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Photography tips for photographers of all skill levels

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.

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This month I'm giving you a new photography challenge, to tell a story with your image. Pick a song or poem you like, and create an image that tells that story. This is about working on the aesthetic aspects of photography and less on the technical stuff.

Here are 10 tips to help you with your camera settings and equipment choices when doing portrait photography. These technical things will help you gain confidence in your work so you can focus on the artistic and creative side.

HDR photography is highly controversial. Some like it - some hate it. Here are some tips to help you know when to do it and when not to do HDR.

10 Tips for Better Landscape Photography

Landscape photography is a popular subject for many photographers. Here are 10 tips to help you create better photos on your next trip.

Blue hour is a magical time of day when the sky is a rich deep color and your photos come alive! Here 5 tips to help you create better blue hour photos so you can wow your friends and family with your images.

Here are some tips from expert photography instructor Phil Steele on how to choose and use your tripod. It may seem simple but there are a few things you need to know to use it properly and effectively in order to protect your gear and take better photos.

It's nearly impossible to avoid the cliché photos of major attractions when traveling or doing travel photography. Here are some ideas on how to avoid the cliché shots OR how you could actually embrace and enjoy taking them anyway.

If you are thinking about buying a camera, it can get a bit confusing with all the options available. Here are 8 questions to ask yourself to find the best digital camera for you and your needs.

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