Category: Photography Tips

Hard light and soft light I think most people will understand the difference between hard light and soft light when used in the context of photography. We know, for example, that a photograph taken outside in the midday sun will have a 'hard' light; very bright highlights and very dark shadows, ...

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Emotions always fascinate! A perfect photo filled with emotions, whether happiness, sadness, aloofness or loneliness, attracts attention of the viewer. It pulls the viewer towards it. A photograph of a girl sitting alone in a corner with her hands tightly clasped around her knees will invoke a ...

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Macro photography takes the art of close-up photography to the extreme. It means, in technical terms, that the size of the subject on the image sensor is life size or larger. Color, shape, texture and light are intensified. One of the main purposes of photography is to provide us with new ways to ...

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If you want good pictures, take good exposures. A badly exposed photograph can be very hard to appreciate. Since light is the major determining factor in a photograph, how you control it will determine the output of your camera. Unless you want your pictures to be overly bright or vastly dark, a ...

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You have your wide angle lens ready and aperture set at f/16. You go home and see that the picture you took is not as what you have in mind. Landscape photography might seem like setting the aperture to the highest possible value and taking a picture of a beautiful scene but it’s not just that - we ...

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Photography is all about light. Like our eyes, without light the camera’s sensor won’t be able to capture any details. In its purest sense, light is the most important thing in photography. Knowing the various types of light that can be used in creating images is beneficial in improving your skills ...

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A lot of new photographers classify passable underexposed shots as low key and the opposite, overexposed shots, as high key. This idea comes from the fact that these style of photographs rely so much on contrast, the play of highlights and blacks. However, simply underexposing your shot doesn’t ...

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Tilt-shift photographs nowadays are mostly all about making things look miniature. This is mostly done via post-processing with various plugins that add blur, distortion and color enhancements. This definition is actually a misnomer. Pentagon by mjbaird The Real Tilt and Shift Tilt and Shift are ...

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Sharpness is one of the things that make a picture stand out. We get better glass, use a tripod, increase shutter speed and stop down to a narrower aperture to get a sharp picture. This is why most hate blur in their photographs. But we can use the blur as an artistic reagent to create something ...

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Forms and textures Skys, particularly dramatic ones, can  make some awe- inspiring  photographs with the clouds playing the biggest part, their different forms and textures continually evolve into some truly spectacular colours and shapes. A sky that looks mundane and uninteresting one moment can ...

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Common mistakes So, you've bought your new digital camera and now you can't wait to get out there and start taking some photos. But just before you start snapping away, you might want to take a look at some of the most common mistakes made in photography so you can avoid making them. Holding the ...

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Same rules Whatever camera you use, whether it's a small compact or a full frame dslr, the rules for taking a good photograph are basically the same, once you've learned them, then you can start to experiment and even disregard them entirely if you choose. 1) Keep it affordable If you're just ...

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Waterproof camera cases From your local swimming pool to snorkelling in the sea, you can take some great photos underwater, and it doesn't need to cost a lot, thanks to the many different waterproof camera housings available for both dslr's and compacts. If you don't fancy taking your trusty ...

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Vibrant colours With all their vibrant colours and various shapes and easy access, it's no wonder that flowers are a popular choice for those who are new to photography. It may seem easy to just walk up to a flower and snap a picture, but if you want your pictures to stand out, then, with a little ...

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