How to Use Two LED Lights to Achieve Moody Portraits
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Any kind of light is a must for photography. You just cannot photograph without light. There are various types of light that no doubt you are familiar with: Natural light from the sun Ambient light (could be natural or manmade) Artificial light such as strobes, incandescent or tungsten, fluorescent, flash and LED lights Infrared light […]

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Using Lightroom’s Transform and Crop Tools to Improve Composition
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Everybody loves to get it right in camera. But if you don’t, you have plenty of tools to help you make it right. Lightroom is one of the best available, and the easiest to use. In this article I’ll show you how you can use Lightroom’s Transform and Crop Tools to improve your composition. The […]

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How to Achieve Background Blur or Bokeh
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If I show you two different portraits, one with a blurred background and one with a sharp background, you will automatically prefer the one with the creamy bokeh. Why? Because that’s just how it is. No, the bokeh effect is very flattering because it isolates the main subject by separating it from the background. If […]

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25 Speedy Images That May Leave You in the Dust
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How you photograph a moving subject really depends on two things: Your intentions (to blur or freeze it) The lighting conditions (it may be low light) You could decide to blur the object, adding a sense of motion to your image. Or make a complete abstract. By Diana Robinson By manfred majer Or you could […]

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Weekly Photography Challenge – Speed
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Earlier I shared a collection of images that show speedy subjects. Weekly Photography Challenge – Speed By Dave Young By Chester Lam Your job this week is to find and photograph a subject that is fast. Try and capture speed in whichever way you want – freeze it or blur it. Remember shutter speed controls […]

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7 Travel Photography Mistakes to Avoid
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Travel photography has been captivating people for years. But capturing unique travel photos isn’t easy, and often people who are starting out make the same mistakes several times. There’s no doubt that a well composed, and well lit travel photograph, with an interesting subject, has the power to convince someone to head to a destination. […]

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More Ways to Create Better Images Without Buying More Gear
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Jay Maisel has to be one of the most interesting photographers alive today. He is 85 years old and he still makes a point of carrying his camera with him every day, everywhere he goes. I recently watched a few videos where Scott Kelby spent a few days with Jay, just wandering through the streets […]

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Don’t Delete Your Failed Images – Instead Learn from Your Mistakes with These Tips
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I know you’ve done it. It’s okay to admit it. I’ve done it too! We all have! You’ve shot some terrible photographs. Perhaps you shot the whole time in the wrong white balance, or you didn’t pay attention to shutter speed and everything is blurry. When this happens it’s incredibly disappointing. Frustrated and angry with […]

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Tips for Taking Candid Portraits of People
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Get Andrew’s ebook The Candid Portrait at 43% off, now over at Snapndeals, for a limited time only (August 9, 2016 AUS time). A candid portrait is often defined as one which you take without the subject being aware that you have done so. The idea is to capture a natural moment, that shows the […]

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