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How to Photograph Meteor Showers

How to Photograph Meteor Showers

This article is based on concepts from Collier’s Guide to Night Photography. Our readers can get a discount by using the promo code picturecorrect at checkout. Meteor showers can produce some of the most awe-inspiring displays in the night sky. They are created when the Earth passes through dust particles left behind by a comet […]

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How Reliable are Electronic Shutters?

How Reliable are Electronic Shutters?

The recent developments in mirrorless camera technology have surely been a boon to many photographers and videographers. They can easily help users capture better photos, but since this technology is still in a nascent stage, not everything is foolproof yet. In this video, photographer Jan Wegener explores whether the fast electronic shutter of his Canon […]

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Updated: Collier’s Guide to Night Photography 2nd Edition

Updated: Collier’s Guide to Night Photography 2nd Edition

The night sky may be the most awe-inspiring spectacle that any of us will ever see. It can, however, be difficult to capture in a photograph, as it requires specialized techniques that are rarely used when shooting images during the day. In this fully-updated 2nd edition, Grant Collier sheds light on how to capture these […]

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Photo Tips for Rain and Clouds

Photo Tips for Rain and Clouds

Many photographers resent rainy days. It’s understandable: rainy and cloudy conditions are not ideal circumstances for lighting and gear safety. However, if you think creatively, it is possible to use such foul weather to your advantage. Rain and clouds can work as an interesting element in your photographs and elevate your photography. If you don’t […]

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5 Simple Tips for Better People Pictures

5 Simple Tips for Better People Pictures

I’ve been a professional photographer for long enough now to start getting invited to judge some local photography contests. In doing so I have been struck by the fact that so many of the pictures, especially those of people, could have been dramatically improved by the application of just a few simple ideas. I’m not […]

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Why Being a Photographer Isn’t Always Great

Why Being a Photographer Isn’t Always Great

To most people who are not into photography, the profession seems glamorous and fun-filled. But only those photographers who have been in the business for a long time really know the true secrets that lie beneath the shimmery surface. While some experiences can be frustrating, a few of them can be really bad. That’s why […]

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Cloud Photography Tips

Cloud Photography Tips

From the time that I first began to photograph, one subject that always interested me was clouds. I have always loved the old black and white photographs of Ansel Adams and have admired not only his landscapes, but also the way the landscapes were made spectacular by the cloud cover in the scene. Adams was […]

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Using a Pringles Can as a Macro Flash Diffuser

Using a Pringles Can as a Macro Flash Diffuser

Using a flash can quickly become necessary for taking macro photos. Since you’ll be working with a narrow aperture and relatively fast shutter speed, finding a bright exposure can be tricky. Using a flash is the ultimate solution—but their harsh nature can easily spoil the image. This is why using diffused light becomes so important. […]

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5 Quick Tips for Photographing People Outdoors

5 Quick Tips for Photographing People Outdoors

So, let me guess…your pictures of your friends, parents, children, or grandchildren don’t always come out the way you’d like, and you are frequently frustrated by the harsh shadows on their faces when you photograph them outdoors. But you want them to look good, because you care about them (or you wouldn’t be taking their […]

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Why Carrying Too Much Photography Gear is a Bad Idea

Why Carrying Too Much Photography Gear is a Bad Idea

In order to get better at photography, you don’t need to own all the latest and greatest gear. Many photographers make the mistake of falling into companies’ marketing traps and end up buying a whole bunch of unnecessary equipment. You can end up spending more time thinking about what gear you should be using, instead […]

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