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Photography tips for photographers of all skill levels

I write articles on topics as diverse as night photography, travel photography, portrait photography, street and even macro photography, or curate the highest quality content from photographers I know personally.

photography tips, tutorials and guidesPhotography tips for anyone who’s looking to improve their skills in photography.

Other readers such as yourself find my monthly photography challenges gets them out using their camera and practicing the tips their learning.

You’ll learn to get better and better shots each month.

These photography tips will get you closer to getting those “WOW” moments from your friends and family when you show them your photos.

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Any one of these photography tips could help you take your shots to the next level. From how to use your lens, off camera flash tips or taking better waterfall pictures through post processing with Lightroom or good photo backup procedures.

Learn how to take better pictures and get closer to the “Wow!”

If you like night photography or just playing with different sorts of long exposures, you'll want to check out this video tutorial from Jason D. Page. Jason shows us how to use two different light painting techniques to create some very interesting photos using light tools. Watch the video "How to Light Paint a Flower."

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In this article, get 9 event photography tips from a working professional photographer in NYC, James Maher. Learn what you need to do at any event to come home with better photos, whether it's a paid gig for you or a family birthday party.

Having a good photo storage and backup plan is imperative! Getting it right could mean the difference between total disaster and peace of mind. Here are some tips to help you set up your backup system.

With the advancement of digital cameras, photographing the Milky Way is within reach of most photographers. In this guide, we take a look at what is required to get the best night time shots of this incredible night sky feature. There is a lot more planning involved than you might think.

In this article, whether you want to do real estate photography professionally or just take photos of your own home, you will get some tips to help you out. This article was graciously written by a member of the Digital Photo Mentor community, David Adshade. He shared some of his fantastic real estate images and I asked if he could give the rest of us some tips. Enjoy!

In this article, I want to do something a bit different and discuss why you should shoot just because, just for the heck of it and be damned what anyone else thinks. Get back to doing photography because you love it, no other reason!

You have all seen those amazing travel photos that grace magazines, newspapers and guidebooks. They are often the reason that people are inspired to go somewhere. They can be beautiful, informative, inspiring or even humorous, but are without doubt an integral part of the travel industry. But how are they captured by the pros? Here are 7 travel photography cheats that you should try.

The best camera is the one you have with you, so why not use it to its full potential? Here are some tips to elevate your phone photography a notch or two.

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