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See the World Around You in a Whole New Way!

Most of us have been at home for several months, working on keeping ourselves busy, pushing ourselves to find ways to improve our photography and (hopefully) learning new camera skills. You probably think you’ve exhausted all of the “photographic possibilities” in your neighborhood, but here are a few suggestions for using your camera to create images that will help…

WPS Guide for Amateur Photographers

We are pleased to announce that WPS Founder and Director E. David Luria has not just been sitting home in the Time of the Virus, looking at cute cat videos and watching his hair grow long. NO! He has been writing an Ebook: “Washington Photo Safari’s Guide For Amateur Photographers“, an illustrated 130+ page compilation…

Tips for Creating Memorable Photos of Nighttime Holiday Scenes

Take advantage of the nighttime Holiday Themed safaris that WPS has scheduled during the month of December and try some (or all!) of these tips! Use a sturdy Tripod to hold the camera steady during long exposures Use a remote…

Using Depth of Field to Your Best Advantage in Your Photos

Depth of Field (DoF) is the distance between the nearest and farthest objects that are in acceptably sharp focus in an image. There are three main factors that affect the depth of field: Aperture (F-Stop) Distance from the subject to the camera Lens focal length The use of Aperture to control the DoF: The Aperture (F-Stop)…

Understanding White Balance

In photographic terms, White Balance is the balancing of color temperature in your photos, so that whites in the photo appear white. This balancing of color temperature is controlled by settings on your camera. If you don’t change the White Balance, depending on the type of light that illuminates your subject, you may see a blue, yellow/orange…

If You See a Panther Crouch, Prepare to Say “Ouch!” and Other Travel Photo Tips

“If you see a panther crouch, prepare to say “Ouch!” “Better yet, if called by a panther, don’t anther!” These immortal words penned by the famous poet Ogden Nash are good advice for those of you going on an animal safari in Africa. The only other words of wisdom we could add would be: “Get a telephoto…