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Diopter Lenses: Understanding How They Relate to Photography

Diopter Lenses: Understanding How They Relate to Photography

As photographers, we want to show ordinary things from an extraordinary angle. And what best way to do this but to zoom in and magnify parts and bring the smallest objects into literally larger than life sizes. Getting the perfect macro shot of a subject is definitely a photographer’s ultimate dream. But macro lenses can […]

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Very Interesting Comparison of Canon DSLR Camera Burst Mode Speeds and Sounds

Very Interesting Comparison of Canon DSLR Camera Burst Mode Speeds and Sounds

In 2003, Canon announced the Canon 300D with a burst mode rate of 2.5 fps. In 2006, they managed to double that number with the release of the 30D. These days, we have the Canon 1D X which performs an incredible 14 fps. Any faster and Canon will be verging on the edge of the […]

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Black and White Portrait Photography Tips

Black and White Portrait Photography Tips

There are no hiding places in a black and white portrait. With no distraction from color, the physical characteristics of the subject are revealed. Monochrome exposes intimate details such as bone structure, texture, and expression to a much greater level than an equivalent color image. This article will help you take advantage of the medium and […]

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Japanese Photographer Creates Adorably Hilarious Photos of His Daughter

Japanese Photographer Creates Adorably Hilarious Photos of His Daughter

It’s a known fact that parents love to take (and share) photos of their children. Most people smile politely as the proud parent flips through photo after photo of their kid eating, sleeping, crying, playing, and celebrating the latest birthday; however, the viewer is usually disenchanted with the photo barrage about 5 pictures in. Welcome […]

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Oops: Dad Films Entire Vacation with a GoPro Facing the Wrong Way

Oops: Dad Films Entire Vacation with a GoPro Facing the Wrong Way

For most amateur photographers, “chimping” is really an issue. You know the drill: you take a couple of shots in five seconds, then spend the next minute hunched over your camera, inspecting every image and second-guessing every detail that can be fixed in post-processing. I’m probably more guilty of this than anyone, but it sure […]

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Simplicity in Commercial Product Photography

Simplicity in Commercial Product Photography

In the world of product photography, simplicity is a common element. It is very eye-catching and often exudes a sort of elegance. Somewhat ironically, however, simplicity is often one of the most difficult things to achieve. The video below shows a photo shoot for Jameson Whiskey in which the photographers attempt a very simple and […]

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How to Improve Your Photos With One Simple Change

How to Improve Your Photos With One Simple Change

You take hundreds and thousands of photos of this, that, and everything around you. Your main objective? To capture beauty. But, when you come home and take a look at your photos, why is there so often a feeling of dissatisfaction? Why do the photos you take not come out how you imagined they would? […]

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How to Make Your Own Wood Prints from Your Photos

How to Make Your Own Wood Prints from Your Photos

Creating unique prints of your photography is an excellent way to not only display your images, but share them with your friends and family, as well. Steve Ramsey, who runs a site for woodworking called Woodworking for Mere Mortals, may not be a photographer, but he made an informative video on how to make do-it-yourself […]

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How to Avoid the Most Common Photography Mistakes

How to Avoid the Most Common Photography Mistakes

In this video tutorial, photographer Jeff Cable explains how we can improve our photography in leaps and bounds, just by eliminating these common mistakes: 1. Light and Shadow Many times choosing the wrong spot for taking your images can ruin the shot, even though you are standing at a beautiful location, such as when your […]

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Fill the Frame in Your Photography Composition

Fill the Frame in Your Photography Composition

As a young photographer, I was often disappointed by my photos. There was no instant feedback as with digital images. And, as I began to learn digital photography, I realized that so many of my images had small subjects—disappointingly so. Cropping in post production with Photoshop didn’t help. What I needed to do was fill […]

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