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Mountain Landscape Photography Tips

There are few experiences as exhilarating as trekking in a mountainous landscape. A few years ago I did a three week long trek in the Himalayas, walking a circuit of about 300 km. As you can imagine, it was a huge experience, both physically and […]

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Start Making Better Bird Pictures

At once challenging and wondrous subjects, birds are fast, elusive, biologically diverse, and can be stunningly beautiful. “There are about 10,000 species of birds in the world, and their range of behaviors is very wide,” says William Majoros, a North Carolina–based scientist and avid bird […]

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Composition: Small Things Make a Big Difference

I’m continually astonished at how small things can have a big impact. Take the humble comma for instance. The placement of this relatively insignificant little mark can make all the difference to how legible a sentence is. Not adding a comma into the relevant place […]

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Macro Photography: Photographing Patterns in Nature

The natural world is a wonderful source of inspiration for close up or macro photography that makes use of patterns. Some of these photos can even become quite abstract. Once you train your eye to start to look for patterns in nature, you’ll soon find […]

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Tips From a Pro : Shooting Better Sports Photos

Over a career spanning nearly three decades, Damian Strohmeyer has scored 70 Sports Illustrated covers. Five of his images appear in SI’s 100 Greatest Sports Photos of All Time. He’s shot World Series, Super Bowls (27 of them), NCAA basketball, and the Olympics. His other […]

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How-To: Photograph Grizzly Bears Without Getting Mauled

Tom Mangelsen has photographed wildlife from hummingbirds to elephants, but he has a special soft spot for bears. And he’s particularly fond of the grizzlies that roam Grand Teton National Park near his home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. “The more I see bears, the more […]

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Lighting Tip: Faking a Rainstorm

Stephen Carroll, a freelance photographer from Reston, Virginia, specializes in artwork for book covers, with more than 400 (mostly novels) to his credit. They’re not just any book covers, though. His genius lies in creating film noir-like scenes, complete with desperate lovers, soaked T-shirts, smoking […]

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How to Shoot Strangers Without Being Arrested!

I’m in a mild state of shock today. I’ve recently read Watching the English by Kate Fox and discovered things about myself that I was better off not knowing. If you’ve not read the book it can be neatly summarised by the following: in terms […]

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Pre-Visualizing Your Lighting Setup

What happens when you cross an energetic toddler with a complicated lighting setup? You may get very cross yourself—unless you prelight, playing with and working out the lighting well before your model arrives. Chris Strong, a Chicago pro, spent a full day prelighting this portrait […]

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Color Correction: How to Set Custom White Balance in DSLR Camera

Watch this photography tutorial video to learn the art of color correction and setting custom white balance. Color is a visual property of perception. Camera chip interprets the light that passes through the lens in a similar way as our brain interprets the light passing […]

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How to Photograph Buildings

Architectural photography is a very rewarding subject. However, it does take practise and experimentation to get right. If you’ve a hankering to try architectural photography these four tips will prove useful… Choose your lens wisely The closer you are to a building, the more likely […]

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Understanding Your Camera’s Lightmeter

The lightmeter in your digital camera is astonishingly clever. The default mode is known as Evaluative (or Matrix). This mode breaks a scene up into chunks, each of which are measured independently. And then, after a microsecond of thought juggling such factors as where the […]

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8 Marketing Mistakes Many Photographers Make

More photographs are taken now than at any other time since photography was invented, which makes life tough for the photographer trying to earn a living from it. While it’s gratifying to see that photographs still have the power to change things for the better […]

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HOW TO TURN BRIDAL FAIRS INTO SOLID BOOKINGS

Wedding photography is one of the few areas left where it’s still possible to earn regular income from photography, whether as a full timer or a ‘weekend warrior.’ Booking a stand at a wedding fair is good way to meet potential brides, but it’s a […]

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Understanding the color temperature of light

Different types of light have different colour temperatures, making them appear warmer or cooler. This means that a white object photographed in different types of light may take on a red or a blue cast, instead of appearing pure white. However, we may not always […]

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How to Photograph Wild Flowers

There can’t be many lovelier sights than a vista of bluebells transforming a wood with a carpet of blue under a canopy of fresh green leaves. And yes, it’s that time of year again! In the UK bluebells can flower any time between mid-April and […]

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Photographing Reflections

Maybe it’s all the rain we’ve been having, but today I’ve been thinking about photographing water, and in particular, reflections. There’s nothing better than seeing a stunning mountain landscape reflected in mirror-still water, which seems to more than double the impact of the scene. But […]

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Rainy Day Photography

It’s been pouring with rain all day. Pretty much all week, actually. And just as I sat down to write this blog, the sky went black, thunder and lightning cracked and flashed, and it hailed – huge hailstones hurtling down and bouncing off the ground […]

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