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Tips for Properly Lighting Fine Art Photography

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Lighting is one of the most essential aspects of photography. It is also one of the most complex. Beginners often use lights to increase visibility and nothing more, but when used properly, lighting can completely alter the tone of a photo and turn even the most mundane of shots into a fine art masterpiece.    Types of Lighting Natural Lighting   You might think that natural lighting only applies to sunlight and outdoor photography. However, natural lighting actually refers to any and all lights that exist in the environment, including fluorescent bulbs and candles.   While it is less predictable...

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    Eight Tips for Nailing Night Photography Every Time

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    The nighttime is so exciting. Taking pictures after the sun goes down allows you to capture scenery in a totally different way. Obviously, the most challenging thing about night photography is, well, the lack of light of course. Getting a well lit photo requires use of the right lighting, but it also takes the proper settings. This article will discuss how to get great photos after dark. Use Manual Mode Manual mode allows you to set the shutter speed, aperture and ISO giving you complete control of the camera. This will help you account for light and dark spots in...

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      Tips for Perfecting Your Macro Photography Technique

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      Macro photography is a photography technique that involves focusing on small objects to make them look larger than they are. It works to enhance details and can have a terrific avant garde effect. It is ideal for taking pictures of insects, flowers and other objects found in nature, but it can be used on just about any type of subject matter. Achieving a great macro look does not come easily. Here are some tips that will help you become a master at this technique. Get the Right Magnification The best magnification for macros is 1:1. This will occur when one...

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        How to Create the Ultimate Photography Workspace

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        As a photographer, it’s likely you do a lot of work at home. Therefore, you will want a workspace that allows for the ultimate in productivity and creativity. If you are working on making your home office space the best it can be, here are a few ideas that will get you there. Ergonomic Furniture It’s important to stay comfortable when you’re spending long hours sitting at your desk. An ergonomic chair goes a long way in offering back support that can minimize repetitive stress injuries. Sitting/standing desks are also ideal. They adjust to any height and provide a surface...

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          Is My Photography Fine Art? Here’s How to Tell

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          Is all photography art? Some can argue that it is. But let’s face it, not every picture of your Sunday dinner, your dog or your Aunt Sylvia is going to be considered artistic. Art is defined as “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.” The key here is that in order to qualify as art, photography has to touch us on an emotional level, and that would go beyond making us laugh, smile or think,...

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