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How Photography Enhances Relationships

How Photography Enhances Relationships

Recently a friend of ours passed away, an elderly widow who was the mother of nine. It fell on me to deliver our gift of condolence to her home and as I stepped inside the front door, my eyes were immediately drawn to a living room wall where a large artistic portrait of the entire [...]

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Shooting Lifestyle Photos for Commercial Photography

Shooting Lifestyle Photos for Commercial Photography

As advertising agencies increasingly gear their ads toward specific demographics, lifestyle photography becomes more and more important. In this video interview, John Schell, a San Diego based commercial photographer, talks about how he got his start in the business and what it takes to keep thriving as the competition grows: Schell grew his now thriving [...]

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5 Simple Technical Tips to Make Candid Street Photography Easier

5 Simple Technical Tips to Make Candid Street Photography Easier

This article is written by James Maher – author of the popular in-depth guide for aspiring street photographers (discount code picturecorrect): Essentials of Street Photography Street photography simultaneously tests your hand-eye coordination, your ability to see and frame interesting moments as they quickly unfold before you, your ability to see light, your technical abilities with [...]

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How to Remove Your Ex From a Photo in Photoshop

How to Remove Your Ex From a Photo in Photoshop

Leaving your ex in your profile pictures with you can be awkward. But a failed crop job with limbs left in the picture is even worse. Photoshop’s pen tool, clone stamp, and brush tool are all you need to get rid of that ex, once and for all: How to Remove a Person In Photoshop [...]

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Tips for Shooting Tethered to Make a Timelapse Photography Sequence

Tips for Shooting Tethered to Make a Timelapse Photography Sequence

Memory and data storage are crucial to timelapse photography. A single production often requires tens of thousands of still photographs. Since having to change memory cards mid-shoot is less than ideal, shooting tethered is a great way of managing the photos as soon as they come in. Take a look at this quick video in [...]

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HDR Photography and Equipment

HDR Photography and Equipment

Because I lead workshops, I am often asked if a point and shoot digital camera is okay. Well, the simple answer is absolutely yes. Here is a little story to illustrate my point. Let’s say that two photographers wake up early one morning for a full day of shooting. They both want to capture HDR [...]

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How to Photograph a Cityscape at Night

How to Photograph a Cityscape at Night

Cities often look their best at night, but finding the right angle and camera settings can be a challenge if you don’t take the time to plan your shot. In this video, Mark Wallace shows us how to shoot a dramatic wide-angle view of a city at dusk. He headed out to Quito, Ecuador and [...]

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Shooting Mountain Bikers for Composite Photography

Shooting Mountain Bikers for Composite Photography

Erik Almås has traveled the world, toting his camera and gear to some incredibly remote areas. After finishing an assignment in Namibia, Almås decided to stick around an extra week to go on a personal photo adventure. The self portraits he took during that time were OK but did little to satisfy his high action [...]

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Wedding Photography Ideas You Might Want to Try

Wedding Photography Ideas You Might Want to Try

Professional photographers these days are coming up with a line-up of unique concepts that can effectively cater to the distinct personalities of the subjects. The trends in wedding photography are always changing. Photographers recognize that not all couples are conventional and want to follow the traditional fairy-tale concept where everything is bright and perfect; therefore, [...]

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Would You Use This Questionable Street Photography Approach?

Would You Use This Questionable Street Photography Approach?

Most photographers find the idea of pointing a camera at a complete stranger intimidating. And using flash for taking pictures of strangers is a complete no-no for most. Even the most experienced of street photographers will argue against that approach, as they find it intrusive and downright rude. Thomas Leuthard, however, gives a walk around [...]

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