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5 Things You Should Know About Composition

5 Things You Should Know About Composition

Composition is an interesting aspect of photography because there are no absolutes. It’s mostly opinion. Compose an image a certain way and some people will like it, some people won’t. You can argue for hours about why a photo works, or why it doesn’t. But amongst this variation of opinion something interesting occurs. It seems […]

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Flash Photography Composite Tutorial (Video)

Flash Photography Composite Tutorial (Video)

Most of the time photographers opt for composites for creative purposes, but sometimes they’re a necessity. Whatever the case may be, when shooting for a composite image, it’s essential that the different scenes have consistent lighting. Photographer Robert Hall explains the process of photographing a composite using flash to easily execute the post-production process in […]

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Style and Vision: What Makes One Photographer Different From Another?

Style and Vision: What Makes One Photographer Different From Another?

In the artistic community much is said about style and how that style is more often than not linked to some innate talent. The style side is mostly true. Each artist, irrespective of their specific discipline, brings their own voice and vision to their chosen art. That which is internal to the intellect of the […]

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Architecture Photography: 7 Tips & Techniques

Architecture Photography: 7 Tips & Techniques

Architecture photography involves taking images of buildings and cityscapes from the outside as well as the inside. While this genre of photography may require specialized equipment in some cases, the basic principles are the same. COOPH shares seven effective tips to perfect your architecture photography: 1. Compose with Solid Lines The trick is to look […]

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Tips For Great Sports Photography

Tips For Great Sports Photography

Sports photography is a large topic, and would require extensive review to truly do it justice here. However, a brief overview of how to get the best sports shots can be found in these four handy tips. Grab your camera and get ready for some sport, as I’m going to show you how to get […]

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Are You Over-Editing Your Landscape Images? 5 Items to Check

Are You Over-Editing Your Landscape Images? 5 Items to Check

It’s easy to get carried away when editing your landscape photos. A little tweak here, some adjustment there, and before you know it, you’ll have over-edited your photos. The signs that you’re over-editing landscape photos aren’t always easy to see. But it’s helpful to know what to look out for. In this Lightroom tutorial, landscape […]

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5 Tips to Help Photographers Survive in a Down Economy

5 Tips to Help Photographers Survive in a Down Economy

Many photographers are experiencing difficult times in certain countries. Here are some of the questions I am hearing: “My phone is not ringing. My billings are down. Should I stop marketing and save money?” “Why should I create a new portfolio when I have a web site?” “Why should I shoot for my portfolio when […]

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Newborn Photography 101

Newborn Photography 101

Photographing a newborn captures fleeting little details. Everything is so tiny and cute for such a short period of time. This is exactly what has opened up business opportunities to photographers. Professional newborn photographer Elli Cassidy guides you through the preparation and skills for getting started with newborn photography: As with most photography sessions, newborn […]

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Tips to Eliminate Closed Eyes & Squinting in Portraits

Tips to Eliminate Closed Eyes & Squinting in Portraits

In a previous article, I discussed shooting with the light at the subject’s back, creating a “halo” lighting pattern. Aside from being a particularly stunning light pattern, it automatically eliminates one of the biggest problems we have as photographers: squinting and closed eyes. With the light coming from the rear, the face is in shadow, […]

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Maybe Wait on Buying a New Camera

Maybe Wait on Buying a New Camera

What camera should I buy? Which is the best camera? These are the sorts of questions that are frequently asked by budding photographers. Even seasoned photographers are occasionally tempted to upgrade their cameras with the hope that it’ll help them take better images. But does gear really matter that much? Photographer Pye Jirsa shares his […]

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