Category Archives: Inspiration

Finding the Perfect Composition When All Seems Lost

Don’t give up. When a image isn’t coming together, look for another viewpoint.

Here’s a 20-minute video in which Serge Ramelli shows how he captured some beautiful fine-art photos of hot air balloons at a festival, even though the pho

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Become an Olympus Rising Talent

This might be your chance to have a major camera company help you realize your dream.

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9 Creative Photography Tricks You Can Do at Home

Check out these home friendly photography tricks.

Ready to get creative this weekend? Good, because our friends at COOPH are back with 9 creative photography tricks you can try out at home when you have a

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Don’t Forget to Tell a Story

Oh, and don’t forget to tell a story.

It’s easy to obsess over gear. We all love new toys, and it’s natural to lust over that hot new mirrorless camera or convince yourself that a lens upgrade

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The Top 12 Keys to Creativity For Photographers

12 ways to not lose your creativity.

Photographers! Let’s talk a little about this! The Top 12 Keys to Creativity For Photographers

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10 Step Guide to Improving Your Photography Without Buying New Gear

If you wallet doesn’t have quite enough for new gear, try some of these tips to improve your photography.

Follow these steps to help you improve your photography without the need to purchase any new camera gear or equipment.

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15 Photography Ideas to Boost Your Creativity

If you need some new ways to freshen up your work and boost your creativity levels, try these 15 photography ideas.

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Moon photography failure

It was 5 p.m. in Fort Collins and I realize that the moon would be rising to the East at about 7:44 according to the time and date website. Dutifully cooking dinner and racing out the door, I headed down to Denver to catch the Harvest Moon rising behind the Denver Skyline.

To my surprise 7:44 turned into almost 8 p.m and the darkness would be too stark a contrast between the moon and the lights of the buildings. The sun was blown out in my attempts at one to two second exposures. Add to that the oblong shape the moon creates as it moves across the sky.

The lesson I learned fro the outing is the only way I could capture the moon and a nice cityscape is to capture a double exposure. Tackle a beautify long exposure with an ND filter then wait for the moon to position itself into the shot then take the second exposure.

To make the best of the trip, I waited for the moon to leave my field of view and snapped a few shots of the skyline from Sloan’s Lake.

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7 Ideas to Inspire Your Creativity

As Labor Day is coming to a close, enjoy some ideas to inspire creativity.

Feeling a lack of creativity? Try these 7 ideas to help you spark it and get back shooting and being creative again.

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