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Tips to Eliminate Closed Eyes & Squinting in Portraits

Tips to Eliminate Closed Eyes & Squinting in Portraits

In a previous article, I discussed shooting with the light at the subject’s back, creating a “halo” lighting pattern. Aside from being a particularly stunning light pattern, it automatically eliminates one of the biggest problems we have as photographers: squinting and closed eyes. With the light coming from the rear, the face is in shadow, […]

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Using Framing in Photography Compositions to Draw Interest

Using Framing in Photography Compositions to Draw Interest

In previous lessons, we’ve been getting pretty heavily into scientific and technical issues, so today I wanted to step back and talk about one of the softer techniques. For today’s photo tip, we’ll move back into landscape photography composition. Framing is one of the major photo composition ideas and is a strategy that you should be […]

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Use Depth of Field to Make Your Photo Subject the Star

Use Depth of Field to Make Your Photo Subject the Star

We’ve discussed showing less skin and using long sleeves on our models to avoid the viewer’s eye being pulled out of the frame. Why? We want all of the viewer’s attention to be focused on our subject. We want the subject to be the undisputed star of our photo. Your background can also be a […]

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Make Sure Your Photographs Tell a Story

Make Sure Your Photographs Tell a Story

Today’s photo tip–make sure all of your photos tell a story–is easy to understand but not so easy to put into practice. The good news is that, like anything else, it gets easier and better with experience. In an interview, military photographer of the year, Master Sergeant Jeremy Lock, said that he looks for two […]

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Landscape Photography Tips Checklist

Landscape Photography Tips Checklist

This article is a review of landscape photography tips and techniques I’ve covered before. Have you wondered why I’m going over previously covered ground? There are several reasons. First, I wanted to have all these landscape photography tips and techniques listed together so you can more easily make a checklist. I hope you’ve done that. […]

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Photography Histogram Explained

Photography Histogram Explained

Today’s DSLR photo tip, the photo histogram explained, involves using the (gulp) histogram. This is another of those features found on most of the higher end cameras that you probably aren’t using. But you should! What is the histogram? The photo histogram is that graph that looks like a mountain range with spikes shooting up […]

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Try Using Kodak Yellow in Landscape Photography

Try Using Kodak Yellow in Landscape Photography

In today’s photo tip, let’s talk a bit about color. Color can make or break an image, depending on how it is used. This article will discuss a color concept that is a big time compositional rule – but may be new to you… To get more engaging, better landscape photography – include people wearing […]

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How & When a Monopod Can be Used to Take Sharper Photos

How & When a Monopod Can be Used to Take Sharper Photos

Here’s a photo tip you aren’t likely to find anywhere else… how to use a monopod to get better photographs. A monopod (like the tripod) is an essential piece of camera gear. We all know that using a tripod will give us cleaner, sharper photos. That’s a given. But lugging around a tripod can often […]

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Sunset Photography Tips

Sunset Photography Tips

In today’s photo tip we’ll move back into landscape photography… How to get better sunset photos! Sooner or later we all give sunset photography a shot. It’s almost a rite of passage! In fact, for a lot of us, seeing stunning sunset photos is what got us interested in photography in the first place. But, […]

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5 Tips for Better Sunset Photography

5 Tips for Better Sunset Photography

Let’s wrap up our discussion of sunset photography with some tips that don’t warrant their own articles but are still valuable additions to your shooting arsenal. 1. Be Prepared Sunset times vary. The time is dependent on where you live, the time of year, and so on. The good news is there’s an app for […]

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