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Night Photography is Cooler

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The summer sun makes daytime nearly unbearable right now. Take photos when it is cooler. Try your hand at night and moon photography.

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Street Photography Contest Winners

Thursday August 9, 2012
Part of what I love about being the Photography Guide here at About.com is virtually meeting so many different folks from around the world. This street photography contest gave me another interesting look in to your world.

After much deliberation, we have winners!

Congrats to:
Winner - Mahashakes
Finalists - Ben Spalding, Kate Brown, and Sandi OReilly

To see all the winning images and read the critiques just click the photo!

Winning photo by Mahashakes

August 8, 2012 Photo of the Week

Wednesday August 8, 2012

Raksha Bandhan
Photo of the Week, August 8, 2012, by mahashakes
Photo mahashakes with permission to About.com, Inc.

Click on the photo to see the original post in the forum.

Back to Basics - Controls

Monday August 6, 2012
Sometimes it is necessary to take a step back and review the basics. Camera controls are all about modifying light, either how much light strikes the film or how sensitive the film is to light. The two primary ways to control the light striking the film are shutter speed and aperture. Shutter speed controls how long light is allowed to strike the film while aperture controls how much light strikes the film. These two controls work in conjunction with the ISO setting (that controls the film sensitivity in digital cameras and refers to the film sensitivity in film cameras) to fine tune the light recorded by the camera.

Forum Flashback: 4 August 2012

Saturday August 4, 2012
forum flashback photo from HC James

Photo HC James with permission to About.com, Inc.

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