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HDR Wednesday : HDR Primer

Sample HDR Photo of row boats. What is HDR? HDR or High Dynamic Range is a post processing technique that involves taking multiple photos of a scene using different exposures, darkest(under expose), normal exposure, and lightest(over expose) and later combining them together to achieve the so called high dynamic range which is not visible with […]

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Street Photography Tip : Take Your Lens Cap Off

Black Rapid R Strap Lens Cap Holder, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Months ago I came across a new comer who asked me what’s the best street photography tip I can give him, and my answer is Take Your Lens Cap Off.

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Subject for Macro Photography

I used to ask the same question myself when I was new to photography, but lately I’ve been seeing things that can be a good subject for macro shots. Macro photography is all about getting close to the subject capturing an image that most of us don’t see unless we look closer and pay attention […]

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How To Take Photos of the Moon

The first thing I want you to remember is that the moon is very bright, therefore nightime exposure isn’t the answer.

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Be One With Nature. There are Beautiful Creatures Around You.

The world is full of beautiful creatures, you can take photos of wildlife just about anywhere. You can go to a local pond, parks or even a local river near you and take photos of ducks and birds.

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Don’t let The Rain Stop You From Taking Pictures.

Don’t let the rain stop your creativity, and don’t worry too much about your gear getting wet. There are a lot of subjects that you can photograph that will convey the meaning of rain, like for example the photo above. I took this photo earlier today, as soon as I notice that the rain has […]

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Photographing Wildlife In Your Backyard

Birds-08, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Another photo taken from our backyard. Birds are active during spring time. You can find them playing around in the morning between 6 AM to maybe 10:30AM and in the after noon when it starts to cool down around 4:30PM until sunset. Camera : Canon Rebel XS Lens : EF […]

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Choosing the Correct Shutter Speed. Shutter Priority Mode (TV)

lowlight-5718, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Choosing the correct Shutter Speed can be intimidating at first. Here’s what I do, on a bright sunny day, if I need to shoot in SHutter Priority Mode, I set my Shutter Speed to a minimum of 1/400 and set the exposure to -1. I can then go up for […]

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Shutter Priority for Motion Control – (TV) Mode

streets-5657, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. If you want to control motion in your photos, set your dial to the Shutter Priority Mode or TV Mode. Shutter priority makes it easier for us to control the actions on our photo, in this mode all you need to do is select a shutter speed an the camera […]

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Patience is of the Essence When Using an Old Lens.

Birds at the DC Capitol Pond, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Truly patience is your best friend when dealing with fast moving subjects while using an old lens. Taken with a Canon Rebel XS with the EF 70-210mm F/4.

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Shutter Speed is Like the Curtain in Your Window

Motion, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. This photo was featured as one of the 10 Most Interesting Photos of 2009 from the SP@Flickr Group. This is a continuation of my previous post on Shutter Speed. The DSLR can be a confusing and intimidating device for some. Trust me I know, it happen to me and up […]

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Shutter Speed and Low Light

Photo by : Jay Capilo Believe it or not the photo above was taken by an amateur, that’s according to him, but if you take a look at it, it looks like it was shot for a wine commercial.

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