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Applying the 3 Light Studio Setup to Outdoor Portraits

Applying the 3 Light Studio Setup to Outdoor Portraits

In today’s portrait photography photo tip we are going to wrap up our discussion of the three light set with a quick review and an example of how to build a set—with no lights! Just because you don’t have any studio lights, doesn’t mean you can’t shoot quality images. Here is a quick review… Most […]

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How to Handle Catch Lights and Eyeglasses Glare in Portrait Photography

How to Handle Catch Lights and Eyeglasses Glare in Portrait Photography

I’ve previously discussed the importance of catch lights. Without them, your subject’s eyes look dull and lifeless. They help add interest to portraits and are a very effective way to add depth to the eye. Catch Lights Ideally, catch lights should be round. This tends to be the most natural and visually pleasing shape (reflections […]

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HDR Photography: How To Do It And Why

HDR Photography: How To Do It And Why

In today’s DSLR photo tip, we will discuss HDR photography, how to do it, and why. For some reason, this has become a real hot button issue with photographers. Some swear by it, others hate it! First, what is HDR photography? Defining HDR photography is one of those areas where it can get very detailed […]

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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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Diagonal Lines in Landscape Photography

Diagonal Lines in Landscape Photography

Today’s landscape photo tip involves diagonal lines. In a landscape photo, portrait photo, still life or any other kind of photo, the first major task of the photographer is to draw the viewer’s eye to the most important aspects of the shot and keep it there! We want our photo to send some sort of […]

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2 Horizon Photo Tips For Better Landscape Photos

2 Horizon Photo Tips For Better Landscape Photos

Landscape photographs are among the most beautiful photos you can produce. But it isn’t easy! To get decent results, you have to know, understand — and follow — tons of rules. Individually, none of them are a very big deal, but they combine to create powerful landscape photos. Today’s two photo tips are each another of those […]

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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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Catch Light in Portrait Photography

Catch Light in Portrait Photography

While most of you know what a portrait photography catch light is, bear with me. At some point, it was a new idea for you, just as I’m sure it is for some of the other readers. In the interest of being thorough, in today’s photo tip, let’s have a quick look into the catch […]

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How to Use Photography Reflectors to Save on Lighting Costs

How to Use Photography Reflectors to Save on Lighting Costs

We all know that photography is about capturing light. We all know that the basic setup for a portrait requires three lights. Now for the ugly part: buying good quality studio portrait lights is expensive! Enter photography reflectors. If you can’t afford to get a top quality three light system, the best option is to […]

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How to Use a Hair Light in Portrait Photography

How to Use a Hair Light in Portrait Photography

Today’s portrait photography photo tip begins our discussion of specialty lights — specifically, the hair light. We will explore what it is, how to use it, and some precautions. So far, in our study of portrait photography lighting, we’ve learned that the majority of the time, we will use a three-light setup: the main light, […]

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