Jeff Wignall

Jeff Wignall is a photographer and writer who has written more than 15 books about photography. He is a contributing editor with Pro Photo Daily and Motion Arts Pro Daily and a former “Camera” ­columnist for The New York Times. JeffWignall.com

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Summer Photo Fun

Improve your photo skills this summer with still life and twilight photography.

Photography

Gadgets for Better Cell-Phone Photos

Cell-phone cameras can take good photos, but a few accessories can help you take great ones. Choosing which gadgets to…

Photography

Your Family Photo Albums Might Be Ruining the Photos

Keep your irreplaceable family photos from deteriorating by storing them in the right kind of archival albums.

Photography

Street Photography 101: How to Photograph Strangers

You can open up a new world of photography by photographing strangers, and you can do it almost anywhere. Here are the tricks of the trade.

Photography

How to Shoot Perfect Silhouette Photos

Taking bold silhouette photos, in which the subject is cast in black or dark colors, are surprisingly easy, even on a smartphone. Here's how.

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How to Take Mind-Blowing Photos of Carnivals

Carnivals are festivals of bright lights. Here's how to take amazing photos—whether you have a sophisticated camera or a smartphone.

Hobbies

Shoot the Moon! How to Take Breathtaking Landscape Photos Featuring the Moon

Including the moon in a photo can turn a mundane shot into a masterpiece. To do it right, master the "moon illusion."

Photography

The Best Online Photography Courses

A great way to improve your photography skill at your own pace is through an online class. Here are some of the best.

Hobbies

How Anyone Can Take Great Bird Photos—Even in Your Own Backyard

Wildlife photography is as close as your own backyard—birds. Here's how to take great wild bird photos.

Photography

The Best Waterproof and Weather-Resistant Cameras

You don’t have to spend a lot to get a great camera you won’t be afraid to take outside.

Photography

How to Photograph Beautiful Sunsets

You can get spectacular sunset and sunrise photos with any camera, even a cellphone, if you know how.

Pets

How to Take Adorable Pet Photos

How to get winning shots of dogs, cats and other pets.

Photography

How to Take Great Portrait Photos

Tips that will add both visual and emotional impact to your people photos.

Photography

How to Shoot Great Close-Up Photos of Nature

Close-up photos give us a window on a tiny, beautiful world that is all around us. Flowers, insects, morning dew,…

Photography

Photo Vacations Let You Learn from Great Photographers

Photo workshop vacations are becoming an increasingly popular way to experience interesting places and events while expanding your photography skills.…

Photography

How To Shoot Great Winter Photos

Your smartphone camera can do a great job capturing winter scenes whether it’s the kids digging out the car or…

Photography

How to Take Amazing Graduation Photos

Photos of a graduation ceremony are likely to be among your most treasured possessions. How to take great ones… • Use…

Homeowners Insurance

How to Create a Visual Home Inventory

As your insurance company will tell you, having a comprehensive visual record of your home’s contents in the event of…

Photography

Bottom Line’s Shopping Guide: Best Digital Cameras

Many people rely on their smartphones or tablets for taking photos and videos. But there are many good reasons to…

Photography

Cell-Phone Camera Tricks for Tricky Shots

Great Photos, No Matter What More and more of us are abandoning our real cameras for the cameras built into…