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How to Become a Street Photographer

How to Become a Street Photographer

Street photography is probably one of the most difficult genres of photography, as it is based on the unknown. You can select a frame, but you can’t necessarily select the characters in it or how they will behave to make your picture look good. In modern terms, you could call street photography an art snapshot. [...]

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Mystical 4K Timelapse of Yellowstone National Park

Mystical 4K Timelapse of Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is one of America’s true gems. It’s a powerful wildlife expanse of blasting geysers and unencumbered trees, filling up the northwestern corner of Wyoming, along with chunks of Idaho and Montana. If you’ve never been, this part-video, part-timelapse short film, shot entirely using Canon’s strongest 4K video, might convince you to leave [...]

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6 Pro Tips for Making the Most of a Golden Hour Photo Shoot

6 Pro Tips for Making the Most of a Golden Hour Photo Shoot

Nikon Ambassador Corey Rich is convinced that the secret to creating compelling outdoor portraits has very little to do with the actual location selected for the photoshoot and much to do with the photographer’s creativity and technical prowess. Rich demonstrates how to make the most of one’s shooting environment during the Sierra Nevada Mountains’ sunrise [...]

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Tips for Better Landscape Photography

Tips for Better Landscape Photography

The problem with most landscape photography is that not enough preparation is put into setting up the shot before it is taken. These tips are meant to give the photographer some things to think about before releasing the shutter. 1. Depth of Field Most professional landscape photographers want everything in the shot to be equally [...]

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A Day in the Life of a Paparazzi

A Day in the Life of a Paparazzi

When we think of paparazzi, we usually think of bullish, headstrong photographers interrupting people’s privacy with obnoxious flashes and giant SLR lenses. But it isn’t just that. In this entertaining short documentary, we follow Giles Harrison, a 20-year industry vet and permanent fixture in LA’s celebrity scene, on a morning round through suburban streets while [...]

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How to Make Better Photos with Better Composition

How to Make Better Photos with Better Composition

Most photographers know that for a photograph to be interesting, it must have a good composition. But what does that mean, exactly? The concepts of composition are often assumed to be mere common sense, but it never hurts to refresh oneself on the basics. And remember, as photographer David Thorpe says, “composition is better treated as [...]

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Tips For Better Waterfall Photos

Tips For Better Waterfall Photos

Waterfall photography is a favourite subject for many a nature photographer. In fact, a good waterfall can be a magnet for almost anyone with a camera. Like any subject in nature photography, waterfall photos also come with their own set of challenges. A beginner can be disappointed with their results time and time again, simply [...]

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Beginning in Photography: Understanding the Light

Beginning in Photography: Understanding the Light

Understanding how different lighting affects an image is half the work of creating better photos. This article aims to give a brief overview of the different types of light you might encounter as a photographer and how to use each type to your advantage. Direct light Looking through the family photo album the other day, [...]

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How to Use Photoshop to Create Multi-Image Composites

How to Use Photoshop to Create Multi-Image Composites

Some people see image manipulation as a sort of cheat to get a good a photograph, and in some cases they are correct. But, in terms of composite photography, which Sean Duggan talks about in the presentation below, it gives photographers the ability to take everyday objects and turn them into something much more magical: [...]

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How To Use An Accent Light In Your Portrait Photography

How To Use An Accent Light In Your Portrait Photography

In the past few portrait photography photo tips articles, we’ve been discussing how to light a portrait. So far, we’ve covered how and when to use four different lights. The basic three light set and the first specialty light, the “hair light”. Today’s portrait photography photo tip will end our discussion of lighting with the [...]

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