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7 steps for taking better photos-beginner's guide
Hello and welcome to my little guide on how to make better photos*.
*Photos that are technically correct; with little grain, right exposure, right composition, etc.
So, some of you have probably gotten a new camera during the holidays and it's so shiny and look at all the details, is that a pore on my face, and everything is great, but what are all these numbers and letters on my screen, let's just use auto mode. And then it all begins. The depression. The photos lack something... That sparkle of life, you know. You ask why? Is this the way of god trying to tell me that I have no talents and that I wasted my money?
NO.
You just need a bit of guidance, that's all. Here are some tips for beginners and those who might need it.

:bulletblue:Step 1
It's safe now to turn off auto mode.

What are you saying?! These are too complicated to understand, why should I?
You remember that thing that lacks? That thing is - you, your touch. All the numbers seem hard, but
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How to improve your skills in close-up-photography
Since many people asked me how I take my pictures and why they are so "special", I would like to tell you how I manage things when I take pictures.
I. Finding the location
When I go outside to take pictures of nature, I do barely have any concepts in my mind. I just go and let nature inspire me. The first important step is finding a location.It is not that difficult to find an interesting background. I personally do prefer backgrounds which are not monochrome. Many shades of light (light and dark contrasts or different colors) make your picture interesting, no matter if the final result will be monochrome or colorful in the end.I look out for locations where not many people are. Like a big meadow in front of a house or a field or forests. (Forests do have the special plus that it does almost always have different light shadings I mentioned in 2).
II. Know your possibilities!


You have found your favourite location? Great! Many people do the mistake to
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Tips for the creative photographer #2
Im by no means saying I am any expert, but I hope some of this might prove beneficial. :)
Screw the rules
It is very good to know and be aware of composition, correct exposure, to compensate or not to, but it does sometimes mess with your own creative approach.
The camera and lens is plastic, metal and glass and just tools for you to use, they should be treated as such.
A good thing is to get that perfectly exposed and composed shot out of the way and then just flip to a new page.
Try for instance to take a picture of something with the sun behind it and completely blow the whites out leaving the subject correctly exposed without the use of a flash, it might just be the shot you choose instead of the "correct" one. :D
Props
Absolutely no harm in using other tools than just the camera and a tripod, people have gotten cover shots of eagles diving in the water for food the photographer has brought and thrown there as bait.
Spray some water on a flower on a sunny day, who ha
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Photography Troubleshooting: The Watermark FAQ
"How do I protect my photography and art in general?"
~Eitvys200

"As Eitvys200 pointed out, at least 1 journal per month makes it to the top of the list and is about stealing art. Sometimes this is something small such as posting a piece to facebook, other times you see hoards of pieces on a  website selling wallpapers or something similar. Regardless of how it happens, or where, it can hurt just as much to see your hard work disregarded and especially someone else profiting or taking credit.
Protecting work is a huge deal for some people, and not for others. It depends entirely on your outlook - how you view your work and indeed whether or not there needs to be some constrictions on it due to the content being a child, or family member. But how do we protect our work properly from art theft and wrongful use? The simple answer is you can't provide for every eventuality. Even if you upload your work to a website where right click -> copy is disabled,
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Photography Troubleshooting: How to work with Mist
Getting the camera out, and the scarf, hat and gloves, and heading into a misty morning or hazy evening can result in the best kind of photographs. Atmospheric, moody and ultimately a fine example of whatever current season you're in - these kinds of shots present themselves at awkward moments so it's vitally important to be prepared. In previous years I've got up at the crack of dawn and ventured out with all the excitement of a young child on their first day of school - only to come home with a grazed knee and broken felt tip pens. Or rather, washed out, blurred and altogether rubbish photographs.

Fog is a popular mist - we often get confused and just term it all as fog or all as mist. It's not quite like that. It's all about the visibility, if we can see less than 1km through it then it's fog. If we can see between 1 - 2 km then it's mist. So when is the best time to catch these ground level clouds at their best?  Fo
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How to take the best possible images at night.
This is mainly directed and nightsky photography but it will apply to all sorts of night photography where you are limited when it comes to light.
I will structure this step by step for ease of use, once you have touched all points you will be ready to tackle the night with all its challenges.
Step 1 - The Camera
Over at DxOMark they are very good at testing stuff the scientific way, some will argue the real world application and images instead and I agree with both, but for iso which is so important for night photography this would be my first stop: http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Ratings/Sports
Find your camera and note down the iso sensitivity, you have to forget about the dynamic range a bit here as with high iso you will not even get close to the cameras max performance.
Step 2 - The lens
Find your lens here: http://www.lenstip.com/lenses_reviews.html
The one thing they do here that dxomark does not is test the lens for coma and astigmatism, the first would
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Photoshop Alternatives
Photoshop Alternatives

Photoshop is one of the worlds most popular programs for editing images, but at $699.00 USD, it can put a huge dent in our wallets. So today I'm going to list off a few Photoshop alternatives, some that are free and some that are cheaper then what Adobe may offer. Now, these programs may not offer the exact same bells and whistles that Photoshop offers, but they still work extremely well. Some people actually prefer a free editing program to Photoshop. It's all about personal preference! 
Free Alternatives


GIMP
Price: Free
Platform: Linux, Windows, Mac
An open-source alternative to Photoshop that's avaliable for Linux, Windows, and Mac. GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program.  GIMP offers a wide a large variety in tools, very similar to Photoshop, and is a great alternative if you're looking for a no-cost image edito
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falower
jill
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Philippines
my username is pronounce as falawer because i usually say flower with an "A". my name is somewhere up there. my real name, that's a secret i'll never tell.

Current Residence: Philippines
Favourite genre of music: alternative, blues... etc
Favourite photographer: photographers in deviantart :D
Favourite style of art: dark, gothic, tim burton style,
Favourite cartoon character: jack skellington, haruno sakura, joker, harley quinn
Personal Quote: "trust no one"
Interests
For my journal today, 16th of June, I started painting. Like any work I do, it starts out to be crappy or rather rubbish but I hope it will turn out good. I've been wanting to paint since last year. I wanted to try oil painting but I don't have a budget of my own to buy oil paints which are expensive on my part. I have to practice my skills first in water colouring before I start with oil painting. I've been trying to sketch using drawing pencils. I have succeeded in drawing a portrait of a human. I think I can even sketch the outline in few minutes if the angles are not that hard for me. It gives me joy in achieving that. I thank those kids who inspire me to draw. Though I am pleased with my portrait, I am now depressed because I'm starting to have a difficulty in sketching animes, in which I need to master it in order for me to create animation easily enough. I have failed to do my part on my photography. It makes myself sick just realizing it again now. I need to prioritize my needs in which my photography will progress on the process of prioritizing. Well so on, wish me a swell talent ahead.
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BladaMerry Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Professional
thanks for the fav :)
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconpufavplz: Many, many thanks, Jill :wave:
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creativemediaph Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
salamat sa +fav :happybounce: 
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NDCott Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank-you for the favorite
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thank you!
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stratman50th Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014   Photographer
Thank you for the favorite.
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Chiichiichan94 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx for the fav :hug:
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anticuus Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013   Photographer
Thank you for the support! :rose:
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silver-bluewind Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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TimothyTook Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Thank you foe the fave! :D
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