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Photographing a Rock Climber In Front of a Total Solar Eclipse

Photographing a Rock Climber In Front of a Total Solar Eclipse

Unless your head was under a rock, you’re probably well aware of the total solar eclipse that happened on August 21st, 2017. As you can imagine, social media was flooded with pictures of the eclipse, but one photo taken by adventure photographer Ted Hesser quickly stood out from the rest. Here’s the story behind how Hesser […]

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5 Ways to Capture Motion in Photography

5 Ways to Capture Motion in Photography

Motion can give an image drive, energy, and a sense of added dimension. Photographer Ted Forbes uses a combination of theory, technique, and a brief foray into photographic history to explore motion and how to “capture” it. Whether you’re a beginner or an old salt, this tutorial will heighten your awareness of how you use […]

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How to Make a Softbox Light from a Bicycle Wheel

How to Make a Softbox Light from a Bicycle Wheel

If you like DIY projects and enjoy repurposing stuff, you might want to check out this softbox design from Rob Thomas of pricklysauce. It’s a bit more involved than many other DIY softboxes out there, but the end result is sleek and trim and can be used both as a studio light and as a […]

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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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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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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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