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How to Improve Portraits with Catchlights

How to Improve Portraits with Catchlights

Catchlights are often the key to impactful photos of people. They inject a sense of life into a portrait and immediately grab the viewer’s attention. Professional portrait photographer Miguel Quiles shares how you can create interesting catchlights to take stunning portraits: “A catchlight is a light source that causes a specular highlight in a subject’s […]

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Basic Setup for Photographing Fireworks

Basic Setup for Photographing Fireworks

I used to think that capturing fireworks on film was laden with technical wizardry and talent, but after giving it a whirl with no advice or instruction, I discovered it’s quite easy. Here’s how… As you can imagine, a tripod is at the top of the list for equipment! A remote cable release is up […]

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Lightroom Masterclass Tutorial

Lightroom Masterclass Tutorial

Lightroom has been an essential part of a photographer’s workflow for a long time. If you’re just starting out with Lightroom, you may get confused or even scared of all the features that this software has to offer. If that’s the case, you’ll enjoy this Lightroom masterclass that Mango Street has put together: Getting Started […]

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Street Photography: Using Space to Convey Mood

Street Photography: Using Space to Convey Mood

Street photography is full of surprises. Photo opportunities can come and go in the blink of an eye. And it’s important that you’re able to tell stories with what you capture. This is where your ability to observe comes into play. Street photographer Alan Schaller narrates his journey in this short film called Streets in […]

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Fireworks Photography Guide on Sale Until July 4

Fireworks Photography Guide on Sale Until July 4

Fireworks photography is indeed one of the most daunting types of photography. This in-depth tutorial eBook explains the process from start to finish, everything from gear and camera settings to composition and post-processing to achieve great results with fireworks of any kind. It is currently 55% off to help photographers prepare for July 4 celebrations. Deal […]

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Top 10 Dog Photography Tips

Top 10 Dog Photography Tips

Dogs are undoubtedly one of the most loved members of the family. This love for our four-legged friends is a core reason why many people like to have them photographed. But photographing a dog is an entirely different story from photographing humans. Professional dog photographer Andy Biggar shares his top ten tips for taking amazing […]

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6 Beginner Tips for Setting up a Photo

6 Beginner Tips for Setting up a Photo

Since I like to travel light, I rarely buy souvenirs. The most important things I bring home from a trip are my photos. I love taking and sharing photos, but I’m very much an amateur photographer. I don’t know the lingo and I have a DSLR (digital single lens reflex, whatever that means) camera that […]

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Are Camera Brands Following ISO Standards?

Are Camera Brands Following ISO Standards?

When opening up your aperture and slowing down the shutter speed doesn’t cut it, we opt to increase the ISO value to make the images brighter. This is supposed to make the sensor more “sensitive” to light. ISO is something that came into existence from the film days. But does it hold the same significance […]

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Headshot Photography: Quick Tips from a Pro

Headshot Photography: Quick Tips from a Pro

When taking headshots, it’s essential that your subjects look composed and confident. And as a photographer, it’s your duty to make sure that happens. In this video by B&H, portrait photographer Peter Hurley shares five pro tips to help you take better headshots: 1. Keep it Simple When taking headshots, the key is to keep […]

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6 Tips on How to Capture Great Fireworks Photos

6 Tips on How to Capture Great Fireworks Photos

1. Use a Slow Shutter Speed When you photograph fireworks, it is very important that you set your camera to a slow shutter speed. This includes a shutter speed that is anywhere between 1 second and 30 seconds or longer, about ISO 100. The shutter speed that is suitable varies depending on the amount of ambient […]

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