Tag: Photo

Is There Value in Taking a Photo That Has Already Been Shot Many Times?

One of the curses of modern photography is that nearly every breathtaking place on Earth has been photographed. And while many, many places continue to offer new angles, conditions, and compositions, some of the most famous have been so well documented that it can be tough (if not impossible) to create something truly original. This […]

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Christmas Party Photo Ideas

The holiday season is upon us! For any of you photography enthusiasts out there, this is the perfect time to put those cameras to good use. Use photos to show and tell people about your holiday traditions, whatever you celebrate this time of year. It’s the perfect time to take advantage of the free on-camera […]

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Using Color to Create Strong Photo Compositions

Color is one of the most obvious elements of composition. Everyone knows that intense colors make people take notice of your images. Ever wonder why there are so many sunset and flower shots? Color is the reason. Photo by Miguel Virkkunen Carvalho. Color has a couple of functions in photographs. First, color grabs the attention […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Magical Winter in Yosemite

At first glance, this almost feels like a shot from the movies, but Oxus007 manages to capture an ice cold moment at Yosemite. Yosemite is no stranger to tourists as an attraction during the winter season. Many plan camping trips to enjoy skiing, ice skating, and stargazing, along with several other activities during the winter […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Dazzling Iranian Mosque

At mid-morning, the Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, a.k.a. the Pink Mosque, in Shiraz, Iran, fills with sunlight. The stained-glass windows pour a symmetrical stream of psychedelic colors onto the intricate carpeting, making this 126-year-old mosque perhaps more colorful than any other in the world: The Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque is one of the most vibrant mosques in the […]

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Photo story of the week: The Milky Way over the Dolomites

Gazing at the Milky Way over Tre Cime in the Dolomites I have wanted to visit these mountains for a very long time. The incredible shapes and formations found in the Dolomites are like something out of a fairytale. The hike up to Tre Cime was absolutely gorgeous and the location is really accessible. On […]

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Going the Extra Mile For a Great Photo

Nature photography classes have taught me a lot as a teacher. They have helped me to evaluate how much emphasis in nature photography should be on technology—and how much on creativity. photo by Chase Lindberg Half my time spent teaching is concentrated on the essential mechanics of good photography: aperture, shutter speed, ISO, lenses, and […]

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