9 Ways to Create Smoke for Photography

INTRODUCTION A SMOKY SITUATION? Welcome to my guide on how to create smoke for photography. Want to add some drama and epic to your photos? Smoke and fog is probably one of those answers, but most photographers will run into a wall with this – Where do we even get smoke from? After searching much of the Internet, I have found several ways to create smoke for photography. I put my hands to try some of those, and compiled a list plus my thoughts on each method.      …

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How to Choose the Perfect Camera and Lens

INTRODUCTION WHICH CAMERA GEAR IS SUPER EFFECTIVE? Welcome to my guide on how to choose a camera and lens. There are hundreds of cameras and lenses in the world now – It is no wonder people get so lost in choosing their new camera gear. Good for you rich people, you can just “gotta buy em all”. But as for the rest of us poor folks, we have to choose super effective gear, and stick with it for a long time. So this is what the guide is all about, helping you to choose…

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Solving The Mystery of Exposure Triangle

INTRODUCTION WHAT THE HECK IS AN EXPOSURE TRIANGLE? Welcome beginner photo ninja, to this guide on solving the mystery of what is exposure triangle in photography. I understand, most people can’t wait to snap away with their new cameras – But just can’t get things right with photos that are too bright or too dark. That was how I was as a beginner too, and I figured that the basics are necessary for epic photos. I then looked at many tutorials online, and the exposure triangle was the first thing to…

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Photography Composition Rules for Great Photos

INTRODUCTION THE BEAUTY OF PHOTOGRAPHY How do you make photos look good? Just by applying photography composition rules, the basics and experimenting. Yep. That’s what a professional photographer told me when I just got started, and it really is that simple. Some of you guys might think photography as an art that needs a lot of raw talent to go far, but nope. Not really. Think about it. The best “art” that I can draw are stick figures, and now… feel free to check out my gallery. I picked up photography for fun,…

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Photography Lighting Basics

INTRODUCTION ALL ABOUT LIGHT Welcome to a guide on photography lighting basics. Lighting has always been the photographer’s best friend, and biggest bugbear. Use it right, you get an award winning photo. Get it wrong, just hide that photo, and never let people set eyes on it. This guide will walk you through the basics of light that is related to photography. It will explain things like shadows and highlights, the difference between blacks and whites, and also the laws of light – Hopefully you will have a better understanding of…

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How To Do Levitation Photography in 5 Ninja Ways

INTRODUCTION THE MAGIC OF LEVITATION PHOTOGRAPHY Welcome to my humble guide on how to do levitation photography, where I will show you guys the magic to make people fly… or at least make it look like so. Sadly, human’s cannot fly. Luckily, humans are smart. We shall dive into five methods of doing levitation photography, and only one of them will involve Photoshop. So you purists don’t have to worry too much – this is 80% purist friendly and 4/5 Photoshop free guide. Some sugar added, but no preservatives. Now onto creating…

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Photoshop VS Lightroom. Which is better?

INTRODUCTION THE AGE OLD QUESTION Aliens versus Predator, Marvel versus Capcom, and the age old question, Photoshop versus Lightroom. Putting the other apps aside, I guess this is also the first question people who are interested in photo editing will ask. Which is the better app for editing, Photoshop or Lightroom? What is the difference between Photoshop and Lightroom? I know, there are already a lot of these “difference” articles out there. So I shall do something a little more than the rest. Apart from an apple orange comparison, I shall add a bit of history and my personal experiences with…

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How to Edit Amazing Landscape Photos

INTRODUCTION UNLIMITED CREATIVITY! Welcome to my guide on how to edit landscape photos. I know, editing can be a difficult topic to get started with. As far as I know, there are no limits to creativity. There are endless ways to go about editing, and not a single “correct way” to get started. To top it up, there are a ton of editing bibles out there, and everyone has a different approach to editing. So this is what I will do – I will share my own editing process, and pack this guide full with…

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Photography Lens Filters and The Cheap Fantastics

INTRODUCTION FILTERS, THE PHOTOGRAPHY SEASONING Welcome to a guide on photography lens filters, where I will introduce a long list of filters that I think every photographer should have… and make recommendations of the cheap fantastic that I have used before. Add some spice to your photography without burning a hole in the wallet. Why not? But as I wrote this guide somewhat “for the newbies”, I have included some very basic things about lens filters. So feel free to skip through those sections if you are already an advanced photo…

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The Big Picture : How To Shoot Panorama

INTRODUCTION PANORAMA IS INVENTED BY A HIPPIE PHOTOGRAPHER. NOT. Before we start the proper lesson on how to shoot panorama, I have an embarrassing confession to make… and it is very important for you guys to know the correct history. Know what? I used to think panorama as “pan-o-rama”, invented by a hippie photographer who wore an artist beret hat and panned a camera around to create an ultra wide photo. Well, I was wrong. I later learnt that Panorama is a Greek word, and it meant wide or “all sight” of that sorts. There is even a city…

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