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Top 10 Tips for Taking Stock Imagery with People

Top 10 Tips for Taking Stock Imagery with People

1. Work with real people In an effort to reduce costs and boost the authentic appeal of an image, it has become increasingly common that real people (as opposed to professional talent) be used for stock imagery productions. One advantage is that real people are more likely to be willing to sign model releases since they […]

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Harsh Sunlight Portrait Photography: 4 Tips

Harsh Sunlight Portrait Photography: 4 Tips

When offered a choice to set up a photo shoot, you’ll most likely schedule it in the early morning or around sunset. The soft light flatters the subject and surroundings and makes your work a lot easier. But what if you need to take first look photos at high noon? As a professional, you need […]

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Subject Placement Tips in Photography

Subject Placement Tips in Photography

This should be one of the most obvious things in an image yet many people have absolutely no idea as to where it should go. Most people take their subject and place it slap bang in the middle thinking that is the right place to go. How wrong can you get? This article will help […]

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Light Painting in Night Photography Tutorial

Light Painting in Night Photography Tutorial

Light painting is a technique used in long exposure photography. While the shutter is open, you use a handheld light source to “paint” over areas, adding light. Photographer Gabe Biderman with B&H has put together this informative video that teaches you how to light paint: Light Painting Equipment You don’t need high-end equipment for light […]

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A Day in the Life of a Wedding Photographer

A Day in the Life of a Wedding Photographer

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to shoot a wedding? That is exactly what this photography for beginners post is all about! I’m super excited to share this with you—a full overview, behind the scenes, what goes on, the fun stuff, the stressful stuff, what needs to be prepared, and basically just […]

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Vintage Beauty Photography Tutorial

Vintage Beauty Photography Tutorial

Do you know what it takes to create a vintage fashion photo? Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler chooses one of her beauty photos and deconstructs it so we can see not only the gear it takes but also the inspiration and thought process behind it: High-end studio photography doesn’t have to involve a lot of gear. It’s […]

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Computational Photography and Smartphone Cameras

Computational Photography and Smartphone Cameras

What on earth is computational photography? The simple answer is that it is being developed to try and ensure that smartphone cameras can achieve what their big brothers can–and perhaps even more. As has often been mentioned, the major restriction for smartphone cameras is the lack of space. If they are really to be ‘the […]

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Landscape Photography: 5 Tips to Improve

Landscape Photography: 5 Tips to Improve

As photographers, we tend to consume lots of articles and video resources to improve our work. Most of them are redundant, but when working professionals share their learning, it’s a completely different story. Their experience and learning tend to be more practical and impactful. Landscape photographer Mark Denney shares five photo tips that made the […]

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Black & White Portrait Techniques with Soft Light

Black & White Portrait Techniques with Soft Light

Black and white photographs are usually associated with directional, harsh light. This results in high contrast images which are attractive to the eye. But what about soft light? Does it work with black and white images? Photographer Mark Wallace from Adorama tries it out in this video: Using a Hard Light Modifier Wallace starts off […]

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5 No-Nonsense Ways to Keep Your Photos Sharp

5 No-Nonsense Ways to Keep Your Photos Sharp

Modern DSLR cameras can produce very sharp images with plenty of detail. However, the chief limiting factor to the sharpness of an image is the quality of the lens being employed. If you use a basic kit lens, you will not obtain the best image possible with your camera, simply because the elements comprising the […]

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