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Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual Mode

Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual Mode

Digital photography has given almost anyone with a camera the potential to become a creative photographer. These days even compact cameras offer features that once were only found on ‘serious’ SLR cameras. The trouble is, most people who have grown up with point-and-shoot cameras have very little idea what these features are all about. After […]

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Photographer Discusses Professional Success or Failure

Photographer Discusses Professional Success or Failure

Success does not come easy. And you cannot simply become successful by following a commonly taken path. In fact, often you need to be an outlier in order to succeed. Innovation matters. This principle is as true in photography as anywhere else. In order to succeed in photography, you need to seek opportunities in areas […]

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5 Exercises to Help You Understand Histograms

5 Exercises to Help You Understand Histograms

If you’re on the hunt for your first DSLR camera, or you’ve just purchased a DSLR and you’re new to digital photography, chances are you’ve been on the internet and watched one or two videos about things you should know or might want to know in order to get the most out of your camera—these […]

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Night Street Photography With a 50mm F/0.95 Lens

Night Street Photography With a 50mm F/0.95 Lens

When you’re out taking photos during the night, you will find yourself hunting for light. With light being in short supply, you’ll find yourself doing either one of the following: raising the ISO, decreasing the shutter speed or widening the aperture. While the first two options can have adverse effects—causing blur and noise, respectively—widening the […]

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Snap Cards for Photographers at 86% Off

Snap Cards for Photographers at 86% Off

This product has been so hugely popular that we wanted negotiate a discount for PictureCorrect readers to start the summer. What are these “Photographer SNAP! Cards”? They are a training boot camp and reference companion in your camera bag… A common problem photographers run into is questions/issues arising while on an actual photo shoot out […]

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Learning to Think of Unique Photographic Possibilities

Learning to Think of Unique Photographic Possibilities

Over the years of learning about photography, certain lessons stick out in my mind. One of these was the Mailbox Assignment. The assignment was simple: take 36 shots of a mailbox. It had to be the same mailbox. Oh, and by the way…each shot had to be unique. Sounds easy enough, right? Well, let’s see, […]

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Astrophotography: Telescope Photography Tips

Astrophotography: Telescope Photography Tips

Most people love to gaze up at the night sky and enjoy the beautiful light show that nature provides; the stars, galaxies and constellations seem so close. It’s fun to imagine what earth was like millions of years ago when light from distant stars left on its journey through the universe, never stopping or slowing […]

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Top 10 Beginner Photography Mistakes to Avoid

Top 10 Beginner Photography Mistakes to Avoid

Photography is a beautiful fusion of art and technology. This is one reason it’s challenging—especially for beginners. Amateur photographers not only need to understand all the technicalities that go into taking a photograph, but also the creative elements such as composition, posing, storytelling and more. Therefore it is quite natural for beginner photographers to make […]

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How to Capture a Silhouette

How to Capture a Silhouette

Photography is not so much about taking pictures as it is about creating art from within the known universe. Unlike traditional forms of expression where an artist works with a variety of abstract emotions and ideas to produce media, photographic art captures a real-world entity to produce abstract emotions and ideas. One could say that […]

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Photographing a Total Solar Eclipse

Photographing a Total Solar Eclipse

I hope you enjoy this video, “The Moon in Motion,” with footage of the “Great American Eclipse” captured from locations in Idaho and looking over the Tetons on August 21, 2017. It’s best viewed with the lights down and the music up on the biggest screen you have. Music is by my talented friend, cellist […]

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