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40+ Tips For Getting More From Your Camera!

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'The Photographer's Companion' is the hand of a pro on your shoulder, and the steady voice in your head when you are fumbling with your controls.
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Assignment: Blurring the Line

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How many ways can you create blur in the photograph? Here are tips and ideas for using blur to create compelling images.
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Shooting for the Cover

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How do you go about getting a cover-worthy photo? Here are a few quick tips for getting that great cover shot.
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Searching for Macro Subjects

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How do you find your macro subjects? This tiny waterfall was no less beautiful for not calling attention to itself.
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Do you Keyword your Photos?

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Keywords help you find your photographs when you need them - and they are often uploaded as metadata when you use your photos online.
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Quick Black and White Conversion

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When Varina Patel converts an image to B&W, she usually uses Nik Silver Efex Pro. Here's a video that shows how she converted this photo.
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How to Clean Your Tripod

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After shooting in salt water and sand in Hawaii, our tripods were badly in need of cleaning. Here is how we clean our tripod.
Touched with Light - Varina Patel

Flower Portraits

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Photographing flowers isn't easy. Getting close to the ground can be a challenge in itself... and wind and sunlight add complications too.
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Put Your Brand On It!

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If you're building a business as an photographer, you want your brand to stand to your clients. Here are tips on how to build your brand.
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How Can I Simplify an Image?

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Simplifying an photo can be difficult, but it starts with choosing a simple subject. Here are some easy to follow tips from Varina Patel.