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Photographing Dramatic Fireworks

Photographing Dramatic Fireworks

One of the many things we all go to see during our national holidays—as well as at many other special events—are big fireworks displays. Even though it may be pitch black out, there is no real need for special equipment to shoot fireworks. Besides a good zoom lens in the 35-120mm range, depending on how […]

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Photo Releases: Your Rights and Obligations

Photo Releases: Your Rights and Obligations

Many photographers know what photo releases are, many do not know, and far too many do not even care. But do you really need a release for any of the shots you have taken or will take? Although the answer to that question is a definite “maybe,” there is no question as to the fact […]

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Tips for Capturing Portrait Photography

Tips for Capturing Portrait Photography

It has been many years since I used to shoot portrait portfolios for Hollywood hopefuls, but many of the tricks I learned back then I have used ever since when shooting everything from people to bugs. Even if you never do a model shoot, all the tips in this list will help you in just […]

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The Art of Seeing: An Exercise in Photo Composition

The Art of Seeing: An Exercise in Photo Composition

Many years ago I came across what is probably the best way to learn composition, and also the hardest one to actually use, even though the concept is very simple. You take one camera body, one lens, one roll of film, (or memory card) and you pick one subject to shoot. Then go out about town, or around the countryside, and fill that one roll with that one subject only, but take your time when doing it. Rushing things just leads to even more mistakes that may not have anything to do with composition, but will lead to confusion. You want to learn from “how” you did the shooting, and not because you were rushed to do it.

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