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Car Photography Tips

Like all photography, taking great shots of cars isn’t as simple as pointing and clicking. There are a number of elements to consider if you’re looking to capture the vehicle’s true essence and nuance. We’ve put together these tips as a brief guide for taking compelling car photos.

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How to Make an Infrared Camera

While it is indeed much easier to simulate the look of an infrared photo with photography software such as Adobe Photoshop CS6 or Topaz Labs, I think that doing things the “analog” way can be very fun.  Growing up in the 70s has given me both a low-tech and high-tech experience.  Besides, it’s fun to tinker. Read More

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Green Screen Photography

Green screen photography (which can actually be blue as well) is very useful for isolating a subject, usually a person, with the intention of replacing the background later.  Green and blue are the most common colors used since these are the most likely colors to not be on your body.  However, any color can be used.  If the subject is wearing all blue and the screen is blue, this technique won’t work.  However, when the colors of the subject are different from the background, the subject can be easily masked off in Photoshop and placed onto a different background.

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The Basics of Photography Exposure

Whether you are planning portrait photography or dabbling in landscape photography, the exposure level plays a crucial role in creating a good shot. If you are taking wedding shots, a good wedding photographer should be skillful or experienced enough to use the correct exposure in order to capture your memorable moment beautifully.

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How to Take Photos at Night or in Low Light

Are you one of those people who loves taking photos, but only during the day? Unlike the intrepid wedding photographer, you put your camera away without a second thought when the light starts to dim, content with the idea that cameras only work well in broad daylight or in brightly lit places. Thanks to numerous not-so-favourable experiences of using a camera in dark places, your camera stays idle during the night, regardless of the many potentially beautiful and memorable photo opportunities available in the evening.

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Photographic Composition for Restaurants

It’s happened to everyone at least once: The ad is packed with pictures of an irresistible deep-dish pie, oozing with glistening cheese and crisp colorful vegetables.  Gracing the background as a sure indication of wholesome freshness, some lovely green peppers are misted with tiny droplets as they rest comfortably next to handcrafted sausages straight from Italy. Read More

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Photographs of Your Paintings: Go Digital and Share Your Work

There are painters that prefer to dip their brush in paint and glide their hands over a canvas for themselves, and other painters that bring their skills for a profit as they try to sell their work. For those that are looking for a profit, oftentimes a good photographic technique will be the difference between being able to sell the photographs and not.

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5 Top Tips for Great Wedding Photos!

Be inconspicuous!

This is one thing that people find really hard, most people will only take a photo when people are ready for it but this is the worst time to take one.  The nicest photos are always taken when the subject is unaware the photo is being taken.  They have a much more natural expression, body language and feel completely at ease, the second you say “smile for a photo” they have to act and most will feel uncomfortable which will translate into the image. Read More

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Why The Rule of Thirds Is Rule #1 for Visual Art

The Rule of Thirds is the closest thing to a law when it comes to visual design, including photographs and illustrations.  Opinions and  tastes may differ, but most artists utilize the rule of thirds to make their images look appealing. If you aren’t familiar with this simple concept, it can be a great way to improve the aesthetic quality of anything you’re working on.

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Taking Great Pictures: More Than Just Luck

Have you looked through Facebook albums only to realize certain people always have really great pictures? The kind of pictures that make you wonder if a professional photographer took them? The first key to a great picture is to have a good subject. Beyond that, there is a host of little things you can do to have your pictures be the envy of all those in your social network. Read More

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