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Holiday Season Photography Tips

Holiday Season Photography Tips

Holidays are great times for getting pictures of family and friends. Everyone is together, and normally having a good time; it is people at their best. It’s also important from a historical perspective. You might be tempted to skip taking the camera, but think about how many times you’ve looked back on old photos of […]

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5 More Tips for Taking Pictures of Christmas Lights

5 More Tips for Taking Pictures of Christmas Lights

Are you frustrated because the pictures you take of Christmas lights turn out overexposed or underexposed? In this tutorial, Jay P. Morgan shares some useful tips to ensure your festive photos come out looking great: 1. Time of day is critical When shooting Christmas lights, the time of the day when you make your exposures […]

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Using the Bokeh Effect in Child Portraits

Using the Bokeh Effect in Child Portraits

“Bokeh” is a beautiful soft effect in which the background of a photograph becomes like circles of blurred, translucent light. As a professional photographer, my lifelong quest has been to consistently capture images of a child’s face in which everything in front of and behind the eye gradually falls out of focus and the background […]

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How to Photograph LED Christmas Lights

How to Photograph LED Christmas Lights

‘Tis the season! With Christmas just around the corner, friends and family are anxious to upload holiday photographs featuring Christmas lights of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Whether you’ve been the working behind the camera or simply observing the festivities of others, you may have noticed recently that capturing strings of lights doesn’t seem as […]

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Christmas Party Photo Ideas

Christmas Party Photo Ideas

The holiday season is upon us! For any of you photography enthusiasts out there, this is the perfect time to put those cameras to good use. Use photos to show and tell people about your holiday traditions, whatever you celebrate this time of year. It’s the perfect time to take advantage of the free on-camera […]

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Fresh Winter Photography Ideas

Fresh Winter Photography Ideas

Looking to bring your winter wonderland to life? Photographer Toma Bonciu offers a few simple but sound pieces of advice to bring drama and liveliness to your images: Take advantage of the short days People are quick to complain about the winter’s waning daylight hours. However, photographers will find that while the quantity decreases, quality often increases. […]

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Using Color to Create Strong Photo Compositions

Using Color to Create Strong Photo Compositions

Color is one of the most obvious elements of composition. Everyone knows that intense colors make people take notice of your images. Ever wonder why there are so many sunset and flower shots? Color is the reason. Color has a couple of functions in photographs. First, color grabs the attention of the viewer. Perhaps, because […]

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Deck the Halls: Magical Photos of Christmas Lights

Deck the Halls: Magical Photos of Christmas Lights

Christmas is here! All those wonderful decorations and lights around your house make magical scenery. Take the opportunity to  capture all that beauty. You can photograph during the day, but some of the most evocative images can be found at night. Here’s some inspiration: We’d love to see your holiday photos. If you need a […]

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Invisible Softbox Long Exposure Photography Trick

Invisible Softbox Long Exposure Photography Trick

If you want to start shooting product photography but don’t yet have the right gear, all is not lost. This trick allows you to get a softbox effect for around $20. Leo Rosas demonstrates: You’ll need a single LED light—a common tube light that you can find at any home improvement store. The technique involves using […]

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Step-by-Step Guide to Better Sunset Photography

Step-by-Step Guide to Better Sunset Photography

Having a DSLR camera to use is the ultimate thrill for a budding photographer. Taking great sunset shots should be easy with such a great tool, right? You would think so, yet I know people who have invested in decent cameras but still could not create stunning sunset shots that even their previous compact camera […]

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