How to Use Reflector Boards to Improve Your Photography Board Reflectors or “bounce cards” as they’re often called, are simple flat pieces of material with a reflective surface on one side that are independent from any light source. You use board reflectors to create a broader, directional light source when there isn’t sufficient ambient light […]

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  Close-up or macro photography is just as much technique as it is luck. That’s what makes it fun and unpredictable. It’s an excellent way to test your skills when faced with a narrow window of opportunity while still leaving room for you to explore your creativity. For tips on how you can improve your […]

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If you are a photographer bitten by the travel bug, you have a fabulous opportunity to capture moments in time from throughout the world and let other people experience the world through your eyes. 1.Photographing Locals Many locals are happy with you taking images of them but you should always ask for permission. In some […]

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It has been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Unfortunately, when the eyes don’t stand out (for whatever reason . . . and there are many), the window blinds are closed and the eyes can look a little dead. Cleaning up the eye-whites is a way to bring them back to […]

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Most professional photographers will tell you that the most stressful event you can ever photograph is a wedding. Once in a lifetime for most people, this event cannot be repeated or restaged, so it’s important to get it right. Plan ahead, get your equipment and back up batteries ready and be prepared to be flexible. […]

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There’s a technique that photographers use to create a zoom blur in their photographs; this is usually done by manually zooming the lens as quickly as possible while taking the photo. It’s hard to get right, so in Photoshop there’s a quick and easy way to obtain that same zoom blur effect that sports photographers […]

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The eBook is a complete guide to photographing wildflowers with a digital SLR. It will teach you how to take stunning photos of wildflowers, and how to post-process them in Adobe Photoshop (CS 4 or later and Elements 8 or later). 1.Composition Tips Learn how to choose the right aperture to ensure your flowers are […]

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Come on! Admit it. Most of us have never touched a piece of photographic film. I guess that statement is mostly true- if you’re under the age of 35. Those of us over the age of 35 likely haven’t touched any film in close to two decades. We all know the roots of photography lies […]

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Want to explore macro photography? Our guide will help you get started in no time. No special equipment necessary! Macro photography, or taking larger-than-life-size pictures of very small subjects, is a fascinating, absorbing branch of photography through which you can explore the details of the world around you (and come up with some fantastic images […]

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A person’s smile is probably one of the first things others notice, so who wouldn’t want to look younger and more attractive by having whiter teeth? The problem is, if you over-whiten teeth, they can become a distraction. (If the only things you notice in an image are the teeth, they’re too white!) That being […]

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