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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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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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Backlit Portrait Photography Tips

Backlit Portrait Photography Tips

Use the “halo light” pattern in your photo lighting. Here is a photo tip I’ve recently read that I disagree with: “When photographing people, always make sure to avoid direct sunlight in the background of the photo. This will make odd shadows and add an undesirable element to the picture. Position the people so the […]

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Adding Dew Drops to Enhance Macro Nature Photography

Adding Dew Drops to Enhance Macro Nature Photography

Here is a secret weapon to add to your camera bag. It’s another simple tip that can take your nature photos to a whole new level! Flower photography is what got a lot of us interested in photography in the first place. Even if flower photography wasn’t part of you getting bitten by the photo […]

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Photography Lighting Techniques: Not What You Think

Photography Lighting Techniques: Not What You Think

We see a stunning portrait—maybe hanging on a wall somewhere—and we think, “Wow! My work doesn’t look like THAT!” Then we run out and spend thousands of dollars buying the latest equipment, books on photography lighting techniques, and so on. But it STILL doesn’t work! Here’s why… The best pros and amateurs alike all understand […]

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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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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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