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Our feature stories reflect a wide range of interests. We might discuss how to make your own photo book in one while another reviews a gallery exhibition. One might discuss shopping strategies while another knocks down misconceptions about inkjet printing.

You'll find some slide shows in here, too, as well as multiple-story features like the one showing you how to cover a wedding.

In short, there's a lot to explore here. A few could be listed in more than one category. For example, the line between what's a Beginners article and what's Advanced is "redrawn" every now and then.

We've separated the occasional pieces into the Holiday category to make it easy to find the often oddly-named somewhat off-topic pieces we write when we're not working. And while we don't list our Site Tweaks in the Features section of our side bar, we do present them here as a separate section to make it easy to see how we've developed the site.

We've also added a Full List of everything in case categories confuse you as much as they do us.

Things can be hard to find. So poke around. All of them, we promise, are a good read. And often amply illustrated, as well.

San Francisco Bay Pano

A Night & Day Lesson In Exposure

Beyond The Velvet Rope

Running On Rims

Je T'Aime

Partial Pano: The City Under Clouds

On Image Editing Software

An Island In the Middle Of The City

How To Make An HTML Email Holiday Card

The Art Of Editing

Something Completely Different (But Familiar)

Cityscape

Optimism, Unfathomable Odds

In The Bag

Downhill

Some Days Are Like That

Solving That Adobe Generator Problem -- Again

Manikin Working...

Revisiting Two Images

The Post Processing Post

Revisiting That Golf Course

A Better Panorama

An HTML Video Project

This Afternoon's Spectacle

A Storm Rolls Through

The Golden Gate

Tintypes In The Digital Age

Animated People Watching

Moon Over The Pacific

Our Guide To San Francisco

Focus Is An Option

The Last Turners

Shooting Fireworks

Building A Staircase Step By Step

Aquatic Park Panorama

Leica And Apple And DNG! Oh My!

The Split-Toning Solution

A Favorite Image Digitized

Bakers Beach Sunset

A Shot In The Dark

Creating A Party Printing Folder

Cityscape

Why Is This Man Smiling?

Autumn Leaves in OpticsPro 10, Piccure+

That Bouquet At Sunset

A View Of The Bridge

Editing the Beach Chalet Murals

Jardine: A Workflow Essay

Solving A Photoshop Generator Error

Notes on Copyright

An Indiscretion

Solving A Revel Problem With Lightroom

Solving A Photoshop Generator Problem

Safeguarding The Integrity Of Your Photos

The XZ-1 And The Wall

A Blossom Blooms

Devising A Backup Strategy

Two Portraits On Presidents' Day

Half Empty, Half Full

San Francisco Bay Panorama

Sending Small Raw Files Without Lightroom

Painting A Photo

Why The Cat Runs Away With The Bride

Playing With Aspect Ratios

Our Secret Backup & Archiving Strategy In Action

Building Macros For DxO Optics Pro

Of Fireworks We Singe

Another Problem Automation Solves

Two Slide Show Fails

Installing Sierra

How To Advertise

Gear Lessons Learned From Golf

After The Deluge

The Quality Of Light

Swatting A Lightroom Export Bug

Classic Battle Green Under Gray Skies

The New MacBook Pro Conundrum

Rags To Rags

Tools Of The Trade

The Life Expectancy Of Software

On To El Capitan

Sneak Peak: OpticFilm 135 Kodachrome Scans

Sneak Peak: OpticFilm 135 Ektachrome Scans

Alien Skin Software Introduces Ambitious Exposure X

One Cure For Ingestion

Speaking Of Clouds...

Before You Buy Another Camera

A Peek At HP's Instant Ink

A Fresh Look AT HP's Paper, Ink Technology

Solving Two Software Problems

It's Not All Sunshine

Surfing Before The Web

Back To Work

More On Our Lightroom CC Rotation Problem

Goodbye, Spell Catcher (Sob). Hello, Yosemite!

