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A Beginner’s Guide to Dynamic Range (Plus Useful HDR Photography Tips)

If you have created even one photo with a digital camera you are already aware that what you see is almost never what you get. This is due to several factors. First of all, the lens can geometrically affect the field of view because it mostly differs from the field of view our eyes have. But that is the least of a problem. Biggest difference is in the contrast, more precisely in the difference between the shadows and highlights.

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A Review of the Fuji XF 14mm 2.8

Unlike the world of the DSLR, the mirrorless ecosystem is not awash with what could be regarded as ultra wide angle lenses. One that does stand out is the Fuji XF 14mm f2.8. It was released originally as a companion to the Fuji X-Pro1 but will fit any of Fuji’s current interchangeable lens models including the XT1. These cameras use an APS-C sensor which means when we add in the crop factor, the 14mm gives an equivalent filed of view of 21mm. Of course, the major advantage of being designed for an APS-C sensor is that the size can remain more compact than an equivalent full frame version. Let’s see how this lens performs.

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How to Motivate Yourself to Carry Your Tripod Along More Often

Cumbersome, heavy and unnecessary are words that often spring to mind when talking about tripods. All of these words are quite accurate and good excuses not to take a tripod with you. The fact is though, in many cases you can get much better image quality if your camera is tripod-mounted as opposed to handheld. Maybe the light has faded fast, you may have seen an amazing flower, perfect for a tripod locked macro or perhaps that scene in front of you is begging for a deep depth of field. These are all shots you may lose if you don’t have a tripod with you. Today, rather than espouse the benefits of tripods, we are going to look at ways of motivating yourself to take one more often.

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Pelican's wings by ©Sheen's Nature Photography

Abstract Nature Photography: 3 Effective Tips to Create Captivating Images

Abstract art separates reality of a subject through the use of imagery. Instead of an accurate, concrete image, abstract art instead conveys feeling, mood, color, movement and/or texture. While there is not a hard and fast definition of abstract nature photography, we can apply the principals found in abstract art to create captivating images. Exploring and using an abstract approach in nature photography positively impacts our creativity in 1) composition, 2) use of color, movement, lines and texture, and 3) post-processing. When delving into abstract, a key tip is to bring the focus to the elements of the subject versus the subject itself.

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Autumn Through a Macro Lens: 19 Inspirational Images

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all,” wrote Stanley Horowitz. It is apparently the succinctness and vividness with which Horowitz describes autumn that has so resonated with people searching for seasonally appropriate quotes. Accordingly, the macro images that follow all embody, to one degree or another, the brilliant patchwork of seasons that is autumn.

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Lines of light, HELP

We have tons of “street art” here but taking fotos of fotos doesn’t get me too excited unless there is something unusual about it. I have seen this mural many times but just recently noticed the light as the sun was rising so made a project of it this morning. This was done on a […]

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Hi, Cajetan Clement from Sarawak, Malaysia

Hi…I’m an advance enthusiast photographer, love to shoot landscape, human interest conceptual portraits. My name is Cajetan Clement from Sarawak, Malaysia.

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Elderly Gent, BW street portrait

Playing with a new lens. 10mm makes street photography close and personal. 1/60, f3.5, 10mm, iso100 Suggestions? Click foto for Flickr

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A Special Life Plays Ball

MVP in Sepia.jpg by my heart speaks on Light Stalking

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Evening Peak

Ok, first post to the forums, straight in at the deep end…. Evening peak by Geoff571 on Light Stalking Shot in late October while on holiday in Austria. Nikon D90, 45mm (18-105) f9, 3 exposures (-2, 0 +2) blended with luminosity masks, which I’m still is something new for me.

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Downtown from 1st St. Bridge, Los Angeles

IMG_4620_1_2_fused.jpg by mldlalex on Light Stalking

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Introductions

Dad got me a camera when I was about 10 and I had fun shooting family pics. When I got to High school, I was part of the Yearbook staff, eventually editor, and they gave me a twin lens reflex. Dad then got the enlarger etc to equip the darkroom built by the former owners […]

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