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How to Photograph Fireworks

Who doesn’t love fireworks? They are colorful, beautiful to watch, and they are used to celebrate different occasions. What’s not to like about them. I don’t photograph fireworks often, not only because they are challenging to capture, but I prefer to enjoy the moment. I don’t want to worry about how the pictures will come out […]

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How to Take Beautiful Fog Pictures

Photographing in fog can give your photos a moody feel. Fog can add a sense of mystery and peacefulness to your photos, but it can also be challenging to photograph. Here are a few tips for you to try the next time you photograph on a foggy day. Auto exposure doesn’t work well for fog. […]

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5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Photographing Silhouettes

I don’t typically do a lot of planning before photographing silhouettes. Sometimes I do it because I like the background, I see an interesting shape, or I simply create a silhouette because the lighting doesn’t allow me to take a decent shot. Whatever the reasons might be, most shots turn out interesting. I do, however, go through […]

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3 Macro Alternatives

Macro photography allows us to see everyday life subjects in an interesting, captivating light. As you probably know, true macro photos are taken with a dedicated macro lens, which typically achieve a 1:1 magnification. A good example is Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro lens. The downside of these lenses: they tend to be expensive. […]

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Landscape Photography Checklist

Film days are long gone and digital photography allows us to take as many shots as we please, not having to worry about running out of film. How many times were you in front of a beautiful landscape and you started snapping away without even thinking? I created checklists for shooting different scenarios and I find […]

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10 Basics of Photography

Summer is almost here! Are you excited? Ready for vacation? Ready to take some great photos? I was going through some handwritten notes I took during a photography seminar many years ago. Some pretty basic stuff, but I think it’s helpful to review it from time to time. I know I’ve come a long way […]

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How to Capture Beauty in Ordinary Subjects

As a photographer, you strive for beautiful pictures. While it does help when you stand in front of beautiful scenery or impressive landmarks, that is not always the case. Even if you live in a beautiful area, you probably get bored and find excuses not to take pictures. There is nothing to photograph, you may […]

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About HDR Photography

HDR photography is becoming more and more popular these days. Newer DSLR cameras even have a built-in HDR capability. Post processing software like Adobe Lightroom also allows you to merge multiple shots to create an HDR photo. What is HDR photography? HDR is short for High Dynamic Range and it is a technique used in […]

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5 Tips for Your Holiday Photos

Winter holidays make great photo opportunities.  Whether you have a DSLR, a point and shoot camera or even if you’ll be taking pictures with your smart phone, here are some tips to get you started with your holiday photos. Keep in mind that you don’t have to include everything in your frame. When we walk into […]

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