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How to Capture Shafts of Light in Your Photos

How to Capture Shafts of Light in Your Photos

Shafts of light streaming down from the sky our through a window makes for wonderfully dramatic lighting in photography. These shafts of light, especially when you create an atmosphere using smoke or fog, can really make your images pop. The setup may appear complicated when you first try it out, but it’s not so bad once you […]

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The Top 3 Basic Portrait Photography Settings

The Top 3 Basic Portrait Photography Settings

In portrait photography, one of the main differences between a happy snapper and a professional, besides the number of years of experience and accumulated skills, is that the professional takes control of the camera settings and has a good knowledge of lighting aspects. They also understand what makes for a good composition. Professionals also tend […]

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Background Zoom Blur Tutorial for Great Portraits

Background Zoom Blur Tutorial for Great Portraits

One of the most common mistakes beginner photographers make is by concentrating too hard on their focus point or subject and neglecting the rest of their image. While the subject is an essential part of your photo, your background is just as vital. The background is an incredibly important control in your image that will guide […]

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Photographer Proposes to Girlfriend in a Darkroom

Photographer Proposes to Girlfriend in a Darkroom

With the rise in online video popularity, people all over the world have been recording and posting their elaborate marriage proposals for years. From choreographed flash mobs to personalized movie trailers, some of the most creative ideas have gone viral, touching the hearts of millions. Inspired by the love of photography he and his girlfriend share, musician […]

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Tips for Taking Portrait Photos of a Friend

Tips for Taking Portrait Photos of a Friend

Perhaps you can no longer count on your two hands the number of times you have been asked to take a friend or relative’s portrait…gratis. Maybe you are visiting someone for a few days and it comes up that your sister or cousin or friend needs a head shot for professional purposes…or just to use […]

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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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This Photography Trick Lets You Take Long Exposures Without a Filter

This Photography Trick Lets You Take Long Exposures Without a Filter

Long exposure photography demands a methodical approach to shooting. It requires careful calculation of the exposure values, filters, tripod, and other gizmos. No wonder not many people actually use this technique out in the field. Not because they don’t know how, but more because it requires so much beyond just a camera and a lens. […]

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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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