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The Golden Ratio Applied to Photographic Composition

The Golden Ratio Applied to Photographic Composition

If you have been using The Rule of Thirds in your photographic compositions, you may have discovered an inherent shortcoming. Composing for the Rule of Thirds involves lining up a subject with one of the recommended intersections or lines. This can sometimes result in the subject being crowded too close to the edge of the […]

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Using High Speed Sync Flash For Studio Portraits

Using High Speed Sync Flash For Studio Portraits

High Speed Sync (HSS) is a quite handy feature in a flash system that allows you to use flash at shutter speeds beyond the camera’s sync speed. This is important as it lets you use a combination of wide apertures and fast shutter speeds to create dramatic portraits. In this video, photographer Gavin Hoey from […]

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Shooting From the Hip Photography

Shooting From the Hip Photography

Hip shooting, which was named after gun fighting, is a photographic style described as shooting photographs from waist level without using the viewfinder of the camera to centralize the subject. This is a learned technique and can be very hit or miss while you are learning it. However, once you have the skill mastered, you […]

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Lightroom Hacks for Stronger Portraits

Lightroom Hacks for Stronger Portraits

Whether you take portraits professionally or photograph as a hobby, finding the post-processing workflow that works best for you is difficult. Especially when working with programs like Adobe Lightroom, choosing between dozens of sliders and tools can feel overwhelming. If you’re struggling to find the best way to perfect your photographs, know that you’re not […]

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Photographic Composition: 4 Tips to Improve Impact

Photographic Composition: 4 Tips to Improve Impact

The art of composition is the creation of a visually compelling picture—a picture that evokes the interest of the viewer. Composition is a key element of good photographs; it is the combining of distinct parts or elements to form a whole. Composition should not be seen as a set of ‘rules’ to follow, but rather […]

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6 Things to Consider When Printing Your Images

6 Things to Consider When Printing Your Images

The satisfaction of holding a print of an image that you took is really something special. And like taking photos, printing is something of an art in itself. The process also includes some technicalities, and as a photographer it’s a good idea to have at least a general understanding of such things. To demystify the […]

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Tips for Taking Great Winter Photos

Tips for Taking Great Winter Photos

When it comes to taking a great winter photograph, keep these helpful tips in mind. 1. Planning All too often the amateur photographer wakes up on a chill winter morning and decides to brave the elements and take some winter landscape photos. The first mistake is the spontaneity. Preparation is key to a good winter […]

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Comparing Colors from Canon & Fuji Cameras

Comparing Colors from Canon & Fuji Cameras

Differentiating between leading camera competitors is more difficult than most professionals would care to admit. It’s true that Nikon, Canon, Sony, and Fuji all have slight edges in different disciplines – however, models across the board generally share comparable features and similar specs. But one aspect that can vary a great deal between providers is […]

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5 Creative Composition Tips in Photography

5 Creative Composition Tips in Photography

Knowing where to place the various elements in your images is basic to great composition and unless you can master this your images will be average. You need to grasp these fundamentals early in your journey as you learn photography. A great photo is a result of a great composition. The quicker you learn this […]

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Is Editing Your Images Cheating?

Is Editing Your Images Cheating?

In today’s world of digital photography, editing has become an essential part of the workflow. It’s almost like your photography process is incomplete without it. Then there’s another school of thought that says editing is cheating. So, does editing images kill the art of photography? Photographer Sean Tucker talks in depth about this interesting topic: […]

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