Diana Eftaiha
My name is Diana Eftaiha. I'm a blogger and founder of The D-Photo for Photography inspiration & articles, Camera gear, and post processing. You can follow me also follow me on Twitter.
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    Turning the Ordinary into Extraordinary Preview
    We all struggle for inspiration and creativity, and we - as human beings - tend to take so many things around us for granted. We might see, but not observe. We might glimpse, but not appreciate. And we go on and on trying to find some source of inspiration for ideas to make some new pictures, when the truth of the matter is it's all around us.Read More…
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    How to Engage Your Viewers by Creating a Moment of DiscoveryPreview
    Photography is a quick medium. When we begin to study it, we learn composition techniques that make our images easier to view and more quickly understood. While all of these techniques are valuable, they tend to work against an equally valuable technique: making your viewers look deeply into your images, delaying their response to engage them, and creating a moment of discovery.Read More…
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    The Theory and Psychology of Framing Your ImagePreview
    Every two weeks, we revisit some of our reader favorite posts from throughout the history of Phototuts+. This tutorial was first published in August of 2010. Today, we're taking a look at the theory and psychology behind the size, framing, and visual weight of different elements in your photographic composition. You'd be surprised how much there is to learn about this choice, and the impact your decision can have!Read More…
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    A Fundamental Introduction to Studio Lighting EquipmentPhotography
    Whether you want to get more serious about professional studio photography or you want to expand your current lighting setup, this tutorial is meant to give you an introduction to the different types of basic lighting equipment. Hopefully you'll come away with enough knowledge to aid you when shopping for new gear.Read More…
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    Getting to Know Your FlashPreview
    When shooting with a hotshoe flash, there are are some common questions. How should I adjust the settings on my flash? How will the manual and TTL modes affect my images? What is flash sync, and more importantly what is first curtain sync and second curtain sync? Where should I point my flash? What is flash zoom? All these questions and more will be answered in this tutorial.Read More…
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    Light & Photography: Exposure and Tonal Range ConsiderationsTonal range explained
    In today's article, we're going to delve into some of the thinking and theory behind dynamic and tonal range, exploring what these terms mean and how we can best utilise them in our photography. Getting to grips with these is an important step to really understanding how your camera works, and learning how to capture a perfect representation of a particular scene.Read More…
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    An Introduction to Outdoor Flash PhotographyPreview
    Today, we'll be building on our previous tutorial, taking our flash photography outside, and learning how to balance our strobe light with the available sunlight while maintaining subject exposure. If you’re just getting started with outdoor flash photography, shooting on-location might pose a few new challenges for you. Mainly because the available (or ambient) light source, which is the sun, is one you cannot directly control. However, when you get the hang of outdoor flash photography, you will be stunned by the quality of photos you’ll be able to create.Read More…
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    An Introduction to Indoor and Studio Flash PhotographyPreview
    Today we're going to delve into one of the most important aspects of photography - lighting. We'll begin with a background as to why lighting is so important, discuss the traditional three-light setup, and then move on to illustrate a number of different lighting techniques (and the associated results)!Read More…
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    Helpful Tips for Solving Common Camera FailuresPreview
    All photographers invest in their gear and desire rigid build quality in any purchase. But the truth of the matter is that cameras are just machines and we are just human - problems happen! Today we're going to take a look at a few common camera failures, and suggest a few fixes.Read More…
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    The Ins and Outs of Working With Available LightPreview
    In this article we'll be taking a look at how you can work with available light, making the most of the natural illumination around you. We'll consider direction and colour, as well as how you can make the most of overcast days.Read More…
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    6 Elements of Design for Striking PhotographsPreview
    What makes a striking photo? Often, it's merely ordinary things composed in an ordinary manner. That's because they always tend to have a single theme or idea, and because clutter is kept to a minimum. They are simple, true, and sincere. Today we're looking at the elements of design (line, shape, form, texture, color etc) that can turn a simple subject into a striking photo.Read More…
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    Phototuts+ Reader Profile: MoondancerPreview
    Today I'm going to be interviewing Moondancer, the collective nickname of a married couple of photographers who work together. Laura Amodio, the 42 year-old photographer born in Naples, Italy, and her 39 year-old husband Maurizio Amodio. They've lived in Germany, Spain, and often travel to find new locations to shoot.Read More…