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How to Master Your Camera as Quickly as Possible

How to Master Your Camera as Quickly as Possible

Today, I have some good news and some bad news regarding your photography and mastering your camera. First, the bad news. Like any other skill, mastering your camera may seem hard at first, but with practice, study, and experience, it is easy. Shooting with your camera on manual will become second nature to you. And [...]

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How to Take Headshots With Continuous Lights

How to Take Headshots With Continuous Lights

Continuous lighting are great to use when taking portraits; there is no guess work when trying to determine what lighting pattern you’re setting up. Since the lights never go off, you can automatically see how the light will look in your photographs. Take a look at the clip below as Jared Polin shows us how [...]

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Using the Bokeh Effect in Child Portraits

Using the Bokeh Effect in Child Portraits

“Bokeh” is a beautiful soft effect in which the background of a photograph becomes like circles of blurred, translucent light. As a professional photographer, my lifelong quest has been to consistently capture images of a child’s face in which everything in front of and behind the eye gradually falls out of focus and the background [...]

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Using a Wide Angle Lens to Exaggerate Perspective

Using a Wide Angle Lens to Exaggerate Perspective

The are many, many ways to compose a photo and part of being a great photographer is knowing which one of those compositions is the best choice and understanding how to go about executing it. In this quick primer, Mark Wallace shows us a useful way to use a wide angle lens to exaggerate perspective: [...]

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A Helpful Tip for Photographing Basketball Games

A Helpful Tip for Photographing Basketball Games

It’s tough photographing fast paced sporting events, especially games like basketball, in which the players are constantly running away from you then toward you. It takes a certain amount of skill that most new photographers will need to practice. Fortunately, Jared Polin talks to us on the sidelines and shows us one of his best [...]

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Tips for Maintaining Creativity as a Photographer

Tips for Maintaining Creativity as a Photographer

As photographers it is pretty much in our job description to produce creative and inspiring work. If your income is based around photography then you know creativity sells. However, there’s always a point in time when creativity is low—writers call it ‘writer’s block’. So how do we combat this unwelcome phenomenon? Luckily there are a [...]

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5 Pro Photographers Share Their Secrets to Success

5 Pro Photographers Share Their Secrets to Success

Growing up as a photographer there’s really no dearth of advice from peers, friends, families, clients, passers-by and anybody else who thinks he’s got an eye for photography. Photography being a visual art, anybody who is anybody thinks he’s got a great piece of advice to share. But, the only piece of advice that really [...]

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9 Must-Have Tips for Shooting Intimate Landscapes

9 Must-Have Tips for Shooting Intimate Landscapes

Want to know the secrets to taking your best photos ever, right outside your own doorstep? Get nine pro tips for shooting amazing intimate landscapes. Plus, see here for your chance to take professional photographer Rob Sheppard’s online Craftsy class, Shooting Intimate Landscapes (a $59.99 value), and learn how to use composition and lighting to [...]

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Fascinating 8 Year Stop Motion Selfie Project

Fascinating 8 Year Stop Motion Selfie Project

These days everybody is bitten by the selfie bug. If you’re on the lookout for interesting ways to document your own changes over time, this video might just be the inspiration that you’ve been waiting for: This YouTuber, who goes by the pseudonym ‘Dumo’ was, inspired by another YouTuber, but that doesn’t make his video [...]

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Wedding Photography Shot List

Wedding Photography Shot List

For many people, photography is one of the most important elements for any wedding. The bride and groom will generally be so busy during the wedding day, that you want to be able to look back and re-live the moments at a later stage, as well as share these moments with friends and family. For [...]

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