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How to Combine Flash With Ambient Light for Cool Bokeh Shots
How to Combine Flash With Ambient Light for Cool Bokeh Shots
Once you have the bokeh ordeal all set up, it’s time to light up the subjects. In this case, Morgan used three lights, one of which was used to pop up the shadows—that would be the part that receives the least amount of light but it generates the definition and detail in the shot.
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6 Tips for Beautiful Candid Photography
6 Tips for Beautiful Candid Photography
Candid photography focuses on what the subject is naturally doing and not on what the subject must be doing. It is a photo similar to that of a stolen shot. Most images taken in candid photography are of people not looking directly at the camera.
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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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What's Your Lens's Sweet Spot?
What's Your Lens's Sweet Spot?
Every lens suffers from optical imperfections. Not imperfections like damage or mechanical defects, but imperfections caused by aberration and diffraction.
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Holiday Season Photography Tips
Holiday Season Photography Tips
Holidays are great times for getting pictures of family and friends. Everyone is together, and normally having a good time; it is people at their best.
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Landscape Photography Tips for Beginners
Landscape Photography Tips for Beginners
Every landscape photographer has played the waiting game—when you forget about all personal comforts and safety in an attempt to capture the perfect photo with the perfect light. As you go out shooting more often and learn from your mistakes, certain necessities will become apparent, but they can be forgotten or overlooked in the beginning.
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Bored at Work? Recreate Famous Paintings With Stuff in the Office
Bored at Work? Recreate Famous Paintings With Stuff in the Office
This is proof that resourcefulness is the key to good art. You can always use household items to improve your photography if you’re smart enough. Chris and Franceso, who run a blog called Fools Do Art, show that with the right amount of motivation and creativity you can pull anything you want off.
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4 Fundamental Tips for Better Ski Photography
4 Fundamental Tips for Better Ski Photography
Taking photos of skiers and snowboarders in action can be a tricky endeavor. Being prepared to get the shots you want can make for a much more satisfying experience for both the athlete and the photographer.
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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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Interesting Photo of the Day: Northern Lights Over Norway
Interesting Photo of the Day: Northern Lights Over Norway
The aurora borealis is something magnificent. In February, photographer Lorenzo Montezemolo had the opportunity to snap a shot of this natural phenomena in Lofoten, Norway.
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4 Basic Ideas for Photographing Birds
4 Basic Ideas for Photographing Birds
Like many photographers, I enjoy taking pictures of birds. Occasionally, I’m asked about my methods and thoughts for catching my images. Here is what has worked for me—a sort of photo philosophy, if you will, of some basics of bird photography.
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Snapselect: Resolving Your Photo Library Mess
Snapselect: Resolving Your Photo Library Mess
It happens to all of us. You come back from a great day of shooting only to dread the hours of sorting through photos to uncover your best shots. Whether it’s a soccer tournament, a day at the zoo, a birthday party, or a vacation, there’s no denying that you’re going to shoot a LOT.
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Interesting Photo of the Day: Merry Chrismukkah!
Interesting Photo of the Day: Merry Chrismukkah!
Burry celebrates Christmas. Vernon celebrates Hanukkah. The idea they had was to show how they celebrate together as a family. The couple had to build the whole set to achieve the awesome image.
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How Does National Geographic Choose Its Photos?
How Does National Geographic Choose Its Photos?
More than anything else, it was the story and social commentary of the image (in addition to its beauty and composition, of course), that made this photo the grand prize winner of this year’s contest.
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6 Easy DIY Photography Gifts for Last Minute Shoppers
6 Easy DIY Photography Gifts for Last Minute Shoppers
The holidays are upon us, and I don’t know about you, but some of us scatterbrained artist-types are pretty last-minute shoppers.
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