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Visual Exercises for Photographers

Visual Exercises for Photographers

The Internet is filled with hundreds of tutorials on how to use what gear and why, but very little of it really focuses on how to become a great photographer. In fact, some people confuse getting the gear and mastering techniques with being a good (or even great) photographer, but professional filmmaker and photographer Sean […]

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Timelapse Photography of Light Pollution and the Night Sky

Timelapse Photography of Light Pollution and the Night Sky

Filmmaker Sriram Murali is open about his passion for astronomy. Having traveled across the United States and shared his images with the likes of CNN, National Geographic, and TIME, the night sky remains his favorite subject. In his latest short film, he hopes to make a seldom discussed statement concerning the conservation of our starscapes: Lost in Light primarily focuses […]

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Using Just One Light for Dramatic Portraits

Using Just One Light for Dramatic Portraits

If you’re looking for a way to spice up your portrait photography, this easy, one-light set up from photographer Aaron Anderson just might be for you. It’s simple, elegant, and produces a dramatic effect that is sure to catch the eye. Check it out: Anderson’s setup is deceptively simple: just a 53-inch Octabox with some […]

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How to Use Photography Reflectors to Save on Lighting Costs

How to Use Photography Reflectors to Save on Lighting Costs

We all know that photography is about capturing light. We all know that the basic setup for a portrait requires three lights. Now for the ugly part: buying good quality studio portrait lights is expensive! Enter photography reflectors. If you can’t afford to get a top quality three light system, the best option is to […]

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How to Work with Lens Flares in a Home Photo Studio

How to Work with Lens Flares in a Home Photo Studio

One of the golden rules of studio photography is to never point lights straight at the camera. Doing so can create lens flare, reduced contrast, and all sorts of other problems. Yet, in the video below, portrait photographer Gavin Hoey shows us that rules like the one above are meant to be understood and then […]

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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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