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Whether you're just learning photography basics or you need some advice on an advanced photo technique, our How-To section offers tips for shutterbugs at every level.

Dark Backgrounds In Broad Daylight
How to use your strobe to overpower the sun
Dark Backgrounds In Broad DaylightNo studio? No problem

How To Cut Window Mats
Present fine photographs in the finest possible way
How To Cut Window MatsIn this digital world, the photographic print has become increasingly rare

Five Methods for Bouncing Light
More than just fill, reflected light is very versatile
Five Methods for Bouncing LightFor many photographers, bouncing light means just one thing...

Breaking Bad Photographic Habits
Five bad habits we would all do well to break
Breaking Bad Photographic HabitsWe all have them. They come in infinite forms

Use A Hard Light For Portraits With Pop
Soft light is the standard, but specular lights can be pretty, too
Use A Hard Light For Portraits With PopThe rules of portraiture say you have to use soft light to make your subjects look their best

HDR Basics
Rescue detail in high-contrast scenes with this simple technique
HDR BasicsThere's a common misunderstanding about what HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography actually means.

Photo Experience
Classes, tours and workshops offer valuable instruction and insights to sharpen your skills
Photo ExperienceWhether you're a total beginner or an experienced pro, there's always something new to learn in photography.

Ground Control
Exploring aerial photography with DJI’s Phantom 2 Vision+
Ground ControlDrones are a hot-button topic.

Remote Control
Tools and tech to compose and trigger your camera from a distance
Remote ControlControlling your camera remotely is useful in a variety of situations, from macro photography to group portraits to positioning your camera in places where you can't comfortably be.

Seeing The Light
Understand these six qualities of light for optimal in-camera exposures
Seeing The LightWe all want to get the very best in-camera exposure, and a good exposure is all about correctly capturing light, the main element in every photograph.


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