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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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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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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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Photography on the Walkabout

Photography on the Walkabout

There are times when everyday life becomes serious business. There are schedules to maintain, clients to meet, equipment to prepare, and products to deliver. Somehow it happened; your favorite hobby suddenly became overrun by your job. Set aside your daily scheduler, leave your cell phone behind, grab your camera and your favorite general purpose lens […]

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5 Habits of Successful Photographers

5 Habits of Successful Photographers

A lot of people flirt with idea of being a professional photographer, others just want to take better pictures as a hobby. Either one requires developing the habits that lead to better photography. 1. You Know Your Equipment Inside and Out Can you operate your camera blindfolded? While that’s not a skill you necessarily need […]

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Beach Photography Basics

Beach Photography Basics

One of the most photographed scenes in the world is the beach. The reason? The locale is beautiful by nature. People are usually relaxed and having fun and are not “stiff.” A combination of the first two reasons. This means that beach photography can be either landscape or portrait photography—or a combination of both. Unlike […]

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Tools for the Traveling Photographer

Tools for the Traveling Photographer

When you’re on the road or overseas, there are things you want in your gear bag that you might not need to drag around with you when you’re close to home. Besides a backup camera or spare camera body, there are a few tools that have saved a shoot for me on more than one […]

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The Basics of On-Camera Strobes for Photography Lighting

The Basics of On-Camera Strobes for Photography Lighting

I’m using the term on-camera to make a distinction between portable strobes and the type of lights used primarily indoors that require a wall plug for electricity and have built-in modeling lights. I hesitate to call them portable because I can guarantee that if you get a set of studio flashes or monolights, the second […]

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How to Do Bokeh

How to Do Bokeh

Creative photography often involves using a variety of techniques to add dramatic effects to a photograph. One such technique is referred to as bokeh. Bokeh is the technique of adding intentional “fuzzy” areas within a photograph. This technique should not be confused with photographs that are out of focus due to poorly balanced settings. Creating […]

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