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Photographing a SpaceX Rocket Streaking Across the Night Sky

Photographing a SpaceX Rocket Streaking Across the Night Sky

What you see here is the 2nd Stage Burn with the 1st Stage Re-entry Burn, which is used to initially slow down to begin the landing process, appearing under the tree limb. During a past launch, at 1:21 am SpaceX continued its run of aerospace brilliance with a night mission of its Falcon 9 rocket, […]

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Hats in Portrait Photography?

Hats in Portrait Photography?

Today I have a photo tip that actually breaks the rules. I’m going to talk about including hats in portrait photography. Hats can say a lot about a person’s personality and are a good prop to use – if they actually DO fit the subject’s personality. But, be careful of the lighting. You don’t want […]

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How to Take Food Photography in Restaurants

How to Take Food Photography in Restaurants

We’ve all been there. Sitting in a dark, corner table of a fantastic restaurant, wishing that we had more light, so we didn’t have to use that terrible built-in flash. Perhaps the meal was one of the best we’ve ever eaten and the one thing that would have made it better is gorgeous photos to […]

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Studio Portrait Light to Dark Techniques

Studio Portrait Light to Dark Techniques

Studio lighting often means our subject may feel that they must stay in exactly one spot. While this is helpful when setting up a lighting rig, immobility can make a subject feel rigid and uncomfortable when posing, which could make the images appear unnatural and stiff. Photographer Daniel Norton from Adorama shares an interesting technique […]

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5 Tips for Taking Travel Photos in Dangerous Countries

5 Tips for Taking Travel Photos in Dangerous Countries

On a recent trip I stumbled upon a slum along the riverbank of Iquitos, an isolated Peruvian city in the Amazon jungle, and walked down rickety wooden boardwalk with my old Canon T2i in hand—snapping shots of the decrepit homes, crumbling wooden stilts, tattered clothes drying in the humid air—until a local security guard walked […]

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Photography Hobby

How to Get the Most Out of Your Photography Hobby

Almost invariably, digital photography leads to one big truth—hundreds, even thousands of images end up stored on your hard drive. I have run an “Enjoy Your Camera” course for many years—I’ve instructed almost 2,000 keen photographers face-to-face—and they all seem to have one key question. “What do I do with all my images, and what […]

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Photoshop Selections Tutorial Using 3 Tools

Photoshop Selections Tutorial Using 3 Tools

Do you want to make quick selections in Photoshop? Are you looking for how to make precise selections in Photoshop? Then you are in the right place. In this article, I will share with you how to use three excellent Photoshop tools to quickly make precise selections. In fact, I always use these tools to […]

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How to Balance Perfectionism as a Photographer

How to Balance Perfectionism as a Photographer

Every single day, thousands of pieces of content come into the internet. Somehow, amazingly, so much of it appears very well done. Thanks to the incredible quality of modern cameras, even amateur photographers can take professional-quality images, often by only choosing to post their best images. This is generally a good thing. But being too […]

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How to Stay Inspired in Photography

How to Stay Inspired in Photography

Photography might start to bore you if you go to the same venues and do the same type of shooting every time you pick up the camera. To maintain the effectiveness, one has to stay inspired and stay in line with the latest technology. When you don’t have that inspiration, your work will definitely show […]

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Exposure Bracketing Tutorial for Landscape Photographers

Exposure Bracketing Tutorial for Landscape Photographers

Modern cameras have decent dynamic range capabilities, but they still can’t beat our eyes in extreme lighting conditions. That’s where exposure bracketing can be of help. This technique allows you to take multiple shots, each with varying exposure levels. You can then blend them all up to create a well-exposed image. Landscape photographer, Mark Denney […]

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