Preview: Exposure 7

Mike's Free Photo Calendar Kit

Adobe Shape As A Camera App

The iPhone Ecosystem Expands

Photoshop Scripting After Flash

Updating To Photoshop CC 2014

An Overview Of Creative Cloud 2014

Adding Sliding Images To Your Web Site

How To Modify Lytebox Graphics

Spring Forward

The Trick To Safely Assembling A Softbox

The Restorers

Scanning Slides With A Camera

Can YesVideo Save Your Life?

Serious Camera Advice

Mavericks Diary

A DIY Camera Finder

Inkjet Printing Misconceptions

The Big Deal With Big Printers

Camera Reviews & Photography

Going Beyond The Wigglegram

An Old $8 Rexatar Zoom Survives Into The Digital Age

The Old Gray Mare

Springing Back After The Fact

The Dentist Shoots, We Smile

Fleishman On HEIF, HEVC

The Old Pier

Cityscape

A New Sidewalk

Accidents Happen

A Crown of Clouds

An Old Photo

A Marketing Lesson

Wherefore Art Thou?

Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall

The Old Sill

Of Violins And Cameras

Late Afternoon Skyscape

Dancing Clouds

Sunrise, Sunset

Today's Lesson

It's Always You

Yesterday

Houses

Relax

At Day's End

Lips, And The Night Goes

Warning: Twin Peaks Roadway Reconfigured

Avoiding Digital Eye Strain

Election Day

Something's In The Oven...

Alone In The World

Four Of A Kind

A Dog's Life

If Dreams Come True

Testing, Testing...

The Rain-Washed City

The Last Day Of Summer

Going With The Flow

A Distraction

Infinity On Monday

Bodie: A Photography Throwback

Alternately, Above The Summit

Another Solution To Adobe's 'No Internet Connection' Problem

At The Summit

Life Is Full Of Detours

Can Decay Be Beautiful?

Men Working...

Pedal To The Metal

Telling Time

Portals to the Past

A Storm Passing By

Photoshop Turns 25

A Salute To Bob Simon And David Carr

Day's End

It's 2015!

After A Night Of Rain

The Storm At Sunset

Pennies From Heaven

A Discussion With Piccure+'s Lui

A Night At The Holy City Zoo

Outside 'Outside Lands'

Do Dye Sub Prints Fade?

Lossy DNG: Heresy Or The New JPEG?

The Aftermath

A Midweek Moment

Stopping To Smell The Flowers

Why Should You Suffer?

Taking Your Smartphone To The Doctor

A Pointed Nose

A Literary Magazine For Photographers

Priorities

Art Appreciation

Teaching

Say Au Revoir But Not Goodbye To Candlestick

Never Done

Using Someone Else's Camera

A Beautiful Day

Fifty Years After

Nadar's Lesson On Photography

Appearances Are Everything

Shooting The Minister

A Trip To The Store

The Fiber Optic Game

'Because They Marched'

Perspective

Kodachrome, Browsers, Color, Memories

The Secret To Success

Fluency, LeBron, Chumash, Sign & So On

Photography Does Not Come In A Bottle

Carrying On About Carry-On

Chicago Stanley Cup Victory In 2,000 Words

Two Simple Lessons

The Panic of 2013 -- Accessing Your Work

Roger Ebert On Image Composition And Life

A Modest Proposal For The Creative Suite

How Sweet Is Pellegrin?

E X H I B I T S

SFMOMA Exhibits Japanese Postwar Photography

Anthony Hernandez's SFMOMA Retrospective

A Few Notes On The Jewel City Exhibit

The Worden Exhibit

Visiting Watkins At Stanford

Windisch Exhibit of 1960s Surf Photography

Bent Out Of Shape Over Two Shows

Photographs From The Unembedded

Fraenkel Gallery Hangs 'The Unphotographable'

 

P R O J E C T S

Make A Wrist Strap For Your Phone

Exposure

Portrait

Printing A Time Stamp On Photos

Scanning Polachrome

Restoring A Damaged Print

A Difficult Shot, A Fun Project

Tunnel Vision

Black & White & Red All Over?

