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How to Use the Background to Create More Storytelling Images
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Sometimes you’re so focused on capturing the moment that you forget to pay attention to what’s in the background of your photo. When you look at your photos later, you realize that there are all sorts of distractions in the background. One way to overcome these distractions is to use the background to help with […]

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7 Tips to Get More Creative Photos of Well-Known Landmarks
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Photographing landmark buildings when you visit a new place, or even places closer to home is a great way to get stand out photos. Often the architectural beauty of the natural or man-made landmark will make the image dramatic, you simply need to compose the photo well. In this article, you’re going to see the […]

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6 Simple Tips to Capture More Expressive Images of Your Children
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Images of your children are probably THE most important images you will ever make, even if it doesn’t feel like it. But for the longest time what I did was make very superficial images of my kids, until I started applying a few of the tips below. Follow along to get more intimate and expressive […]

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How to Make Your Photos More Creative Using Camera Angles
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A creative use of camera angles is one of the quickest ways to add interest and variety to your photos. Even if you don’t know how to use your camera very well, angles are easy! All you have to do is move your camera higher or lower to dramatically change the angle of your photo. […]

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How to Find More Creativity Through Using Less Gear
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In this article, A few weeks ago, I was packing for an 8-day photo workshop I was leading in the Alaska Range. It was autumn, which meant we’d be concentrating on the landscape, but there would likely be ample opportunities to photograph wildlife and create macros. That diversity meant that I would need to pack […]

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Learning Digital Photography May Have More Benefits Than You Think
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Many people struggle with the different elements of learning photography. Mastering the technical aspects of your camera, on top of applying all of the creative and technical concepts, can make it a daunting pursuit for many. Now, with digital photography the norm for most photographers, there is also the added element of learning post-processing if […]

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How to Understand Reflected Versus Incident Light and Get More Accurate Exposures
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Do you ever get under or overexposed photos when you use your camera’s light meter? Do you get frustrated that even in auto-mode you can’t get the correct exposure? That’s because there are two different type of light to deal with when taking a photo. When you make a photograph the light is your raw […]

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More Lessons from the Photography Masters: David Burnett and Vivian Maier
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The more you can learn about photography the better off you will be. Find out everything you can even if it doesn’t seem important to you at the time. The best way to do this is to have a close look at the masters, photographers who molded the photography world as we know it today. […]

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Tips for Framing your Images to Tell a More Compelling Story
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I honestly can’t remember which brilliant and knowledgeable photographer told me the insightful little tidbit of information below, it was years ago. At any rate, I wish to thank them for the advice. It has helped me to concentrate on my composition and framing my images for storytelling. This little piece of advice has been […]

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