Jeffrey Kontur
Jeffrey Kontur is the author of two books on photography. He has been involved with professional photography for nearly 25 years. In addition to teaching workshops on photographic technique, he continues to actively take pictures as a freelance writer/photographer.
Latest Posts
  • Photography
    Hardware
    Quick Tip: 11 Things to Look for in a Camera for KidsKidsprevlarge2
    It's relatively common for kids to want to use a camera and take pictures. Nervous parents may have some reservations about letting kids handle something so expensive, but there are plenty of kid-friendly cameras on the market today.Read More…
  • Photography
    Post-Processing
    Can You Fix a Blurry Picture?Blurry preview
    Is there any way to fix a blurry picture? The short answer is not really, but we might be able to get pretty close in some cases.Read More…
  • Photography
    Photography Fundamentals
    Photography Kick-Start Guide: Adjusting Your Camera’s Settings for the Photo You WantCamerasetting kickstart prelg
    Every two weeks, we revisit some of our reader favorite posts from throughout the history of Phototuts+. This tutorial was first published in September of 2009. Cameras vary in terms of functions offered. There are differences from one brand to the next and even from one model to another of the same brand. By necessity, this tutorial will have to generalize but let's try to de-mystify some of the more common settings found on cameras today, what they mean (to the camera) and how to use them. Let's start with the core shooting modes, then we'll move on to the more common preset scene modes and finally to some other general information about camera functions.Read More…
  • Photography
    Composition
    How to Choose Your Best Photo in a Series - Every Time200px
    Twice a month we revisit some of our reader favorite posts from throughout the history of Phototuts+. This tutorial was first published in August, 2009. When we spot a great photo waiting to happen, photographers often take many shots of the same thing to better their odds of doing it justice. But how often have you viewed your shots later and ended up with 5, 10, or 20 photos of the same scene or subject that are, well, pretty darn good! You can't put all these duplicates in your portfolio or your 'Favorites' set on Twitter, so you are left with the challenge of needing to pick your best photo from the set. How do you do it?Read More…
  • Photography
    Photography Fundamentals
    Photography Kick-start Guide: How Your Camera Works200px
    Twice a month we revisit some of our reader favorite posts from throughout the history of Phototuts+. This tutorial was first published in August, 2009. Most photography tutorials, including most of the ones you’ll find here on the Tuts+ network of web sites, assume a certain base level of knowledge. But what if you've only just decided you want to make the leap into taking photos with manual settings? In this tutorial you'll start to begin to learn the fundamentals of photography - fundamentals that will allow you to start reading and using more advanced tutorials, and manipulating the manual settings on your camera. Here we cover exposure, how the camera works, the shutter, focus, light, depth of field and ISO.Read More…
  • Photography
    Shooting
    How To Choose the Perfect Lens and Consider "Angle of View"200px
    Many photographers, even some fairly advanced amateurs, misunderstand how to properly employ lenses of different focal lengths. Although selecting a lens isn't really a step-by-step process, for purposes of keeping everything organized and showing you how to evaluate a scene, that's how it will be presented here. This tutorial will explain the reasoning behind choosing a particular lens, and highlight how considering the angle of view can lead to a fantastic photograph.Read More…
  • Photography
    Shooting
    How to Capture the Perfect Parade Photo200px
    Everyone loves a parade, but they can be very difficult to photograph. Very few people end up with satisfying parade photos. Let's look at some relatively simple things anyone can do to get more effective, more satisfying photos of parades.Read More…