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Why Does “Bad” Composition Work?

Why Does “Bad” Composition Work?

The rule of thirds is a common framing technique used in photography and cinematography and likely one of the first lessons most photographers learn. This method brings balance and natural appearance to the composition, often resulting in a crisp, appealing image. But Brain Flick has some different views on the rule of thirds and how it can be […]

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Landscape Photography Elements

Landscape Photography Elements

There are many factors that go towards creating great landscape photography. Some of the most popular and successful landscape photos usually follow a few of the elements described in this article while ignoring a others in order to create a unique scene. Here are a few items to consider while setting up your shot. Lens […]

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How to Photograph a Simple Silhouette

How to Photograph a Simple Silhouette

Silhouettes have been in vogue since before the advent of photography. Before the 1830s and the appearance of the first cameras, cutting out the likeness of person on a dark card was one of the easiest and least expensive ways of capturing a person’s likeness. Today, there’s not much of a demand for the traditional […]

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How to Avoid the Red Eye Effect

How to Avoid the Red Eye Effect

There was nothing more frustrating back in the day than having your disposable camera’s photos developed just to find that your subject(s) had red eyes. This is an annoying effect that comes from camera flash and the harsh light that enters the subject’s eyes. Michael Aranda shares this video informing us about how the red eye […]

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Getting the Correct Exposure is Essential

Getting the Correct Exposure is Essential

Getting the right exposure is essential to any quality photo. Exposure is the amount of light that is let into the camera which contributes to the photograph that is recorded. A good exposure has the correct amount of light to produce a balanced shot. Light is the key word here. Allowing the correct amount of […]

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How to Set Up a Professional Home Portrait Photography Studio

How to Set Up a Professional Home Portrait Photography Studio

One of the most appealing attributes to working as an independent artist is the freedom to be your own boss and set your own terms. In fact, many people desire a certain amount of autonomy in their careers. But finding an effective, comfortable, and affordable workspace can be one of the biggest deterrents in taking […]

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How to Fake the Golden Hour for Portrait Photography

How to Fake the Golden Hour for Portrait Photography

Everybody loves soft golden hour light. Portraits shot during the golden hour always have that something extra. But the problem with golden hour photography is that the window of opportunity is small. Depending on the latitude and the season, you get about an hour to shoot at the most. But what if you could extend […]

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Cyber Monday for Photographers

Cyber Monday for Photographers

Cyber Monday is typically the busiest day of the year for online shopping and this year is expected to be the biggest ever. Hope you aren’t fatigued from Black Friday because the great deals keep coming. There are indeed some incredible photography offers today. Here is a comprehensive list of the best Cyber Monday deals we found (some of them are […]

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Tips for Creating Great Abstract Photography

Tips for Creating Great Abstract Photography

Abstract photography can create very impressive photos. However, people tend to perceive abstract images differently than other images. This is because abstract images rely more on form, color, and curves than they do on image detail. On the other hand, most photographers tend to think more about detail when considering photographic subjects. To recognize abstract […]

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10 Photoshop Skills You Need to Know

10 Photoshop Skills You Need to Know

There are tons of things you can do in Photoshop to edit and create incredible images. Some techniques are fairly complex and require a good understanding of the software, but there are a lot of easy things you can do and still get professional results. Here are 10 lesser known, but simple Photoshop features from […]

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