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6 Tips for Getting Great Pictures With a Basic Camera

6 Tips for Getting Great Pictures With a Basic Camera

Great pictures don’t necessarily come from high-end cameras and expensive lenses. Here are tips that you can apply even when using cameras like the one on the iPhone. If you can use these principles to get great pictures using basic cameras, imagine how much better a photographer you’ll be with serious photography gear! 1. Use […]

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Why I Shoot in Manual Mode

Why I Shoot in Manual Mode

When it comes to consistency, manual exposure mode is the best mode among the various exposure modes. Other exposure modes include Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority, but I use Manual and Aperture Priority exclusively. Why Shoot in Manual Mode? Imagine you’re shooting a group of people at 12 p.m. in a shaded porch. This group […]

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Water Surface and Waterfall Photography Tips

Water Surface and Waterfall Photography Tips

Waterfalls and streams are popular photography subjects because they can easily be made into a soothing digital desktop wallpaper. A common element in many waterfall pictures is the silky smooth appearance of the water. This is not difficult to capture, with the right tools and techniques. Tripod Without a tripod, pictures of silky smooth moving […]

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On-Camera TTL Flash Photography Tips

On-Camera TTL Flash Photography Tips

If you’ve bought a DSLR hoping to take professional-looking pictures indoors, you’re halfway there. Just remember not to use the built-in flash. You might have also heard that a speedlight (external flash unit) will improve your pictures dramatically. Again, you’re halfway there. The other half of the story is how you use these tools. They’re […]

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Tips and Tricks for Sunset Photography

Tips and Tricks for Sunset Photography

I personally prefer to shoot sunsets when the sun is hiding behind clouds. Choosing the Right Day In Malaysia, the best day for photographing a sunset or sunrise is a day when it is unbearably hot. This is because the sky is so clear that it is almost cloudless, therefore the sun’s heat rays are […]

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Wide Angle Photography Tips

Wide Angle Photography Tips

Ahh…wide angle photography, probably one of the easiest types of photos to take, but also one of the hardest areas in which to excel. Have you ever tried to cram 30 people into a single photograph? You try to stack them, have some of them on the floor, or even ask some of them at […]

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Retouching RAW Format Photos with Histograms

Retouching RAW Format Photos with Histograms

Histograms are like road maps. You need them in order to see where you’re going. Without them, you’re just guessing. OK, I suppose with some experience you can get a pretty accurate guess. But if you’re a perfectionist like me, you’d feel way more comfortable if you knew you nailed the shot with the perfect […]

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5 Composition Tips for Landscape Photography

5 Composition Tips for Landscape Photography

It may be hard to believe, but you can take very nice landscape photography even with the most basic equipment. You don’t need the latest and greatest ultra-wide lenses (although that does help create a unique perspective) or the fastest lens with an f/1.2 aperture. Landscape photography generally benefits from a deep depth of field, […]

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Light Ratios for Landscape Photography

Light Ratios for Landscape Photography

Landscape photography relies a lot on good lighting. Let me rephrase that… it relies on great lighting. Great lighting can be found if you know where to look, and when. Understanding the balance of light—or light ratio—between foreground and background areas will put you on the road to better landscape photography. The background usually means […]

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Softbox vs Umbrella for Portrait Lighting

Softbox vs Umbrella for Portrait Lighting

Should you use a softbox, or an umbrella? Even though they serve similar purposes, which is to provide a larger light source (thereby softer light), there are several key differences between a softbox and an umbrella. Softbox This is the ideal light shaping tool for portraits, because of its versatility in controlling light spill. If […]

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