Monkey Business: How to Photograph Monkeys

Monkeys are a hugely fun subject to photograph and can be the subject of some great shots for you. They do, however, present a few challenges for the photographer like any other wild animal (and possi... See full article

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Composition: When to Landscape a Portrait and Vice Versa

This is a guest post by Phil Hill, a travel photographer from the UK based in Australia. You can see more of Phils great work at his travel photography blog or follow him on Facebook or Twitter. At... See full article

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Shooting at Shadows: The Secrets to Great Silhouettes

This is a guest post by Phil Hill, a travel photographer from the UK based in Australia. You can see more of Phil’s great work at his travel photography blog or follow him on Facebook or Twitter... See full article

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How to Use a Variable Neutral Density Filter for Better Portrait Photography

This is a guest post by Doug Pruden – a portrait photographer from Calgary. Check out his great photography blog for more tips. The filter that I have come to appreciate more as time passes is t... See full article

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The Sweet Spot Lens Setting That Will Give You Sharper Photographs

In many photographic situations, you are going to want to either open your aperture right up (to minimise depth of field) or close it right down (to maximise depth of field). And while the effects of ... See full article

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5 Ways to Truly Explore a Single Photographic Subject

When you start to get serious about photography, something becomes very apparent to you – that getting different effects while photographing the same subject doesn’t need to be particularl... See full article

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How to Add Depth to Your Photographs

One of the biggest challenges thrown up by photography is the fact that it is done in two dimensions. While that can be a draw back, it also presents some wonderful artistic opportunities. Working to ... See full article

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How to Capture Cool Photos of People Dancing

Taking photos of people dancing at a party can be a lot of fun. Because youre working with a still medium, often the ways you use to get motion into the photo are crucial in setting your photos apa... See full article

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How to Shoot Great Portraits with Your Kit Lens

Shooting portraits is always one of the most popular topics discussed on Light Stalking. Everyone wants to get that professional look, but many feel they are hamstrung by their gear. While a cheap len... See full article

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3 Situations Where Blurred Photos Just Work

There are as many photographic techniques as there are photographers and as many effects as there are cameras. One effect that every photographer should have in their arsenal is the ability to intenti... See full article

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Make Your Street Art & Furniture Photographs Stand Out From the Crowd

For those of us who live in cities, it surrounds us everyday. From the mundanity of park benches through to exciting murals – it is art and street furniture that give many cities their own cultu... See full article

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Case Study: Macro Daisies on the Cheap

I love doing macro photography on the cheap. Here in Sydney Spring has sprung and the sun is shining. For macro photography enthusiasts, that means one thing – flowers! It’s very difficult... See full article

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Exposure Compensation: An Easy Guide

Raise a hand if you spend a lot of your time in your cameras auto modes, Program, Shutter or Aperture Priority or even Scene Modes. Keep your hand raised if you would like to shoot manually, but ei... See full article

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How to Get the Ethereal Look in Coastal Landscapes

The big secret of getting that ghostly and ethereal look in landscape photography is that there is no big secret. In fact it’s even easier if you’re shooting on the coast provided you foll... See full article

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14 Ways to Improve Your Photography in a Few Days

Some might argue the point that photography is an art form. Training your eye to see the world and translating your perspective visually takes time and patience. Yet, theres also technique involv... See full article

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How to Take Flash Photographs of Blinkers

We have all encountered them. Maybe you are even one of them. I have two of them in my family and they can be very challenging to photograph. I am talking about “blinkers”: those people wh... See full article

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How to Convey Size in Landscape Photography

In landscape photography, you can very often take a shot of some immensely large scene (Grand Canyon, Ayer’s Rock etc) and get home to look at your shots only to see that the shot has failed to ... See full article

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10 Lesser Known Shot List Categories

This is a guest post by Ralph Velasco. Check out his very cool iPhone App – Shotlists for Travel! As a travel photography instructor and international tour guide, I consider my job to help the p... See full article

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The Exposure Triangle and How it Affects Your Photos

Getting a new DSLR can be quite an overwhelming experience for a new photographer. All the knobs and buttons seem to do a thousand different things (and they do), but the dirty secret of photography i... See full article

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How to Fight the Bright in Flash Photography

Flash photography can be a lot of fun, but one of the issues you will have very quickly is that directly hitting a subject with flash lighting can lead to some very harsh contrast and shadows which is... See full article

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4 Simple Ways to Reduce Lens Flare

Unwanted lens flare can be the bane of an outdoor photographer’s life. Yet on a sunny or glary day, it can be very difficult to eliminate and can ruin otherwise great photos. And while lens flar... See full article

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10 Easy Strategies for Better Portrait Shoots

Where you choose to shoot depends entirely on the style you want to use, the time of the year and what you want to achieve artistically. But starting inside is usually a great way to get everyone, par... See full article

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What You Need to Know About Camera Shake

Camera shake is the cause of many blurry photos and a frustration to new photographers. The photo can be perfectly framed, in focus, but still not sharp. At the core, the result of this is a shutt... See full article

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A Guide to Time and Motion in Photography

One of the fundamental tools that a photographer has at his/her disposal is the ability to record time. This isn’t just the moment in time, or the ‘decisive moment’, as Cartier-Bress... See full article

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Creative Use of Off-Camera Flash and Ultra-Wide in Wedding Photography

This is a guest post with photographs from talented New Zealand wedding photographer, Perry Trotter. Check out his great photography iPad app. This is one of several images shot at a fall wedding in E... See full article

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