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Step by step article on how to adjust your camera settings to balance and control both the natural light and flash exposure. Includes sample photos, a lighting diagram, before and after and a special bonus FREE PDF download FLASH CHEAT SHEET to help you understand settings for flash photography.

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Article by guest author Ron Clifford on taking the mystery out of using off camera flash and show you that with a simply one light set up you can achieve dramatic results without buying a lot of expensive equipment. I'll interject and give you a few other alternatives if you want to try this at ... [Read more]

To create great silhouette photographs there's a few things you'll need to know. In this 40 minute silhouette photography tutorial, Erika Thornes shares the 3 keys - angle of view, separation and exposure. Learn some of her other tips and tricks, and a even a few post processing techniques using Lightroom. This interview has great take away information so you can go do your own silhouettes right away!

In this article I’m going to go over some of the important things you need to know about your preference settings, how I set them up, and why. Lightroom is a powerful tool, but like any tool how you use it makes all the difference. Tweaking just a couple things can either make it lightning fast, or have you clock watching. Follow this tips and it should help you understand the options a bit better.

take better baby pictures with these digital photography tips

Toddler pictures capture the heart of anyone viewing the photograph. They're tiny, cute and adorable, so make sure you work with your subject. This simple photography tip will help you learn how to work with your baby for a better picture.

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Taking better travel photos can be as simple as moving your subject away from the object and featuring them instead of the location. Use the location as a backdrop and focus on your subject.

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