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The Amateur’s Guide to Photography

The Amateur’s Guide to Photography

Don’t Read the Manual OK, I’m assuming you all know how to take a photo with your camera and have fully read the manual… …nope, nor did I! You got your camera out of its box and charged it up and started snapping on auto ASAP. I’m the same with anything new, to be honest. […]

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Still Life Photography: 7 Tips and Steps

Still Life Photography: 7 Tips and Steps

Shooting still life doesn’t mean the images have to be dull. You can add life and a sense of whimsy to your still lifes with a little creativity. Once again, COOPH delivers the creative goods in this video about shooting awesome still life photography with a few household items and some imagination: 1. Plan Your […]

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Controlling Color, Exposure, and Blurriness in Photography

Controlling Color, Exposure, and Blurriness in Photography

With summer upon us, soon your family vacation time will also be here. During your 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, […]

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5 Reasons to Use a Battery Grip on Your Camera

5 Reasons to Use a Battery Grip on Your Camera

Of all the accessories out there for our DSLRs, the battery grip is perhaps among the most neglected. Easily attaching to the camera body’s internal battery compartment, this handy little attachment has a number of useful functions that may surprise you. Photographer Miguel Quiles goes through just a few of them in the following short: 1. Improves […]

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Rare Cloud Formation Over North Dakota: Timelapse Photography

Rare Cloud Formation Over North Dakota: Timelapse Photography

Mike Olbinski is a storm chaser and a landscape photographer. He specializes in collecting footage of supercells, tornadoes, lightning, and everything else that he finds interesting. He chases storms all spring across the United States. But, he usually doesn’t release his work until after the end of the season. However, this particular phenomenon is a […]

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10 Tips to Make Your Photos Pop

10 Tips to Make Your Photos Pop

We are all looking for little ways to make your photos come to life. Here are some good tricks to really help with the technical side of the camera, so you can focus on the image you see in front of you. 1. Shoot in RAW Shoot in RAW format so your image is not […]

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Why Hand Placement Matters in Couples Portrait Photography

Why Hand Placement Matters in Couples Portrait Photography

Hands play a crucial role in wedding photography (and, for that matter, any type of photography). If your subjects’ hands aren’t placed carefully, an otherwise great photo might be ruined. This video from SLR Lounge is all about posing your subjects so that their hands and other “natural pointers” tell the story you want to tell: The human hand is […]

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How to Capture Sharp iPhone Photos at Night

How to Capture Sharp iPhone Photos at Night

When Emil Pakarklis started out using his iPhone for nighttime photography, a lot of the pictures ended up dark and grainy. But he’s learned a lot since then. In this video, he shares how he takes perfect photos during the night using an iPhone: Pakarklis learned that if you want to get predictable results for your […]

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Simple Yet Effective Photography Tips

Simple Yet Effective Photography Tips

If you’re new to photography and looking for some simple ways to get your photos looking better, this article will give you 7 useful tips. These tips are all composition-based and help you use your “eye” more when taking photos. Tip #1 – Avoid the Center The rule of thirds is what they call it […]

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How to Use the Gradient Filter in Lightroom for Editing Landscape Photos

How to Use the Gradient Filter in Lightroom for Editing Landscape Photos

The gradient filter tool in Lightroom is pretty powerful. It works and behaves like the neutral density filters that we use in everyday photography. Using the Lightroom filters, however, requires a slightly different approach to what you might be used to. Joshua Cripps explains: First things first, the graduated filter can be easily accessed from the top right Develop […]

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