S is for Simplicity: How Simplicity Will Improve Your Photography

In a complex world of action and vision its often difficult to separate the trees from the forest. In the early days of photography there was a tendency for photographers to emulate the painters or... See full article

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The Keys to Developing Your Personal Photographic Style

We all have a photographic style whether we realize it or not, amateurs and professionals alike. Many photographers, however, never give much thought to this with the result often being images that ar... See full article

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8 Useful Tips For Your Next Photo Documentary

There are numerous things to think about and often challenges to overcome when working on a photo documentary. Here are eight useful tips that I believe will make the process easier and help you creat... See full article

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How a Wide-Angle Lens Can Add Intimacy To Your People Photos

Robert Capa once said, If your pictures arent good enough, youre not close enough. Capa wasnt advocating the use of longer lenses; he was telling photographers to physically get closer ... See full article

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Dramatic Light Leaves Your Portraits Expressive and More Exciting

When people ask what makes a portrait stand out, there are quite a few answers. Concept is key, and so is location and background. Props can help a portrait pop. But the one answer that comes to my mi... See full article

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The Art of Stunning Natural Portrait Lighting With Reflectors

Even if you dont have a strobe or off camera lighting unit, you can make portraits with dramatic lighting. All you need is some natural light and a reflector. A reflector can be just as effective a... See full article

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8 Tips For Photographing Dragonflies

This is a guest post by the PhotoNaturalist, Steve Berardi. Check out his amazing guides on outdoor and nature photography. Dragonflies are some of the most interesting insects found in nature. They m... See full article

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Timelapse Photography: A Complete Guide for Beginners

If you’re not familiar with timelapse videos, you’ve probably already seen them but just aren’t aware of it. With timelapse photography, you can take sequential photos captured over ... See full article

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How to Set Up a Lighting Studio for Macro Flower Photography

Like sunsets and the grand-kids, flowers are up there as a popular subject for photographing. They also suit close inspection with the macro lens, extension tubes or whatever you use for your close-up... See full article

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How to Capture Stunning Backlit Portraits During the Golden Hours

Portraits taken during the golden hours – that is, the time just before sunset and after sunrise – have an incredibly powerful light to them. The dramatic back-lighting from the sun and th... See full article

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Creating Captivating Underwater Images on a Budget

Getting your camera into the water doesn’t have to entail purchasing an expensive housing that one might think is necessary. I recently did some research on alternatives to hard casings that wou... See full article

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4 Types of Lighting and How to Shoot in Them

Light is the main ingredient in the mix of elements that make an image. Content, composition, technique will all pale if the light isnt right. But is there a right light? Here are some ... See full article

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Capturing Powerful Photos of Fire Trails

Photographing fire performers – and the trails they make – is an art form of its own. These incredible artists can put on quite a show, and photographers love the opportunity to capture su... See full article

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A Snappers Guide to Street Photography

One of the exciting things about photography is the anticipation of ‘the shot’ – hunting down the moment in time that is worth recording and being there with your camera poised when ... See full article

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How to Photograph Star Trails: The Ultimate Guide

Photographing the night sky can be a surreal experience, and star trail photography is highly rewarding if you have a bit of patience. Those 2 hour long single exposures can turn an otherwise mundane ... See full article

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How to Photograph the Blue Hours With Amazing Results

While you’ve most likely heard of the golden hours – that time right after sunrise or before sunset where the outdoors turn into a golden paradise – the blue hours are also a fantast... See full article

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Five Simple Ways to Use Contrast in Your Photos

Contrast is a design principle that artists and photographers have used to create compelling, interesting pictures. Contrast is achieved in a photo when two things with visible differences are present... See full article

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How to Photograph Sunsets With a Surreal Effect

Sunset photography is one of the most common, but most diverse, subjects in the realm of landscapes. No two sunsets are ever alike, and the amount of unique environments and compositions are endless. ... See full article

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Four Ways to Design Beautiful Photos

Different people find different things beautiful. But there are some images considered attractive by most people because of how they are composed. Finding techniques for composing images so that they ... See full article

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How to Photograph Fireworks

Fireworks displays are a sign of celebrations of important events all over the world. For brief moments in time we are fascinated and enamored with their brilliance before they fade away forever. With... See full article

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How to Tell a Story with Your Photographs

We all strive to sculpt a lasting image – a shot so powerful that it entrances viewers forcing them to have a close affinity with the photograph. But what makes a lasting photograph? What make... See full article

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Shutter Priority Mode: A Beginners Guide

Some people are technical learners, able to learn with a mathematical approach. Some others, including myself, dont take to that technical approach very well. When I make an exposure, I begin with ... See full article

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The Definitive Guide to Capturing Original Travel Photographs

Photography and travel go together like gin and tonic. Everybody wants to take great photographs when they are seeing new places. The problem is that everybody basically has the same idea and many are... See full article

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What the Dutch Masters Can Teach Us About Photography: The Center of Interest

The Dutch golden age of painting in the 17th century produced some of the most incredible art the world has ever seen. These masters of light drew on a rich heritage spanning hundreds (and arguably th... See full article

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A Beginners Guide to Using Aperture Priority Mode

Aperture priority mode on your DSLR is one of the things that most photographers have to use at some time or other. But one of the most confounding things about getting your first DLSR is the myriad o... See full article

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