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How to Use Spot Metering & AE Lock on a Digital Camera

How to Use Spot Metering & AE Lock on a Digital Camera

As a photographer, the chances of being familiar with the terms spot metering and AE lock are relatively great. They are common features on most DSLR cameras and ones that are often used. That being said, not everyone understands the science behind the two settings which is why the following video will prove to be […]

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How to Look More Photogenic for a Camera: Squinching

How to Look More Photogenic for a Camera: Squinching

Think you don’t need to know how to pose and look pretty for portraits because you make it a point to be behind the camera rather than in front of it? You might want to rethink that notion, even if you don’t personally plan on being photographed, it’s beyond useful to have a few modeling […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Largest Wave Ever Surfed

Interesting Photo of the Day: Largest Wave Ever Surfed

Garrett McNamara, a 45 year old surfer took the roaring waters in near perfect surfing conditions. McNamara waited patiently for the swell to come in as his wife, Nicole, observed and communicated with McNamara’s rescue team informing them of the massive bomb that was approaching. As you can see in the photo below, McNamara went for and conquered the beast with plenty […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Baby Elephant Gets a Bath

Interesting Photo of the Day: Baby Elephant Gets a Bath

You may think of nature photography as portraits that capture the raw, wild beauty of our an animal counterparts. But, on occasion, a photograph surfaces which captures the human interest side as well. Such is the case when Arkom Pimsarn pulled out his Nikon D700 to capture a candid moment between a young elephant and […]

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Using an Egg to Understand Portrait Photography Lighting

Using an Egg to Understand Portrait Photography Lighting

So, how exactly does an egg teach you about lighting? Well, it’s actually pretty simple. As Joe Edelman outlines in the following video, by standing an egg upright and moving a light in a 360-degree rotation around it and over the the top from front to back, you will be able to see exactly what […]

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Photography Contracts

Photography Contracts

Protecting yourself and your work as a photographer should be at the forefront of any photographer’s to-do list. Yet, many of us often overlook this facet of running a business. Contacting and working with a lawyer who specializes in business law can help you protect yourself from dishonest and disagreeable clients should a problem arise. […]

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How to Retouch Shiny Skin in Portraits: Photoshop Tutorial

How to Retouch Shiny Skin in Portraits: Photoshop Tutorial

It’s becoming common practice to retouch the imperfections and blemishes that are found on everyone’s faces and skin. However, it’s sometimes easy to get carried away in editing and before you know it, your subject begins to look plastic and barely resembles their actual look. In the video below,  Lee Varis, explains the process he […]

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DIY Portable Headshot Lighting Setup Project

DIY Portable Headshot Lighting Setup Project

Whether you’re trying to save a few dollars or just enjoy building your own equipment, you may like the following video, which shows us how professional portrait photographer Tristan Penner (tristanshea dot com) built his own portable portrait studio with supplies that can be found at most hardware stores. The setup consists of three panels, […]

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Nature Photography Tips from a National Geographic Photographer

Nature Photography Tips from a National Geographic Photographer

We’re all familiar with National Geographic, if not captivated by its endless amount of gorgeous photography. The magazine, which allows no editing of the photographs it uses, has set high standards for nature photographers everywhere. Being able to capture an image worthy of National Geographic takes quite a bit of talent and, as Michael Melford […]

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How to Do Water Splash Photography

How to Do Water Splash Photography

If you’ve been wondering how to photograph splashing water, look no further. Here is a rather straightforward video tutorial that demonstrates how one photographer, Clint Decker, is capturing some great shots right in his own kitchen. The trickiest part of capturing these images might be getting the timing correct on when to fire the trigger, […]

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