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How Long Does It Take to Learn Photography?

How Long Does It Take to Learn Photography?

“How long will it take?” is a common question among those interested in learning photography. Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple or straight forward answer. There are many factors that come into play when learning about photography. To help break it down, consultant and professional photographer Mike Browne created this helpful tutorial to tackle this complex […]

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Zoo Photography

Zoo Photography

Many of us want to take pictures of lions, tigers, bears, and other small furry creatures without the expense of a trip to Alaska or the dangers of a photo safari in Africa. In order to do this, many of us turn to our local zoos which allow us to take as many photos as […]

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Perspectives Demonstration: How the Mind Can Be Tricked

Perspectives Demonstration: How the Mind Can Be Tricked

Delightfully concise and visually descriptive, this video from Richard Wiseman defies our perceptions and vividly shows how perspective can be completely warped in the act of fitting a three-dimensional world into a two-dimensional image: When observing scenes on our daily life, our brain is constantly picking up visual cues in order to deduce the distance […]

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5 No-Nonsense Ways to Keep Your Photos Sharp

5 No-Nonsense Ways to Keep Your Photos Sharp

Modern DSLR cameras can produce very sharp images with plenty of detail. However, the chief limiting factor to the sharpness of an image is the quality of the lens being employed. If you use a basic kit lens, you will not obtain the best image possible with your camera, simply because the elements comprising the […]

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How to Shoot Low Key Portraits at Home

How to Shoot Low Key Portraits at Home

Shooting low key photographs in a studio environment is easier than you think. With just one source of light you can experiment with it in a hundred different ways. You also need a dark background—preferably a black one. The idea is to have a lot of contrast in your images. Gavin Hoey explains: For this shoot, […]

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Panning Photography: How to Blur the Background without Blurring the Subject

Panning Photography: How to Blur the Background without Blurring the Subject

The best motion photographs pulse with energy. Action photographers accomplish this using many different techniques. One technique employs lightning fast shutter speeds to freeze motion so that every feather of a bird’s wings is perfectly sharp as the bird twists in flight, or so that every droplet of water sprayed by a swimmer is crisp […]

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New Deal: Intensify Photo Editor for Dramatic Detail

New Deal: Intensify Photo Editor for Dramatic Detail

Want your images to POP? Join thousands of photographers who have discovered Intensify. Four incredible detail algorithms help you get eye-popping depth that is noise-free, halo-free and full of life. Intensify includes a vast number of ultra-powerful adjustments to deliver the image you saw when the shutter was pressed! Normally $59 on it’s own, they have […]

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Exposure Tips in Photography

Exposure Tips in Photography

One of the key aspects to taking a great photo is exposure. To sum it up, your exposure is the amount of light you let into your camera. If your camera sensor receives too much light, your photos will be washed out, while having too little light will leave your photos left in the dark. […]

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How to Deflicker a Timelapse

How to Deflicker a Timelapse

When creating a timelapse, sometimes things don’t go according to plan. So while you may easily capture all the available frames you need, you can still end up with a less than pleasant viewing experience. Thankfully, your timelapse project doesn’t have to end there. To avoid scrapping the entire project, professional video producer Rob Nelson shows […]

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Street Photography Tips and Techniques

Street Photography Tips and Techniques

When you’re getting started the challenge is overcoming the fear of taking pictures of strangers. Since telephoto lenses are not normally used in street photography, how can you stand a few feet from your subject, put the camera to your eye, focus, and click the shutter without getting nervous? A good street photographer is not […]

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