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10 Simple Yet Effective Photography Tips

10 Simple Yet Effective Photography Tips

1. Move closer to your subject. Nothing kills a photo quicker than a distracting background. If you have a great background try bringing the subject closer to the camera so they don’t get lost. Remember this tip if nothing else. 2. Take lots of pictures. Digital photography is cheap and it is good! It is […]

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Landscape Photography: Printing Your Own Photos

Landscape Photography: Printing Your Own Photos

In the days of film, printing your photos was the only way you could actually see them. With digital photography, of course, you can conveniently look at all your images instantly on any screen. Does this mean printed photos are dead? Definitely not! If you want to get serious in photography, prints remain a crucial […]

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Basic Setup for Photographing Fireworks

Basic Setup for Photographing Fireworks

I used to think that capturing fireworks on film was laden with technical wizardry and talent, but after giving it a whirl with no advice or instruction, I discovered it’s quite easy. Here’s how… As you can imagine, a tripod is at the top of the list for equipment! A remote cable release is up […]

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Exposure Compensation & White Wedding Dresses: Keeping the Details

Exposure Compensation & White Wedding Dresses: Keeping the Details

In this article, we discuss how we expose for a white wedding dress to keep its details and minimize or prevent color shifts. All photos were taken with a Canon 6D in RAW using a Canon 70–200 f/2.8L IS at f/22 on a tripod. Direct sunlight during the morning golden hour with no clouds was […]

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6 Tips on How to Capture Great Fireworks Photos

6 Tips on How to Capture Great Fireworks Photos

1. Use a Slow Shutter Speed When you photograph fireworks, it is very important that you set your camera to a slow shutter speed. This includes a shutter speed that is anywhere between 1 second and 30 seconds or longer, about ISO 100. The shutter speed that is suitable varies depending on the amount of ambient […]

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How to Set Up for a Fireworks Photography Session

How to Set Up for a Fireworks Photography Session

With the 4th of July right around the corner, it’s time to get ready for some awesome fireworks displays. Getting great fireworks shots isn’t really that difficult, but if you’ve never done it before, it can help to start out with a few tips. With that in mind, photographer David Bergman gives you everything you need to know […]

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7 Musts of Great Composition in Photography

7 Musts of Great Composition in Photography

What makes a great picture? There is always room for creative interpretation, but if you want to create a memorable photograph, these are seven things you must do. 1. Find a clear subject Speaking of musts, every discussion about photography and composition must begin here. Before you ever hoist your camera or touch your shutter, […]

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Self Portrait Advanced Tutorial

Self Portrait Advanced Tutorial

When we think of self-portraits, they don’t necessarily need to be those mediocre snapshots that we take with our phones. If planned and executed thoughtfully, you can’t easily differentiate a self-portrait from a portrait taken by another photographer. So, if you’re a little short on manpower and want to take some sick-looking self-portraits, we have […]

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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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Tutorial: Color Spaces in Photography

Tutorial: Color Spaces in Photography

Have you ever come across a situation where the colors in your images look different once you upload them to the web? This issue arises because of something called color space. A basic understanding of how color space works can save you serious time and headaches. Aaron Nace discusses the differences between various color spaces […]

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