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3 Simple Photography Tips for Parents – How to Take Better Pictures of Your Kids
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One of the most frequently asked questions I receive as a writer here at Digital Photography School is, “How do I take better pictures of my kids?”. There’s just something about becoming a parent that helps you understand exactly how fleeting childhood is, as well as how important it is to capture it. Whether you’re […]

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How to Take Interesting Photos in Uninteresting Places
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Having spent the past several months traveling extensively to some pretty exciting places, coming back home to small-town suburbia was a rude awakening for me to say the least. I was so used to having interesting subjects – be it people, landscapes, flora and fauna – at my doorstep everyday. I didn’t have to think much […]

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Why it’s a Good Idea to Take Lots of Photos
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Take lots of photos. Lots and lots of photos. Make mistakes. Lots of them. The more photos you take and the more mistakes you make, the better the photographer you will become. I’m not encouraging you to blaze away with your camera like you’ve got a machine gun and are an actor in a B-grade […]

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How to Plan and Take Killer Sunset Photos on Your Next Vacation
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Who doesn’t love a good sunset photo? There’s something about that colorful, ethereal time of day that strikes a cord with just about every person. But as appealing and ordinary as sunsets are, the ability to capture that magical time of day as a photo can be surprisingly difficult. Photo by Martin Genev Yes, gear […]

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3 Tips to Help You Take Better Autumn Photos
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I’ve recently returned from leading a photography workshop in the Alaska Range, south of my home in Fairbanks, Alaska. The trip was timed with the peak of fall colors. My students and I spent dozens of hours over the week, exploring the vibrant colors, and trying really hard to make the weird orange, red, and […]

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How to Take Better Action Photos of Dogs
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If you enjoy photographing your pets, and dogs, in particular, this article will help you take better action photos of dogs. Learn what camera equipment to use, the best settings, and general tips for success. The Camera Body If you want to take better action photos of dogs, I recommend a camera body with a […]

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5 Non-Gear Related Ways to Improve Your Work and Take Better Photos
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I have lost track of the number of times I have heard complete strangers compliment me on having a great fancy camera that takes “great pictures”. Initially, I used to be quick to the defense and try and get a word in on how I am a professional photographer and hence have some level of […]

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10 Things You Can Learn from the Pros to Help You Take Better Photos
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As a photographer, there are so many things that you learn and do on a regular basis. Creating habits in your craft is a good approach to making it become second nature. Here are a few things that most professionals do that you can incorporate into your workflow to help you take better photos. 1. […]

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How to Take Control of Contrast Using Curves and Levels in Photoshop
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Have you ever found your photos flat? The colors are muted and it just looks dull? That’s because it lacks contrast. Sometimes regardless of your best exposure skills, the conditions are not suited to get a wide range of tones. Not to worry though, it can be fixed in post-processing. I’ll show you my workflow […]

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