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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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Composition and Editing Tips for Beach Photography

Composition and Editing Tips for Beach Photography

The first thing someone notices when they look at any image is the way it has been composed. It’s not the technical aspects that people pay attention to at first, but on how the elements in the photograph are arranged. This is why composition can either make or break a photo. Fine art photographer Serge Ramelli […]

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Ready, Set, Frown: Portrait Photography for Emotional Response

Ready, Set, Frown: Portrait Photography for Emotional Response

Once upon a time, in a land far away, there was a photographer who always told his subjects, “Smile big for the camera.” The problem with this fairytale is that not everyone smiles all the time. Let’s say, for example, you say that to someone at a family reunion you happen to be covering, and […]

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Timelapse Photographer Takes Us Aboard a Container Ship

Timelapse Photographer Takes Us Aboard a Container Ship

Have you ever wondered how international trade really works? Not in the abstract sense of government policies and tariffs, but how things really, physically, get from point A to point B? In comes this mesmerizing timelapse, spanning a day in the life of a shipping freight: This comes from Toby Smith, who’s made something of a name for […]

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Still Life Photography Tips and Techniques

Still Life Photography Tips and Techniques

Still life photography has many uses. Perhaps you want to take a picture of a beautiful shell or perhaps take a picture of a product that you’re selling on eBay. Other reasons for learning still life photography may include selling still life photograph downloads at stock photography sites or to food magazines. No matter what your […]

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Tutorial: How to Develop Black and White Film

Tutorial: How to Develop Black and White Film

While most of the photographers today shoot digital, the charm for film photography is still alive. There are quite a number of photographers who prefer to shoot on film and develop their images by themselves. James Stevenson has a complete guide to developing a black and white film: The entire process can be broken down […]

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Sunrise Photography Tips for Beginners

Sunrise Photography Tips for Beginners

Newbies in the world of photography always prioritize taking snapshots of sunsets. But photographing sunrises is just as rewarding. No album is complete without this glorious scene of the morning. Capturing the rising sun on photograph is fairly easy because it happens every single day. However, in terms of coming up with a masterpiece, it’s […]

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Macro Photography Using Extension Tubes

Macro Photography Using Extension Tubes

How convenient would it be if you could use your regular lens to take close up shots of subjects just as if it were a macro lens? While macro lenses are perfect for close-up images, they can be expensive for someone who doesn’t do much macro photography. This is where an extension tube can be […]

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Color in Photography for Emotional Impact

Color in Photography for Emotional Impact

Color can be a dominant element in photography, but not always for the better. If you use color sloppily, just because it’s there, you have missed its real power. Back in the days of black and white, every image had to stand on its own merits. A red rose, for example, was not automatically thought […]

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How to Work with Challenging Photography Locations

How to Work with Challenging Photography Locations

Arrived at your destination and found the location tough to shoot in? Been assigned by a client to shoot in a location that’s, well, anything but easy? There are a million different things that can go wrong for a photographer. Being asked to shoot at a challenging location is just one of them. At times […]

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