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Photography 101 Tips

June 20th, 2018

Photography 101 Tips

Photo Tip #6 of 20: Fill the frame with a main subject and you can�t go wrong. Many of the best photography pictures are the simplest ones where the main subject dominates >>> Find More Photo Tips

Fog Photography Image Tips

June 17th, 2018

Fog Photography Image Tips

Photo Tips for better photography picture in foggy and misty conditions:

Photo Tip #1: The camera meter is easily tricked by fog. Metering without compensation will underexpose the fog photography picture. Therefore we have to adjust the exposure. A good ballpark number is +1 stop and exposure bracket at 1/2 or 1/3 stops.

Photo Tip #2: The autofocus system of your camera has a hard time finding a focus point in foggy conditions. Switch to manual focus instead and use the magnifying feature, properly adjusting the focus and pinpoint it on the spot.

Photo Tip #3: Incorporating foreground features in our compositions will make for better and more interesting photography images. Ensure your elements in front of your lens are in focus; those elements will become your main subjects while the rest of the composition disappears into the foggy scenery.

Photo Tip #4: Avoid camera shake by using a tripod. One also might increase the ISO setting to increase shutter speeds for a better chance of a quality image when hand-holding the camera.

Photo Tip #5: Routinely check your lens for water droplets or condensation and keep the gear dry; those droplets do not make for a better photograph.

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Calla Lily Flower Fine Art Photography

June 15th, 2018

Calla Lily Flower Fine Art Photography

Recently I got my hands on a bouquet of four miniature Calla Lilies at a store around the corner. I am always drawn to Calla Lilies because of the elegance and forms of the petals that stand up as terrific macro photography objects. In addition this bundle also stood out in its bright orange hues which ... Read it all.

Basic Compositional Photo Tip

June 12th, 2018

Basic Compositional Photo Tip

Photo Tip #14 of 20: Don't let the horizon fall dead center in the picture. It most likely always creates a boring image (exceptions are beautiful landscape reflections) Instead place the horizon low to enhance the feel of spatial depth of the open landscape or to emphasize a dramatic cloud formation. For images with stronger foregrounds and weaker cloud or sky formations a horizon in the upper third of the image is more preferred. >>> LEARN MORE

Better Photo Tip 9 of 20

June 5th, 2018

Better Photo Tip 9 of 20

Photo Tip #9 of 20: Use the Rule of Thirds as a guideline or starting point for your composition. Draw a raster board over the picture in your mind or check your camera manual to see if it is available as a feature on your digital camera. In this seascape photography image I placed the horizon low because the orange sky (2/3 of the image) was more appealing then the blue cold Atlantic Ocean. The bird in the upper right corner and the early sunlight striking the rock in the lower 1/3 of the picture added the icing to the cake >>> Find More Photo Tips

Macro Photography Tip - Pick the right aperture setting to achieve sufficient Depth of Field

June 2nd, 2018

Macro Photography Tip - Pick the right aperture setting to achieve sufficient Depth of Field

What is the appropriate aperture setting?

Small apertures are set by choosing large f/stop numbers like f/11 and larger. Those camera settings provide maximum depth of field.

Large apertures on the other hand (small f-stop number like f/5.6 and smaller) minimize depth of field.

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Flower Photography Tips

June 2nd, 2018

Flower Photography Tips

How to create a 3-dimensional feeling and pleasing composition within your >>> Flower Photography

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Behind the Photography Image - Technique, Camera Settings and Circumstances of Sunset over Cape Cod Bay

June 2nd, 2018

Behind the Photography Image - Technique, Camera Settings and Circumstances of Sunset over Cape Cod Bay

Heading south of Boston on Route 3 brings you right to Cape Cod, a pristine summer get away and vacation destination for many New Englanders. I routinely make the 1 and a half hour drive down to the Cape to capture its beautiful coastal scenery at all times of the day and in all seasons. During my last photo trip this summer I returned to Paine's Beach and Landing to photograph an oyster farming setting with baskets, cases, and beds. This evening clear skies dominated and coincided with low tide and a full moon rising across Cape Cod Bay. The sun was already very low painting the beach in beautiful hues. I found Jellyfish on the beach that beautifully reflected the sunset light. The sun was about to sink below the horizon when I ... LEARN MORE.

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Photography Tip - Graduated Neutral Density Filter

June 1st, 2018

Photography Tip - Graduated Neutral Density Filter

In this landscape photograph of a blue dinghy on Cape Cod, I was challenged by difficult lighting conditions due to the high contrast of the sunset sky and the darker landscape scenery of the marsh, blue boat and surrounding woods. Metering on the boat and ... Learn More.

15 Photo Tips for Sharper Photography Images

May 20th, 2018

15 Photo Tips for Sharper Photography Images

Most photographers quest for pin sharp and high quality images. In this latest photography blog post I compiled 15 photo tips on how to achieve sharper photos with our photography gear. This blog post links to other related topics that deepen the understanding of correct exposure, depth of field or how to use your tripod correctly >>> Learn More.

 

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