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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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Expert Advice for Photographing Bands

Expert Advice for Photographing Bands

Mads Perch is a Danish-born, London-based photographer, whose creative artistry has gained him international recognition, particularly in the music world. Although he has an eclectic range of clients and genres, he’s best known for capturing the soul and feel of a band. In the video below, Perch discusses what’s behind this almost magical ability to [...]

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12 Black & White Photos Taken With Pinhole Cameras

12 Black & White Photos Taken With Pinhole Cameras

A pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens and with a single small aperture, a pinhole—effectively a light-proof box with a small hole in one side. Light from a scene passes through this single point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box. Check out these images taken with [...]

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Create Your Own Diffusion Panels For Under $30

Create Your Own Diffusion Panels For Under $30

Diffusion panels are some of the most useful and versatile pieces of equipment one can find in a product photographer’s toolbox. They offer more flexibility and control than softboxes, they come in many sizes, and they’re super easy to transport. Unfortunately, if you’re on a limited budget and find yourself needing a number of them, [...]

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Photographer Accused of Inappropriate Child Photography Responds With an Art Show

Photographer Accused of Inappropriate Child Photography Responds With an Art Show

Like most parents would do, photographer Wyatt Neumann took tons of photographs of his two year old when they were roadtripping across the country for a couple of weeks. Excited to share his photos with social media, he posted his favorite shots to Instagram. What he wasn’t expecting was the backlash that would ensue: Almost [...]

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Getting the Correct Exposure is Essential

Getting the Correct Exposure is Essential

Metering is the way that your camera decides on the correct exposure. The meter in your camera measures the amount of light in the area where you are taking the photograph. Ideally, the camera will pick up on a mid toned area that is neither too dark nor too light, so that the light is balanced. When you buy a SLR camera you will be given a few options on how to meter your images.

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How to Avoid Losing Data on Your Flash Memory Cards

How to Avoid Losing Data on Your Flash Memory Cards

While today’s cameras are technical marvels, they can be temperamental. The thin memory cards that store precious photos can be even touchier. Taking your best ever landscape shot or hundreds of great wedding photos is fun, but the shots can be ruined if your memory card is acting glitchy. The memory card not working is [...]

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Entering the World of Underwater Wildlife Photography

Entering the World of Underwater Wildlife Photography

From a young age, Darren Jew has wanted to do exactly what he is doing now. He has the incredibly cool job of being an underwater photographer and he loves every aspect of it—from the way the light falls in the sea to the powerful experience of swimming with whales. Jew is so passionate about what he [...]

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5 Tips For Great Rainforest Photography

5 Tips For Great Rainforest Photography

Like all good nature photography, rainforest photography relies on your sensitivity to nature and light, more than on expensive equipment. Of course you need a decent camera, and you must know how to use it. But the quality of your photos does not depend on the price tag on your camera. As long as you [...]

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A Simple Guide to Creating HDR Images in Photoshop

A Simple Guide to Creating HDR Images in Photoshop

HDR, or high-dynamic range, photographs have become very trendy—especially among photographers who enjoy creating surreal effects in their images. However, this technique can be used for photo-realism to combine multiple exposures into the ideal image. This video explains the step-by-step process necessary to create HDR images using Photoshop: Creating HDR Images Using Photoshop Huges recommends [...]

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