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Photography A – Z the Easy Way: K – Kelvin or Colour temperature

Photography A – Z the Easy Way: K – Kelvin or Colour temperature

A beautiful sunset is very “orangey” and has a Kelvin temperature of about 2500. However, a blue sky has a Kelvin temperature of 10,000. The bigger the number the “bluer” the color.

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Bracketing and How To Use It Correctly

Bracketing and How To Use It Correctly

Exposure bracketing is a simple technique professional photographers use to ensure they properly expose their pictures, especially in challenging lighting situations.

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Better Travel Photos With the Light in the Morning and Late Afternoon

Better Travel Photos With the Light in the Morning and Late Afternoon

I can recommend you to take the pictures you must take during the day. And then take a walk around your hotel or campground during the last two hrs. before sunset and shoot additional pictures in this special light. Try to do the same next morning before breakfast. In that way you will combine the best possibilities.

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Equipment Needed for Bird Photography

Equipment Needed for Bird Photography

The nice thing about bird photography is that it can happen anywhere on our beautiful globe. The not so nice thing is that birds are small or shy, and you need to be able to get close enough with your equipment.

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Taking Pictures in Bad Weather #1

Taking Pictures in Bad Weather #1

It’s always a struggle going out in bad weather. Cold days and nights, rain, fog and that welcoming warm fire at home. But, if you can overcome the temptation to stay at home then you could get some great images.

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Alternatives to Flash

Alternatives to Flash

Flash is usually used in lower light conditions. As the light drops, the chances of blurred images increases. Flash will overcome this problem, but cause others.

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Avoid Skin Reflections in Your Portraits

Avoid Skin Reflections in Your Portraits

Reflections from the skin of subjects can cause a good deal of bother and ruin the image for the photographer and model. Most times it is caused by harsh light falling on the subject and reflecting back to the camera. It can be made worse by certain skin tones and by types of make-up.

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Painting With Light

Painting With Light

You’ve all heard the phrase, “to see light”. Everything that we see is made up of light. Light has direction, width, intensity and color. While understanding all the properties of light would be beneficial to the photographer/artist, it is just as effective to recognize the effect of light on a subject when you see it.

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Aperture vs. Shutter Speed

Aperture vs. Shutter Speed

Photography’s root comes from the Greek roots “photo” which means light, and “graph” which means to write or scribe. Photography is all about light and how to interact with it. Two basic functions of an SLR camera accomplish this through the aperture and shutter speed.

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Photography A – Z the Easy Way: I – ISO Setting

Photography A – Z the Easy Way: I – ISO Setting

In very simple terms, the ISO setting is a measure of how sensitive your camera sensor is to light. A low ISO (e.g. 100) will not be very sensitive to light whereas a high setting (e.g. 1600) will be very sensitive.

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