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How to be Creative with a Wide Angle Lens

How to be Creative with a Wide Angle Lens

Wide angle lenses have tremendous creative potential. The way they affect perspective and line helps you make dynamic and exciting images. Yet, care is required to get the best out of them. It takes a little thought to avoid the messy compositions characteristic of photos taken with wide angle lenses by careless photographers. These tips […]

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13 Bad Habits That Can Ruin Your Photography

13 Bad Habits That Can Ruin Your Photography

Do this simple test below. For each bad habit, give yourself a test score. 1. Leave the Camera at Home The best camera is the one you have with you—even if it’s on your smart phone. Not every photo you take is photography competition material nor is it of commercial value. Regardless, a huge megapixel […]

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Camera Metering Modes Tutorial

Camera Metering Modes Tutorial

It’s frustrating when an image turns out bright or darker than you would have liked. To better understand how to get correct exposures, you need to understand the different ways a camera meters light. Photographer Saurav Sinha shares his insight on three basic metering modes: To form an image, cameras need to focus the light […]

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Camera Sensor Dust: Good Photographs Ruined

Camera Sensor Dust: Good Photographs Ruined

As I excitedly sat down to process hundreds of images taken during an extended landscape photo shoot I was shocked to find spots and specks on almost all of my images! And the later the shot was taken the more there were. It soon became apparent it was caused by the camera’s dirty sensor. Fortunately, […]

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How to Dodge and Burn in Photoshop with Adjustment Layers

How to Dodge and Burn in Photoshop with Adjustment Layers

Photographers have been dodging and burning since the age of film photography. When using this technique, you brighten certain highlights and darken certain shadows. This effectively adds depth and dimension to the image. Photoshop expert Aaron Nace from Phlearn guides you through this technique by using curves adjustment layers: While you could use the dodge […]

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Quick Photography Lighting Considerations

Quick Photography Lighting Considerations

Refined photography uses distinct lighting strategies. Knowing what to look for is essential when the goal is a unique and artistically stylized photograph. To be creative you have to know the basics. Creating a foundation from which to build on your basic expertise requires close attention, experimentation, patience, and passion for your media. Photography sets […]

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Flash Photography: 4 Ways Photographers See Light

Flash Photography: 4 Ways Photographers See Light

Ever wonder why your flash photography looks, well, a bit too “flashy”? Perhaps you’re great at balancing the flash with ambient light but have never really looked beyond that. In this video, wedding photographer Robert Hall explains the four ways we see light and how we can control how our images come out: Most of us […]

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Practical Tips for People and Travel Photography

Practical Tips for People and Travel Photography

People add life to an image and make it more relevant to viewers. But how do you approach complete strangers to take their photo? Moreover, if you’re traveling and don’t speak their language, how do you communicate? Professional travel and documentary photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich shares some great tips: One Common Sense Rule “Be a human […]

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Tips for Better Pet Photography

Tips for Better Pet Photography

For taking top-class snapshots of your pet, you don’t have to be a professional photographer. Just by keeping a few essential things in mind, you can easily capture outstanding shots. Let’s learn how to take better digital photographs of pets. Try to capture your pet’s unique personality Each pet has a unique personality. Some are […]

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DIY Creative Still Life Photography Tips

DIY Creative Still Life Photography Tips

Photographing inanimate objects is easier than photographing people, right? In reality, that’s not always the case; there are a lot of steps involved. Photographer Chrissie White with COOPH presents this tutorial on still life photography in which she explains her creative process: Finding Props For the purpose of this video, White looks for objects in COOPH’s […]

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