Tag: Better

How to Use Neutral Density Filters to Make Better Landscape Photos

In an earlier article, I wrote that neutral density filters are the secret weapon of the landscape photographer. I couldn’t work without mine and I suspect most landscape photographers would say the same. But why are they so useful? There are two reasons. One is that neutral density filters give you control over exposure, and […]

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5 Creative Exercises to Help Make You a Better Photographer

It’s tempting to think you need a new piece of photography equipment to become more creative. While sometimes it’s true, (macro photography, for example, is much easier with a macro lens) creativity works best within restraints. So, how do you become more creative without buying more gear? Here are some ideas to take you out […]

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The Five “P’s” of Better Wildlife Photography

We have seen a few different slogans relating to the five “P’s” for improving photography in general such as ‘Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance’ or ‘Proper Planning Produces Perfect Photos’ but nothing detailed or specific to wildlife photography. “Wild Africa” captured by PictureSocial member Theodore Mattas We therefore compiled the following list of five “P’s” […]

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How to See and Photograph Light – 6 Tips to Help you Take Better Photos

I was teaching a class recently and someone asked me how they could have made a particular set of landscape images better. Should they have used a different aperture, shutter speed, etc.? “You couldn’t have made those photos any better because the light was terrible.” I explained. You must learn to see and photograph light to take […]

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10 Tips for How to Take Better Photos

Here are ten ways you can improve your photography. photo by Joel Goldstein 1. Select the Correct Lens and Use It Appropriately Wide angle lenses, telephoto lenses, macro lenses, fish eye lenses; they all produce different results and impact differently on your image, particularly in relation to the proximity to your subject. For instance, wide […]

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Food Photography: Tips For Taking Better Food Photos

Have you ever been flipping through a magazine or browsing the internet and seen an image of an entrée that instantly made your mouth water? A good photograph of food can make your delicious dish look even more delectable than it already is. If you want to take high quality food photographs for your business—or just your blog—here […]

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How to Compose Better Images and Make your Images More Extraordinary

When we think about what goes into making a photograph most often our thoughts leap to camera settings like aperture and shutter speed. “What ISO should I use? Should I incorporate more or less of the foreground and is that tree branch really in the way?” We burden ourselves with the technical, while unfortunately overlooking […]

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