Going the Extra Mile For a Great Photo

Going the Extra Mile For a Great Photo

What sets a good photographer apart from the rest?

 
Sunset Silhouette Photography

Sunset Silhouette Photography

The key element to keep in mind is that you are adding a shape, not a person.

 
Photography Is Dead, Long Live Photography!

Photography Is Dead, Long Live Photography!

The new king is actually still the old king.

 
The Travel Photographer’s Decisive Moment

The Travel Photographer’s Decisive Moment

Why is gesture so important?

 
 

Photography Tips & Tutorials

4 Ways to Add Color to Shadows Using Gels

4 Ways to Add Color to Shadows Using Gels

Are you stumped on how to add some creativity to your portraits? The Slanted Lens demonstrates how Jay P Morgan includes gels in his photography work to add color to the shadows. This is a highly effective tactic that can add powerful atmosphere and tone to your work, depending on your arrangement of lighting and color […]

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Travel Photography: Planning & Documenting

Travel Photography: Planning & Documenting

Travel photography is quite different from other photographic endeavors, especially if you plan to make a living from it. Most successful travel photographers are writers as well. Actually in the print world, you can’t separate words from pictures. They complement each other. What the picture can’t show, the words explain in greater detail. So it’s […]

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10 DIY Photography Gifts for the Holidays

10 DIY Photography Gifts for the Holidays

Still have a bit of last minute Christmas shopping to get out of the way? Don’t sweat it. The folks at COOPH have come up with a handful of personalized photo presents your friends and family will be ecstatic to receive this holiday season: 1. The Photo Cube For the puzzle fanatic in your life, […]

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Camera Modes: Setting Aperture and Shutter Speed

Camera Modes: Setting Aperture and Shutter Speed

You might think that acquiring a $1,000 DSLR makes you a photographer. In truth, the first step down the “photographer road” is switching from auto mode to experimenting in AV, TV, and M. But, what do those letters mean? Each mode is essentially a different way of controlling exposure, applying ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. […]

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Beauty Dish Portrait Lighting Tutorial

Beauty Dish Portrait Lighting Tutorial

A beauty dish creates harsh, directional light. It doesn’t actually produce beautiful light. And yet it’s called a beauty dish! I you haven’t yet mastered how to consistently create good light, a beauty dish will only accentuate your lack of knowledge and your subject’s skin flaws. So when and how should you use a beauty […]

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Using Luminar’s Unique Filters to Make Your Landscapes Come Alive

Using Luminar’s Unique Filters to Make Your Landscapes Come Alive

Everyone knows that post-processing is the key to making your landscape photos shine, but not everyone wants to spend a lot of time behind a computer. Today I wanted to take a closer look at Luminar 2018 for photo editing (currently on sale for the Holidays). Its interface is not only intuitive and fun, it’s […]

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