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How to Take Better Photos of Christmas Lights

How to Take Better Photos of Christmas Lights

Here is an article describing how you can get better photos of Christmas lights. I’ve focused on the tree, but these concepts will work for most any lighting display. This time of year, everywhere you turn there are pretty lighting displays — ones worth capturing with our cameras. But how? While pretty, most of the Christmas lights […]

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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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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 Avoid Red Eye in Photography

How to Avoid Red Eye in Photography

Today’s photo tip is about spooky, creepy looking eyes. We all know about the red eye effect ruining our photos, but have you ever seen the green or blue eye effect? This cousin of the red eye effect is often seen in pet portraits. In animals, green and blue eyes are the same thing as […]

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Hats in Portrait Photography?

Hats in Portrait Photography?

Today I have a photo tip that actually breaks the rules. I’m going to talk about including hats in portrait photography. Hats can say a lot about a person’s personality and are a good prop to use – if they actually DO fit the subject’s personality. But, be careful of the lighting. You don’t want […]

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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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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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