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How to Take a Milky Way Self Portrait

How to Take a Milky Way Self Portrait

Mike Ver Sprill’s Midnight Explorer series is nothing short of spectacular. Poetic, yet technically impressive, the silhouette portraits entwine seamlessly with colorful nightscapes spattered with stars. But how exactly do you go about building a shot like Ver Sprill’s? By popular demand, he’s revealed step by step just how he manages to make his incredible images: The […]

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New: The Advanced Composition Photography Guide at 52% Off

New: The Advanced Composition Photography Guide at 52% Off

This new in-depth guide rolls years and years of practical knowledge, condensed into 184 pages packed with training, illustrations, and assignments. Advanced Composition goes far beyond knowing what composition is… (or, even knowing what the tools of composition are). With this guide you will learn to SEE light, shadow, lines, curves, space, repetition, and focal points. […]

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Fungi and Mushroom Photography Tips

Fungi and Mushroom Photography Tips

Most photographers shy away from shooting fungi, mostly because it is not seen as a glamorous thing to do. Yet these life forms are just begging to be photographed, and the picture potential is there to be taken. Fungi can be found anywhere where organic matter is decaying, especially in woodland, and in particular around […]

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Photography Lighting: The Inverse Square Law

Photography Lighting: The Inverse Square Law

The inverse square law is one of the geekiest topics in photography. It deals with light and how it reacts to changing distances between your subject and the source of that light. Most explanations of the inverse square law deal with a mathematical equation. But here’s a simpler explanation by David Bergman: The inverse square […]

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Water Surface and Waterfall Photography Tips

Water Surface and Waterfall Photography Tips

Waterfalls and streams are popular photography subjects because they can easily be made into a soothing digital desktop wallpaper. A common element in many waterfall pictures is the silky smooth appearance of the water. This is not difficult to capture, with the right tools and techniques. Tripod Without a tripod, pictures of silky smooth moving […]

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12 Tips for Smartphone Car Photography

12 Tips for Smartphone Car Photography

What if you had to shoot publication-quality images of your car with only your smartphone to shoot with? Believe it or not, your smartphone is an incredible photography tool—if you know how to full use it to its potential. COOPH shares some tips for getting stunning car shots with your phone: 1. Shoot in the […]

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Photographing Wildlife: The Eyes Have It

Photographing Wildlife: The Eyes Have It

For beginners, wildlife photography can be one of the toughest fields to master. Along with all the challenges of everyday photography, you also have to work with subjects that have no interest in cooperating. For an experienced photographer, there are so many things they’d love to pass on to beginners to help them get started. […]

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How to Track Your Photos on the Internet

How to Track Your Photos on the Internet

If you’re an established photographer, one of the things that might leave you awake at night or worse, frantically toiling away on your laptop, is the thought that someone somewhere is using your images illegally and making money in the process. Thankfully, there are some options to fight this growing menace. Photographer Anthony Morganti shares […]

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Photography Basics: Qualities of Natural Light

Photography Basics: Qualities of Natural Light

We all know that we need light to take pictures. If you’re planning to take pictures outdoors during the daytime, you might believe that light is the least of your concerns. While that might be somewhat true, many people don’t realize that natural outdoor lighting has an effect on the overall look of their pictures. […]

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How to do Free Lensing or Lens Whacking

How to do Free Lensing or Lens Whacking

Photography is a constantly evolving visual art form. And like all evolving art forms, new and more creative techniques keep revealing themselves. Though this technique isn’t new, it is new to many photographers. The technique is known as free lensing, and it involves a peculiar way of using your camera lens. Doug McKinlay shows you […]

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