Photographing Stars On Hawaiis Mauna Kea Summit

When most people think of Hawaii they think of sunshine, surfing, and lazy afternoons spent on a beach. Ask any astrophotgrapher that has photographed the stars from Big Island’s Mauna Kea and y... See full article

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How To Prepare for Your Commercial Photo or Video Shoot 10 Things Clients Expect In Your Production Notebook

One golden rule to a great photoshoot is to start with great production. A smooth production puts everyone and everything in the right place for the shoot to succeed long before the shutter button get... See full article

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Some Dos and Donts for the Aspiring Street Photographer

Street photography. Is it as simple as going out into the streets and taking photos? In the narrowest of views, yes. But street photography is regarded by many as an art form; it is the goal of the st... See full article

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How Simulating a Film Camera Can Help Improve your Photography Technique

Digital cameras have revolutionised and democratised photography, great images are now within the reach of anyone who owns a half decent camera and good eye. Sometimes, however, its easy to forget ... See full article

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Capturing The Beauty of the Urban Landscape

As a landscape photographer, my first inclination is to march off into the wilderness and find beautiful natural settings to photograph at some uncomfortable time of day. For those of you who live n... See full article

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How to Keep Your Camera Running Perfectly in the Dead of a Cold Winter

For those of us that inhabit Northern climes, the winter is fast approaching. I am sure many may put their cameras into hibernation for the dark days, preferring the comfort of the digital darkroom to... See full article

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How to Shoot and Create a Composite Image for a Product Advertisement

Background and Vision The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to start the season than to share our behind-the-scenes video on how to shoot a composite image? I needed to shoot and create a... See full article

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Capturing the Beauty of Natural Light at Any Time of Day

As we all know, light is a key component of taking amazing photographs. Some will tell you that sunshine at certain times of the day is bad, some will swear by capturing the light the best way you can... See full article

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Shooting Tutorial: Taking Multiple Exposure Portraits In Camera

Back in August, LightStalking shared a link on Twitter to some really incredible double exposures done by an artist named Dan Mountford.Admittedly, I’m a huge fan of double exposure photograph... See full article

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The Reality Of Shooting In National Parks

Youve seen them. The beautiful pictures, often repeats of other beautiful pictures. Here, let me give you an example. This is Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. You may have seen this ty... See full article

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How to Use Color in Photographic Composition (With 9 Gorgeous Examples)

There are many rules to photographic composition, the rule of thirds, balancing elements, symmetry and balance etc. None of these rules are defined in stone, all can be broken or modified. Perhaps one... See full article

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The Art of the Local Photo Safari How to Find Interesting Photo Subjects When There Are None

We’ve all been there, wandering around the house aimlessly, wishing there was something interesting to take a picture of. We sigh, and stare at our beautiful camera sitting there, taunting us wi... See full article

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5 Tips for Shooting Photos & Video from a Helicopter

Sometimes shooting from the air is essential. While there are increasingly more options besides a helicopter (we’ve shot more with R/C helis in recent years – click here and click here to ... See full article

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A Quick Guide to Light Metering for Photographers

With modern DSLRs, we often take exposure metering for granted, knowing that our camera will nail the exposure 99% of the time. Many DSLRs have more than one metering mode, the others, despite t... See full article

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How to Use a Reflector for Better Outdoor Portraits

What is a Reflector and Why Use One for Outdoor Portraits? Simply put, a reflector is an object that reflects light onto a subject. In the absence of more expensive and professional equipment, porta... See full article

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Beyond Lighting: Taking Better Portraits

Portraiture can be a tricky thing to get right. Even with ideal lighting situations, a photographer still faces quite a few challenges to get a good portrait. There’s location scouting, art dire... See full article

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Thinking Outside The Rule of Thirds

Chances are, at some point in your training as a photographer, the rule of thirds was embedded into your mind as an axiom of composition. The rule certainly holds merit, but it is not the only compone... See full article

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How Photographers Can Use a Prime Lens to Improve Their Technique

Learning photography is like learning a second language, you can learn absolutely everything from books but when you come to try it out in practice, it will all go horribly wrong. Whilst knowing the t... See full article

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Using Flash A Basic Workflow

Ive got news for you. Your flash is smarter than you are. Think about it? How long would it take you to read the ambient light of your scene and then calculate the proper exposure to balance your f... See full article

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High Noon Photography in the Midday Sun

As most of us know, the golden hours for photography are around sunrise and sunset, when the light is soft, golden and easy to work with. However, sometimes its not possible to shoot a subject in t... See full article

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Manual Labour How Pros Get Better Results Shooting in Manual Mode

Todays cameras are marvels of modern electronics, their ability to compute the correct exposure and lock focus onto the fastest of moving objects would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. S... See full article

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Three Photography Projects That Will Improve Your Skills

When it comes to improving your photography, it’s hard to beat the tried-and-true method of learning by doing. Photography projects will give you focus, direction, and an end goal to work toward... See full article

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5 Tips for Spectacular Firework Photographs

Light up that charcoal-filled grill, flip and sizzle some hamburgers, whip out a box of sparklers and go to your local firework display because its almost U.S. Independence Day. One of the biggest ... See full article

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5 Top Tips For Photographing Flowers and Gardens

Its not uncommon for nature and flower photographers to keep taking the same old picture of different plants and flowers. However, flexing your creative muscles and pulling yourself out of that rut... See full article

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The Secrets to Getting Amazing Shots of Religious Architecture

Religious buildings are often among the most iconic in any location. From the Gold Onion domes of Eastern European churches to the towering minarets of Mosques, these magnificent buildings can be chal... See full article

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