10 Ways to Improve Your Photography This Year

10 Ways to Improve Your Photography This Year

These exercises can change how you see photography.

 
Candlelit Portrait: Photography Activity

Candlelit Portrait: Photography Activity

This is an indoor portrait taken in near darkness, resembling a birthday cake shot.

 
Tips For Taking Better Food Photos

Tips For Taking Better Food Photos

A good photo can make food look even more delectable than it already is.

 
The Importance of a Focal Point

The Importance of a Focal Point

A focal point is the part of an image that draws the eye.

 
 

Photography Tips & Tutorials

Tools and Tips for Still Life iPhoneography

Tools and Tips for Still Life iPhoneography

Some professional photographers are bashful to admit that they sometimes set their DSLRs aside for their iPhones. But, when push comes to shove, the portability and convenience of a camera phone is an incredibly valuable tool for any image maker to have in their arsenal. So, why not employ techniques that ensure the best images possible? Peter […]

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How to Take a Self Portrait

How to Take a Self Portrait

Although you might think that a photographer would love taking a self portrait, it’s actually one of the most difficult pictures to take. With self portraits you don’t have the advantage of looking through the lens and carefully composing your image, so it can be real tricky to get it right. But with that being […]

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4 Types of Light You Should Know as a Photographer

4 Types of Light You Should Know as a Photographer

More often than not, composing an image can be much like solving a puzzle. Although many photographers are filled to the brim with creativity, their challenge often lies in figuring out how to properly utilize their available tools and environment to best bring to life an idea. For many beginners, simply figuring out how to […]

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Using Cars for Light Painting Photography

Using Cars for Light Painting Photography

Light painting requires only darkness and a light source to create beautiful shapes and patterns, but how you move the light makes all the difference. Professional light painting photographer Patrick Rochon has become a leading figure in this art genre with his amazing ability to create beautiful images with his hands and light tools. And, as is […]

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How to Relax a Client During a Portrait Photo Shoot

How to Relax a Client During a Portrait Photo Shoot

If there is one thing I’ve learned over the years of photographing people, it’s that the response to candid photos versus posed is distinctively noticeable in my clients. That “aww” or “ohhh” I seek to produce and long to hear when presenting my work to a client intrinsically happens with those “in the moment” shots, […]

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How to Prepare Your Photos for Printing

How to Prepare Your Photos for Printing

If you’ve ever printed a photo directly from your computer to your printer, you might have been surprised to find out that the color in the images didn’t quite match what you saw on your monitor. Getting an accurate output on your printer (or on a third party print press) can be tricky at best. […]

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