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How to take better pictures of a butterfly?

First of all, At the intro part I would like to share some essential information about a butterfly so that you could know more better and generate some more interests in them.Butterflies are beautiful insects and there are thousands of species in habitats all over the world, so the capacity to photograph them is endless. Butterflies often have intricate designs on their wings in addition to different color combinations. In order to photograph a butterfly you need the right equipment, plus lots... continue reading

How to Prevent Image Distortions and Noise

In a previous article I explained how to fix image distortions. Which is fine for photographs that have already been taken, but wouldn't it be nice not to have to fix them in the first place, or at least minimize them?Here are some tips on how to do so:1. Use voice activated or remote shutter. A voice activated shutter is the single most important tool in your image distortion prevention arsenal. It can not only prevent distortions but can... continue reading

How to Find Great Shots While on the Road

Research your route and traveling locationIt is always good idea to research the location you are traveling to, but also the route you will be using to get there. Google for landmarks, viewpoints, natural beauties... Because anywhere you go there is something to photograph, but if you don't do your preparations the chances are that you will miss it. And some of them you will surely find on the road to your final destination. One such landmark is popular attraction from the photo below, Drina... continue reading

Should you always use a tripod?

Almost always I read in photography tutorials to keep my ISO as low as possible and if necessary, use tripod to allow slower shutter speed, and let in more light to the camera sensor. But is it always necessary to use a tripod? In the end everyone must admit, that is quite limiting, especially when we are talking about flexibility and creativity. Ok, maybe modern tripods are more adjustable, but still you need time to set everything up. Is that necessary?I believe in using a tripod in few examples:... continue reading

My first experience with macro photography

A couple of years ago somebody showed me some pictures of macro photography. They looked interesting, however, it did not resonate with me. Now, many years later, I read some booksand looked at videos on Youtube. It turns out that macro photography is a lot more than taking pictures of plants and insects and laying on the ground. So, there was a growing interest.After realising that my regular lenses would not suffice, I looked at possible cheap adjustments:- close-up filters are put on a regular... continue reading

Essentials of Bird Photography

Dear reader,Today, I’ll try to give you some hints about photographing birds in the field. Some of these hints are essential to good bird photographs. At the least, they might help you not be disappointed when you get back home at the end of the good bird photographing activity and see all your images have camera shakes, blurs, and out of focus situations.1 - Be patient. Patience is the key to beautiful bird photographs. It takes some time for the birds to get used to the environment in the... continue reading

Four Steps to Taking Great Photos of Stars and the Milky Way

There are some great opportunities, and challenges, in photographing the night sky. This is especially true if you want to include the Milky Way as in this photo below. Here are four steps to make it easier for you.1. Plan the location.You are looking for the darkest sky possible. In order to capture the Milky Way you will need to find a south facing location (in North America) where you are at least twenty miles or so away from a city or town. Plus the scene should ideally have no light sources... continue reading

Waterfalls and the world beyond them

Or the perks of being a photographer. You get to travel and discover the world and come back with stunning views of places that for starters, us, human beings, can only frame them in our houses. But how do you get to stand out with an amazing waterfall capture?Q&As with Dmitry Rukhlenko.1. What do you feel when you photograph a waterfall?        I enjoy photographing waterfalls. Many of them are charming and photogenic. It is said that the flowing water is one of the things that... continue reading

Tripod or not? Learnt my lessons!

Basically I am not very fond of tripods. On rare occasions you need one and still you have to carry them around all the time. Another reason for not liking them is the lack of flexibility in positioning the camera (for example, horizontal or vertical, or the position I want to take). So, I never take a tripod with me.Coming back from Xi'an in China I noticed that in the hall of the Terracotta Army quite a few pictures had an ISO value of 6400 or close to it. And that the Shutter Speed I choose... continue reading

How To Take Great Pictures of Flowers

The photo (below) in this post of the Snowdrops in my backyard turned out very well. (See the full frame photo in my portfolio). But, it wasn't necessarily going to happen without a bit of planning before snapping the shutter.Here are a few simple steps to consider when you are walking by a nice setting of flowers in order to increase the chances of taking a great shot.If you simply photograph the flowers from waist height you would find that the angle is too high and the distance too great.... continue reading

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