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Smartphone Photography: 10 Tips for Good Results

Smartphone Photography: 10 Tips for Good Results

Smartphones have become an essential part of our daily lives. And with camera quality  in smartphones getting better with every iteration, most of us have very capable cameras in our pockets. While taking photos with a smartphone is a simple point-and-shoot job, a little attention to detail can help you take amazing photos. Members of […]

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Better Sunset Photography Tips

Better Sunset Photography Tips

Basked in golden light as the sun shimmers over the water, the sunset can truly be a magnificent sight. When you are traveling or even exploring your local area, try to be a little more creative with your sunset photography. Too often we see the standard sunset shot with little to remind us of where […]

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10 Classic Street Photographers to Inspire You

10 Classic Street Photographers to Inspire You

In every genre of photography, there are famous photographers who have helped define the field. Maybe it’s their unique process, their way of telling stories, their compositional eye or their penchant for playing with light and shadows. Whatever it was that made them famous, photographers today would do well to seek out these greats to […]

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Photography Tips for Mist, Fog, Condensation, and Hail

Photography Tips for Mist, Fog, Condensation, and Hail

Soon we will be considering photography tips on waves, waterscapes, waterfalls, reflections, abstracts, splash ‘n spray, foam, bubbles, and puddles as remedies for the photo doldrums. But, water can provide even more photo ops! Regularly check your local weather forecasts and keep a notebook of the special places you find in your neighborhood that provide […]

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Photo Editing: 5 Essential Tools You Should Understand

Photo Editing: 5 Essential Tools You Should Understand

Post processing is an essential part of a photographer’s workflow. Today there are many software available that help you fine tune your images the way you envisioned them. And while such software feature a lot of options, there are a handful of tools that you must know about. Photographer Ted Forbes explains about 5 editing […]

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Sunrise Photography Tips for Beginners

Sunrise Photography Tips for Beginners

Newbies in the world of photography always prioritize taking snapshots of sunsets. But photographing sunrises is just as rewarding. No album is complete without this glorious scene of the morning. Capturing the rising sun on photograph is fairly easy because it happens every single day. However, in terms of coming up with a masterpiece, it’s […]

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Vintage Theater Portrait Photography Challenge

Vintage Theater Portrait Photography Challenge

Photography challenges are quite an interesting way to keep yourself inspired. They also keep your creative juices flowing and break the monotony. In this video, photographer Gavin Hoey takes us on a secret portrait challenge. He has no idea about the model, the styling, or the location: Hoey ends up shooting at Roundhill Picture Palace […]

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6 Magic Hour Photography Tricks

6 Magic Hour Photography Tricks

Photography is all about light, and the quality of light can make all the difference between an average photo and a stunning photo. Magic hour — also commonly referred to as “golden hour” — is the time of day when the sun is low and near the horizon, providing a warm glow. It occurs twice a day, […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Crop Factor

Everything You Need to Know About Crop Factor

A lens’s effective focal length and aperture are affected by the camera’s sensor size. So it’s essential to understand the concept of crop factor and how it affects the results of a lens. Photographer Tony Northrup shares his insight: Crop factor is basically a numerical value that you can use to convert values among different […]

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Introduction to Reflections in Landscape Photography: 4 Easy Steps

Introduction to Reflections in Landscape Photography: 4 Easy Steps

When photographing reflections, you’re looking to capture the reflection of specific elements or to capture the ambiance of the scene by including reflections of color. Common elements to reflect in the scene are trees, animals, man-made structures, and clouds. Common elements to reflect color in the scene are clouds, sky, sunset and sunrise reds, oranges, […]

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