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Interesting Photo of the Day: Fireball Over Mount Rundle
Interesting Photo of the Day: Fireball Over Mount Rundle
While he was chasing some aurora borealis, he stumbled upon a meteorite burning in the atmosphere. Luckily he had his shutter open.
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How to Freeze Motion In Camera
How to Freeze Motion In Camera
If you’ve ever tried shooting images of your pet or kids (not necessarily in that order) playing in the yard or fast sports action, you’ve surely faced the dilemma of choosing the right shutter speed.
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10 Things Successful Photographers Do Before They Press the Shutter
10 Things Successful Photographers Do Before They Press the Shutter
This article will not focus on the practical aspect of becoming a successful photographer. Instead, we will attempt to get into the heads of successful photographers and try to find out how they think.
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Emotional Film Captures Photographers' Reactions to the End of Slide Film Processing
Emotional Film Captures Photographers' Reactions to the End of Slide Film Processing
February 28, 2014, may be just another date for most of us, but for the clients of Orms’s E6 processing unit, the day is going to be forever etched in their memories—and for all the wrong reasons. The processing unit, which processed slide film, closed their shutters. They processed their last slide film on that day.
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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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The Importance of Light – Why Digital Isn’t a Substitute for Knowledge
The Importance of Light – Why Digital Isn’t a Substitute for Knowledge
Of all the crucial factors in photography, nothing is more important than light. Without light (whether natural or artificial) there is no photograph! The central tenants of photography – ISO, shutter speed and aperture are all focused around controlling the amount of light that enters the camera.
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How to Do Light Painting With a Smartphone
How to Do Light Painting With a Smartphone
While smartphone cameras have unquestionably evolved in megapixels and color quality, manual controls haven’t kept up, keeping smartphone cameras as the digital equivalent of a throwaway point-and-shoot film camera—until now. Nokia’s Lumia 1020 introduces specific ISO control, shutter delay, manual focus, and a shutter speed of up to four seconds to create some stunning examples of light painting.
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Panning Photography: How to Blur the Background without Blurring the Subject
Panning Photography: How to Blur the Background without Blurring the Subject
The best motion photographs pulse with energy. Action photographers accomplish this using many different techniques. One technique employs lightning fast shutter speeds to freeze motion so that every feather of a bird’s wings is perfectly sharp as the bird twists in flight, or so that every droplet of water sprayed by a swimmer is crisp and visible to the viewer.
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10 Things You Should Know About Your New DSLR Camera
10 Things You Should Know About Your New DSLR Camera
The shutter speed refers to how fast your shutter is opening and closing. The longer it’s open, the more light you’re letting in. If you have a slower shutter, you can capture motion blur; with a faster shutter, you’ll freeze the motion.
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Interesting Album of Once in a Lifetime Photographs
Interesting Album of Once in a Lifetime Photographs
So much of photography is waiting for just the right time. The split second when lightning strikes, a bubble bursts, or a predator leaps for its prey. Catching these dramatic moments on camera depends on many factors coming together and on being in the right place at the right time. The lucky photographers who took these shots thought quickly and clicked their shutters at the perfect moments:
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Ideas to Modify Natural Light for Portrait Photography
Ideas to Modify Natural Light for Portrait Photography
Every photographer loves that soft white light that pours in through a single window. Its diffuse glow seems to make anything in its path magically photogenic. Whether it’s the slits of light through a pair of barely open shutters or that golden luminescence that fills the airplane cabin at 30,000 ft., naturally diffused light is among the most beautiful types of light you will encounter.
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Window Light Portrait Photography Tips
Window Light Portrait Photography Tips
Amy is a photographer who teaches photo enthusiasts how to get stunning images with the press of a shutter button using professional lighting and artistic techniques.
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Programmed Auto: A Helpful Overlooked Exposure Mode on DSLR Cameras
Programmed Auto: A Helpful Overlooked Exposure Mode on DSLR Cameras
In order to be a truly creative photographer, you need to take your camera out of the automatic exposure modes and put it into either Programmed Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority or Manual mode. These four modes give you total control over the camera settings that make up exposure: aperture, shutter priority and ISO.
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Camera Water Gun Prank
Camera Water Gun Prank
Megapixels, aperture, shutter speeds, bracketing, clients, business cards, studios, lenses, tripods, filters… With all of these things to think about, photography can sometimes get a little too serious and overwhelming. That’s why it’s always nice to sit back and enjoy the lighter side of things for a while.
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