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Photo Tips

We'll bet you can't read just one!

By Mason Resnick - February 16, 2010

Sometimes, the best way to learn photography is in small bites. In our Photo Tips section (formerly known as "100 in 100"—100 photo tips in 100 days), offers quick picture-taking or gear-using ideas. Most of them can be read in a minute or two, but the lessons learned can help you become a better photographer.

Subjects include lighting and composition, exposure tips, how to pose people, choosing a lens to fit the photo, and much more.

Nearly three million photographers have visited our Photo Tips since we started posting them in September 2007. There are over 200 articles, and more to come. Read 'em all--then go out and shoot, and put these tips into practice and watch your photography improve.


I'll bet you can't read just one!


Is there a tip you'd like to learn but don't see here? Do you have a tip of your own that you'd like to share? Email me!


--Mason Resnick
Adorama Learning Center


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How to Break Into Travel Photography

Break Into Travel Photography with Julia Chapple

ArticleTravel Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Julia Chapple, 25 days ago

If you lust after adventure, have a keen eye for photography and want to get paid for your pictures, you’re ready to explore the world of travel photography.

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TAGS: camera,  travel,  point and shoot,  travel photography,  professional,  cameras,  sony,  products,  camera bag,  hard drive,  Toshiba,  product photography,  external flash 

Why I Choose iPhoneography

Michael Artsis explores a compact way of taking photos, the iPhone way.

ArticleiPhoneography Gear Guides & Reviews - by Michael Artsis, 30 days ago

Ever since I began my career as an anchor/reporter, director/producer, host and video journalist I've dreamed of a day when the gear would be compact, nimble and light.

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TAGS: tips,  images,  tip,  image,  iPad,  iPhoneography,  iPhone Videography,  iPhone,  iPad Mini,  Apple iPod,  Apple iPhone,  Apple iPad Mini,  Cardioid Handheld Microphone,  Omni,  Flashpoint Video Shootskate Kit for iPhone,  Mobile Media Videographers Essentials Kit 

How To Choose A Long-Range-Zoom Point-And-Shoot Camera

These all-in-one cameras are the hot ticket for family photographers, enthusiasts, and folks on the go. Here’s how to pick the one that shoots your needs and shooting style.

ArticleBuying Guides Gear Guides & Reviews - by Frank Walker, March 3, 2014

What’s a point-and-shoot (P&S) camera, you ask? Basically this large and diversified category includes any digital camera that doesn’t have interchangeable lenses. In other words, if a digital camera isn’t a DSLR or a Compact System Camera (CSC) with interchangeable lenses it’s a point-and-shoot.

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TAGS: point and shoot,  sony,  Long-Range-Zoom,  Frank Walker,  Fujifilm FinePix S1,  Samsung WB50F,  Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS40,  Nikon CoolPix L830,  Leica V-LUX 4,  Canon PowerShot SX50 HS,  Hybrid Control Ring,  Auto Lens cap 

Finding the best viewpoint

Michael Freeman helps us to find the best viewpoint when shooting.

ArticleQuick Photography Tips Techniques and How-Tos - by Michael Freeman, March 2, 2014

Exploring camera angles that will make your photos pop

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TAGS: camera,  wide angle,  wide,  angle,  viewpoint,  Michael Freeman 

The Key Elements Of Shooting Great Portraits

By NYC Wedding Photographer, Scott W Baker

ArticleQuick Photography Tips Techniques and How-Tos - by Scott W. Baker, February 28, 2014

The Art of shooting Great portraits, and yes it is a bit of an art is the ability to use your eye to see the great moment that captures the essence of the person your photographing.

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TAGS: Fujifilm,  Leica,  sony,  Nikon D3,  Fuji,  Zeiss,  ftp,  Gary Fong,  Nikon D4,  Fujifilm X-Pro1,  Fujifilm X-E2,  fuj 

Inspiration Is Everywhere: You Just Need to Know How to Find It

Find "Inspiration in Photography" with Brooke Shaden.

ArticleQuick Photography Tips Techniques and How-Tos - by Brooke Shaden, February 26, 2014

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Brooke Shaden, fine art photographer and author of “Inspiration in Photography” from Focal Press, offers tips on honing in on your creativity.

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TAGS: travel,  travel photography,  tips,  tip,  tree,  tips and tricks,  Inspiration in Photography,  Focal Press,  underwater photography 

7 Creative Image Compositing Tips

Get creative with Brooke Shaden

ArticleQuick Photography Tips Techniques and How-Tos - by Brooke Shaden, February 21, 2014

Looking to get creative with Photoshop?

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TAGS: compositing,  Layering,  Brooke Shaden,  fine art photography 

Taking Exciting Snowboard Photos Tips

Snowboarding is an exciting winter sport featuring lots of tricks and skilled riders. Get your camera ready to catch these thrilling photos.

ArticleQuick Photography Tips Techniques and How-Tos - by Adorama News Writer, February 13, 2014

Photographing snowboarders in action offers many opportunities for winter sports photographers. With some advanced preparation and planning, ordinary snowboard shots can become extraordinary. 

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TAGS: canon,  camera,  exposure,  winter,  action,  action photography,  camera bag,  action sports,  lowepro,  Elements,  AquaTech,  Canon EOS-1D X,  wintertime photography,  Lowepro DryZone 40L Backpack,  Isotoner,  Aquatech Sensory Gloves,  winter sports 

Photography Tips for Fashion Week in NYC

Fashion Week in NYC is full of action, color and light. Be sure to capture it best with these photography tips

ArticleQuick Photography Tips Techniques and How-Tos - by Adorama News Writer, February 4, 2014

New York Fashion Week is one of the biggest fashion events in the world. It is held in both the spring and fall each year and features the latest in fashion by big-name designers.

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TAGS: step-up,  monopod,  steady,  photo tips,  Kenko,  fashion photography,  Fashion Week,  get close,  telephoto zoom,  runway,  Canon EF 70-200mm,  autofocus,  Get Details,  Kenko Teleplus MC-7 DGX 2x AF Teleconverter,  Teleconverter,  Get Steady,  3Pod Aluminum 3-Section Monopod,  E-z,  height 

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