When A Photo Of Trees Is Really Of Clouds

Aging A Photo With Exposure 6

Of Forests And Trees, Bushes and Leaves

Creative Arts

Using A Reversing Ring

Getting Out Of Jail Card

A Baby Shower Gift Idea

Shooting A Wedding

A Salute

A First Communion

The Water's Fine

Warm Water Cove, Ilford Galerie

Making Photo Coasters

Sharing Photos With Visitors

Shooting Rivera's Murals

On Assignment: The Party

Making Holiday Photo Cards

 

B E G I N N E R S

Here's Looking At You

Storm Clouds On The Ridge

The One-Eyed Man

Christmas Day User Interface Fail

Not Your Ordinary Garden Gnome

'Are You Being True?'

Under Construction: Editing An Image

An Asymmetrical City Panorama

Cloudscapes

The Year Of The Monkey

Super Bowl Week

Fall Color

An Old Lesson

On Shooting Sunsets

A Slice Of Beach

How To Resolve A Little Volume Issue

Improving On Autofocus

Should You Edit Every Photo?

Zooming In With A Scan

A Smartphone Misbehaves At The Museum

Around Town

Getting Your Camera's Shutter Count

A Checklist For Post Processing

A Mother's Rose From The Wedding

A Follow-Up: Two 'Secrets'

Blowin' In The Wind

Photoshop's Most Used Tool: Crop

Taking Your Photo Collection Inventory

Can You Hierarchy?

Improving Your Craft

Getting Started In Photography

What's A Prime Lens?

The Three Angels of Exposure

 

A D V A N C E D

San Francisco Bay Pano

A Night & Day Lesson In Exposure

Beyond The Velvet Rope

Running On Rims

Je T'Aime

Partial Pano: The City Under Clouds

On Image Editing Software

An Island In the Middle Of The City

How To Make An HTML Email Holiday Card

The Art Of Editing

Something Completely Different (But Familiar)

Cityscape

Optimism, Unfathomable Odds

In The Bag

Downhill

Some Days Are Like That

Solving That Adobe Generator Problem -- Again

Manikin Working...

Revisiting Two Images

The Post Processing Post

Revisiting That Golf Course

A Better Panorama

An HTML Video Project

This Afternoon's Spectacle

A Storm Rolls Through

The Golden Gate

Tintypes In The Digital Age

Animated People Watching

Moon Over The Pacific

Our Guide To San Francisco

Focus Is An Option

The Last Turners

Shooting Fireworks

Building A Staircase Step By Step

Aquatic Park Panorama

Leica And Apple And DNG! Oh My!

The Split-Toning Solution

A Favorite Image Digitized

Bakers Beach Sunset

A Shot In The Dark

Creating A Party Printing Folder

Cityscape

Why Is This Man Smiling?

Autumn Leaves in OpticsPro 10, Piccure+

That Bouquet At Sunset

A View Of The Bridge

Editing the Beach Chalet Murals

Jardine: A Workflow Essay

Solving A Photoshop Generator Error

Notes on Copyright

An Indiscretion

Solving A Revel Problem With Lightroom

Solving A Photoshop Generator Problem

Safeguarding The Integrity Of Your Photos

The XZ-1 And The Wall

A Blossom Blooms

Devising A Backup Strategy

Half Empty, Half Full

San Francisco Bay Panorama

Sending Small Raw Files Without Lightroom

Painting A Photo

Why The Cat Runs Away With The Bride

Playing With Aspect Ratios

Our Secret Backup & Archiving Strategy In Action

 

J U S T   F O R   F U N

Take A Seat On A Share Chair

All Smiles

Caption Contest

Some Days Are Like That

Stories Not Told

Breaking News

There Are Two Sides To Every Mushroom

Going Places

Along For The Ride

The View East

When Evening Falls

Over The Rainbow

Morning Light

Happy Birthday, Claude!

Turning Over The Camera Odometer

It's Monday (Get Through It)

A Succulent Image

A Sunday Morning In Bed

The 'Purple' Cow

Any Questions?

