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July 2012

10 Things You Didn’t Know Your Digital SLR Could Do

How long have you been using a DSLR? Are you well acquainted with the various features, controls and settings it offers? You might be well conversant with the various auto modes, shutter speed settings, aperture f-stops, metering modes and the likes. There is still a lot to explore. One quick example I can cite here… Read more

Featured Photographer — An Interview With Crash Taylor

Crash Taylor is a Nottingham based Wedding Photographer. His unique style of capturing the moments has brought him several laurels and recognitions. He was voted as one of the top 10 UK’s winter wedding photographers by Professional Photography Magazine in 2009. He took to photography as a passion and is actively engaged in bringing a… Read more

10 Things They May Not Teach You In A Photography School

If you’re serious about starting a career in photography, getting your diploma at the photography school is not enough. Even though photography schools play a vital role in imparting the technical theories, there are some things that only experience can teach you — your own experience or the experience of others. Most of the professional… Read more

Author’s Intro: This is a guest post by Valerie Byrd. Valerie loves writing about the latest events. As a photographer, she incorporates both talents and does freelance blogging. As photographers, we all treasure photographs, especially when it is close family and friends or something you’ve created with great interest. So, here Valerie is talking about… Read more

Bokeh is just awesome. The aesthetic blur of out of focus lights make up for a perfect background for adding that dreamy look and feel to the portraits. Also it works wonders for nature photography as well — the close-up flower photographs and selectively focused landscape shots. While it may look that you have to… Read more

35 Beautiful Bird Photographs

Birds are the most agile creature. Photographing birds require a lot of patience, observation and practice. But that’s not all. It also needs you to equip yourself with proper technique and long lenses. While the equipment itself costs you dearly for photographing the birds, the other challenges include getting the light right, snapping the composition… Read more

DSLR Picks — Top 5 Secondary Digital SLRs For Pros

Are you looking for a secondary camera? A camera that you can use as a backup camera while on a photography assignment or simply for replacing your high-end gear for the times when you don’t feel like hauling your bulky equipment with you. The secondary cameras are quite common these days; with your camera phones… Read more

How To “Work A Shot” To Get The Composition You Want

What makes some photographs simply stand out of the crowd? Composition is the answer to it. The way you frame the scene, place the subject and arrange the other elements in the frame is what makes all the difference. And how do photographers arrive at a good composition. This is what brings us to today’s… Read more

Author’s Intro: This is a guest post by Jiji Thomas. Jiji Thomas works with SmartPHOTOeditors as a content writer. His interests include blogging, creative writing and photography. You wouldn’t come across a real estate listing without an accompanying picture these days. A picture of a property or a house gives visitors or prospective buyers an… Read more