Mary Moritz

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The Basics of Photography: B for Bokeh

A while ago we started our new educational series covering the basic terms of photography. The letter ‘A’ covered the term ‘Aperture’, and today we …

Exposure

1<p>The Exposure Triangle<p><b>ISO Speed</b> is how sensitive your camera’s sensor is to light, each value of the rating represents a “stop” of light, and each …

Shutter Speed

How to Shoot Fireworks (My 4th of July Post Tradition )

Hi Gang: Each year right before <b>Independence Day</b> (celebrated here in the U.S. on the <b>Fourth of July)</b>, I share a quick post on how to photograph …

Adding Dew Drops to Enhance Macro Nature Photography

Here is a secret weapon to add to your camera bag. It’s another simple tip that can take your nature photos to a whole new level!<p>Photo captured by …

Photographing Flowers | Close-up Photography Tips

1<p>Zoom In for Details<p>Zooming in as close as possible will give you the most dramatic effects and details. The only true way of getting close-up, high …

A Complete Guide for Photographing Wildflowers

If you’re a photographer like me, learning how to take a great image doesn’t necessarily come naturally. It takes a lot of time and work for my …

How to Take Pictures of a Sunrise

Waking up to photograph the sunrise isn’t the only hard thing about capturing the sun, there are plenty of technical details that photographers must …

How to Handle Exposure in Sunrise & Sunset Photos

There’s nothing better for a photographer than a beautiful sunrise or sunset, the colors of the sky combined with the landscape or cityscape create …

Making Sharper Wildlife Photographs - [Part 1 of 2]

If there is one area that seems to flummox more aspiring wildlife photographers it is the subject of making sharp images. You’d think that with …

Wildlife

Composition, Balance and Visual Mass

In previous articles I wrote about the concept of balance in relation to the colours orange and blue, and in relation to composition in the square …

5 Tips For Photographing Moving Water

All of us have seen those amazing, silky, cotton candy seaside scenes or milky, white waterfalls falling down a rock face. They all look so …

Photo basics: creative exposure techniques

<b>Just starting out with photography? Learn the basics of your camera with the Australian Centre for Photography.</b><p>In the third episode of this video series, tutor Steven Cavanagh walks us through using the exposure triangle and the light meter together to achieve creative effects in your photos.<p>Click …

Photography

How to Use Bulb Mode on a Camera

There is a special setting on all DSLR cameras that allows the photographer to go beyond the longest automatic shutter speed setting of 30 seconds. …

7 Tips For Photographing Lightning

Last Saturday I received a notification on my phone that a severe thunderstorm was on the way. I initially thought, “<i>Sweet! I can try and get some</i> …

4 Ways to Photograph Water

Water holds a special significance to people; it makes up 70% of the Earth’s surface, and about the same of our own bodies. It’s the only thing we …

Beginner's Guide to Waterfall Photography - Digital Photography School

Beginner's Guide to Waterfall Photography - Learn the tips, tricks, and techniques that will help you improve your waterfall photography.

Landscape Photography

15 Tips for Successful Fireworks Photography

15 tips for successful fireworks photography: what camera settings to use, what equipment do you need, how to set up and get the most colorful …

Landscape Photography

Developing Your Eye for Photography

Although there is much pleasure to be derived from taking a technically excellent photograph, there is a strong argument that a truly great shot …

How to Emphasize Your Main Subject in Photography

In most cases, a photograph comes to life when it contains one main point of interest. A landscape, for example, may contain a single tree, …

Take Your Night Sky Photography To The Next Level With This Helpful Tutorial

If you have been wanting to try your hand at night sky photography, or just want to improve on the star photos you’ve already taken, you’re in luck. …

Amazing Long Exposure Photography Tips

Searching for a complete instructional guide on how to take breathtaking special effects shots?<p>Say no more. This eBook entitled Trick Photography and …

DIY: Noticeably Improve Your Macro Photography with a Cheap Plastic Cup

Hand-held macro photography presents a lot of challenges, but three of the most prevalent are: subject movement, camera shake, and harsh shadows. …

How to Capture Misty, Magical Photographs: 3 Essential Tips on Timing, Tools and Technique

The eight to five workday starts. Workers swipe time clocks, dash through closing elevator doors and fight rush hour traffic. By this time in a …

Tips for Using Shutter Speed Creatively

Shutter speed is one of those things that is initially a problem to be solved, but once you do that it becomes a tool that allows you to take better …

Shutter Speed

How to Make the Best of Low Light Using Slow Shutter Speed: 6 Stunning Effects

Photographing in low light is often accomplished using a long shutter speed. To be able to use faster shutter speeds, you need lenses with wider …

Get Ready for the Holidays with this Tutorial on How to Photograph Christmas Lights

In honor of the holiday season, Jay P. Morgan of <i>The Slanted Lens</i> decided it would be a wonderful idea to show the world how to photograph Christmas …

How to Use Shutter Speed in Photography

Learning how to use shutter speed effectively can create lively pictures and give motion to your subject without blurring your picture. Let’s define …

Set up and shoot: Our six favorite tripods currently available for the iPhone

Optical stabilization and shake reduction only gets you so far in this day and age. Thankfully, as any avid photographer will be quick to point out, …

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