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The 9 Top Photography Tips of 2013 at SLR Lounge

By Tanya Goodall Smith on December 22nd 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, I’ve been looking back on an incredible year as part of the writing team at SLR Lounge. One of my favorite aspects of photography is the constant opportunity to learn something new. I’ve picked up some great tips throughout the year for all genres of photography. Here are some of my favorites. What was yours?

TIPS FOR SHOOTING PORTRAITS AT VERY SLOW SHUTTER SPEEDS

There are a number of different reasons why you might want to shoot a photo of people at a very slow shutter speed. Motion blur from water and other things can be very artistic, but how do you get your shutter speed down that slow, without your photos / subjects starting to blur? Find out in this video tutorial.

5 TIPS FOR BETTER PANORAMIC LANDSCAPES

Panoramic imagery is a staple of the nature/landscape photographer. They allow you to capture a wide angle of view that a camera can not normally see at once. If you are new to landscapes, or photography in general, these five tips will greatly improve your panoramic images and get you well on your way to some epic shots.

SIX TIPS FOR BETTER DSLR AUTOFOCUS AND SHARPER IMAGES

By far one of the biggest hurdles in mastering your DSLR, especially for portraits and candid / action photos, is mastering the art of autofocus. Check out Matthew’s six tips for better focus.

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FOR GREAT BABY PHOTOS

Newborn photography can seem like a scary field of photography. It’s one thing to photograph landscapes or pose adults who take instruction, but working with something as fragile and unpredictable as a newborn baby can bring out the anxiety in even the most seasoned photographer. Here are a few newborn (baby) photography tips to get you started.

12 WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY EFFICIENCY TIPS

As photographers we have a lot to do to prepare for a wedding shoot. Check out these tips to help you be more efficient for the wedding day.

5 POSING TIPS FOR WOMEN

In this article learn how to direct and pose females in flattering ways without bringing attention to things that might make them self-conscious.

10 TIPS AND TRICKS FROM LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER ANTONY SPENCER

Antony Spencer is an award winning landscape photographer based out of Dorset, UK. His work is often associated with impressive sky scapes of a natural phenomenon: the aurora borealis. In this interview with Phase One, Spencer goes over 10 of his favorite tips for capturing stunning landscapes.

7 TIPS FOR AN EFFICIENT LIGHTROOM WORKFLOW

In this tutorial we’re going through our pre and post-production workflow and giving you the best tips on how to make your own workflow as efficient as possible. When mastered, these tips are guaranteed to save you time in your workflow so you can spend more time doing things that matter, like taking more pictures!

TIPS ON HOW TO ACHIEVE MASSIVE DEPTH OF FIELD

For outdoor and landscape photography, getting corner to corner sharpness is often the holy grail. Achieving a massive depth of field where your entire image is fixed in super sharp focus can really make your images POP! Learn how in this tutorial.

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Tanya Goodall Smith is the owner, brand strategist and commercial photographer at WorkStory Corporate Photography in Spokane, Washington. WorkStory creates visual communications that make your brand irresistible to your target market. Join the stock photo rebellion at workstoryphotography.com.

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  1. Bob Roberts

    Thanks for posting these. Very helpful indeed!

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