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Masking: The Secret to Perfect Photos

Masking: The Secret to Perfect Photos

This article is based on lessons from Understanding Masking for Photographers which is still over 68% off if you want to check it out. I think we can all agree that our goal is to make our photos as perfect as possible. Some of that process occurs within the camera. However, in the era of […]

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Tips for Converting Color Photos to Black and White

Tips for Converting Color Photos to Black and White

This article is based on concepts from the Better B&W Photography Guide if you want to dig deeper for further training. Black and white photographs are arguably some of the most compelling images we can create. There is something magical about a full tonal scale black and white picture. Did you know that you have […]

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Color Contrast in Photography

Color Contrast in Photography

This article is based on concepts from The Photography Action Cards if you want to dig deeper for further training. Color contrast is a relatively straightforward tool of composition to master. Once you start looking for it, you will see it almost everywhere. This is especially true in nature, which has evolved to use color […]

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This Tip Will Give Your Photos Powerful Perspective

This Tip Will Give Your Photos Powerful Perspective

The magnificence of the human machine, also known as the human body, gives us three-dimensional vision. It is that benefit that allows us to evaluate size and distance. In photography, that benefit becomes obscured, because photos are a two-dimensional medium. This fact of optics is one reason why a photo can appear lifeless and flat. […]

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Juxtaposition: Exercises to Develop Your Photographic Sense of Irony

Juxtaposition: Exercises to Develop Your Photographic Sense of Irony

This article is based on concepts from The Photography Action Cards if you want to dig deeper for further training. Juxtaposition is a term that applies to many different mediums, including photography. It is often alternately described as “contrast”. I tend to think of it more as contrast with a sprinkle of irony. Here is […]

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Zoo Photography Tips & Camera Settings

Zoo Photography Tips & Camera Settings

This article is based on concepts from The Photography Action Cards if you want to dig deeper for further training. Do you remember the children’s game, Barrel of Monkeys? The one where you would hook their curved arms into a chain until you dropped one? I did a little research on the phrase “barrel of […]

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Black and White Photography: A Two-Skill Process

Black and White Photography: A Two-Skill Process

This article is based on concepts from the Better B&W Photography Guide if you want to dig deeper for further training. There are two essential skills you must develop to become great at black and white photography. The first is learning to see—to identify—a great black and white subject. Some subjects demand to be rendered […]

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Long Exposure Photography: How Long is Too Long?

Long Exposure Photography: How Long is Too Long?

This article is based on concepts from the The Complete Guide to Long Exposure Photography if you want to dig deeper for further training. In long-exposure photography, what is the one decision that can make or break your photograph? The answer to that question surprised me when I started in long-exposure photography. Quick Tip My […]

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Focal Points: The Smallest Important Elements in a Photo

Focal Points: The Smallest Important Elements in a Photo

This article is based on concepts from The Advanced Composition Guide if you want to dig deeper for further training. One of the challenges that we face as photographers is the ability to create a meaningful composition path through our photographs. The effort needs to be recognizable to many different minds to reach a broad […]

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Using S-Curves and Color Contrasts in Your Photography

Using S-Curves and Color Contrasts in Your Photography

This article is based on concepts from The Photography Action Cards if you want to dig deeper for further training. Most photographers have heard of the S curve, and this example photo is a literal example of the concept. Fun Fact The S curve did not originate with photography. It dates back to 4th-century Greek […]

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