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Good Cameras Can Take Bad Photos

Good Cameras Can Take Bad Photos

“I would love to be a better photographer… if only I had a better camera.” This is a comment I hear every day in my gallery. What many people don’t understand is that the type of camera you use is not the key to improving your photography. Pride makes it hard to admit that we […]

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3 Photo Editing Tips for Children’s Portraits

3 Photo Editing Tips for Children’s Portraits

Who doesn’t love photographing kids? With a subject so full of energy and life, it’s difficult to get a bad shot of a happy child. Nevertheless, as Aaron Nace proves in this tutorial, there’s always room for improvement: Though the image that Nace started with was adequate, applying a few tweaks to the image details ultimately made […]

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What Makes a Good Photograph?

What Makes a Good Photograph?

Tales by Light is a collaboration between Canon Australia and the National Geographic channel. Watch this breathtaking trailer full of images that say a thousand words in one frame, and listen as photographers share what they think makes a good photograph: “A great photograph needs to make you feel something. More importantly, you need to make your […]

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Shadows and Highlights: The Mark of Excellence

Shadows and Highlights: The Mark of Excellence

Back in the days of black and white photography, I worked in a darkroom as a lab assistant, and sometimes students would make the mistake of asking me what I thought. If they wanted to learn this was not a mistake, but if they just wanted me say how great their work was, that was […]

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30 Photoshop Tools That Every Photographer Should Know

30 Photoshop Tools That Every Photographer Should Know

Becoming a successful photographer takes more than capturing a great shot. You also need to be able to edit your photography to fit the requested specifications from your client. To help understand a little bit more about this amazing software editing program, photographer Nathaniel Dodson created this helpful step-by-step tutorial on 30 of the most […]

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4 Ways to Get a Blowing Hair Effect in Your Portrait Photography

4 Ways to Get a Blowing Hair Effect in Your Portrait Photography

A sense of movement can make for dynamism and excitement in a still photograph. Unfortunately for many photographers working in small studio setups, movement often isn’t conducive to the stationary lighting and limited space available. One way of creating the feeling of movement in an image while keeping a model perfectly in place is through introducing […]

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Low Light Photography Tips

Low Light Photography Tips

Low light photography is something that we all must deal with as photographers. Whether you’re taking photos with a point and shoot during an evening out, shooting a wedding party or capturing a landscape at dusk it’s important to understand the basics of shooting with low light. Photography is all about light. Low light photography […]

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How to Use the Multiple Flash Exposure Technique

How to Use the Multiple Flash Exposure Technique

Multiple flash exposure is a technique where the shutter remains open for a fairly long period of time while the flash pops several times. The resulting image looks like a composite of multiple exposures, but it’s actually just a single exposure with the movement frozen every time a flash pops: If you have a few strobes and a […]

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Why and How to Use a Color Chart for Photography

Why and How to Use a Color Chart for Photography

A color chart is a tool that’s easy to underestimate. It’s not nearly as complex as most of the gear photographers keep on hand. In fact, more often than not, a color chart is little more than a plastic card adorned with Pantone swatches. For this reason, many photographers are shocked to learn just how […]

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The Photographer’s Starter Kit

The Photographer’s Starter Kit

I get a lot of questions from photographers new to the profession asking how to best begin their work or how to hit the ground running. Usually my answer is pretty vague (arguably unhelpful) and reads something like, “It really is to each his own. Get a good camera, take great pictures, and find a […]

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