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How to Find & Photograph Great Macro Subjects

How to Find & Photograph Great Macro Subjects

If there’s one type of photography “wild west”, it’s macro photography. While most other subject – flowers, sunsets, the aurora borealis – already have thousands of great shots from pro photographers, the opportunities to take new, unique, and exciting macro shots are endless! Here are a few tips I learned on my macro photography journey […]

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Brenizer Method Photo Tutorial

Brenizer Method Photo Tutorial

Wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer popularized a method wherein he was able to take very high resolution images of his clients with a very shallow depth of field. The Brenizer method involves taking and stitching multiple frames to get a result with incredible bokeh. It feels as if the image with taken with a lens with […]

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Good Cameras Can Take Bad Photos

Good Cameras Can Take Bad Photos

“I would love to be a better photographer… if only I had a better camera.” This is a comment I hear every day in my gallery. What many people don’t understand is that the type of camera you use is not the key to improving your photography. Pride makes it hard to admit that we […]

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Medium Format Film Stock Comparison

Medium Format Film Stock Comparison

Despite the world of photography going digital, there are still some avid photographers who love film. Some love the overall look of it, while others are obsessed with the grain structures. If you’re not well acquainted with shooting film, the choices can be daunting. In the following video, photographer Jay P. Morgan compares 13 available 120 […]

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New: The Photographer’s Creativity Catalog

New: The Photographer’s Creativity Catalog

You’ve been involved with photography for some time now- haven’t you? Don’t you sometimes wish that you felt more motivated to create pictures? You can’t always be traveling to exotic locations to excite your inner-artist. Enter the Photographer’s Creativity Catalog– where you simply scroll to any page – read a few paragraphs… And, start creating something new […]

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Direct Sunlight Portrait Tutorial

Direct Sunlight Portrait Tutorial

Photographers love golden hours. And there is a reason to it. Soft light creates softer shadows and makes your subject look good. On the other hand, direct sun creates harsh shadows and accentuates flaws in the subject. Even surroundings look flat on a bright sunny day. So do you always need to wait for golden […]

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Autumn Photography Tips

Autumn Photography Tips

Autumn may be one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. Nature puts on a show of beautiful fall foliage for all the world to see. Whether you travel around the block or across the US you will be met with an array of brilliant color. Here are a few tips for taking pictures […]

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How to Direct a Viewer’s Eyes in Photography

How to Direct a Viewer’s Eyes in Photography

How do you lead your viewer to your intended subect in an image? Photographers often make the cardinal mistake of using props or asking the model to wear something really bright. Or when shooting landscapes, exposing for the ground rather than the sky. David Bergman from Adorama explains how to make sure your viewer looks […]

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Better Photos in 6 Simple Steps

Better Photos in 6 Simple Steps

The bottom line with any photography learning experience is figuring out how to take great images. That is the result all of us are looking for. If we aren’t actually taking great photos then what’s the point of learning? By putting into practice some simple steps, your photography will improve immediately. I remember searching the […]

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How to Use the Rule of Doubles for Clean Low-Light Photos

How to Use the Rule of Doubles for Clean Low-Light Photos

If you’re familiar with the reciprocal rule in photography, then you might know how your focal length limits your shutter speed when shooting hand held. For those who don’t know, the reciprocal rule states that your shutter speed should be at least the reciprocal of your focal length for the image to be free from […]

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