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Basics of Backyard Bird Photography

Basics of Backyard Bird Photography Photography Tutorial: Basics of Backyard Bird Photography By learning to photograph birds, you’ll gain a new perspective on their amazing maneuverability and colorful beauty! Capturing a swooping bird shows how they dart swiftly through the air. Seeing a close-up enlightens the viewer to their colorful feathers. Bird photography is a fun and fast-growing hobby. In this post, we’ll teach you the essentials – bird feeder setup, camera gear, and image editing. Apply what you learn and you’ll...

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Digital Photography: Why Metering Modes Matter

Digital Photography: Why Metering Modes Matter Metering modes matter. As you can see in our image of a catnap, changing the metering configuration makes a big difference in the brightness of a picture. Correctly setting the metering mode will ensure your photographs have the best exposure possible. This is especially important for high-contrast scenes, like the example above. What does metering mean? And what are the different settings? Continue reading and we’ll explain metering and introduce three common modes. Applying these concepts...

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Creative Composition in Colder Months

Creative Composition in Colder Months Photography Tutorial: Creative Composition in Colder Months Can you creatively compose nature photographs during winter months like February in Colorado? Of course you can! Keep these three concepts in mind when you begin creative composition in colder months for a scene you would like to photograph in an artistic way. Identify unique shapes that engage the eye Capture tactile textures which provoke interest Question indescribable abstractions to heighten imagination Developing these...

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Beginning Photographers: Simple DoF Calculator App

Beginning Photographers: Simple DoF Calculator App Apps for photographers are great tools to add to your kit as they are more and more functional these days. A few of our favorites include: Simple DoF Calculator: Great for calculating depth of field for your camera and lens! The Photographer’s Ephemeris: Get the lighting just right…This app is helpful for determining the time and angle of the sunrise for a given date and location Snapseed: Don’t forget the final touches with this easy to use photo editor For now, let’s take a closer look at...

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Fun with Adobe Creative Suite Panels

Fun with Adobe Creative Suite Panels Use Adobe Creative Suite Panels to organize and design your own workspace The possibilities with Adobe Creative Suite are endless. For this reason and more, Adobe CS has become the industry standard for graphic design, video production and many other creative professions. Programs such as Adobe’s Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign have revolutionized several industries and are now more accessible to the average consumer than ever before. At the Digital Workshop Center, we consistently see...

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Adjusting Your ISO to Capture Natural Light and Drama

Adjusting Your ISO to Capture Natural Light and Drama Photography Tutorial: ISO to Capture Natural Light and Drama In my last digital photography blog, I discussed exploring your DSLR’s manual settings to create photos with some depth and punch. Manually choosing your aperture settings is one way. Today, we’ll talk about the importance of adjusting your ISO. In photography, ISO refers to film speed, or how sensitive film is to light. Digital cameras don’t use film, but they do have a sensor which behaves similarly, so the term stuck with the...

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