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The Photography Slump

The Photography Slump

How many times have you found yourself wondering why after a period of feeling productive, you’re suddenly not shooting as much? You look out of your window and see perfect conditions yet you decide to stay in and rearrange your sock drawer instead. You’ve hit the slump. Hard. The worst thing about it is that […]

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How to Keep Your Camera Stable for Sharp Photos at Slow Shutter Speeds

How to Keep Your Camera Stable for Sharp Photos at Slow Shutter Speeds

Amateurs and pros alike face the fact that slower shutter speeds and camera shake lead to blurred images. This tutorial by David Bergman demonstrates some of the main reasons for camera shake and how to overcome them: Camera Shake Rule of Thumb The old school rule of thumb about camera shake is that as long as […]

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How I Learned to Use a DSLR Camera

How I Learned to Use a DSLR Camera

If you’re looking to get the most out of your new DSLR camera, you’re going to want to get out of the automatic Program mode (which is fully automatic) and begin learning how to take photos either in Shutter Priority mode, Aperture Priority mode or, ultimately, full Manual mode. When you’ve got your camera in […]

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9 Tried & True Tips for Better Baby Photography

9 Tried & True Tips for Better Baby Photography

Some of the cutest children pictures are taken during the infant and toddler years. This is when kids experience their “firsts”. Whether it’s crawling, yawning, smiling, or walking, capturing that moment is priceless. Photographing a baby is not an easy task. Working around the wiggling and squirming or the pouting and crying to get the […]

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Stops in Photography Explained

Stops in Photography Explained

No doubt that if you’ve started toying around with photography you will have come across the term stops. What is a stop? In photography, a stop is a measurement of Exposure. For example, if you were to increase the exposure by one stop – you would in effect be doubling the exposure. So if your […]

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Bird Photography Tips & Techniques

Bird Photography Tips & Techniques

Bird photography is one of the most popular types of photography—and for good reason. There are few things as stunning to look at as a cardinal perched on a tree limb blanketed in snow, or as adorable as a group of baby geese taking their first steps in the springtime sun. Because of the size […]

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A Comprehensive Introduction to Street Photography

A Comprehensive Introduction to Street Photography

Often overlooked, street photography has seen a big resurgence over the last ten years. Like many others, you may have been naturally drawn to photographing in the streets before ever hearing the term, or you might have been brought into it from seeing it on the Internet or from some of the many fascinating documentaries […]

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Simple Yet Effective Photography Tips

Simple Yet Effective Photography Tips

If you’re new to photography and looking for some simple ways to get your photos looking better, this article will give you 7 useful tips. These tips are all composition-based and help you use your “eye” more when taking photos. Tip #1 – Avoid the Center The rule of thirds is what they call it […]

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Pre-Digital Photography Infographic: The Evolution of the Camera

Pre-Digital Photography Infographic: The Evolution of the Camera

While many inventors are considered to have developed the first photographic camera, photography appears to have had its earliest start in the thick of the Middle Ages (1000 AD) when a man named Alhazen rigged the first pinhole camera, which we now call the Camera Obscura. From there, all the way to the 1981 Sony Mavica […]

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Aperture 101

Aperture 101

Photographers use aperture for a multitude of things from getting the proper exposure to creating a specific depth of field. Understanding how it works is essential to being able to use aperture to your advantage and taking the photographs you envision in your mind. In this quick primer, John Cripps breaks down the ins and […]

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