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Photographing WaterfallsPhotographing Waterfalls: A Beginner’s Guide

The first of a series, this guide will help the novice camera user take better photos of not only waterfalls, but anything in general. Future articles will concentrate on more technical areas of waterscape photography including advanced shooting and Photoshop techniques.

Lens FiltersPhotographing Waterfalls: Using Photographic Filters

The second in a series, this guide will help the intermediate camera user take advantage of photographic filters to achieve better photos of waterfalls and waterscapes. Filters, such as the Neutral Density, help achieve special effects like the “silky look” on many waterfall photos.

Take Sharper PhotosHow to Take Sharper Pictures

Not getting the results you’d like out of your camera? Are your photos soft and lack the crisp details you’d expect for the money you paid? Here is a guide to getting crisper, sharper photos from your digital camera. For the beginner and advanced user.

Winter Photography TipsPhotographing snow

This simple guide to photographing in the cold will help you get exposure, color, and a few other things, right before your fingers freeze to your camera.


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