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When that big light in the sky goes down at dusk, photographers have to rely on other light sources to obtain their images. This is the world of slow shutter speeds, artificial light and a different way of seeing things.
Two things to keep in mind as you venture out into the chill are temperature and light.
How'd they do that?
Occasionally you come across a photograph that contains a seemingly impossible element and you'll wonder how it was taken - food that looks overly tempting, fences that disappear, smoke from a hot sauce.
Displaying your pictures
This section discusses do-it-yourself framing, selecting a framer if you wish to have a custom frame made, and arranging your pictures for display.
Wacky tips that work
There are some strange and unusual ways of approaching photography and its many uses. We show you some of them here. They are all fun.
What's wrong with this picture?
We can all learn from the mistakes of others. This section provides explanations to help you understand and correct photography mistakes.
Here is how to properly take a picture while moving the camera so it tracks with the subject's movement.
The word "photography" derives from the Greek and means, literally, "light writing." But what is light? How does it behave? What should photographers know about it?
A composition that conveys a photographer's intended meaning is an effective one. One that doesn't or that confuses the viewer is not. This section, one the site's most important, is intended to help you properly compose your photographs.
There is probably no type of photography that is more disappointing to the beginner than flash photography. This section explains some of the mysteries of flash and simplifies its usage.
The ideal darkroom is pitch black, but total darkness is sometimes difficult to achieve in the home, especially if you have commandeered a room that also serves other purposes.