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Photography Tips and Trick - 83 (Try to Guess Lighting Setup on Other's Photos)

August 15, 2022 - Open your favorite magazine and try to figure out how they took some of the photos. What kind of lighting did they have?...
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Why Are My Bird Photos Blurry and not Sharp?

July 28, 2022 - Question: Do you want to stop getting blurry photos of birds? And you want to know the best settings to use? Answer:...
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The Key to Sharp Photos of Your Favorite Bird with Canon Cameras

July 14, 2022 - One of the keys to sharp bird photos is a fast shutter speed. Keeping with that theory, a fast shutter speed for bird ph...
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Photography Tips and Tricks 75 - Unknown Gear

June 13, 2022 - Do you know what gear you have? I have gear bloat and even if you don't have a lot of gear, I challenge you to go throug...
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Photography Tips and Trick 68 - Learn Your Camera Menus

April 11, 2022 - Pay attention to the categories or top-level menus in your camera. Settings are grouped by feature. Try a new feature to...
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Photography Tips and Trick - 66 (Trust Your Gut)

March 28, 2022 - Back in the film day, there was no instant feedback on your photoshoot. You had to wait for the development process to s...
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How to not forget anything | How I plan for my photo trips

February 24, 2022 - This blog is going to be different and just a walk-through of how I prepped for a photo adventure I had several years ag...
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Do you know what your best photos for 2022 are?

February 17, 2022 - What! February is not finished and I am asking you to pick your best photos for the year? Yes, I am! We have a lot of 2...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 60 (Whoa! - I missed)

February 16, 2022 - Tip number 60 is about missing. Not because I missed Monday, well okay, when I typed the title, this tip came to me. Wh...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 59 (Getting out of a Rut)

February 07, 2022 - In a rut? Change something to get out of a rut. In the spirit of learning, pick a setting that you have never used. For...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 57 (camera cleaning)

January 24, 2022 - I thought I could clean my camera with a dust brush and a squeeze bulb to blow the dust loose. However, I took my camera...
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Photography Tips and Trick - 56 (Acclimate Your Camera)

January 10, 2022 - Brr. Is it cold where you are? It is currently about 14 Fahrenheit or -10 Celsius and taking my camera outside is going...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 55 (How to Catalog Your Photos)

January 03, 2022 - Happy New Year! In this week's tip, I am sharing how I store my photos for easy retrieval. There are two basic methods....
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Photography Club Idea Page

December 30, 2021 - Ah.. I'm late, I'm late. I think I started a blog the same way last year at least once. Anyway, just a short note here...
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Three Simple Camera Setting Mistakes I Make (Argh!) and How I am Fixing Them

November 25, 2021 - We all make mistakes and we learn from them (hopefully). But the most valuable advice I have received is to learn by doi...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 49 (Break the Rules)

November 22, 2021 - There are all kinds of "rules" in photography. Remember it is okay to break them. However, if you are practicing one of...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 48 (I Didn't See That Coming)

November 15, 2021 - When framing your photo or deciding your composition think about what you want the viewer of that photo to see first whe...
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Boost Your Photography Skills with Seven Targeted Assignments

November 14, 2021 - I have written about the long project 365 system of taking one photo a day for 365 days. If you want to get my deeper op...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 47 (Sharp Photos Tip)

November 08, 2021 - Do you want sharper photos? Then increase your shutter speed. A slow shutter speed is susceptible, camera shake, subject...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 45 (Memory Card Failure)

October 25, 2021 - This tip is likely buried in one of my longer posts but will break it out here to give it more attention. As you purchas...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 44 (Fall Photos)

October 18, 2021 - PTT44 - Are you preparing for Fall photos? In the Northern hemisphere, we are entering the Fall or Autumn season. This i...
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Quickest Path to Understand Manual Mode for Beginners in Seven Days - Day 7

October 07, 2021 - Wow! Day 7! Did you skip 1 through 6? Did you just land on this page through a Google or Bing search? If you said yes to...
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Quickest Path to Understand Manual Mode for Beginners in Seven Days - Day 6

October 06, 2021 - Welcome to day six of seven toward your easy journey to understanding manual mode on your digital camera. Day 6: Shutte...
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Quickest Path to Understand Manual Mode for Beginners in Seven Days - Day 5

October 05, 2021 - Welcome to day five of seven toward your easy journey to understanding manual mode on your digital camera. Day 5: Fast...
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Quickest Path to Understand Manual Mode for Beginners in Seven Days - Day 4

October 04, 2021 - Welcome to day four of seven toward your easy journey to understanding manual mode on your digital camera. Day 4: Slow...
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Quickest Path to Understand Manual Mode for Beginners in Seven Days - Day 3

October 03, 2021 - Welcome to day three of seven toward your easy journey to understanding manual mode on your digital camera. Day 3: Aper...
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Quickest Path to Understand Manual Mode for Beginners in Seven Days - Day 2

October 02, 2021 - Welcome to day two of seven toward your easy journey to understanding manual mode on your digital camera. Day 2: High A...
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Quickest Path to Understand Manual Mode for Beginners in Seven Days - Day 1

October 01, 2021 - Welcome to day one of seven toward your easy journey to understanding manual mode on your digital camera. Day 1: Low Ap...
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Real Photographers Only Use Manual Mode

September 16, 2021 - I have asked and spoke with several professional photographers and to debunk the title right away let's set it straight.
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 39 (Learning by taking Small Steps)

September 13, 2021 - This tip is a repeat from Thursday's longer post on the same topic, but worth repeating. If you are wanting to get to fu...
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Seven Things a Photography Club Can Do For You

August 19, 2021 - Seven things a Photography Club Can Do for You? My name is Doug Gabbard and Welcome to Practicing Photography where I...
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Two Must-Know Features on Most Cameras

July 29, 2021 - Use what you have and learn what your equipment can do. Before I upgraded to my current camera I tasked myself to learn...
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Life Happens

July 15, 2021 - This week will be short as I share a photoshoot over a couple of weeks of a Hummingbird and nest with eggs to the babies...
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Creative Firework Photography Results

July 09, 2021 - Whoops! I accidentally published an incomplete draft of this blog post that was empty other than the title. I had two vi...
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Secrets to Understanding Exposure Triangle

July 08, 2021 - Sorry - this is a short post but I was able to get my Youtube version out. So I am asking that you watch this week's vid...
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How to Practice before Firework Photo Shoot

July 01, 2021 - Thanks for reading this series on firework photography. I would love to see some photos from your firework photo project...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 25 (Can You See the Light)

May 31, 2021 - Follow on from l ast week's tip. Do you remember I said to take the tip as far as you like? Well here is a next-level ti...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 22 (Look into the Light)

May 10, 2021 - Let's get right to it. Study light when you are out and about by noticing different kinds of light. I will give you a fe...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 20 (Interact with Photographers)

April 15, 2021 - With the start of my YouTube Channel, I have missed my last two photo tips. I also incorrectly scheduled my normal weekl...
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Photography Tips and Tricks 13 (Check Your Settings)

February 16, 2021 - Take a few minutes before you leave the house for your next photoshoot to review your settings on your camera. Your prev...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 11 (Check Lists)

February 02, 2021 - I thought this would be difficult to come up with weekly tips, but just sitting here I can come up with many tips. So, t...
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How to Use New Gear

January 15, 2021 - If you are like any enthusiast, hobbyist, or professional photographer you likely purchased or received new gear over th...
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Podcast Youtube Anyone?

October 16, 2020 - I listen to a lot of photography podcasts and watch my fair share of Youtube videos too. The photo in this blog is a res...
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