The Finals Simulated In Photoshop, OpticsPro

Two Old, Inspiring Polaroids

Not All Mondays Are The Same

Everyone Has Something To Frame

Keep Shooting

Off The Grid

Crab Season Opens

A Thank You To Our Subscribers

Another Day At The Office

Game On

Wells Fargo Prime

How To Photograph Christmas Tree Lights

An Old Storm

What A Photographer Does

Homage To The Square

When Only An Emporer Will Do

Half A Million Celebrate Champs In Oakland

A Box Of Chocolates

On Redundancy

Two Cameras At The Museum

A Modest Proposal For Museums

As the Bouquets Fade

Bouquets To Art 2105

Half Full, Completely Empty

The Best Kind Of Camera

The Ideal Reader

The Best Camera At The Wedding

The Perfect Camera Case You Already Own

A Chain Link Fence

Men Working

Wish You Were Here

Having Heart

Shooting Dice

Auld Lang Syne, My Friend!

Anything Your Heart Desires

Photographers & Comedians

An Evening Out

Portrait Of The Photographer As A (Very) Young Man

How To Read A Photo

Avoiding 'The Chair'

Wait a Minute ...

 

T O O L S

Building Macros For DxO Optics Pro

Of Fireworks We Singe

Another Problem Automation Solves

Two Slide Show Fails

Installing Sierra

How To Advertise

Gear Lessons Learned From Golf

After The Deluge

The Quality Of Light

Swatting A Lightroom Export Bug

Classic Battle Green Under Gray Skies

The New MacBook Pro Conundrum

Rags To Rags

Tools Of The Trade

The Life Expectancy Of Software

On To El Capitan

Sneak Peak: OpticFilm 135 Kodachrome Scans

Sneak Peak: OpticFilm 135 Ektachrome Scans

Alien Skin Software Introduces Ambitious Exposure X

One Cure For Ingestion

Speaking Of Clouds...

Before You Buy Another Camera

A Peek At HP's Instant Ink

A Fresh Look At HP's Paper, Ink Technology

Solving Two Software Problems

It's Not All Sunshine

Surfing Before The Web

Back To Work

More On Our Lightroom CC Rotation Problem

Goodbye, Spell Catcher (Sob). Hello, Yosemite!

Preview: Exposure 7

Mike's Free Photo Calendar Kit

Adobe Shape As A Camera App

The iPhone Ecosystem Expands

Photoshop Scripting After Flash

Updating To Photoshop CC 2014

An Overview Of Creative Cloud 2014

Adding Sliding Images To Your Web Site

How To Modify Lytebox Graphics

Spring Forward

The Trick To Safely Assembling A Softbox

The Restorers

Scanning Slides With A Camera

Can YesVideo Save Your Life?

Serious Camera Advice

Mavericks Diary

A DIY Camera Finder

Inkjet Printing Misconceptions

The Big Deal With Big Printers

Camera Reviews & Photography

Going Beyond The Wigglegram

An Old $8 Rexatar Zoom Survives Into The Digital Age

The Old Gray Mare

Springing Back After The Fact

The Dentist Shoots, We Smile

 

S I T E   T W E A K S

Site Tweak: Carousel Navigation

Site Tweak: Send A Scoop

Site Tweak: JSON Feed Images

Site Tweak: Calendar Submissions

Site Tweak: A JSON Feed

Site Tweak: Month Subheads

Site Tweak: Calendar Archive

A Lesson In Software Development

Site Tweak: Affiliate Ads

Site Tweak: Ad Server Juggling

Two Tiny Site Tweaks

Site Tweak: Thumbnailing The Obits

Site Tweak: Index Navigation

Site Tweak: Last Updated

Site Tweak: Table Of Contents Links

Site Tweak: A Little More Responsive

Two Site Tweaks: Gift Cards, Phone CSS

Site Tweak: A Calendar

Site Tweak: Polls

Site Tweak: Google Added To Search Options

Designing A Site Navigation Solution

Late Night Install With Site Tweaks

A Few Site Tweaks

One Of Those Days

Revisions, Revisions

Everyone Loves A Parade

More Links

Adding Sliding Images To Your Web Site

Another Site Tweak

Two Tiny Tweaks

Another Text Search Improvement

Tweaking The Site

An Improved Text Search

Top Stories Ticker

How To Chase Updates Here

Tidying Up

Our Recommended Products Page

Comments Come Alive

How To Enjoy 'Photo Corners'

A Comment on Comments

 

M I S C E L L A N E O U S

Fleishman On HEIF, HEVC

The Old Pier

Cityscape

A New Sidewalk

Accidents Happen

A Crown of Clouds

An Old Photo

A Marketing Lesson

Wherefore Art Thou?

Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall

The Old Sill

Of Violins And Cameras

Late Afternoon Skyscape

Dancing Clouds

Sunrise, Sunset

Today's Lesson

It's Always You

Yesterday

Houses

Relax

At Day's End

Lips, And The Night Goes

Warning: Twin Peaks Roadway Reconfigured

Avoiding Digital Eye Strain

Election Day

Something's In The Oven...

Alone In The World

Four Of A Kind

A Dog's Life

If Dreams Come True

Testing, Testing...

The Rain-Washed City

The Last Day Of Summer

Going With The Flow

A Distraction

Infinity On Monday

Bodie: A Photography Throwback

Alternately, Above The Summit

Another Solution To Adobe's 'No Internet Connection' Problem

At The Summit

Life Is Full Of Detours

Can Decay Be Beautiful?

Men Working...

Pedal To The Metal

Telling Time

Portals to the Past

A Storm Passing By

Photoshop Turns 25

A Salute To Bob Simon And David Carr

Day's End

It's 2015!

After A Night Of Rain

The Storm At Sunset

Pennies From Heaven

A Discussion With Piccure+'s Lui

A Night At The Holy City Zoo

Outside 'Outside Lands'

Do Dye Sub Prints Fade?

Lossy DNG: Heresy Or The New JPEG?

The Aftermath

A Midweek Moment

Stopping To Smell The Flowers

Why Should You Suffer?

Taking Your Smartphone To The Doctor

A Pointed Nose

A Literary Magazine For Photographers

Priorities

Art Appreciation

Teaching

Say Au Revoir But Not Goodbye To Candlestick

Never Done

Using Someone Else's Camera

A Beautiful Day

Fifty Years After

Nadar's Lesson On Photography

Appearances Are Everything

Shooting The Minister

A Trip To The Store

The Fiber Optic Game

'Because They Marched'

Perspective

Kodachrome, Browsers, Color, Memories

The Secret To Success

Fluency, LeBron, Chumash, Sign & So On

Photography Does Not Come In A Bottle

Carrying On About Carry-On

Chicago Stanley Cup Victory In 2,000 Words

Two Simple Lessons

The Panic of 2013 -- Accessing Your Work

Roger Ebert On Image Composition And Life

A Modest Proposal For The Creative Suite

How Sweet Is Pellegrin?

 

A S S I G N M E N T S

The Biggest Wedding Photographer Fail

Baby Pictures

Video Editing

Wedding Video

The Party

 

H O L I D A Y S

2017

The Fourth

Memorial Day

Happy Easter! Happy Passover!

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Presidents' Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

2016

Happy New Year!

A Christmas Story

Happy Thanksgiving

Veterans Day

Happy Halloween

Cruising The Holiday

Labor Day

A Photo Finish

Memorial Day

A Mother's Day Treat

Presidents' Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

2015

Happy New Year!

On The Back Streets Of Bethlehem

Happy Thanksgiving

Veterans Day

Happy Holiday (Columbus Day)

Labor Day

Memorial Day

St. Patrick's Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

2014

Happy New Year!

Tracking Santa

Happy Thanksgiving

Veterans Day

Celebrating The Holiday (Columbus Day)

'If You Want To Be Free ...'

Memorial Day

Happy Easter!

Two Portraits On Presidents' Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Year Of The Horse

2013

Auld Lang Syne, My Friend!

A Christmas Wish

A Christmas Scene

Happy Thanksgiving

Mission Rock Holiday (Columbus Day)

Independence Day

A Salute

Good Friday

A Valentine

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