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Seven Tips For Better Beach Photos

  By Roy Furchgott – NY Times   Ah summer, the time for sun, sand, and harshly lit photos of the family grimacing into the sun. Photographer Joey Wright, who spends most of his working days photographing things like surfside weddings, kiteboarders and bikini models, turns out images with nary a squint, grimace, or gnarly…

Shutter Speeds for Waterfall Photography by David FitzSimmons

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A slower shutter speed makes the water flowing through Watkins Glen State Park, New York, appear a smooth as silk. Combined with the horizontal framing, the image is calm and relaxing. Sigma 18-125mm F3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM lens, f/11, 4 seconds, ISO 100. Photo copyright David FitzSimmons 2011. All rights reserved. By David FitzSimmons –…

Photoshop Tip Of The Month: Same Portrait… Different Looks

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By Russ Burden – TakeGreatPictures.com A great portrait captures a special moment. It could be a fleeting expression, a captivating glance, expressive eyes, or other factor that makes the image rise above snapshots of the same person where a photographer simply documents the looks.  Yet sometimes the satisfaction of catching that special moment is not…

A Story In A Still: Capturing a Moment in Your Photographs

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©Russell Burden By Russ Burden – TakeGreatPictures.com “A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words.” This being the case, does one that conveys the full essence of a story mean it’s worth a million? It’s true that every photo has a story. It’s true that text can be created to detail every image ever made. It’s…

Beach Photo Tips: simple photo tips for beach goers

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By Tracy Greene – TakeGreatPictures.com You’ve been working out and tanning up for sun worshiping at the beach, make sure your summer beach memories are as hot as you remember with these simple photo tips for beach goers.   Photographing at the beach can be a lot of fun, but taking your camera to the beach…

Simple Photo Tips for 4th of July Fireworks

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By Suzanne Kantra – Techlicious.com Heading out with the family for July 4th fireworks celebrations is a time-honored tradition. And, if you’re like me, you enjoy capturing those memories in pictures. But photographing fireworks with no camera shake and proper exposure is difficult, unless you know these five simple tricks. 1. Use a tripod The…

4th of July Fireworks Photo Tips

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©Brandon Remler By Tracy Greene – TakeGreatPictures.com Shooting fireworks is easy! Yes, you heard that right. With our fireworks photo tips you’ll make great pictures that will amaze your family and friends.  One of the best things about shooting fireworks is that if you get it right, the reward can be breathtaking. Photos you will…

How to Take Tack Sharp Macro Photos

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©Russell Burden By Russ Burden – TakeGreatPictures.com Macro photography opens an entirely new world of image making. The closer you get, the more you’ll see things you never knew existed. Little details become primary compositional elements. Small parts of the whole take on an immensity that otherwise go unnoticed. It’s an investigation into the miniscule…

Photographing Graduation: How to Make Memorable Graduation Photos

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By Tracy Greene – TakeGreatPictures.com Here are some tips to help you photograph graduations so you will have amazing photos to cherish for years to come… Graduation. It’s a monumental time in anyone’s life and deserves some memorable photographs to mark the occasion. Here are some tips to help you photograph graduations so you will have…

Get Great Shots at Festivals and Events

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©Russ Burden By Russ Burden – TakeGreatPictures.com Parades, events, and outdoor celebrations provide wonderful photographic opportunities. The subjects are adorned in elaborate costumes, participants are willing to pose, people are in good moods, and photo opportunities are everywhere. To get good shots, you’ll need a wide to telephoto zoom, a flash to tame the harsh…