How to Photograph Fireworks Like a Boss

INTRODUCTION SMARTPHONE TO PHOTOGRAPH FIREWORKS? Want to learn how to photograph fireworks? While the easiest way is to just pull out your smartphone and snap away, smartphone camera technologies are just not quite there yet. Since you are reading this, I am guessing that you are serious about getting awesome photos of fireworks. So I have written this guide to help you go “heavy guns” on fireworks. Shoot? Too easy. Now own it like a boss.       NAVIGATION TABLE OF CONTENTS Section A Gear Requirements Section B Homework Section C Preparation Section D How…

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22 Photography Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

INTRODUCTION TO ERR IS HUMAN Hello and welcome to a post about photography mistakes to avoid – Everything from embarrassing to fatal mistakes. Yes, everyone makes mistakes and no one is perfect. Noobs, hobbyists, professionals and even seasoned masters. It does not matter who, as long as you are human, you will not be spared of misses. But are there times where you just wish you have not done those silly things? This post is exactly the list of stupid stuff that I have done before as a clueless newbie, and these are the…

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How to Do Silhouette Photography

  SILHOUETTE, THE ANCIENT ART Welcome photo ninja, to this not-so-secret guide on how to do silhouette photography. Silhouettes have been around way before photography, and arguably, first found on cave paintings. But I am pretty sure that our caveman ancestors did not call it “silhouette” back then. It is not until 1759 that silhouette was named after the French finance minister Étienne de Silhouette… in a bad way to depict cheaply made portrait outlines. Sorry France, but history is history. Read more of the story on Wikipedia if you want. Today, silhouette is a well…

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Quickstart Ninja Beginners Photography Tutorial

  I GOT A CAMERA, WHAT NOW? Welcome, photo ninja, to this beginners photography tutorial. I know, you might have just got a camera and everything is written in alien language by evil ninjas. I understand the pain, and on top of that, there are too many “secret photography bibles” out there. Way too much boring technical stuff to read. Which is why I wrote this guide, where I have compressed everything you need to know to get started fast. Less boring stuff, more fun. That is what I think photography needs to be. But a small awareness that…

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The Big Picture : How To Shoot Panorama

  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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Step-by-Step Guide On How To Do HDR Photography

  HDR IS A KNOWN BUT UNKNOWN FEATURE? Welcome to a guide on how to do HDR photography. HDR is everywhere these days, but just what is it!? You might have seen a “HDR mode” on smartphones and certain cameras, maybe even heard people say “try to use HDR, it is better”. Why are people using it, but not even knowing what it is? This is the very reason why I wrote this guide – To walk you right through the mysteries of HDR. To get you one step ahead of the game,…

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How to Do IR Photography That Don’t Suck

  WELCOME TO INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY Bored of the “regular photography”? Looking to do some interesting alternate photography instead? Then you should totally learn how to do IR photography (infrared photography). If you are unsure how it looks like, here are a few good examples from Flickr. White trees, white grass and a surreal landscape, those are the characteristics of IR Photograph. These are the secrets of the unseen world, and they look like they totally came out of the matrix world. But you will need some understanding, and have quite a bit of work to capture this surreal…

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Photographers Giving Out RAW Files – Yes or No

THE RAW QUESTION This has been an age old question since RAW files were invented – Should photographers give RAW files to their clients or friends? I believe a small group of people have absolutely no issues in doing so, but why are some people making such a big fuss over this? For those who are new to digital photography, RAW files are the pure, unedited versions of your photos. It is something like the film negatives of the days past. If anyone has a hold of the RAW files, he/she can…

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Live Stream Facebook From Your Desktop With Free Software

LIVE BUTTON, WHERE ART THOU? It’s so annoying. On Android and iPhone, you can just hit the Facebook live button. But on the desktop, the “go live” button is nowhere to be found. Why can’t we Facebook live on desktops? Shouldn’t the desktop be much better than smartphones and tablets? Well, it seems that you can actually go live from the desktop. But technology on the desktop is a little more complicated, so you will need to install additional software to get the magic working. Welcome to my guide on Facebook Live,…

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The Tall Picture : How To Shoot Vertorama

  WHAT THE HECK IS VERTORAMA? Welcome to a guide on how to shoot vertorama. You have probably heard of panorama, a long and ultra wide photo. With today’s technology, it is as simple as panning your smartphone with the “panoramic sweep” feature. Or you can go the old school way of taking many photos, and “stitching” them together in Photoshop. But what happens when you rotate around and take photos vertically? You get vertorama, the cousin of panorama. Strangely enough, vertorama is not commonly used by many photographers. Still, it is very useful…

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