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What Makes Great Street Photography?

What Makes Great Street Photography?

A picture says a thousand words, right? It tells a story. But, that story isn’t always the truth. For photographer Jack Simon, the goal is to tell a story that is mysterious, surprising, funny, a little bit ridiculous, and just plain out of the ordinary. Simon spends much of his time walking the streets of […]

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How to Take Dramatic Senior Portraits with One Light

How to Take Dramatic Senior Portraits with One Light

Pro sports photography can often seem like an exhibition of lighting and equipment. However, if you choose the right time of day to shoot and use ambient light mixed with artificial lights intelligently, you can shoot with only one light and still make dramatic portraits. To demonstrate this, photographer Matt Hernandez brought a single light […]

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Simple Tips for Better Portraits

Simple Tips for Better Portraits

Whether you’re armed with an expensive SLR or just a smart phone camera, there is an art to taking good pictures of people. With some thought and some practice you’ll be the go-to person in your group for taking photos. Here’s a collection of some simple but effective tips for improving your portraits. Get Closer […]

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Flash Photography Tips and Tricks with Dust

Flash Photography Tips and Tricks with Dust

If you prefer a good dose of humor mixed in with your photography tutorials, look no further. Kai, from over at DigitalRev, is here to teach us about using flash to capture dust, or in this case, baby powder, in mid-air. Kai’s dust dancing video tutorial is inspired by a series of similar photographs taken […]

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The Process of a Photographer

The Process of a Photographer

The process of creating a photograph is different for every photographer and hearing those different stories can be a great source of inspiration. Below, you can watch a visual telling of how fine art photographer, Jessica Backhaus, uses her imagination and obsession with light as the driving forces behind her work. Join along as she […]

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How to Photograph Flowers

How to Photograph Flowers

When you first discover how to take photos of flowers it can give you many days of wonderful enjoyment. Flower photography is a favorite type of photography that many people love. It’s not difficult to take photos of flowers if you get all the key elements right. If you don’t have any close to you, […]

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Boxing and MMA Photography Tips and Techniques

Boxing and MMA Photography Tips and Techniques

Everyone loves a good success story. With a growing number of amateur photographers looking to make the transition to professional, this particular success story may be of interest. When Ed Mullholland, who studied economics at Rutgers, was invited to his first fight, he decided to bring along a camera and snap a few pictures for […]

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How to Choose a DSLR Lens

How to Choose a DSLR Lens

There are many different types and sizes of lens available on the market today and most photographers instincts tell them to buy one of each. While having an expansive lens collection does seem very rewarding, it may not be entirely necessary. Given the price good glass costs, this is good news. So how do you […]

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Photography: What Are You Trying To Say Here?

Photography: What Are You Trying To Say Here?

Really, when you’re taking a picture what are you trying to communicate? Sometimes you’re just trying to record events. “This is me standing in front of the Eiffel Tower.” “Here we are at Niagara Falls.” Other times it’s the beauty of nature or a person that you’re attempting to show. That said, there’s a great […]

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Try This Secret Photoshop Trick for Better White Balance

Try This Secret Photoshop Trick for Better White Balance

Adjusting white balance can be such a pain, especially when you get it horribly wrong while shooting. When you edit your photos, you’re probably doing what any other photographer is doing: creating a curves adjustment layer and using the presets to select the black and white points. Photoshop normally does a good job of giving […]

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