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Practical Photography Tips

As a photographer, you’ll find yourself running into two types of occasions: Shooting for shootings sake Shooting while doing something else The second scenario is commonly referred to as practical photography. You could be walking to the grocery store and see great clouds...
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Image Blur: Why It Happens and How to Avoid It

Coming home to a blurry image is frustrating. When it happens repeatedly, it can leave you feeling hopeless and ready to throw in the towel. Camera blur, fortunately, is a pretty simple thing to decipher. In my experience, there are four main causes for camera blur. When you...
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iteration for photography

Iteration: The Scientific Technique for Improving Your Photography

Merriam-Webster defines iteration as “a procedure in which repetition of a sequence of operations yields results successively closer to a desired result.” This process is vital to success in anything. That includes photography. In general, there are four main types of iteration...
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10 Most Common Composition Mistakes Made by New Photographers

Let’s be honest. Mistakes are a part of every photographer’s journey. The quicker we can learn from our mistakes, the faster we’ll improve. Learning the art of composition is no different. And if there’s one thing beginners to the craft have in common, it’s the mistakes...
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Chimping in Photography: Is It Good or Bad?

Ever hear of chimping? It’s when you take a picture, look at your camera to inspect it as well as the histogram, and then take another picture and do it again. As your head goes back and forth from looking through the viewfinder to at the LCD screen, people started calling ...
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Aperture priority mode for everyday photography

Is Aperture Priority Mode Good for Everyday Photography?

For many DSLR camera owners, aperture priority mode is the first step towards freedom. It gives more control over aperture, allowing you to better influence depth of field based on your creative vision. But is aperture priority the best choice for everyday photography, like...
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DSLR Lens Cleaning 101: How to Health-Check Your Lens with Confidence

The more you take pictures, the more likely you’ll get dirt you get on your shoes – and camera lens. While obvious dirt blotches or fingerprints tell you that your lens needs a good cleaning, it’s the nuanced layer of filth that can cause more problems. Just as a...
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Five Familiar Photo Mistakes: Which Do You Want to Overcome?

Tired of deleting what seems to be every photo you take because they just don’t look good enough? Are many of the photos you take blurry, too dark, or just plain ugly? I am going to reveal to you five familiar photo mistakes and give you a simple solution to each of these...
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Digital Photography for Beginners

Aperture. Depth of field. Exposure compensation.  With so much to learn, what’s a beginner to do to get started in the world of digital photography? Follow along as we answer this very question and arm you with a solid foundation of the fundamentals of photography. You’ll be...
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