Category Archive for: ‘Photography Tips and Tutorials’

Low Light Situations

Hunter McRae Photography

How to Shoot Effectively in Low Light Situations (and Which Lenses to Use) By Hunter McRae Shooting in low light isn’t easy. There’s a reason that your concert, campfire and nightclub pictures always come out blurry. Fortunately, it is possible to capture sharp, detailed images in extremely low light situations. The bad news is that doing so isn’t as simple …

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Simple Photography Tips

Photography Tips

I asked the members of the I Love Photography group to help me out by sharing some of their favorite photography tips. As always, they have never let me down. The response was so overwhelming that I couldn’t include them all in just one blog post so I used the age old selection method of eenie, meenie, miney, moe… If …

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Improve Photography Skills


1. Trial and Error This has been my primary source of learning for a few years now. When I bought my first DSLR I set it up on a tripod and took a gazillion shots of the exact same scene trying out every possible setting. The more you experiment the more you will learn what does and doesn’t work. 2. …

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Tis The Season Part 2

Christmas Lights

The first part of my story talked to basic indoor photography of holiday lights. Now let’s move outdoors. Here we see elaborate lighting and decoration on houses, stores, and streets. Again, if you want to capture the lights themselves, don’t use your flash. First, let’s talk about equipment. What you need is a camera and ……that’s it. For certain situations …

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Tis The Season Part I


Once again we have come to my favorite time of the year. Time to break out the camera to photograph kids, grandkids, parents, grandparents, and just family and friends in general. It is also the time that people all over the world celebrate the holidays with lights. The use of lights and candles are often associated with the rites of …

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