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When and when not to use your flash

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Learning how to control is your flash is an important step in learning to create photos that mean something to you. Even in auto mode(s) you can almost always find a way to override the setting that automatically fires it….

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Context and motion in your photos

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The subject’s relation to its surroundings changes depending on the use of motion, stillness, and props, and becomes the foundation upon which the artist makes a statement with her or his final work. Different choices can make the subject jar…

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What should you name your blog?

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What’s in a name? If you’re contemplating starting a blog, this is doubtless something you’ve already thought about, but it’s worth considering it in more detail—what are you going to call your blog? Take your time—it’s not easy to change…

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Using filters to extend your exposures

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You know that you can capture exciting photos using ultra-long shutter speeds, but most of the scenarios when you’d do this share a common factor—low ambient light levels, which in fact make extreme exposure times almost a necessity. However, there’s…

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