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I write articles on topics as diverse as night photography, travel photography, portrait photography, street and even macro photography, or curate the highest quality content from photographers I know personally.

photography tips, tutorials and guidesPhotography tips for anyone who’s looking to improve their skills in photography.

Other readers such as yourself find my monthly photography challenges gets them out using their camera and practicing the tips their learning.

You’ll learn to get better and better shots each month.

These photography tips will get you closer to getting those “WOW” moments from your friends and family when you show them your photos.

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Any one of these photography tips could help you take your shots to the next level. From how to use your lens, off camera flash tips or taking better waterfall pictures through post processing with Lightroom or good photo backup procedures.

Learn how to take better pictures and get closer to the “Wow!”

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In this tutorial, I will go through the dos and don'ts of using your tripod so you can avoid making these 9 common tripod mistakes. Get tips for how to set it up properly, how to use it, and even how to carry your tripod and camera safely and comfortably - the pro way!

Whether it's spring or fall where you live, you can learn and apply these 7 tips for better spring photography now and take your images up a level.

A famous photo of a child in a Carolina cotton mill by Lewis Hine in 1908

These 20 famous photographs are significant in history each for their own reason. Read to find out more about them and how photography has literally changed history in many cases.

Using flash can be one of the most challenging things to learn as a new photographer. Getting into off-camera flash can seem infinitely complicated and confusing but it's not really. I've found three good videos on this topic to help you out. In this first video, the photographer, Eric Rossi, goes over the gear you need ... [Read more]

Are you confused over the differences between crop sensor and full frame cameras? Have your eyes already glazed over? Here is an article to help beginner photographers understand this complex issue so you can get on with taking better photos.

There's a lot of misconceptions and myths about using flash. That it's too hard or too expensive. In this article by Piet Van den Eynde, he will bust those myths and give you some tips to make flash easier for you to try.

If you're looking for a simple method for processing your RAW files here is an option you might want to check out. If you're already using Luminar, this is a good quick-start guide to help you navigate the options.

This is a common time of year to do an overhaul and a good spring cleaning, and it applies to photographers as well. Here are some tips to help you do some photography spring cleaning and get ready for the shooting season ahead. In short, these are the things you will want to do: Clean ... [Read more]

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