Just in time for Thanksgiving, it's the Fall Round Up: your one-stop spot for a look back at this fall's posts. Catch up on the previous round ups here: Spring and Summer.
|Yes, Go Chasing Waterfalls|
- Photography Is ... What is photography for you? Some thoughts about the importance of timing, patience, and luck.
- Boost Your Photography: Set a Goal or Challenge - Learn how setting, reviewing, and revising a photography goal or challenge can help move you forward in your photography.
- Photography Gifts for the Holidays and Where to Order Holiday Photography Gifts - Put your photography to good use this holiday season. Read about the wide variety of ways you can use your images to create memorable gifts for friends and family.
|A collage mug is one of many ways you can use your photography for gifts.|
For Beginners:Explanations and overviews geared towards those wanting to get more out of their photography. Many of the 'Tips and Tricks' and 'Inspired Ideas' are also applicable.
- Aperture and the F-Stop Conundrum - Confused about aperture? This article is the place to start. The rest of this mini-series divides the aperture section into three: What an Aperture of F/1.8 Can Do for You, The Middle Range Apertures: f/8 and f/11, and What an Aperture of F/22 Can Do for You.
- Camera Lenses: What's In a Name? - An overview of camera lens naming conventions and what you need to know when looking for a new lens, Learn Your Lens: the lens itself - All about the functions and features of a lens, and Learn Your Lens: the accessories - Learn which camera lens accessories you need and how to use them.
- Yes, You Need a 50 mm Lens - Find out why a 50 mm lens is a great upgrade, especially from your kit lens(es), and it's a great steal, priced around $100.
|Comparison of changing apertures from the wide, middle, and narrow ends of the spectrum.|
Tips and Tricks:Advice for getting the most of your camera and photography
- Zooming vs. Cropping: perspective in photography - Understand the differences between zooming vs. your lens, cropping afterwards, and the importance of changing your perspective.
- Easy Photography Upgrade: get a remote shutter release - Around $6 for a remote can make a big impact in your photography.
- Shoot a Successful Self-Portrait - Learn how to shoot a better selfie: how to focus and set the scene as well as a variety of ideas to try.
- Improve your Fall Photography: use a polarizer - Get those blue skies you've always wanted. Learn how to use a circular polarizer.
- Panning in Photography - Learn how to create panning shots with a frozen main subject and moving background.
- Thankful ... for Food Photography - A collection of tips and tricks for improving your food photography shots.
|Improve your Fall Photography: use a polarizer|
Inspired Ideas:How to make the shot with specific photography ideas
- 50th Post and Six Month Blogoversary - Count down the Top 5 Most-Viewed Posts of the first 50
- Make the Shot: Slow Sync Photography - Get a behind-the-scenes explanation of how to create your own ghostly images using the slow sync function of your on-camera flash.
- Yes, Go Chasing Waterfalls - Suggestions and advice for what to bring and how best to shoot waterfalls with that long, silky water look.
- Local Tourism: Photograph the Harvest - Find photographic inspiration in your local harvest. Visit a pick-your-own orchard or pumpkin patch.
|Photograph the Harvest|
- Photography Collections: start a collection - Consider a collage as a way to display travel memories. Unify your collage by focusing on a specific item or element, like full doors, door knobs, or even hearts.
- Window on the World - Windows are a unique way of placing the viewer within the frame of your photograph. Consider paying attention to windows when you travel.
|Windows give you a view. Window on the World.|
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