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10 Techniques for Photographing Birds in Flight

10 Techniques for Photographing Birds in Flight

Birds, in general, are quite a challenging subject to photograph. While they’re relatively “easy” to photograph when perched, it’s a daunting task to photograph birds when they’re flying around. You need to take care of things like shutter speed, backlighting, and focus tracking amongst others. In this video, photographer Steve Perry covers everything that you […]

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Photographing 4th of July Fireworks

Photographing 4th of July Fireworks

This week, Americans celebrate a holiday in a manner befitting the importance of the day. Of course, I am referring to the 4th of July and celebrating with out-sized fireworks shows! To an enviable degree, today’s point-and-shoot cameras, and even some cell phones, can capture the “bombs bursting in air.” However, the limitations of point-and-shoots […]

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Importance of Perspective in Photography

Importance of Perspective in Photography

Of the many elements that define how powerful and effective your composition is, perspective is one of the most important. How you choose to tell a story is dependent on your choice of perspective. Choosing a perspective that’s something different from what we’re used to seeing can really make your photo stand out. In this […]

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5 Tips to Take Your Photography to the Next Level

5 Tips to Take Your Photography to the Next Level

I was asked the other day how someone who has started photography with a great new camera can begin learning how to take great images and become a better photographer. This is a question that pops up everywhere in forums and discussion groups across the internet. It’s probably the reason you have arrived here at […]

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Balancing Flash with Ambient Light Explanation

Balancing Flash with Ambient Light Explanation

Using flash when taking environmental portraits works great to ensure that the subject stands out from their surroundings. When doing so, you also have greater control over how much of the ambient light affects your subject. This determines how dramatic the overall image appears. In this video, photographer Robert Hall explains how you can change […]

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How to Take Fireworks Photos

How to Take Fireworks Photos

Fireworks are the visual rulers of the nighttime universe. No matter how many times we see and experience their bombastic splendor, we always return to see what new designs will be exploded into the darkened sky. Watching fireworks is easy. Taking fantastic fireworks photos is not. Although photographing these light shows is more challenging than […]

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Quality of Photography Lighting: Soft vs Hard

Quality of Photography Lighting: Soft vs Hard

Many of us, especially beginners, don’t think of light as much more than something that illuminates the subject. In fact light has other greater roles to play. Its intensity, color, direction, and quality, all have distinct effects on images. In this video, professional portrait and event photographer Omar Gonzalez talks about what quality of light […]

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How to Do Shaped Bokeh Photography in 5 Easy Steps

How to Do Shaped Bokeh Photography in 5 Easy Steps

It’s amazing what you can do with a camera. Light can be captured in different ways, and this opens up many possibilities for the keen photographer. Creating your own shaped bokeh is a fun and exciting way of shaping light as it enters the camera, and it leads to spectacular results. Bokeh refers to the […]

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How to Keep Your Camera Gear Clean in Dusty Conditions

How to Keep Your Camera Gear Clean in Dusty Conditions

Your camera and lenses are equipment that help you to capture a moment in time. If you’re a professional, they’re the tools that help you get the job done. And no, you don’t have to treat your gear like your babies. But it’s important that you handle them with care. And care becomes even more […]

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Dog & Puppy Photography Ideas

Dog & Puppy Photography Ideas

Move away from ordinary pet photos by trying out these five fun dog photography ideas: 1. Climb a Tree No, not your dog silly. You! Climb a tree (preferably a sturdy one that is bigger than Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree). Bring a treat and your camera. Take a picture of your pup looking up at […]

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