Photography Glossary: P-R

01 July 2015

Polarizing Filter: polarized filter that reduces the effects of glare from reflective surfaces, while intensifying colors and enhancing image detail. Positive: the result of processing slide film, where the original colors in the image are maintained and embedded on a clear plastic sheet or slide. The positive is used to project the image onto a […]

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Photography Glossary: N to P

Photography Glossary: N to P

24 June 2015

This weeks Photography Glossary letters are “N” to “P”: Negative: the result of processing print film, where original colors in the image are reversed. Obtaining a negative is the step prior to getting a developed print. Neutral Density Filter: filter that is gray in color; used to minimize light-reflecting exposure to the film without affecting […]

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Photography Glossary: M

Photography Glossary: M

17 June 2015

Continuing with our Photography Glossary article series, this weeks letter is “M”: Macro: refers to the ability of a lens to close-up on a subject. The term is also used to describe close-up photography, i.e. Macro photography. If a subject is reproduced in a larger size than its original, then the term applies. Macro Lens: […]

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Wedding Photography: Documenting the Story

Wedding Photography: Documenting the Story

10 June 2015

Weddings are filled with wonderful moments and smiling, happy people. Because it is such a big event, people are always glamorously dressed and peaceful colors and flowers surround the venue. Wedding photography makes for excellent photographs when done right, and since everyone is so willing to be in the shot, it is a great place […]

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Tips for Photographing Birthdays

Tips for Photographing Birthdays

03 June 2015

Birthday pictures must always include the classic shots of the candles being blown, the guests singing the happy birthday song, and the presents being opened. For children’s birthdays, finding a good shot isn’t hard. Focus on their running and get an action shot, or snap right when they are taking a swing at the piñata. […]

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Alfred Eisenstaedt – Photographer of the Century

27 May 2015

Alfred Eisenstaedt has been deemed “the father of photojournalism,” as well as the “photographer of the century.” Mainly known for his amazing work with candid photographs, the photographer began his career at the age of 14, the day he got his first camera. By 1927, Eisenstaedt had sold his first photograph, later joining Pacific and […]

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Photography Glossary I to L

20 May 2015

Periodically, I’m going to make posts that showcase photography glossary terms as a way to help improve your knowledge of photography. This posts covers terms from I to L. Enjoy! Image plane: plane where a sharp image forms, generally at 90-degree angles from the optical axis. Incident Light: light deriving from the top of the […]

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Photographing In Different Weather Conditions

13 May 2015

Many photographers avoid situations with fog, mist, rain, and lightning. Perhaps they believe that photographs can’t look beautiful and inviting under these conditions, but in their misconception, they are missing out on a whole spectrum of images that can be captivating and dramatic. Storm Clouds and Lightning: Storm clouds add a dramatic air to any […]

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Digital Photography: Seeing It Through The Right Photography Filter

06 May 2015

There will always be divided opinion on the merits of “artistic” photography. For some people, a photograph which depicts an everyday face or item in a different way is worth looking at because it is interesting. For others, it will be considered the height of pretentious idiocy. The view that you take on this conundrum […]

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Wildlife Photography, Catching The Animals By Surprise

26 April 2015

Photography has been around for more than a century and our topics will never cease. There is portrait, landscape, wedding, and wildlife photography just to name a few. One of the most rewarding styles of photography centers on wildlife. It may take you several hours before finding the perfect picture and capturing it, but the […]

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