How to Critique Your Own Photos

How to Critique Your Own Photos

Intent, skill, and consistency are the factors for greatness.

 
Learning to See in Black & White

Learning to See in Black & White

You can make successful mono images in any light.

 
How to Choose the Right Focus Mode

How to Choose the Right Focus Mode

Needle sharp focusing is at the heart of excellent photos.

 
Holiday Party Photo Ideas

Holiday Party Photo Ideas

Use photos to show and tell people about your holiday traditions, whatever you celebrate.

 
 

Photography Tips & Tutorials

Deck the Halls: Magical Photos of Christmas Lights

Deck the Halls: Magical Photos of Christmas Lights

Christmas is here! All those wonderful decorations and lights around your house make magical scenery. Take the opportunity to  capture all that beauty. You can photograph during the day, but some of the most evocative images can be found at night. Here’s some inspiration: We’d love to see your holiday photos. If you need a […]

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Quick Tips for Holiday Portraits and Christmas Family Photos

Quick Tips for Holiday Portraits and Christmas Family Photos

The end of the year brings with it one of the busiest times of year for portrait photographers. For Christmas cards and photo albums alike, many families use the holidays as an opportunity to get their pictures taken with their loved ones. How can you make the most of the season as a photographer? David […]

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4 Key Ways to Take Better Photographs

4 Key Ways to Take Better Photographs

“I share my own method.” – Ben Evans Did you know that you can benefit from the army’s way of doing things? Specifically by adopting their use of SOPs, or Standard Operating Procedures. These train the soldier to react automatically to certain situations to get the best results. How do they apply to your photography? […]

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Catchlight Tutorial for Portrait Photographers

Catchlight Tutorial for Portrait Photographers

If you pay close attention to portraits taken by professionals, you will notice one thing they have in common. The subjects’ eyes sparkle. Catchlights are the lights reflected off of the subject’s eyes. They’re important because they add life to an image. Without catchlights, a portrait looks dull and lifeless. Michael Corsentino discusses everything you […]

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Photography Zoom Effect: Racking the Lens

Photography Zoom Effect: Racking the Lens

A zoom effect, in photography terms, is an effect in an image that looks like the subject is moving either toward you or away from you with lines of motion. It’s also known as racking the lens. The information in this article pertains to creating this look in-camera and not the post production technique (in […]

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High Speed Photography Techniques with a Smartphone Camera

High Speed Photography Techniques with a Smartphone Camera

High speed photography is dynamic, captivating, and a lot easier to pull off than you may think. All it takes to get awesome shots that freeze motion is some patience and a smartphone: Before we get too far, there are a few things you can do to ensure you get the best results possible: Supplementary […]

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