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The Photographer’s Paradox: Learning, Creativity, & Why It’s All So Confusing

When first starting out in photography, it can be quite refreshing to find out that there are rules and guidelines. Composition rules help you frame your images. Exposure rules teach you how to use your camera’s settings. All of these guidelines serve as useful training wheels to...
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What is An F-Stop? A Brief Intro

The f-stop is a fundamental measurement every photographer should be well acquainted with. If you’ve ever moved out of AUTO mode, you likely are familiar with the various f-stops possible. There’s f/5.6, f/11, f/16 – and numerous others. One thing is certain – these...
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Better images without better gear

How to Take Better Images Without Better Gear

Ads for the latest and greatest lenses, filters, and cameras bombard us each and every day. Their promise is clear: give them our money and they will give us better photos. It’s easy to fall into an obsession with equipment. Talk to any amateur photographer and likely...
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rule of thirds lesson

How (and How Not) to Use the Rule of Thirds in Photography

If you’ve taken any type of photography course – online, offline, free or paid – likely you’ve heard of the ‘rule of thirds’. It’s one of the first photography techniques I learned. Some people think of it as a great rule for beginners but not anyone else. Others hate...
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Sunset photography tips

How to Take Better Sunset Photos: A Step-By-Step Guide

Purples, magentas, oranges… the colors of sunset create jaw-dropping views us photographers just can’t resist. Sunsets reach us at a primal level, tapping into an instinctual sense of beauty all can relate with. Depending on where you are at in your photo learning journey, you...
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Leading Lines in Photography

Leading lines is a well-known composition rule that’s been used since the birth of art. Even if you’ve never heard of the rule before, you’ve likely used it to some degree in your photographs. Lines are a natural part of how we navigate through our lives. They’re everywhere!...
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Understanding and Getting Control of ISO – A Beginner’s Guide

If you’ve ever ventured out of AUTO mode, then you are likely familiar with the ISO setting on your camera.. One of the three pillars to the Exposure Triangle, ISO is a vital part to getting the exposure you want. So what is ISO? And how can you better use this setting to capture...
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