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Travel Photography: How to Capture the Character of a Place

Travel Photography: How to Capture the Character of a Place

Many different elements go into making up the character of a particular destination or location, whether it be a far flung exotic city or your home town. It is the travel photographer’s job to cover these elements in order to present that character to the viewer. This article looks into what goes into bringing the […]

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The Golden Ratio Applied to Photographic Composition

The Golden Ratio Applied to Photographic Composition

If you have been using The Rule of Thirds in your photographic compositions, you may have discovered an inherent shortcoming. Composing for the Rule of Thirds involves lining up a subject with one of the recommended intersections or lines. This can sometimes result in the subject being crowded too close to the edge of the […]

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How to Stay Motivated as a Photographer

How to Stay Motivated as a Photographer

Photography is an art that captures moments, emotions, and stories in a single frame. It’s a rewarding and creative pursuit, but like any craft, it can sometimes be challenging to maintain motivation. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting, staying inspired and driven is crucial to your growth and satisfaction as a photographer. Here […]

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In Search of Creativity as a Photographer

In Search of Creativity as a Photographer

I am certain that a detailed survey of every reader of this article would demonstrate very clearly one main thing: we are all unique. We may share many things in common with each other—race, nationality, ethnicity, profession, interests or temperament, to name a few—but the special mix of your personality and everything that has ever […]

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Practice Makes Perfect, and Gets Better Photography

Practice Makes Perfect, and Gets Better Photography

The effort you put into your photography directly affects the quality of your photos. It is a rule of life. Sometimes people are lucky, but most of the time, the result of little effort is little reward. Gary Player, a world class golfer, always said that the harder he practiced the luckier he got. Why […]

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5 Tips for Taking Travel Photos in Dangerous Countries

5 Tips for Taking Travel Photos in Dangerous Countries

On a recent trip I stumbled upon a slum along the riverbank of Iquitos, an isolated Peruvian city in the Amazon jungle, and walked down rickety wooden boardwalk with my old Canon T2i in hand—snapping shots of the decrepit homes, crumbling wooden stilts, tattered clothes drying in the humid air—until a local security guard walked […]

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How to Photograph Bioluminescence

How to Photograph Bioluminescence

Photographers are currently flocking to San Diego to capture this rare phenomenon. Bioluminescence, the emission of light by living organisms, offers photographers the opportunity to capture some of nature’s most mesmerizing spectacles. From glowing plankton on a beach to fireflies adorning the night, bioluminescence has never failed to leave viewers in awe. But how do […]

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The Relationship Between Color and Light in Photography

The Relationship Between Color and Light in Photography

Understanding the relationship between color and light is fundamental to mastering photography. Light is the medium through which we perceive color, and the interplay between the two can dramatically affect the mood, tone, and composition of a photograph. In this post, we’ll delve into the science behind color and light, how they interact, and how […]

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Using Symmetry and Patterns to Create Stronger Photographs

Using Symmetry and Patterns to Create Stronger Photographs

This article is based on concepts from A Modern Approach to Photographic Composition which is currently 50% off if you want to dig deeper for further training. Patterns and symmetry surround us, and our brains are naturally programmed to look for them. But incorporating symmetry and patterns into photography can be intimidating. It’s important to […]

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Chasing Auroras: Photography in Geomagnetic Storms

Chasing Auroras: Photography in Geomagnetic Storms

Geomagnetic storms, often referred to as space weather, are caused by disturbances in Earth’s magnetosphere due to solar wind. While they can disrupt communications and navigation systems, they also offer a rare and spectacular opportunity for photographers. The most famous visual manifestation of geomagnetic storms is the aurora borealis, or northern lights, in the Northern […]

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