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Archive for December, 2010

Make This Your Best Christmas Ever!

Make This Your Best Christmas Ever!

The holidays are getting closer and closer. This year, give your friends and family something they’ll really cherish and be the first one to deliver images they can be proud of. With just a little more effort, you can create holiday photos that will make your friends wish you were a part of their family. Here’s how to do it!
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Photo Competition – Christmas 2010 – Win US$50

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Photo Competition – Christmas 2010 – Win US$50

[This Competition is Closed]

Win a US$50 gift voucher from Amazon just by uploading your image to this week’s Photo Competition on Christmas!

My weekly competitions will have a monetary prize until the end of the year. This is your second last chance to win!
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Light Trails Photography Competition Winner and Runners Up

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Light Trails Photography Competition Winner and Runners Up

Thanks all for another great response to last week’s competition on Light Trails. This week’s winner gets a $50 Amazon gift voucher. Miss out? There’s always the next competition!
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Tips For Capturing Beautiful And Spooky Urban Landscapes

Tips For Capturing Beautiful And Spooky Urban Landscapes

Our cities are works of art unto themselves. Whether you’re taking pictures in an old dilapidated factory or trying to get a new angle on a popular destination, great urban photography always makes an impression. In fact, some photographers love it so much that they make it the primary focus of their career. Here’s what you need to know create urban images that conjure up emotions of isolation, awe, fear, and vitality. Get ready. It’s not nearly as difficult as you might think.
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Photography Basics: Does Your Subject Have To Look Into The Camera?

Photography Basics: Does Your Subject Have To Look Into The Camera?

People are such chameleons. We’re usually quite candid and real around one another, but once someone takes out the camera, it’s all over. At this moment, most people look straight at the camera and smile. While this isn’t such a bad thing (in fact it’s quite good most of the time), it isn’t particularly creative. You can usually make a much more interesting picture when your subject isn’t looking directly into the camera.
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Know Your Legal Rights As A Photographer

Know Your Legal Rights As A Photographer

Or: How To Avoid Getting Into Trouble With The Law

As a photographer, you actually have quite a few legal rights. In fact, it’s more than you would expect. It’s important to know your legal rights for several reasons. To start, you’ll want to know when the authorities do and don’t have the right to confiscate your photography equipment and images. You’ll also want to know what can get you into trouble with law. In this article, I’ve give you a primer into your ights as a photographer.
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Photo Competition – Light Trails – Win US$50

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Photo Competition – Light Trails – Win US$50

Win a US$50 gift voucher from Amazon just by uploading your image to this week’s Photo Competition on Light Trails!

My weekly competitions will have a monetary prize until the end of the year! Enter quickly for a chance to win!

Update: This competition is now closed. See the winners or enter the current competition.

How To Enter

This week, I’m looking for photos of Light Trails. I explained how to create light trail photos in a tip a few weeks ago. Now you’ve had some practice, I’d love to see how you went! As per last week, the photo doesn’t need to be taken today (or even recently), but it does need to be taken with a digital camera, and taken by YOU.
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Clutter Robs Your Photos Of Impact

Clutter Robs Your Photos Of Impact

If only there weren’t so much extra “stuff” in the world. Clutter is everywhere. It’s in your room. It’s out on the street. It’s the extra wine glasses you left on the counter because you were too tired to put everything away before going to bed. Clutter kills photos by drawing the eye away from what’s most important -your subject. Here’s what you can do to keep your shots clutter free for good.
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Cloud Photography Tips – Keep Your Eyes On The Skies

Cloud Photography Tips – Keep Your Eyes On The Skies

Interesting clouds can make all the difference in a landscape photo. They’re also fun to photograph on their own. Many photographers use cloud photography to supplement their other images. If there isn’t enough drama in a scene, you can take out the old skyline and replace it with something that has a little more character. You should always be on the lookout for clouds. Here’s what you can do to capture them in the best possible way.
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Is Your Photography In A Rut? Break Free From Shooter’s Block!

Is Your Photography In A Rut? Break Free From Shooter’s Block!

You might not even know it when it happens. Suddenly, and without warning, you’re no longer as interested in photography as you once were. What’s going on? Have you lost the love? Hardly. You’re just experiencing shooter’s block, and it’s completely normal. I’ve gone through several bouts of it myself, and I’ve learned a few tricks to snap out of it. Here’s what has worked the best for me.
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Street Photography Competition Winner and Runners Up

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Street Photography Competition Winner and Runners Up

What a wonderful response! Almost 500 pictures were entered into my Street Photography competition. There were so many great photos uploaded it was too hard to choose just one, so I’ve chosen 13. One winner and 12 runners up. But congratulations to everyone for getting out there and taking part.
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