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Whether you're looking for videos, lighting tips, settings help, expert advice, or photos by kids like you, we've got what you need to be a great photographer.

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Photo Tips with Hilary

How to Take Photos With Cool Light Shapes - Ep. 1

Ever wonder how to get cool light shapes in the background of your photo? Or how to make twinkle lights look like giant blurs? Watch this episode of "My Shot Photo Tips With Hilary" to find out how it's done!

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How to Take Fun Photos in Nature - Ep. 2

To help you get your best shots while you're out exploring nature, we've asked Nat Geo Young Explorer and wildlife photographer Gabby Salazar to share a few photo secrets. Watch this episode of "My Shot Photo Tips With Hilary" to learn some cool tricks.

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Trick Your Friends With These Upside-Down Photo Tips! - Ep. 3

Want to fool your friends with a funny photo? Check out Hilary's chin selfie trick and learn some fun tips from the Nat Geo Kids My Shot photo community!

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How to Take Spooky Photos - Ep. 4

Freak out your friends with these photo ideas from Hilary! Find out how to make frightening scenes with shadows and learn some extra ghostly tips from the Nat Geo Kids My Shot photo community! Tag your photos #Spooky in My Shot!

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Photo Tips: Lighting - Ep. 1

Discover lighting photography tips with NG Kids Senior Photo Editor.

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Photo Tips: Close-ups - Ep. 2

Find out how to take close-up photography with NG Kids Senior Photo Editor.

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Photo Tips: Aperture - Ep. 3

Check out some aperture photography tips with NG Kids Senior Photo Editor.

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Photo Tips: Shutter Speed - Ep. 4

Check out some shutter speed photography tips with NG Kids Senior Photo Editor.

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