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Urban & Street Photography for ‘Smarties’
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Urban & Street Photography for ‘Smarties’

Richard Hulbert (rhulbert)

Internationally recognized, award winning, and published architect, urban designer, and teacher of photography, Rick Hulbert outlines in this article six photographic challenges to consider to better see and perceive the urban environment around you, leading to improving your photographic skills to make great images. Read more...

HDR Photography That Sells
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HDR Photography That Sells

Larry Anderson (mnbuilder49)

Larry Anderson has perfected the art of building luxurious homes that have been featured in numerous architectural magazines. At the request of his clients Larry is now also a master HDR photographer. He shares with us his technique using Photomatix Pro software and has chosen a few tricky images to explain how he made them, in a very concise way. Read more...

Developing A Painter’s Eye
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Developing A Painter’s Eye

Daniel Stainer (spiritualized67)

Daniel Stainer shares with us his path to date into learning how to make a picture painterly, artistic. Suggests a work method, finding the painting in things; a compositional framework to help make our images more and more compelling, increasing your joy in photography, after the craft has become second nature. Read more...

Moraine Park, Rocky Mountain National Park shooting experience
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Moraine Park, Rocky Mountain National Park shooting experience

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

It is the turn for J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) to take us into his personal experienced approach path to successful landscape photography in this Shooting Experience - Landscape Series. From spot selection, tripod positioning through focal length choices, to composition, actual shooting and then to post-processing. Read more...

Dream Lake & Nymph Lake shooting experience
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Dream Lake & Nymph Lake shooting experience

Rick Walker (walkerr)

Rick Walker takes us into his personal experienced approach path to successful landscape photography. From tripod positioning through focal length choices, to composition, actual shooting and then to post-processing. Read more...

Hunting for Rhythms in Photography
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Hunting for Rhythms in Photography

Jan Stimel (photocyan)

The rhythms and patterns in an image can considerably improve its visual quality. Get inspired by the advice in our article for an effective "rhythm hunt". Read more...

How to Master Composition Technique: Leading Lines
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How to Master Composition Technique: Leading Lines

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

If you are looking to further improve your photographs, this article by Mike Hagen offers straightforward practical tips to use the Leading Lines compositional principle that will definitively add to the ‘WOW Factor’ of your images. Read more...

Composition: Why do we follow the rule of thirds in photography?
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Composition: Why do we follow the rule of thirds in photography?

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

Although a generally accepted composition rule, we are seldom -if ever- explained why. Nikonians co-founder J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) revisits the concept and its origin. It may surprise you… Read more...

Improve your photography with 5 easy composition tricks
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Improve your photography with 5 easy composition tricks

Tom Bone (flashdeadline)

Do you want to take better pictures? Sure you do. In these days of instant gratification our Nikonians professionals have noticed that some of our members don't want to wade through a pile of technical explanations. They just want good pictures — fast. If fast is what you're looking for we have it condensed into five easy tricks. Read more...

3 Principles to Improve Your Foregrounds
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3 Principles to Improve Your Foregrounds

Russ Barker (LeCCy)

One of the most effective techniques for adding that “WOW!” factor to your landscape photographs is to include an interesting foreground which complements your composition and helps the viewer to see what your subject is. If you plan and design your photograph carefully, the foreground can lead the viewer’s eye through the image, ending at the subject. Read more...

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