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  • Finally, stop shooting in Auto Mode and discover the 5 essential steps to shooting in Program Mode.
  • Learn quicker with a project-based approach and have fun while you become best friends with your camera.
  • Practice your skills and expand your creativity with 5 thought-provoking & expressive photography projects.

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Photography 101

thinking about going manual? Intrigued by shooting in raw? Puzzled what to do in low light situations? Frustrated by blurry photos? Here’s where you’ll find the answers to your burning questions.

Raw vs Jpeg: 9 Irresistible Reasons To Shoot in Raw

Raw vs Jpeg: 9 Irresistible Reasons To Shoot in Raw

In the battle between raw vs JPEG, I’m a firm supporter of shooting in raw. I see absolutely no reason not to shoot in raw. Are you wondering what the difference is between raw and JPEG? You wanna know why shooting in raw is better? Keep reading and you’ll find out! Let’s start by talking about the differences between a raw and a JPEG file.

Manual Mode: 8 Compelling Reasons to Move Away from Auto Mode

Manual Mode: 8 Compelling Reasons to Move Away from Auto Mode

What if you actually knew how to take your camera out of Auto Mode? Would your pictures become better? Or would you mess them up? The answer is yes, they will get better…eventually! And yes, you’ll probably mess it up from time to time. But there are a lot of reasons to take the plunge and take the first step in learning to shoot in Manual Mode. Let me share 7 of them.

People Photography Tips & Tutorials

Photographing people is often considered as one of the more challenging subjects. you’re in luck…photographing people is my specialty! so I’ve got you covered with these articles full of people photography wisdom.

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Travel Photography Tips & Tutorials

Be sure to read these articles before your next trip! It’s all there…the most common travel photography mistakes, stunning sunset photography, wildlife photography, how to keep everything safe, etc.

Editing & Organizing Tips & Tutorials

From organizing to editing. we will leave no stone unturned with in-depth lightroom & snapseed tutorials, organizing on your phone and laptop and how to make a photo album.

 

Phone Photography Tips & Tutorials

Need help making the best out of your phone camera? That always by your side camera can do much more then you think! Discover here how to make great photos with your smartphone.

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Photography Quotes

The words from our greatest photographers inspire me to write more in-depth about a certain photography topic resulting in articles about quotes by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ansel Adams, Alfred Eisenstaedt and others.

The Most Powerful Tool in a Travel Photographers Toolbox

The Most Powerful Tool in a Travel Photographers Toolbox

Photography Quotes to Inspire and Delight, a monthly series on the Photography Playground. I choose the quote for this month because it’s a belief that’s infused in my photographic blood. It’s the basis of everything I share and teach at the Photography Playground. “A camera didn’t make a great picture any more than a typewriter wrote a great novel.” by Peter Adams.

Photography Projects

Need a little inspiration? Don’t know what to shoot next? Reading these interviews will spark your motivation & imagination! come along while we discover the intriguing worlds of photographers just like you.

Photography is a Way of Awakening Your Senses

Photography is a Way of Awakening Your Senses

For Tine Søby photography is not platonic but more so a way to awaken all her senses. To get impressions, to feel inspired, to see new perspectives. One of the most inspiring things Tine told me is that she gives space for the intuitive which does not necessarily come with logic. It rather comes with this cringing feeling of something that is hard to put into words but awakens your soul.

5 Creative Ways to Find the Magic of Color

5 Creative Ways to Find the Magic of Color

Whether I am traveling or living my everyday life in a gray Northern European city, one of the things I try to do is to stay open to the magic of color. True, I do admit that it is easier in the more exotic and colorful parts of the earth. So, when I travel, I completely lose myself in photographing the pale green of a wall, or the copious pink of a bougainvillea.