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June 24, 2017

Tips For Photographing Flowers

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Tips For Photographing Flowers

With the advent of digital cameras and the huge amount of features, close-up photography has become the domain for everyone. The simple macro feature on the current generation of digital compacts has opened up this world to virtually anyone with a camera. Of course the ideal situation is the use of SLRs but is not limited to them.

One of the first accessories I bought for my film SLR way back in the 1980s was a set of close-up filters that screwed on the end of my lens. This added a new dimension to my photography and I was able to get in really close to my intended subjects, flowers. Although, I did [...]

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June 23, 2017

Aperture and Shutter Priority Modes

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Aperture and Shutter Priority Modes

Aperture and shutter speed settings can seem confusing for a new photographer. Luckily your semi-automatic settings, Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority, make them a little easier to understand. Do you know how to use them?

Earlier SLR cameras (film) were fully manual. A photographer needed to understand aperture and shutter speed settings and know how to use them. Then came automatic modes, which let the camera do the thinking for you. This was (and still is) a fairly reliable way of getting a well-exposed picture, but it took creativity out of the hands of the photographer. As time went by, [...]

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June 22, 2017

Tips For Photographing Wild Birds

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Tips For Photographing Wild Birds

Capturing great wild bird photos can be challenging at times, but with good preparation, the right equipment, and a few simple tips, it can also be quite fun and rewarding. What follows are our top tips for capturing better stock wild bird photos.

Know Your Venue

If you’re hoping to capture some great wild bird pictures, the first thing you need to do is get to know your venue. First up, do some research and find out what species you’re likely to spot. From there you can work out when and where you’re likely to find them. Once you figure out where you’re likely to find them, find a map of that area and [...]

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June 21, 2017

Tips For A Wedding Photographer

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Tips For A Wedding Photographer

Okay, so you have decided that you want to be a photographer and what’s more you have decided to be a wedding photographer. You might have come to this conclusion after years of practicing photography and finally settling on a niche. Or, perhaps you might have just done a friend a favor and photographed their wedding and thought that it was an enjoyable, easy way to make some money. Whatever way you have arrived at your decision, I will try to run through things that you can do to make your career a success.

There are many different levels of wedding photography and all have a valid place; just [...]

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