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Outstanding White on White Images

Outstanding White on White Images

White on white photography has a ton of potential. Shoot white on white to create clean images that sell products, or use it to make an artistic statement. Whatever you decide, remember that a good white on white image is all about light; where you place it, how you use it and what qualities it has. Still not sure what to shoot? Here’s a list of some outstanding white on white images to give you a little inspiration.
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Outstanding Insect and Spider Photographs

Outstanding Insect and Spider Photographs

Don’t fear them–photograph them! Bugs and spiders make fascinating subjects for any macro photographer. Once you’ve got a few great shots of these amazing little creatures in your portfolio, you may never go back to photographing inanimate subjects. Taking photos of spiders and insects gives you a close-up look at a world you might otherwise never see, and that can be a little addictive.
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Outstanding shots of the moon

Outstanding shots of the moon

Moon photography is one of those things that doesn’t always work out the way you’d hoped it would. In fact, unless you are well versed in the art of moon photography, it probably hardly ever works out the way you’d hoped. But take heart, it is possible to get a great moon shot with just a tripod and a 200mm or longer lens. To include the scenery, however, you may also need to be understand the art of Photoshopping–you’ll need to combine two shots (one of the moon and one of the landscape) to get a final image that is well exposed for both parts of the scene.
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Outstanding Shots of Overcast Skies

Outstanding Shots of Overcast Skies

Clouds not only create a beautiful, soft, even light, they also add drama to the sky. Shooting a cloudy sky at sunrise or sunset can almost not fail to create a compelling image. If you find yourself in a beautiful setting on a cloudy day, stick around until sunset and grab a few magic hour shots of the skies as the sun goes down. That’s what these photographers did, and look at how amazing their results were.
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Outstanding Shots of Fog and Mist

Outstanding Shots of Fog and Mist

Foggy scenes are ethereally beautiful and seem like they ought to just take themselves. But fog is tricky–it can sap contrast and color, which may result in images that look flat and dimensionless. Don’t give up though–try putting something in the foreground, or try focusing on those beautiful foggy day light rays. And check out this list of outstanding foggy day images to see what really works for these challenging shoots.
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Outstanding Photos of Rain

Outstanding Photos of Rain

Don’t run away from the rain! Rainy days are great opportunities to find unique perspectives on otherwise ordinary scenes. Look for unusual reflections in puddles or on water-covered surfaces and try to capture raindrops as they fall. And find the emotion in your potential subjects–some people love the rain, and other people are made downright miserable by it. Just remember to keep your camera protected from the water and keep shooting no matter how hard that rain is coming down.
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Outstanding Aquarium Photos

Outstanding Aquarium Photos

You don’t have to get wet to capture great shots of fish and other underwater creatures. All you need is a ticket, a good DSLR and a rubber lens hood. Great fish photos can be captured at any popular aquarium, provided you know the rules and you have a good eye for your subject. Here are a few examples of outstanding aquarium shots to help get you inspired.
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23 Outstanding Photos Shot in Darkness

23 Outstanding Photos Shot in Darkness

There’s something really magical about taking photos in near-darkness. A nighttime landscape takes on wonderful, sometimes eerie, sometimes surreal, often beautiful qualities that you just can’t duplicate during the day. Near-dark photography takes a lot of patience and guesswork, but when all that patience and guesswork pays off the reward is an amazing image that may not look exactly the way you imagined it would. And that’s a good thing. For some inspiration, here are some outstanding photos that were shot in darkness or in low light
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Outstanding Photographs of Mountains

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Outstanding Photographs of Mountains

It’s challenging to condense a 20,000 foot peak onto a small, flat photograph and still have it look as magnificent as it did in person. The good news is that you just need to learn a few simple tricks, pay attention to the light and shoot a lot of frames. Taken with skill and care, a photograph of a mountain can be stunning, and will certainly be worth the effort of dragging all of your gear out there into the wilderness.
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Outstanding Lomographic Images

Outstanding Lomographic Images

Lomography is the low-tech branch of photography that gives you permission to be creative and break every rule you ever knew about composition, lighting and technique. Lomographic cameras are notable for their cheap, plastic construction and plastic lenses, which leads to quirky images with flaws generally considered undesirable by traditional photographers: vignetting, soft focus and light leaks, for example. Lomographic cameras use film, which is often manipulated to create strange color casts (cross processing slide film with negative chemicals is one technique, using expired film is another). If you’re tired of always following those pesky rules, a basic lomographic camera will give you the freedom to experiment and create something really unique.
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Outstanding Spooky Photos

Outstanding Spooky Photos

Ghostly photos are easy to fake, but some scary images happen by accident, too. Are they real or are they cleverly created using slow shutter speeds, reflections and post processing tricks? Here are a few outstanding examples of spooky photos – do you think any of them might be real?
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Outstanding Photos of Water Droplets

Outstanding Photos of Water Droplets

Water droplet photography looks really impressive, so impressive that you might think it requires a lot of complicated equipment and an expensive setup. Not so! With just a few simple pieces you can build your own droplet photography studio and get some very impressive shots. Once you’ve mastered those water droplets, try shooting drops or milk, or add some color to the water and the background. Pretty soon, you’ll have some shots that are as impressive as these.
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Outstanding Intentional Camera Movement Images

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Outstanding Intentional Camera Movement Images

There is probably no truer example of the old adage “rules were meant to be broken” than the use of intentional camera shake or intentional camera movement (ICM) in photography. Despite what practically everyone has ever said to you about using a tripod and keeping your camera steady, there are times when intentionally moving your camera can create really interesting, beautiful and abstract images. This is purely a creative and subjective form of art, so experiment, shoot a lot of frames, and check out these examples for inspiration.
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26 Outstanding Shots of Lens Flare

26 Outstanding Shots of Lens Flare

Lens flare – it’s not just for the recycle bin anymore. To modern photographers, lens flare can be a creative tool and a compositional element. But it pays to know when to use it and when to avoid it, because while it can make some images look amazing it can destroy others. Here’s a list of some outstanding images that use lens flare successfully.
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22 Outstanding Self-Portraits

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22 Outstanding Self-Portraits

No doubt about it, self-portraits are an art form. It’s not just because of the logistics of setting up the shot and jumping into the frame, but also because, well, self-portraits are hard. A good self-portrait must be expressive without being pretentious, and that’s a fine line to walk. Not sure how to proceed? Check out this list of excellent self-portraits to see what has worked for other photographers.
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