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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. Keep in mind that shadows create […]

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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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Breaking Portrait Photography Rules with a Split Light Pattern

Breaking Portrait Photography Rules with a Split Light Pattern

In a prior photo tip article, we started talking about lighting patterns in portrait photography. Today we’ll continue our lighting pattern discussion with split lighting. This photo lighting pattern tends to go against most of our portrait photography posing “rules.” We began our lighting patterns discussion by talking about broad lighting and short lighting. While […]

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How to Get Into Concerts as a Photographer

How to Get Into Concerts as a Photographer

While entertaining, attending concerts and sports events can get pretty expensive, especially if you want good seats for photographing. On top of the expense, many events won’t even allow you to bring a camera. Here is how you can get free tickets to big events and gain practice with event photography. This method doesn’t always […]

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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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How To Photograph The Female Face – Portrait Photography

How To Photograph The Female Face – Portrait Photography

When posing, have her seated on a stool or chair – preferably with no back – where she can have both feet flat on the floor and so that she cannot lean back and/or lounge. Have her sit up straight. (Like mother always used to say)! Have her turn about 45 degrees to the side so that she is not straight on to the camera. The ONLY time you want a subject’s shoulders straight on to the camera is if they are a football player in full uniform. Wide faces can be narrowed by turning her head to a three quarter view. Thinner faces can be widened by having her turn more toward the camera.

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Learning Portrait Photography Lighting The Easy Way!

Learning Portrait Photography Lighting The Easy Way!

Whether you’re a photography newbie or you’ve been around the block a few times, it doesn’t take long to learn that properly lighting a portrait subject can make a huge difference in the quality of the finished portrait.

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Shadows – The Forgotten Element That Can Make (Or Break) A Photograph!

Shadows – The Forgotten Element That Can Make (Or Break) A Photograph!

When you study the various lighting patterns, you’ll see they are almost all defined by the shadows – not the light!

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