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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.



Discovering Magic
How a happy accident can unlock new photo techniques
Discovering MagicI've always enjoyed shooting out of focus (on purpose) for images that feel more like dreams than reality.

5 Game-Changing Photo & Video Apps
Funky effects, powerful sharing and more for your phone
5  Game-Changing Photo & Video AppsI’m not one who typically takes my phone photography particularly seriously

Surf's Up
A veteran surf photographer's passion for the print
Surf's UpWith over 120 magazine covers to his credit, Sean Davey understands the power of print as the ultimate expression of a photograph.

How To Photograph Art Like an Expert
Copy work is one thing. Making beautiful images of artwork is entirely another
How To Photograph Art Like an ExpertMy friend Elon Schoenholz is a talented photographer who is often hired by museums to photograph gallery interiors and artwork

Photographic Copy Work
Lighting and photographing flat art on a copy stand or on a wall
Photographic Copy WorkThe foundation of photographically reproducing two-dimensional images is called copy stand photography, or copy work

Ultimate Imaging Combo
Capturing unbelievable detail with today’s advanced photo technologies
Ultimate Imaging ComboWhat does it take to show off the capabilities of advanced photo-printing technology?

Contrast Correction and Color Balance By The Numbers
Using the eyedropper and the info palette to measure contrast and white balance
Contrast Correction and Color Balance By The NumbersNo matter what mood you’re trying to create in a photograph, one thing about exposure values generally remains true

Black-And-White Magic
Try monochrome conversion for a dramatic effect
Black-And-White MagicI usually give how-to advice in this column, and I'll do that here.

Learning to Light Shiny Objects
To light reflective surfaces, you actually light what they see
Learning to Light Shiny ObjectsWhat happens when you try to photograph a reflective surface such as glass, chrome or gold?

Climbing Downtown Boston
Photographing a rare opportunity for a birds-eye view
Climbing Downtown Boston"I'm never going to climb this tower again," says McNally. "I'm never going to have this opportunity again, so I want this to come to completion all the way through."

Snow Photography Tips
Lighting and composition tips for shooting in snow
Snow Photography TipsHere are five keys to success when working in snow



 
 

 
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