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More Photo Tips/Suggestion: Manual Modes, Shoot Steady & Raw vs. JPEG

In today’s post I discuss the merits of shooting in a manual mode, the importance of holding your camera steady, and weigh in on the Raw vs. JPEG debate. Manual Modes It’s often said that auto exposure is faster than … Continue reading

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Additional Photo Tips/Suggestion: Camera Manual & Mode Dial

You buy the latest digital camera available, come home, rip open the box, and then proceed to play with your new toy. You turn on the camera and try to figure things out. You briefly flick through the hundred or … Continue reading

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Exposure Triangle: Shutter Speed & ISO

While aperture is responsible for controlling the amount of light that passes through the lens, shutter speed is responsible for controlling the length of time that light is allowed to hit the digital camera’s sensor. Shutter Speed The shutter determines … Continue reading

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Exposure Triangle: Aperture & Depth of Field

The concept of Exposure Triangle was introduced as a means of explaining how individual aspects of exposure—aperture, shutter speed, and ISO—relate to light and how it affects the final exposure of the photo. Aperture Lighting and composition aside, the thing … Continue reading

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Basic Elements of Photography: Exposure

To quickly summarize how we arrived at this point: The combination of good lighting, a suitable composition, and the right exposure either make an image outstanding or destroy it altogether. Having discussed lighting and the rules of composition, we’re ready … Continue reading

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Photo Composition Rules: Breaking the rules

We’ve looked at ten rules or guidelines to follow in order to compose a better photo. These rules have come about through learning what the human eye likes to see the best. If we know what pleases the eyes of … Continue reading

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Photo Composition Rules: Create Depth & Change Your Point of View

Since photography is two-dimensional, our challenge is to create a sense of the third dimension. Creat Depth We need to choose our composition carefully to convey the sense of depth that was present in the actual scene. Depth can be … Continue reading

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Photo Composition Rules: Patterns, Background & Portrait or Landscape?

Repetitive objects make great photo subjects. Patterns Whenever you see a series of similar objects repeated over and over, you have found a winning photo composition. The world around us is filled with patterns. Patterns in nature may be on … Continue reading

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Photo Composition Rules: Balance and Symmetry & Move Closer

Another compositional technique to create energy and movement in a photo is balance and symmetry. Balance and Symmetry Similar to the Rule of Thirds in appearance but not concept, symmetry was first used by the early Egyptians and later by … Continue reading

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Photo Composition Rules: Leading Lines & Framing

In the basics of composition, we started with the Rule of Thirds, now it’s time to lead the viewer through the image. Leading Lines A compositional technique to create energy and movement in a photo is the use of leading … Continue reading

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