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Tips for Shooting at Mid-Day

In Photo Basics by Rick Ohnsman14 Comments

  Name the best time of day to shoot photos.  Most photographers, particularly those specializing in landscapes, are apt to say “The Golden Hour,” that time within an hour of sunrise or sunset when the light is warm, low, and generally softer.  Cinematographers have a similar term, “The Magic Hour,” which is the hour before …

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Setting Up Epic Vehicle Shoot in Two Hours

In Photo Basics by Bastian Bodyl2 Comments

In this article I want to show how you can make epic photos within two hours from the shooting to the final picture. This is a good project for photography beginners to learn about the exposure triangle and editing. It is also a possible income source for photographers. There are a lot people who like …

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How to Split Underwater Photos

In Photo Basics by Bastian Bodyl2 Comments

Underwater pictures are always fascinating and open the eyes for a new unknown world. But sometimes you have beside the great underwater world also a great overwater world. With split underwater shots you can combine these two worlds in one photo. But how can you make them? The easy answer is: Get an underwater case …

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Conquering the Circle of Confusion for Photography

In Photo Basics by Brad Goestsch8 Comments

It is likely that there has never been a term that is more aptly named than the circle of confusion. Through an understanding of the Circle of Confusion will come a mastery of depth of field. A mastery of depth of field will dramatically enhance every photo you take. If you’re like most people, when …

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Understanding Sony’s Autofocus Settings

In Photo Basics by Bryan Striegler11 Comments

I really can’t imagine being a photographer 40 or 50 years ago. The technology of the cameras was so different and you had to switch rolls of film so often. What really would be difficult for me is manually focusing every shot. I have to manually focus when I do video, and it can really …

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Flash Photography Camera Settings for Beginners

In Photo Basics by Matt Gavin7 Comments

Strap on that speedlight and follow me!! FLash photography is an awesome way to make a step change improvement to your photography.  For me, flash photography was a technique that really improved my images almost instantly, whereas learning other aspects of photography yielded more incremental improvements.  Flash is a great way to add drama to your …