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5 Creative Composition Tips in Photography

5 Creative Composition Tips in Photography

Knowing where to place the various elements in your images is basic to great composition and unless you can master this your images will be average. You need to grasp these fundamentals early in your journey as you learn photography. A great photo is a result of a great composition. The quicker you learn this […]

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Is Editing Your Images Cheating?

Is Editing Your Images Cheating?

In today’s world of digital photography, editing has become an essential part of the workflow. It’s almost like your photography process is incomplete without it. Then there’s another school of thought that says editing is cheating. So, does editing images kill the art of photography? Photographer Sean Tucker talks in depth about this interesting topic: […]

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Top 10 Sports Photography Tips

Top 10 Sports Photography Tips

Meet Sam Todd, a London-based photographer who’s photographed some of the world’s biggest competitions like the Tour de France and the Rugby World Cub. Sam’s developed a sports photography style that not only captures the epic passes and scores in a 90 minute game, but the story and personalities behind the game, too. Read on […]

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Effective Lighting Tips for Simple Item Product Photography

Effective Lighting Tips for Simple Item Product Photography

You can really do wonders with a simple product like a bottle of deodorant with good photography skills and some Photoshop magic. But even with Photoshop you need to have a basic workable set of exposures to begin with. This tutorial by Dustin Dolby of workphlo is a straightforward guide on the concepts of product photography […]

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Composition: Getting the Perfect Perspective

Composition: Getting the Perfect Perspective

There’s a list of ‘rules’ regarding what makes a good composition and a pleasing image. Things like the golden ratio, the golden spiral, and the rule of thirds. What you have to keep in mind, though, is that these ‘rules’ are merely guidelines that work in certain scenarios. Understanding these rules will help you composite even […]

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How to Shape Light with a Gobo for Portraits

How to Shape Light with a Gobo for Portraits

Gobo in photography is something that comes in front of a light source. It could basically be anything. The only requirement is that it needs to pass some light through it while blocking the rest. By doing so, it creates a pattern of light and shadows and that is what we seek when using a […]

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How to Photograph Waterfalls

How to Photograph Waterfalls

I love water. Coming from Ontario where lakes and rivers abound, I’d spend entire summers at our cottage as a kid either in or on the water. I’m still drawn to it like steel to a magnet, so it’s not surprising that after learning the technique to create the beautiful pictures like in this article, […]

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Nailing Exposure in Film Photography With a Spot Meter

Nailing Exposure in Film Photography With a Spot Meter

One of the greatest challenges with film photography is that you can’t instantly preview your results to assess exposure. Cameras come with a built in light meter but they can be easily tricked. This is why getting an external light meter can be a great investment if you are into film photography. Photographer Kyle McDougall […]

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10 Common Composition Mistakes in Photography

10 Common Composition Mistakes in Photography

Are you making any of these common composition mistakes? 1. Subject Is in the Center of the Frame Sometimes a central subject works, but normally it’s better to shoot it positioned to one side, as explained in the rule of thirds. Most cameras are capable of showing a grid in the viewfinder that can help […]

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Levitation Photography: Techniques Without Using Photoshop

Levitation Photography: Techniques Without Using Photoshop

Everyone loves levitation photography, but not everyone has the skills to create such an illusion using editing software. However, with a little bit of creativity and effort, you can levitate subjects without any sort of digital manipulation at all! Watch below to see some of the techniques the folks at COOPH were able to come […]

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