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5 Photography Composition Mistakes to Avoid

When it comes to taking an ordinary photo and transforming it into an extraordinary photo—nothing will transform your image quite like photography composition. While photography composition is one of the most important elements of setting up a photo, it is also one of the most difficult concepts for new photographers to grasp. It is so
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What is Photography?

What is Photography ? It is hard to imagine a world where photography doesn’t exist. Just think about how prevalent photography is in our world, from the ability to capture family moments to admiring famous photographic art, pictures really make up a lot of our world. However, while most people could identify what a photograph
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3 Step Guide to Perfect Exposure

Perfect exposure . It is one of the most important elements in creating a stunning photo, but it is also one of the most difficult concepts for many photographers to grasp. At its core, exposure is essentially how much light you let into the sensor on your camera. Simply put, the more light you let
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Your Photography Dictionary : 20 Terms All Beginning Photographers Should Know

Photography Dictionary If you are just getting started in the world of photography and need a photography dictionary —then one of the most confusing things to adjust to is likely going to be all of the terms and photography lingo. There are a lot of definitions to learn when it comes to mastering the art
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How to Shoot Deep Sky Photography

There are very few things that are as awe-inspiring and as magical as deep sky photography. Not even looking through a telescope can compare to the images that deep sky photos can capture. This is because a camera can record even more light than we can comprehend with our eyes—which allows us to get the
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Your Guide to Slow Shutter Speeds

One of the many things that makes photography such an amazing art-form is that it allows us to capture a single moment in time through slow shutter speeds. However, photography does have its limits, especially when it comes to capturing motion. The good news is, by shooting with slow shutter speeds and allowing for long
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What is ISO? Dhavalilama’s Photo Basics

When it comes to improving your photography skills, no matter how early on into your career you may be—one of the best things that you can do is to have a really strong understanding of photography basics. This includes understanding ISO. So what is ISO ? If you aren’t already familiar with ISO, or are
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Drone Photography: A Comprehensive Guide

One of the newest and most tech-heavy forms of photography to impact the industry in recent years has to be drone photography. Aerial drone photography is changing the way that we look at photos and videos and it can be a great addition to your current photography profile. What is Drone Photography? So, what exactly
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Instagram Photography Guide: 10 Ways to Improve Your Reach

What is Instagram Photography? As a “photo based” social media platform that has nearly taken over the internet, it should come as no surprise that Instagram is one of the places for any photographer to share their work and to reach more followers, supporters, clients and media outlets. However, no matter how beautiful your photos
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How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse

The solar eclipse is one of the most beautiful and unique occurrences that happens in nature and many people still dont know how to photograph a solar eclipse. If you aren’t already familiar with the solar eclipse and what it is—it occurs whenever the moon’s shadow falls on the earth. A solar eclipse can only
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A Brief History of Photography

Photography has technically been around for hundreds of years, and while the art of capturing photos has definitely progressed and changed over the years, it is still important to have an understanding of the history of photography to really appreciate it for what it is today. What is the History of Photography? What is history
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Should You Go To Photography School?

There are many amateur photographers out there, who are understandably thinking about photography school. While years ago this was one of the best ways to learn more about photography, it isn’t the only way to get a great photography education. Before you start writing those tuition checks, take a look at some additional insights on
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Natural Light Photography : A Beginner’s Guide

When it comes to capturing stunning images, natural light photography is always going to be your best friend, no matter who your subject is. The right lighting can completely make or break this type of image and be the difference between an ordinary photo of someone’s face and a memorable, emotion-provoking photo. Lighting truly is
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National Parks Photography : The Top 5 Parks to Photograph

National Parks Photography The first step to taking amazing national parks photography is finding a truly breathtaking subject for your image. If you, like many photographers, love to take photos of nature, then you don’t need to travel across the globe to find some of the most beautiful natural places in the world—you can stay
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What is Camera Aperture? Dhavalilama’s Photography Basics

When it comes to mastering the art of photography, it is always important to first understand the basics. One of the most important of these basic concepts is camera aperture . No matter how novice, or experienced you may be, a strong foundation of photography basics can really make a difference in how your photos
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9 Urban Photography Tips for Beginners

  While there are many different types of photography, urban photography is perhaps one of the broadest and most diverse forms. Urban photography, sometimes known as stress photography, can vary as much as the city you are shooting in—but there are still a few tips that every urban photographer should keep in mind as they
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The Ultimate Landscape Photography Guide

There is something about landscape photography that is so beautiful. Being able to capture nature in its most honest form is one of many people’s favorite things about photography. However, while landscape photography may look effortless (as there are no people to deal with), it is actually a very delicate art form and a very
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How to Take Stunning Wildlife Photography Like a Pro

  If you are interested in wildlife photography—then you will quickly find out how complex taking these photos can be. One glance at a great wildlife picture and it may seem as though these photos are relatively simple to take. However, when a wildlife photo looks natural and un-staged—there is often a lot more work
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Northern Lights Photography: A Beginner’s Guide

