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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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6 Photo Composition Tips

Whether you’re shooting with a DSLR, point-and-shoot or camera phone, your composition is still the prime factor in achieving great results. I’m not going to talk about any rules of photography in this post. Although important, I don’t think your creativity should be limited in any way by rules. Here are a few photography composition […]

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Lake Keeseenunknipee

Keeseenunknipee or “the goose lake in the highlands” was the original name of a beautiful lake in New Hampshire which is now called Squam Lake.  Yes, much easier to pronounce and remember. What a beautiful area, especially in the fall! And by the way, the movie On Golden Pond was filmed here in 1981. I haven’t seen […]

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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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