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Photography Articles: Beginning Photography

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Are you just beginning with photography and need help? You're in the right place. The following beginning photography articles will point you in the right direction. They give you a wealth of information to help you get going. I wish I had read these articles when I was getting started... it would have saved me a ton of time!

  • Three Top Digital Photography Tips from BetterPhoto Instructors
    by Kerry Drager

    Team BetterPhoto is comprised of some of the world's best master photographers. In this article, we have collected some beginning digital photography tips and tricks from three of our most expert online instructors. These tips on lighting contrast, flash output, and camera settings will point you in the right direction and help you make your own masterpiece photographs. Read Three Top Digital Photography Tips from BetterPhoto Instructors...
  • How to Better Photograph Baby Animals
    by Jim Miotke

    I recently got to photograph a baby raccoon with my wife, Denise. The picture-taking was so much fun! When looking over the resulting pictures, however, I also saw many photos that were not great. Then it occurred to me that looking at both the keepers and the losers might help you learn how to take better pictures. So I selected 10 pairs of pictures that show what works and what doesn't work. Note that, in many cases, both of these before and after photos are fine. Sometimes one is not necessarily better than the other. They often just have different effects on the people who look at your photos. So let's begin by taking a look at a pair of two good photos. Read How to Better Photograph Baby Animals...
  • Digital Photography: Avoid the Snapshot Modes
    by Peter K. Burian

    Digital cameras offer many fully automatic modes and options, making it easy for novices to take nice pics. But the simplicity of automation can also lure photo enthusisasts into the trap of point-and-shoot picture taking. That can lead to lower technical quality and a lot of so-so snapshots. All too often, the photos are not technically excellent or effectively composed, so they do not offer the visual appeal that friends expect from our images. Read Digital Photography: Avoid the Snapshot Modes...
  • Intro to Photography Assignments
    by Jim Miotke

    The best way to begin learning photography is simply to do it. As they say, practice makes perfect. Practice also causes you to think of new things to photograph, as well as questions and fun new photo ideas. In this Intro to Photography Assignments, you'll find several ideas to keep in mind when you head out with your camera. Doing one or more of the following photo assignments will get you going on your path toward becoming a master photographer. These assignments are designed to inspire you and help you improve as a photographer. Whether you get to that "master photographer" status, you'll find yourself having a lot of fun in the process. Read Intro to Photography Assignments...
  • Shadow Play: Working with Light
    by Kerry Drager

    In the world of natural light, high contrast can mean high drama in your photographs. With the right scene and the right approach, the striking interplay of brights and darks can create some of the greatest, most dynamic show stoppers in outdoor photography.

    In particular, shadows can produce a quick and powerful impact, since they emphasize form over detail. Best yet, chasing shadows is a creative pursuit for enthusiasts who prefer either color photography or black and white photography. Read Shadow Play: Working with Light...

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