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Photo Tips For Documenting Life’s Events

Photo Tips For Documenting Life’s Events

There are really only 2 kinds of events: milestones and recurring annual events. Milestones Sorry for stating the obvious here, but these are the so-called once-in-a-lifetime biggies. Ones so important that you sometimes associate with a song or piece of music. A partial list of milestones may be the following: Graduations–happy, fun events but rife […]

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5 Things You Need to Do to Become a Better Photographer

5 Things You Need to Do to Become a Better Photographer

Good photographers aren’t made overnight. And most accomplished photographers will admit that their earliest attempts at the craft were pretty unimpressive. In this inspiring interview, San Francisco based photographer Jim Goldstein shares his advice for novice photographers looking to improve their skills: Goldstein’s earliest experience with a camera left him feeling incredibly discouraged. His first […]

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Photo Loss: Tips to Prevent It and Recover Pictures

Photo Loss: Tips to Prevent It and Recover Pictures

It happened to me three weeks into a back packing trip through Southeast Asia. I turned on my camera one morning to look through some of the pictures that I had taken so far, and I saw only an empty memory card. I felt awful. After the initial shock and surprise, I was mad! I […]

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9 Tips to Improve Black and White Photos

9 Tips to Improve Black and White Photos

Gone are the days when taking photographs in black and white was the only option. Today, black and white photography has become a way to give a classic look. It’s also used by some photographers to rescue problematic shots. As photographer Jamie Windsor mentions in this video, color photography is for documentation; black and white is […]

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5 Steps to Better Smartphone Photography

5 Steps to Better Smartphone Photography

There is photography, there is videography, and now there is iPhoneOGRAPHY! Compared to DSLRs, iPhones are less bulky and more convenient to carry around. We always carry our phones around nowadays. Be it iPhone, Android, or Samsung, most phones now have a good quality camera for us to play around with. Who says iPhones cannot […]

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The History of Photography in 5 Minutes

The History of Photography in 5 Minutes

It seems like every few weeks, a new YouTube video or infographic comes out explaining the history of photography. But this latest one is pretty good—it’s a quick five-minute explainer that doesn’t skim over any key landmarks, dating back from the B.C. era, and offers interesting little-known factoids along the way. Check it out: The […]

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HDR Photography With a Point and Shoot Camera

HDR Photography With a Point and Shoot Camera

If you want to expand your skills with a point and shoot camera, nothing is more intriguing than High Dynamic Range Photography or HDR. It’s a blast! OK! What is it? It involves combining usually three or more photos of the same subject, taken at three different exposure values. What’s so cool about this? Think […]

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Learn How to Use ND and Graduated ND Filters

Learn How to Use ND and Graduated ND Filters

You’re probably already aware of filters and the amazing creative potential they bring to your photography. A lot has already been written on this website about different types of filters and their specific uses. If you’re still trying to figure out if you need one, Doug McKinlay shares this informative video. By the end of […]

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Tips for Sharper Photos with Smartphones

Tips for Sharper Photos with Smartphones

Over the past few years, we’ve seen some dramatic improvements in the quality of smartphone cameras on the market. Today, we have handsets with large lenses, 10x capabilities, and even 40-megapixel resolution. As a result, more and more people are now taking snapshots using their handy mobile devices. A recent Pew Internet survey on mobile […]

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Capturing Sharp Photography: 5 Quick Tips

Capturing Sharp Photography: 5 Quick Tips

Capturing sharp photos in any situation takes some know-how. Some of you may already be familiar with some of these techniques. For beginners, these might be completely new. Whatever your level of competency, there’s always room for brushing up. Without further ado, here are five secrets to sharp photos from Pierre T. Lambert: 1. Reciprocal […]

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