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Do you want to become a better photographer? This How-To section covers both photography for beginners as well as professionals. Learn the basics of photography, how to take good photos, and read photography tutorials that you can use to practice on your own.

18 01, 2017

How to Get the Perfect Pet Pictures

By | January 18th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|4 Comments

Perfecting Pet Photo Shoots If you think your puppy has what it takes to become the next Instagram star, follow these simple guidelines to get that perfect puppy photo.   Get on Their Level Puppies see the world differently, so it’s important to capture that when going in for the photo. Whether that’s setting up a [...]

16 01, 2017

Get The Hang Of Using a Manual Focus Lens

By | January 16th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|5 Comments

These days, most photographers tend to stay away from manual focus lenses like it was a plague. They can’t be blamed, though, due to the influx of modern lenses with blazing auto focus speeds faster than you can say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. But hey, focusing a lens manually is actually a good thing. Here’s a list of tips [...]

9 01, 2017

Portrait Photography: Taking Creative Beauty Shots

By | January 9th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|4 Comments

One of my favorite types of portrait photography is taking creative beauty shots or what we know as headshots. Beauty shots are close-up portraits that are typically done in a controlled environment like a studio. Headshots can be used for several purposes like the portfolio of an actor, to showcase the makeup or hair styling the [...]

2 01, 2017

Photography tips for greater wildlife photography

By | January 2nd, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Whether you are planning a trip to a nature reserve, a great African safari or simply a trip to your local zoo, chances are that you will pack your camera. In order to add some great wildlife photos to your album, there are some basic photography tips to make life easier. Here are five to take [...]

1 01, 2017

Take the best pictures of flowers this spring, and every other season in between

By | January 1st, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: |4 Comments

With this image I zoomed out as the entire field was in flower. If I just focussed on a single flower, the effects would have been lost. Take the best pictures of flowers this spring, and every other season in between Whether you plan to play around in your own back garden or travelling [...]

30 12, 2016

Learn to shoot better sunset pictures

By | December 30th, 2016|Categories: How-to Tips|2 Comments

Have you ever wondered why your sunset pictures never look like those on the covers of promotional material to exotic destinations? While those results take skill, practice and the correct equipment, we can provide some tips to improve your sunset photography. Creating silhouettes in sunset pictures add a nice element to your work. Plan [...]

29 12, 2016

Best Photos of 2016

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: How-to Tips|1 Comment

From landscape and wildlife to fine art photography, take a look back at our most popular Exhibit photos of the year. Thanks to our loyal SlickPic photographers and artists who use SlickPic to share and showcase their work. If you are not a SlickPic user yet, don’t forget to sign up. When your photos matter, SlickPic [...]

23 12, 2016

Photography tips for beginners – taking perfect bird pictures

By | December 23rd, 2016|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

Whether you visit a nature reserve, spend a day exploring the city or relax in your own garden, chances are that you will have many opportunities to take bird pictures. Birding photography is one of the quickest growing genres of nature and wildlife photography, and it is not difficult to understand why so many people absolutely [...]

21 12, 2016

Simple photography tips to take better moon pictures

By | December 21st, 2016|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

It does not matter where in the world you find yourself, whether you are in nature or in the city, you will have the opportunity to shoot the full moon once a month. So instead of just admiring the rising moon, why not take out your camera and take photos? It can be quite tricky, but [...]

20 12, 2016

10 Tips For Meteor Showers and Night Sky Photography

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: , , |2 Comments

It’s beyond words the awe that comes with the cosmos and astrophotography. Despite how many hundreds of images we see of the Milky Way, we still are endlessly fascinated. There is no denying the captivating beauty of star trails streaming across the night sky, and with the barrage of meteor showers coming up, we’ve put together [...]

12 12, 2016

How To Capture Beautiful Fall Pictures and Make the Most of Fall Foliage

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: How-to Tips|0 Comments

The colors of autumn make it one of the most visually stunning seasons to shoot beautiful fall pictures. An explosion of hues in gilded fall foliage, the leaves changing color presents boldly surreal, dreamlike landscapes. Capturing the essence of autumn leave can easily be done with just a few pointers to keep in mind: 1. Capture [...]

11 12, 2016

Long Exposure Photography for Beginners

By | December 11th, 2016|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

Long Exposure technique is mainly used on landscape photography as well as night photography.  It requires patience, correct set-up and even good luck. Most of the time it must use long exposure for the photo to have the acceptable look for the particular genre of photography. But long exposure is not only used for landscape photography [...]

10 12, 2016

Night Photography – Tips in Capturing City Lights

By | December 10th, 2016|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Night photography is one of the stunning photography genres due to its play in colors. Its challenge is the lack of light during night time in which long exposure method is needed to capture it correctly. Here are some photography tips in which will serve as a guide to capture good night pictures. 1. Use the [...]

8 12, 2016

Landscape Photography: Tips on Capturing Stunning Photos

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

Landscape photography is a genre in photography that requires a certain amount of effort that is not usually a pre-requisite in other photography genres. Capturing beautiful landscapes actually has a science to it – you cannot produce stunning landscape pictures without actually preparing and looking for the perfect location to capture the photo. In here, we [...]

7 12, 2016

How To Obtain a Perfect Bokeh Effect – For Beginners

By | December 7th, 2016|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

The bokeh effect is a specific photography technique wherein the focus of the aesthetics is through the blurring of images. It is often use in close up photography where a subject is being focused at close up while being accented by the blurred backgrounds that are aesthetically placed to produce colorful and artistic results. Here in [...]