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How To Use An Accent Light In Your Portrait Photography

How To Use An Accent Light In Your Portrait Photography

In the past few portrait photography photo tips articles, we’ve been discussing how to light a portrait. So far, we’ve covered how and when to use four different lights. The basic three light set and the first specialty light, the “hair light”. Today’s portrait photography photo tip will end our discussion of lighting with the […]

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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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Use Rembrandt Lighting in Your Portrait Photography for Added Drama

Use Rembrandt Lighting in Your Portrait Photography for Added Drama

Our portrait photography photo tip for today is about “Rembrandt Lighting.” This is a great lighting pattern to use if you are going for a dramatic mood in your portrait. Not every face is ideal for Rembrandt lighting, but it is a powerful addition to your portrait photography lighting arsenal. What is Rembrandt lighting? Rembrandt […]

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Still Life Photography

Still Life Photography

In today’s photo tip, we begin a study of still life photography techniques. We’ll start out with a still life photography definition that will describe the two main areas of still life photography. Learning how to shoot still life photos should make you start jumping up and down with joy. Why? Getting good at the […]

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Having a “Star” for Better Sunset Photography

Having a “Star” for Better Sunset Photography

In today’s landscape photography photo tip, we will further our investigation into getting better sunset photos. We’ve discussed how to meter the sky to establish our starting exposure, and then we discussed how to tweak the exposure to get more intense colors. Now let’s talk about composition. In previous articles, I’ve discussed making something in […]

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Loop Lighting for Portrait Photography

Loop Lighting for Portrait Photography

In previous articles, we began our study of lighting patterns for portrait photography with broad lighting, short lighting, and split lighting. Now let’s move on to loop lighting. In portrait photography, this lighting pattern tends to be one of the most popular. It is easy to set up and is flattering to most subjects’ facial […]

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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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When to Use Butterfly Lighting In Portrait Photography

When to Use Butterfly Lighting In Portrait Photography

In previous articles, we’ve discussed photo lighting patterns where we place the light source to the side of the subject–split lighting, loop lighting and Rembrandt lighting–and create shadows that go off to the side. Continuing with our series of portrait photography lighting patterns, today’s photo tip discusses “butterfly lighting”. Keeping in mind that it’s shadows […]

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3 Quick Sunset Photography Tips

3 Quick Sunset Photography Tips

In today’s landscape photography photo tip, we will discover three more ways to get better sunset photography. We’ve been discussing adding a “star” to your sunset photography. This will give your viewers somewhere to focus their attention. The pretty colors are not enough to generate contest winning photographs. The last couple articles have focused on […]

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Landscape Photography With an ND Filter

Landscape Photography With an ND Filter

Today’s photo tip concerns the neutral density filter. To get better landscape photographs, this is another piece of camera gear that should be in your bag at all times! It’s a filter effect that can’t be duplicated after the fact. It has to be done with the camera. I’m sure you’ve seen landscape photography of […]

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