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Long Exposure Self Portrait Tutorial

Long Exposure Self Portrait Tutorial

Self portraits should not be limited to just opening your phone’s front camera and snapping a selfie. If you’re creative and patient enough, you can get some interesting results even by taking your own photos. You might want to try this out if you’re experimenting with some new tricks and techniques, and you want to […]

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How and Why to Diffuse Your On-Camera Flash

How and Why to Diffuse Your On-Camera Flash

I was recently asked a great question about how to diffuse an on-camera flash. This is an important concept to understand—not just how, but why! Today’s photo tip will explain diffusion and how to create and use it. Here is the question I was asked: “When using flash inside a room with a low ceiling […]

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Still Life Photography: 7 Tips and Steps

Still Life Photography: 7 Tips and Steps

Shooting still life doesn’t mean the images have to be dull. You can add life and a sense of whimsy to your still lifes with a little creativity. Once again, COOPH delivers the creative goods in this video about shooting awesome still life photography with a few household items and some imagination: 1. Plan Your […]

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Headshot Tips for Photographers and Models

Headshot Tips for Photographers and Models

Whether you’re an actor, a yoga teacher, or a CEO, a decent headshot is an essential marketing tool in your professional arsenal, one that could make the difference between landing a gig or not. While it may seem like the simplest of photography tasks (it’s only the head after all), I’ve learned through my many […]

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Photographing Landmarks: Find Your Angle

Photographing Landmarks: Find Your Angle

How many times have you taken the perfect shot of that famous building or monument that you couldn’t wait to show to your family or friends or submit to a stock agency, only to slowly realize that it’s just one of thousands of similar perfect shots of that particular icon? My answer would be, “More times that […]

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How to Photograph Motion

How to Photograph Motion

Photographs by their very nature capture a split second in time. But often a photographer will want to suggest what comes just before or after the shot by portraying movement. There are some very obvious circumstances when you’ll need to capture motion, for example sports photography, but the same techniques can also be used in […]

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5 Common Camera Setting Mistakes New Photographers Make

5 Common Camera Setting Mistakes New Photographers Make

Whether you’ve just purchased your first DSLR or have been shooting for a while and would like to start using your camera’s manual settings, you should be aware of some of the common mistakes most new photographers make when they first start out. Of course, you’ll probably learn as you go, and most photographers eventually […]

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Light Trail Photography Tutorial

Light Trail Photography Tutorial

Taking photos of light trails may seem difficult, but it’s easier than expected and is based on a lot of trial and error. Light trail photos are most commonly found with car headlights and tail lights, but you can also make light trails with stars (star trails) or any other light source in motion during […]

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8 of the Most Important Photoshop Tools for Photographers

8 of the Most Important Photoshop Tools for Photographers

Adobe Photoshop is one of the most well known and most commonly used image editing software programs in the world. It’s used worldwide both personally and professionally. When people see a picture they believe too good to be true, the reply is often the same: “That’s Photoshopped.” What many people don’t realize is that many […]

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How to Photograph an Airshow

How to Photograph an Airshow

Each summer, at air shows across the globe, awestruck spectators enjoy the power and precision of aerial demonstration teams and individual performers. In addition to what is happening in the air, there are often static displays on the ground. For photographers, these events provide outstanding photographic opportunities. After you shoot your first air show, you […]

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