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What Does Practice Mean When it Comes to Photography?

What Does Practice Mean When it Comes to Photography?

In sports—or almost anything else—one learns there is a period of practice or apprenticeship, a time of learning. I’ve said before that one needs to take lots of pictures as part of the learning process. But like anything else, try to do the ‘practice’ part correctly. If someone were to drill scales on the piano […]

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13 Tips to Perfect Your Landscape Photography

13 Tips to Perfect Your Landscape Photography

“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer—and often the supreme disappointment.” – Ansel Adams In my opinion, landscape photography is the pursuit of being in the right place at the right time. One of the keys to success for landscape photography is patience. Having said that, there are some small details which are often […]

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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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Photo Editing is No Substitute for Photography Technique

Photo Editing is No Substitute for Photography Technique

Photography has entered a whole new world, with remarkable changes in technology in just a few short years. One thing has not changed, however; the camera—not the computer—is still a good photographer’s most important tool. In recent times I have spoken to a few very disgruntled beginners, who had signed up and paid good money […]

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Long Exposure Photography: How Long is Too Long?

Long Exposure Photography: How Long is Too Long?

This article is based on concepts from the The Complete Guide to Long Exposure Photography if you want to dig deeper for further training. In long-exposure photography, what is the one decision that can make or break your photograph? The answer to that question surprised me when I started in long-exposure photography. Quick Tip My […]

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Infrared Photography: Tips on How to Get Started

Infrared Photography: Tips on How to Get Started

You have always wanted to try infrared photography, but you’ve been lead to believe that this can only be done using expensive IR cameras? This article is for you! Read about how you can build yourself a digital IR camera for just a few dollars. Notes to the Reader This article covers some of the […]

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5 Things You Should Know About Composition

5 Things You Should Know About Composition

Composition is an interesting aspect of photography because there are no absolutes. It’s mostly opinion. Compose an image a certain way and some people will like it, some people won’t. You can argue for hours about why a photo works, or why it doesn’t. But amongst this variation of opinion something interesting occurs. It seems […]

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10 DSLR Camera Features You Should Know

10 DSLR Camera Features You Should Know

Here are 10 features of your DSLR camera that you should know. They will help improve you as a photographer. 1. Shooting Modes Aperture Priority Mode Aperture Priority Mode lets you control / adjust the aperture while the camera takes charge of determining the shutter speed, based upon the other settings (including the aperture). Adjusting the […]

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Spring Season Photography Tips

Spring Season Photography Tips

As a photographer, when I think of spring, I think of new flowers that only bloom once a year: tulips, daffodils, crocus and tree blossoms. Spring is also exciting because it signifies the renewal of nature. Images pop out that get you excited about life and the life of new plants. But the question I […]

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Helpful Tips & Tricks for 35mm Film Photography

Helpful Tips & Tricks for 35mm Film Photography

With film photography making a comeback, many new generations of photographers are being drawn into it, whether they’re serious about it or just in it to learn a vintage technique. But regardless of whether you’re a seasoned film photographer or someone who’s just getting acquainted with the medium, you’ll find today’s video quite useful. Photographer […]

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