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How to Make Photo Composition Work

What you click matters a lot in photography. The more unique your subjects, the more value you photograph is bound to accumulate. However, choosing the right subject is not the only important thing in the art of photography. How you shoot the subject also plays a major role. If you don;t known how to shoot a subject the right way, then even the most extraordinary subjects can end up looking worthless.   This is where something called ‘Composition’ comes in. ‘Composition’ is basically a set of guidelines to help photographers capture the best of their subjects. Though, depending on them…

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Stop Clicking Dull and Drab Photos with these Tips

As an amateur photographer, you’ve obviously realized that there are lots of problems with your pictures. Though you may be putting in tons of effort, there is always something shabby about the images that you capture. Well, you have nothing to worry about, as poor quality photographs are one of the standard hurdles you will have to cross in your journey to becoming an expert shutterbug. Nevertheless, crossing those hurdles requires you to follow some instructions and basic steps. So, here are a few helpful tips to make sure that your photos are no longer drab or dull looking.  …

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Why Iceland Makes for a Perfect Photography Destination

A small, but fairly popular tourist destination, Iceland is a country that is recognized for its unrivaled beauty. There is practically nothing here that wouldn’t attract the attention of a seasoned photographer. Iceland is one of the few places in the world where photographers are most welcome to experiment with any subject of their choice. Whether it’s natural beauty or man-made marvel, Iceland offers a plethora of interesting topics to make any photographer’s day. So, to know why Iceland should be your next photography destination, read on and find out.     Landscapes   There aren’t too many places left…

Understanding the Exposure Triangle

We’ve come a long way from using film based cameras to digital ones. Technology has completely revolutionized the way we click pictures today. However, no matter how much technology evolves or changes the way we shoot images, there are some basic rules that will always have to be followed. Following these basic rules is what separates an amateur photographer from a professional one. Your camera has very little to do with how good a photographer you are.   One of the basic concepts of photography that will never change is the ‘Exposure Triangle’. The Exposure Triangle includes shutter speed, ISO,…

How to Enhance Your Pictures with Photo-Editing Software

Sometimes cameras lack the ability to capture the real essence of an image. This is when we have to find alternative ways to fix this and using a photo-editing software is the perfect solution. Photo-editing software is great when it comes to adding a personal touch to your image or to add special effects that cannot be reproduced in the real world. Also, photo-editing software can be extremely helpful when it comes to fixing images that don’t meet your expectations.   Here are a few functions that your photo-editing software can perform to improve the overall look and feel of…

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Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico

Mexico has been involved in the celebration of the ‘The Day of the Dead’ for a long time now. It is celebrated on 2nd November and usually goes on for the days between 31st October and 2nd November. 1st November marks the “El Día de los Inocentes”. It is the children’s and All Saints Day.   The Day of the Dead Photography Workshop   A special kind of ‘Day of the Dead’ celebration takes place in Oaxaca, Mexico. Photographers are invited to experience the warm festivities and capture memories for a lifetime. Participants get to join brilliant documentary photographers- Mary…

The Importance of Good Edition

The Importance of Good Editing in Photography

Selecting just a few photographs from thousands upon thousands of captures is an uphill task that every photographer faces at some point of time. Not adding much solace to this is the fact that most photographers are among the worst editors when it comes to their work. Then again, some say that this is why you have photo editors and art directors, but that is an all different story in itself. Here we take a look at the best way you can go about the editing process, where you choose the best of the lot.     Filtering– Start by…

Understanding Digital Files Meta-data in Photography

If you’ve just started out with photography, chances are you have come across digital meta-data quite often. So let’s get onto with it right away and see what is digital meta-data and how it can be helpful to a photographer.   What’s meta-data?   Meta-data at its simplest translates to ‘data about data’, what this means is meta-data holds information about digital images. As you may already be aware, digital images can be stored in multiple formats such as PNG, TIFF or JPG. What meta-data does is stores data about these digital images so that its different data points are…

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What to Shoot in Japan

Think Japan, think color and vibrancy. It is a beautiful amalgamation of both modern and traditional cultural elements. You will still see the ancient rituals and customs in the midst of modernity characterized by the concrete skyscrapers. Some of the old practices which continue to be a common sight are sumo wrestling, meditation and the tea ceremony. At the same time, Japan has become a growing hub of bold contemporary fashion with the advent of a new wave of subcultures.     Photographic Journey in Japan with Magdalena Sole   As a photographer, if you wish to explore photography in…

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Why Photographers Must Visit Myanmar

Myanmar has undergone a lot of changes. Even though it has been a struggle coping up with the military rule and the consequential stagnation in growth, it is now finally opening up to the world. For a very long time, Myanmar has been deprived of any global contact or influence and has been left isolated as against several other neighboring Asian countries which have developed rapidly with globalization, industrialization and tourism. However, all that is changing now. Myanmar has a strong and unique culture, which is new to the outsiders. So Myanmar is one of the perfect places for a…