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7 Tips to Make Your Photos Stand Out

7 Tips to Make Your Photos Stand Out

Sometimes very small changes can have huge effects. This is especially true for photography, and this article will share seven of the most powerful photography tips there are. 1. Take the photo from the subject’s eye level It’s so easy to just take a picture from a standing position, but if you’re for instance taking […]

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Choosing Between Camera Modes

Choosing Between Camera Modes

Cameras today cater to mass consumers and offer fully automatic, semi-automatic, and manual shooting modes. As someone who is just starting out, you may be overwhelmed by the choices. Photographer Tony Northrup goes through all the modes to help you understand what each one does: Program and Auto Mode Use these modes if you’re just […]

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The Fundamental Photo Editing Guide at 52% Off

The Fundamental Photo Editing Guide at 52% Off

This is a complete step by step guide to photographic editing from best-selling photography teacher, Kent DuFault. Fundamental editing includes edits that aren’t going to fundamentally change the concept of the original photograph. It covers the steps required to take your original photo, as it came out of the camera, and turn it into the […]

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Electronic vs. Mechanical Camera Shutters

Electronic vs. Mechanical Camera Shutters

Believe it or not the electronic shutter mechanism on your mirrorless camera can adversely affect the quality of bokeh (and exposure) of your photos, especially when shooting at above 1/1000 second. So much so that when using very wide apertures you’re not likely to get the same amount of exposure and quality of bokeh that […]

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Understanding Reciprocity in Photography

Understanding Reciprocity in Photography

Reciprocity is the law of the relationship between shutter and aperture. It stipulates that one stop increase in aperture is equivalent to the shutter duration doubling. Both increase light by one stop. Thus, once you have the correct level of light for a perfect exposure, you can choose to increase aperture by one stop and […]

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5 Tips for Buying a Film Camera

5 Tips for Buying a Film Camera

We may be living in a digital age, but film photography still has a strong following among camera aficionados. Getting a pristine condition film camera can be something of a challenge. However, a little bit of TLC can give an old shutter new life. Casey Cavanaugh shares five tips for buying a used film camera: 1. […]

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How to Imitate Underwater Photography

How to Imitate Underwater Photography

Admit it, underwater photographs looks awesome. But as interesting as the photos look, taking photos underwater is challenging. This statement holds true for both the photographer and the model alike. While the model has to pose while holding their breath, the photographer needs specialized protection for their gear. To tackle these issues, photographer Raj Khepar […]

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Using Photography Composition Templates

Using Photography Composition Templates

When doing photography in general, and in my case, travel photography, the use of a photography template can be very beneficial and help improve overall performance. By photography template, I mean pre-defined, well-known and efficient photography composition templates that are recurrent and relevant in photography and fit popular “good taste.” Knowing your usual and favorite […]

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Understanding Equivalent Exposures

Understanding Equivalent Exposures

A camera has a powerful computer at its core. At the most basic level, it computes the best exposure based on a certain algorithm that manufacturers have developed. Mathematically, you can have multiple combinations of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to obtain similar exposures. Having a clear understanding of exposure lets you change camera settings […]

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Try Using Kodak Yellow in Landscape Photography

Try Using Kodak Yellow in Landscape Photography

In today’s photo tip, let’s talk a bit about color. Color can make or break an image, depending on how it is used. This article will discuss a color concept that is a big time compositional rule – but may be new to you… To get more engaging, better landscape photography – include people wearing […]

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