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Balancing Strobes and Ambient Light at Sunset

Balancing Strobes and Ambient Light at Sunset

Beginner photographers are sometimes startled with the idea of using strobes during outdoor photo shoot. But once you get used to balance flash with daylight, you can get amazing results. This is specially true while shooting a portrait with the warm ambient light of the golden hour, and even during twilight. Photographer Jay P. Morgan […]

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How to Print Realistic Images

How to Print Realistic Images

Gone are the days when you have to head to your nearest photo processing booth or picture kiosk to have your photos taken or developed. With the rapid advancement of digital photography and the wide availability of printers, it’s now all too easy to print your photos at home. Many people would also rather share […]

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What’s the Right Focal Length for You?

What’s the Right Focal Length for You?

Whenever you want to fill your frame with the subject, you have two options. You can either walk to get closer to the subject, or zoom in if you’re using a zoom lens. Both of these options for filling the frame have other implications for how the image turns out. Factors like background compression, depth […]

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Tips for Photographing Hummingbirds

Tips for Photographing Hummingbirds

By and far the easiest way to photograph hummingbirds is to place a hummingbird feeder in our backyard and wait for the little guys to start visiting. We quickly realize that they have absolutely no compunction about being in close proximity to us. In fact, the hummingbirds that visit my feeder seem to have developed […]

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The Thing That Matters in Photography

The Thing That Matters in Photography

Nobody is born as a photographer. Everyone has to start somewhere. Some are hobbyists, some enthusiasts, and some professionals. So, at what point does a person get to call themselves a photographer? There’s certainly no demarcation to decide whether or not somebody is to be called a photographer. This can cause a kind of existential […]

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Fireworks Photos: Preparation and Planning

Fireworks Photos: Preparation and Planning

Everyone loves a great fireworks show and it seems that lots of people take pictures while they are at the show. Here is a question for you. How many great pictures of fireworks have you seen taken by any of your friends or relatives? I’ll bet your answer is not many. Now, have you ever […]

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10 Techniques for Photographing Birds in Flight

10 Techniques for Photographing Birds in Flight

Birds, in general, are quite a challenging subject to photograph. While they’re relatively “easy” to photograph when perched, it’s a daunting task to photograph birds when they’re flying around. You need to take care of things like shutter speed, backlighting, and focus tracking amongst others. In this video, photographer Steve Perry covers everything that you […]

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Photographing 4th of July Fireworks

Photographing 4th of July Fireworks

This week, Americans celebrate a holiday in a manner befitting the importance of the day. Of course, I am referring to the 4th of July and celebrating with out-sized fireworks shows! To an enviable degree, today’s point-and-shoot cameras, and even some cell phones, can capture the “bombs bursting in air.” However, the limitations of point-and-shoots […]

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Importance of Perspective in Photography

Importance of Perspective in Photography

Of the many elements that define how powerful and effective your composition is, perspective is one of the most important. How you choose to tell a story is dependent on your choice of perspective. Choosing a perspective that’s something different from what we’re used to seeing can really make your photo stand out. In this […]

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5 Tips to Take Your Photography to the Next Level

5 Tips to Take Your Photography to the Next Level

I was asked the other day how someone who has started photography with a great new camera can begin learning how to take great images and become a better photographer. This is a question that pops up everywhere in forums and discussion groups across the internet. It’s probably the reason you have arrived here at […]

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