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How to Become a Music Photographer

How to Become a Music Photographer

I don’t write enough, but I wanted to address something I may actually be qualified to speak on. Here’s the deal. Music photography is a long road, and it won’t pay well in the beginning—or for that matter maybe ever. So, start out with another means of income and shoot at night when you can. […]

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Low Light Concert Photography Tips

Low Light Concert Photography Tips

Live music pumps energy into you. As a photographer, if you’re able to capture that energy level and sense of excitement, then you’ll do justice to the performers. But concert photography is no walk in the park. The low lighting and other factors can make it really challenging to take any decent images. To help […]

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How to Critique Your Own Photos

How to Critique Your Own Photos

It has been said that the most difficult thing to do is to judge your creative work objectively. Be honest. Can you tell when your work seems to be missing something? More importantly, do you know what it is that’s missing? You can only improve your photos if you set a high photo standard to […]

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Advantages of a Vantage Point for Street Photography

Advantages of a Vantage Point for Street Photography

If you are uncomfortable putting a camera in front of a stranger’s face yet still want candid street photography, look for a good vantage point up over the action and shoot down. You will be amazed by the sense of freedom and the results. The Setup Down in the streets a light-weight, fast camera is […]

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Depth of Field: A Major Player in Creative Control

Depth of Field: A Major Player in Creative Control

When you hear the phrase Depth of Field (also called DOF) you may wonder why you should care as long as your pictures are in focus. Well since DOF is generally referred to as the range of a pictures over all sharpness; and most people are instinctively drawn to the sharpest part of the picture […]

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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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How to Create Stunning Sunset Photos with Luminosity Masks

How to Create Stunning Sunset Photos with Luminosity Masks

There is something magical about sunset that seems irresistible to snap a photo. No matter what genre of photography you do, you must have—or will at some point—take a photo of the sunset. Most of the sunset photos we see are either exposed for the sky, making the foreground underexposed, or exposed for the foreground, […]

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10 Pieces of Advice for New Lightroom Users

10 Pieces of Advice for New Lightroom Users

If you are new to Lightroom then it can be a bit overwhelming. As an experienced Lightroom user, there are things that I wish I had known when I started using the software. Here’s a list of the ten most important. 1. Store All Your Raw Files in a Single Master Folder Lightroom is designed […]

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How to Avoid Red Eye in Photography

How to Avoid Red Eye in Photography

Today’s photo tip is about spooky, creepy looking eyes. We all know about the red eye effect ruining our photos, but have you ever seen the green or blue eye effect? This cousin of the red eye effect is often seen in pet portraits. In animals, green and blue eyes are the same thing as […]

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Wedding Photography: Off Camera Lighting Tutorial

Wedding Photography: Off Camera Lighting Tutorial

Using artificial lighting in your photography allows you to mold light as you want. This flexibility allows you as a creator to have better control over the results. Using off-camera lighting techniques, you can make your subjects stand out distinctively. Wedding photographer JB Sallee with B&H discusses lighting techniques that mimic the sun when natural […]

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