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Keep Your Camera Dust Free

By Ben Long  ·  January 16th, 2014

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Some tips for preventing and removing sensor dust.


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Photographing in Snow

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  January 2nd, 2014

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5 photography tips to help you take some great photos during the winter months.


5 Photo Tips For Fall

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  October 18th, 2013

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Matt shares some photography tips for taking fall photos.


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Video: Blueprints For Better Architectural Images

By Larry Becker  ·  August 29th, 2013

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This is an online companion video to Larry Becker’s “Blueprints for Better Architectural Images” tutorial, found in the September/October 2013 issue of Photographic Elements Techniques magazine.


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Posing Playbook – Part 2

By Tamara Lackey  ·  May 13th, 2013

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Get an inside look at how to pose (and how “not” to pose) children.


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Making Your Own Diffuser

By Larry Becker  ·  April 30th, 2013

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Take photos like the pros and save money with this DIY diffuser.


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Photograph the Invisible

By Ben Long  ·  August 24th, 2012

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Teach your camera how to see infrared light and discover a beautiful world of bright white leaves and dark gray skies.


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Light Portraits Like a Pro

By Derrick Story  ·  July 6th, 2012

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You don’t have to spend a fortune to get great lighting. All you need is an external flash and a few helpful hints.


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Find the Perfect Shot

By Ben Long  ·  April 7th, 2012

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Modern cameras are great at taking sharp, well-exposed photos, but they can’t guarantee you’ll get interesting ones. To truly become a good photographer, you must learn how to “see” a great shot.


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Winterproof Your Photography

By Liz Ness  ·  February 12th, 2012

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Cold weather can be hard on your camera. Before you head out to document that snowball fight, make sure your equipment is ready with these five tips.


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Transform Your Light

By Liz Ness  ·  October 24th, 2011

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Learn how to use your camera–and the magic of pin bokeh–to reshape the lights in your scene.

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Camera Settings and Examples for Pin Bokeh Images

By Liz Ness  ·  August 23rd, 2011

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With a little creativity, you can use bokeh in a wide variety of interesting ways. Here’s a look at some great bokeh shots and tips for camera settings to capture your own great images.


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Hone Your Photo Skills

By Derrick Story  ·  March 1st, 2011

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Feeling a little uninspired behind the camera? We’ve got five photo challenges that will help you master your camera and infuse your shots with new energy.


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Using a Gray Card and Levels

By Dave Cross  ·  January 26th, 2009

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Dave demonstrates how to use a Gray Card when photographing your subjects so you can easily adjust Levels later.


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Plan Ahead When Taking Photos

By Dave Cross  ·  June 16th, 2006

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Dave shows you how to start with the end in mind and come up with some really cool results.

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