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Watch How This Wedding Photographer Found Herself Shooting Her Own Engagement

Watch How This Wedding Photographer Found Herself Shooting Her Own Engagement

Wedding photographers capture thousands of special moments for other people, but after a year of shooting everyone else’s precious moments, wedding and event photographer Maria Velasquez got the surprise of her life—she was about to photograph her own: Ulices Del Toro had been photographing engagements, weddings, and family photos with Velasquez for over a year [...]

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Landscape Photography Rules of Thumb

Landscape Photography Rules of Thumb

Final reminder: Only 1 day left in the deal on The Ultimate Landscape Photography Course Composition is considered the main key to a beautiful and high quality landscape image. Be aware that shooting landscape will demand a very difficult way of working as opposed to photographing people. It is usually taken with a camera mounted [...]

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The First and Last Guide to Cleaning Your Camera You Will Ever Need (Cringeworthy)

The First and Last Guide to Cleaning Your Camera You Will Ever Need (Cringeworthy)

Don’t do this! Are your lenses so dirty you need to do color correction every time you take a shot? Do you change your lenses so often that the noise in your photos is due exclusively to sensor dust?  Ever wonder how to return your camera to an out-of-the-box shine before reselling it on Ebay? [...]

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How to Create a Mind-Blowing Zoom Hyperlapse

How to Create a Mind-Blowing Zoom Hyperlapse

The zoom hyperlapse is like a timelapse on steroids. It’s a visually engaging  stop-motion timelapse technique that gives us an accelerated view of real time, with an added 3D movement effect. It differs from timelapse in that the photographs are taken of a single vantage point over a long distance, rather than a short dolly [...]

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High Speed Ocean Photography Tips for Overcast Days

High Speed Ocean Photography Tips for Overcast Days

On a bright, sunny day, it’s easy to freeze moving water with nothing more than a fast shutter speed. But high speed photography on overcast days takes extra attention to detail. In the video below, Varina Patel explains her techniques for capturing the ocean spray from the rocky cliffs above Fisherman Bay in Australia: Tips for [...]

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9 Tried & True Tips for Better Baby Photography

9 Tried & True Tips for Better Baby Photography

Some of the cutest children pictures are taken during the infant and toddler years. This is when kids experience their “firsts”. Whether it’s crawling, yawning, smiling, or walking, capturing that moment is priceless. Photographing a baby is not an easy task. Working around the wiggling and squirming or the pouting and crying to get the [...]

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How Photography Gives a Voice to Our Shared Humanity

How Photography Gives a Voice to Our Shared Humanity

Every once in a while a photographer’s story comes along that is truly inspiring—not merely because of their fantastic photography, but also because of their own personal transformation. Photographer and climber Cory Richards had just such a transformation: Through following his passion for adventure and remaining willing to capture startling moments of rawness and real [...]

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How to Shoot Fantastic 1940s Glamour Portraits from Start to Finish

How to Shoot Fantastic 1940s Glamour Portraits from Start to Finish

Imagine a world in which the only thing standing between you and a life of movie-making stardom was a simple photo. A world where huge movie studios called all the shots and stars were made, not born. This was the world of the glamour portrait—the photo that could make or break your film career. The [...]

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Shutter Speed and Aperture

Shutter Speed and Aperture

Understanding the relationship between aperture and shutter speed will help you take full advantage of your DSLR, allowing you to have more fun capturing photos. The aperture is the size of the hole in the diaphragm of the lens. It is possible to view this device when you look right square into the lens of [...]

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Experience a Live View Optical Zoom of the Big Orion Nebula

Experience a Live View Optical Zoom of the Big Orion Nebula

At times, making a timelapse seems purely like a labor of love. The process can be so extended, involved, expensive, and the tiniest overlooked detail can wreak havoc on the entire project. Isidro Villó spent two years working on his timelapse project which, now completed, lasts for just under two minutes. That being said, they [...]

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