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What Is Shutter Speed?

What is Shutter Speed? The BasicsOne of three elements that affect a photograph's exposure (along with ISO and aperture), shutter speed determines the amount of time that passes while a single image is being taken, or the amount of time that p...

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Camera Brands: What To Expect From Top Camera Manufacturers

If there's one question that will start a riot in a group of photographers, it's “what camera brand is best?” Okay, so that's (hopefully) a bit of exaggeration, but it's a highly debatable topic. While there is no right...

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How To Take Good Pictures (With Any Camera)

Choosing a camera is an important part of taking good pictures—but here's the thing: Learning how to take good pictures will significantly boost your photos whether you are shooting with a point-and-shoot or a DSLR. The camera (and lens)...

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Panoramic Photography: 7 Panorama Tips For Simple Yet Breathtaking Photos

Creating panoramas used to involve hours in the darkroom, and even early in the digital photography revolution, an elaborate stitching process inside image programs. Now, most cameras are capable of taking panoramas, even wide 180 degree and even ...

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How to Photograph Fireworks: A Beginner's Guide For DSLR Users

Nothing is quite as majestic as sparks dancing across the sky -- or quite as hard to photograph. Shooting fireworks combines several difficult aspects of photography, shooting in the dark, shooting motion and shooting unpredictable subjects.While ...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Camera Filters: What you need, what you don’t and why

Camera filters were a thing long before Instagram — they prevented film glitches, helped enhance contrast and more. But do camera filters really have any draw in digital when filters are as easy as Instagram and as elaborate as Lightroom pre...

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Is it Time to Take Your Photography Storage Online?

Guest post by Jenny Holt, Freelance WriterFrom rolls of film to tiny SD cards housing thousands of files, photography storage has always been physical, something touchable. But, while an SD card may take up much less space than a box of 2,000 prin...

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52 Photo Challenges to Improve Your Shots This Year

I’ve had great photography mentors. Took excellent online photography classes. Read thousands of tutorials. But the one thing that truly accelerated my photography skills? Taking pictures. Nothing quite taught me how to work in difficult lig...

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Night Photography: How To Take Pictures in The Dark

Most casual photographers tuck their cameras into their bags after sunset — but one of the best times to create stunning images is after dark. From the light of the stars to city skylines and light painting, night photography opens up a weal...