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Understanding Aperture Priority Mode

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Once you understand the aperture settings on your camera, you can produce wonderfully blurred backgrounds, with only the main subject of your image in focus, or use it to bring everything into focus from the nearest tree to the furthest hill in the same image. Aperture is the size of …

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Color Contrast in Photography

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What exactly is contrast in a photographic sense? What does it do, and how can understanding it in photography take your work to the next level? If you know how to use contrast well, it can really help you create stand-out images by directing the viewer’s attention to your subject. …

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White Balance Explained

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One of the things that can make a big difference to beginner photography is learning about white balance. Like a lot of things to do with photography, white balance sounds complicated, yet is incredibly easy to do. This article aims to explain everything about white balance, such as what it …

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Lightroom Extensions: Photo Effects

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Adobe Lightroom is the most well-known and popular pieces of post-processing software available today. This program allows photographers to edit their RAW files to an immense level of detail and create some absolutely stunning end results. It is possible to use Lightroom to edit such things as saturation, white balance, …

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Take Your Safari Photography to the Next Level

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Can you imagine walking through the expansive planes of Kruger National park in South Africa as the sun beats down on your head? You have failed to see any wildlife signs up until this point, but suddenly in the distance, you catch a glimmer of grey; a herd of beautiful …

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Why should you take food photos?

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We have all seen that one person who before eating, takes out their DSLR camera or smartphone and proceeds to take a series of beautiful photos of their food. Some of you may laugh at this and consider it to be a frivolous activity; but when you actually take a …

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Creative Use of Blur in Photography

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There seems to be an obsession with sharpness and clarity in photography, and while that’s not a bad thing, we seem to have forgotten how beautiful a bit of creative blur can be. Intentional blur is different from accidental blur or the result of camera shake. Deliberately choosing to add …

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The Basics of Photo-Editing for Microstock

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Whether you’re a professional photographer or an amateur, the word ‘stock’ photography is bound to cross your path. Even though microstock is the lower end of the universal stock photography world, it has become the most used source for images by companies across the globe. ‘Microstocking‘ is the easiest way …

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Travel Tips for Photographers

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Many would argue that to be a successful photographer, one of the best things to do is travel around the world. Traveling not only gives you the chance to see new places and meet new people, but also allows you to showcase all these new things though your own perspective …

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Lightroom Alternatives for Mac: a Short Review

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Adobe Lightroom has long been the photographer’s standard for photo management and editing. But with Adobe’s recent decision to end all support for Lightroom 6 (now renamed Lightroom Classic) and now only offering subscription pricing, many are looking for alternatives. Here’s my short list of the top 6 Lightroom alternatives …

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How to Use Perspective in Photography

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There are many different tools and effects a photographer can use to improve their image composition. You can make use of the rule of thirds, leading lines and contrast for example. One hugely important feature a photographer can use that is sometimes overlooked is perspective. Perspective can transform images and …

How to Improve Your Winter Photography

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The winter months bring a host of changes both welcomed and unwanted. Temperatures drop and daylight hours lessen. Trees and plants shed their greenery and are left bare in the biting cold. Snow sometimes falls and transforms our surroundings into a magical winter wonderland. Rivers, lakes, and ponds can freeze …

5 Tips to Improve your Travel Photography

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Travelling can be a truly life-changing and enthralling experience – what is there not to love about exploring new places, meeting the locals and learning about different cultures? For many people travel is a way of life and its what they thrive upon – from the open plains of the …

Why Using Your Smartphone to Shoot Street is a Good Idea

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If you happened to read my previous articles about why street photography is dying, you would probably already know why I’d think using your phone to do some street photography is a good idea, especially if you are a new photographer. Anyway, here are some reasons why: Composition and Light …

Top 7 Unusual Places for Abandoned Photography

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Everything alive is bound to die one day or another. This statement does not apply only to living things, but also to objects we hold dear, the things we own and use every day, and the buildings we live in. Places, especially, become stark reminders of this notion when they …

Why Street Photography is in Jeopardy

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In this digital age, it is much easier than some decades ago to take pictures. This is both a good thing and bad in my opinion. It’s good because, of course, more people have access to cameras these days, hence allowing them to pursue their photographic ambitions. On the flip …

Simple Ways to Get Sharp Photos

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Do you ever wonder why your camera can’t take photos as sharp as those you keep seeing on the internet? While sometimes this is simply because of a better camera, mostly the reason for photos that are not so sharp is because photographers tend to omit some important things from …

How to take Photos in the Dark

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Digital photography has come a long way in recent years. Things that were not easily achievable before can now be done through a smartphone. Small lenses can take your camera’s sight to the moon, small bodies can produce images previously only achieved by heavy DSLRs, and fast action can be …

Start Using Social Media to Your Advantage

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Social media has really changed the way the world communicates with one another. So many people around the world get their information exclusively via social media websites, be it Facebook, Twitter, or any else. So when you know that these social platforms have so much reach and so much potential, …

Need to up your Instagram Game? There’s an App for that!

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Instagram is one of those social media platforms that are not only fun to use but also provide some serious amount of exposure, depending on how you use it. People have been using the platform for years to engage with their friends, expand their social circles, and even sell their …

Use Your Smartphone to Photograph Birds

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It was in 2007 when the first iPhone was announced. The next decade would see phone manufacturers compete with one another rigorously to create a better device. Every component of the smartphone, from the screen to the speaker, saw rapid development over this time. One of the only few aspects …

The Free Way to Edit Photos on a Mac

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Whether you like Mac OS or you are a diehard Windows fan, like me, you can’t really deny the stability and impressive performance that Macs are usually known for. Yes, they may be expensive and may not have all the features you could get from a Windows machine in a …

Things Every Photographer Must Know

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Photography has turned out to be one of the best hobbies nowadays and people are being much interested in learning about the subject more and more. It is a passion for some, love for some other and a way of living for a few more. Photography isn’t as easy as …