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Going the Extra Mile For a Great Photo

Going the Extra Mile For a Great Photo

Nature photography classes have taught me a lot as a teacher. They have helped me to evaluate how much emphasis in nature photography should be on technology—and how much on creativity. Half my time spent teaching is concentrated on the essential mechanics of good photography: aperture, shutter speed, ISO, lenses, and so on. The rest […]

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Understanding Aperture for Beginners (Video Tutorial)

Understanding Aperture for Beginners (Video Tutorial)

Aperture is just one setting that makes up your exposure, but once you understand it you can drastically change how your image looks. In this video by B & H, aperture is explained in the simplest way possible—from why the numbers are what they are and how it works to how different apertures affect your […]

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6 Reasons to Try Long Exposure Photography

6 Reasons to Try Long Exposure Photography

The purchase of a nine stop neutral density filter two years ago changed my approach to landscape photography. It allowed me to take photos using shutter speeds of one minute or longer and gave me a new way of photographing the sea (I live on the coast at the bottom of New Zealand’s North Island). […]

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Huge Photo Editing Software Black Friday Deal: Topaz Labs

Huge Photo Editing Software Black Friday Deal: Topaz Labs

The Topaz Photography Collection now includes 17 amazing products. Whether you’re a new user or you’ve been waiting to complete your collection, it’s the best offer of the year to check it out! They normally offer the complete collection at half off, however today using the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2017, photographers can get an additional 50% […]

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Forced Perspective Photography: How it Works

Forced Perspective Photography: How it Works

Have you ever seen a picture of the sun or moon balanced between a person’s thumb and forefinger? How about a tourist’s snapshot of the Leaning Tower of Pisa being “pushed” over? As John Hess of FilmmakerIQ.com explains, what you’re seeing in those instances is known as forced perspective. And it’s not just good for novelty […]

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Street Photography Tips at Night

Street Photography Tips at Night

Taking pictures at night gives an image a completely different feel because it captures different stories of daily life—sometimes more dramatic than the ones captured during the day. There is also a whole new cast of characters at night that make taking pictures on the streets after dark an even more adventurous experience in street […]

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Creating Illusions of Other Scenes in a Home Photo Studio

Creating Illusions of Other Scenes in a Home Photo Studio

Frustrated with your studio’s lack of space? Turn things around and start thinking big! Photographer Gavin Hoey demonstrates that a little bit of creativity and technique can transform even the smallest room into a grand production: In this step-by-step guide, we’ll be going over just what Hoey had to do in order to bring this fanciful […]

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11 Prized Tips For Wedding Day Photography

11 Prized Tips For Wedding Day Photography

When diving headfirst into shooting a wedding, being prepared beforehand is extremely important. You wouldn’t fly a plane without doing proper preparation beforehand, right? 1) Build a bond with the couple So it goes if you go into shooting a wedding without knowing the style of the couple and making them aware of your personal […]

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Tutorial: Commercial Quality Product Photography

Tutorial: Commercial Quality Product Photography

To the untrained eye, product photography is clean and uncomplicated. However, there’s always a bit more to anything than initially meets the eye. Even a five second product shot in an advertisement can take hours of planning and preparation. To give you an idea of the sheer amount of time and creative energy that goes […]

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Waterfall Photos: 10 Tips for Photographing Water

Waterfall Photos: 10 Tips for Photographing Water

The highest waterfall in the world is Angel Falls in Venezuela, South America. It measures 3,212 ft (979 meters). Getting a good photo of Angel Falls could be a challenge simply because it is so high. You have to get the right lens—probably a wide angle lens—and you must find the right position from which […]

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