Tim Cooper's Photo Circle

Thank you for checking out Photo Circle! Here you will find a social network, a classroom, a photo club and most of all a fun space to share and grow your love and knowledge of photography.


It's pretty basic: as you look around this home page, you will see that there are different avenues to take to grow your knowledge of photography. For example, you can get a photo or digital question answered. Just click on the clipboard to you left and enter a question in the title field. Tim will get back to you, posting all answers on the PHOTO Q&A page. At the Photo Q & A page you can also research answers to questions others have asked. Hopefully, over time, your inquisitiveness will result in a vast lexicon of information that we will all be able to use.

Here at Photo Circle, you can also get feedback sharing your work with other Photo Circle Members and with Tim. Check in often, as as you can learn from Tim's CRITIQUE OF THE WEEK of a selected member's submitted work (one or two images) as a way of highlighting the good points of the image as well as making suggestions for improvement. Also, by signing up to Photo Circle, you will create your own profile page (much like on Facebook), where you will be able to upload your latest work for all to view and SHARE. Then, your Photo Circle peers can review and comment on your work or vice versa. Exchanging feedback is a great way to learn and grow, so to get the most out of Photo Circle, make sure to interact with each other and partake in the dialogue!

Another way to keep up growing your photo knowledge, is to review Tim's online TUTORIALS. Over the next coming months, Tim will be updating this site with instructional clips that you can use to learn a new little Photoshop or Lightroom trick, for example. This is a great way to get a sense of the in-depth information available to you with one of Tim's DVD's. It's also a fantastic way to get a sense of his teaching style if you are interested in one of his WORKSHOPS.

And, finally Tim hopes to keep inspiring and encouraging you to work on your photography skills by providing a straightforward and friendly space here at Photo Circle. It's all about us continuing to learn.... while having some fun!

Photo Questions

Neutral density filters

Posted by Ken on November 23, 2014 at 10:49pm 1 Comment


Posted by Michael Marner on November 20, 2014 at 2:37pm 2 Comments

New Tutorial on Light Painting

Posted by Tim Cooper on November 5, 2014 at 9:06pm 0 Comments

Backup question

Posted by Deb Alexander on November 2, 2014 at 10:28am 3 Comments

What is going on?

Posted by Andreas Chr on October 28, 2014 at 5:22am 2 Comments


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Tim Cooper commented on Ken's blog post Neutral density filters
"Hi Ken,  I have found that typically when I reach for a Neutral Density Filter I want it to be pretty dark.  I own a 10 stop B+W, and a 2-8 stop Variable N. D. Filter from Tiffen.  I prefer the screw on circular models to the square…"
Ken posted a blog post

Neutral density filters

Hi Tim. I have a couple of graduated ND filters for darkening sky or half the frame.  These are made by Cokin.  What I don't have is any sort of whole-frame-darkening ND filter for slowing down my exposure.  After seeing some of your shots with a 6-stop filter, I'm intrigued.  I have questions about what equipment to get.  Here are some of my questions.How many such filters should I get?  Is it worth having a 2, 4, and 6 stop filter for different situations?Should I look for square filters…See More
Michael Marner commented on Michael Marner's blog post Macro
"Hello Tim. Thank you very much for your speedy answer. Glad to hear my lens is ok :-).  "
Tim Cooper commented on Michael Marner's blog post Macro
"Hello Michael,  you can rest assured that your lens is just fine!  The camera is showing that your lens is getting smaller (f/4) as you focus closer.  This can be a little misleading.  While your aperture is staying the same…"
Nov 20
Michael Marner posted a blog post


Hi Tim Thanks for a super site, looking forward to go investigating in all your tutorials. I have been watching many of your lectures at B & H and loved them all.I do almost all kind of photography except architecture and interior design. Mostly I want to get outside :-)Lately I have started doing macro photography, and I have improved on my background composition after watching your lecture about macro from B & H. But I have come across something that puzzels me about my lens.I use a…See More
Nov 20
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Nov 20
Hans Madland commented on Deb Alexander's blog post Backup question
"This is helpful, Tim.  To back up my Mac and hopefully everything on my small external drive, I connect the Mac and the small 1tb drive to a much larger external and use TimeMachine.  I understand you to say that my Lightroom catalog and…"
Nov 19
Deb Alexander commented on Deb Alexander's blog post Backup question
"Thanks Tim!  The cloner option sounds pretty straightforward -- I've got another external coming in the mail and will use that :-)"
Nov 6

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