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Best Photo Tips for Advanced Photographers
by Laura Hicks -  2/28/2014

Want to get your creative juices flowing? Check out some advanced tips for enthusiasts, amateurs and pro photographers.

Here are a few tips to understand your camera's features and how to make your images better:

Understanding Your Camera's Mode Dial

Whether you have an advanced compact camera, mirrorless camera, or a DSLR, it is very important to know what your mode dial does. Knowledge is power, guys. If you understand your camera's features you can easily get the camera to be putty in your hands. Once you've got that one down, check out some of the tips below to increase your knowledge of each functionality.

White Balance

Accurate white balance can save you tons of time in post processing your images. Check out this article to get the most out of white balancing your camera.

How to Create Depth of Field

Creating depth of field in your imagery is a mixture of several elements including focal length of the lens, distance from the lens and the aperture of the lens. Together, these factors will help you to create an image that either has a shallow depth of field or a narrow depth of field. Read on to learn more.

And check out these helpful tips for capturing a creative shot:

How To Reignite Your Creative Passion

It's easy to get bored it you do the same type of photography all the time. Check out some helpful tips on bringing back the spark in your creativity.

Expression Trumps Perfection

Are you so caught up in creating the perfect shot that you lose the emotion of the image? If so, you are not alone. Read on for some tips to create an image full of feeling and emotion.

Photographing Silhouettes

Photographing silhouettes is one of my favorite types of photography. It is also one of the easiest and most dramatic. Photographs of silhouettes usually contain rich colors that draw your attention toward the subject due to the contrast of light and dark.

Photographing Fireworks

Although challenging, photographing fireworks can be a lot of fun. But it all starts with the right camera settings. Photographing fireworks is much easier when you have a camera that has a mode dial or menu option with a manual setting.

Creating From the Ground Up

When you have been a photographer for a long time it's easy to get bored and fall into a creative slump. Or, if you are brand new at photography, you are continuously looking for ideas to make your images more creative and attractive. Giving your images a unique perspective will set you apart from others taking pictures of the same subject.

Using Sun Flare to Enhance Your Images

Photography is all about lighting--how to use the light, how to manipulate the light, how to control the light. Of course, that can be easier said than done when you are just starting out.  That's why sun flare can be so appealing. It would seem that extensive photographic skills are not needed to obtain this effect. But, like any technique, proper execution will render the best results.

How To Photograph the Night Sky

Having trouble sleeping? Flash not working? Grab that camera and join us for a session of night sky photography in the great outdoors. The operative words here are "night sky" and "great outdoors", as in dark sky sites away from urban lighting during the period from about 75 minutes after sunset to 75 minutes before sunrise.