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A good photographer is always eager to experiment in order to improve his craft. As such, since the learning process is never ending, photography is often seen as an evolving art form. Whether the focus is on new techniques or on not-so-new aspects of photography, a true blue professional photographer is always open to learning.…
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Canoeing and kayaking offer unique opportunities to capture great photographs – it will take you places you cannot go on foot. Balance issues and the movement of the water can make these shots tricky. But with some basic training on how to maneuver the watercraft and best use your equipment, you can nab some amazing…
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As a photographer, having a professional online portfolio is crucial. In fact, your portfolio is the perfect opportunity to get your name out there, and attract clients. This is where Format comes in. Format makes it easy to build your own professional portfolio website without having to design or code – or hire outside help.…
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Macro photography is a somewhat commonplace piece of photographic lingo and is usually well recognized even among less experienced photographers. The term "macro" itself literally means "large" even though most subjects in macro photography are physically small. So it could be said that macro photography... macrography... photomacrography, is technically the art of making an image…
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Should you go and get a formal education if you want to be a serious or successful photographer? You’d be surprised by the number of photographers who struggle with this question. If they don’t all-out struggle with it, they’ve at least asked themselves this once in their amateur or professional career. Those wondering if they…
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You're about to embark on an awe-inspiring travel adventure and want to make sure you have the means to capture the highlights on camera. Travel photography can result in profound and powerful images if you are equipped with a little knowledge and a sharp eye. Harness the opportunities you have to create profound travel photography…
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We all love a good macro image, but photographing the same standard flowers and bees every summer can get a bit repetitive. While flowers make excellent subjects, there are plenty of other photo opportunities just waiting to be had. Trying to capture new perspectives, and new subjects – in unexpected places is a great way…
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Still life photography showcases subject matter that’s not living. Things like a chair, a group of glasses, and even pictures of potted plants are all examples of this art form. Still life photography is probably one of the oldest and most attempted types of photography in the history of man. This goes back to a…
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Modern DSLRs come with a huge array of features in their menus. Some of them are obviously important, but there are lots of really useful things buried in there that you might overlook. In this article I’m going to look at some of the most useful but underused features and why you’ll want to use…
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Looking to take your photography to the next level? While improving photography is often about compositional techniques – and mastering camera settings, it’s a little-known fact that the purpose and inspiration behind the photo can also have a significant impact on the resulting image. The best photos don’t simply look good; they have a deeper…
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When it comes to landscape photography, there’s one thing that you discover quickly: often, a photo opportunity that looks amazing in person just doesn’t translate effectively into an image. Learning to compose decent landscape images takes a lot of time and effort, not to mention a lot of trial and error. Often, making mistakes can…
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