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How Diffraction Affects Sharpness in Photography

How Diffraction Affects Sharpness in Photography

Who doesn’t love sharp images? One of the factors that affect sharpness is the aperture value used to take an image. Wider apertures have less area in focus. As the aperture is narrowed down, the sharpness gradually increases, and after a certain point, the image again starts getting softer. This is due to a phenomenon […]

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Black and White Photography for Beginners

Black and White Photography for Beginners

Black and white is an old style of photography which you might say is outdated, but it’s now more popular than ever and still used by amateur and professional photographers alike. It has a dramatic edge that color just doesn’t achieve, and it can turn a lifeless color photo into a stunning black and white […]

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Landscape Photography: 10 Rules for Great Results

Landscape Photography: 10 Rules for Great Results

When it comes to landscape photography, the quality of the results boils down to how well you planned your shoot. When planning, you need to put a lot of thought into composing and using the right techniques. And how you post-process your images also accounts for how interesting or boring the results come out. In […]

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Photography Lighting Techniques: Not What You Think

Photography Lighting Techniques: Not What You Think

We see a stunning portrait—maybe hanging on a wall somewhere—and we think, “Wow! My work doesn’t look like THAT!” Then we run out and spend thousands of dollars buying the latest equipment, books on photography lighting techniques, and so on. But it STILL doesn’t work! Here’s why… The best pros and amateurs alike all understand […]

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Tips from a National Geographic Photographer

Tips from a National Geographic Photographer

What does it really take to shoot for National Geographic? How do National Geographic photographers think and take photos? How is their working style different from that of a “regular” photographer? Photographer Bob Holmes shares with us how he approaches photography to make images worthy of National Geographic: 1. Know Your Equipment “The camera is […]

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Going from Amateur to Pro Photographer

Going from Amateur to Pro Photographer

Those new to the idea can be taken by surprise and even feel a little uncomfortable at the prospect of running a photography business. Their photography is now a product that needs to be sold. However, no one can run a successful photography studio in the long term if they persist with the idea of being […]

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Using Different Focus Points for Portraits

Using Different Focus Points for Portraits

Today, cameras come with hundreds of focus points in them, while cameras in the past had just a handful of them. This is a good indication of how technology in the photography industry has advanced. But what good is having more of something when you cannot utilize it properly? Photographer David Bergman from Adorama explains […]

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Top 10 Qualities of a Great Photographer

Top 10 Qualities of a Great Photographer

What are the top 10 qualities of a great photographer? It takes more than just a nice camera and a desire to take pretty pictures to be successful in this creative yet technical professional field. Whether you want to work for newspapers, magazines, portrait studios, or as a freelance event photographer, there are a few […]

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Landscape Photographer Shares Tips for Perfect Exposures

Landscape Photographer Shares Tips for Perfect Exposures

When starting your photography journey, figuring out the correct exposure for every shot can be a challenge. You will probably end up with photographs that are either too bright or too dark. However, your camera has a couple of functions that can assist you in figuring out exposure. In today’s video, landscape photographer Mads Peter […]

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Nature Photography: Tips for Great Cloudy Day Photos

Nature Photography: Tips for Great Cloudy Day Photos

Nature photography relies on your sensitivity to the natural light above all else. You have surely heard that for good landscape photography, you generally want sunny conditions, early or late in the day when the light is low and soft. However, this does not apply to every situation, and busy lifestyles do not always allow […]

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