Category Archives: How To

Astrophotography: How-to guides, tips and videos on getting your best shots ~ Digital Camera

Astrophotography might make you think of prohibitively expensive camera kit and complicated techniques, but there aren’t necessary for successful captures.  In fact, even with just a basic DSLR, a tripod and a shutter release cable, there’s a lot you can … Continue reading

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SLC-0L-02: Shiny Object, Using an iPhone and the Sun ~ Strobist

Whether photographing people or objects, how you approach your lighting is far more important than what camera and lighting gear you use. To illustrate, today we are going to photograph a complex, mirrored surface—an alto saxophone—using just an iPhone for … Continue reading

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INTRODUCTION TO REFLECTIONS IN LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY: 4 EASY STEPS ~ Ron McCarty

When photographing reflections, you’re looking to capture the reflection of specific elements or to capture the ambiance of the scene by including reflections of color. Good Ideas…

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7 Tips For Making Better Photos In Mist And Fog ~ Jason D. Little

I don’t know about you, but on days when fog or mist dominate the atmosphere I feel similarly overcome by sluggishness. Staring out the window into the haze, I figure I’ll just take it easy while I wait for conditions … Continue reading

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17 tips for getting your best Christmas photos yet ~ Matt Golowczynski

Christmas arrives with an abundance of photographic opportunities, from the smallest festive details to groups shots filled with merriment. Thanks to the cold and gloomy weather outdoors, however, and a variety of artificial lighting and atypical situations challenging you indoors, … Continue reading

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HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE ~ Phil Moore

It’s that time of year again. Christmas is upon us. Your tree is all decorated and presents are piled up underneath. So how do you take photos of your Christmas tree? Here are a few tips: Link…

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Lighting 103: Using Gels to Shift the Ambient ~ Strobist

Abstract: By combining a white balance shift in your camera with a complementary gelling of your flash, you can easily and efficiently alter the ambient color temperature of an entire environment. In addition to controlling the color of light from … Continue reading

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How to Expose Correctly for High Contrast Wildlife ~ Bruce Wunderlich

Photographing wildlife of deeply contrasting colors, such as black bears or white waterfowl, can present certain challenges setting up shots that are properly exposed for the wildlife and also the surroundings. Harsh lighting also makes exposing for these subjects especially … Continue reading

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7 Tips for Attending a Photo Walk ~ James Maher

As a photographer, you might have noticed that photo walks are all the rage these days. Whether it’s an event run through meetup.com or eventbrite.com, or a more involved workshop from a teacher that you follow, photo walks are one … Continue reading

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How To Photograph Modes of Transportation ~ Anne McKinnell

As a landscape photographer, shooting planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation is not something I do very often! But I find that tackling new subjects and breaking out of my comfort zone is always beneficial and I think … Continue reading

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