Winter photography tips

If you’re looking to capture winter memories on film, follow our tips below to ensure you take shots that will be treasured for years to come. You could even end up using them on next year’s greetings cards! Use a macro lens If you don’t have one already, go to a reputable photography retailer like Park Cameras for a macro lens - or add it to your list for Santa. There are some great y

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Kitting Yourself Out for Great Wildlife Photography

There’s lots of valuable advice out there on the topic of wildlife photography. Although to be completely truthful, some of it is simply common sense. I may not be David Attenborough, but I know if I want to take photographs of wild animals, I need to keep the noise levels down! When you’re searching for information and handy tips about taking pictures of animals, it’s frustrating when

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Three Simple, But Commonly Unheard of, Tips to Avoid Photo Loss

I went to a backpacking trip in Southeast Asia last month. When I arrived home, I turned on my camera to take one closer look on some of the pictures that I took during the trip. Lo and behold, my memory card was empty! A combination of shock and surprise covered my whole being. Then, I got mad at myself. How could it happen? Why did I allow it to happen? I did not know how the pictures got los

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When is the best time to create a photo book?

Life moves fast and unless you capture those special memories, they fade away and can easily be lost to the busyness of daily life. Whether those special memories are holidays, family reunions, family vacations, a wedding, a new baby, a graduation or capturing the precious moments of childhood, unless you take steps to remember these times, you can lose them forever. A photo book will capture y

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Exposure In Digital Photography Is The Amount Of Light Falling On The Sensor.

Correct Exposure... A correctly exposed image will have recorded detail in all the important shadow areas of the picture and will also provide detail in the most important highlights. It is controlled by using two of your digital camera's functions... The Aperture. The Shutter Speed. These have to be used together to achieve a correctly exposed image. As a photographer, you will give prefer

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Studio lighting for the poor!

One of the biggest things that separates the pros from the amature photographer is studio lighting.  In my studio we have a $40,000 Broncolor strob kit.  They are pretty much top of the line, and Bronocolor makes stuff that lasts for years.  There are other brands that are a little more cost effective, however most are still out of the amature market.  Here is a link to some pretty good inexpe

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Photoshop most used keyboard shortcuts

I found out long ago that by learning and using keyboard shortcut will significantly reduce the time required to create and modify electronic documents. The same is true with using Adobe Photoshop CS2 to process photographic images. Some of the following shortcuts replace three mouse clicks, most replace at least two. It’s not just the number of clicks that cost time, it is also the time requ

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Learning to capture better photos

I’ve become fairly proficient in the use of Photoshop CS2 to enhance my images. However my objective is to capture the best image possible for exposure, white balance and composition within the camera, then use these photo manipulation tools for just fine tuning the image for my desired output, prints or electronic media. Occasionally my objective is to create more dramatic transformation of the

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Project of the month

The project for December is “Christmas”. Pretty self explanatory this month. Here's how it works. If you have a blog: 1. Let any of the bloggers know that you are joining the challenge so we can list your blog. See the list below. 2. Post your favorite things shots on your blog. 3. Tag your post “dpblogschristmas” so we can track the project in technorati. 4. Tag your flickr pi

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COLOR. What you see is what you should get.

One of the many reasons why I love digital so much is how I can manipulate the photos in photoshop, being able to adjust the color instantaneously just makes me smile as I do it. Whenever I take a picture, I know that I am capturing a moment in time, but I am not necessarily catching what it looked like, color wise. Sometimes things are a tad too green, or a tad too red, or there is just not enoug

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