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Detailed Photographs: Create Images With Incredible Details

Photographers, both amateur and professional spend thousands of dollars on their cameras and lenses to be able to create stunningly detailed photographs. However, poor technique can sometimes negate all that trouble & expense, and not produce sharp photos. On the other hand, gaining fundamental know-how to use even basic equipment, can elevate its ability. This will allow you to produce stunningly sharp and detailed images to the best of your equipment’s ability.

Detail means different things to different people, and our understanding of what a “detailed” image is can change as we progress down our path of learning. So, let’s start off by defining an extremely detailed and sharp image.

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Symmetry in Photography: A Guide to Using it

How To Use Symmetry In Photography

Symmetry, when used in photography is a powerful graphical and compositional tool. Symmetry allows photographers to create extremely strong compositions that draw the attention of a viewer using simple principles. Symmetry simplifies an image, giving it a sense of balance and harmony. It’s an important tool to have in your skillset as a photographer, so let’s explore symmetry as it relates to photographic composition, and learn how we can use it effectively in our photographs.

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Kung Fu For Your Photography

Kung-Fu For Your Photography

Kung Fu is the martial art weapon of the masses. Its inception took ‘force’ out of the exclusive domain of the rulers and empowered the common man. The basic ideas are simple but powerful. You can use these lessons to master photography today!

With amateurs putting their work alongside professional photographers on the internet, the line between master and student is starting to blur. Master your skills today, and you will always be a photography hero!

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Hyperfocal Distance in Street Photography. A street scene in Kyoto, Japan. Photo by Marek Piwnicki

Hyperfocal Distance in Street Photography: Tiny Tips 15

The Hyperfocal Distance of a lens is the focus point that is very useful to know. The Hyperfocal distance is especially useful in street photography with manual lenses. When you’re out on the streets, taking photographs, you’ll sometimes want to capture an image without putting your eye to the viewfinder.

Setting your lens to its Hyperfocal Distance will allow you to capture fleeting moments in sharp focus, that you would otherwise have missed. This is one of the reasons why I’ve found that using the Hyperfocal Distance in street photography is an important technique, and why I want to explain it in more detail.

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14 Street Photography Tips – For The Beginner

Not everyone is bold enough to go out on the street and take photographs of life as it happens around them. If you’re someone who has been wanting to do this – to document the world around you as “life happens” – then here is a compilation of the best tips that I’ve seen about Street Photography over the years.

At the end of the article, I’ve also included a few additional resources so that you can continue to learn more about street photography from some of the best sources out there.

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Get Them To Look ‘Through’ The Lens At You

Why do some photographers consistently capture compelling portraits that captivate the viewer? So, what makes these images stand out among a sea of sameness? Why do you feel a connection with the person in these images?

Possibly, because the subjects in the photos are actually looking directly at the photographer, and therefore at you, the viewer, through the lens!

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Is Flash Photography Bad For Newborn Babies?

Is Flash Photography Bad For Newborn Babies?

You’re standing in a studio and look into the flash just as it is triggered. You’re blinded by the light… At that moment you wonder if it was so harsh for you, isn’t studio flash photography bad for newborn babies and infant’s eyes or nervous systems? The medical community says NO, flash does not affect newborn children’s eyesight. If that were the case, one medical professional says: “We would have an entire generation of blind babies”

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Is Lens Flare Good? How to use Lens flare

How To Minimize Lens Flare – Tiny Tips 7

Lens flare, in photography, is a phenomenon where a haze, lines, or circles appear in your images surrounding a light source. Lens flare is caused by light rays falling on, and interacting with the glass elements of your camera lens. Lens flare can sometimes add an ethereal or dreamy look to your photograph, but at other times, it can be entirely unwanted. Most photographers spend a lot of time and effort in avoiding lens flare.

Understanding what causes lens flare and how the angle of your main light source affects it, is essential for every photographer. This article breaks down what lens flare is, why it occurs, and how you can control the different types of lens flare in your photographs. Most importantly as an artist, is lens flare good, or bad? Can you use it creatively for good effect? Let’s explore!

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