PHOTOGRAPHY ZOOM EFFECT: RACKING THE LENS ~ Affendy Ahmad

A zoom effect, in photography terms, is an effect in an image that looks like the subject is moving either toward you or away from you with lines of motion. It’s also known as racking the lens. The information in this article pertains to creating this look in-camera and not the post production technique (in Photoshop terms, it’s called “radial blur”). Read More…

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Focus on Autofocus – Achieving Sharp Images Every Time ~ Paul Van Hoy

Focus on autofocus – this article goes out to all my fellow focus-obsessed shooters who strive for consistently tack-sharp images no matter what the scene, subject matter, or lighting situation.

Have you ever walked away from a shoot feeling confident that you nailed every last shot only to discover, upon closer review, that the majority of your captures are slightly or significantly front or rear focused? If so, this article is most definitely for you! Read more…

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Tips for Getting Started in Street Photography ~ Owen Vachell

This article will help you with those all important decisions for getting started in street photography. Including the best gear to use, settings to apply, and what to do about the tricky topic of photographing people in public.

Any image of a street that can be used to tell a story about the location it shot could be defined as a street photograph. It could be a large city or a small village. Read More…

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15 Best Online Photo Storage Sites ~ Photolemur

Finding the best online photo storage site can be tough. With so many options to choose from it’s hard to know which ones are worth trying and which ones you should avoid.

Photo storage sites can be a great way to back up your photos. By uploading your photos online, you have a second version of your photos in case something happens to your computer or hard drive. These sites are also a great way to share photos with friends and family.

So, which site should you choose? Here’s our list of the 15 best photo storage sites to help you find the one that’s right for you. Great Info…

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LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY BY MOONLIGHT ~ Adrian Skiles

Moonlight can provide a different way of producing wonderful and mesmerizing photographs in both color and black and white. The mood conveyed in moonlight photography can be quite different than in other lighting circumstances. Good Article…

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Blood Moon 2018: How to photograph the total lunar eclipse on 27 July 2018 ~ Jamie Carter

The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century will occur on 27 July 2018, and it will be visible to all photographers in the UK – clear skies allowing. 

The spectacle will see the moon turn an orangey, reddish colour for over an hour, which can make for a unique photograph.

A total lunar eclipse is not to be confused with a total solar eclipse, a much more dramatic and short-lived event that occurred last year in the US. While a challenging subject to photograph, a total lunar eclipse as far easier to capture using any camera equipped with a decent zoom capability.

Here’s everything you need to know to capture the most dramatic ‘blood moon’ of your lifetime. Great Opportunity…

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The beginner’s guide to photographing the night sky ~ Jamie Carter

Night-sky photography is getting very popular, and the internet – particularly Instagram – is full of stunning images of star fields and the Milky Way.

They may look like highly polished images taken by photographers with years of experience, but it’s actually advances in modern cameras that are the main reason for the genre’s sudden popularity. Read More…

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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 achieve. It does, however, pay to think about a few other things, such as getting to get the the right place at the right time, and knowing what the weather is likely to do.

Our guides run through some of the basic astro shots you can attempt, and some of the more specialist ones that may only be possible at very specific times. Scroll down to find one you like the sound of and get up to speed on how to get going. Lots to check out…

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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 our camera and the sun as our light source. Check out the Softbox Ideas…

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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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