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Try These Visual Special Effects for Eye-Catching Photography

Try These Visual Special Effects for Eye-Catching Photography

Related reminder: only a little while left for Topaz Sharpen A.I. at 25% Off Although most all photographers are concerned with creating realistic images that copy everything as an accurate representation of a subject, in view of the fact that we are so familiar with these types of photos, when a photographer or graphic designer […]

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8 Things You Should Always Keep in Your Camera Bag

8 Things You Should Always Keep in Your Camera Bag

There are a few things every photographer should keep in his or her camera bag. Check our list to make sure you’re not forgetting something important! 1. Spare memory card There’s nothing worse than having the perfect shot, going to take your picture, and your camera telling you your memory card is full. To avoid […]

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Do You Have a Photography Checklist? You Should. Here is a Quick Start

Do You Have a Photography Checklist? You Should. Here is a Quick Start

Modern DSLRs have so many features that it is sometimes difficult to keep track of all the settings. One of my biggest concerns is that a shot will be ruined because some switch was not in the correct setting for what I wanted to create. I don’t want to be like the wedding photographer who […]

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Aperture and Shutter Priority Modes on Digital Cameras

Aperture and Shutter Priority Modes on Digital Cameras

Aperture and shutter speed settings can seem confusing for a new photographer. Luckily your semi-automatic settings, Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority, make them a little easier to understand. Do you know how to use them? Earlier SLR cameras (film) were fully manual. A photographer needed to understand aperture and shutter speed settings and know how […]

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Urban Portrait Photography Tips & Techniques

Urban Portrait Photography Tips & Techniques

Imagine yourself, camera in hand, walking through a busy metropolis. The sights, the sounds, and the smells of a bustling city overwhelm your senses. People all around you are scurrying to and from work. Others are sitting in outdoor cafes enjoying lunch. You can see worn out shoppers, their hands filled with packages, moving from […]

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10 Things Successful Photographers Don’t Do

10 Things Successful Photographers Don’t Do

Creative photographers strive to discover new patterns, color, adventure and beauty among many other things. Creativity awakens all of a photographer’s senses, adding an artistic touch to his or her final work. Many amateur photographers dream of becoming creative photography pros. There are, however, very few who actually master the trade. Successful photographers have already […]

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Tips for Better Landscape Photography

Tips for Better Landscape Photography

The problem with most landscape photography is that not enough preparation is put into setting up the shot before it is taken. These tips are meant to give the photographer some things to think about before releasing the shutter. 1. Depth of Field Most professional landscape photographers want everything in the shot to be equally […]

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The Photography Slump

The Photography Slump

How many times have you found yourself wondering why after a period of feeling productive, you’re suddenly not shooting as much? You look out of your window and see perfect conditions yet you decide to stay in and rearrange your sock drawer instead. You’ve hit the slump. Hard. The worst thing about it is that […]

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How to Keep Your Camera Stable for Sharp Photos at Slow Shutter Speeds

How to Keep Your Camera Stable for Sharp Photos at Slow Shutter Speeds

Amateurs and pros alike face the fact that slower shutter speeds and camera shake lead to blurred images. This tutorial by David Bergman demonstrates some of the main reasons for camera shake and how to overcome them: Camera Shake Rule of Thumb The old school rule of thumb about camera shake is that as long as […]

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How I Learned to Use a DSLR Camera

How I Learned to Use a DSLR Camera

If you’re looking to get the most out of your new DSLR camera, you’re going to want to get out of the automatic Program mode (which is fully automatic) and begin learning how to take photos either in Shutter Priority mode, Aperture Priority mode or, ultimately, full Manual mode. When you’ve got your camera in […]

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