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Today’s cool camera trick takes no time at all to master — and brings a sort of “heavenly” look to your image. You’ll see what I mean below… Try it (or any of the other tricks I sent you this week), and let me know about your success. If you’re on Facebook, post it to your wall and “friend” me ( And while you’re there, “like” our Great Escape Publishing page, here: HOW TO CREATE “RAYS OF LIGHT” By Cheryl Bigman in San Ramon, CA Some years back, I attended a photography workshop through AWAI led by professional photographer Shelly Perry. I’m always amazed by Shelly’s images, and, through our photo shoots, I picked up some really cool tricks from her. One of my favorite — like this one I took at the Louvre in Paris: WHAT YOU NEED: *** Your camera *** A subject that includes filtered light (through a window or shady forest, for example) Without using a tripod, set up your camera for a 1-second exposure. Focus on your subject, pressing the shutter button halfway down, and recompose if necessary. Press the shutter and quickly move your camera in the direction you want your “rays of light” to go. In the example above, I moved my camera up and to the right. Try moving yours in different directions and see what happens. You’re only limited by your imagination, so don’t be afraid to play with this one! [Editor’s Note: Learn more about how you can turn your pictures into cash in our free online newsletter The Right Way to Travel.  Sign up here today and we’ll send you a new report, Selling Photos for Cash: A Quick-Start Guide, completely FREE.]

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