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Beginner Basics – Why Should We Understand the Histogram? (preview)

Photography is my primary means of artistic expression. I have learned the technical aspects, purely as a way to extend my creative ability and fulfill the need to express myself. The mechanical processes of photography have never held too much interest for me, but as my experience has grown, I’ve come to realize that technical […]

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Beginner Basics — Changing Your Perspective (full story)

Story and photography by Viktoria Haack How often does a scene catch our eye and we almost immediately start shooting? I know I’m guilty of this, and sometimes there’s a danger that you will miss a shot altogether if you don’t start to shoot immediately, especially if the light is changing or an animal or […]

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Beginner Basics – Creating Mood (full story)

Story and photography by Viktoria Haack When does a photograph change from being purely documentary to something more? Something closer to art? For me, it’s when the image either captures a mood or generates a mood or emotion in the viewer. My personal definition of a moody image is one that captures or draws forth […]

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Beginner Basics – Tips for Capturing Snowy Winter Portraits (preview)

Story and photography by Viktoria Haack I love snow and am excited every year for the first winter snowfall. By the end of the winter season, however, snow begins to lose its appeal for me, so I’ve learned that if I want to be creative with snow, my interest is at its peak at the […]

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Beginner Basics – My Sunrise Photo Shoot Checklist (full story)

Story and photography by Viktoria Haack The first thing I consider when preparing to shoot a sunrise is what the weather will likely be doing. I often use an app on my phone for this. Depending on what I’m trying to achieve, I usually hope for some cloud that will catch the colour from the […]

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Beginner Basics — A Beginner’s Look at Tripods (preview)

Story and photography by Don Komarechka   Tripods can be a blessing or a curse. In much of my work they are an essential piece of equipment, and in other situations they simply get in the way and obstruct my creativity. When and where to use a tripod is a personal choice and one often […]

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Beginner Basics – Exploring the Unknown Buttons on Your Camera (preview)

By Don Komarechka   Unboxing your camera for the first time is exciting, until you begin to contemplate the myriad of buttons, wheels, dials and menus that seemingly stare back at you. Your first instinct is to open the manual and sink your teeth in, but the camera manual is a technical reference and is […]

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Beginner Basics – What’s in a Filter? (preview)

Story and photography by Don Komarechka The very first accessory usually offered to you after a new camera purchase is a filter. Lens filters serve a number of useful purposes, but they can often cause more harm than good when used in the wrong scenario. Some filters offer protection while others allow for new, creative […]

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Beginner Basics — Free or Cheap Things to Add to Your Camera Bag (Full Story)

Story and Photography by Don Komarechka Dipping your feet into the world of photography can be a wonderful, creative experience, but it comes with challenges. Because photographic topics and genres can be so varied, you might want to spend some time exploring various facets of the art form; this can get expensive. Photographic equipment usually […]

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Beginner Basics — Working With Telephoto Lenses (preview)

  Many landscape and nature photographers crave the experience that telephoto lenses provide. It’s usually the first new lens purchase after buying a camera. Shooting with a telephoto lens offers a different set of challenges that new photographers often struggle with; motion blur, incorrect exposures and out-of-focus images are commonplace. These obstacles to great images […]

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Beginner Basics — Colour and Photographic Potential (preview)

  Of the many elements responsible for a great image, beginners usually ignore colour when considering their compositions. It’s easy to understand why — there’s so much to worry about. Focus, exposure, leading lines and balance; stressing out about the “rules” of composition sucks the fun out of photography. The easiest way to find great […]

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