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Top 10 Qualities of a Great Photographer

Top 10 Qualities of a Great Photographer

What are the top 10 qualities of a great photographer? It takes more than just a nice camera and a desire to take pretty pictures to be successful in this creative yet technical professional field. Whether you want to work for newspapers, magazines, portrait studios, or as a freelance event photographer, there are a few […]

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Helpful Composition Tips for Travel Photographers

Helpful Composition Tips for Travel Photographers

With over 35 years of experience, world renowned travel photographer Bob Holmes has journeyed all over the world. His remarkable work has appeared in over 46 books, as well famous periodicals like Time, Life, and National Geographic. During his interview with Marc Silber, Holmes provided a few composition tips and techniques to help budding photographers capture […]

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Depth of Field: A Major Player in Creative Control

Depth of Field: A Major Player in Creative Control

When you hear the phrase Depth of Field (also called DOF) you may wonder why you should care as long as your pictures are in focus. Well since DOF is generally referred to as the range of a pictures over all sharpness; and most people are instinctively drawn to the sharpest part of the picture […]

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A Creative Twist on Typical Basketball Portraits

A Creative Twist on Typical Basketball Portraits

It may come as no surprise that student athletes tend to get at least one portrait taken in their uniform. However, to add a little extra oomph and creativity to the local basketball portraits, Erik Christian provided a whole new outlook for these All-Star players. To help show how he did it, Christian created this […]

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Asia’s City That Never Sleeps: Shanghai Timelapse/Hyperlapse Photography

Asia’s City That Never Sleeps: Shanghai Timelapse/Hyperlapse Photography

The collaboration of photographer Rob Whitworth and urban exploration expert JT Singh, “This Is Shanghai” captures the unique identity of the Asian metropolis, from its glittering skyline and 4,000 skyscrapers (twice as many as New York City), to back-alley restaurants and graffiti-covered streets. For this timelpase/hyperlapse presentation, Whitworth and his team sought out both iconic […]

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Wildlife Photography Exposure

Wildlife Photography Exposure

The exposure of a digital photograph is affected by the camera’s aperture, shutter speed, ISO setting, and of course the amount of light in the scene being photographed. An incorrect exposure will turn an otherwise well composed wildlife image into something mediocre and, at worst, completely ruin a shot. All digital cameras have an automatic […]

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Big Wall Rock Climbing Photography Techniques

Big Wall Rock Climbing Photography Techniques

Verdon Gorge, France. A veritable treasure trove of amazing shots for the discerning adventure and extreme sports photographer. Adventure photographer and filmmaker Keith Ladzinski—accompanied his friends who were attempting a big wall climb at Verdon Gorge—armed himself with a Nikon D500, SB-5000 lights, a drone and a plethora of climbing gear. His idea? To capture […]

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The Complete HDR Photography Tutorial from Trey Ratcliff at 40% Off

The Complete HDR Photography Tutorial from Trey Ratcliff at 40% Off

High dynamic range (HDR) photography can turn a dull scene into a stunningly gorgeous and engaging image – if the technique is done right. We’ve all been exposed to poor examples of HDR, but Trey Ratcliff, arguably the most famous HDR photographer ever, has developed a popular training course to help photographers master techniques for beautiful HDR photos. […]

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How to Get 3 Different Looks with a Photo Umbrella

How to Get 3 Different Looks with a Photo Umbrella

A 45” PhotoFlex Umbrella is a really versatile tool. You can do a lot with it, really, provided you have a clear idea about what you’re doing. You may already have one like this, gathering dust somewhere in your home. Daniel Norton shares some simple yet effective tips to use an umbrella for three different looks: […]

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How to Make a Sunstar in Your Landscape Photography

How to Make a Sunstar in Your Landscape Photography

It doesn’t matter if you’re a photography junkie or just starting out; one of the easiest ways to add a little extra flair to your images is by turning your sun into a sunstar (also known as a sunburst). This helpful photography option provides character and prevents the sun from becoming just a blown out […]

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