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Photography 101 – How to Photograph the Night

Photography 101 – How to Photograph the Night!

You need to know a few things before you head out at night to photograph your city. One that I learned was dusk is the best time. Seems like I am always waiting until the sun has completely set before trying the city landscape shots, but it turns out dusk is best.

This first website blog.virgin-atlantic.com had some great tips about photographing the night. One of those tips was talking about dusk, great tip! There were more good tips in there regarding light trails and exposure too.


Here is another one from ephotozine.com This article covers a lot of information – gear, setup, wet weather, exposure, time of day and more. Robin Whalley doesn’t miss a thing when explaining what you need to do to capture the picture you want!


Sometimes it’s really nice to just listen to a tutorial while you’re working.  Amy R has some great tips on how to do night photography

Photography 101 – Tips on Shooting Macro Photography

Photography 101 – Tips on Shooting Macro Photography

I four sites that I think all have great tips on shooting Macro Photography! DPReview is a great photography site to begin with, but this article by Erez Marom does an excellent job giving us some guidelines on what we want in a macro background shot.


Look to Andorama for the 10 quick macro shooting tips! “The secret to successful macro photography is eliminating the variables.”


DIY Photography is one of my favorite go to sites for learning about photography! This is an excellent comprehensive guide to macro photography! Goes into great detail about ratios, equipment, different types of lighting!


PhotoTuts has the 5 fast facts for shooting macro! want the quick list of what you might need to shoot photography then check this one out!


If you have a favorite tutorial for macro photography that you think should be added to the list let me know!

Photography 101 – How to Photograph Waterfalls

Ready for a few tips on how to photograph waterfalls… If you have a tutorial you have read or perhaps you wrote that you would like me to add to the list for Photography 101 – how to photograph waterfalls just let me know. It’s good to have some tips on shooting waterfalls before you go out and shoot a waterfall!

As always digital-photography-school has a good tutorial on shooting waterfalls


NewEnglandWaterfalls.com has some great tips too. They go into shutter speed and tripods and settings, but also what their favorite lenses are.


Be sure to check out RedBubble.com but go beyond this article. Peter Hill knows what he is talking about and does a great job explaining it to his reader


Photo.tutsplus.com always does a great job with their tutorials with pictures and quick tips


Do you have a favorite site you would like to me add to the list?


Photography 101 – What is Aperture?

One of the first things you will learn when you switch your dial to Manual, is aperture! You need to understand how your aperture controls how your picture is going to look. If you want everything in focus you would use a smaller aperture and if you want to have a shallow depth of field you would use a wider aperture to let more light in.

I found some pretty great tutorials I wanted to share with you:

First up is www.photographylife.com

You will find excellent photography tips including this one that talks about aperture!


Digital Photography School always has great photography tips! Here is a good one on Moving toward manual settings, understanding aperture!

Pixelated Photographer has an good article too that you should check out!


This next one, I love www.cambridgeincolour.com! Lot’s of technical information usually more than you know what to do with. But that is why I like it. There is information for the beginner and the advnaced. This post goes over all elements of exposure including aperture.


Do you have a post you think I should add?





Photography 101 – Understanding Exposure


Found this excellent explanation of what exposure is by Matthew Gore he does an amazing job explaining the difference between aperture, f-stop and ISO. Those are the three elements one needs to understand when taking a picture with your DSLR camera.

If this is the first time you’re hearing these words or you have been around your DSLR camera for awhile now, it’s a great video to watch. Even things I think I know about my camera I will watch a video or read and article and think “oh yeah, now I get it” It’s always good to go back and re-learn the things you think you already know. What you will find out is you actually don’t know it all… There is always something new to learn! This is why I love photography, there is always something to learn!

The Three Basics of Exposure and Photography from Matthew Gore on Vimeo.