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What Makes Some Photographs Better Than Others?

What Makes Some Photographs Better Than Others?

Art is so subjective that there is no correct answer to this question. But there are some things that can help you analyze a photograph. I find it interesting that the majority of people can tell the difference between an average and a great photo and choose the ‘better’ one, but they struggle to articulate […]

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Photography From Outer Space: Tales of an Astronaut Photographer

Photography From Outer Space: Tales of an Astronaut Photographer

It’s not every day that you get a chance to photograph the “marble” from outer space. I would kill for a chance like that (figuratively speaking). Here, astronaut Don Pettit shares his experience with astronaut photography: Pettit is an astronaut, of course, and part of his job description is photography. But photography in space doesn’t […]

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Helpful Tips for Winter Action Sports Photography

Helpful Tips for Winter Action Sports Photography

Shooting winter action sports can be tricky because of the extreme weather conditions and the fast-paced activity, so it really helps to be ready for anything. Watch action and adventure sports photographer Brett Wilhelm on location at the 2014 Burton US Open Snowboard Pipe Finals, as he offers a few tips to help get better winter sports […]

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Night Sky Timelapse Tutorial

Night Sky Timelapse Tutorial

When it comes to shooting a great timelapse at night, you don’t need all kinds of fancy equipment, like sliders or high-end lighting. With just a camera, wide-angle lens, tripod, trigger, a hiker’s headlamp, a lot of time, and a little knowledge of the constellations, you can get professional, stunning results. Here, Jay P. Morgan […]

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Wedding Photography Tips

Wedding Photography Tips

Is your photography equipment gathering dust because your desire to be creative is gathering dust as well? Don’t let it! By sticking to some basics, and doing your homework, wedding photography can be a very stimulating and rewarding pastime. People are always getting married, so the opportunities for photographing weddings – and making some cash […]

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Meet the Genius Behind National Geographic’s Photography Equipment

Meet the Genius Behind National Geographic’s Photography Equipment

National Geographic photographers are amongst the most extreme bunch. And to be honest, most of the photographers I know—myself included—dream of working for the company. Everybody knows that it’s a tough job, but National Geographic’s photographers have a few tricks up their sleeves. And Kenji Yamaguchi is the mastermind behind those tricks: Kenji Yamaguchi is […]

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Quick Tips For Shooting Low Key Portraits

Quick Tips For Shooting Low Key Portraits

Low key portraiture is all about light and shadow control. You need to understand light to do it. Lindsay Adler provides a useful tutorial: What is Low Key Lighting? Low key portraits utilize dark backgrounds, shadows, and low light. The resulting images tend to be dramatic with high contrast. Inverse Square Law Knowing how light […]

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The Ultimate Star Trail Timelapse at The Wave, Arizona

The Ultimate Star Trail Timelapse at The Wave, Arizona

The sandstone rock formations of the Wave, Arizona are some of the most sought after geologic photographic material in North America. Thousands of amazing night pictures have been taken of it over the years, no one had made the trek in to create a timelapse…until now: The Wave—a site on many photographers’ bucket lists—combines undulating […]

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Simple Yet Effective Photography Tips

Simple Yet Effective Photography Tips

Final Reminder: Only 1 day left! in the popular deal on: The Photography Masterclass If you’re new to photography and looking for some simple ways to get your photos looking better, this article will give you 7 useful tips. These tips are all composition-based and help you use your “eye” more when taking photos. Tip […]

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Portrait Photography: A Basic Guide to Posing

Portrait Photography: A Basic Guide to Posing

Posing is as integral to portrait photography as the right lens and the right camera angle. A lot of photographers learn this the hard way. If you’re a portrait photographer or do family and wedding photography you know how important posing can be. In this video tutorial, photographer Julia Kelleher demystifies the art and science […]

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