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How to Take Better Photos of Christmas Lights

How to Take Better Photos of Christmas Lights

Here is an article describing how you can get better photos of Christmas lights. I’ve focused on the tree, but these concepts will work for most any lighting display. This time of year, everywhere you turn there are pretty lighting displays — ones worth capturing with our cameras. But how? While pretty, most of the Christmas lights […]

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HDR Photography: How To Do It And Why

HDR Photography: How To Do It And Why

In today’s DSLR photo tip, we will discuss HDR photography, how to do it, and why. For some reason, this has become a real hot button issue with photographers. Some swear by it, others hate it! First, what is HDR photography? Defining HDR photography is one of those areas where it can get very detailed […]

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Hats in Portrait Photography?

Hats in Portrait Photography?

Today I have a photo tip that actually breaks the rules. I’m going to talk about including hats in portrait photography. Hats can say a lot about a person’s personality and are a good prop to use – if they actually DO fit the subject’s personality. But, be careful of the lighting. You don’t want […]

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Photography Lighting Techniques: Not What You Think

Photography Lighting Techniques: Not What You Think

We see a stunning portrait—maybe hanging on a wall somewhere—and we think, “Wow! My work doesn’t look like THAT!” Then we run out and spend thousands of dollars buying the latest equipment, books on photography lighting techniques, and so on. But it STILL doesn’t work! Here’s why… The best pros and amateurs alike all understand […]

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5 Tips for Better Sunset Photography

5 Tips for Better Sunset Photography

Let’s wrap up our discussion of sunset photography with some tips that don’t warrant their own articles but are still valuable additions to your shooting arsenal. 1. Be Prepared Sunset times vary. The time is dependent on where you live, the time of year, and so on. The good news is there’s an app for […]

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Backlit Portrait Photography Tips

Backlit Portrait Photography Tips

Use the “halo light” pattern in your photo lighting. Here is a photo tip I’ve recently read that I disagree with: “When photographing people, always make sure to avoid direct sunlight in the background of the photo. This will make odd shadows and add an undesirable element to the picture. Position the people so the […]

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How & When a Monopod Can be Used to Take Sharper Photos

How & When a Monopod Can be Used to Take Sharper Photos

Here’s a photo tip you aren’t likely to find anywhere else… how to use a monopod to get better photographs. A monopod (like the tripod) is an essential piece of camera gear. We all know that using a tripod will give us cleaner, sharper photos. That’s a given. But lugging around a tripod can often […]

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How to Get Stunning Colors in Your Sunset Photography

How to Get Stunning Colors in Your Sunset Photography

Nothing makes a sky pop in a photograph the way that a sunset can. Beautiful purples and yellows in a sky are often the result of the setting sun, but in order to capture the richness of those colors in a photograph, there are a few tricks you should know about. In today’s landscape photography […]

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Using Framing in Photography Compositions to Draw Interest

Using Framing in Photography Compositions to Draw Interest

In previous lessons, we’ve been getting pretty heavily into scientific and technical issues, so today I wanted to step back and talk about one of the softer techniques. For today’s photo tip, we’ll move back into landscape photography composition. Framing is one of the major photo composition ideas and is a strategy that you should be […]

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How to Master Your Camera as Quickly as Possible

How to Master Your Camera as Quickly as Possible

Today, I have some good news and some bad news regarding your photography and mastering your camera. First, the bad news. Like any other skill, mastering your camera may seem hard at first, but with practice, study, and experience, it is easy. Shooting with your camera on manual will become second nature to you. And […]

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