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Archive for February, 2016

What is an Exposure?

What is an Exposure?

You’ve almost certainly heard someone refer to the act of taking a photograph as “making an exposure.” But what does the word “exposure” actually mean? Read on to find out. Continue Reading »

How to Photograph Still Water

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How to Photograph Still Water

What could be more simple than photographing perfectly still, perfectly tranquil water? It’s gorgeous, it doesn’t move, and it doesn’t get impatient. Still water should be right up there with well-behaved adults and two-dimensional works of art as amongst the easiest things to photograph.

Except of course that nothing is really as simple as it seems, especially when it comes to photography. So what makes photographing still water such a challenge? Keep reading to find out. Continue Reading »

Using Unique Angles to Create Spectacular Photos

Using Unique Angles to Create Spectacular Photos

Have you ever found yourself in a rut? I don’t mean a professional one, or a personal one, I mean a photographic one. Let’s say you take pictures every single day, and when you open them up on your computer you just find yourself, well, bored. All those pictures of your grandkids look exactly the same. Your landscapes all look exactly the same. Even your street photos seem to be missing something. No matter what you do, you just can’t seem to break out of that boring photo rut.

Creative block is difficult to overcome, no matter what your art form. So what can you do to jumpstart your way out of this rut? Read on to find out. Continue Reading »

Photographing the Human-Animal Bond

Photographing the Human-Animal Bond

If you share your home with a dog, cat or other furry creature, then you know that being a pet owner is about more than just caring for a non-human animal. We love our pets, and they love us. Animals are a part of our families.

So when you take pictures of your dog or cat, how often do you try to capture some of the love between your furry friend and your other family members? It’s one thing to take a beautiful portrait of your cat sitting next to the window or an action shot of your dog chasing a ball in the backyard, but what do these photos really say about your pet’s place in your family? Read on to find out more about capturing those people-pet moments. Continue Reading »

Using Vertical Lines in Your photography

Using Vertical Lines in Your photography

I know you’ve heard a lot about diagonal lines, and how they can be used to add depth and dimension to a photograph. Diagonal lines are wonderful because they act as arrows, drawing your viewer’s eye into a scene and encouraging it to spend some time looking around. But what about vertical lines? What do they do for your photographs? Keep reading to find out. Continue Reading »

Making a Statement: How to use your camera to protest and express your opinion

Making a Statement: How to use your camera to protest and express your opinion

Everyone’s got an opinion. Some of us are more passionate about certain subjects than others, some of us complain about the state of the nation and its politics in the privacy of our own home, while others say it out loud and proud. If you’re the sort who has a lot of complaints and observations about the world at large but would rather mumble those complaints and observations under your breath rather than start a confrontation, why not make a quiet but profound statement with your camera? Read on to find out how. Continue Reading »