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Street Photography Documentary

Street Photography Documentary

In this three part video series, filmmaker, Chris Weeks, and a team of his friends explore the lives of a handful of street photographers in hopes to shed a little light onto the methodology behind the popular photography genre. The use of a rangefinder, primarily the Leica M9, plays a heavy factor in the filmmakers […]

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The Secret of Perfect Color in Your Photography

The Secret of Perfect Color in Your Photography

My neighbor placed a 20-page photo album on the counter and opened the first page for me. Staring back at me was the first photo, her little boy against a plain white background in a studio. His sad eyes looked blankly at the camera. I flicked through a few more pages, hoping to see happier, […]

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Digital SLR Focus Tips

Digital SLR Focus Tips

Even with all the advancements being made in digital technology, getting tack sharp images using your DSLR’s auto-focus feature isn’t always easy to do. A lot of things can trip up an auto-focus and even when you think your edges are crisp, upon closer inspection, it might turn out that they are still slightly off […]

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Tree Photography Tips and Techniques

Tree Photography Tips and Techniques

Nature photography is a favorite genre of photography, and within nature photography, trees are one of the most common subjects. Trees are widespread, tremendously diverse, and can make both beautiful and majestic subjects. In some respects, trees are also easy to photograph: they are widely visible and, unlike animals, they sit still, allowing you to […]

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How to Use a Neutral Density Filter for Portraits

How to Use a Neutral Density Filter for Portraits

When you combine strobes with ambient light on a sunny day, you’re likely to run into problems with achieving a shallow depth of field. In the following video, Zach Gray explains how to solve this problem using a neutral density filter: “Problem: Using high-powered strobes can force you to use an undesirable f-stop, inhibiting your […]

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Midday Photography Tips

Midday Photography Tips

Most tutorials advise photographers not to shoot photos at noon. The sun is harsh and doesn’t flatter subjects. While it’s certainly not the most desirable time for a photo shoot, with the right approach you can still get great shots in the middle of the day. Shooting in Shade It’s not necessary to shoot directly […]

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Ansel Adams’s Son Revisits a Life Changing Photo

Ansel Adams’s Son Revisits a Life Changing Photo

Ansel Adams was one of the pioneers in landscape photography. His work is something extraordinary. Something still relevant today. Thanks to Marc Silber‘s interview with the legendary photographer’s son, Michael Adams, we have the opportunity to see up close how some of his most important photos were born: Michael Adams tells the story of one particular […]

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Visualizing Your Masterpiece

Visualizing Your Masterpiece

To accomplish great things we must first dream, then visualize, then plan… believe… act! Feel This is probably the hardest part of my process to describe. Hiking in the highlands, I am privileged to have access to some amazing landscapes,; as I walk through them I am overwhelmed by options. This makes it hard to […]

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A Paradise for Mountain Lovers in 11 Photos

A Paradise for Mountain Lovers in 11 Photos

Of all the landscapes I have photographed, mountains remain one of the most difficult to capture well. But I’ve found some amazing examples from photographers who really pulled it off: For more inspiration and some tips, check out 5 Landscape Photography Tips for Photographing Mountains. Landscape Photography eBook Deal Ending Soon: You have great ideas […]

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Studio Portraits: How to Make Your Subject Stand Out

Studio Portraits: How to Make Your Subject Stand Out

Getting great studio lighting in your portraiture doesn’t have to mean an intricate setup. And most times simplicity works best. All you need is a strobe or two and a plain, dark background. Gavin Hoey gives us a few simple tips to create appealing portrait lighting while keeping your model from blending into the background: […]

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