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5 Simple Technical Tips to Make Candid Street Photography Easier

5 Simple Technical Tips to Make Candid Street Photography Easier

Street photography simultaneously tests your hand-eye coordination, your ability to see and frame interesting moments as they quickly unfold before you, your ability to see light, your technical abilities with your camera, and your ability to be comfortable capturing strangers. It is so much to do at the same time, let alone to think about […]

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Longevity in Photography

Longevity in Photography

If you had to choose the most important factor in your photography, what would it be? Your camera? Lens? Lighting? Settings? Most of us would choose something like that. But photographer Mads Peter Iversen has a different idea. What he suggests is entirely different—it’s totally abstract, yet very powerful. Let’s see what he has to […]

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Common Mistakes in Wildlife and Nature Photography

Common Mistakes in Wildlife and Nature Photography

Wildlife photography is both rewarding and frustrating, even for experienced photographers. While a great photo is something to treasure, the challenges of wildlife photography can leave beginners feeling a little lost. “It was wonderful to be there, but this photo doesn’t really do it justice.” Does this sound familiar? Too often we have a great […]

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Aperture: Get Creative

Aperture: Get Creative

Focusing on Aperture The primary purpose of the aperture setting is to regulate the amount of light that passes through the lens. Along with the shutter speed, it determines the quantity of light that reaches the camera’s sensor (or film) and forms a third of the ‘exposure triangle’. But, of more interest to most photographers is […]

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How to Photograph Great Seascapes

How to Photograph Great Seascapes

The late great Galen Rowell once advised us to look to the edges of environments, and there we would find many successful images. Where the land meets the sea must be by far one of our most fertile hunting grounds. Ever since we were children, given a bucket and spade, a long summer’s day and […]

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How to Bounce a Flash: Professional Guide

How to Bounce a Flash: Professional Guide

So… you get pretty good results shooting in natural light, but every time you use your flash, you suck. Washed out faces and dark backgrounds, yuck! You know it’s time to master flash lighting, but who can afford expensive studio lights, soft boxes, backgrounds, etc.? You don’t need all that stuff to get professional results. […]

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Why Should I Print Any of My Photography?

Why Should I Print Any of My Photography?

Nestling quietly (and invisibly) on your computer hard drive are wonderful images you’ve captured. How often do you actually see them, so you can enjoy the fruits of your efforts? How often do these images give you the repeat pleasure of reminiscing about when you were somewhere special—or with someone special? When do you take […]

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Do You Take Photographs or Make Them?

Do You Take Photographs or Make Them?

In October 1978, the cover of National Geographic showed a self portrait of a gorilla using a camera. I’m serious—you can look it up if you would like. The cover shot was a self portrait, taken by a gorilla, and by the standards of the day it was actually pretty good! Each year 100 million […]

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How to Capture Lightning in Digital Photography

How to Capture Lightning in Digital Photography

Have you ever noticed any of those unbelievable lightning photos that some clever photography enthusiast has mastered? The fact is that lightning photos are both very challenging to capture and very engaging to viewers. A real challenge in photography is capturing fast moving subjects. When it comes to either traditional or digital photography, catching electrifying […]

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What Judges Look for in Wildlife Photography Competitions

What Judges Look for in Wildlife Photography Competitions

Isn’t it frustrating when you participate in wildlife photography competitions but never find your name on the winners’ list? You must wonder about the parameters on which judges evaluate the submissions. In today’s insightful video, award-winning photographer and photography judge Janine Krayer shares five great wildlife photography contest tips and outlines the common mistakes that […]

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