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Understanding Basic Light Properties for Photography

Understanding Basic Light Properties for Photography

The way light acts upon a subject depends on the physical properties each light source presents. Before taking on the challenge of creative photographic lighting it’s worth your while to understand some of these properties. Light Characteristics Light characteristics define the way surfaces are affected by specific light sources. Hard Creates harsh shadows Accentuates textures […]

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How to Shoot with Both Eyes Open for Wildlife Photography

How to Shoot with Both Eyes Open for Wildlife Photography

It’s quite natural that we use one of our eyes dominantly, relying on it more often than the other. In the context of photography, this is why we use either the left or the right eye when using the viewfinder. And you might have noticed, we usually close the other eye. Even though it’s such […]

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Adapting to Weather and Time of Day as a Photographer

Adapting to Weather and Time of Day as a Photographer

Have you ever been in the position where your shutter finger is just itching to take some photos? You look outside and the weather is overcast and the sun is nowhere to be found. Take heart; you don’t always need the sun. Here’s why. I was always lead to believe that if there was no […]

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DIY Interior Real Estate Photography Tips

DIY Interior Real Estate Photography Tips

Photographs play a pivotal role in marketing. And with the advent of online selling platforms, photography holds an even more important stature. You need good photos of products to sell them online. For photographers, it’s yet another business avenue to explore. Real estate photography is in a way quite similar. But, in this case, an […]

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Natural Light Photography Tips

Natural Light Photography Tips

Natural lighting in photos can give off a pure vibe that artificial lighting often has trouble providing for you. There are several techniques you can use when using natural light photography. The lighting of the sun can create many stunning spectrums of colors throughout the day that could result in beautiful photos. However, with this […]

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Photography Composition Elements & Principles

Photography Composition Elements & Principles

Composition determines how you lay a picture out and how you place objects within the scene to get the most aesthetically pleasing results. It’s perhaps the most important aspect of photography. How you compose your images determines how meaningful they are. Your gear, lighting, editing, and everything else becomes secondary. In this insightful video, photographer […]

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Portrait Photography Lighting: The 5 Classical Types

Portrait Photography Lighting: The 5 Classical Types

The options that a photographer has to light a person’s face and body are many. You may use different types of lights such as parabolic or diffused and you may position them in endless combinations. There are however, five basic set ups that photographers use over and over again, the Rembrandt, the split lighting, the […]

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Night Time Photography: 10 Tips

Night Time Photography: 10 Tips

It’s probably that by now you’ve come across the statement, “light is key for photography,” many times already. That’s because it’s a very true statement. Without light, there would be no photography. So, how do you go about taking photos when the light is low? Well, this can be a real challenge. When shooting in […]

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How Lighting Plays a Crucial Role in Your Photography

How Lighting Plays a Crucial Role in Your Photography

You’ve heard me deliberate about how significant lighting in photography is, but do you really know the reason why? You may know that gaining enough light is essential, but there is a lot more to the story. First we have direct light. This is from the sun or a strong, bright source. Then we have […]

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Film Photography: 8 Tips & Hacks

Film Photography: 8 Tips & Hacks

With most of us growing up in the world of digital photography, film photography has become something of a novelty or challenge to try out. It sounds and feels fun to do. If you too want to try your luck with film photography, Willem Verbeeck has a video just for you. Since we are not […]

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