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Fun With Shutter Speed

Let's have some fun with some of the basics we learned in the Digital Photography Basics section. In that section we talked about how shutter speed affects the outcome of the image. Let's use it to our advantage to take some unique pictures.

If you remember, using a very fast shutter speed freezes your subject in time. The opposite happens when you slow down you...

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Heart Shaped Shadow

Creating heart shadows is very simple. It's a classic photography effect that wows everyone that has seen it for the first time. You don't need much to get started, simply a book, a ring and an off camera flash (although you can use the sun light as well).

The setup is quite simple. Lay the ring in the fold of a book as...

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