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Note: You can find a free histogram cheat sheet at the bottom of this article, but you can also download the histogram cheat sheet as a PDF for future reference here: Download a PDF with the Histogram Cheat Sheet + a FREE e-book with 8 techniques that improve your photography skills Use The Histogram And Avoid Coming Home With Badly Exposed Photos It took a long time before I understood how to use the strange multicolored Everest like peaks that my camera displayed on the rear LCD screen. My first idea was how do I turn this damn histogram display off, but then again I decided to

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Posted on September 06, 2018 by Peter Dam in Articles, Photography

One of the most common problems that photographers face when shooting long exposure photography is the issue of 'false light' or 'light leaks' appearing on the photos. It can be a quite frustrating experience to spend time on setting up your equipment, double checking the composition, setting the remote timer for a shutter speed of beyond 4 minutes. Next, you wait for the camera to take the shot and eagerly anticipate a glimpse of your new long exposure fine art, only to discover that there are fat light streaks all across the photo. With exposure times of several minutes per shot, the

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Posted on September 05, 2017 by Peter Dam in Long Exposure, Photography

Here are 30 quick photography tips to help you improve your photography skills. These photography tips are a summary of the 30 days of photo tips, that I ran on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. I have kept them all very short and therefore easier to grasp and remember. Download a FREE e-book with 8 techniques that improve your photography skills Let's get to it: #1: Look for a background with contrast to make your subject ‘pop’. A bright subject will look better against a dark background. #2: For a postcard-like photo of a monument avoid the crowds of normal hours and go at

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Posted on February 09, 2017 by Peter Dam in Photography

  Do you feel that you don’t develop enough as a photographer? Or would you like to become better faster? Take a look at these 8 suggestions that will take your photography skills in the right direction. (more…)

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Posted on June 15, 2016 by Peter Dam in Articles, Photography

Before the invention of Kodachrome in 1936, the only medium that was available to the mass of photographers was black and white photography. With the invention of color printing one would think black and white photography would see it’s demise, but instead, it caused the medium to see a surge in popularity. Loved for its simplicity and raw attitude toward the photograph, learning the art of black and white photography is an expertise that everybody should consider. To break up a black and white photo, you have to take contrast, shape, form, lighting, and the subject into consideration

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Posted on January 06, 2016 by Peter Dam in Articles, Black and White, Photography

Do you need to upgrade your understanding of how to effectively use color theory in your photography? Here is a little help on how to apply it in your photography. Even though the focus in this article is nature and landscape photography, you can apply these principles in every type of photography. When you’re starting out in photography, it’s fine to begin by experimenting and following your instincts. But at some point, if you want to continue improving, you’ll need to add a little theory. Knowledge of the Color wheel  is an essential part of any artist’s education, and very relevant

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Posted on December 15, 2015 by Peter Dam in Articles, Photography

  Long exposure photography is becoming increasingly popular in photography. The most important element is patience. You carefully have to set up the tripod, compose carefully to get any distracting elements out of the way. When you press the shutter button, you have to wait...for 30 seconds, ...or 1 minutes, ....or 2 minutes, ......or even 5 minutes. If the exposure is not exactly right, you have to try once more. However, even though it can be time-consuming it is also very rewarding. With the right frame of mind, you wind down, get a break and de-stress doing this kind of

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Posted on October 19, 2015 by Peter Dam in Articles, Long Exposure, Photography

  You will do everything it takes to become a better photographer (or maybe even a pro). You try to do everything right. You put in the extra hours. You take photos every day. You are open for learning. But, you don’t really develop? Why? I will tell you! (more…)

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Posted on October 09, 2015 by Peter Dam in Articles, Featured, Photography