Northern Lights Photography When it comes to mastering the art of  northern lights photography, every photographer is different. You may be a beginner just getting started, or a pro looking to perfect your photography portfolio, but either way, there are a few different subjects that are notoriously difficult to capture, especially if you are in
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Sony Vs. Canon: The Ultimate Photography Debate

Sony Vs. Canon It seems as though one of the biggest debates when it comes to camera brands is always Sony vs. Canon. Whether you are an amateur, or professional photographer, nearly every photography fan has their own specific preferences when it comes to their gear—specifically when it comes to the brand of gear that
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15 Useful Travel Photography Tips

Travel Photography Tips There is nothing more freeing or liberating than traveling the globe and getting to experience new and exciting horizons. This is not only why people love to travel, but why travel photography is one of the most popular forms of photography out there. Travelers not only love capturing their once-in-a-lifetime trips with
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A Beginner’s Guide to Fog Photography

Fog Photography Attempting to capture fog photography can be an exciting and very creative process for any photographer. However, there are certain natural elements that can present certain challenges and make shooting outdoors slightly difficult. Fog, mist and haze are some of these complicating conditions. Fog is notoriously challenging to photograph in, but it can
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17 Outdoor Photography Tips

Outdoor Photography Tips There are so many different types of photography out there. However, when it really comes down to it—you can classify photos into two main types: indoor photography and outdoor photography. Like many types of photography, if you are looking to master the art of outdoor photography, one of the best things you
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7 Useful Winter Photography Tips

Winter Photography  While some people may not appreciate winter photography and all of the cold weather that comes with it—there is no denying that winter is one of the most beautiful times of year. Any photographer can appreciate the beauty that comes with wintertime—especially in places where it snows. While winter can be a beautiful
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Mexico Photography Guide : The Yucatan

Mexico Photography  ?! Not many people associate this country with picturesque landcapes. However, the country is vast and encompasses countless landscapes. From the deserts to the mountains and from the jungles to the ocean there are endless opportunities to photograph Mexico’s beauty. One area in particular that captivated me was the Yucatan Peninsula. Yucatan Photography
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Digital Photography: A Beginner’s Guide

Digital Photography Digital photography can seem like a daunting task at first. While cameras have always been complex, yet wonderful tools — digital cameras have a whole other layer of complications. Most photographers will remember the first time they went from a standard camera to a DSLR and some of the different obstacles that they
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How to Shoot Time-lapse Photography : A Beginner’s Guide

Time-Lapse Photography While there are so many different types and styles of photography, there is something so uniquely refreshing about time-lapse photography. Perhaps it is the fact that this style of photography is the antithesis of many of our busy, mile-a-minute lives—or perhaps it is just how cool these photos ultimately turn out.   If
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How to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse

How to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse If you have never experienced a lunar eclipse before, there is truly nothing quite like it. And if you have never photographed a lunar eclipse before, it is a photography experience you truly do not want to miss. This guide will show you some basics on how to photograph
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The Ultimate New Mexico Photography Guide

New Mexico Photography 101 New Mexico Photography!? I was thinking the same thing before I entered this gem of a state. Because it’s tucked away in the SouthWest and not glorified like other locations, people don’t often associate New Mexico with all the beauty and splendor it possesses. Imagine a place where you can photograph
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The Ultimate Guide to Photographing Waterfalls

Waterfall Photography Shooting subjects that naturally occur in nature can result in some of the most breathtaking photos. They can also be some of the most difficult subjects to shoot as well. Photographing waterfalls takes a ton of practice but if you follow the right steps you can be a pro! Waterfalls are one of
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Hawaii’s Big Island Photography Guide

Big Island Photography : Earth Wind and Fire The Goddess Pele plays a prominent role in Hawaiian mythology so it’s only fitting that I start off the Big Island Photography Guide with a primer on the Legend of Pele. {Note: The Lava Flow is currently dormant. This guide will still provide great tips on how
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Toes in the Sand: How to Shoot Desert Photography

Desert Photography Landscapes As any seasoned photographer will tell you, when it comes to desert photography, no two types of landscapes are the same. While there are some general principles that apply to all landscape photography, each setting requires its own unique approach and has its own unique challenges. This is particularly true when it
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Where to See the Best Fall Colors In California

Fall Colors in California !? When one typically thinks of fall colors images of the Northeast or The Rockies come to mind. Deep oranges and burning yellow aspens dotted with red maples — the quintessential fall treat! What if I told you, YES YOU Californian,  that you didn’t have to venture all that far to
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The Landscape Photographer’s Guide to Sunset Photography

Sunset Photography — The Essentials Nothing can match the beauty of a golden sunset at the end of the beautiful day. In fact, seeing wonders such as this are so breathtaking, they can only truly be enjoyed to their fullest in person. However, that doesn’t mean that photographers who aspire to become great at sunset
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The Racetrack Playa Sailing Stones : How Did They Sail Across a Dry Lake?

  When I first saw a photo the Racetrack Playa Sailing Stones years back I was just as perplexed as you probably are now.  My first thought: How did these massive stones (some weighing over 200 Pounds) glide across this barren landscape!? They look unlike any other geological phenomenon on earth, because quite frankly, and
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