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5 Tips for How to Photograph in Any Kind of Weather
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If you live anywhere in the northern hemisphere, you must have realized by now that fall is over and winter is slowly but surely creeping up on us. The days are getting shorter, the leaves are changing color (or gone) and here in Chicago, the rain is your constant companion until it gets replaced by […]

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Tips for Aerial Photography from Small Planes and Drones
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At its heart, good photography is about showing people views of the world they would not otherwise see. That might be; places your viewers have not visited, impossible ways of seeing to the human eye such as long exposures and night photography, but most often this novelty comes in the form of a different perspective. […]

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Video Tutorials and Tips for Shooting Blue Hour
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Blue hour is a fantastic time to get out and do some night photography. Yes, you read that right – night photography is best done before it’s actually night time. To help you out with blue hour photography here are three videos with examples and tips. How to shoot at blue hour with filters Ray […]

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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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5 Tips for Mastering Shadows in Your Photography
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Walking into a dimly lit room can be a photographer’s worse nightmare. Dark walls, low lighting, and weird shadows are enough to give even the calmest photographer a case of anxiety. Does this sound familiar? It did to me when I was first starting out and claimed to be a natural light photographer. Because let’s […]

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6 Tips for Mastering Your Lenses
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Most photographers have a favorite lens (you can read about mine here), maybe even two or three. But do you know how to get the best out of that lens? I’ve used lots of lenses over the years. As a result, I know that it takes time to get to know a lens, and longer […]

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Video Tutorials – Tips for Better Street Photography
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Street photography is a great way to get out taking pictures, even in your own city. There is always something interesting you can find doing this kind of photography. Here are some videos to help you out with your street photography and taking better photos. Street Photography for Beginners In this video, Josh Katz gives […]

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Tips for Shooting Cityscapes Through a Window at Blue Hour
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Shooting cityscape photos from inside a building (such as an observation deck of a tower, hotel room, etc.) pose a different set of challenges that you won’t experience shooting outdoors. Here are a few easy-to-follow tips for shooting the city at blue hour, with a focus on how to eliminate unwanted reflections from the glass. […]

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3 Tips for Experimenting with Shutter Speed Creatively
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So what exactly is shutter speed? In its simplest form, shutter speed refers to the length of time that your camera sensor is exposed to light (the shutter stays open) while taking a photo. A faster shutter speed thus lets in less light and a slower shutter speed lets in more light. You may already […]

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