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Geyser Eruption Photography Tips

Geyser Eruption Photography Tips

Geysir in Haukurdalur, Iceland is the home of the original geyser. The large geyser doesn’t erupt any more due to a history of soap powder and earthquakes. However, its little brother, Stokkur, does erupt regularly at intervals of around 5 to 7 minutes, so a typical visit to Geysir should allow any photographer to capture […]

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DIY Canvas Backdrop for Portrait Photography

DIY Canvas Backdrop for Portrait Photography

Backdrops play an important role in studio photography. They complement the subject. Backdrops also help you in developing a signature style. But canvas backdrops can be expensive. Photographers David J. Fulde and Giancarli Pawelec from The Creative Contrast have a DIY solution: What You’ll Need Here are some supplies that Fulde and Pawelec got from […]

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Now Playing: Expert Photography Secrets Webinar

Now Playing: Expert Photography Secrets Webinar

14 years ago Serge Ramelli started doing cityscape photography. It literally became a passion overnight – for 20 years he had been dreaming of doing something artistic with his life and photography was going to be it. He bought all the books he could find on the subject and started taking photos. But the first […]

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How to Get a Shallow Depth of Field

How to Get a Shallow Depth of Field

Depth of field is a photography term that refers to the selective focus of the camera lens along a certain plane. This creates a sharp focus for any objects at a specific distance from the lens, while objects further away from that specific distance become increasingly blurry. The more shallow your depth of field is, […]

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How to Use the Gradient Filter in Lightroom for Editing Landscape Photos

How to Use the Gradient Filter in Lightroom for Editing Landscape Photos

The gradient filter tool in Lightroom is pretty powerful. It works and behaves like the neutral density filters that we use in everyday photography. Using the Lightroom filters, however, requires a slightly different approach to what you might be used to. Joshua Cripps explains: First things first, the graduated filter can be easily accessed from the top right Develop […]

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Color vs. Black and White Photography

Color vs. Black and White Photography

When processing your photos it can be difficult to decide whether you should settle with color or black and white. Are there particular indicators to help you decide when to use either one? In this post, we will discuss the benefits of color and black and white photography and provide hints to help you decide […]

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3 Things You Should Know About Film Photography

3 Things You Should Know About Film Photography

Digital photography is dominant these days, but film isn’t dead. Many photographers still choose to shoot film either for the nostalgia or their pure love for the media. If you plan to shoot analog instead of digital, the changes in workflow and process can be a bit confusing. Photographer Kyle McDougall talks about three things that […]

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How To Take Professional Quality Portrait Photography

How To Take Professional Quality Portrait Photography

Portraiture can be one of the most satisfying forms of photography for an enthusiastic amateur. The tips below can be of use whether you are using a digital compact, a DSLR camera, or a fully manual SLR. Simplicity Background clutter will interfere with a good portrait. Similarly, use natural light where you can, and if […]

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Daylight Long Shutter Speed Technique

Daylight Long Shutter Speed Technique

It’s easy to do long exposure photography at night. You just need a tripod and some moving lights. But shooting long exposures during the day is a different ball game. In this brief and informative video, Evan Ranft explains how you can take daytime long exposures: The Problem Daylight Long Exposures Too much light may […]

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A Guide to Understanding ISO in Photography

A Guide to Understanding ISO in Photography

Learning photography is a difficult process that requires a lot of patience and practice. This photography lesson concentrates on the basics of exposure, its definition, its importance, and finally, its implementation. Light is the most important criteria in learning photography. Light creates the texture around you. It defines the composition of not only the object […]

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