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Landscape Photography at Twilight

Landscape Photography at Twilight

There are various phases of sunrise and sunset, however each phase repeats itself twice a day – once during sunrise and once again at sunset. All phases during sunrise are the same for sunset phases – the only difference is chronological order i.e. when each phase begins and ends. Therefore, sunrise and sunset are exactly [...]

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A Look Inside the Camera Magician’s Workshop

A Look Inside the Camera Magician’s Workshop

Camera magician Harry Mueller is a legend not only in his hometown of Santiago, Chile, but also with international travelers. References to him in guidebooks like The Lonely Planet,  TripAdviser.com, and numerous travel blogs all refer to him of the wizard of camera repair–able to diagnose and fix just about anything. And, if you manage [...]

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How to Make a Pure White or Pure Black Background in Photoshop

How to Make a Pure White or Pure Black Background in Photoshop

How many times have you photographed something on a white or black backdrop only to find the intended background has somehow ended up in the grey zone? When posted on a website or pure background, the supposed pure white now appears greyish blue, tinted, murky. The black now an ugly brownish grey. If you’re tired [...]

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Aperture 101

Aperture 101

Photographers use aperture for a multitude of things from getting the proper exposure to creating a specific depth of field. Understanding how it works is essential to being able to use aperture to your advantage and taking the photographs you envision in your mind. In this quick primer, John Cripps breaks down the ins and [...]

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Holistic Photography: 10 Techniques to Improve Focus

Holistic Photography: 10 Techniques to Improve Focus

There exists an ageless Cherokee Native American proverb that states “Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today”. The point being that most of us tend to spend vast amounts of time and energy worrying about the past or planning for the future. Not that neither the past nor the future are irrelevant, it [...]

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What is the Value of a Print Portfolio to Photographers?

What is the Value of a Print Portfolio to Photographers?

Photographer Erik Almas has put his finger on a very important aspect of a photographer’s marketing mix: the printed portfolio. Somehow, with the deluge of social media, websites, email, and other forms of instant communication, the printed portfolio has taken a back seat in the last decade or so. In this video, Almas spills out how he [...]

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Rules of Wildlife Photography: Don’t Feed the Animals

Rules of Wildlife Photography: Don’t Feed the Animals

It can’t really be stressed enough that you should never feed wildlife. It causes them to become accustomed to humans and develop strange and oftentimes dangerous habits. Not to mention, it goes against the moral code of nature and wildlife photographers everywhere. In the video below, one man captured one of these odd behaviors on [...]

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This Photographer Wants You to Steal His Art

This Photographer Wants You to Steal His Art

Ever wonder what would happen if you made your photography into a performance art, one where the experience of the acquiring the photo was just as memorable as the photo itself? That’s just what photographer Lukas Renlund set out to do with his traveling outdoor exhibition “Steal My Photograph!”: The video above was filmed in [...]

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Wildlife Photography: Eliminating Bad Backgrounds

Wildlife Photography: Eliminating Bad Backgrounds

Quick reminder: Only a few days left! in the deal on: Topaz ReMask at 50% Off Wildlife photography inspires professional and amateur photographers alike. The possibilities of our natural world provide an endless source of fascination. Choosing a good subject for a wildlife photo is never difficult. The variety of characters in the animal kingdom provides [...]

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How to Photograph a Wedding Dress Without Window Light

How to Photograph a Wedding Dress Without Window Light

Shooting a wedding dress can be a challenge when you are shooting inside a room without windows or with windows that aren’t in ideal positions. If you don’t have great window light, don’t fret, just follow the tips that Justin and Mary, professional wedding photographers, share here: When necessary, Justin and Mary bring in artificial [...]

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