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Tips and Tricks for Working with Children in the Photo Studio

Tips and Tricks for Working with Children in the Photo Studio

Taking portraits of children in the studio isn’t always a walk in the park. In fact, it can be one of the most challenging types of studio photography around. Photographer Jamie Hayes shares some of his tips and tricks for lighting and posing that can make things run smoothly when taking portraits of children: Even […]

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8 Things You Should Always Keep in Your Camera Bag

8 Things You Should Always Keep in Your Camera Bag

There are a few things every photographer should keep in his or her camera bag. Check our list to make sure you’re not forgetting something important! 1. Spare memory card There’s nothing worse than having the perfect shot, going to take your picture, and your camera telling you your memory card is full. To avoid […]

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10 Dog Photography Hacks

10 Dog Photography Hacks

This video will melt your heart. Having a dog in the household and being a photographer invariably means thousands of cute dog photos. But unfortunately, not all of those photos turn out quite the way we want them to. These simple hacks from Phil Harris will take your pet photography skills to the next level: […]

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A Day in the Life of a Wedding Photographer

A Day in the Life of a Wedding Photographer

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to shoot a wedding? That is exactly what this photography for beginners post is all about! I’m super excited to share this with you—a full overview, behind the scenes, what goes on, the fun stuff, the stressful stuff, what needs to be prepared, and basically just […]

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Sharpening in Photo Editing: Just the Right Amount

Sharpening in Photo Editing: Just the Right Amount

Sharpening during post-processing basically cranks up the contrast and in the process produces a sharper image. But when you overdo the sharpening, your subject will start to look noisy as image artifacts creep in. Tony Northrup has some pointers to keep you from going too far with image sharpening: The sharpening effect is strongest where […]

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Window Portrait: Photography Activity

Window Portrait: Photography Activity

Need some inspiration for indoor photos? Try this window light portrait technique. This is a basic indoor portrait with soft window light from one side. You’ll need: A window that does not face the sun (or it is overcast outside) Daylight A willing model Camera Setup Mode: Aperture Priority (Often shown as Av on the […]

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How to Remove Fence Lines from Zoo Photos

How to Remove Fence Lines from Zoo Photos

Zoos and wildlife-oriented parks provide perfect opportunities to photograph exotic and often dangerous wildlife without traveling halfway across the world to stalk them in their natural habitats. However, thick security fences often make it difficult to create truly excellent shots. In the following video, photographer Glyn Dewis provides a detailed walk-through of a useful Photoshop technique that will […]

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Engagement Photography Tips

Engagement Photography Tips

Every couple is unique. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always translate to them being skilled at naturally interacting between themselves and relaxed posing during the engagement session. If you regularly shoot engagement sessions you likely look forward to sessions with attractive couples that pose so naturally you wonder if they work as models in their spare time. […]

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How to Annoy a Wildlife Photographer

How to Annoy a Wildlife Photographer

It’s a fine day and you’re enjoying what you love: photographing wildlife. Then out of the blue, someone drops in to spoil your day. With an endless barrage of ridiculous questions and remarks that fluctuate between the mundane and the obnoxious, the pretentious nature lover manages to kill your appetite for good photography. You’re saved […]

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Checklist for Your Camera After a Portrait Shoot

Checklist for Your Camera After a Portrait Shoot

Whenever I return from a shoot, I go through this process every time with each camera so that they are ready for the next time. 1. Camera bodies off. This is to remind me that I use a variety of lenses and if I remove them, I have to select an appropriate one for my […]

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