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The First and Last Guide to Cleaning Your Camera You Will Ever Need (Cringeworthy)

The First and Last Guide to Cleaning Your Camera You Will Ever Need (Cringeworthy)

Don’t do this! Are your lenses so dirty you need to do color correction every time you take a shot? Do you change your lenses so often that the noise in your photos is due exclusively to sensor dust?  Ever wonder how to return your camera to an out-of-the-box shine before reselling it on Ebay? […]

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Understanding Background Plates as a Photographer

Understanding Background Plates as a Photographer

Have you ever taken a lifestyle shot or some other photo where your subject looked great but your background didn’t quite cut it? Maybe the exposure was off, or when you got to post-processing you didn’t have the bokeh you were hoping for. Whatever the reason, taking a couple of background plates during your shoot […]

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Creative Portraits Using a Plastic Dust Sheet

Creative Portraits Using a Plastic Dust Sheet

Creating unique portrait shots doesn’t require fancy gear or even a lot of technical know-how. Photographer Gavin Hoey demonstrates how even the humblest of props can transform a mundane shot into an original work of art: For those interested in shooting creative portraiture on a small budget, it’s always a relief to find that that […]

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Pre-Photo Checklist: 14 Photography Preparation Tips

Pre-Photo Checklist: 14 Photography Preparation Tips

You probably know that becoming a great photographer is much more than buying a camera, pointing it at something, and pressing the shutter button. In fact, there’s plenty to do before you even take the shot, especially if you’re doing formal photo shoots. If you’re a beginner, finding all the steps to prepping for a […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Kangaroo Takes a Winery Tour

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Kangaroo Takes a Winery Tour

Traveling can be a great time to take photos, and photographer Greg Snell nailed it when he captured this western grey kangaroo lounging in the vineyards of the Adelaide Hills in South Australia: “It’s such a funny stance. It just begs the question… Have you been on the winery tour?” What interesting critters have you […]

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Panning Tutorial for Action Photography

Panning Tutorial for Action Photography

Ever wonder how folks manage to get great action shots where the background’s blurred in streaks but the subject is in focus? Hint: it’s not (usually) achieved in post-production but rather with an active technique called panning. While it’s not the easiest technique for a beginner to master, this tutorial by photographer Josh Katz will […]

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How to Get Great Light For Outdoor Portraits

How to Get Great Light For Outdoor Portraits

If you’re new to photography, you might think that lighting outdoor portraits is pretty straightforward. Just use the sun, right? Well, not so fast. There are a number of other options, allowing for a number of different looks. In the video below, professional photographer James Patrick covers his five favorite outdoor portrait lighting setups: When shooting […]

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How to Set Up for a Fireworks Photography Session

How to Set Up for a Fireworks Photography Session

With the 4th of July right around the corner, it’s time to get ready for some awesome fireworks displays. Getting great fireworks shots isn’t really that difficult, but if you’ve never done it before, it can help to start out with a few tips. With that in mind, photographer David Bergman gives you everything you need to know […]

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Professional Music Festival Photography Tips and Shot Lists

Professional Music Festival Photography Tips and Shot Lists

Believe it or not, there’s a lot more to covering a music festival than just covering the bands. In the video below, event photographer Ruth Medjber gives us the scoop on what to shoot for whom (beyond the bands, of course), and in the end, how to maximize your overall output: Music festivals may seem […]

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7 Clever Smartphone Photography Tricks

7 Clever Smartphone Photography Tricks

Excited about your new smartphone, but never really thought of its camera as good for anything more than the occasional snap or selfie? Check out the video below where photographer Lorenz Holder uses his iPhone to demonstrate how you can use your smartphone camera for amazing photographic effects: Here are seven smartphone photography tricks that […]

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