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Controlling Color, Exposure, and Blurriness in Photography

Controlling Color, Exposure, and Blurriness in Photography

On your next trip, wouldn’t you like your digital photos to look just like the scenes did with your eyes? The good news is they can! There are several things you can do to improve your vacation photos. Even with today’s auto-everything cameras, you must still control the camera to get perfect photos. Most problems […]

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Are Expensive Light Modifiers Better?

Are Expensive Light Modifiers Better?

Portrait photographers spend a good deal of money when it comes to light modifiers. But do more expensive light modifiers produce better results? Photographer Lee Morris from Fstoppers compares the light from a softbox, umbrella, scrim, and bounce card. Let’s see how they fare: Softbox The softbox has to be the most popular and widely […]

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Fall Photography Tips

Fall Photography Tips

Fall is upon us and that means it’s time to take some memorable foliage photos. The turning leaves create vibrant multicolor scenes that almost photograph themselves. The vivid gold, orange, green, and red colors provide many photographic possibilities, but it’s up to the photographer to capture and frame these elements into a pleasing piece of […]

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Understanding Ego as a Photographer

Understanding Ego as a Photographer

Creating art that really means something to us and putting it out to the world can be a particularly scary thing. It’s often super challenging not to post what you think everybody wants to see. Street photographer Sean Tucker believes that the ego plays a key role in staying true to oneself. At the same time, it […]

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How to Get Stunning Colors in Your Sunset Photography

How to Get Stunning Colors in Your Sunset Photography

Nothing makes a sky pop in a photograph the way that a sunset can. Beautiful purples and yellows in a sky are often the result of the setting sun, but in order to capture the richness of those colors in a photograph, there are a few tricks you should know about. In today’s landscape photography […]

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Mirror Portrait Techniques in a Studio

Mirror Portrait Techniques in a Studio

When used creatively, even a simple household mirror can help you create intriguing images. Photographer Gavin Hoey from Adorama explains how you can work with mirrors to create stunning reflection portraits: Preparing the Mirror Hoey uses a normal household glass mirror removed from its frame. The bigger the mirror, the better. For safety reasons, make […]

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How to Get Superb Color in Your Photography

How to Get Superb Color in Your Photography

Color accuracy is one of the most important aspects of photography. A big part of this is getting accurate white balance. White balance relates to the overall color hue in your images. Even a minor modification of color tone can mean a huge impact on all your photos. White balance is important in portraiture, because […]

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How to Use Teleconverters

How to Use Teleconverters

Teleconverters are more than just small pieces of glass that increase the effective focal length of your lens. Besides affecting focal length, teleconverters also affect autofocus speed and accuracy. Photographer Steve Perry explains everything you need to know about teleconverters: How Teleconverters Affect Focal Length and Depth of Field “A teleconverter is basically a secondary […]

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Tips to Emphasize Your Subject in Photography

Tips to Emphasize Your Subject in Photography

When you watch a movie there is one element that never changes: a leading character. The whole movie centers around this leading player and the story is created around this subject. It is no different with a still image, like a photograph. Each photo should have its lead character, called the subject, around which the […]

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Landscape Photography: 4 Enduring Tips

Landscape Photography: 4 Enduring Tips

Like any other things in life, there are no shortcuts to success in landscape photography. It requires consistent and tireless effort and occasional clashes with failure. Landscape photographer Wayne Robertson shares four landscape photography tips to last you a lifetime: 1. Spend Your Time on Composition “There is nothing worse than going home and finding […]

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