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Archive for May, 2008

More Photo Reviews

More Photo Reviews

Professional reviews of photos are one of the best ways to improve your photographic skills. By studing what works and doesn’t work, you learn to shoot more ‘winners’ yourself.

Curtis Routh has kindly agreed to review the following photos for me. Curtis runs a photography business called LeaveTheCamera.com and his insights are very valued. Click on the photos to comment on the image, or rate it yourself.
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Improve Photos By Cropping

Improve Photos By Cropping

In my very first tip, I recommend moving closer to your subject. Almost any shot will look better if you take two or three steps closer.

It works especially well on faces because when you fill the frame with your subject’s face, there is less clutter to draw the viewer’s eye away from the pleasing face.
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Opportunity Photos

Opportunity Photos

What is Opportunity Photography? It’s when you take images of a subject you didn’t expect to take images of when you picked up your camera.

One of my subscribers, Jeffrey Balliett, sent me some wonderful images of a fox that he saw in his back yard. Jeff was taking his camera to photograph a nesting hummingbird, but saw the fox first.
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Focusing On Your Subject

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Focusing On Your Subject

Sometimes, when our photos turn out blurry, it’s because of a focus problem. Your camera has set the focus point on the wrong part of the image. An example is in the image on the right. The camera’s focus point is outside leaving our subject (the boy) blurry and out of focus.
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Fixing Blur Caused By Slow Shutter Speed

Fixing Blur Caused By Slow Shutter Speed

I have some rather active nephews and when I try to take a snap of them indoors I usually end up with some blurry body parts in my photos. But why does this happen and how can it be fixed?
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Fixing Blurry Images Caused by Shallow Depth of Field

Fixing Blurry Images Caused by Shallow Depth of Field

Sometimes some of the subjects in your shots are in focus, but other subjects that are a little closer or further away are out of focus.

This is an unwanted side effect of having what’s called a ‘Shallow Depth Of Field’.
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The Top 4 Causes of Blurry Photos, And How To Fix Them

The Top 4 Causes of Blurry Photos, And How To Fix Them

Nothing is more annoying than getting home from an event and realizing that most of your photos have turned out blurry. There are 4 major causes of blurry photos in digital cameras and unless you know what to look for, it’s hard to tell what is causing the problem. Read on to learn each of these causes, and how to fix it.
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