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(Last Updated On: February 22, 2020)
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Natural Light Photography: Tips To Make It Work

Natural light photography means using light not controlled by the photographer Natural Light Photography

What is Aperture? Introduction Lesson

Aperture In our course on Understanding the Exposure Triangle, we talked about the importance of light in photography and about controlling how much light gets...

Using the Pop-up Flash on Your Camera

Pop-up Flash This article, though primarily intended for DSLR users, would be just as useful for any digital camera user with a built-in flash. I...

Why Do You Need a Neutral Density Filter?

Neutral Density Filter The neutral density (ND) filter is second in importance to only the circular polarizing filter (C-PL). I will write a separate...

Sunset Photography (Easy as 1, 2, 3)

Sunset Photography You may have probably faced this challenge many times. You’re standing in front of the most magical sunset. You decide to whip out...

Low Light Photography Tips

Low Light Photography I wrote about flash painting in one of my previous articles. It is but one application of low light photography techniques which...

4 Essential Tips for Outdoor Portraits (Backlit Secrets)

Outdoor Backlit Portraits Shooting outdoor portraits and in the open, you really have two basic ways to use the ambient light. Either shoot front lit,...

Reflector Basics

Photography Reflector Basics A reflector is often seen in the possession of many professional photographers. If asked, they would probably say that it was one of...

The Intricacies of Window Light

Window Light To the newer photographers out there windows seem like something to avoid.  Why use the unpredictability of window light when there are other...

Techniques for Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography Using simple camera techniques will assure you capture a beautiful, sharp landscape photograph. What's the point of spending considerable time and effort to...

Fun with Flashes

Flash Photography The last wedding reception I photographed was a little cute backyard wedding, and they had strung up bulb lights and colored lanterns across...

Bright Light Photography

Portraits At High Noon A common misconception about photography is that light is always good. In fact, too much light makes a very unflattering portrait. ...

ISO Sensitivity

Understanding ISO ISO refers to how sensitive the camera's sensor is to light. The higher the ISO sensitivity number, the less light is required to make...

Low Light Photo Exercise

Low Light Photography One of the concepts all beginners need to understand is that all your camera can do is capture light. This exercise...

Working with the Light You’re Given

Light- The Key to Good Photography I am sure you have heard that the golden hours of photography are early in the morning or...

Histograms

Understanding Histograms One tool that any good digital photo editing software program would have is a histogram and a way to manipulate the histogram. Histograms...

What is Aperture?

Aperture The aperture is built inside each lens and it controls the light entering a camera.  It's a lot like the shades on a window...

What is ISO?

The term ISO has been around since the early film photography days,...

Light and the Human Eye

The Human Eye   The human eye looks basically like the illustration. The lens at the left side of the eye focuses light rays onto...

Light and The Photographer

Welcome to Photography Course #1 When it comes to light and photography, its helpful to understand some of the basic physics behind light and lenses. The...