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 to clear up. Until I look up, that is. I look up at the surrounding buildings and the way they dramatically disappear into the fog and next thing I know I’m hightailing it out the door. Good Pointers…

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What actually happens when you format a memory card? ~ Matt Golowczynski

Have you ever formatted your memory card? You may have been prompted you to do so when you first inserted it into your camera, or you might have read this within a guide to setting up a camera for the first time.

But what exactly does card formatting do? And what happens to a card’s contents when you do this? Here, we explain everything you need to know. Read more…

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5 ADVANCED TIPS FOR STREET PHOTOGRAPHY ~ James Maher

So you know how to read the light and capture a sharp shot. You’re confident in your compositions. You’re not afraid to capture people candidly. You’ve found that this is something that you enjoy doing and you want to continue with it and further your skills. Read…

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STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FOCUS TIPS ~ Dave Beckerman

Because you’re often working quickly and stealthily, the matter of focusing while doing street photography is important. Here are some tips. Check them out…

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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, it can also be tricky to get the shots your want.

Here are 17 quick tips to help you get the most out of your picture taking this festive season, whether you’re shooting indoors or outside. Read on…

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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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THE RULE OF TENTHS IN PHOTOGRAPHY ~ Meghan B

Chances are greater than not that you’ve heard about the rule of thirds at some point. After all, it’s one of the first things most photographers are taught about composition. But have you ever heard of the rule of tenths? Interesting, Read more…

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How to understand everything written on your camera’s memory card ~ Matt Golowczynski

Memory cards are straightforward in use: you just pop them in your camera, format them and you’re off. Trying to make sense of their various figures and symbols, however, is another story.

The situation has become more problematic in recent years as more advanced cards have been inscribed with new terminology to indicate certain aspects of their performance. Learn more…

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HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ~ Keith Jones

Holiday lights brighten the mood no matter where they are. They might be in a downtown area, at a mall, or even at your own home. For those who love taking pictures, those lights can represent an opportunity to capture beautiful, out of the ordinary images. Read more…

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Why it’s a Good Idea to Take Lots of Photos ~ Kevin Landwer-Johan

Take lots of photos. Lots and lots of photos. Make mistakes. Lots of them. The more photos you take and the more mistakes you make, the better the photographer you will become.

I’m not encouraging you to blaze away with your camera like you’ve got a machine gun and are an actor in a B-grade action movie, you won’t improve your photography doing that. You need to carefully consider many aspects of what you are doing and make sure every frame you shoot is different than the previous one. Read more…

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