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5 Essential Tips to Become a Professional Photographer

5 Essential Tips to Become a Professional Photographer

As you think about becoming a professional photographer, it is easy to get caught up in taking photos. While this is important, it is also essential to have a checklist of what every professional needs. Here are five essentials: 1. Portfolio A photographer’s portfolio is her most important asset. A portfolio should represent your best [...]

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Then & Now Photo Project

Then & Now Photo Project

“Then and Now” photos are an excellent way to explore the passage of time and how it affects us and our surroundings. Now, marking the 100-year anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, a number of historical then-and-now’s are popping up. Take a look at this time-lapse video created by Belgian photographer Stijn [...]

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Intro to Macro Photography

Intro to Macro Photography

With so many advancements in camera technology, there are more and more options and possibilities for the macro photographer. From expensive lenses to fancy equipment to help maximize depth of field, macro photography is made easier every day. That being said, it is still an art form. One that requires a creative eye, a willingness [...]

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How to Use Selective Focus and Framing to Improve Your Photos

How to Use Selective Focus and Framing to Improve Your Photos

It’s been said that a good photographer can take a creative picture in any setting. Aside from thinking like an artist, the trick is to find the right angle and to frame carefully. In this video, photographer and author Bryan Peterson explains how to use selective focusing and framing to take beautiful photos even in [...]

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6 Tips for Taking Better Portraits with On-Camera Speedlights

6 Tips for Taking Better Portraits with On-Camera Speedlights

Take standout portrait photos when you learn how to harness light both indoors and out with on-camera speedlights. See here for a chance to take the online Craftsy class Portraits with an On-Camera Speedlight by award-winning photographer Neil van Niekerk at no cost. And, enjoy six tips that will set you on your way to [...]

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How Photography Helped One Man Recover from Paralysis

How Photography Helped One Man Recover from Paralysis

On July 4, 2011, architectural and commercial portrait photographer Kevin Young had a swimming accident that broke three vertebrae in his neck and paralyzed him from the neck down. Listen to his incredible story of recovery, how he got inspiration through photography, and how the experience made him want to help others, including the nurse who saved [...]

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Water Surface and Waterfall Photography Tips

Water Surface and Waterfall Photography Tips

Waterfalls and streams are popular photography subjects because they can easily be made into a soothing digital desktop wallpaper. A common element in many waterfall pictures is the silky smooth appearance of the water. This is not difficult to capture, with the right tools and techniques. Tripod Without a tripod, pictures of silky smooth moving [...]

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Top 10 Ways to Annoy a Photographer

Top 10 Ways to Annoy a Photographer

For every photographer—or at least photo enthusiast—out there, there is a person who is neither. If you’re friends with such a fellow, then you may already know how desperately frustrating it feels to be around him when you’re trying to capture photos. In this video, Lok and Kai play a photographer who is passionate about [...]

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Photoshop Basics for Beginners

Photoshop Basics for Beginners

Photoshop is the most definitive software for photographers. But beginner users often find themselves intimidated by all of its features. In this video, Aaron Nace takes us on a step-by-step tutorial to show us how to use Photoshop’s most popular tools: This quick start guide covers the essentials that all Photoshop users should know up [...]

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Play with Your Food: The Creation of a Foodscape

Play with Your Food: The Creation of a Foodscape

It’s not every day you witness a truck driving through rolling bacon hillsides dotted with artichoke trees. Or set against a backdrop of frosted chocolate mountains and wafer-clad roads. Through the power of photography, the delectable scenes—both literally and figuratively—are brought to life by Simon+Kim and their video production team. Check out the making of the [...]

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