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Shoot a Blur-Free Digital Picture

Moving things can prevent you from getting a clear digital picture. The movement of your finger pressing the shutter button can cause a blurry picture from slight movement of the camera. The motion of [more…]

Use Light to Compose Your Photograph

The possible brightness values in the scenes you photograph range from dark shadows to bright highlights. When you photograph a scene, pay attention to the direction from which the light is coming. [more…]

Use Color to Compose Your Photograph

Color is another element you can use when composing your digital photographs. The human eye is drawn to warm colors like reds, yellows, and oranges before it recognizes cool colors like blues, cyans, and [more…]

Compose Digital Photographs Using a Wide-Angle Lens

Taking a picture with a wide-angle lens nets a huge amount of real estate in the frame — sometimes too much real estate. When you review images photographed with a wide-angle lens on your camera LCD monitor [more…]

Place the Horizon Line in Your Landscape Photo

When you photograph a beautiful landscape or an animal, placement of the horizon line can make or break the image. If you place the horizon line in the center of the image, your viewer doesn’t know which [more…]

Create a Focal Point in Your Digital Photograph

Photography is an art form. Good photographers use rules of composition to create a compelling photograph people will want to look at. Here's how to visualize your image, arrange what’s in the frame, and [more…]

Compose a Pleasing Image with Your Digital Camera

Your job as a photographer is to arrange the elements in the frame into a pleasing composition that will result in a compelling image that people will want to look at. When you put the viewfinder to your [more…]

Choose a Vantage Point for Nature Photographs

Shooting all your landscape pictures standing up does not result in the most compelling image. Here's how to choose a low vantage, a high vantage point, or photograph at eye level in nature. [more…]

The Center of Interest of a Nature Photograph

The center of interest or focal point in a photo is the predominant feature in the image, the feature to which the viewer is first attracted. When you create a photograph of a landscape, look for a predominant [more…]

Landscape or Portrait Format

In photography, landscape format, when the image is wider than it is tall, is perfect for the majority of landscape photographs. However, portrait format [more…]

Visualize Your Image before Taking a Digital Photo

Your first step in taking a great digital photograph is knowing the story you want to tell with your photograph. Before you take a picture, ask yourself what you’re trying to portray. [more…]

How to Photograph Backlit Subjects

When the sun illuminates the back of your subject, it is backlit. When your camera meters for a backlit subject or object, it is much darker than the rest of the scene. You can deal with a backlit object [more…]

Tips for Twilight Photography

Photographing landscapes after dusk is not as easy as photographing during the day. Twilight offers low light, which means you’ll have to increase the ISO setting, and many cameras are extremely noisy [more…]

Use Shapes and Patterns in Your Nature Photographs

Sometimes, you get lucky and nature arranges shapes wonderfully; all you need to do is find the right vantage point to get a great photo. Other times, you have to help Mother Nature by creating an artistic [more…]

Learn to Take Great Photos of Birds

The best way to get great digital photographs of any birds is to study them. Spend more time shooting and less time driving to places where you think birds [more…]

The Right Equipment for Photographing Birds

Bird photography is very rewarding. However, it can be quite challenging to get good photographs of birds when you don’t have the right equipment. In addition to knowing about your subjects, you also need [more…]

Take Pictures of Birds at a Bird Feeder

If you like bird photography, you can take great photos in your backyard. You can get stunning pictures of cardinals, blue jays, and hummingbirds. All you need is a bird feeder, some bird feed, and a bit [more…]

How to Photograph Small Birds

The smaller birds can be very interesting subjects for nature photography. You find small birds in many places. The best place to photograph them is in their natural habitat. For example, this catbird [more…]

How to Photograph Wading Birds

Wading birds are interesting subjects for nature photographers. They have tall spindly legs like stilts that keep their bodies high above the waters in which they fish. They also have pointy beaks that [more…]

How to Photograph Birds of Prey

You’ll be better prepared to photograph birds of prey if you know where to find them and know something about their lifestyles. You can find this information in books or through your local Audubon Society [more…]

How to Photograph Birds in the Nest

If you’ve never photographed large birds in a nest, do an online search for “rookeries” in your state. These areas are where birds can find materials and a sheltered area for building nests and tending [more…]

How to Photograph Birds in Flight

Birds in flight are great subjects for nature photographers. When you’re photographing a bird in the nest or at rest, the bird may soon take off in search of food or to pick up building material for a [more…]

The Best Places to Photograph Wildlife

State parks and wildlife preserves are wonderful places to visit and capture compelling photographs of wildlife. In these places, animals get to roam in their native habitats with only minimal intrusion [more…]

Find Wildlife to Photograph

Photographing animals is an exciting part of nature photography. Photographing wild animals is similar to hunting, yet your prey survives to live another day. First, you will need to find wildlife. [more…]

Camera Settings for the Wildlife Photographer

You have a digital SLR camera and want to photograph wildlife. If you’re ready to go on safari with your camera, read on. These suggested camera settings for wildlife photography will help you get great [more…]

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