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Tree Photography Tips and Techniques

Tree Photography Tips and Techniques

Nature photography is a favorite genre of photography, and within nature photography, trees are one of the most common subjects. Trees are widespread, tremendously diverse, and can make both beautiful and majestic subjects. In some respects, trees are also easy to photograph: they are widely visible and, unlike animals, they sit still, allowing you to […]

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Image Sensors Explained in Under 6 Minutes

Image Sensors Explained in Under 6 Minutes

There’s no argument that digital photography has become standard to our modern way of living, with smaller, more compact cameras that deliver amazing picture quality entering the market every day. But what makes this possible? The secret is in the image sensor. This episode of Techquickie with Linus Sebastian provides a quick, to-the-point explanation of image […]

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Photographer Captures the Adorable Friendship Between an Owl and a Dog

Photographer Captures the Adorable Friendship Between an Owl and a Dog

Hoo’s a good boy? The Internet has been won over by a German Shepherd named Ingo and his best friend, Poldi the owl. Check out this album of magical, golden-hour shots: For his part, Poldi seems perpetually surprised at whatever’s going on, while Ingo looks a little more on the sleepy side. Neither seems to […]

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Tips for Using Perspective and Scale in Photography

Tips for Using Perspective and Scale in Photography

The world we live in is three dimensional. We see in three dimensions, yet when we photograph, we see only two dimensions. In order to create images that add a third dimension, we need to add some perspective or depth. The big question is what is perspective and how do we add it? Because we […]

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Advice from a Travel Photographer: Focus on the Journey

Advice from a Travel Photographer: Focus on the Journey

World-renowned photojournalist Steve McCurry has spent many years traveling around and photographing the unique and vibrant people and sights of India. In his travels, he’s learned that the best photos don’t always happen after arriving at the destination, but along the way. You just have to be open to them, and know not to turn […]

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How to Apply Color Theory to Your Photos

How to Apply Color Theory to Your Photos

Sometimes the colors in a photograph just don’t mesh. You may not be able to notice it right away; the photo just seems off for some reason. But it could be as simple as the fact that the colors don’t complement each other. So, how do you know which combinations of colors you should be […]

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15 Weekend Photography Project Ideas

15 Weekend Photography Project Ideas

If you’re interested in improving, or if you’re just looking for a fun activity, why not take on a weekend project? By choosing a specific project for the weekend you can focus on something that will give you a new experience, teach you something new, or improve your skills in a certain area. In this […]

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How to Use a Hair Light for Portraits

How to Use a Hair Light for Portraits

Hair light, separation light, accent light, whatever you want to call it, the result is the same—separating your model from your background. In a small home studio, one light may be enough for portrait lighting, but adding a second light behind your model will really add separation and definition: Using one single flash to light […]

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How To Frame Your Shots to Avoid Excessive Cropping

How To Frame Your Shots to Avoid Excessive Cropping

We’re all familiar with the cropping tool in our image editing programs. Unfortunately, it is one of the most widely used editing tools, mainly because it’s easy to forget to frame pictures before snapping the shutter. Yes, it is easy to crop images to get rid of ugly background extras, like empty water bottles, and […]

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How to Eliminate Ambient Light in a Photography Studio

How to Eliminate Ambient Light in a Photography Studio

Understanding the basics of photography is essential for consistently taking great photos. To help understand a little more about these fundamental aspects, photographer Mark Wallace answers a message asking how he was able to create a photo that appeared as if it had been taken in a dark room with one light, when he captured […]

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