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The Pros and Cons of Watermarking Your Photos

The Pros and Cons of Watermarking Your Photos

While doing some research to write this post, I went looking for some of my photos on the web, and it was just…wow! Using the Google reverse image search engine, I could locate where some photos of mine were being used. I only spent time looking for three photos (some that I knew were popular) […]

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How to Choose a Portrait Lens

How to Choose a Portrait Lens

If you’ve ever been in the market for a new lens, you know the struggle. There are just too many options to choose from. The choice of lenses depends on the intended purpose. Photographer Jay P. Morgan experiments with different focal lengths to give you an idea of which one suits your taste for portrait […]

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4 Tips for Using Camera Flash

4 Tips for Using Camera Flash

Flash can either make or break your photos, but using it correctly will always give you great images. Don’t feel intimidated by your flash; it’s there to help you shoot great images in low light situations. Here are some great tips to help you shoot better images. 1. Fill in flash One of the simplest […]

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Photography Ideas to Recharge Your Creativity

Photography Ideas to Recharge Your Creativity

Are your portraits starting to all look the same? Maybe you’ve been using the same portrait styles for a little too long and want to try something new? New York-based photographer Brandon Woelfel might just have an idea that can get your creative juices flowing again: It doesn’t take a lot of fancy equipment to […]

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Setting Up a Home Photo Studio on a Budget

Setting Up a Home Photo Studio on a Budget

Having a home studio is amazingly convenient. But not everyone has enough space in their home. And even though you may have an extra room to spare, you’ll need to pay attention to certain factors to get it ready. In the following video, photographer Jay P. Morgan points out things you should consider when setting up […]

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Wedding Photography: How to Maintain Ambient Background Light by Bouncing Your Flash

Wedding Photography: How to Maintain Ambient Background Light by Bouncing Your Flash

Weddings, by their nature, have beautiful background scenery. This scenery is carefully planned and set up hours before the big day. For these reasons, you want to include it in your photos–that is, not just have the subject of the photos lit up by your flash, but everything behind in shadows, too. This is referred […]

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Capture Perfect Exposures: 7 Tips

Capture Perfect Exposures: 7 Tips

You probably already know that your camera’s auto exposure doesn’t get it right every time, but did you know that there are some very easy ways to make up for it? In the following video, photographer Pierre Lambert sheds some light on how to expose your shots: “The more you’re in control, the better you can […]

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Guide to Taking Dramatic Backlit Portraits

Guide to Taking Dramatic Backlit Portraits

When the light source is behind your subject, it can become challenging to take a photograph. However, with the right technique, you can make the most of the challenge and create an amazing portrait. Daniel Norton with Adorama demonstrates how you can take dramatic backlit portraits using a single light setup: Before taking any shots […]

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Flash Photography: Taking Photos With vs. Without Flash

Flash Photography: Taking Photos With vs. Without Flash

Without flash: When taking photos without flash, you’re relying on the image sensor being sensitive enough to capture as much information about the scene as possible, based upon the available light—whether that’s ambient light from the sun, whether the sun is shining directly or being diffused through cloud cover. The larger the sensor, the more […]

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This Photography Trick Lets You Take Long Exposures Without a Filter

This Photography Trick Lets You Take Long Exposures Without a Filter

Long exposure photography demands a methodical approach to shooting. It requires careful calculation of the exposure values, filters, tripod, and other gizmos. No wonder not many people actually use this technique out in the field. Not because they don’t know how, but more because it requires so much beyond just a camera and a lens. […]

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