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How To Frame Your Shots to Avoid Excessive Cropping

How To Frame Your Shots to Avoid Excessive Cropping

We’re all familiar with the cropping tool in our image editing programs. Unfortunately, it is one of the most widely used editing tools, mainly because it’s easy to forget to frame pictures before snapping the shutter. Yes, it is easy to crop images to get rid of ugly background extras, like empty water bottles, and […]

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Landscape Photography: Essential Lens Filters Tutorial

Landscape Photography: Essential Lens Filters Tutorial

The key to being a good landscape photographer is to understand how the look of a subject changes according to light, and photograph it during the best lighting conditions. Unlike in other genres of photography, a landscape photographer has no control over the light source. In the following video, landscape photographer Ross Hoddinott discusses how you can […]

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The Importance of a Focal Point

The Importance of a Focal Point

A focal point is the part of an image that draws the eye of a viewer to the most important part of the image or the area that you want to highlight. How you do this will make or break the final image. If you don’t know how to create this point then you will […]

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10 Reasons Why Your Photos Aren’t Better

10 Reasons Why Your Photos Aren’t Better

Photography is tricky. As easy as it seems to just snap the shutter, there’s a lot more that goes into the photo as a form of art. So, beginners are often surprised to find they struggle when they first pick up a camera. In the following conversation, Tony and Chelsea Northrup discuss ten points where many […]

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Images Are Stories: The Case for Storytelling Photography

Images Are Stories: The Case for Storytelling Photography

That images are stories is a self-evident truth, not only of photography but of all images, from children’s drawings through the paintings and sculptures found in world-class museums. Images are only one form of narrative or story. We all tell stories all the time. It is through narrative that we humans make sense of things. […]

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DIY Beauty Dish Tutorial for Portrait Photography

DIY Beauty Dish Tutorial for Portrait Photography

A beauty dish is a tool used by portrait photographers to create a light that wraps around the subject’s face. It creates a soft light with a natural fall-off that, in turn, creates a contrasted look and makes the image dramatic. If you’re just starting out and cannot afford to get the gear, COOPH has […]

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Narrative Wedding Photography: Telling a Story

Narrative Wedding Photography: Telling a Story

As a Staffordshire based wedding photographer I look at a lot of wedding photography and it’s can be very hard to see something you love and not want to replicate the image in your next wedding. However, I don’t think that is the right way to approach shooting the day. Everyday is different and each […]

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Using Your Camera Wrong? Here are 8 Common Mistakes

Using Your Camera Wrong? Here are 8 Common Mistakes

Everyone is guilty of using their camera improperly at some point. Sometimes even the pros make rookie mistakes. But, nobody is to be blamed. The experts over at B&H have compiled a list of eight mistakes that photographers make with their cameras. See if you’ve made any of them: 1. Improperly Holding the Camera By […]

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Photography Composition Tips: How to Tell a More Compelling Story

Photography Composition Tips: How to Tell a More Compelling Story

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. That means that your photographs should be a great way for you to communicate. The question is, do your photographs communicate the right thousand words to tell your story? Have you ever had the experience of photographing in a wonderful location, feeling eager to rush […]

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Landscape Photography: 9 Composition Tips

Landscape Photography: 9 Composition Tips

Composition can make or break any photograph. It doesn’t matter what camera, lens, or technique you’re using. If the composition isn’t able to tell a story or invoke some kind of feeling to the viewer, it cannot be considered a good photograph. Composition in landscape photography is about deciding where to place and how to […]

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