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How to Use Short Lighting for Portrait Photography

How to Use Short Lighting for Portrait Photography

Short lighting, by definition, refers to when the main light illuminates the side of the face that is turned away from the camera. This lets light fall on the narrow side of the face leaving a shadow on the broad side of the face, which is facing the camera. The actual position of the light […]

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Landscape Photography eBooks on Sale This Week

Landscape Photography eBooks on Sale This Week

Professional landscape photographer Christopher O’Donnell has created many amazing educational eBooks on the difficult aspects of his craft and is offering drastic discounts for the holidays. If you are looking for more help in any of these areas, now is a good time to check them out: 1. The Complete Landscape Photography eBook Collection – voucher […]

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Camera Metering for Landscape Photography

Camera Metering for Landscape Photography

When photographing landscapes, it is essential to have the correct meter setting activated to achieve proper exposure results. The meter setting on your camera helps you decide what combination of aperture and shutter speed to use in order to get a correctly exposed photograph. All cameras are different, but should have similar “on board” camera […]

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How to Get a Perfect Exposure in Snow

How to Get a Perfect Exposure in Snow

Ever snap the *perfect* snow scene, just to find it came out gray and dreary? As you probably know, snow can be pretty tricky to work with, especially when it comes to exposure and external lighting. With that in mind and with winter upon us, the folks at The Slanted Lens shot this video to […]

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Iconic Movie Characters Portrayed as 16th Century Lords and Ladies

Iconic Movie Characters Portrayed as 16th Century Lords and Ladies

Photographer Sacha Goldberger doesn’t always shoot portraits of beloved film characters. But when he does, he makes them look like they’re from the 16th century: In this portrait project, which is called “Super Flemish,” Goldberger had several main goals. The first was to find a unique way to portray superheroes, supervillains, and other famous film icons […]

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An Intro to Line, Shape, and Form in Photography

An Intro to Line, Shape, and Form in Photography

There are many elements of composition that form the building blocks of photography: lines, shape, form, texture, pattern, and the rule of thirds, just to name a few. Each of these elements plays a role in drawing the viewer’s eye into the photo. Here, Mark Wallace focuses on three basic building blocks—line, shape, and form—to […]

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Photo Releases: Your Rights and Obligations

Photo Releases: Your Rights and Obligations

Many photographers know what photo releases are, many do not know, and far too many do not even care. But do you really need a release for any of the shots you have taken or will take? Although the answer to that question is a definite “maybe,” there is no question as to the fact […]

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New Black Friday Photography Deal Alert: SteeleTraining

New Black Friday Photography Deal Alert: SteeleTraining

Professional photographer Phil Steele along with his company has created many photography tutorial courses designed to help photographers excel in certain key areas. If you are looking for more help in any of these areas, now is a good time to check them out: 1. Lightroom Made Easy – at 30% off This course covers Lightroom versions […]

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Sports Photographer Shows How He Shot a World Record Breaking Mountain Bike Backflip

Sports Photographer Shows How He Shot a World Record Breaking Mountain Bike Backflip

Extreme sports require some pretty serious gear to get some decent enough shots. If you are the only photographer covering the event, the dependency on technology shoots up even more. Photographer Brett Wilhelm arrived at Mammoth Mountain, California, as the sole photographer from X-Games.com to cover Cam Zink’s mammoth backflip: The 100 foot backflip on a […]

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Photographer’s Holiday Wish List: 5 Great Camera-Inspired Clothing Ideas

Photographer’s Holiday Wish List: 5 Great Camera-Inspired Clothing Ideas

Just in time for the holidays, the creative folks over at the Cooperative of Photography have come up with a new fashion line that every photographer would love to have! Here are five items of clothing that make shooting more convenient, more comfortable, more stylish, and more fun: Made for photographers by photographers, the new […]

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