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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.

Geotag Your Photos!

You might be among the many photographers who completely ignore the possibility of GPS-tagging your photos. “After all,” you tell yourself, “it’s not like I’ll ever forget where I took a picture!” But nobody’s memory is perfect—not even yours. Scout’s honor: can you really find the precise spot where you took a particular picture, say, five years ago?

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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