Tag: Aperture

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Photography Tips and Tricks

You don’t have to be an expert photographer to take meaningful photos. Capturing moments with your camera has never been easier with the ever enhancing smartphone capabilities, apps, free photography sites, and e-books. Whether you are making progress toward more impressive Instagram-worthy shots on your smartphone, or you are a DSLR photographer really taking shape, […]

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A Basic Look at the Basics of Exposure

I spend a lot of time these days teaching photography. It’s great watching people’s faces light up when they finally grasp a concept. One of the toughest and most important of those concepts is the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO in making an exposure. Those three are closely connected, and that connection is […]

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What is The Best Aperture and Focal Length for Portraits?

Get the basics of portrait photography right. If you’re just getting started in portrait photography you’ve probably asked yourself what is the best aperture and focal length to use? To helps answer that question, we’ll show you how changing the aperture and focal length used can produce very different effects with your subjects. We’ll help […]

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Composing Photographs

Creatively photographing a salt marsh One of the most common mistakes beginning photographers make is taking a picture of the first thing they see and not going any further. Spending a little time to walk around the subject and explore it from different angles and distances can often result in a better photo. Most people […]

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Tips for Taking Great Photos of Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms in bloom are one of the most beautiful and photographed signs that Spring has finally arrived. Most well known in Japan, there are numerous parks and arboretums in cities across the US that feature cherry trees. And many of these places also celebrate with a Cherry Blossom festival—bringing people out in droves to […]

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17 Useful Travel Photography Tips For Improving Your Photos

Looking to improve your travel photography? I’ve spent the last 8 years shooting photos in exotic locations around the world, and these are my favorite travel photography tips. Some people collect souvenirs when they travel, I prefer to collect beautiful images with my camera. Travel photography is like a time machine, freezing memories from a […]