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How To Take Headshots

How To Take Headshots

At a recent Google+ photography conference Peter Hurley provided more great tips on how to take headshots.  When his presentation, The Art of The Headshot, went live, the folks of Google+ made it one of the most viewed of the series and with good reason–it’s chock full of information on one of the most overlooked areas […]

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F-Stop Explained

F-Stop Explained

Part of becoming a great photographer is understanding the science behind how photographs are captured in the first place. Dylan Bennett makes that task a little bit easier with his simple explanation of the f-stop. In a brief video, Bennett teaches us all about f-stops by using handy visual aids such as charts and drawings. […]

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Food Photography Tips: See How McDonald’s Does It

Food Photography Tips: See How McDonald’s Does It

Ever notice how the food you buy from McDonald’s tends to look a bit well, underwhelming, compared to the giant-sized photographs of their burgers they use on their menus? If so, rest assured your curiosity doesn’t stand alone. A Canadian woman emailed the fast food giants to ask them the exact same question. McDonald’s graciously responded […]

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How to Shoot HDR Photos

How to Shoot HDR Photos

Post processing is only one part of HDR photography. To get great looking HDR images, you not only have to know the editing process, but also how to shoot photographs with the intention of turning them into high dynamic range images. Fortunately, Trey Ratcliff was thoughtful enough to have an assistant take some behind-the-scenes footage […]

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Elements of Iconic Photography

Elements of Iconic Photography

If you find inspiration in the work and words of the masters, you may want to take a few moments to watch the interview below with iconic documentary photographer, Mary Ellen Mark. Mark’s photography has won innumerable awards and she is often considered one of the greats of our time. Despite her highly decorated endeavors, Mark is […]

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How Lens Filters Are Made

How Lens Filters Are Made

For those of you who can appreciate the quality of hand made goods, you’ll probably be interested in watching the video below which shows the great lengths Lee Filters puts into making each and everyone of their products. The process is very technical and not a single step of it is done by mass production procedures to […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Baby Sea Turtle’s First Swim

Interesting Photo of the Day: Baby Sea Turtle’s First Swim

South Florida photographer, Ben Hicks, can consider himself fortunate after having been present for the hatching of a nest of Loggerhead sea turtles and subsequent adventure to make it to sea. Without overheating or becoming lost before they find water, just making it offshore is a dangerous chore for the hatchlings. They also risk becoming […]

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How To Photograph Strangers

How To Photograph Strangers

Approaching strangers on the street and asking them if you can photograph them for your portfolio can be very intimidating for most photographers. Jimmy Hickey, however, almost has the task down to a science and he’s here to share some of his experience with us in the form of a whole slew of helpful hints. Check out […]

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Tips For Using a Reflector in Outdoor Portrait Photography

Tips For Using a Reflector in Outdoor Portrait Photography

Taking portraits outdoors without the use of expensive speedlights and strobes doesn’t have to be intimidating; even when you’re shooting in the harsh afternoon sun. As Pye from SLRLounge explains in the following video, you can get professional results using only a $30 reflector and a DSLR with a 50mm prime lens.  Pye shot on […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: An Erupting Volcano Photographed From Space

Interesting Photo of the Day: An Erupting Volcano Photographed From Space

An erupting volcano looks pretty impressive from the ground with it’s glowing hot lava and massive flumes of smoke and fog, but have you ever seen a photograph of one erupting that was taken from space? The image below was captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station just after the Sarychev Volcano, located on the Kuril Islands […]

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