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Learning How to “See” a Photograph

Learning How to “See” a Photograph

There’s an old expression that a photographer’s first 10,000 photos are their worst. That means if you want to become a good photographer, you have to take at least 10,000 photos—and make sure you are practicing and learning how to take pictures, not just snapshots. If you go out for a walk in your neighborhood, […]

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Telling a Story with Just One Photo

Telling a Story with Just One Photo

There is an art to making a story out of your photos. Let’s learn how to do that. Photography is an art in itself. It has many different categories that a photographer can choose to become good at. You can become a good portrait or wedding photographer, or you could be a master at scenery […]

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Spring Season Photography Tips

Spring Season Photography Tips

As a photographer, when I think of spring, I think of new flowers that only bloom once a year: tulips, daffodils, crocus and tree blossoms. Spring is also exciting because it signifies the renewal of nature. Images pop out that get you excited about life and the life of new plants. But the question I […]

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Can Cell Phone Photos Compete Against DSLR Cameras?

Can Cell Phone Photos Compete Against DSLR Cameras?

I will be honest: there are photos on my blogs that I have taken with my phone, instead of with my DSLR. Readers sometimes ask me why my smartphone photos look better than theirs. Well, here is what I know. To start, some phones cameras are just better than others. I often will go on […]

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Overcoming the Difficulties of Winter Photography

Overcoming the Difficulties of Winter Photography

If you are a regular scenic photographer, you have obviously tried your skills during different seasons. Many people find that summer and fall are probably the easiest, because everything is full of color. I have recently discovered how beautiful winter is. I may have learned to even love winter photography, because it’s a challenge. Here […]

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