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You might think that making the casual snapshot or candid photograph might not lead you to become a better photographer. You thought wrong. Practice is practice and even the process of making candid frame photographs can help develop your eye for lighting, composition and much more. Here are a few ways that candid photography can help your development as a photographer.

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Chris Gampat Black and White Photo (1 of 1)

Digital has provided a surprising resurgence in black and white photography. The ability to create a monochrome image either in camera or later in Photoshop is much more accessible than having to work in a traditional darkroom. But it takes more than removing the color from an image to make a great black and white. Here are some tips that will help you to make exceptional black and white imagery.

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All images are taken by and used with expressed permission from Ryan Williams.

Most passionate photographers will do anything for a shot. They will climb fences, trespass, spend days in the wild, even brave large predator encounters just to get that one perfect shot. Australian surf photographer, surfer, and globetrotter Ryan Williams, who has spent most of his life riding as well as photographing the waves, is no different… well, except that he mostly deals with powerful waves and strong underwater surges to get his perfect shots.

And perfect shots, they are. If you travel or surf, you’re probably bound to come across and be impressed one of his awesome photographs (many of which are of towering emerald waves, surfers in action, and life underwater) as they regularly grace the pages of many travel and surf magazines.

Today, let’s take time to get to know the man behind these photographs.

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Fujifilm XF1 Compact Camera

There are lot of mistakes that we make as new photographers. Some are to be expected, but others are easily avoided. Here are a list of the most frequent mistakes made by every new photographer and hopefully it will inspire you to let some of these bad habits go and replace them with something better.

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As soon as your begin to pick up a camera seriously, we are hoping that our images will be as good as the people as we admire. However, it’s something that doesn’t come easy. It requires a good amount of practice and dedication. With our busy schedules, it can be hard to find the time, but here are some suggestions of things that you co this week that will steadily improve your photography this week.

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Canon A-1

There are tons of old film cameras that folks still love and use. Many of these cameras lasted for years in the market and some even lasted until very recently. And while lots of cameras may be in the memory of photographers, here are some that we really miss.

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