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How To Shoot For Black and White

The world is full of intense, beautiful colors. As photographers, we soak up the colors around us and use them as part of our compositions — part of the stories we tell with our photographs. But sometimes the absence of color can be powerful.

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Why You Should Upgrade Your Kit Lens

To be fair, modern kit lenses are pretty awesome. But as you grow in your photography journey, you’ll start hitting the limitations. Then, you’ll start wondering if it’s time to move on to a different lens.

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All About Lightroom Collections

Thankfully, Lightroom gives us a couple of handy options for organizing images. Both Lightroom Collections and Smart Collections allow photographers to neatly organize their images right from within Lightroom.

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Formatting Memory Cards

Someone told you once that regularly formatting memory cards is a good idea for keeping your cards in tiptop shape and so you do it. However, you can’t explain what formatting a card does or even why it’s different than erasing images. Read on to find out all the answers to your burning questions about memory cards.

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Shooting Silhouettes

Excited to add some mystery and drama to your photographs? Silhouette photography is stunning and may seem intimidating, but it’s quite simple once you get the hang of it. Grab your camera and start playing around, you just might surprise yourself with the awesomeness you encounter!

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Shooting in Harsh Light

What do photographers and vampires have in common? They both shrink back in fear of bright sunlight. But while vampires are stuck with hiding in the shadows, photographers have a plethora of techniques they can use to counteract and even embrace harsh light.

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Ultimate Guide to Aperture

Everything you need to know about Aperture in this free guide

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