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Tips for Entering Photo Contests

Tips for Entering Photo Contests

Have you ever thought about entering photo contest? If you are an aspiring photographer, this is a good thing to try. Why? Because you have to really concentrate on the “perfect photo” to win. Can you win if you don’t know the rules of composition? Is that even important? Yes and yes! My friend and […]

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Photographing the Geminid Meteor Shower

Photographing the Geminid Meteor Shower

Despite living in the southern hemisphere, I decided to have a crack at capturing Geminid meteors in December 2020. There was no moon and one or two nights of a clear forecast. But I was a bit rusty. I was using a Star Adventurer 2i tracking mount to track a section of sky near the […]

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10 Basics of Timelapse Photography

10 Basics of Timelapse Photography

Shooting timelapse involves shooting at extended intervals—maybe one shot every few seconds, or minutes, or even hours. The shots are then played back at a greater speed which results in a clip that seems to zoom through time. Photographer Jay P. Morgan shares 10 basics of timelapse and how to process them in the following […]

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Photo Lighting: Things You Should Know

Photo Lighting: Things You Should Know

Light. We can’t take photos without it, and yet it seems poorly understood by many photographers. Something that has such influence on our photos deserves an understanding of its basic characteristics. When you think about what light is and isn’t, you can use it to create more interesting photos. Light is Light Some photographers get […]

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Shoot for the Moon: Tips on Photographing the Moon

Shoot for the Moon: Tips on Photographing the Moon

If care is not taken when photographing the moon, it is likely that you will get either an overly dark photo, a moon that looks like the sun, a very small moon, or all of the above. I would like to offer some tips on a different strategy for making compelling moon photographs. So let’s […]

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Choosing Shutter Speed for Long Exposure Landscapes

Choosing Shutter Speed for Long Exposure Landscapes

When we think of landscape photography, we usually think of mountains and forests. With those in mind, you may think your choice of shutter speed doesn’t really matter. Those mountains aren’t going anywhere, right? Except there’s more to landscape photography than that. Consider clouds, rivers, waterfalls and waves—these elements move constantly. Your choice of shutter […]

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How to Photograph Flowers

How to Photograph Flowers

When you first discover how to take photos of flowers it can give you many days of wonderful enjoyment. Flower photography is a favorite type of photography that many people love. It’s not difficult to take photos of flowers if you get all the key elements right. If you don’t have any close to you, […]

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A Crafty Visual Exercise to Boost Your Composition Skills

A Crafty Visual Exercise to Boost Your Composition Skills

Composition and composition techniques always top the charts whenever we talk about getting started with photography. You could call composition the foundation of photography; most things in photography revolve around it. This is why we find lots of resources on tips, techniques and styles of composition when starting to learn photography. In the process, the […]

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How to Take Great Photos at Night

How to Take Great Photos at Night

Have you ever tried to take a photo at night, outside, and it came out terribly? Perhaps you were on vacation and saw a postcard of cars whizzing by the Eiffel Tower, streams of light from the headlights in the foreground and the beautiful monument in the background. But when you tried to replicate the […]

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Look Inside this Wedding Photographer’s Camera Bag

Look Inside this Wedding Photographer’s Camera Bag

For professionals, every big camera purchase matters. When doing research for your next big buy, looking at what other professionals have can help inform your own decisions. To that end, in today’s video, we have professional portrait and wedding photographer Julia Trotti taking us through what she carries around in her camera bag: Besides being […]

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