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Essential Items for Beginner Photographers

Essential Items for Beginner Photographers

It is quite common for a beginner photographer to talk about gear. There’s this feeling that looms over beginner photographers that makes them feel that they should own everything they see. In reality, things don’t work that way. In fact, you don’t need much photography gear at all. For beginners, the less you have, the […]

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Aperture Priority vs. Shutter Priority

Aperture Priority vs. Shutter Priority

The many modes modern cameras can shoot in can sometimes overwhelm their owner. When setting up to take a picture, many DSLR users will use either Aperture Priority or Shutter Priority. Both shooting modes are great for specific scenarios. I’m going to help you figure out where you should apply them. First, what is aperture […]

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Street Photographer Shares Mistakes

Street Photographer Shares Mistakes

Street photography isn’t something you can simply do by heading out onto the street with a camera in your hand. Like any other genre of photography, street photography also requires a good deal of planning and a thorough understanding of your shooting location. So what happens if you’re somewhere unfamiliar and you head out to […]

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DSLR Crash Course New Year Sale

DSLR Crash Course New Year Sale

For those of you playing with new cameras and lenses, you may want to check out this in-depth guide while it is marked down. Designed to take you by the hand and lead you step-by-step in discovering photography skills using your DSLR. This eBook is filled with practical exercises that show you exactly what to […]

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Tips on How to Become a Better Photographer

Tips on How to Become a Better Photographer

Are you becoming frustrated with the photos you’ve taken? Cheer up. You can become a better photographer if you really want to. Try these simple fixes: Maintain eye contact Like in real life, direct eye contact is also important in taking pictures. To let loose the power of captivating gazes and compelling smiles, position the […]

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Bird Photography in the Woodlands

Bird Photography in the Woodlands

Patience, knowledge and stealth are just a few key factors one must master in order to be a good bird photographer. You cannot simply walk around in the woods with all your gear and expect a bird to pop in front of you to be photographed. Furthermore, in this genre of photography, it is essential […]

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Still Life: Photography Activity

Still Life: Photography Activity

This is a study of an inanimate object, such as a vase of flowers or bowl of fruit. You’ll need: A source of light (a window is good) A subject. I suggest a nicely arranged bowl of fruit. Camera Setup Mode: Aperture Priority (often shown as Av on the mode wheel) ISO: 100 or so […]

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Winter Landscape Photography: 7 Tips

Winter Landscape Photography: 7 Tips

Winter photography isn’t always as simple as it seems. It’s a careful mix of fighting the elements and using your photography skills to produce images that really capture the mood of the moment. There are a lot of aspects that you have to keep in mind in order to capture something worth the while. This […]

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Is Enhancing My Digital Images Really Worth the Effort?

Is Enhancing My Digital Images Really Worth the Effort?

I run a photography workshop on cruise ships called “Enjoy Your Camera”. In all my time doing this, I have lost count of the number of times I have been asked about digital enhancement by photographers of all skill levels. The question is always the same: is enhancing my digital images really worth the effort? […]

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The Value of Authenticity in Modern Photography

The Value of Authenticity in Modern Photography

There have always been people who question the authenticity of images. They resent heavy editing and push for only in-camera adjustments. While retouching your images is certainly not a crime, it’s more possible—and common—to create “fake” images than ever before. And believe it or not, there are people who heavily manipulate or copy images for […]

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