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Holiday Season Photography Tips

Holiday Season Photography Tips

Holidays are great times for getting pictures of family and friends. Everyone is together, and normally having a good time; it is people at their best. It’s also important from a historical perspective. You might be tempted to skip taking the camera, but think about how many times you’ve looked back on old photos of […]

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Photography Cliches

Photography Cliches

Photography has fashion trends, just like any other creative industry. Some enterprising soul will be playing around and come up with a new look that catches on, and before long, the world is awash in copycat photos. Some of these techniques will continue on long after the novelty has worn off and become almost a […]

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How to Take Pictures of Fireworks

How to Take Pictures of Fireworks

Since the 4th of July—Independence Day—is today up in the U.S., it’s a good time to review the basics of photographing fireworks for the shows tonight. It’s easy, it’s fun, and it’s a great way to preserve memories of those wonderful displays. Scout Your Location This is one time that being close is not an advantage. […]

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To Ask or Not to Ask in Street Photography?

To Ask or Not to Ask in Street Photography?

Photography sometimes confronts one with an almost Shakespearean dilemma; do I ask to take a picture of someone on the street or simply take the photo and move on? To risk rejection and the petty indignity of small-minded people or opt for the safety and anonymity of “shoot and scoot”? Unfortunately there is no one […]

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Lighting and Lenses

Lighting and Lenses

It’s one of the unfortunate ironies of the business of photography that the two most important elements in getting great photographs are, for most budding photographers, the least interesting. Lighting The key to any good photo is lighting. Certainly in these days of Photoshop and Lightroom you can take otherwise average pictures and make them […]

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Dealing With Friends and Family as a Professional Photographer

Dealing With Friends and Family as a Professional Photographer

There are many challenges in photography and becoming a professional means mastering the technical aspects, then clawing your way through layers of better established competition in order to make a living. When you’re new to photography and gain some skill, your first paying jobs will likely come from family and friends. Those will be the […]

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How to Photograph Water

How to Photograph Water

Photographing waterfalls presents the photographer with the opportunity to create some very creative shots. When photographed properly, you can make running water appear soft and almost ghost-like. This technique is not difficult to master, but it takes a fair amount of stamina and perseverance to achieve—not to mention some physical agility. This technique is best […]

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How to Hire a Model as a Photographer: Paid Talent vs. TFP

How to Hire a Model as a Photographer: Paid Talent vs. TFP

In case you’re not familiar with the term, TFP stands for Time For Prints, and it’s generally the way up and coming models and up and coming photographers eek out a toe-hold in the marketplace. The model is donating his or her time, and the photographer is supplying prints the model can use in their […]

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How to Use Aperture Priority Mode on Your DSLR

How to Use Aperture Priority Mode on Your DSLR

People who invest in a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera make their purchase for many reasons, but most want more control over their shots. People may envision themselves selecting the appropriate lens, taking light measurements, setting the controls, and snapping the perfect photograph on the first try. Unfortunately, most people want to have more […]

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The Importance of Lighting in Food Photography

The Importance of Lighting in Food Photography

One of the challenges in photography is making enough to keep eating. Eating is good, and when you’re in the business it’s important to stay current with the trends and be constantly adding new revenue streams to your portfolio. An area growing in popularity is food photography. People are fascinated by food; there are more and […]

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