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Tutorial: Back Button Focus to Speed Up Your Photography

Tutorial: Back Button Focus to Speed Up Your Photography

While the default way to lock focus is by pressing the shutter release button half-way, the back button focusing method decouples the focus function from the shutter release button. Many photographers have divided opinions on this matter but the conclusions are skewed toward the benefits of this method. Photographers Tony & Chelsea Northrup discuss how back […]

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Setting up for Great Landscape Pictures

Setting up for Great Landscape Pictures

Photographing landscapes is one of the most pleasurable kinds of photography. Not only do you have the chance to take beautiful pictures for your friends or office, but you can produce canvases, large prints, and even presents for people. How to take good landscapes depends on a few very significant things. The light you shoot […]

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Exposure Triangle: The Basics of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO

Exposure Triangle: The Basics of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO

Photography in its simplest sense is about balance among three basic factors: aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. These factors respectively control how much of the frame is in focus, the timing, and the sensitivity of the camera to light. Understanding these basic pillars of photography (also known as the exposure trinity, or exposure triangle) is […]

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Photographing Cities at Night

Photographing Cities at Night

Related reminder: only a few days left for the Luminar AI Update Sale Cities offer a wealth of amazing photo opportunities, and at night they really come alive. With all the amazing architecture, street scenes, and lights aglow, it’s as if this was all done with photographers in mind. Although sunsets can be amazing in […]

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Wide Angle Portraits and the Lens of Honesty

Wide Angle Portraits and the Lens of Honesty

When it comes to portrait photography, professionals suggest that you use a lens at the telephoto end of the spectrum. For instance, 85mm has been established as an ideal focal length for portraits. Some photographers use a 200mm lens for portraits because of the nice compression and the background separation this focal length can provide. […]

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Winter Landscape Photography

Winter Landscape Photography

Do you love being outdoors, or watching the world turn to a white winter wonderland? Are you fascinated with the first snow fall? If any of these ring true, you should consider landscapes with a winter scene as the main focus. Equipment for winter landscape photography First is what you are going to wear and […]

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The Photographer Who Legitimized Color

The Photographer Who Legitimized Color

Back in the days of photography, it was only black and white photos that were recognized by professional photographers as a true art form. Then came photographer William Eggleston with his vibrant and colorful images who was able to change all of this. He is credited with legitimizing color photography as a fine art form […]

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How to Read Clouds as a Photographer

How to Read Clouds as a Photographer

Having been a wedding photographer in Sydney for a few years, I’m continually amazed at how much my photography is dependent on weather conditions. What I have found more surprising, however, is how much this has driven me to study weather patterns—clouds, in particular. In a sense, a good photographer is also a good meteorologist. […]

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Freelance Rocket Launch Photographer: Day in the Life

Freelance Rocket Launch Photographer: Day in the Life

Rocket launches are amazing to witness. And for folks like us who don’t get to see them in person, we’ve got to thank the work of amazing photographers for allowing us to see these spectacular sights. If you’ve ever wondered how rocket launch photographers work, check out this interview with young photographer John Kraus: Kraus […]

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5 Long Exposure Landscape Photography Tips

5 Long Exposure Landscape Photography Tips

Long exposure landscape photography can yield some amazing effects, but keeping the shutter open for extended period of time comes with many challenges. Here are some tips to get you started. 1. Three legs are better than two A tripod is absolutely essential, but rather than running out and purchasing any old tripod, I strongly […]

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