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

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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How to Take Your Own Self and Family Portraits

How to Take Your Own Self and Family Portraits

“We receive so many comments that say something along the lines of, ‘I take great portraits of my friends, but they never take any great portraits of me.’” Mango Street created this video to demonstrate how they work around not having a photographer for portraits. In this case, the two of them work to create […]

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Waterfall Photography Tips and Techniques

Waterfall Photography Tips and Techniques

Waterfalls seem to grab the hearts and minds of people. Go to any location that has one or more waterfalls and it is pretty much a guarantee that they will be a major attraction, if not the main attraction, of the area. However, as beautiful as waterfalls are, it is not so easy to capture […]

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