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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.

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

You have all seen those amazing travel photos that grace magazines, newspapers and guidebooks. They are often the reason that people are inspired to go somewhere. They can be beautiful, informative, inspiring or even humorous, but are without doubt an integral part of the travel industry. But how are they captured by the pros? Here are 7 travel photography cheats that you should try.

The best camera is the one you have with you, so why not use it to its full potential? Here are some tips to elevate your phone photography a notch or two.

There are many things about photography that are cut and dried, and others not so much. In fact, there are many heated debates to be had. In this article and video, I've shared 7 of my most unpopular opinions about photography. Do you agree or not?

Have you booked your next getaway? Looking to ensure you get some killer photographs to make your friends jealous? What better way to improve your photography education than by combining it with a vacation? Whether you are visiting an iconic city like New York or the barren landscape of the Moroccan desert. These 5 photography techniques, will ensure you not only get some ‘WOW’ shots but also help you to get a fresh perspective on some iconic landmarks.

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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]

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