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ZOO PHOTOGRAPHY: TOP TIPS FOR GREAT IMAGES

Taking good shots at zoos isn’t as easy as it first appears, but Duncan Heather from MyPhotoSchool has all the advice you need to make your next visit a roaring success. A trip to the zoo has always been a popular destination, but all to […]

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Eight Ways To Avoid Photography Clichés

Taste is a subjective concept in photography, as in all the arts, but if you have ever seen a ‘tacky,’ over-processed image, you will spot bad taste instantly. Here are some common pitfalls to watch out for in order to ensure your images are as […]

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Use Ambient Light to Make Your Photos More Dramatic

Available light is as expressive and a whole lot less expensive than store-bought light. The available-light strategy makes a lot of sense for many photographers for several reasons: Good light is usually easy to find, it comes in all varieties (flat, contrasty, bright, or dim), […]

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Using Curves in your Photographic Composition

There’s no right or wrong way to compose a photo. However, there’s just something inherently pleasing when curves are included in an image. When you look at a photograph your eye naturally wanders around it. Curves are a good way of deliberately guiding the eye […]

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Shooting an Ants-Eye-View

I’ve not done the research (I’ve been a bit busy this morning) but I’m fairly confident that most photos are shot at eye-level. It’s understandable of course. It’s the way that we see the world when we stand up. What could be more natural than […]

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How-To: Take Better Breakfast Instagram Photos

Adam Goldberg’s tips for more appetizing #foodphotos. Adam Goldberg never expected to be taking mobile photos of his food, but now, like many Instagram enthusiasts he can’t imagine not doing it. “I almost consider my iPhone a camera that has a phone function, rather than […]

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6 Top Tips on Understanding Light & How Best To Use It

One of the biggest differences between a smartphone snapper and a serious photographer is in the appreciation of light. Good photographers become obsessed with light and end up thinking about it all the time, while snappers will take the picture regardless. There’s a lot of […]

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8 Tricks for a Flawless Infant Photography Session

Baby Portraits are some of the funnest photography sessions you can do, but can also be the most difficult. With fussy babies who don’t like to cooperate for a camera, these 6 tips will help your session go as smoothly as possible. If you’ve always […]

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Macro Photography: Macro Images on a Budget

If you’ve a system camera then a macro lens is a wonderful thing to own. Macro lenses allow you to explore the world of the very small, revealing details that it’s hard to see with the human eye. However, macro lenses are relatively specialised, and […]

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How To Make The Most Of Your Fall Photography

Filled with reds, golds, and oranges, autumn is a spectacular time to photograph. Leaves turn and drop from trees, berries ripen, and morning dew clings to everything as summer’s heat wanes. To tell the story of the changing seasons, get creative with color, motion, and […]

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High-Speed Powder Photography Tutorial

Materials: – Two packages of holi powder from Amazon.com – 2x 10lb packs of the cheapest flour. I purchased these at my local grocery store, but you could get them from Amazon.com as well. – Plastic Ziploc bags – Dust Pan – 1 Einstein E640 […]

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Understanding Clouds: How They Can Make or Break a Landscape Photograph

Good clouds can make or break a landscape photograph. Understanding the weather is an important, if unsung, skill for a landscape photographer. What the weather is doing (or is about to do) will make a difference to the quality of the light on the landscape. […]

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17 Steps to Create Time Lapse Video from Still Images

Watch this photography tutorial to learn how to make a time-lapse video with your DSLR camera. On January 11th and 12th Connecticut was hit with a blizzard that dropped 20-30 inches of snow across the state. I decided I wanted to try a time-lapse photography. […]

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Use Backlighting for More Dramatic Still Lifes

Bring out those translucent hues the natural way, with light. Last time around, we showed how backlighting can define the shape of a portrait subject —or any opaque object—by etching a bright white highlight, called a rimlight, around its outer edges. But it has other […]

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How to Create Sunshine Effect in Studio with Artificial Sunlight

In this tutorial video we’ll give you tips on how to cheat mother nature and show you how to create your own sunshine in the studio. Sunshine always evokes warmest emotions when we look at the image. Sunny day associates with pleasant emotions caused by […]

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Tips For Shooting Fascinating Close-up Photos

Bring the hidden details of ordinary objects to life with macro photography. The wonderful thing about really close close-up photography is that it lets you examine a world of fascinating detail that surrounds us 24/7—detail of which we’re largely unaware. Boston-based photographer Bruce Peterson was […]

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Canon EOS 101: Photography and Videography Basics

Learn photography and videography basics in our Canon EOS 101 series where we delve into shooting modes, auto focus, file types and more. Whether you’re new to shooting photos or videos or just brushing up on skills, these tutorials for our Canon Live Learning students […]

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How to Shoot Movies with Your Digital Camera

Virtually all digital cameras released in the past few years allow you to shoot movies as well as stills. The two media have a lot in common, but they are also very different. Being proficient at one doesn’t mean that you can switch to the […]

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