7 Macro Photography Tips!

In this article we will discuss seven ways to improve your macro photography photos.

Close-up macro photography is a fantastic way to bring out the fine details of your subject that the naked eye rarely sees. This awe-instilling technique can induce a level of intimacy that the viewer may never have previously felt toward the subject, whether animal or manmade.

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This type of photography may seem daunting at first, but the genre isn’t radically different from other forms of photography once you understand a few basic points. A professional-looking closeup photo is created through a marriage between functional equipment, technical knowledge, and a careful eye. Continue reading

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Real Estate Photography Basics!

This is your five minute guide to mastering real estate photography basics so that you can polish your skills whether you are starting a photography business or helping a friend sell their home.

Some real estate photographers are blessed with modern homes with beautiful designs, tidy interiors, and fantastic natural light.

For the bulk of us, however, we are often faced with obsolete features and tiny windows. Regardless of the project we have been presented with, we must make even the ugliest buildings look amazing. Continue reading

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5 Tips for Fantastic Drone Photography

Here we will go over how to take drone photography to the next level by capturing aerial shots with your favorite drone technology.

Remember when aerial photography was exclusive to planes and, in founder Gaspard Tournachon’s case, hot air balloons? In most cases, the artist had to travel through the skies themselves with bulky photo gear. Now we have smaller cameras and advanced drone technology that allow us to practice this craft with a remote control. Continue reading

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A 10 Step Guide to Your Very Own Darkroom!

Discover the comprehensive diy method to developing film in your home with these darkroom steps and tips.

More photos are taken each day than during the entire previous century. (I’ll give you a moment.) The art of photography has become diluted, considering the convenience of smartphone cameras and the seemingly endless data we can store them with. Barely anyone prints digital photos anymore, preferring the quality and shareability of our pixellated screens.

Clearly for you—I mean, you’re reading this, right?—photography is more than digital replicas of tangible moments. You want to hold your pictures and create art. Even more, you want to dig your hands into the very process that allows you to do that. Continue reading

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The 5 Pillars of Panoramic Photography!

Here is your beginners panoramic photography guide to shooting 360-degrees around.

Film enthusiasts are the ones putting in the real work here. Analog fans either have to purchase expensive, specialized cameras or spend hours in the darkroom stitching together various images. Before digital photography came around, only professionals could craft stunning wide angle shots that seemed to envelop the viewer.

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Nowadays, iPhones have a plugin that allows you to perform the same task. Simply select the “panorama” setting in your “camera” application and follow the directions. Article over, right? Continue reading

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A 6 Step Guide to Time Lapse Photography!

time lapse photographyIn this time lapse photography guide you’ll learn six essential tips to capture dreamy blurs and vibrant colors.

We have all gawked at those intriguing images where car headlights look like streams of light and rushing water resembles morning fog. Time-lapse photography has the power to illustrate the rush and bustle of our world in the most ethereal of forms.

What exactly is time-lapse photography? Quite simply, a photo is considered time-lapse when the frame rate is notably lower than what is used to view the sequence. Your camera takes in the scene for a longer period of time, thus creating the effect we’re looking for. Fortunately, you can achieve fantastic results with some time, patience, and effort.

1. Research, plan. Plan, research.

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5 Ways to Shoot Better Long Exposure Night Photographs!

We have all gawked at those intriguing nighttime images where the car headlights look like streams of light and the stars appear to be spinning around the sky. Long exposure night photography has the power to illustrate the unseen movement of our world in the most ethereal of forms.

What exactly is long exposure night photography? Quite simply, a photo fits into this category when the frame rate is notably lower than what is used to view the sequence. More obviously, the photo is taken at night.

Your camera takes in the scene for a longer period of time, thus creating the effect we’re looking for. Fortunately, you can achieve fantastic results with some time, patience, and effort. Continue reading

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How to Take Professional Looking Self Portraits!

Stop the selfies, grab your tripod, and put on the self timer so you can take professional quality self portraits.

First we had to flip our cameras around and guess whether our faces were even in the frame. Then smartphones came around, and the game changed forevermore. Continue reading

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Film Versus Digital Photography!

The classic film photography approach meeds the ever-accessible world of digitization in this comparison article.

Believe it or not, film has been making a comeback over the last few years. The hipsters have joined together and set their sight on the “retro” ideas of old Kodak—of darkrooms, enlargers, and vintage cameras.

Admittedly, they’re onto something. The personal handling of a photo causes the image to hold more meaning. The extra effort in tandem with the classic film-look can ooh and ahh pretty much any photo enthusiast. Continue reading

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High Speed Sync Flash Basics!

In this beginners guide to using high speed sync flash you’ll learn about simplifying this seemingly complicated technique.

Scenario: You’re at the beach snapping photos of your friend. The sunset is beautiful, so you want to include the bright sky in the background of the shot. The background look sort of cluttered, so you want to use a high aperture for a more ambient feel. For added action, you ask your friend to perform a cartwheel for the shot. Continue reading

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