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Objects and Lighting: Product Photography Techniques

Objects and Lighting: Product Photography Techniques

There isn’t anything you can photograph that doesn’t have a sphere, cube, or cylinder in it. Jay Morgan created this video to showcase the details you must take into account when lighting and arranging multiple objects. When placing your light, you want to take into account the height and size of each object you intend […]

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The Rule of Thirds and Photography

The Rule of Thirds and Photography

Good photography requires a combination of technical expertise as well as artistic creativity. Unfortunately, the rise of digital technology has focused the attention of many beginners on the purely technical aspects of photography. All too often, the artistic side of photography is neglected. If you bought a great digital camera and your photos still look […]

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Street Photography: A License to Observe

Street Photography: A License to Observe

Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson is constantly seeking answers. He navigates the world through his camera, and through his viewfinder he makes sense of his surroundings: More so than most things, Anderson often wonders about home. Having traveled across a number of countries over the course of his career, he’s made an effort to find connections to […]

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How to do a Quick and Simple Corporate Portrait Setup

How to do a Quick and Simple Corporate Portrait Setup

Daniel Norton knows a thing or two about portraiture. Renowned for his ability to manipulate light, the NYC based fashion photographer has posed musicians, actors, and models in front of his camera. However, not every shoot he does is incredibly complex or glamorous. Here, Norton shares a straightforward, easy to adjust lighting setup ideal for clean, […]

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A Beginning Photographer’s Guide to Light

A Beginning Photographer’s Guide to Light

Lighting plays a crucial role in photography. It can bring a photograph to life, it can generate effects, including spectacular shadows or silhouettes, or it may have a distinctly negative influence by creating unwanted glare and reflections. This is a quick guide to introduce the beginner to one of the most important aspects in photography: […]

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Should a Photographer Work for Free?

Should a Photographer Work for Free?

Have you ever been offered a job, only to find that it’s only compensation was to “add to your portfolio” or give you “exposure” to a wider audience? Maybe you even graduated with a degree in photography or graphic design and were hoping for at least a small stipend with your internship, but everyone expected […]

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10 Common Photography Mistakes Kids Make

10 Common Photography Mistakes Kids Make

Teaching photography to your kids can be an exciting experience. Your kids attempt their first steps in the incredible world of photography, practice their art skills, and enjoy playing with this fun “toy” called a camera, while you get a great opportunity to spend more quality time with them, and to learn how they see […]

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How to Define Your Photography Style

How to Define Your Photography Style

I spend a lot of my free time on the web exploring the work of professional and amateur photographers for ideas and inspiration. What I have discovered is that there is a lot of mediocrity out there and most of this is due to what I call a “lack of style.” Now, before you get […]

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Background Shutter Drag: Flash Photography Indoors

Background Shutter Drag: Flash Photography Indoors

Do you ever find yourself shooting indoors with a flash, and when you look at the image, the background is so dark it may as well not be there? If you’re working with a camera that has manual mode, there’s an easy fix. Adorama’s David Bergman explains in the video below: While a darkened background […]

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5 Photographer Mistakes to Avoid

5 Photographer Mistakes to Avoid

Low light photographer Serge Ramelli shares some elementary beginner photography mistakes that most photographers tend to make at some point: 1. Shooting at the Wrong Time of Day Well, you probably know where this is going. Light. Shooting at the wrong time of day means not utilizing the sensational golden light at the golden hour […]

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