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Portrait Cropping Guide

Portrait Cropping Guide

Framing your subject up for a portrait can sometimes be difficult. Should you get closer? Further? Cropping in close is particularly challenging because you don’t want to change it in such a way that it looks like your subject is missing limbs. A poorly cropped photo can make all the difference when it comes to […]

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Tips for Taking Photos from an Airplane

Tips for Taking Photos from an Airplane

Have you ever looked out of the window of an airplane? Now you would wonder why I am asking this strange question. Have you looked out of an airplane window and remarked about the beauty. Have you ever wanted to capture those moments? Well now you can capture those memories. Here are a few tips […]

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Understanding Exposure Value in Photography

Understanding Exposure Value in Photography

Before explaining Exposure Value (EV for short), it helps to know what Light Value (LV, for short) means. When you find something (whether it’s a person, a landscape, or even a ninja), there are (generally speaking) two main levels of light you need to deal with. The first is the average amount of light in […]

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Photography Rules Are Made to Be Broken (Sometimes)

Photography Rules Are Made to Be Broken (Sometimes)

Creative photography is a mix of many ingredients: art and technology, skill and patience, cold mechanical know-how, and individual flair. As a beginner, wouldn’t it be nice if the whole thing could be explained with a simple set of rules that were easy to understand? Surely someone could just tell you what aperture to use […]

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How to Create a Broken Lake Photo in Photoshop (Video)

How to Create a Broken Lake Photo in Photoshop (Video)

For his personal photo project, Impact, photographer Erik Johansson came up with the unique idea of photographing a lake as if it was breaking up like a mirror. The end result would be a composite image containing real and artificial elements with a whole lot of editing work involved. Here’s what he did: Johansson bought 17 […]

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Do You Take Photographs or Make Them?

Do You Take Photographs or Make Them?

In October 1978, the cover of National Geographic showed a self portrait of a gorilla using a camera. I’m serious—you can look it up if you would like. The cover shot was a self portrait, taken by a gorilla, and by the standards of the day it was actually pretty good! Each year 100 million […]

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Rollerblading Photographer Takes Motorcycle Photo Shoot to a Dangerous Level

Rollerblading Photographer Takes Motorcycle Photo Shoot to a Dangerous Level

Commercial and editorial photographer Matthew Jones has been shooting motorcycles and bikers for years, but for the photo session featured in the following video, he elevates his work to a whole new level. Instead of riding alongside the motorcycle in a vehicle or on the back of another bike, Jones straps on a pair of freshly oiled rollerblades: […]

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Beginner Tips for Shooting Action Photography

Beginner Tips for Shooting Action Photography

Digital camera owners who are not that experienced in taking photos often find it hard to capture the action scenes they so desire. With their subjects being mobile, they may not be aware of what to do with their camera to take the best action shots. Indeed, it can be quite a challenge to engage […]

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How to do Exposure Stacking with Manual Alignment in Photoshop

How to do Exposure Stacking with Manual Alignment in Photoshop

Astrophotography can yield some amazing results even when working with a simple point-and-shoot camera. It helps, however, to know how to reduce the noise that inevitably comes with night photography by stacking multiple exposures. Photoshop’s Auto-Align Layers feature generally does a great job, but when it doesn’t work you’ll need to do it manually. Sound […]

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Tulip Season Photography Tips

Tulip Season Photography Tips

Tulips are only in bloom a few weeks out of the year, so if you love photographing them as much as I do, you have to hit the tulip beds running—or at least with a plan. Like roses, no two tulips are alike. But the fun part is, unlike roses, every type of tulip is […]

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