Key Tips On Taking The Best Basic Portrait Shots While Holidaying

You’ve browsed through your Facebook profile and stumbled upon your album from your last trip to Hawaii. There were a lot of pictures, but while you were navigating through all of these, you’ve noticed three things. One, most of them are selfies which means that you never got the chance to highlight the majestic tourist […]

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Adding ‘meaning’ to your images

Here’s a great idea to help you flex your creative muscles for photography.   To really push the artistic side of your photography – choose a random word from the dictionary, a book on your coffee table, or from a ‘word of the day page’ (ie http://www.wordthink.com/). Really study that word and what it means. […]

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Manual mode – do I need it?

Assuming you have or are interested in a camera with manual capability – have you wondered WHY you might want to go to manual mode instead of letting the camera decide? Here’s the real deal – automatic modes work great with fairly even light coming from slightly behind you and the tones you’re photographing are […]

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Lens choices

As mentioned in the lessons – making a choice of lens can create very different looks in your photos. One of the biggest drawbacks with smartphone photography is the choice of only one lens type (wide angle.) The basic approach to choosing the right lens length is that: if you want to isolate and feature […]

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What to DO with your photography

Millions of photos taken daily never get seen again. I’ll bet you’re like me and have a ton of photos that you’ve shot in the last few years and they are sitting in an unused on your computer. Here’s a few ideas to bring out and be used. Not all of them are about making […]

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How to take great flower photos

I know that many out there want to improve their photography in one aspect. Flower photography. With gardening as popular as it is this shouldn’t be a surprise. Flower photography while looking like one of the simplest forms of photography can quickly become one of the most difficult. Here are a few tips for you. […]

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Discover emotion in every photo you take

Many of us that like taking photos everywhere we go in order to capture best moments of a meeting or a date, or the funniest moments spent with friends. These are moments of life that will be never left behind from our memory. The best element that can be captured in a photo is emotion. […]

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Don’t Let Bad Weather Keep Your Camera Tucked Away

Here in the northern hemisphere, it’s winter. And where I am right now – it’s very winter. Miserable stuff that snow. Except when you have a camera in your hand. Then it’s a playground. The landscape takes on a very different look, colours become monochrome, crystals form, fog moves in on cat’s paws (to quote […]

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Thinking about ‘Going Pro’? The sad truth.

You love photography – so do I. It is wonderful to capture special moments and share them with others. Some of us use our cell-phones, and some use very expensive digital cameras. As a hobby and a past-time – it can help us record our personal and family history, and show others how we view […]

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Add More Color with Black and White – Part 2

(Continued from part 1) Adding Interest to a Photo Album Not all photos need to be in color when they are included in a photo book. In order to add interest and age to a digital photo album, the photos can be a mix of color and black and white photos. In addition, the aforementioned […]

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