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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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Black and White Photography on Rainy Days

Black and White Photography on Rainy Days

This article is based on concepts from the Bad Weather Photography Guide and also the Better B&W Photography Guide if you want to dig deeper for further training. One of my favorite locations in the entire world to take pictures is coastal Oregon. And as sure as the sunrise and taxes, most of the time […]

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What Lenses Work Best for Beautiful Background Blur?

What Lenses Work Best for Beautiful Background Blur?

This article is based on concepts from Creating Beautiful Background Blur if you want to dig deeper for further training. Here is a portrait that uses background blur to make the model pop from the background. Background blur is an excellent composition tool to set your subject apart from their surrounding areas. It’s another way […]

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