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Using Reflections in Your Photography

Using Reflections in Your Photography

Learn how using reflections can help you create more interesting imagesWhat is photography using reflections? It's pretty simple really, reflection photography is anytime you create an image using a reflective surface to mirror your subject. This is sometimes also...

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5 Tips For Using Slow Shutter Speed

5 Tips For Using Slow Shutter Speed

What happens when you use a slow shutter speed?Mostly we try to keep our shutter speed high enough so that we’re not introducing blur or camera shake into our images. There are times and places though when we want to show motion or produce a more creative image. Using...

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General Rules For Shutter Speeds In Photography

General Rules For Shutter Speeds In Photography

Typical rules for using shutter speeds in photographyWhen first starting out in photography one of the most asked questions is “What is the best shutter speed to use?” Generally speaking, using the standard rule of thumb is to make the shutter speed equal to your...

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Using Neutral Density Filters To Affect Shutter Speed

Using Neutral Density Filters To Affect Shutter Speed

Creative use of shutter speed and using neutral density (ND) filters to show movement during the dayHow is it in those crowded tourist spots do some photographers capture images with no people in them? Are they spending hours in Photoshop removing them? Maybe, but...

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How Looking Up in your Photography Creates Unique Images

How Looking Up in your Photography Creates Unique Images

Change the perspective in your photography by looking up.What is looking up in photography? Any time we aim our camera upward would be considered looking up photography. Whenever you choose to photograph objects that are above your head. For example, things in trees,...

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When to Use a Fast Shutter Speed?

When to Use a Fast Shutter Speed?

What does using a fast shutter speed do to an image? Shutter speed is one of the ways we can control the outcome of an image. We can choose to create motion using slower shutter speeds and we can freeze the motion using faster shutter speeds. In this article, we’ll...

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Using Shutter Speed For A Scene With High Contrast

Using Shutter Speed For A Scene With High Contrast

How to use your shutter speed in a scene with dark and bright lightYou’ve been there, you walk into a gorgeous landscape or city scene and the light is amazing. The shadows are amazing. They are both incredible. The question is how can I shoot this? What can I do to...

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Using Shutter Speed to Break the Rules

Using Shutter Speed to Break the Rules

How to break shutter speed rules and still create epic images!What’s the first thing you notice when you look at an image? Is it sharp and in focus or not? Right? It’s one of the main ‘rules’ of photography. Well, there are times when you don’t want a tack sharp shot....

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4 Common Shutter Speed Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

4 Common Shutter Speed Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

How to avoid common shutter speed mistakes in your photographyShutter speed can be a tricky thing in photography depending on what it is you’re trying to capture. You can go from accidental blur in images to those shots you’d like to add a bit of blur into...

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The Ultimate Guide to Shutter Speed in Photography

The Ultimate Guide to Shutter Speed in Photography

Shutter Speed and Photography: Everything You've Ever Wanted to KnowIn this article, we’re going to discuss the ins and outs of shutter speed in photography. We’ll take a look at how changing to a slower or faster shutter speed affects the outcome of your image and...

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Capturing Life’s Simple Pleasures

Capturing Life’s Simple Pleasures

Learn how to capture life's simple pleasures.What are simple pleasures? There are so many little things in life that we tend to overlook. Little moments, conversations, sunrises, sunsets, days at the beach, days off, quite time reading and the list goes on. Simple...

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How to Capture Year-Round Photos

How to Capture Year-Round Photos

Seasonal Photography Tips: Photographing Summer and Winter.What are Seasonal Vibes in photography? Let's talk about capturing year-round photos. You know you’ve seen those photographs that make you want to be somewhere. That amazing sunset or beach, the drink with an...

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Creating Moody, Artistic Photos With Low Key Photography

Creating Moody, Artistic Photos With Low Key Photography

What does LOW KEY mean in photography? What is low key photography? The definition of low key photography is a genre of photography consisting of shooting dark-colored scenes and emphasizing natural or artificial light only on specific areas in the frame....

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Exploring The World From A Bug’s Eye View

Exploring The World From A Bug’s Eye View

Learn how to get the best bug's eye view images. How do you take photos from a bug’s eye view? Start by putting your camera very low to or on the ground. Shoot directly across the ground or tilt your camera up a bit and look up at your subject. If you have...

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Backlighting As A Creative Tool In Photography

Backlighting As A Creative Tool In Photography

Create a greater sense of depth and add a creative look to your images What is backlighting in photography? Backlit photography is just what it sounds like, lighting your subject from behind or shooting directly into your light source. This light source...

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Start Fresh And Create A New Beginning

Start Fresh And Create A New Beginning

Moving on or moving forward What does a fresh start mean to you? With 2020 being the start of a new decade it's a great time to look forward, think about what new beginnings mean to you and for you. What have you always wanted to do that you haven't? This...

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Lessons Learned In Life And Photography

Lessons Learned In Life And Photography

What have you learned from the lessons of the last 12 months What can reflecting on lessons learned do for us? When we take a look back at what we've learned it can help us to think differently, challenge us and make a positive impact on how we move...

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In-Camera Motion As A Photographic Technique

In-Camera Motion As A Photographic Technique

Use In-Camera motion to create a sense of motion in your images. What is In-Camera Motion?In-camera motion, also known as intentional camera movement (ICM), is creating images that show motion by moving your camera. Instead of the subject moving, you will move your...

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