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4 Basic Steps to Take a Star Photograph

4 Basic Steps to Take a Star Photograph

Knowing how to take a good picture of the stars is not as complicated as it may seem. Now, there are things that would obviously make it easier to take the pictures, for instance having a telephoto or zoom lens would be very beneficial. But in the following steps you will learn the basics for […]

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4 Common Composition Mistakes Photographers Should Avoid

4 Common Composition Mistakes Photographers Should Avoid

No one is born a photographic genius. Even masters of the medium have to go through a great deal of trial and error to develop a unique sense of style. As a seasoned professional, Evan Ranft is all too familiar with the mistakes that often plague beginners. Luckily, he’s got a few sage pieces of advice on […]

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How to Photograph the Moon

How to Photograph the Moon

Photographing the moon can be tricky. Last year I had a go at it, and it was a complete disaster, with the moon looking like a big, bright, blurry mass in the sky. After a bit of trial and error I discovered how to take nice shots of the moon. The right lens The first […]

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Urban Dance Photography Tips

Urban Dance Photography Tips

Photographer Jordan Matter is rather experienced in finding creative ways to photograph dancers. And he wants to convince his viewers that the kinds of dance photos that will go viral are easier to pull off than they look: Dancer The first step is finding a dancer who is willing to take some risks for amazing photos. […]

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5 No-Nonsense Ways to Keep Your Photos Sharp

5 No-Nonsense Ways to Keep Your Photos Sharp

Modern DSLR cameras can produce very sharp images with plenty of detail. However, the chief limiting factor to the sharpness of an image is the quality of the lens being employed. If you use a basic kit lens, you will not obtain the best image possible with your camera, simply because the elements comprising the […]

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Self-Portrait Headshot Tips for Photographers

Self-Portrait Headshot Tips for Photographers

A great portrait is more important than you think it is, both from the perspective of your business and your website. Plus, a self-portrait session is the perfect way to test out new lighting techniques before you head out on a photo shoot. In this video, Jeff Carpenter shares a few tips on how to […]

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How to Use ISO Settings in Digital Photography

How to Use ISO Settings in Digital Photography

ISO should be one of the easiest aspects of digital photography to master, but many beginners in photography still have a hard time understanding this fundamental camera setting. I suspect this is because of the way it is being taught. You see, ISO started out as a property of film, and it was much easier […]

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8 Smartphone Portrait Tips

8 Smartphone Portrait Tips

While traditionalists may be quick to denounce the merit of iphoneography, the fact of the matter is that the tiny camera installed on our cell phones is by far the handiest tool a photographer has at their disposal. Nothing can match the portability and ease of use of a smartphone’s camera while retaining the same […]

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Cloud Photography Tips

Cloud Photography Tips

From the time that I first began to photograph, one subject that always interested me was clouds. I have always loved the old black and white photographs of Ansel Adams and have admired not only his landscapes, but also the way the landscapes were made spectacular by the cloud cover in the scene. Adams was […]

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Portrait Lighting Tips for Bald People

Portrait Lighting Tips for Bald People

Portrait clients come in all shapes and sizes, as does their hair. And sometimes that means no hair at all. Unfortunately, that can present a few challenges, especially that of hot spots or glare. But never fear, the courageous Caleb Pike from DSLR Video Shooter has these pointers to help you win the war on glare: […]

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