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Charity Photography

In addition to giving time and money to your preferred charity, your skills as a photographer are also in high demand. Opportunities to help are everywhere. Here are some suggestions for using your photographic skills for charitable works. 1. Contact your local charities. Ask if they have a need for a photographer – they often […]

Earn Money With Digital Photography – Promote Your Skills

Congratulations! You’re ready to take the next step with your digital photography, and start earning some money with it! There are two avenues you can pursue – you can sell the photographs that you take, or you can provide your photography skills as a service to other people. Either way you go, earning money with […]

Rescuing Grainy Film Photos

I made the complete switch from film photography to digital photography somewhere around 2003 or 2004. So you can imagine my surprise when, while recently digging through some old bags I had stuffed in the back of my closet, I came across several rolls of undeveloped film. I took them to my local one-hour developer […]

Curing Photographer’s Block

Writers aren’t the only folks who suffer from a “block” on occasion. It happens to photographers, too. There are times when we pick up the camera but aren’t inspired to shoot. We know we want the satisfaction of clicking shutters and full memory cards, but we’re just not feeling it at the moment. Here are […]

What Would You Do for the Shot?

I’ve seen some pictures out there that HAD to have put the photographer in a pretty precarious position in order to get the shot. I’ve seen cars rigged with all sorts of miscellaneous structural devices that place the camera outside of the car with the passenger holding a remote shutter release from the inside. I’ve […]

Happy Valentine’s Day, and Elsewhere

Hello, friends! First, let me wish you all a very happy Valentine’s day. I hope that you all will spend it in the exact way that will make you the happiest. Secondly, I wanted to share with you all some links of things that are being talked about in the realm of photography, elsewhere: – […]

Composition Tips – Simplicity

When composing a powerful or memorable photograph, keeping things simple often accomplishes the highest impact. The viewer can identify the subject of the photograph more easily, and appreciate its qualities. A photograph that is composed with simplicity in mind will often draw the viewer’s attention and emotion in a more significant way than a shot […]

Adding atmosphere to situations and landscapes

This post was submitted by Bob Campbell and if you would like to see more of his photography you can check it out here. Adding atmosphere to situations and landscapes is something that I’ve wanted to do for a while now but have not had the chance due to the weather conditions of New England. […]

Gaining, and Keeping, Your Confidence

I’m betting I’m not the only photographer out there who thought they were pretty good, until they saw a photograph taken by someone else that just blew them away, and they thought, “I’ll never be as good as that.” Am I right? Show of hands. It happens to me all the time. And it can […]

Tips for Focusing in the Dark

Taking a long exposure picture in dark conditions can be a challenge, because the camera’s auto-focus capabilities find it difficult to “see” a point of focus. Manual focus can be hard, too, because you can’t see what you’re trying to focus on through the viewfinder! In keeping with this month’s “long exposure” challenge, here are […]