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Photographs are more than just snapshots. When taken the right way, they become dramatic personal statements with the power to last forever. They can transport you to distant landscapes, capture fleeting emotions, recall cherished memories, reveal the beauty of daily life, and even change the world. With recent developments in technology, we now take and share photographs almost instantaneously through online photo albums and social media-making this unique form of personal expression more central to our lives than ever before. But when many of us take photographs, we simply point our cameras and click without being aware of what we're doing, what we're seeing, or how we can do it better. In reality, taking great photographs requires you to see as a professional photographer does; to train your eyes using the same fundamental techniques and principles the experts use to create unforgettable images from the grandest (and simplest) of subjects. Whether you take photos as a hobby or for a living, whether you're shooting indoors or outdoors, whether you're using a simple digital camera or the latest high-tech lenses-understanding how to use the power of your camera's settings; how to create or capture the right lighting and angles; how to handle difficult situations such as poor lighting or fast-moving subjects; and how to research and plan for the perfect photo shoot can lead you to start taking more dynamic photographs-ones that truly capture everything you see and feel about a particular moment in time. ....read more

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