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Skyscrapers or mountains – don’t underestimate your environment for photography

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When I was very young, I remember learning about vast mountain ranges that existed in what seemed like universes beyond New York City. I would regale myself with images of these towering feats of nature trying to imagine what it…

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Everything you need to know about focus in 30 seconds

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Blurred images can be very attractive. However, there is a payoff. The human brain creates an image from what the eyes perceive. The brain, unlike the light-sensitive component of a camera, puts the entire image into focus. Humans perceive the…


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Regulars to this site will be pleased to know that, going forward, we’re going be making our special offers even easier to take advantage of, and make it a lot easier to buy and manage your eBooks. The changes are…

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You can enhance the abstract nature of smoke shots using your image-editing program. Here, I inverted the shot so the background changed from black to white, then used color adjustments to change the smoke from a drab gray into a more appealing copper-like colour.

Shooting smoke – easier than you might think!

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Images of smoke are enticing and ethereal. There’s often an element of ‘How did you do that?’ when you show them to other people. While you might need a motion or audio sensor for some forms of high-speed photography, they’re…

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