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How to Be a Successful Sports Photographer

How to Be a Successful Sports Photographer

Alexis Cuarezma is a sports photographer. He loves doing what he does and credits much of his success to his formal training and his affinity for shooting sports photos. Here’s a seven minute video that’s loaded with his invaluable pieces of advice for any budding photographer: “Shoot the work that you want to get hired for. Clients […]

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Night Sky & Star Photography Techniques

Night Sky & Star Photography Techniques

Night/astro/star/star-trail photography—whatever you want to call it, this is a genre which has become increasingly popular over the past couple of years (partly connected with the increase in sensitivity of reasonably-priced camera sensors over the same period). The irony being that it’s also one of the easiest forms of photography that yields some of the […]

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How to Use Manual Flashes for Perfect Exposure

How to Use Manual Flashes for Perfect Exposure

Before we even begin deliberating how to work with manual flashes, let’s just find the answer to the why part. Why would somebody want to work with manual flashes? For, they’re cheaper. But they’re also not as difficult to use as you might think. Daniel Norton from Adorama demonstrates in this video: If you have any […]

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7 Surefire Ways to Lose Your Photography Clients

7 Surefire Ways to Lose Your Photography Clients

Yes, you read it right. This is a quick round up of seven surefire ways to lose your clients. Wonder what’s wrong with me or why I’m even talking about losing clients? Well, you might be doing these things without even realizing it. This video by The Slanted Lens is just a light-hearted attempt to put a […]

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6 Tips to Help You Start a Successful Newborn Photography Business

6 Tips to Help You Start a Successful Newborn Photography Business

So, you’ve decided to become a full-time photographer specializing in newborn and baby photography. Perhaps, you had a full-time job doing something else and are now committed to transforming your part-time passion into a full-time vocation. Or perhaps, you’re a photography graduate fresh out of art school. Regardless of how you’ve come to this decision, […]

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How to Take Star Motion Night Sky Timelapse Photography

How to Take Star Motion Night Sky Timelapse Photography

If you’re a fan of shooting timelapse and have been wondering how to get stunning videos of the night sky, this tutorial will make everything crystal clear. New Zealand astro-photographer Mark Gee gives a super-detailed explanation of each step, from setup and location scouting to post-processing: Getting great star shots is a lot easier than one […]

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Sports Photography Tips and Techniques

Sports Photography Tips and Techniques

Victory in sports is about practice and performance – the best athletes prepare better than anyone else, training their bodies and minds to perform when winning and losing matter most. It’s no different with sports photography. Those one-of-a-kind photos you see don’t happen by accident, or just because the photographer was in “the right place, […]

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Camera Gear Tips from an Astronaut on the Space Station

Camera Gear Tips from an Astronaut on the Space Station

Jeff Williams is a flight engineer on board NASA’s expedition 47 flight. As an astronaut and a resident on board the ISS, he has one of the best views of the planet looking down. Good thing too, because he is an extremely capable photographer. A number of photos of this blue rock, which you may […]

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Shutter Speed: Get Creative

Shutter Speed: Get Creative

The shutter speed setting on your camera has two purposes. The first is to help you obtain the correct exposure. The second—and this is the one of interest to creative photographers—is to determine the way that the camera records movement. Freezing Motion This is perhaps the most obvious example. You can use fast shutter speeds […]

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An Old Woman Finds a Polaroid Camera in This Touching Cartoon (Video)

An Old Woman Finds a Polaroid Camera in This Touching Cartoon (Video)

When was the last time you saw an animated short and felt a lump in your throat? This cartoon was an undergraduate thesis for Christina Manrique and Brendon Clogher, both animation students at the Loyola Marymount University in LA: In the short film, Photographs, an old woman living in a ghost town finds herself a […]

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