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Archive for October, 2010

New Feature – Photo Gallery

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New Feature – Photo Gallery

Hey all,

I’ve had a lot of requests recently for a photo gallery facility. And I can understand why! If you’ve taken a better photo as a result of a tip you saw, you really want to share it with the world.

So today, I’m announcing a new feature to Digital Photo Secrets – Photo Galleries!
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Halloween Photos – Put On The Scare

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Halloween Photos – Put On The Scare

Halloween is just a few days away, and this year, you’ve got a new resolution. You’re going to get some terrifyingly cute pictures of your young ones before they’re too cool for all of this. If there was ever a time to brush up on your photography skills, this is it. Try out the following tips and see if you can’t get a few gems this Halloween season.
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How To Photograph Light Trails

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How To Photograph Light Trails

Light trails make the city come alive at night. Many people think it takes a lot of work to get an image of light trails, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. With a tripod and a camera that allows you to play around in manual mode, you’ll be ready to capture some of the most colorful and vivacious images you’ve ever seen. Try out these tips for photographing light trails.
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How To Use Your Photography Skills To Sell Houses

How To Use Your Photography Skills To Sell Houses

It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to find someone to rent a room or if you’re trying to get the President to visit your quaint Victorian manor, good photography skills can help generate interest in your property. You want to give your audience an impression of warmth and openness. That involves having a few lenses and techniques at your disposal. I’ll show you which ones are the most important for creating a good impression.
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How Lines, Shapes and Colors Impact The Impression Your Photo Makes

How Lines, Shapes and Colors Impact The Impression Your Photo Makes

We’ve been on the topic of visual focal points and how they draw attention to your subject for the past few weeks. Now I want to introduce you to something that’s in the back of your mind. You probably don’t know why sharp lines and powerful shapes can create such an impact, but you’re about to take your natural visual sense to another level. I’ll show you how.
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How To Avoid Flash Blowout

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How To Avoid Flash Blowout

Flash blowout is an inevitable problem for anyone with a basic point-and-shoot or entry model digital SLR. Because you don’t have many settings that allow you to control the intensity of the flash coming out of your camera, the flash is oftentimes too bright for the situation you are trying to photograph. Add in the fact that many point-and-shoot models don’t allow you to zoom in that far, and you end up too close to your subjects to reduce the effect of your flash.
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The Best Light Source For Portrait Photography

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The Best Light Source For Portrait Photography

Have you ever taken a photo of your friend in front of gorgeous sunset, only to experience true disappointment when you saw it on your computer? The light sources you use, the direction of the lighting, and the time of day have an enormous effect on your photography. Just like a news story, the same old adage rings true for creating images. Consider the source. In this case, it’s the light source that makes all the difference.
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Creating Two Compelling Visual Focal Points

Creating Two Compelling Visual Focal Points

Some scenes are simply too interesting. When you have two points of interest that compete for attention, you often end up with a problem. Which one should take precedence? Can both visual focal points share the attention, or does one of them need to be the attention hog? It can be a difficult decision to make, which is the reason why I’ve put this short guide together. With it, you’ll figure out how to adjust your photos ever so slightly to create the compelling focus you want.
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The Five Rules For Taking Great Pictures Of Food

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The Five Rules For Taking Great Pictures Of Food

Are you ready to share your casserole with the world? Be careful. A bad photo can make your best culinary creation look like a disaster. So how do food photographers create these mouthwatering masterpieces? How do they get the food to jump out and make you want to take a bite? I’ll give you a hint. It’s all smoke and mirrors. Here are a few of the tricks they use.
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How To Correct Sloping Horizons

How To Correct Sloping Horizons

If you haven’t mastered the perfect camera grip quite yet, your photos of ordinary buildings can start to look like the Leaning Tower Of Pisa pretty quickly. With sloping horizons, something always feel just a little bit “off” about your photos. Luckily, there’s a way to change that in short order. With a few simple editing tools like Photoshop, you can quickly straighten out your leaning photos and get back to working on that iron camera grip of yours.
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How To Use Visual Focal Points To Enhance Your Photography

How To Use Visual Focal Points To Enhance Your Photography

Visual focal points are everywhere in great photography and art. It’s impossible to produce outstanding images without them. The funny thing about visual focal points is that you don’t even know they are there. They simply tie everything together and make you say “WOW.” But if you’re going to take your photography to the next level, you will want to know how to spot them and create them in your own work. Are you ready to know how?
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How Do They Do That? Silky Smooth Waterfalls And Streams.

How Do They Do That? Silky Smooth Waterfalls And Streams.

You’ve seen them. Mystical photographs of streams make waterfalls look like they aren’t even from the planet Earth. When I first saw these kinds of photos, I wondered how it was even possible to create them with a simple digital SLR camera. There is a way to make waterfalls and streams as silky smooth as the ones you see in professional photographs. Here is how you do it.
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How To Photograph An African Safari

How To Photograph An African Safari

It’s a dream for most photographers to do an African Safari. With so much wildlife right at your doorstep, it’s downright humbling. Even if you aren’t heading off to Africa anytime soon, the tips is this article are still useful for capturing wildlife pictures while you’re moving around in the wilderness. The key is to develop quick photographic reflexes so you can get the shot before it’s gone. I’ll show you how.
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Underwater Photography – What You Need To Know

Underwater Photography – What You Need To Know

It’s an entirely different world, just like something out of a science fiction novel. There is so much to discover when you swim just a few feet under the surface of the ocean. It’s so jam packed with vibrant colors and exotic life that you’ll never look back.

Thankfully, the digital camera revolution has made underwater photography much easier. You can purchase a decent digital camera that can take underwater photos for about $50. That’s a steal! These cameras come with a waterproof housing and everything. Now you have no excuse to avoid getting into underwater photography. Here a few tips to help you get better at it.
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