Whether it's before, during, or after you shoot, we've posted some awesome photography tips, tricks and hacks this year. Here are the most popular for 2010.
Photo remixed from an original by Matt Katzenberger
People are for portraits. When you want a good landscape they're just a nuisance. This clever trick shows you how to take a bunch of location photos, a tripod, and a copy of Photoshop to get rid of all those pesky people.
Vaseline isn't just good for moisturizing your dry elbows and making your teeth glisten for your upcoming beauty pageant—it also gives your photos a great vintage feel.
When your photos fail you—as they often do when you're rushing to capture the world—and that's where your computer comes to the rescue. Our Top 10 Photo Fixing and Image Editing Tricks has a wealth of subtle and elegant touch-ups to fix your crappy photos or make your nicer ones look a whole lot better.
You don't need a 3D camera to take 3D pictures. This simple optical trick can let you create an effect that brings your photos into the third dimension.
Black and white is so 1906. We've had colour photography for awhile, but it's a waste if you can't make use of those colours effectively. This tutorial gives you an introduction to colour theory, how to put it into practice with your photos, and some quick colour tricks you can easily employ in Photoshop (or your favourite image editor).
Your camera's white balancing system is far from perfect, but you can give it a helping hand by using an 18% grey card. Even if it's the crappiest possible grey card you can make, it's surprisingly helpful in achieving accurate colour balance. Here's how to make one and why it works.
It's really true that the best camera you have is the one you have with you, but if that camera's your smartphone you may find yourself wishing you had your DSLR instead. If you're stuck with your phone, or just prefer to avoid the heavy lifting involved with larger cameras, these tips and tricks will help you get the most out of the little camera built into your phone.
For those of you who prefer the compromise between a smartphone and a DSLR, we've got tips for you too. This advice, geared for your point-and-shoot camera, will get you better acquainted with you camera, help you better frame your subjects, and ditch the flash whenever possible.
If you're looking to do more with your camera and don't want to limit yourself to just the best of 2010, check out our weekend roundup of ways to enhance your camera and photos.
Your greatest asset in any photo is beautiful lighting. Here's a look at why, and how you can get fantastic photos with perfect light and a camera as lowly as the one built in to a previous generation iPhone.
If you like the analogue look that people are getting with fun apps like Instagram, you can get that through-the-viewfinder border effect with as little as a cardboard tube.
When you enter the world of DSLR photography, it can be hard to make sense of the numerous lenses available to you. They all provide wonderful photographic options, but certain lenses are particularly great for when you're just starting out.
Your iOS device is wonderfully versatile when it comes to photography, going beyond just a camera and turning into both a wireless camera remote and photo receiver when paired with your DSLR.
HD video brought new life to DSLRs over the past few years, but that didn't come without its challenges. Video is a tough beast to conquer, but we've got you covered with a comprehensive guide that'll make you an excellent videographer in no time.
Nothing's worse than snapping an incredible photo in the moment and finding out all you got was a blurry mess. Unshake is a tool that'll help you get back that incredible image you thought you had with hardly any work at all.
Digital cameras make it easy to snap tons and tons of photos of any place you go, and Microsoft's got a fun and free too to make use of them all. PhotoSynth is a Windows app that stitches your photos together into a traversable 3D space.
And there you have our most popular photography tips, tricks, and hacks for 2010, but we've posted plenty more. If there are others that you really love but didn't quite make the cut, share 'em in the comments. And if you want more photography goodness, you dial your time machine back to 2009.