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Shallow Depth of Field for Portraits

Shallow Depth of Field for Portraits

We’ve all seen stunning portrait photos that have a blurred background while the subject of the photo is perfectly focused. When done correctly, these photos can be very dramatic. However, it might seem hard to accomplish, especially if you’re not familiar with the proper techniques. A faster prime lens (with greater aperture capabilities) will give […]

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Photographing Creative Portraits with Water in a Home Studio

Photographing Creative Portraits with Water in a Home Studio

Tired of the same ol’ same ol’ in your portraits? Try including a splash of water. It’s a lot easier than you might think and can definitely add a bit of novelty to your work. It can be a bit tricky, but with this tutorial from light-hearted photographer Gavin Hoey, you should be able to […]

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6 Pro Tips for Making the Most of a Golden Hour Photo Shoot

6 Pro Tips for Making the Most of a Golden Hour Photo Shoot

Nikon Ambassador Corey Rich is convinced that the secret to creating compelling outdoor portraits has very little to do with the actual location selected for the photoshoot and much to do with the photographer’s creativity and technical prowess. Rich demonstrates how to make the most of one’s shooting environment during the Sierra Nevada Mountains’ sunrise […]

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Wildlife Photography: Eliminating Bad Backgrounds

Wildlife Photography: Eliminating Bad Backgrounds

Wildlife photography inspires professional and amateur photographers alike. The possibilities of our natural world provide an endless source of fascination. Choosing a good subject for a wildlife photo is never difficult. The variety of characters in the animal kingdom provides a never-ending source of material. Even better, some of the best subjects can be found […]

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How to Fix Underexposed Portraits

How to Fix Underexposed Portraits

One of the first things that new photographers find when they try to take portraits against a sky or other bright background is that their subjects come out seriously underexposed. If this is you, you’ll probably find the following tip from photographer Tony Northrup super helpful: Many DSLRs have excellent autoexposure modes, but one place […]

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Behind the Scenes: Commercial Coffee Photo Shoot

Behind the Scenes: Commercial Coffee Photo Shoot

Photographer Bill Cahill has primarily dedicated his career to photographing a single subject: all things liquid. While this may seem like an awfully specific subset to focus on, upon seeing Cahill’s images it becomes evident as to how he’s been able to support himself over the years: Since childhood, Cahill has had an interest in photography—still life, […]

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Aperture Priority vs. Shutter Priority

Aperture Priority vs. Shutter Priority

The many modes modern cameras can shoot in can sometimes overwhelm their owner. When setting up to take a picture, many DSLR users will use either Aperture Priority or Shutter Priority. Both shooting modes are great for specific scenarios. I’m going to help you figure out where you should apply them. First, what is aperture […]

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5 Street Photography Techniques

5 Street Photography Techniques

Matt Stuart is a 39-year-old London photographer who has been shooting for 18 years. His favorite types of shots are those featuring people going about their life on ordinary days. He shoots quickly and with precision despite using a completely manual Leica MP film camera. Watch as he shares some of his street photography techniques: […]

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The First Step to a Quality Portrait

The First Step to a Quality Portrait

As a portrait photographer, you probably know how difficult it is sometimes when you try to improve your pictures with the right pose. Portrait photography can be quite challenging sometimes, especially when your mind goes blank and your creative ideas run amok. In contrast, action photos are much simpler to take. The mood of the […]

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Nikon vs. Canon: Which Should You Choose?

Nikon vs. Canon: Which Should You Choose?

For every great brand in the consumer market, there’s always at least one rival keeping users divided. Coca Cola has Pepsi, Nike has Adidas, McDonald’s has Burger King, and Apple and Microsoft have been duking it out for decades. The world of photography is no exception. Since the advent of the digital SLR, which to […]

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