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How to Use Natural Reflectors for Street Portraits

How to Use Natural Reflectors for Street Portraits

More often than not, photography is a game of chasing down light. It’s the single most crucial thing in making a great image; a beautiful model or scenic view won’t shine if the light is just a bit off. Many photographers invest hundreds or thousands of dollars into top of the line strobes, speedlites, and […]

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New: 31 Days to Becoming a Better Photographer

New: 31 Days to Becoming a Better Photographer

Finally, a practical photography course to take you from zero to photography hero in 31 days. Released today, this new step by step online course will teach you everything you need to know to take stunning pictures like the ones shown below. It is currently 75% off for the launch sale which ends soon. Launch […]

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Church & Cathedral Photos: Use a Slow Shutter Speed

Church & Cathedral Photos: Use a Slow Shutter Speed

Finally, the local photo club had arranged for us to take pictures inside the beautiful Our Lady of Victory Basilica. I was so excited! In my nearly 50 years, I had never once even peeked in through the doorway. Once inside, I understood why documentaries had been made about this grand church. It was so […]

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UV Filter Pros and Cons for Photographers

UV Filter Pros and Cons for Photographers

The use of UV and clear filters is a hotly debated topic in photography. In the case of film photography, it’s absolutely imperative that you use a UV filter, because film is extremely sensitive to UV rays. But if you’re using a digital camera, is it so important? Phil Steele shares his insight: The question […]

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Portrait Photography Tips

Portrait Photography Tips

Portraiture can be very rewarding. It’s a chance to show the best side (literally) of someone, and create a photo that communicates something unique. Look at your subject This sounds obvious but take a browse through all the shots you have of your family and friends and see if they don’t have a sameness about […]

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The Photography Filters Cheat Sheet

The Photography Filters Cheat Sheet

Think photography filters are a thing of the past? Think again! Just because you can edit in Photoshop your photos doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from some tweaks in-camera. This handy infographic from Zippi shows you how to use photo filters effectively to improve your images and get the results you want: Not only can […]

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How to Book Photography Clients You Actually Want to Work With

How to Book Photography Clients You Actually Want to Work With

It’s one thing to work on paid gigs and make a decent amount of money and quite another thing to actually work with your dream clients. Mango Street has a three-pronged suggestion if you want to take the next step forward and start pitching to the clients you really want to work with: Styled Shoots […]

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How to Approach & Photograph Strangers in Other Countries for Travel Photography

How to Approach & Photograph Strangers in Other Countries for Travel Photography

I’ve wanted to write something on this topic for ages. To be honest, this is probably the question that comes back most from my students: how should I approach people to take their photos? For most people traveling here, and to be more precise, for most Westerners traveling in Southeast Asia, taking photos of people […]

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How to Photograph a Bottle of Wine

How to Photograph a Bottle of Wine

Photographing a bottle of wine is all about a shot that accentuates the product and makes it look enticing. The setup doesn’t have to be complicated. You can very well use bits and pieces to compose each aspect of the shot. As long as you have a set of workable frames you can bring them […]

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Tips for Better Flower Photography

Tips for Better Flower Photography

Flowers are naturally beautiful, and easy to find in the warmer months of the year, and so make a great subject for a photo. This article covers the top tips to get great photos when photographing flowers in their natural surroundings. Choose interesting angles If you want your flower photos to stand out from the […]

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