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A Quick Beginner’s Guide to Photography

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There are three aspects of a camera that every beginner must understand in order to take decent photos. Whether you are trying to take a family photo or shooting an event, grasping these concepts is vital to obtaining usable images. Throw away all the other techniques and formalities. Knowing the relationships between ISO, shutter speed […]

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Tech Specs of My Photography

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Cameras have grown and morphed into miniature specialized computers that fit in the palm of our hands. It is necessary to understand technology in order to maneuver a camera. Taking pictures with any device today utilizes new hardware, software, and technical knowledge. The best way I’ve found to begin comprehending any of these facets is […]

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Life Changing Images

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It isn’t often that we see something that fundamentally changes the way that we see the world. Some experience these moments more than others. It takes a highly powerful image with a potent message to bring about a life altering experience when viewing it. This situation can either be organic or manufactured, but the outcome […]

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The Vast World of Color

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Choose your color scheme wisely! Colors elicit responses in the brain that change the way we feel about what we are perceiving. There are an endless amount of colors and an endless number of ways to use them. Deciphering which color or colors to use to drive forward a mood, or which saturation level works […]

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Using Comedy and Humor in Pictures

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Humor is not necessarily synonymous with photography in any way shape or form. So to explore the relationship between the two brings us to ambiguous territory. Nevertheless, pictures can be funny. Humor helps us through our day to day and gives us positive feelings that we associate with whatever or whoever makes us laugh. There […]

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How Pictures Affect The Way We Think

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Manipulative is a dirty word. However, we pay professionals to manipulate our minds constantly…and we LIKE it! In order to understand what I’m talking about, all you have to do is watch a Quinton Tarantino movie when one of his characters is eating or drinking. The cream and strudel that Christoph Waltz eats in Inglorious […]