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How a Zoom Lens Can Stifle Your Creativity

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How a Zoom Lens Can Stifle Your Creativity Zoom lenses are great because they provide photographers with a wide variety of focal lengths to play with. But they are not a tool that you should lean on. Using them too often can stifle your creativity. So, when should you use a zoom lens and when should you not use a zoom lens? This article will let you know what’s best. Don’t Let a Zoom Lens Keep You from Moving Around When you use a zoom lens, you tend to stay in one spot. You keep still allowing the lens to...

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    Understanding Flash Triggers and Receivers

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    Understanding Flash Triggers and Receivers As a photographer, you are probably familiar with the pitfalls of flash photography. The on-camera flash may not be enough to illuminate your subject making an off-camera flash necessary. Using an off-camera flash requires a trigger and receiver. The trigger lets the flash know when to fire while the receiver responds to the trigger. It’s kind of like a walkie talkie system. This article will explain more about flash triggers and receivers, so you understand how they work. How Do the Camera, Trigger, and Flash Communicate? The camera communicates with the flash via infrared signals,...

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      How to Get a Blurry Foreground with Photography

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      How to Get a Blurry Foreground with Photography We’ve all seen photography with a blurry background, but a blurry foreground is not as popular. However, it can produce a great effect that puts the focus on faraway objects. Not sure how to make it work for you? Here are some tips. How Do Your Blur the Foreground of a Photo? To blur the foreground of a photo, you will need to use a large aperture opening to create a shallow depth of field. The main subject should be in the mid-ground or background, not too close to the subject. If...

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        What is Rim Light in Photography?

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        What is Rim Light in Photography? Don’t want your photography to fall flat? Try using a rim light effect. This article will go into detail on how to use rim lighting in your photos. What is a Rim Light? A rim light is a light that is placed behind a subject that highlights them to make a mysterious and dramatic effect. It can be used with other lighting or on its own. How is Rim Lighting Used? Rim lighting can be used in a variety of ways. Here are some examples. Dramatic Portraits: Rim lighting can be used to highlight...

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          What is Pinhole Photography and How Can I Use it To Get Great Photos?

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          What is Pinhole Photography and How Can I Use it To Get Great Photos? If you like to get experimental with photography, pinhole photography is a genre that’s worth exploring. Pinhole cameras are basically cameras with a very small hole. They are ideal for capturing motion blurs, dramatic vignettes, and gently warped images. If this sounds good to you, read on to find out how you can use one a pinhole camera to diversify your portfolio. How Does a Pinhole Camera Work? The pinhole camera dates to the 5th century BCE with the invention of the camera obscura. This type...

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