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Flash Photography Techniques for Concerts in Bars & Nightclubs

Flash Photography Techniques for Concerts in Bars & Nightclubs

A common challenge that photographers face is shooting in dark places, such as bars and nightclubs. When there are limited or no light sources available, they need to be resourceful and create their own. This is much simpler than it sounds. Concert photographer David Bergman does it all the time. Learn more here: Bergman loves […]

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Debunking the Full-Frame Camera Superiority Myth

Debunking the Full-Frame Camera Superiority Myth

Are you the type of photographer who swears by his full-frame camera and can easily get into a fight with anybody denying its quality? Do you absolutely and utterly despise crop sensor cameras? You may be in for a rude shock. In this video, Zack Arias explains the futility of this snobbery: A lot of […]

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5 Exercises to Help You Understand Histograms

5 Exercises to Help You Understand Histograms

If you’re on the hunt for your first DSLR camera, or you’ve just purchased a DSLR and you’re new to digital photography, chances are you’ve been on the internet and watched one or two videos about things you should know or might want to know in order to get the most out of your camera—these […]

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How to Take Your Photography to the Next Level

How to Take Your Photography to the Next Level

Taking your photography to the next level can mean something different to each photographer. However, one thing remains the same; you are taking something ordinary and making it into something extraordinary. To help amp up your photography, try these helpful tips from professional photographer Von Wong and the COOPH channel. Thankfully, you don’t have to be […]

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Pre-Digital Photography Infographic: The Evolution of the Camera

Pre-Digital Photography Infographic: The Evolution of the Camera

While many inventors are considered to have developed the first photographic camera, photography appears to have had its earliest start in the thick of the Middle Ages (1000 AD) when a man named Alhazen rigged the first pinhole camera, which we now call the Camera Obscura. From there, all the way to the 1981 Sony Mavica […]

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Practice Makes Perfect…and Gets Better Photos

Practice Makes Perfect…and Gets Better Photos

The effort you put into your photography directly affects the quality of your photos. It is a rule of life. Sometimes people are lucky, but most of the time, the result of little effort is little reward. Gary Player, a world class golfer, always said that the harder he practiced the luckier he got. Why […]

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How to Use the Sun as a Keylight for Outdoor Portraits

How to Use the Sun as a Keylight for Outdoor Portraits

Afternoon sunlight doesn’t have to be harsh. It can actually enhance the beauty of outdoor photos by being turned into a soft keylight. Photographer Jay P. Morgan shows us how to do this when shooting a human model here: Morgan uses a translucent reflector that can be held up toward the human subject. With help from […]

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Boxing Photography Setup and Direction Techniques

Boxing Photography Setup and Direction Techniques

Los Angeles photographer Mark Singerman excels at capturing environmental portraits of both celebrities and everyday people. His use of contextual backdrops and his ease in working with his subjects give his photographs a meaningful sense of place and personality. Watch Singerman at work, as he skillfully directs, lights, and photographs professional boxer Fernando Guerrero at […]

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Avoid These 10 Newbie Photographer Fails

Avoid These 10 Newbie Photographer Fails

There’s an awful lot of things to learn when you get your very first camera, especially if it’s an ultra-modern, sophisticated DSLR, with shed-loads of features. So, it’s not surprising that mistakes will be made by many a newbie photographer. Here’s a short list of ten common mistakes: 1. Flashing from a Distance Flash can […]

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How to Photograph Hummingbirds with a Laser Trigger

How to Photograph Hummingbirds with a Laser Trigger

The easiest way to photograph hummingbirds is to use a feeder. But that’s just half the story. The other half is timing the shot to perfection. With hummingbirds in flight, that’s easier said than done. So, Jay P. Morgan uses a laser trigger: Morgan set up the camera inside his kitchen and the feeder just outside the kitchen […]

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