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Starter bokeh tips for beginners

What is the Bokeh Effect? Starter Tips for Beginners

With your camera pointed at a light source, gradually turn your focus barrel. You’ll notice the light source become blurrier and blurrier. As you reach the farthest turning point possible, the light will turn orb-like, almost ethereal. This is the bokeh effect. From the Japanese...
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How to Get Control Over Your Camera in Manual Mode

There’s a reason many DSLR camera owners veer away from manual mode. If you’ve tried it before, you know how easy it is to end up with blurry, incorrectly exposed images. Try it a few times and you’ll come to love how convenient auto and semi-auto modes feel. So why do so many...
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Observation: Why It’s So Important For Photographic Composition

If there’s one skill that will improve how you compose photographs, it’s the art of observation. Observation is a part of almost every step in photography. From how you adjust your exposure to how you frame your subject, better observation almost always leads to better...
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Overcoming Fear in Photography

There are a number of hurdles you’ll face as you start learning photography, many of which are lead by one thing – fear. We all want to take beautiful, captivating photographs. But the fact is that photography isn’t always so simple. As a beginner or amateur perfecting your...
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Exposure Value Table for photography

How this Exposure Value (EV) Table Makes Exposure Photography Easy

If you’ve played around with your dSLR, you’ve likely heard the term Exposure Value (EV).What does Exposure Value mean? Can it help you take better pictures? Absolutely – especially if you shoot in manual or semi-manual modes. Here’s why. Aperture and Shutter Speed...
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Must-Know Bird Photography Tips

Photographing birds can be one of the most frustrating endeavors for a beginner or intermediate photographer. They’re fast-moving. They often stand out from the background, thus influencing exposure. And most difficult of all, they’re usually afraid of humans, requiring the...
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Hands-On Learning: Using Color for Composition

Color is one of the most powerful tools for great photo compositions. It can also be one of the most underutilized. Our eyes, you see, are built to automatically adjust to subtle changes in color tones. And the strong, vibrant colors do the complete opposite, sweeping us away but...
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