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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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Maternity Portrait Photography Tips

Maternity Portrait Photography Tips

This article is based on concepts from The Photography Action Cards if you want to dig deeper for further training. The key to great maternity portraits is to share the sense of caring and intimacy of the moment. Some mothers will wish to be alone in their picture; others will include one or more family […]

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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 for Cyber Week if you use the discount coupon CM20 at checkout. 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. […]

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Anticipation in Photography

Anticipation in Photography

This article is based on concepts from Effective Storytelling with Photography if you want to dig deeper for further training. It is still over 76% off for Cyber Monday if you use the discount coupon CM20 at checkout. Remember the lyrics from the famous Carly Simon song: “Anticipation. It’s making me wait.” Remember: Anticipation is […]

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