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Inspiration in a bundle

Here’s a book that can inspire you to build a relationship with other creative people through a blog. If you get inspired, you need to pass it on.

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The Heart of a Hobbyist

The camera should be an extension of the mind. And the mind of a hobbyist is different from the working photographer.

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10 Things I Learned in 2012

If I had to give beginning photographer one piece of advice, it would be this: welcome discontent with your craft. It means you are about to experience change, and improvement.

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mermaids digital manipulation composite photo copyright Aloha Lavina 2012.

Creativity, Camera, and Photoshop

Do you like photography and Photoshop? Digital imagery is not just about one or the other. The trick is to maintain your balance.

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macro with iPhone copyright Aloha Lavina

Why I Love iPhone Photography

Just a couple days ago, I traveled without a dSLR. And fell in love with photography all over again. Find out why the iPhone is one of the handiest cameras around.

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Editor’s Picks Module 6 Heart Shaped Shadow

Module 6 showed some creative composition with fixed lighting. Interpretations were creative! Check it out.

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Tips and Tricks from Module 5 Editor’s Picks: “Time”

Here’s a wrap-up of what we learned from Module 5 “Time.” By experimenting with the slow shutter exposure and panning techniques, the Tribe was able to come up with some tips and tricks for showing interpretations of the theme.

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salt farm samut sakhon thailand sunset copyright Aloha Lavina

How to Teach Yourself to Improve Your Photography

Learning photography independently? Here’s a strategy that will train your brain to push you into action and get results.

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Huntington Beach early morning copyright Aloha Lavina.

6 Things that Can Change the Way You See in Photography

Art is no accident. How did Van Gogh awe us with swirls of paint in Starry Night?

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sunset at Huntington Beach California copyright Aloha Lavina

10 Things About Light that will Make Your Photos Pop

Light is the main ingredient of a photograph. Learn to see it, make friends with it. Your photos will love you when you do.

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10 Things that will Transform Photographic Composition

How many ways can you design an image? As many ways as you can learn to see. Composition is the key to a strong photographic vision.

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Drying squid in Pran Buri, Thailand copyright Aloha Lavina

Composition and the Use of Color

Sometimes it’s better to shoot without color. Especially when you’re focusing on forms in the frame. Learn how monochrome can help you shoot better compositions.

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How to Fool your Point and Shoot into Thinking it’s a DSLR

Fool your compact camera into thinking it’s a big buff machine. The secret is all in your head.

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Convict Lake, California copyright Aloha Lavina 2011. All rights reserved.

Just in Time versus Just in Case

Learn a new photography skill just in time, not just in case. You’ll find your skills will grow by leaps and bounds. And you’ll have lots of fun, too.

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butter candle vendor portrait Kathmandu Nepal copyright Aloha Lavina

Bring Back that Lovin’ Feelin’

What would you do to fall in love with your craft, all over again? Here’s my three resolutions for 2012 to bring back that old lovin’ feelin’ into photography.

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