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Key Elements of a Great Photograph: The Photographer’s Diet

Key Elements of a Great Photograph: The Photographer’s Diet

Improving your photography doesn’t have to be complicated. Sometimes it can be as simple as going on a diet–a photographer’s diet. Below, street photographer Craig Semetko explains each of the essential ingredients of the photographer’s diet, guaranteed to improve your photography (if not your waist line): Each photograph we take–whether carefully composed or just a […]

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8 Things You Should Always Have in Your Camera Bag

8 Things You Should Always Have in Your Camera Bag

Ever been on a photo shoot and found yourself in a pinch because you were just lacking that one essential item? Maybe it rained and your camera bag or a piece of equipment got wet. Well, a plastic bag would have come in handy, right? Or, maybe while you were shooting that incredible event, someone […]

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Camera Lenses – Which Ones Do You Need?

Camera Lenses – Which Ones Do You Need?

I’m always window shopping on eBay, looking for some great deals on lenses. If I had unlimited funds I’d tell you what lenses I’d like to have; they are written on a board over my desk. I’ve researched what I need for the kind of photography I do, but I find most people don’t know […]

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5 Tips to Instantly Improve Your Photography

5 Tips to Instantly Improve Your Photography

If you ever feel uninspired or can’t think of how to change up your photography, look no further. Peter McKinnon offers his viewers some advice on how to pay attention and instantly improve their photography. His tips are aimed toward setting yourself apart in your work instead of following the work of others. In doing so, you can create […]

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Using a Grid With a Beauty Dish for Portrait Photography

Using a Grid With a Beauty Dish for Portrait Photography

The beauty dish is a studio photographer’s dream come true. Producing a soft yet direct light, the results of this modifier prove that its name is not unwarranted. Here, photographer Miguel Quiles shows off some basic setups that best illustrate the capabilities of this tool: There are two ways of employing the beauty dish—with and without a grid. Believe […]

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The 2 Things Beginner Photographers Should Learn First

The 2 Things Beginner Photographers Should Learn First

So you want some digital photography tips that work quickly and are easy? Well, it’s not that hard to start getting good at photography. It’s like playing an instrument. Anybody can get to a decent level, but those who are very dedicated and put their natural talent to use are the ones who become great. […]

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Underwater Photography 101

Underwater Photography 101

Lying beneath the water’s surface is a world of opportunity that photographers are only just beginning to explore. The images produced by submerged cameras appeal to sports photojournalists and fine artists alike, who can experiment with suspending subjects in gravity defying poses and positions. With the right set of tools, techniques, and creative ideas, underwater […]

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The Story Behind the Tank Man Photo at Tiananmen Square

The Story Behind the Tank Man Photo at Tiananmen Square

It’s likely that you’ve seen Jeff Widener‘s most iconic image. Featuring a single man staring down a street filled with armed military tanks, it’s been praised by people around the world as a symbol of strength and defiance in the face of oppression. Though the themes within the photograph resonate universally, few people consider just […]

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How to Photograph Smoke

How to Photograph Smoke

At some point in your life, you’ve probably seen an amazing photograph featuring smoke. The smoke might be flawlessly lit against a solid background or feature breathtaking colors, leaving you wondering just how on earth you could possibly duplicate it. While photographing smoke can be difficult due to its unpredictable nature, thankfully, it doesn’t take a […]

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Smoke Photography Photoshop Tutorial

Smoke Photography Photoshop Tutorial

Although you may have learned to capture smoke photography, it often doesn’t really come to life until you make a few finishing touches in post-processing. Depending upon what type of look you are going for will determine the exact editing options you should use. While these helpful options are far from the only options available for […]

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