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Steps For Better Product Photography in Natural Light – Photography Article

[ad_1] Taking photos of products can seem like a daunting task. If you look at a lot of advertising, you will find yourself inundated with a lot of high-end product photography that can seem (and probably is) out of reach for a novice. The thing is, not all product photography is equal. In many cases, a much simpler approach will do the job just fine. This article will guide you through a process that can get you started taking product…

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How to Control Depth of Field in Your Photography – Photography Article

[ad_1] It’s a common misconception that the f-stop you use will control depth of field (DOF). Aperture setting certainly has an influence, but there are other factors to consider. DOF is the area in a photograph which is acceptably sharp. Lenses can only focus at a single point. There is always a certain amount in front and behind the focus point which is acceptably sharp. Camera: Nikon D800, Lens: 85mm, Settings: f2, 1/250 sec, ISO 200 © Kevin Landwer-Johan This…

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7 Techniques for Original (and Stunning) Nature Photos – Photography Article

[ad_1] Do you want to capture original nature photos? The kind of photos that are both stunning and unique? You can. While capturing original nature photography might seem hard, it doesn’t have to be. Because there are a few simple tricks that you can use… …which will help you create original photos, consistently. And it’s not about finding new locations. It’s not even about finding new subjects. Instead, it’s about looking at the subjects you have in a completely different light. Let’s…

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8 Tips for Better Fireworks Photos – Photography Article

[ad_1] If you’ve been to a great aerial fireworks display, I’m sure you’ve heard the “oohs” and “ahhs” of the crowd, captivated by the colorful spectacle. Here in the United States, the Independence Day holiday is when many of us try our hand at fireworks photography.  I’m sure if you live in other places in the world, you also have holidays celebrated with fireworks.  So how can you capture those moments in a photo and elicit those same “oohs” and…

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Why Hiring an Assistant at Weddings Makes you a Better Photographer – Photography Article

[ad_1] It’s no mistake that many wedding photographers have assistants and even second shooters at weddings. The reason being is that photographing a wedding longer than 5 hours on your own can be very challenging, especially since there are many important wedding details and moments that need extra coverage. Hiring an assistant means you have help carrying your gear and keeping distractions at bay so you can photograph the important moments smoothly. What is an assistant? A photography assistant is…

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5 Photography Rules for Capturing Photos Your Audience Will Adore – Photography Article

[ad_1] It’s hard to stand out as a photographer. These days, you have so many photos to compete against; the internet is drowned in smartphone snapshots (with layer upon layer of filters). So how do you create images that cut through all the noise? How do you create art that will truly stun your audience? In this article, you’ll discover 5 simple photography rules for capturing photos – which will ensure that your photos are truly special. Let’s dive right in, starting…

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Mastering Color Series – The Psychology and Evolution of the Color PINK and its use in Photography – Photography Article

[ad_1] From the Renaissance to contemporary art, pink has endured as a color of emotional versatility. In this edition of the Mastering Color Series, let’s take a look into the color pink and its role within the history of visual arts. The psychology of pink The English word pink derives its name from flowers of the Dianthus genus. A combination of red and white, pink can be raucous and racy, or delicate and subtle. Buoyant light pinks describe playfulness, youth, kindness…

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The 7 Nature Photography Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making – Photography Article

[ad_1] Do you like to do nature photography? Then you might be making these 7 mistakes. And here’s the thing: These nature photography mistakes are the kind that you don’t even know you’re making. They’re the type of mistakes that are easy to miss, but they’re absolutely critical to your photography. To discover these mistakes (and to ensure you never make them again!), read on! 1. Shooting under bad lighting I’m going to start with the single most critical, most…

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When is the Best Time to Photograph the Moon? – Photography Article

[ad_1] Moon phases are a key to understanding when you should be out taking photos. These days it’s easy to predict where and when you will see the moon for the type of photos you want to produce. First let’s start with some tools you might want to look into, then options for different moon phase photos. Tools Astronomers have known the secrets of the moon’s phases and timing for eons. Ancient civilizations built monuments and shrines in regard to…

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How Journal Writing Improves Your Photography – Photography Article

[ad_1] The obvious way to improve your photography is to study photography. But once you’ve had some success with the main principals of photography, you’ll be eager to go deeper and learning more photography principals won’t get you there. Rather than piling on more and more knowledge, you first need to go deeper with what you’ve already got. Use journal writing to pull yourself out of a rut as a photographer. Journal writing is the best way to go deeper…

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How to Use a Photography Ring Light in Unconventional Ways – Photography Article

[ad_1] With a ton of options on the market, adding a ring light to your kit has never been cheaper. Continuous photography ring lights seem to be everywhere nowadays. There are dozens of offerings from dozens of companies that you can choose from, and they are popular with photographers, make-up artists, and videographers. The main use of a ring light is on-axis lighting for an even, somewhat flat exposure. However, what do you do if you don’t like that effect…

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