14 Useful Macro Bug Photography Tutorials and Resources

The art of Macro photography becomes even more challenging when you consider the subject. Insects and bugs present a very interesting subject matter for macro photography. Not only must the photograph... See full article

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How to Balance Subject and Background Exposure A Real World Example

Wedding photography involves a lot of compromises because we arent always allowed the optimum circumstances in which to create beautiful images. Whether its having to photograph people in the ... See full article

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Safely Photographing Volcanic Activity

As a photographer who calls Hawaii home, I can tell you with great certainty that there are not many things more spectacular than an active volcano. But, the countless photographic possibilities a vol... See full article

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Exposure Bracketing: What Every Good Photographer Should Know

There arent many sure things in life. No matter how diligently we plan, regardless of how much effort we put forth, there are simply going to be times when the outcome of whatever we are involved w... See full article

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When To Shoot Black And White

When I first started out on this road of endless expense that is photography I spent many hours musing over the merits of black & white. There is no doubt that sometimes a black & white photog... See full article

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How to Photograph Waterfalls (With 9 Amazing Examples)

Waterfalls are a hugely popular subject among photographers and one that can produce some spectacular results. If the popularity of waterfall photographs on sites like Flickr and 500px are anything to... See full article

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The Top 12 Keys to Creativity For Photographers

Manipulation is the brother of creativity. – Michael Michalko Standing out among the ever-increasing number of photographers is becoming increasingly difficult. However, doing so is still poss... See full article

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The Single Most Important Element In Every Great Photograph And Why You Should Include It In Yours

Photographers are, at heart, exhibitionists. We crave people seeing our photographs and telling us how good they are, it gives us a warm fuzzy feeling and deep down and that’s why we do it. Whet... See full article

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The Rule of Thirds and How to Break It A Comprehensive Guide

Possibly the most well known and most talked about photographic composition guideline is the Rule of Thirds. However it doesnt stop with photography. You will find the Rule of Thirds applied ... See full article

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5 Ways To Improve Your Photography Without Touching Your Camera

We’ve all been there. You’re clicking through the pages of a website like Light Stalking and you are bombarded with so many beautiful top quality images that you feel like giving up. A wav... See full article

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A Photographers Guide to Finding and Shooting Graffiti (With Some Fantastic Examples)

Graffiti adds a touch of theunconventionalto cityscapes and is undoubtedly a fantastic subject for photography. It’s not normally hard to find graffiti- the best areas are normally a lit... See full article

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3 Tips for Creating Strong Images With a Clearly Defined Subject

In most cases, an image will benefit greatly from having a clearly defined subject. The human brain is constantly trying to make sense of the visual information that the eyes supply it and it does s... See full article

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5 Fundamental Elements of Great Photographs

There are five common elements that great images typically have; Good use of light, color, a captivating moment, correct composition for the given situation, and the photographers choice of distance t... See full article

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Noise In Your Images? Use These Easy Strategies to Improve Your Noisy Photographs

It is perhaps the bane of the photographers life, the dreaded image noise that has the ability to ruin the look of a well composed picture. Whilst modern cameras have much improved sensors and algorit... See full article

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Avoid These Common Mistakes When Photographing Wild Animals

Wildlife photography is no easy task. Gross understatement, right? You dont even have to go on an expedition to a strange and exotic land to realize the challenges present in wildlife photography; ... See full article

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How to Use Bokeh As A Creative Tool in Your Photographs

One of the key areas of control that a photographer has over an image is the background. Many like to experiment with backgrounds to get various effects for their images and one of the ways in which m... See full article

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Essential Tips for Photographers Considering An Outdoor Fashion Shoot

There is a well known–and rather obvious–fact floating around that fashion photography is all about fashion. While that’s true, these types of photos should indeed focus on the style... See full article

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How to Isolate Subjects in a Photograph: 8 Creative Tactics for Photographers

The world has so much clutter, so much noise that its hard to break out of that and stand out. Its the same with photos. To properly communicate what your subject is, one must make sure that it ... See full article

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7 Lessons You Can Learn from Shooting with a Camera Phone

What would your reaction be if someone suggested that you should cut all ties with one of your best friends and closest companions? No, Im not talking about your significant other or your pet. I... See full article

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10 Creative Nature Photography Compositions and How They Were Taken

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. Edgar Degas What makes a great photograph? Is there any one aspect of the process which separates the merely good from the truly magnifi... See full article

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7 Ways To Improve Your Outdoor Portraits

Lighting is one of the most important concepts in photography, so one may automatically assume that outdoor portraits would need very little lighting consideration due to the abundance of beautiful, n... See full article

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9 Essential Tips to Conquer Available Light Photography

Famed American Army general George S. Patton once advised those under his command to accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. Unlike a military conquest, Im pre... See full article

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Why Sometimes You Should Embrace the Shadows in Photography

As photographers, we have a tendency to try and to try and bring as much light into a picture as possible. We are afraid of the blocked up shadows, dark corners, large black areas. While it’... See full article

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What You Need to Know About Dynamic Range (And How It Can Improve Your Images)

As an unabashed music geek, I am fully aware of the impact of dynamic range as it applies to audio recordings; no matter how great a song may be, I find it slightly more difficult to enjoy when it is ... See full article

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Keeping it Real in HDR using Photoshop

Of all techniques that have come with the advent of digital photography, perhaps the most controversial and divisive is HDR or high dynamic range. Some people love the surrealistic almost cartoon like... See full article

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