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Trees as a Photography Subject Matter That Takes Photos to the Next Level

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Trees are a terrific photography subject. No two are alike and you can capture countless angles to make each shot unique. They can make for spooky looks or wholesome nature shots. If you love taking pictures of trees, here are some tips that will help you get shots you love. Incorporate the Foreground You may not want to feature the foreground in every shot you take but be sure to include a few. It will add depth and a sense of scale that will boost the composition. If you are nearby to water or if the scene just got some...

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    Ten Best Places to Take Pictures When Visiting California

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    California’s a great place to visit. There are so many things to see and do. If you’re a photographer traveling to the state, you’ll want to bring along a camera. You are sure to get terrific shots to add to your portfolio. Here are some spots you’ll want to hit for the most scenic views. Yosemite Valley and Yosemite Park Yosemite Park is a photographer’s dream. It’s known for its hiking trails, waterfalls and rock features. While there, be sure to check out the Valley and make pitstops at key locations like El Capitan, Half Dome and Bridal Veil Fall....

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      Tips for Making an Engaging Photography Blog

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      If you are a photographer, you might consider creating a blog. A blog is beneficial for so many reasons. It gets your name out there and it can even establish you as a thought leader in your field. It may also bring in income off advertising and sponsorships. It is a terrific vehicle for networking with others. Blogging is not easy so if you are thinking of starting, it’s advisable to do some research in advance. Here are some things you will want to be aware of. Find a Blog Platform The first step you will want to take as...

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        How Contemporary Photography is Challenging Art as We Know It

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        There are several genres of art. Renaissance, modern, contemporary… and the list goes on. Let’s look at contemporary art. Contemporary art is not to be confused with modern art. While modern art was considered ‘cutting edge’ at one point, it’s not necessarily the art created today. The art created today is contemporary. It refers to any new art that is off the beaten path and cannot be directly categorized as any type of art that came before it. Now let’s look at contemporary photography. Contemporary photography also refers to what’s coming out today. In terms of genre, it’s pretty much...

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          How to Take Pictures of Ghosts, Apparitions and Spirits, Oh My!

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          I just came back from New Orleans where I learned that ghost photography is a thing. There are photographers who specialize in capturing ghostly images on film and you can bet that they have techniques that make these apparitions appear clearly despite their flimsy constitution and rapid movement. If you plan to be visiting a haunted house or cemetery and are hoping to get photos that boggle the mind, here are some tips that will make you more likely to achieve your goal. Eliminate Camera Shake With ghosts moving by at high speeds, any sort of camera shake can easily...

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