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Depth of Field in Portrait Photography

Depth of Field in Portrait Photography

There is nothing like a great portrait. Really good portraits stand out because the subject (especially the eyes) is sharply focused while the background is blurry. This sharp subject versus blurry background creates drama that draws the attention of the viewer to the subject where it should be focused. The contrast between what is in […]

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A Day in the Life of a Pop Music Photographer

A Day in the Life of a Pop Music Photographer

Filmmaker Paul Brasil explores the life of a popular music photographer in this short film. After years of struggling, Lerner got started shooting Katy Perry concerts when she was just becoming popular; now, in this film, he tours with Justin Beiber as his official photographer, sifting through packed coliseums for that elusive iconic shot. In […]

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Photographing C4 Explosions and EOD Technicians With a U.S. Military Bomb Squad

Photographing C4 Explosions and EOD Technicians With a U.S. Military Bomb Squad

Photography is notorious for whisking its practitioners off on unexpected adventures. “I never thought I would get the chance to photograph this.” Most long-time photographers are caught saying at least once throughout their careers. Okinawa-based wedding photographer Pete Leong is no different. As an avid supporter of maintaining personal photography projects alongside professional work to keep […]

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Fireworks Photography Tips

Fireworks Photography Tips

Related reminder: only 3 days left in the deal on The Fireworks Photography eBook at 28% Off We all love to see fireworks displays with the bright colors displayed against the night sky. Some of the displays can be quite spectacular. If you like taking pictures, there is no doubt that you will see the fireworks display […]

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Is Photography a Hobby or a Profession to You? Decide.

Is Photography a Hobby or a Profession to You? Decide.

Many amateur photographers dream of turning their hobby into a thriving business. It’s almost a natural progression. Some may even call it a noble pursuit. Who doesn’t want to get paid to do what they love doing? If you happen to be one of those amateur’s it’s important you fully comprehend all that goes into running a […]

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Photography Expedition to India: Amazing Documentary

Photography Expedition to India: Amazing Documentary

This is a must-see photography documentary called “Beyond: Varanasi, India“. It chronicles a large-scale photographic excursion to one of the more intense culture shocks a Westerner can experience; the traditional Indian way of living is almost immeasurably different from our own, and this video gives deep insight from an American perspective. See the whole inspiring film […]

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Photography Composition

Photography Composition

Composition is the heart of the photo. Composition leads to the work of art that starts from inspiration. Inspiration begins when you disconnect with the interior struggles of everyday life and free the spirit to experience the world around you. Truly being in the moment and experiencing nature links you with everything around you. It […]

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How to Make Sure Your Studio Photography Background is Pure White

How to Make Sure Your Studio Photography Background is Pure White

Pure white backgrounds are essential to most portrait, food, and product photography. You’d think setting up a pure white background is as easy as setting up a white screen or cloth behind the subject. That’s until you review your shots. Your white background all of sudden doesn’t look that white at all. Gavin Hoey has […]

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The Quest for Photography Inspiration

The Quest for Photography Inspiration

This thrilling video comes in anticipation of  the upcoming documentary, “La Quête d’Inspiration” (“The Quest for Inspiration”), a film about photographer Alexandre Deschaumes by filmmaker Mathieu Le Lay (Includes  Subtitles). The epic, sprawling look of this film was made possible with the Canon 5Ds Mark II and III: Through heart-stopping panoramas in The Alps, Iceland, […]

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On Camera Flash Photography Tips

On Camera Flash Photography Tips

Final reminder: only 1 day left in the deal on Understanding Flash Photography at 66% Off If you already own a DSLR camera, you’re halfway to capturing some beautiful images. However, having a camera alone isn’t going to make you an excellent photographer. Knowing how to use the camera, on the other hand, will. In […]

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