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Light for Photographers

Light for Photographers

Light is the essence of photography. It’s not things that we photograph, but the light they reflect. Without light, there is no photography. The way things look to us and the camera is entirely dependent on the light that reaches them. People talk about the “quality” of light, but in fact this is a combination […]

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A Complete Behind-the-Scenes Video of How to Shoot Simple Headshots

A Complete Behind-the-Scenes Video of How to Shoot Simple Headshots

One of the most difficult parts of entering an industry is getting to see how the industry actually works. There are internships and apprenticeships, of course—but those don’t pay well, if at all. How else can you see a professional at work, to really comprehend how the system functions? For a (mostly) uncut, thoroughly detailed look at […]

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Football Photography Tips and Techniques

Football Photography Tips and Techniques

American football photography offers challenges which are very different than those of traditional photography. In this article, I will introduce you to helpful techniques to get you up to speed with gear and technique, so you can catch the winning touchdown this fall! Equipment A fast DSLR camera and lens are an absolute must. The […]

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Beginner Tips for Fine Art Macro Photography

Beginner Tips for Fine Art Macro Photography

Macro photography is not only fun, but it can produce some of the most stunning images out there. The way you can get incredibly detailed close-up shots of flower petals, raindrops, insects—beautiful up-close and personal glimpses into everything Mother Nature has to offer. But, there’s beauty in everyday inanimate objects, too; you just have to […]

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A Stop Motion Parisian Love Story on Stationary Bikes

A Stop Motion Parisian Love Story on Stationary Bikes

One morning in Paris, when everyone else is rushing off to work, a young man gets on his stationary bike and takes a leisurely ride through the bustling streets. While enjoying the slow, laid back ride, he encounters a young woman on her own stationary bike. It’s love at first sight for him, and the […]

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3 Easy Ways to Instantly Improve Your Photography

3 Easy Ways to Instantly Improve Your Photography

Digital camera technology is improving at a rapid pace. It’s easier than ever before to take a correctly exposed, correctly focused photo. Yet most people’s photos just look like snapshots. They’re a long way from the beautiful photos you see in magazines. I’m a professional photographer based in London and I’d like to share with […]

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How to Photograph Windsurfers with Off-Camera Flash

How to Photograph Windsurfers with Off-Camera Flash

Stormy weather makes for the best of images. The worse the weather becomes, the more breath-taking the images tend to be. To prove the point, Red Bull Illume photographer Jaanus Ree headed out to the beach on a stormy afternoon. By the time the weather turned bad and the surf got really strong an important […]

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Lighting Ratios Quick Tip

Lighting Ratios Quick Tip

A lot of times, it’s the simplest of tips that have the biggest impact on the work that we do. Today, we’re going to explore this with a recent video from photographer Daniel Norton, showing us a quick useful tip on lighting ratios: The video is pretty straight-forward and involves some trial and error on […]

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How to Achieve Multiple Catchlights in a Portrait Subject’s Eyes

How to Achieve Multiple Catchlights in a Portrait Subject’s Eyes

Here’s my two cents on the “you don’t have to have expensive lights to create beautiful portraits” topic—an attempt to harness multiple catchlights in a subject’s eyes. I’ve been shooting at Dale Heise‘s studio with some awesome Profoto lighting equipment for a while. Right now, Dale is in the process of moving into another space, […]

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Low-Light Photo Trick: How to Create Clouds From Sand

Low-Light Photo Trick: How to Create Clouds From Sand

Sometimes in-camera cloud effects can give an image a sense of texture and style that’s unachievable any other way. Here, Isabelle Chapuis and Alexis Pichot team up with Nikon to show us how they create a simple cloud effect in low light: Shooting with a Nikon D7200, Chapuis cranks the ISO up to 2000, opens the aperture as […]

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