photography tips

Making the Most of Motion in Photographs – Photo Tips and Techniques

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Not all photos need to be crystal clear and clinically sharp. Shots that are technically imperfect often end up being the most engaging, since these bring with them a sense of energy and liveliness. But…

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Basic Composition Techniques for Better Photos

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There are a lot of guides about how to make better photos. For the most part, they cover the same ground. While these tips are valid, it’s important to consider why they work. Knowing the…

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Casual Photophile Year in Review 2015

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The upcoming holidays herald the end of another year at CASUAL PHOTOPHILE, and 2015 has been our best year yet. In the last 365 days we’ve published a number of articles of which we’re quite proud,…

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What is Depth of Field (DOF)

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We’re back with more photography tips to help new (and experienced) shooters better understand this fantastic hobby of ours. In the past we’ve covered things like ISO, zone focusing, and cross-processing, and today we’re taking a look…

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Should We Photograph the Homeless?

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It’s my belief that a writer’s job is to ask questions. As the owner of a camera shop and the founder of CP, I spend a lot of time thinking about photography, cameras, and what it…

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