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Uncommon Landscape Photography Tips

Uncommon Landscape Photography Tips

Landscapes are beautiful as they are. Simply pointing your camera at them doesn’t make you a landscape photographer. Professional landscape photographers work with landscapes in a different way. Jason Charles Hill and Gunnar Freyr share some amazing, non-typical tips to step up your landscape photography to the next level: Include a Person By adding a person in […]

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More Tips on How to Take Sharp Photos

More Tips on How to Take Sharp Photos

Here’s part two of my series on how to take sharp photos—with more tips on keeping your camera steady. You can support your camera on a tree, a lamp post, or some other stable thing. But what’s next? What if you want more flexibility? Or if you want to position your camera more carefully? What if you want […]

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Simple Speedlight Tutorial

Simple Speedlight Tutorial

The proper use of flash drastically improves image quality. But what if you can’t afford studio quality lights? Not to worry. You can produce excellent images by properly using your speedlights, as well. Photographer Daniel Norton from Adorama demonstrates how with this speedlight tutorial: Take the Flash Off the Camera A common tendency is to mount a […]

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How to Take Sharp Photos

How to Take Sharp Photos

Be a sharp shooter and don’t shake your camera. Have you sometimes looked at those wonderful coffee table books or maybe at some photo websites and asked yourself, “How can the pictures be so sharp? Is it some kind of digital trickery? Why can’t my pictures be so crystal clear?” This is what I saw […]

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How Photography Changes the Way We See

How Photography Changes the Way We See

It’s no secret that the way we take photographs has changed dramatically over the past few decades. Gone are the darkrooms and carefully composed film reels of yesteryear. With the ability to take an image instantly, the way in which we go about photography has changed. But did you know that our smartphone cameras have […]

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How a Concert Photographer Got Banned

How a Concert Photographer Got Banned

How often have you been approached to be paid in terms of “exposure”? Happens a lot, right? But exposure doesn’t put food on the table. Many professional photographers depend on the earnings they make by selling rights to their images. Recently, one of the works of concert photographer J. Salmeron was used by a company […]

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Tripods and Tripod Alternatives for Photographers

Tripods and Tripod Alternatives for Photographers

When you’re new to photography, whether you’re using an old film camera or a modern digital SLR, for a time, you may be content just to roam about with camera in hand. Many modern DSLR camera lenses have built-in optical image stabilization, which helps counteract the movement you may inadvertently introduce, despite trying your best […]

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Street Photography Ethics

Street Photography Ethics

Street photography is undoubtedly an important genre of photography. It presents life on the streets as it happens, in an unadulterated, pure form. However, there is a thin ethical boundary that should be considered in street photography. This genre is legal, yes, but does that grant you the right to take photos in every circumstance? […]

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Nailing Focus from Front to Back in Landscape Photography

Nailing Focus from Front to Back in Landscape Photography

Want to get your landscape photos looking as polished as the shots you’re seeing on Instagram? It’s not as easy as you might expect. Luckily, there are a few secrets to getting pin-sharp images that onlookers can’t turn away from: As Nigel Danson explains in the informative tutorial above, mastering focus is all about finding the […]

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How to Capture Really Sharp Photos

How to Capture Really Sharp Photos

One of the most frustrating experiences for a photographer is to get home from a photo trip with some great images only to find that some of the images are not sharp. To help solve this problem, this article covers seven things that a photographer can do to create really sharp images. Tripod When it […]

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