Monthly Archives: June 2016

Sharp is Over Ratted. Let’s Open Up ~ Robert Wiggers

Every person, with whatever camera, can shoot images that are sharp edge to edge. And every subject in this world has been shot, tack sharp. And for some reason, the human eye loves these sharp images. Sure, they look amazing … Continue reading

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5 Exercises to Help You Understand Histograms ~ Graham Wadden

If you’re on the hunt for your first DSLR camera, or you’ve just purchased a DSLR and you’re new to digital photography, chances are you’ve been on the internet and watched one or two videos about things you should know … Continue reading

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How to Make Your Own Wood Prints from Your Photos (Video Tutorial) ~ Brynn Tweeddale

Creating unique prints of your photography is an excellent way to not only display your images, but share them with your friends and family, as well. Steve Ramsey, who runs a site for woodworking called Woodworking for Mere Mortals, may … Continue reading

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A GUIDE TO GETTING STARTED WITH THE ART OF LIGHT PAINTING — PART II ~ Tim Cooper

In my last post I talked about the basics of light painting. Now let’s dig a little deeper to see how we build an exposure for a light-painted photograph. This technique can be applied to many images, both simple (like … Continue reading

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How to Use the Zone System to Learn about Metering and Exposure Compensation ~ Daniel Smith

When you first move off auto, you realize how much control you have over your camera. You get to choose the aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and be able to manually select the autofocus point, among many other things. In short … Continue reading

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LOOK AT YOUR TOWN WITH FRESH EYES – HOW TO FIND GREAT SHOTS IN EVERYDAY TOWNS ~ Cameron Mitchell

We’ve all seen iconic shots of the Eiffel tower, dramatic shots of the Grand Canyon and inspiring shots of Niagara falls. Some locations just scream out to be photographed but you don’t have to travel to famous locations to take … Continue reading

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Why Black & White is a Good Place to Start in Photography ~ Tobias Key

Black-and-white photography is the place to start if you’re serious about becoming a better photographer. Go back to the dark ages before digital. Dinosaurs ruled the Earth, and the equivalent of Adobe Lightroom was a small piece of card on … Continue reading

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17 Dazzling Photos to Hold You Over Until Your Next Camping Trip ~ Kristina Josic

Camping is a way of life. It’s traveling and relaxing. Being in touch with nature. It’s living simply, away from the luxury of urban life. If you still haven’t tried it, this summer could be perfect for it! When you … Continue reading

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Types of Light in Photography ~ Kelly Hudak

Moving into the structural elements of light enhances photographic skill. Light quality is infinite and changes all the time, yet once appreciated and acknowledged, its variables are intriguing. Photographers have the unique opportunity to control light and as a result, … Continue reading

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A GUIDE TO GETTING STARTED WITH THE ART OF LIGHT PAINTING — PART I ~ Tim Cooper

The word photography means to draw or paint with light. When I first began studying photography, I was told that along with composition, the study of light would be a lifelong endeavor. Over the years, I’ve found this to be … Continue reading

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