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16 Majestic Lighthouses To Take You Back in Time

16 Majestic Lighthouses To Take You Back in Time

Few operational lighthouses exist in the modern era, but even those no longer being used for navigational purposes are fascinating. Many beautiful examples have been captured in these photos: Share your own lighthouse photos in the comments!

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How to Photograph Rock Climbers

How to Photograph Rock Climbers

If you ask photographer Corey Rich, he’ll tell you he was a rock climber first and a photographer second. It is only natural that Rich would want to document his experiences as a rock climber, and his ability to combine his passion for the sport with photographer has paid off tenfold: Assess Your Location For [...]

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7 Musts of Great Composition in Photography

7 Musts of Great Composition in Photography

What makes a great picture? There is always room for creative interpretation, but if you want to create a memorable photograph, these are seven things you must do. 1. Find a clear subject Speaking of musts, every discussion about photography and composition must begin here. Before you ever hoist your camera or touch your shutter, [...]

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Perfect Your Portraits With This Two Light Setup

Perfect Your Portraits With This Two Light Setup

Photography can be an expensive enterprise, especially when going for the perfect portrait shot. Most professional photographers (and many amateurs) use complex and expensive lighting setups for portraiture, yet it’s totally possible to capture great portraits using less equipment. In the video below, professional photographer Karl Taylor shows us how to do great portraiture with [...]

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Just How Good is the iPhone 6 Camera?

Just How Good is the iPhone 6 Camera?

In all the hubbub about Apple’s two new iPhones—the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus—one of the most talked about topics is the new and improved camera. But how good is it, really? Travel photographer Austin Mann embarked on a week-long photography and videography adventure in Iceland to test it out: Some of the many [...]

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Night Landscape Photography

Night Landscape Photography

Final Reminder: Only a few days left! in the deal on: The Night Landscape Photography eBook Many photographers assume that once the sun goes down, so do the opportunities to take spectacular landscape images. Some of my favorite photographs were taken under extremely low light or nearly pitch-black conditions. In fact, I have found that the [...]

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The Best Way to Clean Up a Photo’s Background with Photoshop

The Best Way to Clean Up a Photo’s Background with Photoshop

If you’re a portrait or product photographer who uses seamless white backdrops for your subjects, you might have noticed that after a few hours of shooting, your nice clean backdrop has morphed into something with smudges, footprints, and other detritus, creating a post-processing headache. Aaron Nace did some research and came up with this quick [...]

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How to Get Natural Looking Portraits Using Speedlights

How to Get Natural Looking Portraits Using Speedlights

Have you noticed how most portraits have the same, predictable, studio-lit look to them? In the video below, veteran photographer Joe McNally explains how to use speedlights to get portraits that will come out looking soft, glowing, and naturally-lit: McNally’s secret? Put a light in the direction the natural light would be coming from anyway. [...]

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3 Tips From an Iconic Celebrity Photographer

3 Tips From an Iconic Celebrity Photographer

Brian Smith has made quite the name for himself as an iconic celebrity photographer over the past 30 years. He has not only worked with some of the most famous people in the world but has won numerous prestigious awards, including a Pulitzer, written a best-selling book, and exhibited his work at the Library of [...]

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An Enchanting View of Paris Through a Classic Medium Format Camera

An Enchanting View of Paris Through a Classic Medium Format Camera

Paris is already such an enchanting city with its old narrow, meandering streets, romantic bridges, classic architecture and just an all-around charming feel. But look at those same Parisian streets and scenes through the view finder of an old medium format camera and everything just seems more real, more nostalgic. Here’s an enchanting short film portraying [...]

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