• How to Choose a Tripod
    3:35

    How to Choose a Tripod

    A tripod can be an essential piece of equipment in many types of photography situations, whether you’re out in the wilderness or closer to home. In this video you’ll get valuable tips on how to choose a tripod, including a demonstration of numerous tripod types plus a detailed discussion of the pros and cons of…

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  • Everyday Items that Belong in your Camera Bag
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    Everyday Items that Belong in Your Camera Bag

    The old motto “Be Prepared” is as true for photography as it is for other situations in life. You need to bring all the correct gear on your photo shoots, but first you have to know what to bring. This video goes into great detail explaining exactly what you’ll need to pack in your camera…

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  • How to Adjust Your Photo with Camera Corrections
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    How to Adjust Your Photo with Camera Corrections

    To help you save a lot of time and get the best possible photographs, this video walks you through the various camera settings and menus you can adjust to get certain results. The expert instructor shows you actual settings on his camera and demonstrates these by taking some test photographs. Although each camera’s menu names…

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  • Using Lens Flare to Your Advantage
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    Using Lens Flare to Your Advantage

    You probably know many of the rules of photography – the rule of thirds, “don’t shoot into the sun,” and so on. But do you know when to break the rules? This video discusses when and why shooting into the sun might actually be better, depending on the effects that you want to achieve. It…

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  • Fogging Your Lens for Visual Impact
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    Fogging Your Lens for Visual Impact

    If you want to create awesome effects without having to spend any extra money on equipment, check out this video. It will show you how to fog your lens using a no-cost, low-tech technique that everyone can easily try. The result is a softening effect that gives the illusion of a glow across the lens.…

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  • Getting Creative with Photos in Your Backyard
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    Getting Creative with Photos in Your Backyard

    You don’t need to visit an exotic location to stage a wonderful photo shoot. In this video you will see how to set up a photography session in your own backyard with a few simple props. Professional photographer Layne Kennedy shows you how easy it is to vary the scene just by moving a few…

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  • Zooming During Exposure
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    Zooming During Exposure

    Using one concept in a few different ways, you can create a number of distinctive images. In this video, you will learn several techniques for using a zoom lens during a long exposure to create a feeling of motion through the dark. Layne Kennedy describes and demonstrates how to select a subject, how to use…

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  • Rear Curtain Sync vs Front Curtain Sync
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    Rear Curtain Sync vs. Front Curtain Sync

    Low-light or ambient-light conditions can present particular challenges to your photography, but there is a tool that can offer you another creative opportunity to add interest to your photographs. In this video, you will learn how to use front curtain sync and rear curtain sync to time the flash relative to the exposure length. Professional…

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  • panning photography, Circular Panning vs Horizontal Panning
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    Circular Panning vs. Horizontal Panning Photography

    Sometimes poor light can be good light for shooting. In this video, photographer Layne Kennedy provides helpful panning photography tips and also demonstrates how to use panning in low light to capture motion. You can photograph people walking or cars as they go by, but for this video Layne chose a light-rail transit train car…

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