How to Use Depth of Field to Improve your Photos?

Camera lens holding depth of field

The depth of field in an image is how much of the picture is in focus (area of image in focus). Beginners would want the entire image  in focus, and even though that is often the case. Sometimes it’s better to reduce the depth of field in a scene and make the background soft and blurry. Suggested read: 14 tips to prevent blurry images 7 causes More...

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Insect macro photography tips and photograph of a ladybug
By Tristan Taylor On Saturday, January 2nd, 2016
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Macro Photography Tips — Things to Know before Photographing Insects

Insect macro photography is a fun and rewarding area of photography, but it is tricky to get a good shot. There are different factors (light, composition) to consider to get good results In insect macro photography. More...

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By Tristan Taylor On Monday, June 15th, 2015
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Smart Tips on Street Photography for Beginners

Street Photography for beginners If you are looking forward to start shooting on the street, here are some street photography tips to get you started. Like every genre of photography, you need to have the utmost More...

BMT bike rider sports photography
By Tristan Taylor On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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4 Essential Sports Photography Tips For Utter Beginners

Sports photography or action photography, one of the popular of photography types, might seem a bit intimidating for a beginner in photography. All the amateurs who have bought themselves an expensive camera, and More...

high magnification macro photography of frog using lens reversal technique
By Vidhu S On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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Lens Reversal Technique for High Magnification Macro Photography — Part 2

In part 1 of this tutorial, I explained magnification in macro photography and the things you need to reverse an 18-55mm kit lens for high magnification macro photography. In this article, I explain the following More...

reverse 18-55mm lens high magnification macro photograph of crab spider
By Vidhu S On Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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Lens Reversal technique for high magnification macro photography — Part 1

I have explained the lens reversal technique earlier. It is one of the techniques I like because of the reasons I mentioned before. I have been getting a lot of questions on reverse lens technique ever since I published More...

fashion photography by evgeny lanin. A model sitting inside a car
By Tristan Taylor On Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
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6 Useful Fashion Photography Tips for Amateurs

Fashion photography, like any other genre of photography, is a work of art. People hardly want to know the secret behind captivating stills of glamorous divas that appear in various magazines. Many of them take More...

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By Vidhu S On Friday, January 16th, 2015
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How Kungfu Panda Teaches Composition in Photography

I am sure you have seen kung fu panda movies. It cracks me up every time I see it. Well, I guess it does that to anyone who watches it. But, as you may know, it’s not just about making people laugh. It teaches More...

A trio of Ground Squirrels in the Kalahari desert engaging in mutual social grooming
By Tristan Taylor On Friday, January 2nd, 2015
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4 Effective Tips to Improve the Quality of Low Angle Shots

There’s more to this world than what normally meets the eyes. Shots taken by pro photographers often bring out this “moreness”, when we go through those snaps, an oomph feeling kicks in and we end up praising More...

two lions fighting
By Tristan Taylor On Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
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9 Wildlife Photography Tips For Beginners

It is a myth that wildlife photography is for professionals. But, there are lots of experienced amateurs who take outstanding wildlife photographs. Usually, beginning amateur photographers shoot average quality More...