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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 Capture In-Camera Double Exposures

How to Capture In-Camera Double Exposures

Experimenting with double exposures—that is, two or more compositions merged into a singular frame—is an excellent means of sparking some creativity. Unfortunately, it’s not always as easy to accomplish as it was in the days of film. Back before today’s digital camera, creating an exposure on top of an existing exposure was as easy as […]

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Beginner Light Painting Photography

Beginner Light Painting Photography

Light painting is one of the lesser known techniques in photography and is usually only carried out by serious night owls… and some very keen photographers. Primarily performed at night and outdoors, such night captures can make scenes look more dramatic than they would under normal conditions. Light painting is not a new thing. It’s […]

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Creative Jealousy and How to Deal With It As a Photographer

Creative Jealousy and How to Deal With It As a Photographer

Jealousy is a primal human emotion. We often feel resentment when we see someone more successful than us. A better photographer. A better singer. A better anything. This video by Sean Tucker is a must watch for anyone suffering from creative jealousy: The source resentment and jealousy can be (and usually is) from within. It […]

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Infrared Photography: Tips on How to Get Started

Infrared Photography: Tips on How to Get Started

You have always wanted to try infrared photography, but you’ve been lead to believe that this can only be done using expensive IR cameras? This article is for you! Read about how you can build yourself a digital IR camera for just a few dollars. Notes to the Reader This article covers some of the […]

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How to Use Bokeh Effectively in Your Photos

How to Use Bokeh Effectively in Your Photos

We’ve all heard of “bokeh,” though many of us are still insecure about how to pronounce the word (see the correct pronunciation here). We fawn over great bokeh in our favorite images, drool over lenses that produce beautiful, smooth bokeh, and scorn lenses that produce “bad” bokeh. However, even the best bokeh doesn’t guarantee an image’s […]

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Panorama Photography Tips

Panorama Photography Tips

You can take a panoramic image with a very wide-angle lens or you can take a series of shots and stitch them together. The great thing about creating a panorama by stitching photos together is the incredible detail than can be preserved. Using a sequence of shots also makes it possible to create 360×180 degree […]

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Tips and Techniques for Memorable Street Photography

Tips and Techniques for Memorable Street Photography

Ben Lowy from Adorama has been shooting a lot of different photography genres for several years now. He started off as a conflict photographer, then moved on to sports, then fashion—and now underwater photography. But in this video, he shares his best tips for street photography:  His inspiration to shoot street photography comes from walking […]

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Photography Tips for Water Reflections, Abstracts, Splashes, Puddles, and More

Photography Tips for Water Reflections, Abstracts, Splashes, Puddles, and More

If you believe that waves, waterscapes, and waterfalls pretty well use up all the opportunities that water provides for picture-taking, think again. Here are seven more photography tips with water—remedies for the photo doldrums! 1. Reflections For a mirror reflection on water, the surface must be still and can’t have sunlight shining directly on it. […]

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How to Use Backlight in Portrait Photography

How to Use Backlight in Portrait Photography

A backlit situation, whether it’s thrust upon you or you choose it, can be tricky. There are, however, some techniques that can help you to make a great backlit portrait. Adorama explains: Backlit denotes a situation in photography where the main light is behind the subject. Sometimes you end up being in a situation where […]

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