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How to Set Up a Simple Photography Studio

How to Set Up a Simple Photography Studio

Final reminder: only HOURS left for The Complete Photography Bundle 2017 Sometimes we just need better light. Not so much a larger amount, but something nicer, portable, adjustable–and something that will just fill in the right places. As we get better at shooting, we start to notice where critical light is missing. But we don’t […]

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Fall Foliage: Tips For Taking Great Fall Photos

Fall Foliage: Tips For Taking Great Fall Photos

Here are some tips for creating great fall images: 1. Use Indirect Light Try to avoid bright sunny days, which tend to increase the contrast and brightness of the colors. Instead, go for partial or full shade. Shooting on overcast or rainy days can emphasize the earth tones and the depth of color of fall […]

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Black and White Photography Tips

Black and White Photography Tips

It is often believed that good photos are ones with beautiful colors. However, there are other forms of photography such as black and white, monochromatic, infrared etc. There is much more than simple, shining colors in pictures. Photography is the recording of light regardless of color and outcome. Black and white has been popular since […]

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Tips to Be a Great Assistant Photographer

Tips to Be a Great Assistant Photographer

I’ve been a second shooter at a number of weddings now and was recently informed that I’m a pretty stellar second shooter. (In fact, I’m one local photographer’s first pick, which made me absolutely giddy). I’m lucky to have Ryan as my second shooter for weddings, which works out beautifully for me. We both have a […]

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Photographing Traffic at Night in the City

Photographing Traffic at Night in the City

Related reminder: only a few days left for the popular 5 Day Photography Deal Moving traffic is like a city’s bloodstream—it’s always moving, pulsating through veiny streets, which can bring your photography to life if you know how to capture it. When it comes to traffic moving in the evening, you have a few technical options […]

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The 5 Day Photography Deal Has Started

The 5 Day Photography Deal Has Started

It’s back, and contains more amazing photography products then ever. 36 leading photography educators & brands have been selected to contribute products to take your photography to the next level. Over $2,500 of products & resources for photographers at 96% off, but it’s only available until Oct 18! It’s one of the best photography deals […]

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How to Avoid Double Chins in Portrait Photography

How to Avoid Double Chins in Portrait Photography

The dreaded double chin. As a portrait photographer, it’s your duty to make your models look great in their portraits. Here are five surefire ways to reduce the appearance of a double chin in your portrait photos from the Koldunov Brothers: 1. Move the Head Forward Ask your subject to push their head slightly forward and […]

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Programmed Auto: A Helpful Overlooked Exposure Mode on DSLR Cameras

Programmed Auto: A Helpful Overlooked Exposure Mode on DSLR Cameras

In order to be a truly creative photographer, you need to take your camera out of the automatic exposure modes and put it into either Programmed Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority or Manual mode. These four modes give you total control over the camera settings that make up exposure: aperture, shutter priority and ISO. Out […]

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Lightroom vs. Photoshop: Which One is Right for You?

Lightroom vs. Photoshop: Which One is Right for You?

Even if you’re starting out as a photographer, it’s likely that you’ve heard of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Both are essential tools for image makers, and just about anyone will tell you that it’s worth your while to invest in one or both programs. However, if you’re just starting out, it can be difficult to […]

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The Importance of the Subject in Your Photography

The Importance of the Subject in Your Photography

I cannot emphasize how important it is to give your subject the place of importance in an image. Its correct placement and the removal of any competition only makes the photo more effective. Besides creating photographs that are truly memorable it gives an overall quality to your photos. Let’s try something in order to illustrate […]

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