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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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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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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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Short & Broad Lighting in Portrait Photography

Short & Broad Lighting in Portrait Photography

The photo tip for today is about using “short lighting” and “broad lighting” patterns in your portrait photography. Flat lighting will ruin your portrait photography! Caution: An on-camera flash aimed at the subject will produce flat lighting. Bounce the flash off the walls, ceilings, off a reflector or something else. Never aim it directly at your […]

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How to Photograph Various Skin Tones

How to Photograph Various Skin Tones

Getting the right photo exposure can be a bit tricky at times. Expose for the highlights and lose the dark areas, expose for the dark areas and blow out the highlights… it’s a never ending battle. Today’s photo tip answers a question about how to get the best photo exposure for different skin tones. I […]

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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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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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