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Five Habits Photographers Should Learn

Five Habits Photographers Should Learn

Photography is an art, similar to drawing or painting. There will always be those that are naturally gifted in one media or the other, and the rest of us have to work out ways to keep up. One of the easiest ways to match excellent photographers shot for shot is by adapting a few of […]

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How to Use Table Lamps for Portrait Lighting

How to Use Table Lamps for Portrait Lighting

Photographers are often obsessed with the direction and quality of light. But it’s not necessary for you own the best lighting equipment to take some fantastic looking images. Photographer Irene Rudnyk demonstrates how she uses table lamps and natural window lighting to take gorgeous indoor portraits: As Rudnyk demonstrates in the video, she first lights […]

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How to Approach & Photograph Strangers in Other Countries for Travel Photography

How to Approach & Photograph Strangers in Other Countries for Travel Photography

I’ve wanted to write something on this topic for ages. To be honest, this is probably the question that comes back most from my students: how should I approach people to take their photos? For most people traveling here, and to be more precise, for most Westerners traveling in Southeast Asia, taking photos of people […]

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How to Photograph Shattering Glass

How to Photograph Shattering Glass

Okay this one’s going to a bit messy, and it’s highly recommended that you do not try this at home without safety glasses and other protective gear. In this video, photographer Karl Taylor shows you how to freeze and capture the moment when a wine glass shatters on impact: The key to the setup is […]

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Photolemur 3.0 Pre-Order: Photo Editing Powered by Artificial Intelligence

Photolemur 3.0 Pre-Order: Photo Editing Powered by Artificial Intelligence

If you’re like us, you’d love to spend less time at your computer and more time with your camera. But photo editing is a critical part of photography, so how do you avoid hours of post-processing? The solution these days might be artificial intelligence. This new AI photo editing software is designed to bring out the best […]

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Off Camera Flash Photography Tutorial

Off Camera Flash Photography Tutorial

One common mistake that beginners make when starting out with flash photography is that they get comfortable with using a flash mounted on the hot shoe of the camera. They’re not aware of the potential that those flashes have when used off camera. Photographer Ed Verosky explains how you can remotely trigger your flash and […]

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Kirlian Photography Explained

Kirlian Photography Explained

Semyon Davidovitch Kirlian was a Russian inventor that rose to fame in the 70s, although he discovered the photography technique bearing his name back in 1939. If you ever attended a New Age festival or you showed interest toward the study (or the enjoyment) of the paranormal, you probably met people luring you to take […]

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10 Tips for Street Photography

10 Tips for Street Photography

It’s a crazy world out there. Taking candid photographs of people with events unfolding spontaneously is what makes street photography fun. As fun as street photography is, it comes with its own set of challenges. Kai Wong,  Joshua K. Jackson, and Craig Whitehead discuss 10 tips to improve your street photography: 1. Overcome the Fear Being […]

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Diagonal Leading Lines in Photography

Diagonal Leading Lines in Photography

Of all the lines used in photography, diagonals are the most dynamic. You can use them to create a strong impression of movement or you can use them to create a tremendous sense of depth. All images are created with lines—some vertical, horizontal and others converging—but knowing how to place them affects the mood and […]

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How to Choose Between High ISO and Slow Shutter Speed

How to Choose Between High ISO and Slow Shutter Speed

When you find yourself caught in low light conditions, do you prefer bumping up the ISO or slowing down the shutter speed? Each of these options has a benefit and a trade off of its own. High ISO introduces more noise in the image, whereas a slower shutter speed causes motion blur to show up. […]

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