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Do You Understand Depth of Field?

Do You Understand Depth of Field?

Understanding depth of field is essential for any photographer who wants to move past the beginner stage. Using depth of field well gives you great control over the impact of your photos. For new photographers, depth of field can also be one of the most difficult elements to master. Even when you break it down […]

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How to Take Cute Pictures of Kittens

How to Take Cute Pictures of Kittens

Recently I had the joy of partaking in some photography for a pet rescue organisation. They asked me to take pictures of quite a few kittens and cats on the same day, which was a dream come true for me. Not only am I a pro photographer, but I love cats and kittens, too. The […]

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Making the Most of Light in Landscape Photography

Making the Most of Light in Landscape Photography

Photographers are obsessed with light. The type of lighting that is available determines the mood and look of their photographs. While studio photographers have the flexibility of modifying light according to their needs, landscape photographers don’t have that luxury. Landscape photographers tend to be patient with light and wait for the right light before taking […]

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Luminar Photo Editing Filters on Landscapes & Cityscapes

Luminar Photo Editing Filters on Landscapes & Cityscapes

Do you want to edit your images but aren’t sure where to start? Maybe you want to know how to add that little extra something to your photos? Today we’re going to look at simple, yet effective ways to add adjustments to your images in Luminar 3 (currently on sale for Valentine’s Day). We’ll be using […]

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DIY Timelapse Rig for Smartphones

DIY Timelapse Rig for Smartphones

Timelapse photography lets us speed through time. And as with any other cinematic content, if you’re able to add in some camera movement, the results look even better. Don’t worry if you’re on a budget. COOPH shows you how to make a DIY timelapse rig for smartphones using inexpensive household items: DIY Timelapse Rig Supplies […]

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Color or B&W: How Do You Choose?

Color or B&W: How Do You Choose?

There’s something special about black and white landscapes. They have the ability to cut through all the distractions and display a beauty of form and texture that can be so easily hidden away by color photography. But knowing when to convert to black and white and when to leave an image in color is rarely […]

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Tips for Successful Lighting in Photography

Tips for Successful Lighting in Photography

In photography, it’s all about lighting. The most successful photographers are the ones most able to control, manipulate, and use it to capture what they see in their mind’s eye. There are generally two approaches when it comes to lighting: Use what’s there. Modify and adapt to it. This is where most photographers start out. Come […]

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Food Photography Styling Tips

Food Photography Styling Tips

Food styling is an art. You simply cannot shoot great food photos if you don’t have the right skills in styling and presentation of food. This video by The Slanted Lens will give you a lot of ideas on how to style your food for yummy looking photos: Condensation Fake condensation is easier to manage […]

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Off-Camera Flash Photography on a Budget

Off-Camera Flash Photography on a Budget

Using cheap gear for a photo shoot doesn’t mean you’ll end up with cheap quality images. You may have some limitations but the end result depends on your skill and how you make use of the tools at your disposal. Photographer Francisco Joel Hernandez demonstrates how you can take great images on a budget using […]

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How to Use Old School Flashes for Outdoor Photography

How to Use Old School Flashes for Outdoor Photography

Outdoor flash can be used in a number of ways. Using Flash as the Main Light Source On a dull day, it can be used to simulate sunlight and add contrast to a photograph. In this situation, the flash is the main light source, and its direction should be above and perhaps to one side […]

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