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Have you ever stood outside on a clear night and looked up into the sky and seen all of those sparkly little jewels up there? Then you have grabbed a camera and tried to photograph what you see in all of its brilliance, ...

How to Photograph Stars

Landscapes - Postcards and Pictures, Tutorials

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Take your camera off Automatic  and get better results I have been told on many occasions that my camera takes beautiful photos. This is quite a compliment but it is perhaps a little misguided because, while my camera does ...

Comparison between a Camera in Manual versus Automatic mode

Portraits, Strobist, Tutorials

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A few simple tips to photographing better sunsets One thing we can all appreciate is a good sunset and around Auckland (New Zealand) we have quite a few awesome examples. Often when you are out you may only have your phone ...

How to Photograph a Sunset

Landscapes - Postcards and Pictures, Tutorials

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  Step One – Check the weather This might sound a little strange, but cloudy and overcast weather is best for taking waterfall photographs. Direct or bright sunlight makes the white in a waterfall too bright, which ...

8 Steps to Photographing a Waterfall

Landscapes - Postcards and Pictures, Tutorials

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If you are not in the studio but want professional studio looking shots, a white or light coloured wall can save your life. Recently I was taking photos on location in Auckland and the idea was to get a series of portfolio ...

Power of a White Wall

Fashion - Editorial Shoots, Strobist, Tutorials

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Working with a Circular Polarizing Filter This is a tutorial on what a Circular Polarizing Filter or CPL can do for your photos!   Should I use a Polarizing Filter? Comparison between using a Polarizing Filter ...

To Polarize or not to Polarize

Landscapes - Postcards and Pictures, Tutorials

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Something a little different! Professional Photos was approached by a producer who had created a track and who wanted to apply for funding to create the music video. My friend Jo had done the vocals on the track and she has ...

Angelic Concept Shoot

Commercial and Events, Fashion - Editorial Shoots, Strobist, Tutorials