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Bus lights can help create magical cityscape scenes
Quick tips for winter street photography
Simulate golden hour haze with off-camera flash for a whimsical forest portrait
Shooting natural light portraits in a backyard shed
Long exposure tricks: Use a low camera angle
11 tips to take better portraits, part one
Photography without a tripod: Three useful tips
How I got the shot: Raspberry iced tea
Should you photograph in RAW or JPEG?
Capturing more striking bird photographs
Capturing and processing a Grand Canyon panorama, part one
13 tips for better still life styling

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11 tips to take better portraits, part one

Portrait photography is getting more and more popular professionally, with photographers using high-tech gear such as DSLR and mirrorless cameras to achieve stunning results. But even the ordinary person can use their smartphone or an entry-level camera to create portraits

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How I got the shot: Raspberry iced tea

While you might all be feeling a little chilly in the Northern Hemisphere, down here in Australia we are sweltering in the Summer heat. Nothing quite beats an iced tea on a balmy summer evening. So I set about creating

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Should you photograph in RAW or JPEG?

This is an age-old question, well, as old as digital photography and DSLR are at any rate. Should you shoot in RAW or JPEG? Many cameras are set to JPEG straight out of the box, so why bother to change?

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Capturing more striking bird photographs

Bird photography or photographing birds can be quite challenging. Why you ask? Birds are everywhere. It’s a piece of cake to make bird images. Well, yes and no. It’s easy to acquire a photo of the avian species. It’s quite

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13 tips for better still life styling

Here are a few tips for creating better styling for still life and food images. Cutlery Always have cutlery pointing away from the camera, especially knives. It can be seen as more inviting and less threatening. Make sure cutlery is

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What I learned photographing a puppy

While Christmas was a bit different this year — no client parties, no large gatherings — I did have the chance to head up north and visit my immediate family. And new to the family this year was a 9-week-old

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Getting started with light painting

So what is light painting? It’s a photo technique where you take a very long exposure with a moving light source. This ends up creating cool laserlike effects in your image. It is fun, cool and actually pretty easy to

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What is focus stacking?

When you buy a fast lens with a bright aperture, like f/1.8, you go crazy making photos with a super-shallow depth of field. You photograph flowers where only one stamen is in focus, and you shoot people with super blurry

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Why knowing camera settings are helpful

I am an administrator for two Facebook groups — Long Exposure Photography and Long Exposure Creativity. Every once in a while, I see people asking, “What are your camera settings?” Invariably, someone will say, “What does it matter? EXIF settings

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Bus lights can help create magical cityscape scenes

Like most photographers, I’m always looking for the right location, the right angle, the perfect light and the right moment to make the photograph. Whether I’m traveling abroad or walking around Boston, near my studio, one of my favorite times

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Commonly misunderstood photo words

I took the time to read comments on this site, as well as a few other sites, and found that there are some terms that need some clarification for use in the photo world. Some are quite comical, and some

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Stretching and roving keyframes

If you have keyframed multiple layers in After Effects and need to change the duration of the animated segments, you can use the stretch keyframes method to avoid individual keyframe adjustment. Simply highlight the beginning and ending keyframes on the

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Quick tips for winter street photography

This year, many photographers won’t be able to head to the countryside to shoot gorgeous winter landscapes. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t hit the streets to document the beauty of cities blanketed in snow. It will definitely be challenging

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