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Fall Foliage: Tips For Taking Great Fall Photos

Fall Foliage: Tips For Taking Great Fall Photos

Here are some tips for creating great fall images: 1. Use Indirect Light Try to avoid bright sunny days, which tend to increase the contrast and brightness of the colors. Instead, go for partial or full shade. Shooting on overcast or rainy days can emphasize the earth tones and the depth of color of fall […]

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Still Life: Photography Activity

Still Life: Photography Activity

This is a study of an inanimate object, such as a vase of flowers or bowl of fruit. You’ll need: A source of light (a window is good) A subject. I suggest a nicely arranged bowl of fruit. Camera Setup Mode: Aperture Priority (often shown as Av on the mode wheel) ISO: 100 or so […]

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Candlelit Portrait: Photography Activity

Candlelit Portrait: Photography Activity

This is an indoor portrait taken in near darkness, resembling a birthday cake shot. You’ll need: A darkish room that doesn’t have a lot of stray light coming in One or more candles A willing model Camera Setup: Mode: Aperture Priority (Often shown as Av on the mode wheel) ISO: 800 or so (there will […]

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Window Portrait: Photography Activity

Window Portrait: Photography Activity

Need some inspiration for indoor photos? Try this window light portrait technique. This is a basic indoor portrait with soft window light from one side. You’ll need: A window that does not face the sun (or it is overcast outside) Daylight A willing model Camera Setup Mode: Aperture Priority (Often shown as Av on the […]

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Backlit Silhouette Portraits: Photography Activity

Backlit Silhouette Portraits: Photography Activity

This is a portrait of a person or thing, taken with bright back light, causing the subject to be rendered as a dark shape. You’ll need: A source of bright light (open window, bright sun behind a person outdoors, etc.). The sunset with water behind it is a great setting for this kind of shot. […]

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Top 12 Image Editing Skills Every Photographer Should Know

Top 12 Image Editing Skills Every Photographer Should Know

Before you start editing, make sure that you have a good image work flow.┬áThis means saving originals in a separate place to prevent you from damaging or destroying the original image. And get familiar with your program’s UNDO capability–usually the Ctrl-Z key is a shortcut to undo the most recent image change. Don’t forget Save […]

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Photographing in Dark Indoor Settings

Photographing in Dark Indoor Settings

Here are several tips to help you capture the best images in dark indoor settings. 1. Camera Stability. You will be taking long exposures, and any camera motion could impact the quality of the image. Try to utilize a monopod or stabilize the camera on the back of a seat. Do not hold the camera […]

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Prom Photography Tips

Prom Photography Tips

With prom season upon us, consider these tips to take full advantage of all the photo opportunities. 1. Choose a clean background. If possible, choose an outdoor setting with some greenery—trees, bushes, anything with green or flowers. Place the subjects several feet in front of the background. If indoors, take a couple minutes to select […]

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