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Intermediate Photography

There's no magic moment when you arrive and suddenly all your photos are perfect. It doesn't work that way because photography is a journey. Read this to see why you can't take short cuts, and it's better to travel the long road.

A guest article from Photographer John Davenport on how to make your photographs more interesting by adding a focal point. Great for beginner or intermediate photographers alike.

Many beginner photographers are afraid of having too many, or any, shadows in their images. While that can hold true, using shadows is also just as important, because a lack of them will leave you with dull, drab, lifeless images. These tips will show you how to use shadows to make dramatic images. Maybe you'll come up with some new photo ideas.

Part of photography, or any new thing you are learning, is overcoming limits. Sometimes that means pushing your boundaries, getting out of your comfort zone, and doing things that scare you a bit. In this article we'll explore 6 ways you can overcome some of these fears, and move forward with your photography.

Part of learning to see, and improving the composition of your photos, is training yourself to see the subject in abstract terms. After the camera the photographer’s most important tool is the eye for a photo. We all want to create, powerful, dramatic and impactful images. But we can’t get there without an understanding of the fundamentals of composition.

Can't find a subject to photograph? Try these 5 photography ideas to get some inspiration to get out there and do some photography. No need to travel far, you can do these right near home.

How you compose your photographs can make or break your image, or be the difference between a pretty snapshot and a work of art. In this article we give you some photography ideas for how to use the element of framing to create stronger images.

In this article learn how time of day plays a big factor on your images. See how the time affects lighting dramatically on two different scenes shot throughout the day at different hours. Take this information and apply it to your own photography to help you take better photos and get the mood you want in your images.

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