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July 7, 2017

Capture Amazing Star Trails – Tips

 

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Capture Amazing Star Trails – Tips

We have already discussed in details about how to create a perfect star trail. You can read about it here. Now if that’s not enough for you, let me tell you further tips which will suffice the previous tutorial of creating perfect star trails.

Always have a flashlight with you, so you can see the camera as you will need to change the settings while shooting at night. A chair with you will make you feel comfortable if you’re planning on photographing the sky all night.

You should use a compass and star maps to help you find out where to place the DSLR so that [...]

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July 6, 2017

How to Become A Photographer

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How to Become A Photographer

There comes a point in time when you will need to decide what type of photography you like and the specific genres you want to focus on. Most of us start out as generalists, shooting anything and everything that tickles our fancies. But there comes a time when you need to decide on what type of photographer you are or want to be.

Pretty soon after my journey into SLR photography I decided what I liked and what I wanted to focus on. The world of close-up and macro photography was passion. The worlds within worlds and the finer details of those worlds intrigued me. So I gradually bought the equipment that [...]

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July 4, 2017

11 Tips For Engagement Photography

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11 Tips For Engagement Photography

The precursor to the actual event, engagement photography is what helps show the couple’s spark with each other and creates widespread awareness of their upcoming wedding. As the photographer, it is important for you to do your research so that the couple’s engagement pictures will be creative, interesting, entertaining, love-struck, and most of all, satisfying for the couple themselves.

1) Preview the couple

No, I don’t mean to actually screen the couple before you decide to work with them. (Although in some cases, this might actually be a smart idea.) Anyway, get to know who these people ARE in [...]

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July 3, 2017

Why Should I Use A Tripod?

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Why Should I Use A Tripod?

Camera technology has advanced so much that just about anyone can take good photos. (Not necessarily great photos–that has more to do with composition, subject matter, effective use of light and shadow, etc.) However, if there’s one item that helps in taking better shots, it’s the humble tripod. Many of us believe that a tripod is nothing but an extra item that helps us stop camera shake. With the high ISO capabilities and faster shutter speeds of new cameras, why do we need a tripod?

The most obvious benefit of a tripod is that it affords stability to the camera and avoids camera shake by the operator in [...]

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