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The Essentials of a Good Landscape Photo

The Essentials of a Good Landscape Photo

Landscape photography has the ability to take your viewers into another place without actually being there. Anybody can pick up a camera and take a photo of an interesting place, but it takes a careful and mindful photographer to take a landscape photo that is truly compelling. Most of the really impressive landscape photos that you will see have a few common elements.

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Use of Light in Photography

Use of Light in Photography

The use of light in a photograph can be the deciding factor of whether that picture will be spectacular or terrible. When you use your camera to automatically chose aperture and shutter speed, what your camera is actually doing is using the built in light meter and measuring how much light is being reflected to the camera.

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Expressions of Motion in Photography

Expressions of Motion in Photography

There are many situations in the world of photography where you will have to decide how you want to capture a moving subject. Whether it is an athlete running down the field or a bird swooping over the water there are many different photo outcomes possible. You could end up with everything in the scene perfectly displayed without any blur or you could end up with the subject in focus while the background is blurred from panning.

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Photography Exposure Basics

Photography Exposure Basics

Exposure is the amount of light collected by the sensor in your camera during a single picture. If the shot is exposed too long the photograph will be washed out. If the shot is exposed too short the photograph will appear too dark. Almost all cameras today have light meters which measure the light in the given shot and set an ideal exposure automatically.

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Photography: Digital Panoramas

Photography: Digital Panoramas

Panoramas are usually more effective when taking pictures of far off landscapes, but they can still work with close objects you just have to be really good. One crucial thing you must remember when trying these is to use the exact same exposure settings for each picture or some will be darker and lighter. When taking the actual pictures you need to make sure you have at least 1/3 of each picture overlapping with the next one, this makes the stitching much more accurate.

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Photography: The Rules of Composition

Photography: The Rules of Composition

Composition is the combining of distinct parts or elements to form a whole. In photography that thought is very important in taking good pictures. The following guidelines are just to be thought about though, it is not necessary to try to use them with every picture you take or there wouldn’t be any creativity in your work.

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How to Create a Water Motion Blur Effect

How to Create a Water Motion Blur Effect

This tutorial is to help you learn how to make a water motion blur (slow shutter speed) effect on a photo that had a fast shutter speed. Normally you would need a tripod to make this effect when taking the picture, but with this technique you can simply add the motion blur effect later.

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How to Create a Surreal Black and White Effect

How to Create a Surreal Black and White Effect

This tutorial is to help you learn how to create a black and white diffused glow effect that can create a surreal scene.

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How to Straighten a Crooked Photo in Photoshop

How to Straighten a Crooked Photo in Photoshop

This tutorial is to help you learn how to straighten crooked photos. Sometimes in a photo the horizon is just a bit off but is totally noticeable. This technique can fix crooked subjects or horizons.

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How to Convert a Photo into a Sketch in Photoshop

How to Convert a Photo into a Sketch in Photoshop

This photoshop tutorial is to help you learn how to convert photos into good looking sketches. And then if you want to learn more we will show you how to make an inverse sketch.

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