Tag: Photography Tips

How Bokeh Evolved and How Digital Photography Elevated it to Art

Bokeh is one of the most subjective aspects of photo or video. As Simon’s Utak says in this 20-minute discussion on its history and how it is elevating digital photography into art, we as photographers can’t even agree how to properly say the word.

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7 Composition Techniques Seen in The Queen’s Gambit

Here are seven composition techniques we can find in The Queen’s Gambit.

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Photographing Northern Harriers Flying Over the Grasslands at Dusk

Ray Hennessy is a full-time wildlife photographer based in New Jersey who specializes in bird photography. The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author.

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Understanding Depth of Field… and Busting the Myth

We all know that reducing aperture increases depth of field, but how much does that help? Here are some facts about depth of field.

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How to Fix Sitting Posing Mistakes

Learning and understanding how to pose using body language as our guide is going to help you become a better director of your subject and arrive at the perfect tone for your poses.

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How to Easily (and Safely) Make a 35mm Daguerreotype at Home

If you’re looking for a fun project to try at home, the George Eastman Museum just published this short 5-minute video that explains how to safely make a 35mm Daguerreotype at home without dangerous chemicals or expensive equipment.

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6 Editorial Self-Portraits to Shoot at Home

Lake Tahoe-based photographer Tajreen Hedayet made this short, sweet, and inspiring 2-minute video tutorial on six different editorial self-portraits you can try shooting at home if you’re looking for a way to exercise your creative muscles.

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How to Edit Autumn Portraits To Boost Colour

If you have to believe photos on Instagram, it is a beautiful autumn everywhere with lots of colors in the leaves. However, if you look at your own photos, they look a lot less rosy

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How to Shoot Fun and Creative ‘Small World’ Photos with Your Smartphone

Capturing creative photos of miniature worlds is definitely not a new idea, but you don’t need to be a small-world master like Tatsuya Tanaka to give this kind of photography a shot

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The Use of 35mm, 50mm and 85mm in Portraits

If you are going to shoot portraits, it can pay to buy a prime lens, because these are often the most bright and offer the best results at the specific focal length for which you buy the lens. But what focal length do you choose exactly?

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