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Meet the kid photographer taking over the Internet
You might know Storee Elle Walton from the Memphis Grizzlies game, but the eight-year-old is truly a Renaissance kid.
Tips to get your fancy camera off the shelf and start taking more pictures
You bought that camera, so you might as well use it.
An introduction to microscopic photography
Revealing details in the world’s tiniest things.
An Introduction to Macro Photography
Getting started with extreme close-up photography
The Blur Method: Slow Your Shutter
Whether you're capturing running water, stilling seas, or abstracting patterns long exposures provide a perfect strategy for visually conveying the energy of nature
10 photography rules to break
Throw everything you learned in Photo 101 out the window, the rules were made to be broken.
What exactly is Creative Auto?
What it is: Creative auto (CA) is literally and figuratively between the full auto (a.k.a. the “Green Zone”) and program exposure modes. It gives inexperienced shooters control over simplified camera settings that are typically not adjustable in the auto mode and confusing in program.
Tip of the Day: Light Painting
Using a flashlight to paint your images during long exposures can leave you with shots full of depth and mystery. Allison Earnest recommends starting with a 15-second exposure at f/5.6 and turning on noise reduction. For a detailed guide, check out Earnests article, Painting with Light, at Imagininginfo.com, or her book, Sculpting with Light.
Tip of the Day: “Orton Imagery”
Darwin Wiggett at Nature Photographers.net has some tips for making your images look like Michael Ortons impressionistic, dreamy photos.• Open your image in Photoshop and make a duplicate of it. • Go to ImageApply Image. • Select the blending mode and set the opacity to 100%. • Go to Filtert get carried away!
Tip of the Day: Get blurred backgrounds with a point and shoot
If you donsuggests backing up and zooming in:• Set your camera to portrait mode. • Make sure your subject is far from the background. • Back away from your subject. • Zoom in from far away, which will help create a shallow depth of field.For more tips, check outpost.