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Photography Basics: How to Take Good Photos

Photography Basics: How to Take Good Photos

A good photograph is not just a physical photo, but someone’s story, memory, or even life. When we take photos, we tend to preserve the most important events and people in our lives. The ceremonies of birth and birthdays, marriages and anniversaries, holidays, travels, and new houses are all recorded because they matter to us. […]

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The Lost Art of Posing: How & Why to Pose Your Photography Clients

The Lost Art of Posing: How & Why to Pose Your Photography Clients

“Posing” has come to be something of a dirty word in the present age, synonymous with “fake” and “structured” and all things dull and lifeless. Posing sucks the energy right out of a photoshoot—or so we tend to think. However, for photographer Jerry Ghionis, who is regarded as one of the best wedding photographers in the world, posing is […]

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Composition Guidelines for Great Photography

Composition Guidelines for Great Photography

It’s often been said that photography is one of the most difficult and demanding pastimes to master, but many people relate that to learning more about the technical aspects of photography and light. There is much more to photography than just getting the exposure right, and it’s about composing your shots to give the viewer […]

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Indoor and Outdoor Portrait Lighting Tips

Indoor and Outdoor Portrait Lighting Tips

If you’re into portrait photography you know that shooting indoors and outdoors requires slightly different approaches. If you’ve been shooting indoors mostly, you may have struggled initially when making the transition to an outdoor setup. The trick is in knowing what to expose for, using the ambient lighting to good effect, and using an external light to complement […]

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Color in Photography for Emotional Impact

Color in Photography for Emotional Impact

Color can be a dominant element in photography, but not always for the better. If you use color sloppily, just because it’s there, you have missed its real power. Back in the days of black and white, every image had to stand on its own merits. A red rose, for example, was not automatically thought […]

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TopazLabs Announces Impression 2 for Digital Paintings

TopazLabs Announces Impression 2 for Digital Paintings

A photo shows how a camera sees reality… but a painting shows how the painter sees it. Art is personal expression, and TopazLabs has designed this program with the same philosophy. Impression turns photos into art the way a real artist would: by intelligently putting real brushstrokes on canvas. Currently 40% off for the launch of […]

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Photographer Spends Over 1000 Hours on Timelapse Through Europe

Photographer Spends Over 1000 Hours on Timelapse Through Europe

With so many cameras adding in features for timelapse photography, it’s no surprise that many people assume it’s an easy skill to just pick up and shoot. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Like many forms of photography, shooting timelapse requires enormous amounts of patience. For instance, the timelapse movie Patience was captured by professional timelapse photographer […]

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10 Tips on How to Survive as a Freelance Photographer

10 Tips on How to Survive as a Freelance Photographer

Freelance photography can be a rewarding and fun career, even if you just pursue it part time, but it’s a jungle out there with endless competition. Here are some quick tips to help you get started: 1. Always work. You won’t always have paying customers, but that shouldn’t stop you from working. Go out and […]

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How to Photograph Vintage Cars Inside a Garage

How to Photograph Vintage Cars Inside a Garage

Here’s something mouth-watering for all of you folks who love photographing automobiles: Joe McNally inside the garage of the Domenick European Car Repair Company with his Nikon D810. This is a family owned business that specializes in restoring vintage beauties. Here’s how McNally arranged, lit, and shot the images: As you can imagine, a garage isn’t […]

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How to do Light Painting Long Exposures During Daylight Hours

How to do Light Painting Long Exposures During Daylight Hours

Not all photos are just one shot. Digital overlaying is an editing technique that involves blending multiple shots together to create one finished photo. Brazilian photographer and artist Vitor Schietti does just that using light painting and Photoshop: Schietti and his assistant start out by creating their own light paintings, and then they blend individual […]

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