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Understanding the Various Types of Camera Lenses and their Uses

Camera lenses come in different varieties and each one serves a particular purpose. Generally, these lenses are divided according to their focal lengths. However, it can be difficult to choose a right one if you don’t know much about camera lenses. For instance, there are variations based on a single focal length as well, which makes things confusing, and then, you have a wide array of just zoom lenses to confuse you even more.   But, you can always avoid confusion by just getting to know more about these lenses and their specific uses. Here is a list of lens…

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Tips for Indoor Photography

As a professional photographer, you probably thrive on hunting out subjects in the open. But, sometimes, the weather can play spoilsport and force you to stay indoors. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t try shooting some stellar images within the confines of your indoor space. In fact, indoor photography can be quite a challenge and a great way to improve your skills. If you get it right, you’ll definitely end up with some brilliant images. So, the next time you are caught indoors, just take out your camera and follow these simple tips to get some top notch shots.  …

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Placing Your Camera Right for Long Exposure Photography

If you’re an amateur photographer, you’ll find that long exposure photography is one of the toughest things you can do. However, there are some basic steps to be followed while indulging in this particular type of photography. To begin with, it has a lot to do with how you setup your camera and how you position it. Until you get that right, there is very little you can do to move forward. So, here are a few basic steps on how to setup your camera for a long exposure shot.   Stabilization   It is the very first thing that…

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Wildlife Photography: How to Stay Safe

Wildlife has always been an interesting subject for photographers. It’s challenging, and if you get it right, it is equally rewarding. Plus, it’s a ton of fun, considering that you get to go out into the unknown, explore forests, and shoot stunning images of our furry and not so furry friends. However, all fun and games apart, wildlife photography can get dangerous. Shooting animals in the wild can get “wild”, if you aren’t too careful. If the animals don’t get you, the terrain might. However, photography is all about taking on challenges and doing things that most people wouldn’t dare…

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Bill Frakes

One of America’s best photographers, Bill Frakes is the man behind the drool-worthy images found on Sports Illustrated. Hailing from Western Nebraska, Bill started his career in photography as a photojournalist for the Miami Herald, where he served for two decades, between 1979 and 1992. In 1983, Bill added another notch to his photographic belt by joining as photographer for the Sports Illustrated magazine.   As a talented photographer, he has covered a wide range of subjects from models to Cuban politics, which sets him apart as one of the most versatile photographers in the industry. He has worked all…

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Iceland Photo Workshop

Join two of Iceland’s best known photographers for this workshop in one of the most fascinating countries in the world. Effi and Ragnar have an intimate knowledge of Iceland´s land and people and will guide students to become better photographers and experience Iceland in a personal way.   This class is for photographers of all levels interested in developing their fine art and documentary photography.   About our Award-Winning Instructors: Rax Ragnar Axelsson &  Einar Falur Ingolfsson   Ragnar Axelsson has dedicated his career to the subsistence hunters, fishermen and farmers of the circumpolar area that live on the fringe of the habitable world….

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Basic Camera Maintenance Tips

Cameras are expensive pieces of equipment and also, the source of income for most professional photographers. By that logic, it would be obvious to assume that, as a professional photographer, you’re going to be using your camera a lot. It’s gonna go with you everywhere. It’s going to brave all kinds of weather and harsh environmental conditions, just like you. At the end of the day, it too, will need some tender, loving, care to keep doing what it does best, just like you. So, don’t wait for that special moment to clean or service your camera. If you intend…

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Mary Ellen Mark: A Life Worth Lived

  On the 25th of May, 2015, the world of photography lost one of its most cherished contributors. Award winning photographer, Mary Ellen Mark, passed away at the age of 75, after she became a victim of a rare blood and bone marrow condition known as myelodysplastic syndrome. She is and will always be remembered as one of the greatest photographers to have walked the earth. While she rests in peace, her soulful images of marginalized individuals and groups will always continue to haunt and inspire people.   Her journey…   Mary’s first tryst with photography began early, when she…

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How to Shoot Sharper Photographs

As an aspiring photographer, your most basic aim in life is to shoot sharper and clearer images. However, this can be quiet hard to achieve. Though there are several reasons as to why you would end up with poor quality images, it still, always, boils down to your own mistakes at the end of the day. So, the next time you find yourself shooting images that look like they’ve been shot by a kindergartner, try following these tips to make things right.   Positioning and Movement   One of the major causes of blurred images is the lack of steadiness…

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Tips on Adventure Photography

If there’s one thing that most photographer’s share, it’s the thirst for adventure. There’s a reason why you’ll find most photographers traveling across the world to capture memorable images. Even photography workshops, in a way, cater to the sense of adventure. There are few things that can rival the sheer thrill of venturing into unexplored territories to discover new subjects that have never been captured before.   However, like regular photography, there are rules that need to be followed even during adventure photography trips. Here are a few of those rules to make your next adventure photography trip as enjoyable…