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5 Vital Things You Must Consider as a Photographer

5 Vital Things You Must Consider as a Photographer

Photography is an art that most people have an affinity for. Since the emergence of this art form, people have always been drawn towards it as a hobby. But with the progression of time, photography has become more of a profession, and a successful one, too. Like any other art form, dexterity in capturing images […]

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Shadow and Silhouette Photography Techniques

Shadow and Silhouette Photography Techniques

Shadows are naturally evocative. The result of matter coming between a surface and incoming rays of light, they’re simultaneously symbolic of dependence as well as absence. Artists of all sorts utilize shadows—literally and figuratively—to drive home powerful points. Here, Marcin Lewandowski goes into detail on how a lack of light can actually do quite a bit to […]

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50,000 Photograph Timelapse of the Western United States

50,000 Photograph Timelapse of the Western United States

When cinematographer Zach Rogers relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada, there’s no doubt that he anticipated bright lights and plenty of action. However, the city itself did little to capture his eye or his heart. Instead, he was captivated by the barren deserts that lie just outside of city limits: Comprised of nearly 7,000 individual photographs shot primarily […]

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Night Landscape Photography

Night Landscape Photography

Many photographers assume that once the sun goes down, so do the opportunities to take spectacular landscape images. Some of my favorite photographs were taken under extremely low light or nearly pitch-black conditions. In fact, I have found that the darker it is the better results I usually get in my images. You are more […]

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Photographing Light Pillars in Cold Conditions

Photographing Light Pillars in Cold Conditions

Have you ever seen strange beams of light emanating from the ground and going skyward? Perhaps you’ve wondered what this strange phenomenon might be. Aurora Borealis? Or maybe even laser beams fired by visitors from another planet? The answer is they are neither. Timmy Joe has an explanation: Earlier this month Joe was awakened in the middle […]

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Using Ansel Adams’ Zone System and Large Format Photography Still Today

Using Ansel Adams’ Zone System and Large Format Photography Still Today

The face of the United States has changed quite a bit since the days of Ansel Adams. When he began documenting natural wonders for the Library of Congress, the country was still expanding and firmly based in agriculture. Even the untrained eye could appreciate the reverence of light and masterful composition employed in each of […]

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5 Long Exposure Landscape Photography Tips

5 Long Exposure Landscape Photography Tips

1. Three legs are better than two A tripod is absolutely essential, but rather than running out and purchasing any old tripod, I strongly suggest saving up for a well-built model from a reputable tripod manufacturer. Gitzo and Manfrotto are two that spring to mind. A tripod that is poorly built or overly light weight […]

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How to Handle Skin Tones Photo Editing in Lightroom

How to Handle Skin Tones Photo Editing in Lightroom

Skin tone is one of those things that can make or break a photo, and beginners can find that getting the perfect skin tone in post-processing can take forever and a day. But there are a few things you can do to streamline your process and get great results at the same time. In the […]

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Life as a Pro Photographer

Life as a Pro Photographer

Life as a pro photographer can be hard. It’s probably best described as a mixture of a profound sense of freedom and an acute sense of uncertainty. But it can be a deeply satisfying pursuit provided you’re driven by a will to succeed. Much like in any other business, the success of your endeavor depends […]

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How to Use Auto Exposure Lock on a DSLR Camera

How to Use Auto Exposure Lock on a DSLR Camera

The auto exposure lock (AE-L) function on a DSLR camera lets you physically lock the exposure reading from anywhere in the scene. You can use it on its own or at the point where you focus the image. All DSLR cameras have an auto exposure lock button. When you press the AE-L button, the current […]

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