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Interior Real Estate Photography: How to Light a Room

Interior Real Estate Photography: How to Light a Room

A room has five sides. Five sides? Yes. It actually has six, but since you’re not going to shoot a 360 degree perspective, for the point of this discussion there are only five sides. The purpose of this tutorial is to learn how to light up each of these five surfaces—the walls and the ceiling—so […]

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How to Take Better Photos of Christmas Lights

How to Take Better Photos of Christmas Lights

Here is an article describing how you can get better photos of Christmas lights. I’ve focused on the tree, but these concepts will work for most any lighting display. This time of year, everywhere you turn there are pretty lighting displays — ones worth capturing with our cameras. But how? While pretty, most of the Christmas lights […]

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How to Photograph Stars in the Night Sky

How to Photograph Stars in the Night Sky

Love shooting long exposures of the night time sky but struggle with the exposure and other settings? This simple tutorial by Mango Street might just be what you need to get going: The Best Lens for Nighttime Long Exposure Photography The recommended lens for night time sky/star photography is a wide angle with a fast, […]

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Released Today: The Lightroom Mastery Book

Released Today: The Lightroom Mastery Book

This new eBook is designed to show you how to use the new Lightroom Classic CC photo editor to its full potential; not by droning repetitions of someone else’s editing style, but through teaching you the basic premises of the software using easy to understand, real-world language that will unlock your potential for learning. It […]

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4 Questions to Ask Your Clients Before a Photo Shoot

4 Questions to Ask Your Clients Before a Photo Shoot

The success of any professional photographer lies in how effectively they can work with their clients. Understanding what a client wants goes beyond clicking the shutter release. Each client will have certain requirements and preferences. To create really successful and stunning images, both parties need to be a good fit for each other. Beyond the […]

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10 Ways to Photograph the Same Scene with Lighting and Camera Setups

10 Ways to Photograph the Same Scene with Lighting and Camera Setups

What do you do when you’re short on time, but your client wants a number of unique images to choose from? Get creative! This wonderful video from SLR Lounge shares amazing insight into how you can set up your artificial light, combine it with the ambient lighting, and use your experience with different lenses, composition […]

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5 Exercises to Help You Understand Histograms

5 Exercises to Help You Understand Histograms

If you’re on the hunt for your first DSLR camera, or you’ve just purchased a DSLR and you’re new to digital photography, chances are you’ve been on the internet and watched one or two videos about things you should know or might want to know in order to get the most out of your camera—these […]

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4 Ways to Add Color to Shadows Using Gels

4 Ways to Add Color to Shadows Using Gels

Are you stumped on how to add some creativity to your portraits? The Slanted Lens demonstrates how Jay P Morgan includes gels in his photography work to add color to the shadows. This is a highly effective tactic that can add powerful atmosphere and tone to your work, depending on your arrangement of lighting and color […]

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Travel Photography: Planning & Documenting

Travel Photography: Planning & Documenting

Travel photography is quite different from other photographic endeavors, especially if you plan to make a living from it. Most successful travel photographers are writers as well. Actually in the print world, you can’t separate words from pictures. They complement each other. What the picture can’t show, the words explain in greater detail. So it’s […]

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10 DIY Photography Gifts for the Holidays

10 DIY Photography Gifts for the Holidays

Still have a bit of last minute Christmas shopping to get out of the way? Don’t sweat it. The folks at COOPH have come up with a handful of personalized photo presents your friends and family will be ecstatic to receive this holiday season: 1. The Photo Cube For the puzzle fanatic in your life, […]

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