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Use Spot Metering for Perfect Exposure on the First Try
Use Spot Metering for Perfect Exposure on the First Try
Over and under exposure tends to be the result of the meter taking readings from the wrong things. If you set your camera to spot metering, you can tell your camera to take readings from whatever you want.
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A Quick Guide to Getting the Right Exposure
A Quick Guide to Getting the Right Exposure
How many times have you struggled with getting the proper exposure? Your camera has built in features to help you out, but you have to learn how to use them before they’re of any use.
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Why I Shoot in Manual Mode
Why I Shoot in Manual Mode
When it comes to consistency, manual exposure mode is the best mode among the various exposure modes. Other exposure modes include Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority, but I use Manual and Aperture Priority exclusively.
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Use These Simple Tips to Get Better Snow Photos
Use These Simple Tips to Get Better Snow Photos
Winter photography, especially when snow is involved, comes with some pretty tough challenges. All that white snow with the beautiful blue sky makes a camera go mad trying to figure out the correct exposure. If you’re the type of photographer who prefers to shoot in auto or program mode most of the time, you’ll find it difficult to nail the exposure.
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Unusual Ideas for Photographing The Bean in Chicago
Unusual Ideas for Photographing The Bean in Chicago
Abstract imagery can be one of the most powerful forms of visual communication. While traditional photography is consumed with the idea of details, exposure, white balance, and the rules of photography, abstract photography depends more on forms, colors, and shapes to communicate ideas.
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The Benefits of Using Manual Mode with Auto ISO
The Benefits of Using Manual Mode with Auto ISO
Perry notes that there’s no special name for this feature. To put it into place on a Nikon camera, set your exposure mode to manual, then turn on auto ISO and set the minimum and maximum ISO. These settings are generally similar on other camera brands, but you’ll have to experiment to see how it works on your camera.
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Interesting Photo of the Day: Christmas Tree Zoom
Interesting Photo of the Day: Christmas Tree Zoom
Zooming is one of many cool effects that can be achieved using longer exposures. This particular photo was taken by zooming out during a nine second exposure of a Christmas tree.
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5 More Tips for Taking Pictures of Christmas Lights
5 More Tips for Taking Pictures of Christmas Lights
When shooting Christmas lights, the time of the day when you make your exposures is critical. The best pictures of Christmas lights turn out when the ambient light is of the same intensity as the Christmas lights themselves.
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Interesting Photo of the Day: Pinhole Solargraph With a 6 Month Exposure
Interesting Photo of the Day: Pinhole Solargraph With a 6 Month Exposure
Pinhole photography may seem like a dying art form, but an Jip Lambermont, a solargraph enthusiast from the Netherlands, may help to inspire more photographers to give pinhole photography a try.
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New Stop Motion Film Features Awesome Long Exposure Photography
New Stop Motion Film Features Awesome Long Exposure Photography
Now that timelapse has taken over the Internet, stop motion has kind of become the underdog of photography and filmmaking. But this new video directed by Mikey Please is hoping to change that.
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This Simple Tip Will Protect You from Identity Thieves With Thermal Cameras
This Simple Tip Will Protect You from Identity Thieves With Thermal Cameras
With the continued rapid advancement of technology, new software and devices are coming out all the time that better your camera phone and allow you to take unique and high quality photos. There are apps that can take long exposures, create panoramas, edit photos, and so on.
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Shutter Speed 101
Shutter Speed 101
Shutter speed is one of the three most important aspects that determine exposure in photography. Though something that photographers use quite often, shutter speed can be a tricky thing to master unless you grasp the basic concepts.
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6 Tips for Better Photos: Getting Your Settings Right
6 Tips for Better Photos: Getting Your Settings Right
Successfully manipulate shutter speed and aperture with these tips for shooting compelling photos with dramatic effect. Plus, get even more industry secrets when you download Craftsy’s printable eGuide to Understanding Exposure for Better Photos here, featuring helpful tutorials on ISO, shutter speed, aperture, proper exposure and more.
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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Speedy Snail
Interesting Photo of the Day: A Speedy Snail
It’s a bit of a mystery how the enigmatic Cafini shot this one. It’s possibly a double-exposure, one very long and one a quick flash-lit finale. He’s known for long exposures and dramatic overlays, which he often uses to emphasize dancers and athletes in ways that look magically light painted.
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New: Landscape Single and Multiple Exposure Technique eBooks
New: Landscape Single and Multiple Exposure Technique eBooks
One of the first things we come to realize in landscape photography is that our cameras do not see the world as we do – expressing a brilliant beach sunset is easier said than done. These new eBooks were written to train photographers on how to harness the wild light of nature with single exposures or through the combination of multiple exposures.
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