come to us on the topic of sharpening. I’m not joking. My email in-box is overflowing with…

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Elements of a Successful Photograph – Free Quick Guide

What would you say… if I told you there were only 6 steps that you need to follow… to create a successful photograph every time? I bet you would like to know what those 6 steps are! Wouldn’t you? Photo Credit: Karthika Gupta

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Is High ISO the Enemy? When and Why?

Low light truly is the bugaboo for the digital photographer. Low light can be dealt with. However, each alternative has its drawbacks. Raising the ISO setting is the simplest resolution to this complex and frequent problem. However, it also has limitations, and these limitations are not standard. They vary from camera to camera. Today, photographer…

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Demystifying the Amazing, and Quite Useful, Neutral Density Filter – Free Quick Guide

How is this for an opening line on a Photzy Free Guide? “Demystifying the Amazing, and Quite Useful, Neutral Density Filter” Neutral density filters, a.k.a. ND filters, are one of the most useful tools for creative advancement in your photography. These simple little devices can help you create photographs that you simply cannot achieve in…

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Working with Models – Free Quick Guide

Photographing people. It’s a challenge. It’s a really rewarding challenge. If you have never worked with a model, you may wonder… what’s it like? How do you address a model in a photography situation? Author and photographer Stacey Hill is an excellent resource on this very topic. Why? She has professionally worked on both sides…

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7 Pro Tips for Fashion Photography and Creative Portraiture – Free Quick Guide

What a great day! What a great day to take some pictures! Today, professional fashion photographer Lauren Gherardi is going to give you 7 amazing PRO tips on how to create portraiture and fashion photographs – just like you see in the above example. Here is why this guide is so cool! These tips apply…

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Why You Need to Understand Your Camera – Free Quick Guide

If you wonder about some of the basics of using a digital camera, then you will enjoy this week’s Free Quick Guide. Karthika Gupta is going to dig into the nitty-gritty of camera and lens selection, as well as some of the more obscure camera essentials like your choice of memory card. Here is what…

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How to Use Layering and Foreground Interest in Landscape Photography – Free Quick Guide

Why would you want to be unpopular amongst your landscape photographer friends? Easy answer! You know something that they don’t, and your landscape images run circles around theirs. If you can master this one composition technique, it will kick your landscape images up several notches. Why is that? Why would your landscape photography improve? World…

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