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Multi-Level Sharpening an Image

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I can’t even start to count the number of books, articles and tips that are written about sharpening. There are so many recipes and so many methods that it gets confusing. In this small article I will describe a simple technique to control the amount of sharpening in an image.

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Five Things I Learned With My First SLR

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Purchasing my first digital SLR was an incredible time for me. I had seen the many beautiful photos that were possible with interchangeable lenses, auto-bracketing, and manipulating your manual settings…and couldn’t wait to get started.

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10 Tips for Using Long Telephoto Lenses

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Long telephoto lenses are typically used for wildlife and bird photography but they can also be used for macro shots and landscapes, here are a few tips to improve your long focal length shots.

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Planning a Twilight Shot

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Sometimes you get lucky when taking a great twilight picture. This article discusses how to plan your shots so that it’s easier to take more great photos.

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Photography Effects: Atmospheric Optics at Sunrise & Sunset

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Besides the colors, there are a lot of neat things happening at sunrise and sunset. The atmosphere can create a lot of interesting effects in the photos when the sun is low in the sky including mirages, flashes of different colors, strange distortions and amazing colors. In this article I will discuss how to photograph these events.

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Easy Infrared with a Point & Shoot Camera

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Infrared photos capture a mix of visible and invisible light creating a unique representation of a scene. The results are often surprising and unexpected. Many infrared images have a dreamy look. In this article I will discuss how to take infrared photos with a point and shoot camera without converting the camera to infrared.

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