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Editor’s Choice: Celebrating a New Year

Fireworks are integral to celebrations of the New Year. And they’re also a frequent subject in photography. Today we’ll be looking at one artful fireworks photo and using it to highlight techniques that work well in firework photography.

How to Photograph Burning Candles

Winter’s here, and it’s brought early sunsets that handicap outdoor photography. But there’s plenty of opportunities indoors. Candles are a natural here. They’re easy to get, and around Christmas they’re often right at hand. Read on to learn how to handle the technical aspect of a shoot like this, plus some ideas for arranging the candles.

A Christmas Experiment with Incense Sticks

Incense sticks are normally used to give your room the right atmosphere. But the smoke from incense sticks also forms one long unique, creative movement. And that’s a natural challenge for photographers. So get inspired by this photographic experiment with incense sticks and tea lights, and take advantage of the Christmas holidays for similar experiments of your own.

Editor’s Choice: A Winter Portrait

Winter is not exactly the most favorable time to take pictures. There are several reasons for this. It’s cold out, and it’s hard to handle a camera with cold fingers. Also, there’s not a lot of light, and everything looks depressing. But sometimes things work out even in these conditions.

Trend Spotting for 2017

While we never profess to knowing exactly what is going to happen over the course of the year just ahead of us, it is always fun to speculate on some of the trends we think might make a headline or two over the course of the next 12 months.

5 Reasons for Photographing the City at Dawn

The days are quickly getting shorter, and so even for us night owls, it’s worth heading into the streets with our cameras just before dawn. That’s because the morningtime city offers a feast for the eyes. In the empty and half-empty streets filled with still-waking light, pictures are a joy to find.

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