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40 Creative Travel Photography Ideas

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Anybody can take a cool travel photo these days. We have camera phones, GoPros, affordable quality cameras, apps, Snapchat, and the list goes on and on. If you want your photos to stand out in the crowd, you have to get more creative than your average Instagrammer. Whether you’re a photoblogger or a vacationing parent, [...]

Analog Photography: 5 reasons why you should try it

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This article is a guest contribution by Kasia Górska My analog journey began while searching for the perfect methods of post-processing my photographs. I was never satisfied with the outcome. I would browse photo galleries endlessly, now and then finding a photograph, which was particularly pleasing to my eyes. They often turned out to be shot [...]

4 Essential Filters in Digital Photography

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Filters are used in photography to add certain effects to your image. While there are arguments for and against the use of filters in digital photography, it is simply easier and more thorough to apply filters when making the photo than later during the digital post processing of the image. There a few basic filters that every [...]

The Benefits of Using a Tripod

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Look in any craftsman’s toolbox and there will be something fairly mundane that is “the one tool I could not do without!” If the craftsman is a photographer, the lowly tool is likely a good tripod. Landscape and architectural photography demand that a tripod be used. Portrait photography goes better with a tripod. Sports, action [...]

Getting Started with Flash Photography

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That people are afraid to use flash in their photography seems to be a widely held (and written) opinion. It is probably not fear of the flash, but fear of the terribly written instructions and jargonistic approach to them that is off-putting. Flash photography is a simple undertaking that will tremendously improve your images. With [...]

Keeping Your Camera Gear Safe While Traveling

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Your camera is an investment, and sometimes a costly one, so when traveling its essential to protect it. The last thing you want to remember about your vacation or trip is that your camera was lost, damaged or stolen. Here’s some tips to keep it safe while traveling. (image credits: flickr) Stay Organized Think about [...]

10 Essential Landscape Photography Tips

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If you’re new to photography, it’s a good idea to try your hand at different styles so you can find what works best for you. There’s a wonderful world of all different subjects to experiment with, and landscapes are no exception. Even the scenery beyond your front door might prove to be more interesting  than [...]

How To Safely Clean Your DSLR Sensor

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If you own a DSLR camera that you frequently use, it is recommended that you clean its sensor every now and then. Over time, you might notice some spots, smudges or other marks blemishing otherwise perfect pictures. This is caused by dust sneakily creeping in to the smallest areas of your camera, and it will [...]