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Simplifying Manual Mode to Help You Take Control of Your Images
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As the owner of a DSLR camera, you may have heard the pros encouraging you to graduate to Manual Mode or M on your camera’s dial. While there are different schools of thought on which mode to use, Manual Mode allows you the greatest control over your settings. So why are so many people still […]

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How to Take Control of Color in Lightroom
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Back when everybody used film cameras, photographers had to match the film type to their subject. For example, landscape photographers liked Fuji Velvia 50 because it produced deeply saturated slides. But portrait photographers liked films like Fuji Reala which rendered good skin tones. Today, as long as you use the Raw format, you can take […]

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How to Take Better Sunset Photos
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A beautiful sunset is one of the most desirable subjects for photographers to shoot and can be achieved any time of the year when the light is right. Most outdoor photographers will tell you that this is their favourite time of day to take photos when the landscape is bathed in golden light and the […]

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How to Take Unique Crystal Ball Portraits
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The search is always on to try something new in photography. That process is often about taking a technique and applying it in a new way. A crystal ball is a great addition to any landscape photographer’s camera bag. In this article, you’ll see why this is also true for portrait photographers. You’ll learn to […]

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5 Ways to Take More Meaningful Photos This Christmas
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Christmas goes by in the blink of an eye. But taking photos helps us to savour the moments long after the tree is gone and the kids are grown up. When you follow these 5 tips, you’ll have better and more meaningful photos this year. 1. Don’t Get Caught Off Guard The first step to […]

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How to Take the Pain Out and Put Personality Into Assembly-Line Photos
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Assembly-line photos are a whirlwind of craziness and fun. These can include school dance photos, team sports, drill team, preschool, business headshots, and anything else that involves a whole lot of people that you have to photograph the same way in a short period of time. These sessions can be a nightmare if you aren’t […]

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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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