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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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5 Photography Tips for Viewers to Connect With Your Photos

5 Photography Tips for Viewers to Connect With Your Photos

One of the best photography tips I can share is to think less about the technical aspects and more about the impact your photo has on the people who view it. While it’s important to understand the elements of exposure, those techniques won’t guarantee an emotional connection with your subject. Here are five ways to […]

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10 Sneaky Food Photography Tricks

10 Sneaky Food Photography Tricks

Do you think you know the tricks that go into making food look so delicious in photographs? Think again! This video from Top Trending demonstrates and explains the various methods food photographers and advertisers use to make sure the product looks ready to eat. Some of the things they do and use will surprise you! […]

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Editing Travel Photos with Creative LUTs and Looks in Luminar

Editing Travel Photos with Creative LUTs and Looks in Luminar

Travel photos are always exciting, bringing back memories of your journeys and the people you met. But have you ever looked at them when you got home and wished that the colors were more vibrant and exotic? Today we are going to try to accomplish that using Creative LUTs and Looks in Luminar 3. I’m […]

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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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Street Portrait Photography Tips

Street Portrait Photography Tips

Street photographers often shy away from making portraits because they don’t want to impose on people. Creating remarkable street photography portraits isn’t as scary as you may think. By making a stranger’s portrait you may also make their day. Be confident in yourself. Know your camera intimately. These are two of the most important aspects […]

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3 Tips for Wide Angle Portraits

3 Tips for Wide Angle Portraits

The lens of choice for portraits is usually 50mm and above. But that doesn’t mean wide angle lenses can’t be used for portrait photography. They can absolutely be used for the purpose but there are certain things to watch out for. Photographer David Bergman from Adorama explains: Shoot Parallel to the Subject Wide angle lenses […]

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