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Guide to Better Portrait Photography

Guide to Better Portrait Photography

When we talk of portrait photography, it involves much more than just capturing a person’s facial and body features. A well-taken portrait connects with the viewers and also conveys the subject’s personality at a glance. This can’t be achieved by simply popping up to a location with the subject and photographing them without any thought […]

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Fireworks Photography Guide on Sale Until July 4

Fireworks Photography Guide on Sale Until July 4

With 4th of July Independence Day celebrations quickly approaching, we have been receiving requests for more training on how to photograph fireworks. 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 […]

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Landscape Photographer Shares Key Tips from his Progression

Landscape Photographer Shares Key Tips from his Progression

The good thing about photography is that the more you do it, the more you get better at it. It’s just like any other skill. But with that said, you definitely need to make an active effort to advance in photography. You can’t expect to improve automatically. A good way to get insight into how […]

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How to Use Bokeh in Photography to Isolate a Subject

How to Use Bokeh in Photography to Isolate a Subject

In this tutorial, I discuss the technique of isolating the subject matter of your photograph using the focusing technique of bokeh. Bokeh is a Japanese word that roughly translates as the aesthetic quality of the blur. The technique uses depth of field to isolate a subject against a background that is out of focus. The […]

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Tips to Edit Street Photos in Black and White

Tips to Edit Street Photos in Black and White

Black and white photography is not just about pulling the saturation slider to zero. There’s so much more that goes into the process. Photographs that have the right level of highlights, shadows, and subject interest are the best candidates for black and white photography. And what better genre than street photography that ticks these criteria? […]

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Tips for Photographing Spirals

Tips for Photographing Spirals

This article is based on concepts from The Photography Action Cards if you want to dig deeper for further training. In numerous areas of study, many theories examine why the spiral shape is so darn fascinating to us. The use of spiral shapes in architecture and art dates back almost to the beginning of human […]

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5 Hacks for Editing Wildlife Photos in Lightroom

5 Hacks for Editing Wildlife Photos in Lightroom

Lightroom is quite a feature-packed photo editing and library management software. In fact, it’s so rich in features that many of us find it overwhelming. As a result, we end up using just the basic functionalities that get our job done. There is a large of scope of editing skills we can improve on by […]

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Aperture in Photography

Aperture in Photography

To better understand what aperture is, we must first know how a camera works. Your camera is essentially a light-capturing device; light gets bounced off an object and is reflected into the camera. Light-sensitive materials in the camera then pick it up and save it either as a digital image (JPEG, RAW) or onto traditional […]

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Balancing Strobes with Natural Window Light for Photos

Balancing Strobes with Natural Window Light for Photos

A common statement that people make when looking at images taken with flash is about how unnatural the images appear. That happens when the light from the flash is not mixing well with the ambient natural light. When done correctly, natural light and fill flash together can create beautiful images. Daniel Norton from Adorama explains […]

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Depth of Field in Portrait Photography

Depth of Field in Portrait Photography

There is nothing like a great portrait. Really good portraits stand out because the subject (especially the eyes) is sharply focused while the background is blurry. This sharp subject versus blurry background creates drama that draws the attention of the viewer to the subject where it should be focused. The contrast between what is in […]

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