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How to Take Great Birthday Party Pictures

Birthday parties are near the top of the list of events where taking pictures are as important as the event itself. Cameras were made for moments like this! They’re full...
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Taking Pictures in the Snow

Often times when you take pictures in the snow with your camera on “auto”, the result is an underexposed photo (too dark). All the white in the snow fools your camera, th...
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How to Take Night Cityscape Pictures

There’s something special about a contrasty night scene that really pleases my eye, or maybe it’s all the sparkling lights! Taking great shots at night can be a litt...
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Use Fill Flash for Better Outdoor Photos

When you think of using your flash, what “conditions” come to mind? Is it dark rooms and nighttime shots of people? Do you use your flash outside during the daytime? One...
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Where Did I Put That Picture? A Guide for Managing Your Image Files

The other day I was looking for an image of the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis. To find it I simply went into my photo organizer and searched for “Stone Arch Bridge”. I...
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The Decisive Moment (When to Click)

A while ago a friend made some very encouraging comments about my photos. She basically said she saw big improvements in my work. It caused me to stop and think. What has...
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How To Photograph Fireworks

Is your city putting on a massive display of fireworks this weekend? Or maybe just your neighbor Chip? Wherever the show is, here’s a few tips to capture those loud spark...
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8 Quick and Easy Ways to Improve Your Photos AFTER the Shot - A Beginner’s Guide to Editing

Most of us take photos that could use a little tweaking afterward. Whether it’s to fix a mistake, or give your picture a little extra sizzle and shine. Sometimes the diff...
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