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How to use long focal distances to improve landscape and cityscape compositions
Effective ways to capture history
Photographing Nashville for the fun of it
Seven tips to photograph fireworks and architecture
How to stitch cityscape panoramas with Lightroom Classic
Five tips to photograph cityscape panoramas
How to get different moods for cityscapes
Get the most from your photo; use a single frame in Aurora HDR 2019
Five tips to shoot from a helicopter
Quick Tip: Shooting On A Grey Day – Color
Photographer of the Day: Davide Ibiza
Photofocus Photowalk: Tampa, 12/6/17

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Five tips to photograph cityscape panoramas

Panoramas are a great tool to capture cityscapes, especially when shooting sweeping skylines that cannot fit in the usual 3:2 or 4:3 ratios. Another benefit is that the added resolution that comes with stitching a panorama will also allow you

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How to get different moods for cityscapes

While you can definitely shoot great images in the middle of the day, the time of day is a key element of shooting cityscapes. My favorite time is around sunrise or sunset. The light is softer and the city just looks

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Five tips to shoot from a helicopter

In recent years, aerial photography has taken off with the advent of drones. Living in Canada, the rules to fly drones are pretty drastic and flying legally is very complicated. So I turned to helicopters, which are much easier, albeit

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Photographer of the Day: Davide Ibiza

Category: Travel Photograph: Davide Ibiza “Aspettando il domani” Sometimes what makes the difference between a good and a great picture comes down to the composition. Davide captures the beautiful skyline of Cagliari, Italy with a Super Moon shining down upon

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Photofocus Photowalk: Tampa, 12/6/17

A few of the Photofocus authors will be together in Tampa, Florida next week, and we’re photowalking, and we thought you might like to join us. Come on down before you go to work and we’ll have a fun time

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4 Tips For Long Exposure Cityscapes

Autumn and Spring are great seasons for making cityscapes. The weather is cool but not cold, and the sun sets early so you can make nighttime pictures at a reasonable hour and there will still be plenty of traffic on

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Would You Really Buy A Platypod?

As I was relaxing, enjoying a nice meal with a friend, out of the blue he asked: “Would you really buy a Platypod?” Nipping any chances of a debate, I gave him five examples of times when I needed my

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Why Long Exposure Photography?

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Leanne Cole, an incredible photographer from Melbourne, Australia. See more of her work here, and we hope to see more education from her in the future. Please welcome Leanne to Photofocus. If

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The Best Method For Fireworks

The Fourth of July is this coming Tuesday. It’s America’s biggest party and we love to celebrate with fireworks. Making a good fireworks picture is satisfying and difficult. So here are two tips for making great fireworks photos. f/8, 3

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Let it snow: Winter photography tips for snowy scenes

Gearing up to shoot gorgeous snowy scenes this frosty season? Winter photography comes with its own set of challenges, but many photographers simply can’t resist the charm of winter scenes. Whether you’re still looking for inspiration or some new ideas

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How to be satisfied with your own photography

If you consider yourself as a perfectionist in your photography or other creative endeavors, you’ll always feel unsatisfied with your work. Perfection does not equate to excellence, and we have to be mindful to not let it consume our work.

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Why choosing the right focal length matters

Among the first technical things that every photographer has to learn is choosing the right lens for the job. It’s not so much as picking up the right brand, but more of choosing the right focal length that will best

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Get the perfect crop with CompositionAI

With CompositionAI in the new LuminarAI, you can get the perfect copy and fix perspective issues in no time flat. Photofocus publisher Rich Harrington shows you how to get things done. Save on LuminarAI and get our free Boot Camp

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Avoiding memory card chaos

As photographers, we often take for granted one of the most important pieces of equipment we can invest in — memory cards. Whether you use CF or SD cards, there’s some simple things to remember in order to avoid card failure.

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Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure with Kevin Ames

Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure

This Exposure Tactics post explains what a “technically proper” exposure is and how to get there. Remember I said technically proper, not creatively right. The three photos above are with different exposures. Each one brings out a different feeling or

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