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Aviation Photographer: The Coolest Job Ever

Aviation Photographer: The Coolest Job Ever

So, I had every intention of watching this new video and writing an informative, inspired article relating to aviation photography. But I was so inspired, in fact, that I may give up writing entirely and follow in my new hero’s footsteps, so this could very well be my letter of resignation. Check out this video […]

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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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How to Add a Smoke Effect to Light Painting Photography

How to Add a Smoke Effect to Light Painting Photography

Admit it: Light painting is awesome. It’s like painting in 3D. You can create anything you want, with any color, and with whatever background you choose to photograph. You’re limited only by your artistic ability…and maybe by daylight. Light painting really opens up a realm of creative opportunities. This fun video by photographer Wen-Jié Yang […]

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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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