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Size and Scale

Familiar objects show off the scale of the landscape This tip will make a big difference if the intent of your landscape photo is to show the size and scale of the scenery. The hard part is determining what familiar object or subject you’re going to include to show scale. Lack of Scale Many landscape …

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Go Wide and Deep

The lens you use makes all the difference Despite the title of this tip, I am not going to go into any great detail here about how to analyze the next play while watching football. The wide means that you should use a wide-angle lens. The deep means that you should have your aperture set …

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Filling The Frame

Get up close and personal with your primary subject Birds are notoriously bad photographic subjects. They don’t stay still for very long, they jitter all over the place when they are in motion and they’re tiny relative to their surrounding environment. This last attribute makes it hard to fill the frame when you are photographing …

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The Blurry Photo Problem

Tips to help you fix the fuzz in your photos It happens to everyone. You take a great photo of a great event. You preview the image on your computer and disappointment sets in. The entire photo looks blurry. What is causing these blurry digital photographs? There are three common culprits with digital cameras: long …

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How to Photograph at Night

Expand your photographic horizons once the sun goes down You might think that night photography is complicated, and requires a lot of technical know-how. It’s more basic than you might think, especially when the most important tool to have available is a flashlight. Accessories Before you go out on a huge night photography expedition, there …

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Frame Your Subject

A framed point of view can create dynamic photograph Let’s get something straight. When I say frame your subject, I do not mean for you to blackmail them and I am not talking about the frame and glass you use to protect your photo from the elements. Neither one is going to help your composition. …

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The Rule of Thirds

Compose your photos with little boxes in mind The rule of thirds is a lot like a rule of grammar. The rule is in place so that anyone learning the technique knows what is considered appropriate by the majority. Professionals who are well versed in the rules are allowed to break them, so long as …

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